Terrible Weather

We has terrible weather yesterday afternoon and last night  Rain, tornados, straight-line winds, trees down, electric lines down, power outages, etc.  It was one more big mess.  But we escaped it unscathed so we are blessed this morning.

Went to class and took up papers and explained the next assignment. Then I let them go early because it was Good Friday and we shouldn’t have even had class that day.  SO now I’m home trying to catch up on work while I have the energy to do it  I’m going to try to get Bob’s laundry done before lunch so that will be out of the way.

I really want to go back to sleep.  But I’m going to try to stay up and do things I’ve let fall behind.  I need to wrap presents for my middle one’s birthday and work on sorting out my grade book so I’ll be ready for finals.

I also need to work on my last papers for my classes.  I should be able to get them done in plenty of time but that is going to be difficult regardless because I really don’t know what I am doing in Drama  But it’s time to fish or cut bait in that class so I will see what I can do here at the last.

I/m trying so hard to finish up strong  But I don’t feel strong  I feel tired and wrung out and a little hopeless, too.  I’m not sure why.  Unless it’s just springtime and time for me to be depressed.  I don’t know. But I do know who holds the future so I will just have to rest in that and do the best I can.  Hope everyone has a good Easter weekend and a wonderful sense of where God is leading you.




Too TIred

Too tired to write today.  Sorry.  Maybe better tomorrow. It is raining here with threatening severe weather.  I have slept on and off all day.


So Down

My day today has not improved much over yesterday.  I am trying to do what I can to take care of myself when feeling down, and it is helping. But work still needs to be done, as we are going out of town this weekend for another dance competition.  I think this is the last out-of-town one of the season, so we will see what happens.

I have such a case of the munchies.  I know better than to give in to it so I am fighting it.  (and it’s not like we have a lot that is pleasureable to eat in the house now).  ALl of it is healthy stuff, just like I planned.  But the temptation is still there.  Luckily I don’t have any more errands to run so no chance to go out and get a Coke or a candy bar 🙂   I do know I am very sleepy without a coke right now. I may go lie down some more after I finish here.

I really need to ty to stay awake though.  I have more laundry to do so maybe I will go work on that.  Or maybe I’ll call and check on  my mom.

I guess I will go get to doing something.  Hope everyone is ending out their week well and ready to enjoy their weekend


Waiting For Something To Go Right Today

I had such a good day yesterday–I got my classwork and my homework for Memoirs done, I sailed through getting laundry done, I wrote my Defying Shadows post for tonight, etc.  Today is turning out very frustratingly so far.  Just little things that are causing me to stumble through the day.  I really need some good news to come along.

We go to Mobile this weekend for another dance competition.  I am ready to spend some time at home the next weekend.  My youngest will be gone on a field trip for school from Wednesday to Saturday so we will be getting ready for that as soon as we get back from the competition.  I am just not looking forward to this at all.

I am also sleepy.  I’ve finished drinking Cokes so my energy is kind of low right now.  I’ll be glad to get my second wind.  I always do once I stop drinking them for a while.  So I am ready for that.  And I’m already losing on this restricted diet I’m on.  I’ll just have salad at church tonight to keep up with it.  We will see how this goes as well.

Really don’t have much else to say.  I am glad we are almost done with classes at the college I teach at.  I’ve enjoyed doing it but very much feel bad about having agreed to do the Comp II class.  But lesson learned.  I’m still not on the schedule next fall so maybe that is going to be a door closed.  I guess I will keep checking and find out once they fill all of those slots.

Hope everyone’s day turns out well, including mine.  Pray for me as I try to salvage what I can of my day.  Thanks for reading!



Very, Very Cold

I should not be writing that as my heading, but I am, even here at the first of March in Mississippi.  Nice and chilly 35 degrees outside with the high predicted to not be much more than that today.  So, so cold I went back into my winter stuff and broke out a sweater to wear to work today.

