Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Little More Spinning

Blue and pink handspun yarn on the woodpile

I've done a little more spinning of the troublesome local fleece, although I've accomplished very little else.

I've been substituting in a vacant teacher's position for the last few weeks. That means that I started teaching classes of middle school social studies and science, making my own lesson plans, grading papers and giving tests with no advance notice. Of course, I caught both the upper respiratory infections moving through the school the second day I worked, and that has not made me more efficient.

Now that I feel a little better, I've learned some of the school routines and gotten ahead of the kids in the textbooks. Perhaps I'll be able to re-establish my blogging routine. It's a pity I can't tell you the interesting Pocahontas County stories I hear at work every day, but I'm afraid that would be intrusive. Perhaps they'll make grist for the fiction mill someday.


Sherry said...

Rebecca! I was beginning to fret. I thought many Donne had done you in.

Rebecca Clayton said...

....When Thou hast done,
Thou hast not done,
For I have more....

It's the eighth graders that almost had me done for.