This year is going fairly easily, in part because I finished teaching November 5th and have not gone back yet. This turned out to be a good thing because I spent several days in an ICU after the birth of my daughter and have only recently started to feel more together and capable of teaching a class or developing course content.
Today, a yule log needs to get made, some presents need to get wrapped, and some preparation for tomorrow needs to be done. Santa will be visiting later tonight, and tomorrow will hopefully be fun, if slightly chaotic.
Normally, I would be wrapping up the last grades and student concerns, but this year, I just don’t have to face those things, and I’m grateful. Because Katie was due right before Thanksgiving, I knew I wouldn’t have time to shop after, so I made sure that most, if not all, of my shopping was completed. Except for two smallish curve balls thrown by Ben, I did a great job.
We’re going to have a nice day tomorrow and celebrate my mother’s birthday the day after. Then I have to start thinking in terms of school and getting ready to go back.