Sunday, November 4, 2007

all hail the extra hour

I did not want to get out of bed this morning on principle. I wanted to savor the sleeping in, celebrate the bonus hour. Of course this always backfires - I spend the time slipping in & out of a fitful sleep, alternately conjuring bizarre waking dreams then outlining the details of my to-do list, neither of which make for a relaxing way to start the day.

Things I needed to do:
  • Laundry
  • Wrap boxes for Operation Christmas Child at church
  • Watch football
  • Grade papers
  • Type syllabuses (syllabi? An English teacher should know this) for new classes
  • Unload dishwasher
  • Go to neighbor's Southern Living party
  • Feed family
  • Watch more football
  • Write post for NaBloPoMo (I'm not sure what happens if I miss a day, but I'm afraid to find out...I envision my e-mailbox filled with notes of derision & shame; maybe that's just me)

What I have done:
  • Some laundry
  • Wrapped boxes
  • Watched some football
  • Went to party (didn't end up feeling very Southern, but had yummy food and won cookbooks)
  • Fed family
  • Still watching football
  • Wrote this pathetic post (I should have gone with what I had for lunch...)

Tomorrow's list:

  • Grade papers before students mutiny
  • Type syllabuses (looked it up)
  • Unload dishwasher
  • Run PTA board meeting
  • Feed family again
  • Write a far more interesting post

Please come back. (You had that extra hour to waste today anyway).