I bet you thought I'd disappeared for good. No such luck, dear reader. Here's what happened since last we got together. On Thursday, I presented my research for my Master's of Education. It was pretty amazing to be at the final event of the program; a date I had put into my calendar a LONG time ago! My parents attended, as well as my Uncle and of course the Husband, and the Offspring. It was a pretty good day, marred only by this stupid, evil cold that I've had.
The following day was the last day of school before the winter holidays, and Showcase for my Leadership class. It was a long day, and we didn't get home until nearly 7 p.m. I was really proud of my students and that they had a successful project this semester - they put painted rocks all over our campus that students are supposed to find. Once a student finds a rock, they look for a number that lets them know how much trash they need to pick up, and they pick up that amount of trash. Students then bring the rocks back to me for a special digital badge in my gamified class. All in all, it is working really well. Kids love finding the rocks.
Since all this, I took to my bed. I was pretty wiped out from running pretty much nonstop, and had a fairly wicked cold. I'm actually much better today - just battling a cough and a pretty powerful headache, but even this is beginning to fade. I am super happy to be home and on vacation. My week is peppered only with events that I have scheduled. The Husband and I are going to see the new Star Wars movie tomorrow. I cannot wait, but fully expect to bawl my eyes out to see Carrie Fisher again. I really, really miss her tweets!
I gave my yarn a once-over, now that I have been released from the chains of schoolwork, but instead spent a large chunk of yesterday playing a video game. It was pretty glorious to do nothing - even if our little apartment is in a mild state of disaster. We can work on that tomorrow.
I hope you have a day or two to put your feet up and sip a coffee with a good book, or a video game controller in your hand. I hope that you and your family spend some serious time laughing, and that you get at least one Christmas kiss.
Keep moving forward,