Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The depths to which I regularly sink

I had to absolutely force myself to write today.  Fortunately, there’s Written?Kitten!  Fresh kitten every 100 words!  Whoo hoo! (I did, at least, make some progress on my draft!)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Break cookies!

So the kids’ dentist office is right across the street from this fabulous bakery.  I never go there except at Halloween to order petit fours for my party—and every single time I take the kids to the dentist.  Which is sort of defeating the purpose of the dentist, I know.  But look! if you have to work all Spring Break, at least you can have a fabulous adorable cookie!  

Spring Break is a cruel joke on academics

I think I’m actually almost well now!

In other exciting news, it’s Spring Break.  That means I’m grading the revisions I didn’t grade when I was sick, and taking my daughter to the dentist, and taking my son to the all day regional science fair judging, and figuring out textbook orders for my fairy tales ENGL 101 next fall and my South Carolina Studies class, and working on some overdue grant paperwork, and trying to decide if I have time to clean out that section of the garage I’ve been threatening to work on since Christmas.

Beach?  What is that???

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Plague has struck

I mustered up enough energy to make it to Columbia for a meeting yesterday but felt so wiped out after it that I was wondering how on earth I was going to manage to teach.  And then last night around 10:00 my daughter’s school—about a two and a half hour drive away from our house—called to say she was sick too and to come get her.  They’ve had about sixty out of a little over two hundred students sent home, so that probably even does qualify as actual plague.  :)

So I drove over there in the middle of the night in this torrential windstorm (can you call a windstorm torrential?) to pick her up, asked my husband to email my students for me to cancel class (how funny! he wrote it like he was me! but we don’t sound anything alike!), and collapsed about 2:30 a.m.

This is not conducive to getting well.

I worry that my poor students’ song lyric papers are perpetually stuck without me, like a record skipping... Maybe not.  Maybe my students are just relieved to get a little bit of break themselves.  I hope they’re enjoying it more than I am!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Gotta love a deadline

I’ve been sick for a week.  My daughter is emoting on Twitter IN ALL CAPS, REPEATEDLY.  I should be grading papers, or working on a poem for my workshop group tomorrow.   But the fact that my husband got a grant today (yay!) reminds me that perhaps I should spend a few minutes on my own overdue grant paperwork?  Yikes.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Welcome, or oops!

One too many horrible GoDaddy SuperBowl commercials plus a hosting price increase—and poof! I’m trying to host my webpage on Blogger instead.  We’ll see how this goes.  In the meantime, as they say in construction zones, expect delays.  :)