Tuesday, September 4, 2007

So far, so good

True to form, I am spending my first prep period blogging. Shame, shame on the teacher. Short post, to be sure, but still, someone should reprimand me. As I am well-planned and obviously have no papers or assignments yet to grade, I don’t feel too incredibly guilty about it.

I spent my last few unofficial days of summer enjoying myself. Surely, I could have been working on homework for my grad class, or cleaning my house, or organizing my life (a constant struggle), but I did not. Though I have spent the better part of the last two months doing very little, I still felt the need to indulge these last four days.

Sleeping until 11 (or later), going to the dog park, to the gym, to my brother-in-law’s. Not going anywhere but the backyard, not getting dressed until 3, having leftovers for breakfast. Hiking a state park, getting my brows waxed, going to Ratatouille, cooking dinner with my husband. Reading magazines in the bath tub, reading Reading Lolita in Tehran on the treadmill, reading the instructions on a bag of instant rice. Giving blood, going to the horse races with aunts and uncles, losing [my husband’s] money, drinking red wine with friends. Drinking white wine with friends, providing a couch for a friend (twice), praying for a friend in the hospital. Researching kidney donation, talking to my sister on the phone, talking to my mom on the phone, talking to my husband into the night. Dreaming the crazy dreams that things on this list provoke.

Dear summer, you shall be missed. School year, brace yourself, I am more than ready.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heather Said:

You did that all in one weekend...I am impressed!

Anonymous said...

Heather said....

or even over the whole summer....still impressed. Life is not about cleaning or organizing, but living. Well done Em.

Molly said...

I'm glad you indulged. Here we are, back in the swing of things. And shame, shame on you, bad monkey for blogging on your prep! :) I've never, ever done that before...

JensJourneys said...

sI must confess that as you told me that you had been looking into kidney donation and as I read it on here my eyes filled with tears (as they are doing right now). You are truely the best friend that every girl deserves and I am thankful that I get to call you just that! I'm glad that you got to rest before the busy-ness of life starts up once again. I love you Em!!!