My apologies, dear readers, for my spotty correspondence! It's been a nutty semester, and I've actually been steering clear of the internet when not working specifically on class/work-related items. With a few resistant students and periodic drama that's new to me as a teacher to this extent, I've been feeling a wee bit overstimulated. As such, I haven't had much brain left over for writing, fiction or blogging. There are about three weeks left, including finals, plus a couple days, but after that point, I should have a few more coherent thoughts and ideas that aren't going to slip right into rants and whines. Lately, though, I've had so much happening at once that I knew I needed to hold off lest I'd alienate everyone who knows me. I'm not a negative person, but my mood has been negative, and even some of my Facebook friends have expressed annoyance with some of my updates.
Sorry, guys, but I've got to express it somewhere or lose it entirely. If it annoys you, just do what I do and scroll past those updates that irritate. Unfortunately, these days, I have very little existence outside of work, besides Sassy, who's been a little drama queen herself lately, so there's not much else for me to update or discuss. I'm working on the whole social life thing, but it's a slow process, and until a few things change (or the stress of having such an unreliable job from semester-to-semester with no benefits changes to a full time job), I'm just going to have to ask you to bear with me. Let's face it: I live alone with a possessive dog and come home from work just to keep working until bedtime. It's the nature of the college teaching beast and being single. Not a whole lot of distractions. Even the house has reaching the point where the honeymoon is over, as I've done most of the painting and major construction projects that I'll be doing for awhile (especially since I don't get paid in January, and at present, I only have three classes scheduled for the spring and therefore a much, much tighter budget).
In news: I did turn 27 (yay! Glad to put 26 behind me), and I put up my first full-size Christmas tree on Sunday. I'm finishing the details on it, but it looks cool. Outside of that, there's nothing really to report on, since my mystery lump next to my ear seems to be innocuous.
Until next time, which is when I'm planning to post a list of "Do's and Don't's" that's eventually going, edited, into future syllabi. If you read between the lines, you'll start to understand the type of semester I've had. :)