Yes, I didn't blog yesterday. WEIRD!
Thursday and Friday were busy days--the last two days of classes so everyone tried to cram in as many meetings as possible, many visits from students about final papers, and the like. I also had some errands that HAD to be done Thursday (drug refill for Stella, library book to be picked up) and we had the symphony Thursday night (it was great--it was really more of a 'pops' concert with works from Copland, Gershwin and Bernstein, two opera singers singing some of the "American Songbook", a world premiere by a Puerto Rican composer and our favorite, four pieces from Duke Ellington's "The River". Next Friday we'll hear (and see!) Yo-Yo Ma and I'm looking forward to that.
Friday, well here was my day:
8am: reference phone call for one of our PhD students
12-1: office hours with nonstop students
1-3: faculty meeting
3-4: making arrangements for candidate visits next term
Luckily I had a bit of downtown in the faculty meeting to catch up on email.
I had said to myself Thursday morning "you just need to power through til 4:00 Friday and then you're on easy street" and so hello, Saturday, I'm on easy street! Just 29 papers and 11 teaching portfolios to grade and then I'm done!
I have worked a bit more on this tube infinity scarf:
We watched the fall 'finale' of "Empire" last night. Have you ever seen that show? We started watching it last year because my college roommate Nealla Gordon had a small recurring role. The whole show is incredibly outrageous and makes NO SENSE AT ALL but the crazy characters, the good music, the wild clothes, and the sheer nonsensicalness of it (I know I'm repeating myself) make it compelling mindless viewing for me.
I'm reading a book called "Posh" which is fine. Whatever.
Anyway---we are going to start working on the tree this weekend. Tim finished a huge hurdle yesterday and is a much more relaxed state. Yay!