Warning....Negative Nelly post on its way.
So, I woke up this morning with a headache. I hate that. If I have a headache in the morning it remains with me throughout the entire day. Just now - after 2 excedrin and a bowl of soup, it is finally beginning to fade into the distance.
Well, since the headache prevents me from concentrating on lesson plans, and I really have nothing much to say in the way of an entertaining book blog, I thought perhaps I would take part in the Wordless Wednesday meme (I am not sure who started it - but I can tell you that Beth F has some of the most amazing pictures ever). I decided that I would post a picture of Parliament/Westminster Cathedral that I took on my first trip to London in 2007. I found the picture, pressed the button, and wait.....and wait....and wait......Blogger apparently does not like this particular photo and refuses to upload it. So, I abandon the Wordless Wednesday idea.
I feel guilty for not having blogged in the last couple of days, but there has truly been nothing to blog about. I have bemoaned the fact that I have not had a chance to read anything that I "want" to read because I have so many books that I "have" to read for class. I have even had a difficult time reading those books because for the 4th year in row, my school is experiencing "financial difficulties" and unsure whether payroll can be met for February 15. We have been in this situation many times before, and somehow payroll is always (well, nearly always) met --- but still it is very unsettling. That coupled with the fact that my husband is unemployed (scary to say the least in these economic times) - yet has a greater take home pay for unemployment than I do for prepping/teaching/grading for 8 classes has totally demotivated me to do much of anything.
So there you have it --- my little pity party.
However, as poorly as I may feel now, I do truly realize how blessed I am. Financial times my be tough and uncertain, but we do have a roof over our heads (and a nice roof at that) - we do have food on the table (and I have yet to know hunger) - and we have our health (which is the biggest blessing of all since we do not currently have medical insurance). I have plenty of clothes, lots of heat, and wonderful books to keep me entertained. I have a family who loves me - dogs who adore me - and a fulfilling job that I truly do enjoy.
I will soon pick myself up by my bootstraps, dust myself off - and stop the whining. But for now, I will prepare a cup of tea and dream of a carefree life across the pond where I can view Parliament and Westminster Cathedral anytime I wish.