Life is stupid-crazy at the moment. Utterly frustratingly cluttered. This is that hellish moment in the semester when EVERYTHING comes due, there's a final push to fit in all the material, and the students are at an all-time low as far as interest and involvement go. Of course, I'm not much more interested or involved than they are, so I can't say much.
However, good luck reared its gorgeous head yesterday in the form of a job offer for summer. The college I work for full-time doesn't offer many English courses during the summer, so I was out of luck. However, the pre-curriculum department (developmental courses) offered me two remedial English classes for the duration of the summer. I'll be teaching two courses a day for 10 weeks adding up to a whopping 3 hours of work per day plus the commute. I HOPE beyond hope that I still have time for hacking away at a novel in the afternoons. I had a fantastique novel idea pop up the other day, and I think this one might finally stick. I won't divulge just yet, but I'm sure I'll let more details slip as time goes by.
While I was looking very forward to being a complete, worthless ass all summer, I suppose this employment thing could be good. After all, I do have a car payment and student loans hanging over my head. Thank God I'm a manic saver--I would've been fine unemployed all summer--but now I can breathe a bit easier and continue to nurture my nest egg. And I can go to my conference in June, AND I can go on a mountain vacation getaway with B. in May, AND I can fly to Texas before the summer is up. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it.
In other news, I haven't had a chance to read very much the last few days. Between fits of grading I've barely opened How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, so I might have to go half-finished to Monday night's book discussion. That's ok, I'm fine with socializing and wine even when I haven't finished the selection.
Watch for more Daisy pics before the weekend is up! I hope y'all have a good one.