Friday, February 07, 2020

Halfway done

I'm halfway through our academic year! We're on 'quarters' which means that we have two ten week terms in the first half of the year. The academic year finishes mid-June, and then we start classes again at the end of September.

I'm excited, of course, because it means we are closer and closer to spending another summer on the coast. Can't wait!

But in between will be the busy-ness of classes and research and getting all of our students graduated (I'm on at least 15 committees of students doing theses/projects/dissertations this year) (a bunch of the Master's students haven't decided yet on an adviser so I'm guessing I'll add a few more).

This week

This week has been busy with talking with prospective PhD students--we'll make final decisions on that last week. I've also had a few students who needed a boost--nothing horribly wrong, just 'I don't know that I want to go to work right after I finish' (ok that's fine) and 'I got a really bad score on the LSAT' (ok um not sure what to say).  That's the life of a professor.

But this scarf is coming along:

The 'newest' section, on the left, is curling in a lot----it really is more of a rectangle than it looks here. Trust me on that!


We're watching the new season of "Great Pottery Throwdown" which is the GBBS with ceramics. Really. And longer bakes.

I finished a book called "The Truants" which was---fine? A student gets way too involved with her professor. Chaos ensues. 

The weekend
I was asked to be a 'guest coach' for the Women's Basketball game on Sunday--it means I get to be in the locker room for the pre-game speech, and get a really good seat at the game. I'm excited!!


Vera said...

Such pretty colors in your scarf/shawl - like Valentines!!

KSD said...

I didn't like quarters when teaching but did when I was a student.

Failed to say yesterday, "You go with those bangs, Bomber!"

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

The shawl is really growing!

DelightedHands said...

Nice you get to have some knitting time to balance life out!