Friday, March 1, 2013

Fashion Friday

Lots of almost snow in this, the latter half of a rather odd week.  Its been gray & cold & spitting, but no real snow.  Yesterday Thing 2 was able, by dragging his fingers all along the car's hood, to just barely scrape together a soggy snowball to chuck at his sister, and even that sorry excuse for snow was melted away by noon.  Today we are to have snow flurries & snow showers.  And tomorrow.  And Sunday.    No really good, hardy snow though.  Its all so non committal.

Winter, if you are going to hang around, you must try harder.  We need to see a real effort here, or you should admit defeat, step aside & make way for the new guy.  Spring put on an impressive show on Tuesday, breaking out after a gentle rain, & we were impressed by its determination and joie de vivre.  Maybe its time you seriously consider retirement, Winter 2012/13.  Unless you've got something to show us.

Dress: eShakti, cardigan: Old Navy, Rain-boots: Vintage/Thrifted

I am tired today.  I need the weekend.  No, I need spring break.  Teaching is hard on the brain, & mine really needs a rest this time of the semester. 

Its really hard to explain  to someone outside of the education field.  There is a lot that goes on in teaching.  It is the greatest job ever, no doubt, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I am passionate about my subject & my work-- I put everything I have into it.  I feel an obligation to the people I study, the history I know, to pass on the story so that they and their deeds are not forgotten. Corny, but true.
It is hard to maintain that high level of excitement day after day.  There are days when I am flat, when I feel off, when I disappoint myself & feel like I let history down.  And then there are weeks, like this one, when the topics where heavy & the teaching of them was emotionally difficult. It is depressing & sad & frustrating sometimes.

But I won't bore you with the details.  

I just need a break.  I need a nap.  Trust me.  I was hoping for a surprise snow day.  But noooooo.