Sunday, February 22, 2009

To sum it up

Low energy at home, no energy to blog, conserving it all for my day-job....

I'm slowly getting my Media classes into the swing of things. I'm still trying to balance what to do with senior high students for eighty minutes every day, versus forty minutes with junior high students every other day.... Too much time to fill with one group, not enough time to get stuff done with the other.

I had forgotten how much of "teaching" actually involves other things, such as phone calls home, paperwork, late-night research, etc..  Being in the classroom with students is the breezy part, and the part I enjoy most. Wish I could hire someone else to do all the other stuff.

Last weekend, we went to Edmonton, and this weekend, we went to Whitecourt. Here are the windswept, crystalline trees along the highway. There is a slight possibility that it was me in the car, toting my cellphone-camera, that was slanted, and not the trees themselves. Yes, slight possibility.

I finally put together the table that we had bought in Edmonton. We had a corner in the condo that just seemed like a waste of space, so we decided to turn it into a sewing corner. Twelve little washers remained after I had put the table together with the nuts and bolts and screws. How crucial could twelve little washers be? (And by the way, I don't sew.... The sewing machine terrifies me, actually.)

And, last but not least, here's a photo of my Duncan. She's at my parents' in Vancouver these few months while I'm here in Fox Creek, and I miss her fuzzy little face nuzzled next to my not-so-fuzzy one at night. Here she is in her Vancouver home, catching some rays on the window sill.

1 comment:

  1. Heh, didn't you get over the fear of cooking in Inuvik. Maybe this will be your time to become a sewer (is that a word). Maybe I will rephrase - your time to learn how to sew. You have to have some creative break from the school chores. Sewing is much like playing the piano, only there is only one sharp note - and it goes up and down, up and down on one line and goes from andante to allegro as you improve. Very easy and straight forward