Saturday Morning Coffee

I know it’s almost midday, but my brain is just starting to function. Thanks for coming by! I’ve made the coffee extra strong this morning. 

This week has been extra long. I know it’s actually the same length of any other week of the year, but so much has been crammed into it.

Family and friends suffered medical emergencies; one of Krystal’s coworkers passed as Krystal and a few others helped organize a memorial for him.

This week saw the end of our first grading period, so students who hadn’t cared about their grades for the last 8 weeks suddenly tried to figure out if there were enough remaining assignments and/or points to bump their grade. Hint: the answer is “no” 99% of the time.

We also held our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year: a fall festival/carnival thing. It makes for a long day, teaching in the morning and running a fair booth until 8:30 or so, but in the long run it’s worth it. Once again I made an apple pie for the baked goods auction. The pie gods were with me early Friday morning as I turned out one of the best pies I’ve ever made in the last 10 years. They were with me again later that evening as it sold for $50!

This morning we had Candlelight walkthrough. It went well, though I was the first time I’ve read my script out loud to someone.

Then, I went for a haircut and headed out to my classroom to finish grading for the period.

Hmm . . . the week seemed much longer when I was living it . . .

What have you been up to?

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