If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Coherent Blog Post

I haven't had a coherent blog post in a while. Looking over my last several posts I realized they have been all lists and bullets. I've had a few ideas and started writing a real blog post once or twice in the past week but nothing has managed to stick. I blame it on the end of the semester and the encroaching summer break. This always feels like a schizophrenic time of the year.

I'm feeling very in-between. I've finished one grant and am about to start another--as soon as the semester ends. I've got one paper ready to go out--as soon as co-authors respond--and another I'm about to start--see end of semester comment above. I've all but finished current grading but am waiting for final papers/presentations.

On the home front, Angel came home late Thursday night. He moved half of his belongings from school, stayed until last night, and is back at school to pick up the rest of his things and say good-bye. It seems that will take him 3-4 days. Once he comes back, he'll look for a job here and, if unsuccessful, will head Up North to his dad's. So currently we have no idea how long he will be with us.

Graduation is in two weeks and there are many events--work-related and social--that must occur in that period. Shortly after graduation I have a trip that will be half-work/half-pleasure. I'm trying to fight the feeling that I need to wait for this all to be over before I can settle down into some serious work. There's a good chance there may not be a settle-down time, at least not for a month or two, and then the summer will be mostly gone.


Annie King said...

I know what you mean. Somehow, I feel that summer, a time to settle in and work on my writing, free from my son's school days routine, will slip right by me. And summer hasn't even begun!

Julie said...

All of the work sounds like a rush of an oncoming wave. I'm so impressed that you finished the grant and are starting another. I do hope you get to have some fun on your half work/half pleasure trip.

It seems like only yesterday when you posted a picture of your new bathing suit. Wasn't that here? Or am I dreaming again? Lol! But what I mean is...where did the year go? I do hope you get to have some fun in between all the work:)