I should be grading annotated bibliographies, but sometimes you just have to take a morning and let it drift, like the motes of dust in the sunrays angling through a winter window.
Having dogs is an excellent reminder that lying around isn’t such a bad thing.
On the other hand, when I don’t have annotated bibliographies hanging over my head, this same Saturday laziness might turn crippling. Idle time loses its value when there’s nothing threatening to end it. We’ll see how things go when I take next semester off. Without external demands, I’ll have to invent my own, and try to make them convincing. I’ve made the decision to teach a new course next fall. With that deadline hovering, my idle time should maintain value for a while…we’ll see!
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 102: 130 words, TOTAL = 17,005; 42,995 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.