Almost Done

One more day tomorrow of classes that I teach then I am free until the final on next Wednesday and one more project to do for the class I am taking and I will be through there too.  It will be nice not to have to go for a while and for my kids to all be home for probably the last time together.

I did some wrapping yesterday and need to do some more today so I will at least have most of the presents under the tree done by the time the big girls get home this weekend. We will get it all figured out by then.

Bob and I do the last shopping on the 14th to finish out everybody. His presents I bought him finally came in so that was good.  I’ll wrap one from my youngest and do the others as Santa gifts.  THe two oldest had money to do their own shopping with this year so they will bring them home to wrap and put under the tree for all of us.

I wish I could go back to sleep.   I slept pretty good but still feel sleepy. I think it’s the weather–it’s finally turning cold and rainy on us. But we need the rain–we didn’t get any hardly in November so that is the way it needs to go for December.

DId get all my Christmas cards done and sent out yesterday.  So that is one thing accomplished.  I think I will go wrap some more and change out the CD’s to something not so relaxing as the Christmas music we have in them now–classical and whatnot.  I need something with a little more kick to it to really enjoy myself listening and wrapping.




We went shopping a lot this weekend.  Chimneyville Crafts Festival Saturday morning for gifts for family then WalMart that afternoon to get gifts for our angel tree children.  Me and the youngest found a lot of stuff for them–clothes as well as happies.  Hopefully everyone else is generous as well.

My youngest found a great ornament to wrap with my oldest one’s gift from her.  So that idea is solid.  So we have found some good gifts so far.

Went to the Sunday School class party last night.  THey fixed a shellfish dish but it seemed to have some sort of fish base to it so Bob had to leave early.  I stayed and rode home with another couple that had to drive by my way to get home. THey offered so I stayed.  THe teacher came up with a game of Christmas trivia for us and I had a lot of fun with that.  Just a really great time sitting around talking to each other and having fun.

Well, my keyboard is giving me trouble so I will sign off for today and grade papers instead.  Hope everyone has a great week!



for my youngest one’s bus to run by.  I have an appointment with Tillie today to go over some things that have been bothering me this week.  So we will see what we can do.

Had a conference last night for class and that went well.  A little long, but good conversation about the readings and whatnot.  I need to finish my Canvas discussion but haven’t had the inspiration to answer one set of questions since I basically don’t understand that part of the novel. Fun times, right?

I have my quiz for my students written and will give that at the first of class.  And I already have the final done so it will be ready to hand out by the 13th.  I have no idea how to set up the final in moodle for my remote student. I will need to call the lady who does the training and see how to do that.

Need to go pack up my car to leave.  Hope everyone has a good day and a good weekend. 24 more days until Christmas!




it’s the end of November.  Started off well and ended up kind of not. I’m still discombobulated by my students and now have to make up a quiz for them on the readings.  I’m really tired today and don’t know what to do about it.

Listening to Christmas music and trying to get in a better mood.  I have laundry to work on but no real desire to try. I’m kind of disgusted with myself over some things and just want to sleep the day away.  But I can’t throw in the towel myself–too many things depend on me.  Only three more days of class then the final.  I can hold out that long.


Threw Them Out

I had to throw my class out today.  I got here on time and everything, and the discussion is not moving along–only one kid is talking.  I finally asked who read the story before class and got one hand raised. Only the kid who was doing all the talking.  I said we’re going to double up on Friday, I’m giving a quiz on both readings, and then we’re going to finish our discussion.  No one even looked apologetic.  I’ll do what I can and then I am done with these kids next Wednesday.

Anyway.  So the discouragement continues.  I am trying to be optimistic but it is so hard this week.

New Day

So yesterday never got any better.  But today is a new day and I am determined to make it better.   I got a lot of cleaning done so far and will likely do my schoolwork after lunch out by myself because I just want to go and get something good to eat.  I am going to pamper myself today  so as to get ready for everything coming up.

Tonight is the winter concert for the middle school bands so we are going to that for my youngest one to play in.  Christmas and winter songs is my understanding of the program.  So we will see how that goes.

Pretty much got full participation on the forum I set for missing class yesterday,  So that was successful.  WE will see how the rest of the week goes.

Sent in some poems to a brand-new MS-based online poetry magazine that one of the MFA people posted about.  I’d like to be in there with some of them.   We will see how it goes.

I guess I need to stop writing and try to get some things accomplished. Hope everyone has a good last week of November!


My youngest daughter’s bus didn’t pick her up until 8 this morning. I had to cancel class.  I called and let the bus office know and will call back again once I get home to let them know that this is unacceptable.  She was also late to school and that is not right for the buses to do that.

I don’t know what I’m going to do. I guess just beg Bob to stay next time until she is picked up.  It would only be a few more days and then I am done with class.  I don’t know what to do about next semester though.  I hate the idea of quitting but if I can’t be dependable, I don’t need to sign up.

Hopefully the day will get better from here.  I don’t need anything to depress my mood.