Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hey there...

Um, so, blog fail.

Why did no one warn me that real life was going to be so busy and tiring? Ugh.

Since my last blog, I:

  • Decorated and undecorated for Christmas.
  • Cut my hair. (Not because it's the married-woman-thing-to-do, but because I won a free hair cut from a salon, and because some of my students' parents would walk into the classroom and ask me or the students where the tutor was. I decided that something needed to change.)
  • Was a bridesmaid in my maid of honor's wedding, which was beautiful and sweet, just like her.
  • Pulled an all-nighter finishing grades at the end of the semester. I had assured myself at graduation that I would never need to lose sleep over reading and papers again. Oops.
  • Introduced 40 students to Elizabeth Bishop and William Carlos Williams, not to mention iambs, dactyls, trochees, etc.
  • Cooked some mediocre meals not worth mentioning.
  • Ate way too much fast food.
  • Subbed for six Latin classes in the last two weeks.
  • Remembered waaay more Latin than I thought I knew.
  • Read The Graveyard Book, re-read Warrior's Apprentice and Cetaganda, read a few Austen-related books, started Good Omens. (This is on top of reading for my classes, which usually amounts to over 1 book/week. This week was Dante's Inferno and Purgatory and various 19-20th century poets; also finishing the last of Robinson Crusoe.)
  • Joined a fairy-tale reading/viewing/discussion group.
  • Rediscovered "The Loh-Down on Science" with Sandra Tsing Loh. Yay Podcasts.
  • Listened to a fair amount of Billy Collins reading his own poetry.
  • Started a watercolor, but did not finish it (of course).
  • Started taking Magnesium supplements to see if my joints and muscles will feel any better. Is it weird that my knees feel great when I wear heels, but are in lots of pain otherwise?
  • Got sick; got better (mostly).
  • Discovered Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Goji berries, pink Himalayan salt, and deep 41% milk chocolate? Yes please. Next to try: the Calindia bar (green cardamom, walnuts, dried plums, 65% dark chocolate).
  • Hit our sixth-month anniversary. :)
  • Wrote a book. It's nine pages long, illustrated, and in Latin, but that still counts, right? Right? Beyond that, other writing amounted to about 3 pages on various fiction projects. Again, no one warned me about that whole life-is-busy thing.
  • Addition: Watched seasons 1 and 2 of Arrested Development. Waiting for season 3 from Netflix. Two words: chicken impressions.
That's all for now. At least it's something.


Gilleeflower said...

I was wondering where you've been!! ;)

Emily said...

: ) glad to see a post, since I check nearly every day.
glad you are living well (as it seems)
I miss you and your husband a lot, and think of you often.
it is not weird for your joints to feel better in heels than in flats - less stretch on the muscles = less stress on the joints.
I wish I had some time for rereading Bujold. I should probably revisit Memory soon - it is about time.

Emily said...

PS - that first bit is not in any way intended to guilt you about not posting more often. I realized after hitting submit that it sounded that way. sorry about that. you are living, which is much more important than blogging. : )

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