I don't think people realize what high school teachers really do. I have fewer students this year than last. Only 170 or so ('or so' because each week some move in and some move out). Last year I had 200!
But that's how it is. I am not complaining, just saying. Really, it's amazing what we are asked to do.
So, I've been doing SCHOOL mostly--All caps this year, and an exclamation point too. SCHOOL!
Last weekend, I really slowed down--and this one too. Lying around a lot. Knitting some. Browsing catalogues or watching knitting tutorials, activities I find strangely relaxing.
We also cleared out our sadly neglected garden. Worms devastated our green beans, so we picked the beans and pulled out the depressing remains of the plants. We still have some cowpeas growing, but worms pretty much got to them too. Next week or the next, I think we will build up the planter boxes and try to put in some beets and radishes maybe. Not too many plants.
|A handful of determined little beans!|
We've had fair harvest on tomatoes, and really productive poblanos.
The cucumbers and eggplants did not produce well, and I wondered if it was for lack of bees. Our bee keeping neighbor moved away. And really, there have been fewer bees. I wonder what it would take to keep some hives myself? I am a friend of bees and try to plant bee friendly flowers. I'll have to look into it.
Aside from work and garden, I have managed to get out and about a little. A friend has an art exhibit downtown. I love the animalness of her artwork, and these are not too grotesque (as I find some of her work--you know like, interesting but too much to look at every day in your house kind of work--seems a lot of artists I like fall into that realm, now that I think about it!).
|Exhibit by Linda Hall at Eyedrum, ATL|