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Feeling a bit better today

February 16th, 2011 at 08:03 pm

I see all our protesters against our governor's budget have made the national news today. I teach all day on Wednesdays or I would've gone to Madison with them. But classes went well today, the snow is melting (though I know it will be back,) and (wowee) I made it to double coupon day during DD's dance class.
Usually I just sit and grade papers while she's dancing, but the store is close, and I had great coupons that needed to be used today.

That's part of my boring strategy for dealing with the loss in income that I feel is probably inevitable with this "budget repair bill." (I wish I could repair my budget like that.) I'm going to the grocers both double coupon days, splitting our weekly shopping into two. The big local chain demands a $25 minimum when they double the coupons twice a week. Today I hit $25.25 and saved $10 with the coupons.

So, I had a big glass of wine with my spaghetti tonight and am trying to pull myself out of this funk. Only one nasty issue today--two students who turned in exactly (down to the misspellings) the same question responses.

I hope to make some progress of decluttering and other home stuff in the next few days. But more paper grading tonight and an early night.

3 Responses to “Feeling a bit better today”

  1. momcents Says:


    That is far too funny (sad) about students turning in identical responses with the same errors. My 7th grader is just learning the joys of academic writing (though MLA style, versus the APA style that I'm used to writing in) and she was the only person in the grade to attribute the same information to more than one source. (She only needed three sources for a biography of Helen Keller) Hopefully she continuese to carry this work ethic through with her.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I sure wish APA and MLA could come together. As an English teacher, I'm used to MLA, but my PT university uses only APA in all disciplines. Let's use one! Declutter! Simplify!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We use APA in the library school, but most schools use MLA. I'm going to have to learn MLA when I get a school lib job!

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