Thursday, March 5, 2009

"I wish" a writing assignment

I am taking a writing class, aimed at Umass staff, called "Writing for Work and Beyond". The instructor is Leslie Fraser. I hope I'm not violating the confidentiality rules of the class by sharing this- a couple of weeks ago we were given the assignment to 1. Write "I wish" 20 times down a piece of paper. 2. Finish the sentence. 3. Go back, and as often as possible list a small first step you can take toward making that wish come true.

I wrote to my friend Arlene, in an email, telling her I was having trouble with this assignment. The first thing I said to the instructor was "that's a lot to wish for!". And honestly, I've only come up with 10 wishes so far. 5 wishes that I know I can't make happen, and 5 that I can. I'll try to post them later.

Arlene mentioned some of this in her blog already, and I'm not as good at doing all the links and stuff as she is.... but her blog is here.

If anyone wants to post their wishes, feel free to leave a comment.

My poor neglected blog...

It's been a few weeks since I posted here. I've been awful about it. I joined Facebook and I'm having a lot of fun with that. I went my writing class, and liked it. Then missed the second class because I decided that going to see the doctor would be more fun. Yeah, right. My daughter has a cold, so my husband and I missed a couple of days of work last week taking care of her. We're both coughing too, but Tuesday I succumbed and went to the doctor and found out I have pneumonia. Wednesday I stayed home. So I haven't finished the family tax returns, and I haven't finished a book yet, and I have a lot of stuff I'm behind on. I've got a few pieces from my writing class that I haven't put online yet too. Just behind in general. Behind in reading all the blogs I follow too. Sorry friends! I am out here, just lost in the haze and the fog of.... trying to breathe without coughing. I'm getting a new laptop for my birthday, and we're getting new wedding rings soon too (custom made!). Yahoo!! I've got about 4 books that I'm reading now, and I suppose I need to find a 5th that the writing teacher wants us to use, but that's just a writing book - nothing to write a book report on. So for anyone out there reading this thing, I'm sorry. I'm here. I'm watching the world from my little window. And I'm thinking of things to say. I just haven't had a chance to say them lately. Hopefully soon.