it's not just a Led Zeppelin song. It HAS to be the title for this blog post because all I have right now is ramble. It happens.
- I've been busy since spring break. Not so much creatively, but life busy. And keeping up with all aspects of my life right now, as mom, wife, teacher, daughter, scrapbooker, photographer . . . it's tricky in the spring. I was talking with a coworker yesterday and she agreed that for whatever reason this time of year no matter how hard we work, there is still so much to be done. Anyone else experience this in the spring?
- Speaking of spring, it is WARM. In typical Michigan fashion we had snow on Monday, and 80 degrees yesterday. C'mon. A little moderation is in order, mother nature. It's funny because every winter I saw to myself I will NOT complain that it's TOO HOT. And yet, here I go. It's hot.
- Cold/allergies may play a part in the joy I am feeling at 80 degrees. That plus the fact that the air conditioner in my van crapped out. Good times.
- About that scrapbooking . . . well I'm a little behind. Just a tad. Like I have 11 projects due by May 1st. And the thing I have learned about my own creativity is it's like blowing up a balloon. The air in the balloon is my creativity. And slowly, as you release the air, I get some pages done. It starts out strong, my mojo if you will, then eventually you have a deflated piece of plastic. My creativity is finite. And it takes some time for that balloon to inflate again. I guess the inflation process is slowing down for me right now. Wish me air. I need it right now.
- Getting ready for a big photography exhibit for the photography club I sponsor. That is taking up some time to be certain, but it's so much fun. I wish I would have started photography when I was younger. We hang the show this week after I get more frames. The details are killing me right now.
- Speaking of high school, I'm having fun catching up with classmates on Facebook. We're getting ready for our 25th reunion. It has sort of reunited me with my former high school self. And while that's not always an easy process, reconciling yourself with who you are now, and who you were then, it's been good for me and it helps me deal with my own high school students better. I remember the fears, insecurities, and all of the fun involved in that time of your life. Would I go back? No way. Not for a minute. I like who I am now, and couldn't say that back then.
- I'm reading "The Hour I First Believed" by Wally Lamb. I like the book. It's good. But I have to say I think he took on a bit too much in this one. Too much jumping around. I liked I Know This Much is True so much better. She's Come Undone was second for me.
- Busy month ahead. First, Em is graduating. I know, SHUT UP. It can't possibly be four years. But some of this is merely formality since she student teaches next year for a whole year. I'm excited for her. Teaching means so much to me, and I know she will be an excellent teacher.
- Then we have the weekend we call DANCE. Jenna has her dance recital weekend, and while it is a lot of fun, it is very time-consuming.
- Speaking of Miss J, it is now soccer season. She does love it, and gets to play goalie a bit. Practices twice a week. Now that skating is over it's a bit more manageable, but for a while she had all three (dance, skating, and soccer)
OK, enough stalling. I've got work to do. Not to mention the mountain of laundry waiting for me. It's a glamorous life I lead, for certain.