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Almost Done

May 18th, 2018 at 02:30 pm

I'm almost done with all my grading and admin. It'll be done tonight. I've also been busy on a grant application. It's the first time I've been part of such a huge team, and it's very interesting work. One of my fun tasks for the evening is assembling the names for the "excellent student" letters our department sends out. It's far too easy to remember the bad students, and I enjoy putting together the names of the great ones. Our department chair sends out letters to them. For many of them, it's the first recognition they've received since high school, and I've heard many tales of their moms posting the letters on the fridge.

I have a lot of digging out to do--much decluttering and planning, but that will be fun along with some gardening. I don't have another class until July, but it's a class I've never taught before so that will involve some planning. We've also got to tighten the belts a bit--the dog somehow got conjunctivitis and that's another sizeable vet bill.

Tomorrow is service day at our church so we've been assigned to help clean the warehouse at Lutheran Social Services. They house furniture and household good for families they resettle. It'll be good service hours for DD and necessary and inspiring work for us.

Glad to be back on track here. Also happy that my big goal has had some $ added to it.


4 Responses to “Almost Done”

  1. Dido Says:

    Glad you are over the hump! Enjoy your summer!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That sounds like fun - recognizing the excellent students. Smile

  3. Amber Says:

    Aw I think it's awesome recognizing the kids, that must be rewarding.
    Also I hope the pup is feeling better, I never knew that a dog could get the pink eye, is it just as contagious?

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Hi Amber--apparently it's not contagious for us. The vet did say he hoped we'd be the first case so he could write it up in a medical journal. he's a character.

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