I've been a bit behind in my blogging because school started last week. My weekly post deadline had blown past me before I realized I'd missed it. At least I had a good excuse - my work, if that is a good excuse.
It looks to be a busy year, but I'm pretty pleased to see the students I'll be working with this school year. I'm plowing through more classic novels because the curriculum's changed a bit, and even with all the reading I did over the summer, it'll be hard to stay ahead of the class. I hate to say it, but I've been going online to read summaries of some of the ones I haven't read yet, in hopes that at least I have a basic idea by the time we get there. No one likes to lose respect for their teacher so early in the year. Preparation is key, right?
Speaking of preparation, did I mention that someone signed me up for a 10K? I'll call this person my soon-to-be-ex-husband, who insists that since I trudged through a race before, I should be able to do it again. So I'm spending my early, early, EARLY morning hours circling the track at school in the slowest possible jog that I can. My only hope is not to embarrass myself, but hopefully, embarrass the soon-to-be-ex so that he'll apologize and tell me I can skip the race. So far it's not working, but he did promise I could get a new phone or a FitBit if I complete the race with him. I'm a sucker for gadgets, so right now that's what's motivating me.
I better get that in writing from him. Or pre-order something now. One needs motivation, in a race or school, and I find that bribery or humiliation tend to be helpful.