Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 • No Comments on A (Very) Temporary Lull
After last week’s madness of wrapping up the first class I’ve ever taught and finishing, revising and editing the first novella I’ve ever written and buying my first major piece of art, this week feels positively bland by comparison! It’s only Tuesday, so I suppose there’s time for some madness, but I find myself not knowing how to slow down. There’s an anxiousness to my activities, as if I should be doing something else and quickly. On the other hand, I can’t let myself get too comfortable in this temporary lull because, really, there isn’t a lull at all. I still have two classes to teach and a ton of essays to grade and writing deadlines that will not wait. And did I mention Thanksgiving? I know it’s not even Halloween yet, but… it’s almost turkey time.
Sheri will be here in three weeks and Jay will arrive a few days later. The turkey will show up in there somewhere, but I already have the Williams Sonoma Turkey Brine, which made for an incredible turkey last year. I know it seems silly to spend as much (or more) on the brine and brining bags as I do on the turkey, but trust me when I say this stuff makes the best turkey ever. Seriously.
Ahh… I have so much to do. (I do that—I’ll go along calmly for a few hours and then have a momentary panic attack—reminds me of my cats when they jump up from a nap and run around for ten minutes.) I love Thanksgiving, it’s my favorite holiday of the year, but this year will be positively crazy. A good kind of crazy, but crazy, nonetheless. I really don’t have a lull between now and then, no matter what my brain tells me. I must work, work, work so I can play in a few weeks. But… I think the work will have to wait until tomorrow. I’m sleepy!