Not too much going on around here. I'm home sick again, believe it or not. This has been the worst stretch of health for me in quite awhile. I started another antibiotic this week since the sinus infection appears to be back and I have some "stomach distress", either from a virus or the medication. Either way, I can't teach with it, so I'm home. I'm sure my teaching partners are getting pretty irritated with me, even if they graciously deny it. The kids' behavior is always an issue with substitutes (you remember junior high, right?) and it somehow adds work and stress to the team whenever anyone is out. Last night I went to bed at 7:30 p.m. to try and avoid missing work today, but it didn't work.
I just woke up from a two hour nap and I'm drinking my special concoction of Trader Joe organic mint melange tea, Tulsi organic lemon ginger tea, and a splash of ginger ale and reading A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. I want to knit on my sweater, but I need to think about the next part and my mind is just a little too fuzzy. So I'm alternating between reading blogs, napping, and this book.
I finished The Love Wife by Gish Jen earlier this week. It was one of the books I bought at The Strand in New York City. I really enjoyed it, as I do all of her books.
Next in the reading queue is the Barbara Kingsolver book Steve bought me for my birthday, The Lacuna. I have Zeitoun by Dave Eggers checked out from the library, but I think I have to take it back unread. I'll try to get to it in the summer; Steve and S read it and loved it. I also have to pick up Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry from the library, which may jump to next in line since it's on loan.
My plans for the weekend are pretty limited: rest, read, knit, and rest some more. Hope you have a better one.
a chat with Anna Quindlen
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