I'm totally bored with it. I feel like I never post anything substantial anymore, because all I do is teach. I don't want to write about my job, even though I love it & adore my students because 1. there's a link to my blog on my facebook & I'm friends with several of my students (if you're one of them & you're reading this, quit reading & finish your essay), 2. I don't want to get fired, 3. I talk school all day everyday, so I feel like my blog should be about something else. That being said....
Oh my word, some days my kids can be amazing.
Confession: I'm totally a jealous person! I know it is largely unmerited, and it's an ugly characteristic - I know it. I'm working on it. It's not really materialistic jealousy (exception: stupid Crewcuts - why is a 5 year old dressed better than I am?!); rather, I suffer from what I call relational jealousy. Read: when my beloved friends & family get to spend time together doing fun things & I'm in Michigan looking on, I get jealous. Clarification: I do not begrudge anyone their time together doing fun things... I'm just lonely for all of you & sometimes I worry [unnecessarily] that I'll be on the sideline at family get-togethers. Single tear, get me a tissue, blah blah. I'm over it - just affirm me, people! And don't forget about me.
Book of the month.
Holy cow! Remember when I used to do that? Let me think - September I basically re-read The Great Gatsby & Great Expectations while teaching, along with continuing my drudge through Moby Dick; October I read The Crucible (again) with my juniors and continued my drudge through Moby Dick; and throughout November I've read lots of essays and projects and continued my drudge through Moby Dick. I think at this point I'm averaging a chapter a month.
Is it possible? I think I feel excited by this snow! (Ask me about it in March.)
Story of my life. Speaking of which, it's 4:42 - I'm at 6 minutes, which kinda ruins the purpose of "5 minutes or less." Gotta go.