a breath or two

We’re still here. We’re buried under our last stacks of student papers, but we’re here.

The rest of this week will bring much grading, an inspection of our apartment by the 21-year-old daughter (turned manager) of the owner (for what, I do not know), and a visit from my mom.

Then sperm will arrive, and we’ll have grading conferences with our students early next week, and on Wednesday of next week school will be finished. We will inseminate. We will breathe. Later, in a month or so, we will look for new jobs (neither of us was assigned any classes for the spring semester). That, however, is not something I can even begin entertaining tonight, not even a little. Tonight, we’ll be lucky to have a hot meal (the time for such a thing, that is).

I’m just going to look forward to breathing.


ETA: I needed to clarify that we can still afford to feed ourselves. All too well, in fact.


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7 responses to “a breath or two

  1. breathing is good. so says your future-RN friend.

    hugs to you… the end of the semester is in sight…

  2. tbean

    I hate the last week of the term. One breath at a time–the end is in sight!

  3. Here’s to breathing. Thinking of you.

  4. You’re both doing great! My sister’s a teacher/substitute teacher with a thousand degrees and it amazed me that you are all so undervalued 😦 If you ever have a problem with a hot meal, just put out the word, I dont think any of us, even without knowig you, would let you go without 🙂 Deep breaths…..

  5. just keep breathing…..

    hoping you have a good visit with your mum, and a very lucky insem too!!!

  6. reproducinggenius

    You all are sweet. I mean really wonderfully sweet.

    I hope I didn’t give the impression that we can’t afford food right now. It’s more that we don’t have the time for hot food–or for preparing it rather because every waking moment seems to be spent in front of mounds of student writing.

    We tend to live on a lot of nuts and popcorn and satsumas and cheese this time of year (although our local market has wonderful, wholesome prepared foods, and we have been known to go grab a bit of that when we want something hot but have no time to cook). Anyway, I’m just saying that if we didn’t have the money for food, we would certainly not be spending hundreds of dollars on sperm! 🙂

  7. giggleblue

    one day at a time, one day at a time…

    may things fall into play just as they are needed!

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