Sunday, February 03, 2008

Consumerism and Classwork

Because I know you all are desperately waiting to hear how much of my school work I got done...

I finished the longer of the two books I mentioned in the last post. You know, the book I had one week to read. I skimmed the chapter, which turned out to be really short (and really boring). Don't ask me what it was about. And I started my unit plan, which now contains five lesson plan rough drafts. They are incomplete, but it's a start. Thank goodness for the internets.

Yesterday I didn't leave the house. I didn't change out of my comfy clothes. I didn't even shower. By this morning I was itching to get out of the house, so I headed to Target (and yes, I showered first). I hadn't been there in several months (before Thanksgiving!) since I'm trying to keep my consumerism in check. I needed colored index cards for the lesson we're teaching next week. It took me a good eight minutes to find them. I went up and down the school supply aisles about 47 times. Apparently, index cards are not a hot commodity these days. After that, I took my sweet time picking up some necessities and looking for the elusive black cardigan that I've been hunting for for years (no luck).

After stretching the Target excursion for as long as reasonably possible, I headed back home for more school work. My back hurts from hunching over my laptop for two straight days. And although I didn't buy it, I saw a bag that I want. It would be perfect for transporting lesson plans and teaching materials to school once I start student teaching. It's certainly more professional than my backpack. So much for avoiding the consumerism; who wants to place bets on how long I hold out before I cave in and buy the darn thing?


Momma Val said...

Don't you know I have a little rule just for you (I use it when necessary). The consumption rule does not apply when you are busting your ass and need something to help make your life a little easier. Sound good? Thought so.

Smellyann said...

I agree with Momma Val. It sounds perfect, and you need it!

If I were given the yarn and a pattern, I might be convinced to knit a black cardigan. If you're interested. ;)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I think you need it too.

Congratulations on all the work you got done! :-D

I'm sick so watch out for bugs on this comment.