Monday, October 26, 2009

Juggling

It's officially that time in the semester. It's the time when my roster says the class has 20 students and eight are actually present. The time when writing projects become longer and more complex, therefore meaning more time to grade each. The time when we go through writing projects more quickly since students have had some practice earlier in the semester.

It's also the time I have various alternate projects that are in the works, with some very near to deadlines.

I feel not quite like I've got a lot of balls in the air, but rather like I've got a ball, a bowling pin, a crystal wine glass, an egg, a bean bag, an apple, a butterknife, and a scarf. Up and down, around and around, watch how they fly through the air.

CWC tonight. It feels good to know I did my critique last week. There's one thing I don't have in the air right now. And, since I'm getting critiqued I didn't have to make copies this go 'round. This was a light CWC month for me, thank goodness.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

You just described how I feel perfectly. Except substitute the part about students with work/home/friend commitments (other than you writing types) and you've got it.

Submitting tonight. Only one critique to do for next month. Then a couple months off while fulls are submitted.

Lovely to contemplate.

Jenny said...

Deb, these are not months off. These are opportunities to keep on keepin on.

Debbie said...

I meant from submitting.