Teaching four sections this semester has been keeping me very busy, and I haven’t been posting to the blog nearly as much as usual. I tend to be on campus until pretty late, and at the end of the day I come home, eat supper, and crash. And after working on the computer all day, I don’t want to look at a screen again for as long as I can help it. Sorry to my blog peeps that I haven’t been able to keep in touch with you as much as I’d like!
Fortunately, I have been pretty forgiving to myself about giving one day a week to myself totally off. Usually Saturday. The last couple of Saturdays, I’ve just said, “That’s it. I cannot grade. I cannot work on my online course.” And I don’t blog either. On Saturdays, I’ve been spending time with Fuzzers, going for hikes, and enjoying the beautiful fall weather we’re getting here in northern Colorado!
So I thought I’d bop by and for a little currently for the month of October. ?????
Current excitement: October! I suppose it’s a bit cliche in the blog world now, but I do really like fall. I especially love when the leaves start to turn. And I’m looking forward to going to the pumpkin patch!Current bane of existence: Hm. Because “grading” would be too repetitive, I’ll go with…lack of time and energy to do things because of grading??? Specifically swing dance. I’ve been way too beat to get off my couch and go swing dancing, and that’s bumming me out.
Current food(s): Soup, perhaps? Fuzzers and I decided to go to a little local market and gluten-free bakery in Hygiene, Colorado after our hike for lunch. I’d heard of it, but never actually been there. We both got pork green chili and split some chips–plus I got the cutest little cinnamon roll! I I also made a big ole pot of ham and lentil soup last week. It was my first time cooking with fresh fennel, and I have to say, I kinda liked it. Plus cornbread because I’ve had the mix in the cabinet forever and who doesn’t love cornbread?!Currently watching: By some odd coincidence, the last Star Trek Fuzzers and I watched was very appropriate for Halloween. Everyone on the Enterprise was basically having waking nightmare hallucinations, and it was friggin terrifying.
I really don’t do well with horror movies. I followed Fuzzers around literally everywhere the rest of the evening–I refused to be alone!
Current accomplishment: I successfully found a new optometrist, got an eye exam, and ordered a new supply of contact lenses before I ran out. I was proud of myself. #adulting
Current non-guilty pleasure: I got several new sweaters and blouses this year for teaching and I really like wearing them. There’s something about wearing new clothes that just feels so spiffy.
Current procrastination: Right this moment, I need to work on this online course I’m taking. Although I did grade eight papers today and go for a short hike, so I’d say I’m doing okay.
Do you like horror movies? Hate ’em? Somewhere in between?
What foods have been hitting the spot this fall?