Jan 272007
 

I’m really happy that I have more students to teach. Really. More students mean more money. I no longer have to pinch every penny. And I like teaching. But one can tell that some things have suffered. The blog for example. Since I have been posting a lot of my to-do-lists here, I thought I’d just make it a little more visual this time. So, you can tell that I have been teaching more by:

My congas waiting to be photographed so I can sell them. (Anybody wanting some fabulous Michel Delaporte-congas? They are quite rare.)

Catalogue waiting to be browsed through, note waiting to be given to my husband, books waiting to be put back on shelf. (I fetched the Terry Pratchett book looking for a quote about the monks of cool, because I wanted to write about feeling cool. Well, the quote actually was in another book (the internet told me so), and the post never happened.) Couple of receipts waiting to be entered into computer for budgeting.

Stuff my husband used to polish the aforementioned congas so that they look better in the pictures waiting to be put away.


Wastepaper basket waiting to be emptied. Look at all those candy wrappers. Right where my students can see them. Either it has been a very long time since I last emptied it or I see for the first time why my weight has been going up again. Now venturing outside my room into the living room:

New shelves for DVDs. I put them together, but they are waiting to be installed on top of the ones we already have.

This was given to me for Christmas. I have to put some new wire to it and hang it up.

Kitchen: Toast waiting to be put into freezer bags and to be frozen.


Basement: Laundry waiting to be folded and put away.

Bedroom: More laundry waiting to be ironed, a glass waiting to be recycled, books waiting to be disposed off. Maybe I put those children’s books up for sale too.

My son’s room: projects and pictures waiting to be put away in a tidy manner.

Sigh.

So now you know how I will spend my weekend. What will you do? I hope your weekend has some family fun time in it.

And who knows, maybe there will be some real post from me tomorrow.

And you know what, today is my 39 1/2 th birthday. Only six months left until the -0.

  14 Responses to “how one can tell that I am teaching more than before”

  1. I think this is a great post. It makes me think of all the things in my house/life that are waiting.

  2. I think this is a great post. It makes me think of all the things in my house/life that are waiting.

  3. i love this post, but mostly because you shared glimpses of your home w/ us.

    great congas, sister.

  4. i love this post, but mostly because you shared glimpses of your home w/ us.

    great congas, sister.

  5. There’s a lot of waiting at our house, too – laundry waiting, dishes waiting, waiting, waiting. It will have to wait, tho’, because there is snow, and we need to play.

  6. There’s a lot of waiting at our house, too – laundry waiting, dishes waiting, waiting, waiting. It will have to wait, tho’, because there is snow, and we need to play.

  7. My house will have to wait in vain – good luck with yours!
    I fixed my link to the awards site, by the way. I had it on an older link where I wasn’t mentioned. Because I am dumb like that.

  8. My house will have to wait in vain – good luck with yours!
    I fixed my link to the awards site, by the way. I had it on an older link where I wasn’t mentioned. Because I am dumb like that.

  9. I love being busy. It makes me rush around and do things quickly without procrastinating as much as I usually do. Even if some things get left undone, being too busy still gives me the feeling that I’m not wasting any time.

  10. I love being busy. It makes me rush around and do things quickly without procrastinating as much as I usually do. Even if some things get left undone, being too busy still gives me the feeling that I’m not wasting any time.

  11. We did nothing BUT fun things together. Well, that and the grocery shopping, but that was still together. Today we went to the Mystic Aquarium and I got to pet some kind of Ray. It was very soft.

  12. We did nothing BUT fun things together. Well, that and the grocery shopping, but that was still together. Today we went to the Mystic Aquarium and I got to pet some kind of Ray. It was very soft.

  13. Thanks for all your comments. I have to admit that I cheated a bit. These pictures were taken the week before. So for now everything’s been taken care of, apart from the ironing and I’m seriously contemplating letting my guests have crumply napkins.

    You all did right concentrating on the fun things. The problem I have is not the things waiting to be done but that when I have done them there instantly forms a line of still more things to do after them. That’s life I think. I read an organisational book that said everybody has about 70 to 100 unfinished projcts all the time and I thought, “Thank God! I’m not the only one.” This guy said the important thing is not to get everything done but to feel good about the things that are still waiting.

    Beck, thanks for the link.

    Adrian, I used to be like that and in a way still am. But I found that a lifestyle like this needs days or weeks of regeneration, and my life is more like a marathon than like a series of sprints. So I have to pace myself going on and on and on. Busyness doesn’t help to find the space for creativity. It only makes me feel needed and important.

  14. Thanks for all your comments. I have to admit that I cheated a bit. These pictures were taken the week before. So for now everything’s been taken care of, apart from the ironing and I’m seriously contemplating letting my guests have crumply napkins.

    You all did right concentrating on the fun things. The problem I have is not the things waiting to be done but that when I have done them there instantly forms a line of still more things to do after them. That’s life I think. I read an organisational book that said everybody has about 70 to 100 unfinished projcts all the time and I thought, “Thank God! I’m not the only one.” This guy said the important thing is not to get everything done but to feel good about the things that are still waiting.

    Beck, thanks for the link.

    Adrian, I used to be like that and in a way still am. But I found that a lifestyle like this needs days or weeks of regeneration, and my life is more like a marathon than like a series of sprints. So I have to pace myself going on and on and on. Busyness doesn’t help to find the space for creativity. It only makes me feel needed and important.

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