Thursday, January 5, 2012
It's Over . . .and It's Started!
He kept up this de-cluttering kick for a few days, moving several wheelbarrows of old electronics to the recycling centre in town -- he even took my nearly-dead old computer to town and arranged to have photos retrieved from it onto a disc and then have it wiped clean and recycled. A relief, as that has been sitting in a large box at the top of the stairs for over eighteen months now.
I'm not so organized on the home front, but have plunged back into the teaching year, and we're off to a great start -- I've already had several lively discussions about literature with my students, including some time with this poem, Winter, by Billy Collins, to which my attention was directed by a delightful community over at Twitter. A group of Tweeps (or Twiends or simply Tweet-ers -- new vocabularies are in development!) have been tweeting a line or two, or an image, or a link, of poetry, using the hashtag #todayspoem. Read more about this here, at founder Bookgaga's blog.
Speaking of reading, I did do some housecleaning. . . I organized my Books Read in 2011 list over at my other blog. If you're interested, wander over and have a peek. I always welcome comments, especially if you've read some of the same titles.
Meanwhile, tell me, is 2011 packed away at your house, and has 2012 caught you up in its whirlwind already?
*Don't worry, the little cat ornament got rescued before the tree was disposed of. He does look a bit surprised and aggrieved to find himself out in the cold. . .