Friday, October 28, 2011

It seems that the trio of sisters have gotten very busy.  

I often sit down and begin a new post, only to abandon it.
I discovered that it wasn't nearly as much fun to write the blog after Mom died.
  I knew she would comment no matter what and that once she did, Aunt Sue would.

It's hard to believe that it has been almost two years since Mom died and at that time I would never have suspected that Aunt Sue would be gone in two short years.

I have spent the better part of the evening rereading old posts.  
I've laughed and I've cried.  One might think that I'm feeling very sentimental and nostalgic.
The simple plain truth is that I am procrastinating!
Anything beats doing my math assignment.  I mean, assignments.

I have one paper due on Monday, but it's only 3-5 pages long.
Of course I still haven't read the material that the paper is to be written on, but that's nothing.  

By the following Saturday I have to have a lesson plan (also 3-5 pages) written out, 
a math lesson videotaped and critiqued, and a summation of my student observations written. 

Do I have my lesson plan planned?
Of course not.

Do I have my math lesson videotaped?
Of course not.

Do I have my summation of my student observations written?
Of course not .... but I have observed the students.
That's saying something.

 So, what am I doing?

  I'm dreaming of writing something a bit less stuffy.
Something a bit more uplifting than mathematical learning trajectories.
I'm hoping this might ignite the creative juices .....

but at this point, it's looking doubtful.