Project 365 {week 45}

This week was fraught with stress and anxiety.

But it ended with relaxation and a much needed SLOWED down day.

November 4: I get to meet my very first niece, Maria Mae, who was born at home, med-free in about 20 seconds.


November 5: Oh daylight’s savings…this is now what 5pm looks like.

November 6: Four more years. Boom.

November 7: parent teacher conferences…my attempt to not look like a sloppy, stress-out teacher.

November 8: It’s blurry because he found his jumping legs…oh that smile.

November 9: This is what the 20 minutes before bedtime looks like.

November 11: Cort gives me a Saturday and I get to sit in Starbucks and write…with no interruptions. boom.

With grades due, parent teacher conferences looming, a late night staying up to see the election results…


the start of the week had me wanting to crawl into bed and hide for the week.

But by the end,

After some lovely chats with students’ parents, great teamwork with co-workers, the understanding of the best husband in the world, and a couple hours with one of my best friends in the world,

I ended the week with a smile on my face,

and a renewed energy for the upcoming week.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. It’s always so nice to go up to a new week, with a good ending to the previous week yes?
    May you have a great week ahead.