I ate nothing but cookies today: Girl Scout thin mints. I slept in ten minutes, so skipped breakfast and no time to make lunch. I walked into our office and there they were, sitting on the bookshelf, minty chocolate, one sleeve already opened. Now, I do keep very healthy cereal in my desk drawer for just such a time, but I’d overfilled my morning and didn’t have time to walk across to the cafeteria for the milk. “Just one thin mint to tide me over,” pop! Mmm, “one more perhaps,” pop! And off to Latin class. Then an anxious math student worried about today’s test, pop! Talk with another teacher about next year’s class configuration, pop! Pop! Oops, lunch meeting in three minutes – too late to run across to the cafeteria, pop! Pop! Pop! I was having a little trouble focusing. I get nervous speaking in meetings under the best of circumstances, but all the important things got talked about and I managed to jot down some good pointers. At one o’clock I had fifteen minutes till my appointment with a student who had missed the last two weeks of math class. Just enough time to run out and buy a burrito. Tonight I’m making lunch before I go to sleep and I’m giving up cookies for Lent!