Well, I didn’t really get lost, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at my posts here. I have a million excuses, but I will only burden you with a few of them.
First of all, I didn’t settle into my new classes as quickly as I thought I might. The first week went OK, and I thought the second week would go even better. Instead, I had real sporadic attendance — 11 one night and 3 the next. I planned to give some of the lowest level students some of the basics they said they needed, and they were absent. It just made it hard to plan, and I had to do a lot of last-minute adjustments. This week isn’t starting off any better, really, but maybe it will improve. We’ll have to wait and see.
Then, last weekend I flew to Illinois for a belated celebration of my mother’s 89th birthday. Preparing for that took a lot of my energy and kept me distracted from posting. Then I was gone for 4 days and didn’t go online any more than I absolutely had to.
The final distraction, really, was losing all the October books I had posted to my reading list. It was my fault, but that didn’t keep me from freaking out about it. I didn’t want to have to try to recreate it all. Eventually I was able to find out how to access revisions (It isn’t easy to do anymore! Or at least it wasn’t for me!), but I spent two days working on it.
So anyway, here I am, back among the living. I hope to get back into posting. Maybe tomorrow I will get to my October reading list. It was another good month for reading, so it will take some time to get the post done. But I will try to do it tomorrow. You’ll know soon whether I do or not!