I wish I could say that I’ve been having a raging fun time over the past few weeks, but that would be such.a.big.lie.
Because I’m overloaded with grading. The good thing, however, is that I still enjoy my job, even if I complain about the workload. Another good thing is that with my spare time I go sit at my favorite coffee shop and grade, which makes the reading seem easier. I almost always run into my good friends and colleagues, so we grade together. Okay, really we bitch about our grading. But still.
How can Jenny be grading with a glass of wine? Me thinks it makes for better grades.
In between all the grading and reading, I have had a few opportunities to get out and see some music and friends.
I went to the Jade Festival in Big Sur with my friend Greg:
It was a joy to celebrate my good friend and colleague and old office-mate Erin’s 40th birthday:
I saw the Mother Hips play in town with some good friends.:
I also had the chance to go to our town’s Art after Dark. I met up with friends, had some beer, and checked out some amazing art. I especially liked the university’s student furniture show–such talented students we have!
I know, this mama edition isn’t that interesting. Well, mama’s been super busy.
At least I’ve caught up with the past month and a half. I left a lot out, but in general, we’ve been working hard, playing some, and enjoying life a lot.
There’s not much we could ask for.