Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Status Report

I'm a little foggy because we were up with Shef last night. He had a nightmare, which was terrifying for all of us. He had a little seizure fit, throwing himself on the floor and wailing and completely unconsolable. I admit that after twenty minutes of it, the only logical conclusion I could come up with was that he'd developed some form of autism. I decided I had a lot of evidence to back this up, as Shef got his first sub-par report card from school yesterday. He was "having a little trouble listening," a sure sign of autism if I ever heard one.

Once the morning came, things seemed better, and although his teachers say his behavior is becoming decidedly toddlerific, I think he's going to be okay.

And now I'd like to assess my holiday break performance. Here is the list:

Finish the twenty-five-page paper that I ignored during the semester. Hmmm. I'm on page 18, so at least I made progress.

Grade eighty sophomore essays on themes in Black Boy. Done. Totally done, and they are handed back.

Buy new glasses before the 31st, so as to use my flexible dollars before they’re eaten by the powers-that-be. Yep.

Run most days. I'd say it was a satisfactory performance, given all the paper writing.

Stop eating frosting for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nope. Can't do it.

Return and exchange the holiday gifts that won’t do for whatever reason. Check.

Take Shef to museums and the zoo. He's been completely spoiled, hence the behavior problems at school.

Now, just the paper, and I can move on with my life.


jm said...

I love seeing lists with things actually accomplished! Good job. V. inspirational.

jdoc said...

Love the cross off feature. Where can I find that?

KC said...

jdoc - you too can cross out by using the html tag strike. you do it like you would do bold or italics.

jm- thanks for the comment. i feel reasonably happy with my performance! :)

LH said...

I too am impressed with the accomplishments and the crossing off feature. Well done! I was cruising along grading like a maniac all afternoon and evening, and making quite good headway, when I got an email that a 2 day extension was being given for report cards. All of a sudden the motivation to continue grading ceased entirely and I felt an incredible urge to blog. Weird.

Undomestic said...

When are you finding time to run???