Good Morning, good morning, good morning-a

Well, since Friday I have gotten a lot done and I don’t really feel like I worked all weekend, so that is great. I have a few things left to do on my list, but that should be easy.

Also, tonight I will be making my first attempt at cooking artichokes, so wish me luck.

Last night, Chris and I did a different kind of dinner. A lot of little munchies, like cheese and olives and crackers. It was yummy and a nice change from the norm.

And the most important discovery of the weekend is that I have an amazing recipe for Cheesecake Brownies…all I did was combine 2 of my faves and wha-laaaa…beautiful! I think it will become my specialty dessert from now on.

Long winded….

My goal today is a long post. Everytime I update my blog I am disappointed at how short it really looks. Thanks to my super narrow margins I can type for quite a length of time and still come up short. So today, here it is…a long post, no matter how much rambling it takes.

My students have wrapped production on our little film. I think the shooting went very well. Thanks largely to the efforts of Manda and Eddie, who were pinch hitters in the acting department for me. I was beginning to think that no one would ever read these roles except for me and the students, who I used as stand-ins through the whole technical set-up. But it all came off pretty well. There was even a sense of drama at times…ooooo….ahhhhh. The students were very professional, some managed to keep it up during the entire shoot. Some never were professional and managed to annoy everyone with their lack of …I don’t even know what to call it…common sense? Anyway, there are some students that are doing terribly in this class and I really don’t know what I can do to fix it. The odd thing is that they have no sense of responsibility toward their own behavior. They act completely astonished when I explain that they are going to fail if they don’t take an interest in their own academic well-being. But as my husband reiterated last night, they will never make it in the work place. And sooner or later they will figure out what I was trying to teach them.

On a different note, I am very excited to see the final episode of The Apprentice. To date it is my favorite reality show. I have been over the reality competition shows for quite some time now, and I am really sick of people looking for true love on TV. But this is a great concept, and who knew Donald Trump had so much on-camera presence. Some of the greatest laughs on the show have been a result of Trump’s dry wit. I love the show, Omarosa and Sam included. They are complete idiots that seem to ruin everything on the show, but man, I had to watch, just to see what these two were going to do next. My favorite candidate was Troy McClain…he was just great and I wish he would’ve made it to the end, but I am so glad that he is back helping Kwame with the final task. I’ve loved watching every episode and I can’t wait to see what happens.

Don’t know what I am going to do this weekend. I have a to-do list that is miles long and not getting any shorter. Not sure what to do about that. Well, obviously I need to just tackle it and be hyper productive and just get way ahead. Simple enough, right? Well maybe. I am just so tired when I get home in the afternoon. I have that 3pm energy zap going on. Believe it or not the thing that can usually break me out of an afternoon slump is what I like to call the “Commercial Break Jump Start” How it works is, I watch tv while the show is on and when the commercial breaks hit I dash into action cleaning the house. Amazingly the house gets cleaned in record time and by the time the 3rd or 4th commercial break rolls around I keep cleaning and just listen to the tv. It really gives me a boost in the afternoon. I guess I feel like I am not really missing anything good during the commercials. So that will be the plan today. Need to make progress on that list.

So was that long enough? We’ll see…

A few days older…

You know, the clock just keeps on going. There is no reasoning with it, no arguing with it and certainly no way to slow it down. Bit by bit I seem to make peace with this a little more each year (no matter how much I whine about being old). So now I am creeping my way to age 30 and I am not scared, but somehow I always feel like so much time has passed and of course, so much of it was wasted. Then I get on a kick where I try to get as much done as humanly possible, but suddenly they don’t seem like the important things.