Hey there! Sorry for all the radio silence around here lately. I’ve been working like a… well, I was going to say like a madwoman, and then I was going to admit that it’s more like a regular nine to fiver… but no, madwoman would be accurate. I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I’m doing translating work in addition to teaching, and I’ve put in more 10-hour work days this week than I can recall. Literally. My brain is down to 5% functionality (give or take 5%), and I had to check what day it was several times in the last hour alone. Thanks to the powers that be, the calendar said Friday every time.

In the spirit of full disclosure, here are some things that I did not manage to do today:

  • Make my bed
  • Sit down to breakfast
  • Style my hair
  • Rescue our short-sleeved shirts from storage
  • Wash, hang, fold, iron, or otherwise acknowledge the existence of Mount Laundry
  • Bake goodies for game night later (do you think our guests will buy that I slaved in the kitchen all day making a bag of potato chips and a tub of ice cream from scratch?)
  • Clean the bathroom (do you think our guests will buy the “Out of Order” sign I’m sticking on it?)
  • Check Facebook

As well as some things that I did:

  • Consume the first popsicle of the year (orange, of course)
  • Consume the first antihistamine of the year while weathering* the first allergy-induced headache of the year
  • Stay awake to finish teaching class during the first allergy-induced headache of the year
  • Learn all about concrete mixers
  • Drive with the windows down and the music up
  • Wear cute shoes
  • Pop my head into the blogosphere to wave hello.**

* Ha!
** Hello!

Cute spring shoes

Just two quick things before I go indulge my brain’s lack of functionality:

  1. To those of you who work full time and manage to do anything else ever, I salute you.
  2. What did you do today? Wait, scratch that. What did you fail to do today? ::grin::
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  1. I worked a full day. I had a great lsushi unch with my friend Geena. I came home and watched an episode of The 4400 with Martin. I had a great sushi dinner with 2 other AWC friends and Martin (Karin’s at a disco with her boyfriend). I updated and uploaded the activities pages on the AWC site, and now I’m reading blogs & checking FB. FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY!

  2. I failed to put make up on (yet). I have to pick Nicholas up from a birthday party after dinner, so I will have to accomplish this task before I go. I failed to finish three weeks worth of assignments that needed correcting. I REALLY wanted to be done with them today, but alas, I have one test to go. I have only checked FB about three times since August, so I don’t know if it counts as a “fail.” Laundry? What is that? I failed to get to the grocery store to buy good food for dinner. And, last but certainly not least, I failed to NOT eat cheetos and drink pop. Yeah, and that is the SHORT list!

    Hope you have fun at game night tonight, and yes…CUTE shoes!


  3. I failed to do the laundry, so I bought a pack of little girls underwear today since we had no clean ones. On the other hand, I made time to make homemade soup and cornbread. (Perfect rainy day meal!:)

  4. i failed to make onion soup the right way.
    i came in the back door, and mom said they needed onion soup made.
    so what do i do? onions, garlic, chicken broth, salt……but not enough of the last two. my bro said it tasted like onions and water. insult. 😉

    aaaanyhow, i don’t mean to be a bad cook. those once in a while failures, ya know. can’t let it get to ya.

    but i DID NOT fail to drink enough coffee to drown a lobster! yesssss!!!!! yay for me. 😉

  5. Since it’s only a mere 8:20am I have fed the silly cats, put the dishes in the dishwasher (don’t ask why that wasn’t done last night), made coffee, ate a bagel, and now I’m procrastinating starting my homework by reading your blog :).

  6. Liz – Um, can you please fly down here and teach me how you managed to fit all those things in after “I worked a full day”? You amaze me.

    Megsie – It’s somehow very comforting to me that you failed to put on makeup. 🙂 The only reason I put on any was because I had a class to teach first thing in the morning. Otherwise? Not a priority. I like your last fail, by the way… hehe.

    YM – How much do I love that you bought underwear to avoid doing the laundry? SO MUCH. (I recall doing the same thing in college a time or two, though I didn’t have a houseful of children as a valid excuse.)

    Beka – Funny (and slightly relevant) story – When I was really young, a friend and I got in trouble for insulting each other when we got mad. We used the worst term we could think of: “You’re an ONION!” So yes, I would definitely agree that a diagnosis of onions and water counts as an insult. 🙂

    Heather – You also need to fly over here and teach me how to be so productive before a self-respecting hour of the morning. (We’re also long overdue for a visit… 🙂 )

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