Well, as you may have noticed, I haven’t written anything for a while. My absence has been caused predominantly by my over-zealous scheduling and lack of early completion of projects. I can honestly say, though, that I am improving on this front. I have merely had more to do this semester than I usually do because of teaching at Burris and teaching two classes in the Writing Program. I really haven’t procrastinated as much as usual, at all. I am pretty pleased that I am left with only fifty portfolios, twenty-five memoirs, and twenty-five finals to grade. All of these have been turned in this week, so I couldn’t have graded them any sooner.
My to do list over break includes (in no certain order):
- Rewrite my American Literature syllabus.
- Write my ENG 204 syllabus.
- Send my ordination information to Las Vegas for Rachel’s wedding.
- Scan in my students’ comics so they can have them back.
- Finish my dissertation proposal and submit a copy to Debbie before she returns from (Georgia?).
- Meet with several old youth group members for lunch/coffee (Dec. 21, Dec. 29, January 2?).
- Watch Comber cats, Mix-Berg cat, Weiss cats, and my own animals.
- Take Elizabeth to train station (Dec. 23rd) and pick her up (Jan. 6).
- Spend some time with Amy on the 26th & 27th.
- Turn in my grades by 10AM on Monday, work at the mission at 9AM on Monday.
- Spend Christmas Eve with the Combers!
- Spend Christmas with family!
- Celebrate Izzy’s half birthday and her baptism anniversary.
- Run the Inaugural Running in Circles for Fun at Minnetrista on New Year’s Day.
This should be an interesting break. The two things I must accomplish: dissertation proposal completion and 204 syllabus creation. I will also return to writing here everyday, running, and recording my food. It’s been a weird week or so.
Exercise: walked the dogs, walked from Burris to RB to Lafollette and home
Food: Snickers bar, tea, muffin, tea, sugar cookie, chocolate cupcake, spinach artichoke ravioli, salad, bread
I am thankful for not getting sick earlier in the semester, and I am thankful for exaggeration.