Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Blatherings

Not much to report here.  I'm still hanging on by a thread and trying to finish the year strong.  We're 2 1/2 weeks from the AP test, so the countdown is on!  Every AP teacher is in full alert, I'm sure.  Test scores are relied on so heavily, that you're always thinking about what else you need to focus on and how best to help students succeed.  Admittedly though, students can have one bad night, a fight with a parent, or a nasty break-up the night before (or moments before) the test, and there goes their test score.  I realize all of this and just want to get these test out of the way so I can chill out a bit!  :)

Outside of work, I've mainly been trying to gather up as much energy as I can when I'm not there.  About a month ago I broke down and went to the doctor for a B12 shot, because I was so desperately fatigued.  It helped a little, but the fatigue has just gone on and on.  Yes, I know I have low vitamin D levels (like most of the population) and a touch of anemia, but I have resigned myself to the fact that this is more about mentally needing time off, and not so much about anything physically being wrong.  Like most of us, I just need a time out, which will come in June--I hope.

Well, I'm off to write and post a review today. I've been dying for the time to write up a quick review of Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill, which I mentioned I was reading last weekend.  It's a cute, fast read, and I'd like to post a review today.  Beyond that and a stack of tests I HAVE to finish grading today, here's what I'm off to read:

The newest Sharon Lathan novel.  I love her creativity in this tale of Mr. Darcy's uncle.

I'm bound & determined to be caught up in the series and ready for the last in the series that's coming out soon!

And, of course, I'm reading the AMAZING Great Gatsby for my own Read Along.  Such a great read!
All right.  There's my Sunday and week in a nutshell.  The sun is shining and calling my name.  I think a short, meandering stroll and then a nap might be in order today.  Thank goodness for weekends and Sunday!  I hope you've had a good one.


  1. It's been a tough week here, too. So much so I've been working hours so I buy a bottle of my favorite champagne (I read somewhere it helps reduce stress--whatever works, right? ;)

    Finally got the Great Gatsby audiobook in from the library, so hopefully I'll be able to catch up on your readathon soon.

    1. I'm sorry it's been tough your way. I hope everything is okay?

      Yay for joining us!!! :) I'm loving the reread. Seriously, I didn't ever realize what a great book Great Gatsby was when I read it before.

      Well, I hope the champagne was glorious. :)