Phew!  This place is growing so stagnant that I think I am beginning to see the pond scum forming on the top.

Sorry about that.

I guess part of my problem is the old “who cares?” argument.  I could sit here and record the minutiae of my life, and there are about three of you who would be interested because you’re my sister or friend.  On the other hand, some days, I’m doing all I can to get an absolute minimum of my required work done.

Then time goes by, and I say to myself, “that was too long ago” and I’m not interested in writing about it.

Stuff I have coming up that I need to get ready for or am excited about:

  • My article for English Journal comes out this summer.
  • I am presenting at the next GISA conference about using blogs and wikis in education.
  • Summer vacation — maybe I can afford to go to Colorado and see my grandparents.
  • I need to go back to school and get my Master’s.  Where?  Gah.
  • I need to take some staff development so I can renew my certificate next summer.
  • My kids seem to have all developed problems at the same time, and I have a spate of medical appointments to squire children to.  Hopefully nothing serious, although Sarah might have a condition called pseudotumor cerebri, which will require medication, and Dylan will be in speech therapy.

My career is very much in my thoughts these days, and my education websites have received more attention lately.  It’s May, and I am feeling tired.  One of the things I like about teaching is that you can always tweak and change how you do things next time, but it also creates this feeling of wanting to go ahead and do that and not being able to.  I hope that made sense.

Well, that was about five minutes of your life you won’t get back, but thanks for stopping by!


6 thoughts on “Stagnant

  1. I still read you dana! i have you in my bloglines and always try to catch up – i hear ya about being swamped – sometimes it is all you can do to just keep treading water…take care hon…

  2. Hey, I'm still around to read you, too! I check near daily to see if you've updated. I've been the same way in my own (written) journal. There seems to be PLENTY to write about, it's just finding the time and energy, and then you realize two weeks has gone by and it's even more hard work to go back and try to remember why you wanted to write about that anyhow! Hope the family is okay, despite the new medical things.

  3. Hi,

    Did you find the article on teacher blogging? I left the info at your other site, but it is on from April 26th.

  4. I enjoy reading your posts. We would certainly love to have a teacher of your quality teaching in the international community here in Finland!

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