I had a dreary-ish post all typed up at lunch time, so I could go to bed early. I was very tired then; but in one of those oh-so-typical ways, I am not particularly tired now at all. Quite content in fact.
Probably helped that all four of my back-to-back hour and a half classes went really well.
That is cheering.
Plus the man made a splendid dinner.
Plus, although I am surrounded by death at the moment I am so not focusing on it, instead I am going to sing out the praises of some fellow bloggers who are doing some cool stuff.
First, Beth just finished a short story and sent it out to try to get it published! YEAH BETH!!!
Plus, JG has a mind-numbing 99 law journal submissions out hoping for publication.
And there is Carla who won a big fat award for some quilting she has done.
Off the top of my head those are some folks that are getting out there with their creativity!
Continuing the theme, one of my students is going to be a grandfather soon and is drooling with happiness over it, which I find incredibly sweet. You should see his smile when he talks of it.
One of my classes I divided into two groups and had them make a movie. Can I just say right here and now that cell phones may be one of the most powerful tool we have for teaching language...those suckers can do a LOT. The kids made two movies, one reasonable and one really pretty good. When I figure out how to get it off my phone, I'll post it. They bluetoothed it to me, waycool technology.
Today is Sant Jordi's, the patron saint of Catalunya. The tradition is to give a book and a flower. One of the booths set up in the placa was doing a book trader, so I took that horrific Nino Ricci down, and the other one I had by the same author, who is now on my never to be read pile, and traded them in for some Catalan classics for the man.
Happy Sant Jordi's day darling!
It was actually this tradition that started the International Book Day, which is indeed TODAY, so go read a book ladies and gents.
Let me know what else you have been accomplishing that is good/great/marvelous/creative/positive. I'd love to hear it.
Chin up all,
We simply are not allowed to be cranky on International Book Day