Usually I have my lessons prepped the day before.
Almost always I have my copying done, in batches, clipped and ready.
Frequently I can grade a set of papers during my planning period.
Most often I feel calm cool and collected.
Usually I pack my lunch the evening before.
Almost always I pretend the vending machines in the teacher lounge don’t exist.
Frequently I have left-overs in the small fridge, or nibbles in the drawer.
Most often I have a very reputable, healthy lunch.
But not today.
Consequence? This orange lunch.
(Oh, but I do love those barbecue chips!)