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Hallelujah!

December 12th, 2012 at 06:40 pm

I suspect there was a large, loud chorus of hallelujahs today because fall semester classes are over. Usually I do a huge happy dance, and I'm indeed happy, just a tiny smidge of bittersweet. This is the first time in 15 years I won't start teaching again in January at my regular shift in my regular classroom. And my last two classes of the day today are my favorites of the term--I was sad to see them go. We really only had about 20 minutes of work and evaluations to do, but most of my last class hung around for over an hour. They like each other, and I sure like them. As I left, I turned out the lights and just looked at my regular classroom for a while. As much as I whinge sometimes, it's really the best job in the world.

But on to less bittersweet things. I had a lovely hour-long conversation with my 95-year-old aunt last night. I can't believe how sharp she is. Christmas and London both beckon--after the grading is done.

I have meetings all day tomorrow, so as much as I'd like to spend the day grading and get it done, it won't be done until the weekend.

2 Responses to “Hallelujah!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you made it through!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm looking forward to next Thursday because that is my last day of the semester. But it will also be kind of sad to know that half the year is already over. Just know that you have an ex citing adventure ahead of you next semester. I can't wait to hear about your adventures in England.

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