So I was reading one of my favorite blogs and she wrote that her husband was "encouraging" her to make better use of her blog. I'm not sure why. Anyway, she said that for the next week, she would title her posts using "hot trend" words so she could get more hits. I googled hot trends and you'd never believe some of the stuff that appeared. I figured I'd try that too, since I like looking at my ticker to see who visited me and how they found me.
So that explains the title--it has nothing to do with my post.
What is the topic of my post then? Good question. I'm not sure I have an answer. There seems to be so much that's rolling around in my brain right now that I feel like I need a good shake. Perhaps in the shake (very much like an Etch-A-Sketch) I can start over. Mind you, I don't mean start over my life or career or anything...just start over in my daily thinking. It's really hard to stay positive and loving and kind and patient with all the crud going on around me. I try...I really do. And some days, I actually make it.
I'm not really sure how today is going. Here's what I'm currently thinking about:
*What is Mom cooking for dinner? (She cooks for my family every Tuesday since David and I are in grad school...I must admit I really look forward to Tuesdays.) How sad is it that food tops my list?
*What am I going to take with me tomorrow to my interview for the Writing for Thinking Summer Institute? (They want samples of students' writing.)
*If I could figure out what to take with me, could I even find it? (I'm trying to get organized...it's just really hard. Teaching is about snowballing....I don't even know if that's a word but nothing stops....The snowball of work just keeps getting larger.)
*When will I have time to write my research paper? It's due in two weeks. I don't want to put it off, but I don't really want to write it either. Anyone want to help?
*Should I send a "special" message to the Easter Bunny this year about not leaving any candy for Raelynn? Perhaps some nice carrots will do. (I've found several old stashes of wrappers and candy in her closet where she snuck it. I get the need for candy. All she had to do was ask. Instead I'm battling the mess in her room and ants. Nice.)
*Work--lots of decisions are on the horizon in that department. What will happen next year? What kind of year will I have???
*Will I have time to grade papers tonight and watch The Biggest Loser and get Raelynn ready for bed and actually speak to my husband?
*Will the scheduling problems I'm having with my last graduate class get resolved? (I sent an email today and haven't had a response. I'm not sure where to go from here.)
*Who actually cares about my blog? Why do I even write it???
I think I know the answer to the last one....I write for myself and for you. I'm bad about wanting to be the center of attention. I know there must be a reason for this but do I really want to go there when I have so many other things on my mind?
I don't think so.
So have a great day.......If you see me wandering around in a haze, it's probably a result of my head being full. When I get home I'll be sure to give it a good shake and hopefully set things right.
Mary in Our School Yard
2 days ago