Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I Dug Deep.

I delved into all my years of experience as a professional educator. My ever-helpful staff sacrificed and offered themselves up as observational subjects. I broke out my best shovel in order that I might toss the heaps of detritus that were whirling around in my brain a bit higher and a tad further. With the fortification that only a low-cal frozen pizza, a box of Wheat Thins and a tub of homemade hummus can provide, I sat myself before the keyboard and tried to make it sing. The recently plied skeins of handspun sat by my side in a show of loyalty that is unprecedented in the realm of inanimate objects. It offered its inspiration and comfort.

The Big, Fluffy Kitty and her Smaller, Less Fluffy Counterpart totally blew me off. They do not find paper writing to be all that entertaining. They just wanted to be fed on schedule. I understand. I didn't particularly want to be around me either. I was not "pleasant." I said bad words and I sprayed cracker crumbs whilst doing it.

But, in a final burst of creativity and unwillingness to be brought down by my own procrastination, I made it all happen. It is done. I have crafted a paper on the subject of formal teacher observations that is remarkable if only for its having been wrought from least amount of actual observation possible. But it is done.

And the yarn is pleased.
Now I must rest. And rethink the wisdom of eating half a box of Wheat Thins with hummus at this late hour. A finished paper is all well and good...but perhaps not worth the effort it will take to button my pants tomorrow.


Beth said...

Congratulations! I'm sure having the yarn beside you helped a lot. I may try that while I grade papers. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay! Another one down. How many papers are left for this class? You must be ready for it to be over!

What loyal yarn you have :)

Jeanne said...

Well done! I'm glad someone around here actually finished something. I threw up my hands in disgust on my project when I realized I don't have extra batting and I can't remember how to finish it. Bleh.

Perhaps if I had a loyal, lovely skein of handspun by my side, I would be more productive. Congrats on finishing!

Debby said...

Good job!! You get an A+ for creativity AND resourcefulness!

And deserve some yarn treats for pushing past The Wall of those types of assignments.

trek said...

Make sure to wash the shovel before you put it away!

Nicely done.

Mel said...

Detritus? Is that what they're calling it these days?

Anonymous said...

YAY!! The paper is done. The yarn looks pleased.

Anne said...

Nice work! Both the paper AND the yarn. Do you have plans for the yarn post-petting? Socks?

Bobbi said...

the yarn looks pretty!