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the hurrieder I go

October 1st, 2007 · 2 Comments

School. Hoo doggies. Busy, busy, and I went to my Sat/Sun class this past weekend to find that I have a Portrait of a Leader presentation to put together for our next class (3 weeks from now), which requires interviewing someone or else doing a bunch of stinky research. I’ll take the live, one-hour interview, thanks — except that I emailed my leadership guy and he said yes. So now I have to find some child care for a couple of hours and pick a day and write some questions, and OMG I get to spend an hour with this guy whose work I really admire. Ack!

For the same class, I have to orchestrate a collaborative leadership project. Most of these projects are service-oriented in some way (though they wouldn’t have to be); I’m thinking of doing something with literacy and books for kids at risk, possibly kids in transient families. I am thinking HUGE, and I have too much on my plate to do that well. So I need to narrow it down, and I’m not sure what direction that will take. I’m not thrilled about putting together a major service project in the first place — I am a little busy — but the point is to arrange the leadership so as to have HELP where it’s needed, and the big benefit will be growing from the experience and Just Having Done That.  So yeah, no whining, but it feels like more than I can handle.
I’m moving fast, and it feels like it’s getting faster. In spite of that, however, I have significant sock progress to show you (click to embiggen):

Jaywalker in progress

I’m enjoying this Jaywalker pattern very much. It’s mainly stockinette, so it goes fast, but I’m not desperately bored, either. Fun fun.

Tags: knitting · daily · school

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cat // Oct 3, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Very cute sock!

  • 2 leadership interview // Oct 22, 2007 at 10:06 am

    […] A while back I wrote freaked-outedly about having arranged to meet with the director of gifted and talented programming for a nearby school district. (If you have a better way to express “freaked-outledly”, I’d welcome your suggestions.) This is a guy whose work I admire very much, and who completely inspires me as a teacher. The day I met with him, I was a bundle of nerves all day long. I got all dressed up and put on mascara and got there exactly at 2:00, walked back to his office and… just talked to the guy for an hour. I had my list of questions all prepared (I feel like I missed A LOT, but as it is I got way more information than I was able to use), and we just went right through. He was very personable and very kind, and it was a great experience altogether. […]

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