Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Umm Hi... Remember Me?

Coming back to the blog after a month-long hiatus is a lot more awkward than I thought it would be... There's so much to say but I'm wondering if I'm just standing on the stage of an empty theatre now... Has the audience gone home?

Ah, who cares. I'm not too good to blog for no one... AND I know there's always randoms who happen to cross my page when they're killing time clicking the "next blog" button after they're done reading what they actually logged on to read. (Seriously, try it. When you're done reading mine, of course. It's quite addicting).

So, where have I been the month of July?

The honest-to-goodness-boring truth is that I was teaching summer school English (Gr. 12) and barely keeping my head above water. In between marking and planning super-engaging-spectacular lessons and activities (I try to be a SuperTeacher at times), I was struggling to keep ahead of my students in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. (What kind of English major has never read that novel!? ...This one).  After skipping only 1 chapter (Bad Teacher...) I managed okay... Except I was at school for 7am, and by the time I was done teaching, marking, prepping, and reading, it was usually 9pm... Which gave me enough time to veg-out mindlessly in front of the TV for an hour before passing out on the couch and hauling my sorry self to bed in an effort to do it all again the next day.  Throw in a few wedding-filled weekends, and I'm still not quite sure where the H July even went?

So, to recap...
Books Read:
1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Which I did enjoy despite the fact that it was "Required Reading")
2. The Summer of Us by Holly Chamberlin (Which I did not finish in July but in the early few days of August when school finished. I enjoyed it, but the mid-novel hiatus thanks to summer school kind of affected my enjoyment).

Now, with only one month of summer vacation left before I move 7 hours away from home and must find some kind of sustainable job, I plan to read as much as I can because in a month I won't have a lot of reading time because I'm going to get a great job that eats up a ton of my free time. Next on my list: One Day by David Nicholls... Coming soon to a theatre near you! Because I've prattled on entirely too long for an awkward blog-return, instead of describing it, I'll just post a handy video of the movie trailer. Enjoy!

I hope you have enjoyed my recap of this past month, and also my attempt at putting positive thoughts out into the universe in hopes that they'll come back to me. That's from a book isn't it?

1 comment:

Dee said...

Glad you and your blog is back! I too have been beyond busy this summer, MUST get back to it!