Hello Again.

It’s been a while since I’ve been with you.

I put the blog on the bench for a month or so because I ran out of steam at the end of the semester and hit the wall big time. I was absolutely ready to throw in the towel. I simply had to dial back my work because I was overwhelmed with health issues and stressed with wrapping up the Spring semester. As usual, I overshot the mark of my ability to create because I bit off more than I could chew.

After taking a break for a couple of weeks, changing my diet, and generally recharging my batteries, I am raring to go again and get back on track with the website. Thus, this weekly blog output is back in the game!

Given all I am committed to this summer, teaching, tutoring, finishing the book, eating healthier, exercising more, losing weight, and trying to find general balance in my life, blogging every week will certainly require me to go the extra mile! Nonetheless, I have put my heart into this website, and I want it to succeed. So, every Sunday morning, I will be bright eyed and bushy tailed in my desire to continue to provide you, my wonderful language learners, with interesting vocabulary, culture, and life information!

Each of the underlined idioms above

are defined below.

 On The Bench

To be inactive or uninvolved in the activity or game

Run Out Of Steam

To lose energy to the point of having stop

Hit The Wall
To be forced to stop

Throw in the Towel

To give up or quit.

Dial It Back

To slow down or reduce the effort

Overshot The Mark

To miss or not achieve one’s goal.

Bite Off More Than Can Chew
to try to do the impossible

Recharge my Batteries

To relax and renew one’s energy or spirit

Raring to Go

To be excited and ready to perform

Back on Track

To be ready to work or perform

Back in the Game

To be ready to work or perform effectively

Go The Extra Mile
To put in extra effort to accomplish the goal

Put Heart Into It

To be committed to or engaged in an activity or event

Bright eyed and Bushy Tailed
To be excited or ready to perform

So what is the main idea of today’s blog post underneath all the idioms?

I stopped blogging because I was tired and stressed.

However, now I am rested, refreshed, and ready to write again.

Notice all the interesting, idiomatic ways we have in English to express these basic ideas.

Awesome, isn’t it?

Please remember, as amazingly fun as idioms are, they are not considered academic in nature. Use them all you wish in conversation! But in college writing, it is better to be direct and to the point rather than using idiomatic language!

So, I’m getting a fresh start with the blog. 

See you next week!

Come back soon now! Ya hear?