Broken streak, broken dreams

November 29, 2017

I missed posting yesterday because I fell asleep at 6:30 and didn’t wake up until about 1:45. Then, I drank some water and ate some food before going back to bed. I wasn’t feeling that great yesterday, so I obviously needed the rest, but I hate that I blew my streak.

Also, and probably more importantly, I missed a day of grading so am even farther behind. (I was going to put “further,” but I am behind by a quantifiable amount. Also, I strongly advise not counting how many papers one has left to grade. I do this constantly and it never makes me feel better. Because I always have so much more to go, see?)

I am supposed to go to a book club meeting/cookie exchange on Saturday, but I am SO FAR BEHIND I may not be able to go. I really need to consider this. Because I really do want to go AND I read the book. But Psych >>>>>>>> everything else coming up in my life. Which! You would think that would have motivated me to get more grading done today, but no. I chose instead to procrastinate by talking to a colleague about how to teach a class I might be teaching in Fall 2018.

I may have a problem.

Anyway, that discussion did help me figure out what novel I’m going to assign next semester: Station Eleven. Unless I do A Wrinkle in Time. Both could work with the theme of my class! (All books pretty much work with the theme of my class. The theme, btw, is cultural literacy.) (Also, now that I have reread my reviews and because the movie is coming out, I am leaning more towards A Wrinkle in Time. I will probably change my mind again.)

Also, I did finish drafting the rubric for my students’ final paper. So it’s not like I didn’t do any work.

I really need to learn to eat the frog. It’s been 13 years. Do you think I’ll ever learn?

I just saw Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds commercial. In 2017. Once I see a Chia Pet commercial, I’ll really know it’s Christmas time. Ch-ch-ch-chia!

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3 Comments

  1. Deepika Ramesh

    I love when we sleep off for long hours unintentionally. I hope the rest helped you a bit. And I hate eating the frog first. I am supposed to work out in the morning, but I push it down, and do just an hour before dinner. Sigh!

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  2. Darin Johnston

    I feel your pain (as a middle school reading/language arts teacher) of constantly being behind. The long weekend, having my house full again, and Thanksgiving put me in a giant hole. Yet, I have to smile. Why? Because one of my 8th grade teammates gave me a sign that says, “I’m So Far Behind, I Think I’m Ahead”. Pretty much my life. 🙂

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    • Akilah

      That’s perfect!

      Reply

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