At work, I hosted a senior practicum student from ISU which was a lot of work this time around. I think it was particularly stressful because I had only been back to teaching for three weeks before she came. I was barely in my own rhythm and trying to help her figure out her teaching. The last two weeks have been much better. I am ecstatic that my students are reading and sharing their reading with me. I also have been super busy on Twitter with my teaching-Twitter friends. It is so much fun to chat with other like-minded people! It reminds me of being in high school when I used to go to chat rooms all the time on AOL.
I remember when we first got married our house seemed like we didn't really live here. It was like we were just pretending at being married and living in our house, but now with kiddos, decorations...and more often than not a bit of a mess...it feels truly like a home.