Sunday, March 18, 2018


It's Sunday evening, and instead of grading papers or getting ready for a new school week, I am crashed on my couch reading.

I am completely exhausted.

This weekend was a whirlwind.  Starting Thursday afternoon when I went to the grocery store to prepare for my weekend guests, I was either preparing food, cleaning my kitchen, attending a performance, or talking with friends and family.

I am not complaining.  All of the effort was completely worth it.  I loved sharing my weekend with friends and family who gathered together to see the play and then celebrate after.  I love having my house full of people - loud with talk and laughter.

But when I'm completely honest, the introvert side of me was happy to have time today to read.  I finished The Great Alone (finally).  I made myself keep reading, even thought I was incredibly nervous about the plot.  I re-read A Long Walk to Water and then I read The Wild Robot Escapes.  I needed this time to get lost in some books and recharge my batteries.

So no... my grading didn't get finished, but I'll just use my prep time tomorrow to take care of that.  And the laundry isn't finished.  And I didn't get to the grocery store. 

But I wouldn't have it any other way.


  1. I love weekends like this but am always so happy to get back to our normal and have time to ourself again.

  2. So glad you prioritized the most important things--self-care, rest, and reading! With all the tasks to do, it can be so hard to make sure we find time to curl up with a book, but I think most of us are happier and more sane people when we do!