Thursday, October 8, 2015

Status Report

Work Performance: The rubber is hitting the road for the sixers, and they're going to have to start working a little harder.  There's less guidance and more independence.  Let's just sharpen our pencils, kids, and tilt our heads toward our papers.

Puppy Love: We all know Teddy is one of the world's best dogs.  Here's the only trouble with the Tedster:  He gets up at 4:30 am.  I'm not exaggerating. That's when he wakes.  Plus, he really needs to be walked extensively before I go to work, which requires the walk to begin at about 5:05.  I'm a little foggy-headed with the reality of early-morning dog requirements.  I'm committed, but I'm foggy.

Language: I just started a book with startlingly gorgeous language.  It's called H is for Hawk.  I'm listening to it.  The author, Helen Macdonald, is reading it, and sometimes I find myself just letting out a long breath, like whooooaaaaa.  She hollows out my chest with some of her verb choices.  All the Light We Cannot See sometimes did that to me, too, but I think I'm going to Macdonald's memoir about grief and falconry even better.


mm said...

I loved All the Light We Cannot See.

Melanie said...

Oooh thanks for the book rec. I am finishing listening to Creole Belle and have downloaded Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings. I am also physically reading Mosquitoland and Go Ask Alice. When those are done I will listen to H is for Hawk!