Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Two days

I was so devastated about missing another Thanksgiving I had to take two days off. Well, I was only a little devastated, but devastated enough. Actually I took a two-day collage workshop over the weekend and couldn't bear going to work right afterwards, so I took two days off. Also to savor the disappointment of failing collage. There are a lot of reasons to take two days off. I'm behind in reading Moby Dick, for example. At my current pace I'm reading about 6.3 pages a day. With a little effort I could turn two days off into eight days worth of reading. At first I just took Monday off, but then with my class Tuesday night I knew that Tuesday would make me crazy, so I added that. I have one more day free this year and I was tempted to make the two days three. But that would have been going overboard. The trick to taking two days off is not to tell your family about it until the last minute. Otherwise free takes on new meaning. Like I've done all the dog-walking for two days, which is totally not my job, which is why I go back to my job tomorrow.

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

If I were there, I would walk the dog for you so you could read another 4.5 pages of Moby Dick.

ken said...

Don't worry about it. I'm behind on MOBY DICK as well. (Confucius say: Never make the mistake of picking up a new book for a little look-see while reading Melville's magnum whale-us.)

Some hosts we make....

Vrinda said...

That's partly consoling. I started Hemingway's For Whom the bell tolls last week and it's been proceeding at the rate of 3 to 4 pages per day. Wish one could read at work but that may be asking for too much!

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