Man, it's been non-stop, lately. I've been working in bed in the mornings, not because it's a treat, but because I wake up and feel like I have so much to do that I don't have time to take a shower and get dressed first.
And my house is such a mess. I finally devoted a whole hour to cleaning my kitchen yesterday.
It's still a mess, but the second shelf of my refrigerator is now spotless.
I am grateful for work, I am. It's just, I hate busywork. There's just gunk I have to do that doesn't mean anything. Like organize receipts, bill students, write their assignments, clean the house, do the laundry, keep up with email, etc. Tons more than that, but you get the point.
Pretty much, I just want to read, write and teach, but there's a cost to everything, I guess.
Anyway, I'm thinking of taking a two-week vacation from writing and just using my off-time to read and relax. Two weeks to refill the well.
I am SO behind on reading, I can't tell you. I MISS READING! I never feel like a writer unless I'm reading a ton. I have been in the middle of five books since June. I've started at least twenty. I haven't finished a single book since May, except Eat, Pray, Love. (Maybe a couple more, but I forgot already.)
It's like Groundhog Day or something. I keep working and everything keeps being unfinished.
Do you ever just want to just stop everything, curl up in a window seat, and read for a month? I just want the whole world to stop, for everything to be finished, so I can relax and read, guilt-free. And after a month, I'll add some teaching and writing. A nice, balanced life.
Things should be better October 2. And even better October 9. And best of all October 14. And then it will be October 31, the time I make my New Year's resolutions again. At the top of the list is BALANCE and READ!
Below is the season premier of Chuck, a week early, courtesy of Hulu. I just think it's the coolest that I can embed a whole episode of television in my blog. So here it is. :-) If you click it, it will take you to hulu and you can watch full screen.