I know, I know. It's been two weeks without anything new here on the old blog. I'm sorry.
I realize this is no excuse, but I've been working. Correcting essays, setting make-up tests, correcting those, reviewing my files to be sure I haven't missed anyone's assignments, preparing book orders for next semester, etc., etc.
Also, I've had more than a few meetings, including a couple for the Valedictorian selection committee, which has been a blast so far, because we get to talk to students who love school and everything about it, and want to shout it from the rooftops (or at least from a podium on a stage).
Oh, and I discovered facebook.
Anyway, tomorrow morning I'll be on campus to collect the last of the stragglers' papers, and then this semester will officially be put to bed. Or put to sleep, whichever metaphor makes more sense, once I've read those last papers.
I still have a few things to wrap up for the philosophy course I am taking this term, and the new one, on 'dynamics and diversity in the college classroom,' starts tomorrow afternoon. In other words, things are slowing down, but they have not come to a halt yet.
We've been having a great time with our weekends, which is part of the delay in getting all the work stuff taken care of ~ last weekend we took the boys to Laronde (in fact, we got a season family pass, so count on a few more visits), and this weekend, while Dr. T. was defending his Montreal Scrabble Tournament championship (unsuccessfully, unfortunately), the boys and I headed off to the family cottage, where we had a great time getting the place ready for the season, along with my parents, my sister and her crew, and my cousin, Brian. We raked, we mowed, we scrubbed, we painted, we weeded, and we drank a lot of good wine and barbecued the biggest chunk of cow I've ever seen (sorry Patra!).
Anyway, I'm not promising daily posts; I did want you to know that I haven't collapsed under the weight of the essays or moved to a remote island without Internet access (as if).