Had kind of a slow weekend–went to the first ever Mardi Gras parade in Brandon and it was pretty sedate by New Orleans standards, but my youngest marched in the school band so it made with worth going to see.  But the cold air that night made Bob sicker so we spent much of the weekend at home since it stayed slightly chilly all weekend.

I did haul my youngest out to go shopping for things to use this weekend at the dance competition–we bought her a case where she can hopefully carry all her makeup and hair accessories in one box instead of two separate ones like she’s been doing.  So that should be a help.  She bought it with a gift certificate from my mom at Ulta Beauty that she got for her birthday and she was truly excited to find it.  I went and bought a dress I can wear to teach in once it warms back up and a pretty floral dress to wear at Easter to church.

I slept all day yesterday–I went to church, fed everyone lunch, and just went to take a nap.  Woke up in time to get supper together and watched some TV with Bob and the youngest that night.  So that went well.  I feel some better than I have been the past couple of weeks.  My mood is better about doing things and getting things accomplished.

I hope to write a Drama paper this week and see what I can accomplish there.  I am still so lost in that class.  I am trying to figure out how to say it all on my evaluation that he used to do better but now how he runs a class is so loosey-goosey that there doesn’t seem to be much of a point to it.

Soon I’ll have an assignment for Memoirs class and will need to do that as well.  Two more assignments there outside of the reading and responses in the virtual classroom.  I’m not nearly as worried there as I am about Drama.  I feel like if I get off track there, I can be guided back by that instructor in the discussions.  SO we will see.

I am so glad I’ve not been suicidal.  I’m coming up on the week that I went to the hospital last year and hoping to continue to avoid that as best as I can. I’d love to have another spring without being hospitalized, especially since I hope to go to the residency this year.  I won’t be able to do that if I have to go inpatient.  If my writings aren’t picked up for publication, I have all four packets I plan to carry ready for the workshops up there and seeing how they can be improved so that they can get published.

Well, I think that sums up all I have to say today.  I hope everyone has a good week and a good Monday (as much as that is possible for a Monday).  I am trucking along and look forward to the week!


Way Early

Writing way early this morning because I’m going to be busy today.  Class and all this morning, followed by the curtain installers coming at 10 to put up my youngest one’s new curtains.  Then laundry for Bob so that will take up a lot of the day.

I had reflux last night from Mexican for supper so I just need to stop doing Mexican at night altogether.  😦  Just one more thing I can’t cook anymore.  We will see how I do today–I’m still coughing some from it so that will be interesting to manager while teaching today.  But it’s mostly desk work for the students, not a lot of talking.  So we will see how it goes.

I feel a lot better having the grading behind me, but we have midterms coming up which will be a challenge to grade again.  But not as many pages of material to grade so that will help.   But my mood is better and my outlook on things is better having them finally done.

WEll, it will soon be time to leave for the morning drive.  I hope I stay going the right direction this time–I exited off I-20 again onto 1-55 Wednesday so I will have to pay attention to where I am going.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Stay dry if you can!



I haven’t done anything today except sleep and check my emails.  I slept in this morning after everyone left and am just now waking back up.  Bob is going to come home early since his cough is still so bad so I need to get up and get to doing a little bit–get dressed, etc.  I suppose I will try to spend the afternoon grading. I don’t know why I’m avoiding it so badly with this assignment. But I feel like I need to hand it back tomorrow so I am going to do my best to buckle down and do it.

I have this eerie feeling that I want to resign here in the middle of the semester so I won’t be taxed with grading any more.  But I can’t do that–I’ve just got to plow through and get it done.  Almost midterms and spring break so that will be nice to get paid and to know I’m halfway done.

So sleepy still.  I’m going to drink another Coke then get started.  Wish me well and that I can concentrate enough to finish.

PS The Coke helped.  I graded them all, finishing early in the afternoon.  Now I have time to go to the grocery store and I feel a lot better about myself.