So, yeah. It is Sunday night, 9:30 p.m. and I have a pile of clean laundry on the couch next to me that needs to be folded and put away, a ginormous pile of laundry that still needs to be done upstairs, a broken washing machine (belt went out – smelled like a bad vacuum in our garage and the agitator is no longer agitating except to agitate me), a pile of grading still to do (even with the week off – I feel as if I accomplished next-to-nothing as far as grading is concerned…I HATE grading), a guest bed to remake for another house guest who is headed in this Thursday (after three house guests for a couple of nights and one that stayed four nights and just left today), a DD’s bed to remake after said house guest (even though she doesn’t sleep in her bed, I like the facade of it being made up for her each day), a 300+ competitor Rookie Speech and Debate tournament to plan for and host this next weekend, and only two more weeks until Finals (which makes that pile of grading oh-so-much-more daunting)!
The broken washing machine is a real pain in my you-know-what about now. But, I’m just going to find another used one online and have someone come and haul this one away. I may have them haul it, the horrible too-large-for-our-house footstool that I have stashed in my guest closet and some other crap we have in the backyard as well. Or, maybe whoever brings another washer will take this one to repair and resell. I am pretty sure replacing a belt would fix the problem, but neither me nor my husband has any patience for that, so I think a new washer will probably be just as economical for us.
On a positive note, I am NOT going to Ohio like I was supposed to this coming weekend. Such a relief. Even though all this stuff is happening, it would be 100X worse if I knew I were leaving town for five days starting on Thursday. AND my husband’s birthday is Tuesday. I’ve already scheduled a sitter and we’re going to his favorite restaurant for dinner and I’m going to surprise him by taking him out to our local casino afterwards and giving him $100 cash to burn. Hopefully he can turn it into more, which he sometimes does (more often, he just loses it all, but hey, its his birthday). But either way, we’ll have a good time.
So, that’s it for me tonight. I have to send out a bunch of flyers for that Rookie Tournament and our semester’s Speakers’ Showcase (oh yeah, forgot to list that – which is happening on Wednesday night) which will get 100+ audience members we hope! Busy week. Ready for semester to be OVER. Totally over. Grading done, classes done, moving on over. I am teaching a Winter Session class starting January 5, so my break will not be long and if I don’t have the grading done early, it will be even shorter. So, that is my motivation now. Grade, grade, grade so I can have a full two weeks off of EVERYTHING having to do with school (well, probably a little planning will need to be finished for this crazy 14 day = a full semester winter session class…this will be interesting)! That is my goal.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week!