Saturday, October 15, 2016

Annals of Fall: Hanging in There

teaching, school, writing

Can you even believe it's the end of the first quarter? It's true. Grades are just about due, and conferences are on the horizon. Here's a list of random things that are on my mind:

At school this week, one poor little sixer called me "Mom." The children are mortified when this happens, but I think it's cute.

I've made a list of all of the things I have to grade this weekend. The list is long.

The piles of laundry that have to be folded are obvious to all, as is the stinkiness of the dog.

I'm going to submit 3000 edited words to my writing teacher by tomorrow. My writing group is getting another 1500-2000.

My new integrative medicine specialist told me that while 20-30 minutes of moderate exercise works for depression, if your problem is anxiety, you need 40 minutes of moderate exercise 4-5 times per week.

This morning I took the dog for a run around the lake. In addition to being stinky, he has a bit of a weight problem.

I plan to write an audiobook review of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead sometime today, before I go see Sense and Sensibility at the Guthrie Theater.

And, right now I'm getting into the Dead Sea salt bath with a side of stress-relieving meditation app. Before I start all of that other stuff.


LH said...

Yesterday I went in to work on portfolios for upcoming conferences
and all my files had X's on them and I couldn't open any of them.

People are getting in my way of working constantly.

I hope it's fixed today. I'll keep you posted.

alicecrisp said...

Your notes are interesting to read! It's probably difficult to be such an active person. A huge load at work plus a household are what modern people are facing. As for writing, you will succeed! Your style is good!