I’m going to jot down a few words before I have to leave for spin class in twenty minutes. No guarantees that it all makes sense or that words are spelled correctly. But I want to check in with y’all this morning. I might be able to do some proper blogging this afternoon.
“Your cup runneth over,” my friend Elizabeth said last week. And it’s true. Last week, I juggled an article that just won’t seem to get itself finished, Jonah’s college applications, special ed PTA stuff, two doctor’s appointments, and one German exchange student. All great stuff, but it was a lot.
And then in the midst of all that, I decided that my living room was looking tired, so I bought all new cushions for the sofa and a throw for the arm chair to clean things up. I went with a cream, blue, and grey theme. Very clean and modern. This mandatory redecoration project meant two trips to West Elm and IKEA and required — yes, required — some serious consideration about placement and organization. Compulsive? Me? Nah!!!
This week is much more manageable. The article-that-won’t-die needs another day of work, and I’m on the fun research stage of the next article. Research is always much more fun that writing first drafts. Writing first drafts is about the suckiest thing in life.
With the German exchange student occupying my office, my computer has been temporarily relocated to my bedroom dresser. It’s freaking me out. And I think that this disruption to my work space is partially responsible for the article-that-won’t-die.
Can I just say that the German student’s English is excellent? Should Americans be doing a better job teaching foreign languages?
Also, the German said that he feels sorry for Jonah, because all of his sports and homework. He likes to remind Jonah that he never gets any homework.
Oh, and colleges are free in Germany.