Wednesday was another snow day. I don’t want anyone to be in danger or harmed while in transit to class, but I am tired of feeling like I am constantly revising the syllabus. I am getting to the point where I am running out of options. I am so over this semester and it has nothing to do with my students— it is entirely weather related. I have never had to make so many syllabus edits in one semester. It is seriously making my head spin. I never seem to know what we are doing in class because it is constantly changing.
And you can bet that if I am having this much difficulty figuring it out, my students are experiencing some problems, too. I also feel as if they aren’t getting the full experience that I want them to have. I have some fun activities and workshops that go along with the lectures, but I keep having to cut them out in order to stay relatively on track.
Oh, and I did it again. Even though I didn’t have class on Wednesday, come Thursday morning I was not ready for class. As I was packing my bag and looking over the syllabus, I realized that I was scheduled to give a quiz. And, this was not one of the chapters that I have a pre-made quiz for. (Of course.) So, I made their quiz before leaving the house. Since I am not sure if I have access to the copier on-site for that location, I printed off copies on my home printer. And to add insult to injury, I was presenting content for the first time this semester. Did I skim over the chapter recently and look at the Power Point to remind myself of the information contained in the lecture and the nuances of the chapter? NO. And to think that I was so proud of myself on Sunday for preparing for Monday and Tuesday’s class lecture and selecting outfits. I need to remember that on Wednesday afternoon after class I have to do that again for the rest of the week. . . .
I was running out of time getting ready so I didn’t style my hair to the level that I wanted. I blow-dryed it and then ran the flat iron through the top layer. I was just a jumbled mess before class and I didn’t take these pictures until after I came home. My outfit was a duplicate of an earlier outfit with a few minor changes to make it new.
I kept the color palette the same— green and yellow printed blouse with green boyfriend cardigan and khaki colored bottoms. Except this time I went with pants instead of a skirt. I went with the same colored shoes–brown, but these oxford style shoes are a darker tone than my tan boots. Last time, I went with silver and gold jewelry and this time I went with gold toned jewelry. I went for simple earrings, a statement necklace and over-sized gold watch. I also opted to wear the shirt un-tucked. Ultimately, I think that I liked the first version better, but I don’t hate Thursday’s reiteration by any means. I have also worn a white long-sleeved v-neck under the blouse for warmth and nude tights under my pants to make this Winter appropriate.
I do think it’s interesting how our tastes change over time. I can clearly remember hating green. I didn’t wear green clothing and I wouldn’t dare think about wearing green eyeshadow. And all this despite the fact that people would compliment how well green tops went with my blonde hair. The same is true of gold jewelry. I used to hate gold jewelry and wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it! Now, I think that I may wear my gold jewelry more often than I wear silver.
I guess it’s true what they say, “never say never.”