Today I am working on a project that's been looming over my head for some time -- and I'm not making much progress. Isn't it amazing how we can pour so much effort in to something and feel so little accomplishment? Anyway, it's a big project, but it's not ready for sharing just yet, so just send good vibes that I finish it soon.
When I wasn't doing that, I was looking at fabric online and dreaming of having guilt-free time to quilt. I enjoy quilting as a social activity to do with my sister. I like to pick out fabric and patterns, but very little of what I've purchased has become anything productive yet. Hopefully this summer I will have time since I won't be working on graduate school, planning a wedding, or moving as the last few summers have been busy with those activities. It's terrible how much guilt I can feel for thinking about "fun" things during the school year. I know doing "fun" things makes me a more relaxed and better teacher, but sometimes the fun has to take a backseat to the "what must get done" and the "too exhausted to do anything but read and sleep" vibes. Winter, please end soon. Longer days should help, right?
I'm also hoping to make enough progress on my other tasks today to spend a little time reading. I'm currently enjoying The End of Your Life Book Club and I just started Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies, which is fascinating. I'm also close to finishing Fahrenheit 451, which is good because I need to reread Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet with my British Literature and English I students after Spring Break.
Okay, back to work before the guilt-monsters get me again. Keep plugging away!
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Kari teaches English I to 9th graders (!) and other electives in rural Iowa. Her husband is also an English teacher, and their friends have sworn to never help them move again because "even libraries don't have that many books."