Of procrastination and lilacs

Tuesday afternoon.   The house is quiet. Both boys are [ostensibly] napping, and I have a stack of finals to grade.  There will be more finals to grade tomorrow, and even more finals coming in on Thursday.  All of the grading must be done by Friday.

What, then, am I doing?

I am blogging.

And I don’t have anything to blog about, really, except to state the obvious: that I’d rather be here getting meta-cognitive about my own procrastination techniques than plowing through a stack of papers.  Of course,  I would rather scrub the toilet with a toothbrush than plow through a stack of papers, so that is hardly newsworthy.

But I am Catholic.  This means that I would feel quite guilty if you came here looking for inspiration and found only a teacher’s dull navel-gazing.  So just to make the visit here worthwhile,  I offer this lovely picture of Lilacs in a Window, by Mary Cassatt.

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I hope you enjoy it.

And if you could fire off a few prayers to the Patron Saint of Grading, I’d be eternally grateful.

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