should be asleep
and am furious I am not. Thanks to the antics of verizon I do not have a printer because my printer needs to be online and it can’t be online because I reset our modem and have to reset the printer and I need a printer because I need to print out a THREE PAGE list of school supplies for my sixth grader. I am ready to withdraw him from school. Who uses a protractor anymore? Five different colors of binders. Graph paper. Lots of scary things I have never heard of. Dividers you can write on.
Meanwhile I have a huge interview for an NPR show tomorrow at 930AM. And, who can think about ideas when they have to figure out how and when to go to staples. not to mention the sports supplies. sneakers, cleats, shin guards, and graph paper. Plus, there is always being a professor. Tomorrow is Endicott’s Convocation. I will try to fit that in during my spare time. More women need to write about their days. I take solace in hearing their stories of laundry and carpools and stories fit into the margins of a day. This is one reason why I loved Anne Bradstreet. If she could raise 8 children, found three towns, run a farm, pound the grain, manage the garden — all without running water, electricity, or a husband at home And write the first book of poems from the new world. Then I who am the fortunate owner of microwave and lamps should be able to do anything.