Okay, I know. Super weird title to this blog post. I am losing it a little bit this time of year. Too much work. Lots of meetings and sporting events. Very little sleep. I have had to put the blog on hold due to being a wife, mother, and teacher. Which has got me a little depressed. Because I haven't had much time to be creative. In fact, I have had precious little time to be creative. I think I have knit one washcloth, knit 1/2 a cowl, knit 1/2 of a chunky cable hat (that is gonna be cute!), and ordered yarn to knit some completely cool fingerless mittens from the Purl Bee. Oh, and I knit two pair of baby booties that I need to put little buttons on. They are adorbs.
Here is the cowl I am knitting:
And here is a picture of the fingerless mittens I am going to make:
I have read some good books. Including The Dinner (super fast read, read in one sitting on a plane from Chicago to Denver), Broken Harbor (you know I am obsessed with Tana French!), and Gods of Gotham (Loved! Can't wait for her next book to come out).
At last count, I had graded more than 900 essays. And that was in March. I am sure I am well over 1,000 now. Between my senior writing classes, my AP English classes, and my junior World Lit class, that's a lot of writing. Most of the essays average 3 pages. So that's a hell of a lot of reading and commenting. My writing callous is ridiculous. I am the super hero of writing callouses.
I am a little depressed because of some of the above, but I am also proud and happy because I am a happy wife, a happy mom, and a happy teacher. I am trying to do good in the world every day. So there's something.
I am also a little jealous and a little inspired because I was on Pinterest (avoiding work...) and I saw a delicious recipe, which led me to a really great blog, which I started reading, and then I just read that the author of the blog is going to write a book, which she describes as a "family/food memoir with recipes," which is EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO. In fact, she says that she was "discovered"on her blog. WHICH IS WHY I STARTED BLOGGING. But, she actually did it with some regularity. And I did not. Which is why I am only a little jealous. Because I am also a realist. And I am pretty sure that she has not graded over 1,000 essays this year, because I think that blogging is her full-time occupation (along with being a mom and a wife). Sooooooo, I can't be too jealous. So instead, I am going to be a little inspired...
I can't wait for summer!