Thursday, January 22, 2009
Refusing to say the "d" word
I woke up late today so this is going to be brief. I've been sleeping way more than normal lately, nine to ten hours a night, and I think it's the season, this gloomy, cold and never-stops-snowing winter we're having up here. I tried to make bread yesterday. I say tried because success was elusive. I don't think any rising occurred but I can't figure out why. I followed the instructions. Maybe I didn't talk nice enough to the dough. Then I played the lottery since the jackpot was 35 million. Not only did I lose, but not one of my numbers came up. At least nobody won so it will roll over for Saturday. I know it's a sucker's bet but it's fun to sit around dreaming about what you'd do if you won. In about 25 minutes I've got to be on the bus to go over and teach the level 0 student I have been teaching since before Christmas. He's actually making complete present tense sentences now which is good. But boy it's been tough on my patience as I've spent 35 hours with him with 10 to go. This is a student who never takes notes, never completes homework and is late to every class. I'll be glad when it's over next week.