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Sorry I Missed Yesterday

Yesterday was hectic so I didn’t get a chance to post. Sorry about that.

I graded my makeup exams and gave a B, a C, and an F.  SO that was not very rewarding on my part.  But they’re done and I can concentrate on the last two tests very soon.  I also have my class evaluation coming up so that is going to be a little nerve-wracking, but I don’t anticipate any difficulties  with that.  It’s on Jonathan Swift, and I know a good bit about him.  So I’m not terribly worried.

WEnt to brunch with Jo yesterday for her birthday and we had a good visit.  Talked about our kids, work, therapy, all that good stuff.  We ate at Panera Bread, which I had only ben to once.  I had to call and ask her directions because I couldn’t remember which side of Lakeland Drive it was on.  But I got there and it went well.

Just got the strangest email from my W program director that I don’t feel fully able to disclose.  Suffice it to say that it was very strange and not a situation I have been in since graduate school the first time.  I answered it as best I could and we will see what happens with it.

Hope every has a good rest of the week as we head into the weekend.



Well. . . that was no fun.

I went in today on my off day to give a makeup exam and only one out of the three people scheduled to take it showed up.  So I am not happy.  I gave the two of them zeros in the online gradebook.  Hopefully they will see the grade and drop the class before tomorrow because I don’t think they can pull it out at this point.

Went to see Tillie afterwards and had a good talk.  Talked about how well I’ve generally been doing with most everything so that was nice to talk about.  She said I seemed to be doing really well and we set up for me to come in just before Thanksgiving.

Need to go to the grocery store to get dinner for tonight.  Not sure what I’m going to cook yet so we will see what happens.  Maybe just a veggie soup since it’s cooler today.  That sounds good.  ANd do cornbread with it.  That should suit everybody.

Long day ahead and not sure what all I’m going to do with it.  Go to the grocery store, grade the last few papers, maybe take a nap. Probably not going to get to do that last but it’s nice to think about.

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week!


Had a wonderful commute into Clinton.  I decided last night to hunt up my Gold City Quartet CD and listen to it a few times.  I was inspired by the concert that my church gave last night that included one of their songs.  I had the best time singing along to it this morning.

My middle one came home to fill out her insurance paperwork where we can finally settle the bills from her car accident in April.  She was good medicine.  Her and Bob went to a movie together, and me and the youngest went Operation Christmas Child gift shopping.  She had already been with her grandmother so she knew exactly what to get that would fit into the Shoebox.  She packed them up herself, too.  I mainly went along to provide the funds for the endeavor.  She is so independent in so many things.  Makes me feel even more useless than usual in raising her.

I go see Tillie tomorrow, but things are really going well.  The teaching is improving as I make praying about it more of a focus.  Things that would have thrown me for a loop are just rolling right off–I say I’m sorry and go and do better.  So I think I will have a good report tomorrow.  I’m back at the point that I sometimes forget I have bipolar disorder.  That is a good place to be.




Today was going really well until I fell out of a chair in my office today.  That hurt.  I wound up flat on my back when my computer chair slid right out from under me at one of the desks. Re-aggravated my side injury, made it kick back up and start bothering me after it had finally stopped last night.  So we will see what the rest of the day holds.

As I started to say yesterday, I finished my craft paper for my W class and think it holds up pretty well.  Hopefully it won’t be sent back for edits like last time.  I just want to get this stuff in my rearview mirror before the holidays really  kick in gear.  Anyway.

My middle child comes home today for a little while.  She’s going to the  Brandon game with us tonight and to the movies to see “Blade Runner 2049” with Bob tomorrow.  She has to sign some paperwork for her insurance settlement before she leaves.  So we will see how that visit goes.  I’m looking forward to seeing her later today.

I think I’m going to go lay down. I don’t feel just all that great after falling.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!




(The computer just ate my whole post. I’m now frustrated.  Check back tomorrow for hopefully more cogent commentary on my life and how things are going.  I’m going to do laundry, which does not involve a computer eating my words like it has done twice today.  Good day. )



I really fought with the lecture today.  It covered a lot of history and I just wasn’t feeling it.  I know it didn’t go over well with the students because they were all very very quiet.  I still have to give makeup exams Friday and Tuesday.  All of a sudden things don’t feel good anymore.  I don’t know what’s happening but  it feels very frustrating.

I need to start on my craft paper and am having trouble deciding what to do.  I want to do the book as an example of mommy-brain, but I’m not finding the articles I need on it. I also have the idea to talk about the shifts in point of view, but that seems too obvious.  I need to do more research and see what I can do on these topics.  Trouble is there’s just not a ton of research out there since the book is so new.

I’m fighting off sleepiness again and not sure why.  I just feel like things are spinning just a teensy bit out of control and I need to get ahold of them before more starts to slip.  I go see Tillie soon so that is good.  Maybe we can forestall whatever is happening.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the week.


Need A Nap

Yesterday took more out of me than I thought.  I am very sleepy today and don’t want to do much of anything.  I need to go grocery shopping but am really not looking forward to that.

Got another rejection today, early this morning. I’ve got so many things out there that getting them doesn’t bother me nearly as much as it used to. But we will see what happens with the rest of everything I have out.

I just feel like I’m slogging along today.  I almost want to go back to bed but know that isn’t a good idea.  I start back teaching class tomorrow after our fall break and need to look over my material at some point today.  But it feels like all I can do is stay vertical right now.

My middle child is coming home this weekend to hang out for a day or so.  So that will be fun.  Bob and she are going to see a movie and I will need to think of something to do with the youngest one while they are there. But that shouldn’t be too hard.

Hope everyone has a good week this week!