Monday, November 10, 2008

A pleasant surprise

I left work this afternoon with the most virtuous of intentions...tomorrow being a stat holiday, I thought I would catch up on marking. I mean, it's basically a paid day off, so why not do the work while I'm getting paid anyway? I sorted out the papers on my desk, printed out current marking sheets, even found an empty file folder, so stuff wouldn't get mangled or stabbed in my pack.

I just sat down to plow into it...and realized that I left one batch of writing assignments on my desk; neglected to bring home the answer key for another exercise; and had only brought home the sheaf of quizzes that had already been marked by one of the student teachers assigned to my classes.

So that took all of 10 minutes. Nice. I mean, I'll have to do the marking over lunches this week, but I'd just as soon have tomorrow free of extra obligations. And it's not like I'm being a lazy bum or procrastinating or anything, even. (Just disorganized, but I can live with that!)

Not that there's anything wrong with being a lazy bum from time to time. But I do have other, rather important plans for tomorrow, so having the extra time is certainly a bonus.

(And, if I wanted to be really forthcoming, I could confess that I've already spent an hour or more tonight working on lesson plans. So I really can relax guilt-free. Not that I was feeling guilty, but, you know, if I were. Which I wasn't. But even so.)

I'm going a little stir-crazy, truth be told. I've been going a little overboard on the Black Hole of Viking Sweater Doom, and needed to give my hands a rest today. The not-knitting is making me a little batty. I'm hoping it pays off in the long term.

I'm missing the Malabrigo, though. Or something soft. I sometimes feel like I'm knitting a giant brillo pad. (I'm exaggerating a little, I s'pose. But I'm also scoping patterns for that cashmere in my stash, for afterward...)

Mmmkay. 'Nuff stalling. Baby bro's just popped up on MSN from India, gonna go touch base with him and be all big-sister-y and stuff.

Tune in tomorrow for more yarny adventures. I hope. As opposed to mis-adventures. Send me happy thoughts?


yarnpiggy said...

Tell your bro to say hello to Delhi for me...

See you tomorrow! :-)

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

Sending tons of happy thoughts from the San Francisco Bay Area to you! And who cares if you are a bum? That's how I live my life. If I get out of my jammies, it's a miracle, although I get to don the leathers again to ride the iron horse soon. :)

Have a lovely day!

Anie said...

happy thoughts are comin.