Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Small Break in the Clouds

Summer School is proving to be a teaching/grading marathon.  
We're 2 weeks down with 2 more to go.  I miss blogging, I miss clean laundry, I miss cooking, and I miss sleep.  
Layla misses me while I am at this photo she is waiting by the door to our garage where my car is children send me pictures like this I think to make me feel good about how much my dog misses me.  
This photo didn't make me feel good; it just made me want to come home.

After staying up till 1 a.m. last night to catch up...again...Layla and I took a long, slow leisurely walk this morning.  
It reminded me of the first walks she and I used to take when we first brought her home in May.  She's always been a joy but today she walked by my side, never pulling on the leash, sniffing around here and there and listening for my direction.  I rewarded her at the end of our walk with a swim in our lake neighborhood.

She loves the water.  She swims and accidentally splashes.  Then, she tries to catch her splash and splashes even more...and tries to catch the splash she created when she was trying to catch the original splash :)
Just good fun and relaxation.

Thanks, Layla...I needed that.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordless (Uh-huh, yeah) Wednesday

For an extra paycheck, I took on 2 summer school courses during the month of July...Composition courses...normally 17 week classes all shoved into barely 4 weeks.  
Students write in composition classes...or should anyway.  Guess who gets to grade all that?? 
Me, that's who.  

The other day I read a student essay that said the Civil War ended in 1968.