Avoiding Report Writing

Today I want to write my reports for my students. Every time I get to this time of the year I get the urge to clean my house, start a new business, write a novel, visit an elderly relative I have been neglecting and to read. I read the most I ever read around report writing time.

Yesterday I felt I was being choked to death slowly and painfully by my ‘to do’ list that I hadn’t had time to write down. Many of the things on that to do list were urgent and I’m afraid Mr Covey I was beyond figuring out whether they were important or not. I hadn’t slept the night before worrying that if I were to forget one of the things on my list it would create a large catastrophe in my life.

No matter how organised I get, procrastination and panic are my constants.

Reading

I’m finally reading Billy Connelly’s biography. I am a fan. I have seen him twice in Melbourne. He is returning soon I hear and I will have to pass, for lots of reasons. I would enjoy it. I have never laughed so much than when I saw his shows. It was a great workout for my stomach muscles.

I am finishing ‘The Road to Camelot’ a collection of Authurian short stories edited by Sophie Masson. So far my favourite was Isobelle Carmody’s story about Guinevere.

I’ve just started ‘Rasberries on the Yangtze’ by Karen Wallace.

I am looking forward over the next few weeks to collecting a pile of books for my summer reading. Any suggestions anyone?