Friday, October 09, 2009

Wow, two and a half weeks...I think that may be my longest break since starting this blog!

I hardly know where to begin. I've been bogged down for the last...oh, two and a half weeks, I guess. That's when I got my first batch of student papers. And, lo, the grading, it was painful. And time-consuming. And painful. Did I mention painful?

I like teaching. I think I would love it if it were my full-time job, and I didn't have to do this in addition to my own coursework and research. Add to that the additional flaming chainsaw of being a wife and mother, and suddenly my juggling skills simply aren't up to the task. It's too much. Forty student papers are too many to grade.

I am feeling disjointed and fragmented and unable to write a coherent anything. What I really want to do is go downstairs and drink a pumpkin beer and watch a movie with Jeff. So that's what I'm going to do.

We'll be back to our scheduled programming tomorrow, with pumpkin patch and homecoming parade pictures and stories of Charlotte and Sam's latest adventures.


Anonymous said...

I'm also drowning in student work. And headed to the pumpkin path tomorrow, regardless. Can't wait for pictures and updates!

Amy Tracy said...

Sometimes it feels pretty overwhelming -so many hats to wear, trying hard to wear them all well! You are doing a great job. Try not to be so hard on yourself (I'm also trying to follow this advice)!

Anonymous said...

I love it when you write anything! on the blog, be it Charlotte and Sam stories or what you and Jeff are doing, you may think it is mundane and boring but to Papa's and Nana's it is wonderful!! Mom D