One of these years I’m going to learn to make no plans for the day that school ends. I was hoping to go out to dinner with and our friends D and KB, but alas, it is not to be. Nor will Drum and Dance be on the agenda for this evening. I am thumped by the end of the term blarghs, and a quiet night divided between bed and correcting exams seems to be in order.
And lots and lots of tea.
I’ve made some progress on cleaning my apartment, too. I need to fold clothes and sort them into three piles (goodwill, trash, closet) in the next couple of days, so that my mother doesn’t show up at my house on Thursday night and exclaim, “what a pit!” I also need to make the house safe for parental visits. It’s a bit overwhelming how non-ready for parental visit my apartment really is, and yet when it’s not ready for my parents, it’s also not ready for my students, for their parents, or, really, for me.
So… make a list, -style.
[ ] Take trash out to dumpster.
[ ] Sort clothes
[ ] Wash laundry
[ ] Load dishwasher
[ ] Take shirts to dry-cleaner… eliminating this one because I’m thinking about washing my shirts myself — drycleaning is about $130 a month for me, and it’s environmentally unsound as well as being economically ugly, and all that
[ ] Correct Exams
[ ] Finish comments (only about 8 or 9 left here)
[ ] Edit history department comments
[ ] Sort fall term paperwork into work-box
[ ] Calculate fall term grades
[ ] Plan winter term curriculum for 7th grade
[ ] Plan winter term curriculum for 9th grade
[ ] Plan winter term writing curriculum.