A Wintry Rut . . .
Polar Vortex, severe wind chill (go to school anyway), endless piles of papers to correct, seriously ill family members, sadness (death of an uncle and a former student – so very young), five days out with the flu, snow shoveling, dog hair everywhere from my new roommate Ike, did I mention the Polar Vortex? Back pain, physical therapy, hospital visits, lesson plans (and more papers to correct), helping sick family member with daily stuff, staff meetings that last too long after school, icy roads, high heating bills, short daylight hours (no sun), falling asleep in the lazy boy (@8pm) with a lap full of papers to correct, more snow and no one to plow, a never-ending pot of soup (why these seem to grow in the refrigerator overnight has always been a mystery), car window stuck in the down position (during polar vortex), unable to sit for periods of time (back), dishes piled up in the sink, … and more school work to catch up on.
And, the winter rut I am in continues … pulled in all directions by people and events and nothing in the direction I would prefer to go (ie: wandering in nature, taking pictures, sleeping in, blogging, etc…).
Oh, to be a bear and be perfectly happy to hibernate through the winter ruts … ;-)
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~Anne Bradstreet