Thursday, October 18, 2007


I love autumn. I love it, love it, love it. And, for a few minutes, it seemed like it was here. But alas, eighty degrees again today, and I'm beginning to wonder.

I went to the pumpkin patch with Esmee's class this week, and it was so wonderful: animals, a hayride, pumpkins, apples, cider. It was fun to watch her among her peers (I almost always only see her with Kicky around). She did get knocked over a log once, but other than that, she is such a sweet social butterfly.
I didn't do everything on my list, but I did everything that had a deadline. I got a portfolio off to SHOTS magazine, taught, graded papers, met with a contractor about the addition, paid bills, volunteered at Kicky's school, went on the field trip, and kept the house from exploding. I even managed to get those enchiladas made. the tooth is still in Kicky's mouth, buthopefully soon. Not a bad week. And I still have Friday.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Busy Bee

I am in some sort of crazy whirlwind these days...barely catching my breath now as I write. Here's what's on my plate this coming week:

12 student stories to grade
60 critiques to grade
6 classes to teach
3 office hours to keep
1 novel to edit (not my own)
1 novel to start editing (my own)
1 photo exhibit to prepare...only 24 days to go
1 hour of volunteering at kindergarten
1 chaperoned trip to a pumpkin patch
1 ballet lesson
1 gymnastics lesson
3 blogs to catch up on
1 storage room to clean
1 photo portfolio competition to enter
1 poetry collection competition to enter
1 pan of enchiladas I've been craving for two weeks now to make
1 harvest dummy to build with the girls
2 Halloween costumes to make (ghost and butterfly or lion or witch)
4 large piles of laundry to fold
1 call to the vet
1 call to the dentist (should have done this 6 months ago)
100's of bills to pay
74 days to Christmas
some sweaters to buy for Kicky since the weather just dropped 30 degrees in the last 2 days
1 loose tooth to nudge

What are you doing this week???