School is back in session...

And I feel the pain. It is deep and intense. Unfortunately, I am finding it very hard to be excited about this semester. I am not in classes that I am thrilled about and my early morning students seem to be more listless than usual. It is going to be a long semester. I have to get out of this funk!

Other than that, I am totally immersed in the sixth Harry Potter book. I am reading it super slowly...which is killing me...but I want to make it last as long as possible (another reason I didn't read it when it came out). I dread having to face the reality of the last installment. Rowling ought to continue the series!!!! Or, at least, write some prequels...that is an idea. Also, I have a theory about something. Rowling makes tons of allusions to historical events and literary characters in her books. Today I was reading about the French Revolution and was reminded that Arthur Wellesley defeated Napoleon at Waterloo...hmmm...Arthur Wellesley and Arthur Weasley...I think the Weasleys must get their day and revenge over the tyrannical Malfoys. Anyway, it was just a neat coincidence. It may not pan out in the end, but it does make for good speculation!

Comments

katie g. said…
Despite the absolute directionlessness (long, made up word), I can't say that I miss school. I glad to be done. Once you get over the initial adjustment of being back to the grindstone, things will surely get better!
Elizabeth said…
Susie,
How quickly the glow from Christmas break fades and the reality of work sets in. Schoolchildren in the library for the long, dull winter whilst I shelve tattered tomes. Ah well, perhaps my life will take a more interesting turn...

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