I’m not entirely sure why Christmas is so hard this year. My skin crawls at the sound of Christmas music. I was lucky enough that our handbell ensemble didn’t play classic hymns or I would be literally ripping my hair out. I’ve procrastinated with everything to the point that I began and finished Christmas shopping yesterday afternoon. Krys Clause even found herself some new books… like that is some kind of surprise. (Wind-up Girl, if you are curious)
Today is a whirlwind to get ready to go to Louisiana for the holiday. This whirlwind finds me sitting indian-style in front of my computer downloading music and writing you. I’m still in my pajamas nursing a cup of tea, which has gone from boiling hot to iced since I can’t figure out how to make this house any warmer than 50 degrees. I would leave today if I could get myself motivated to finish the laundry and packing. Perhaps if I could get myself away from the internet, distractions, and Xbox 360, I could get some essays graded and books read. There’s no better “distraction free” area than a hotel room in a city where you don’t know anyone. Then again, I’m in a city where I don’t know anyone and I’m still distracted.
Crap. I just realized “Santa” forgot Lucky. He’s contentedly chewing on last year’s present. Guess we’re going to PetSmart at some point today. Santa might just have to get him a seat belt. We’ve been spending way too much time on the road and have been extremely lucky (no pun intended) to avoid stupidity.
I need to go running today too. Its not even 40 degrees outside and cold enough to make my fingers hurt…but I know it is something I have to do. Maybe a little physical exertion will knock the nasties out of my brain. Leave it to me to get back in my exercise routine when snow is on the radar. I wonder if there are any such things as indoor tracks here in Longmont.
The end of the semester went relatively smoothly. I had been worried about my number of failing students but their grades are in line with the previous six weeks grades. I’ve been able to save a few from the depths of failure. I need to understand that I can’t save them all. They have to be willing to save themselves before I can intervene. Add in the fact that DPS has a ridiculous amount of standardized testing… in January alone they have two tests… classroom time gets a little tight.
If time does not allow me to update again, I want to wish you all Happy Holidays… whatever you may celebrate. 🙂