Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lost but not Forgotten

Oh, faithful friends!

The Matron fell down a bit of a rabbit hole marked by her own doing. Erring on the side of rigor, her classes are heavy on the work-end for students. Because she is teaching MORE than full time this semester, taking on an extra class, and teaches writing intensive courses, yours truly finds herself with over ONE THOUSAND pieces of student work to evaluate this semester; she is currently in a cycle of about 300 of those.

Normally, this bleary task -- combined with the mind-numbing driving schedule the current play, head shots, auditions, Driver's Ed classes, debate, running club and tennis demand -- would not deter the intrepid Matron. She blogs through blizzards and lice. Papers, be damned!

But life's frenzy is coinciding with the Matronly existential crisis. She cannot decide what to do with her hair in the morning (and mascara? way too complex a decision) let alone a blog. So she took a little breather, more or less realizing one day at a time that she didn't find the time or topic to blog.

Still... . she can't quite give it up! So tonight is the toe dip back in the pond. Instead of dreaming up the perfect pithy post with a snappy closing and clear narrative? Well, she just said what's on her mind.

More of that tomorrow. But something. This blog, she is a-changin'

7 comments:

JFS in IL said...

You know you just saved that teen driver being automatically assumed to have caused the accident due to her age, right?! I am glad no one got hurt...and bet that the mom was on her phone while making the errant lane-change, too. I HATE cell phones being used by drivers!!!!!

MJ said...

Glad to read you are well & you still managed to put pen to blog before I have. Take care out there!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That extra section of student papers to grade would kill anyone, even the intrepid matron!

3limes said...

I hate marking papers, or at least the energy they suck from you so I totally understand. The last thing you need is blog guilt! Just check in a write when you can, your voice is still true and your readers love to read it. Good luck! And wear mascara.... it always helps.

JFS in IL said...

Have to say - i typed my comment and thought I posted it at Jenn's site in San Diego - how did I end up with it here? Oops! I wrote it after reading her post on stopping to help a teen driver report an accident!

stlmama said...

I love your writing, no matter how often.Post when you want not due to guilt. Short blurbs are also fun. Good luck with the papers!

Minnesota Matron said...

JFS: I take your post as a message that I will someday save a teenage girl an accident! You guys rock!