Thursday, September 06, 2007

First Two Weeks in Review

I've been refraining from blogging. Partly because I'm overwhelmed and partly because I feel complainy and I don't want to complain too much here. I'd prefer to list the delicious foods I've eaten of late, but there haven't been too many. I've been too busy.
Egg started MBA school last week so he's gone two nights of the week. I like to cook for Z and her palate is pretty broad for a two year-old but she doesn't act as impressed as I'd like my diners to be. So we eat noodles and pepper for dinner.
My foot. It is hurt. I pulled the outstep but it feels like the skin and the muscle became separateed and whenever I walk, the skin goes one way and the muscle and bone go another. I can't run so I'm grumpy. Even though I run slow. And short distances.
School. It is a long distance and also slow. I hate how I already feel behind. The first week of classes seem to require such tremendous energy--like right now I have to press all the force for the semester into these first weeks. If I do it well, the rest of the semester rolls right along, clicking along, amassing speed and work like any good roller coaster. And the more I teach, the more I know how much energy these first weeks require. Once we get going and I establish a rhythm, I think it will be fine.
Fine, that is, if I don't do anything but teach. I'm getting a bit bogged down in the details and I have a review coming up and assessment and benchmarking and curriculum making and etc. and oh my.
But it seems like it should be a pretty fun semester with some smartly students whose mindsI'm trying to blow by making them read hardcore theory. If my mind doesn't blow first.


Lisa B. said...

A. Thank God you've blogged. After your vacation (minimal blogging) and this two week thingie, I was beginning to despair.

B. I like the way you talk about the force for the whole semester. And you're right--if you do it, then every thing will clip along. And if you don't get it right, everything else will always feel laggy. And a sorry excuse for a class. So I bet you're doing that really well. May (sorry! in advance!) the force be with you.

Dr. Write said...

Yeah for blogging!
And I feel the same way. Why is it so hard? I actually feel like my class is just starting and I'm not sure what to do.
Like, what is my plan? Ha!

P said...

I am so glad you have to do benchmark assessments!!! Public school you still are...