Ain’t No Rest

President’s Day means a day off school, but I’m not exactly sleeping in. After a mostly restless night, Smokey woke me from my uneasy sleep after allowing me thirty “extra” minutes of sleep. I think it’s payback for making him wear that shark costume back in October.

So, I’ve been up since 6, cruising the internet and avoiding making the slides I’ll need for class this week. But, I’ve procrastinated long enough. The coffee’s made, the podcasts queued, and the books opened. Let’s be profitable.

But you can also bet I’ll be reading and playing video games this afternoon.

What are you up to?



Why put off until tomorrow what you can avoid all together?



Things I Should Be Doing

Cleaning for my parents’ visit in a few days’ time

Updating lesson plans for the upcoming school year

Fixing the drain in the shower



Things I’m Actually Doing


Watching Netflix

Facebook and Twitter

Writing this list


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In Search of Lost Time

Armed with a cup of coffee and two slices of cheesecake, I tackled my blog reading list.

It’s become a Saturday ritual: read the list, explore the Freshly Pressed pages, become inspired for future blog posts. But something was different – there were a lot of posts! Most of the blogs I follow might post one or two times a week, but I kept scrolling and commenting, scrolling and liking, scrolling and scrolling and scrolling.

How could so much be written in one week? Then I got to the first familiar entry a realized: I haven’t read anything in three week. Well, not exactly true. I read Cloud Atlas [my favorite recently read book] and On the Road and Lolita and Heart of Darkness.

What about those posts I’d meant to finish? There they sit, waiting to be edited. Wait a minute – Banned Books Week is next week?! Sigh.

So much to do and so little time.

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