the last visible dog (intertext) wrote,
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Yesterday was a good day, but I'm still wired

My workshop was a howling success. There were a couple of minor technical glitches just to keep things interesting, but nothing disastrous, and everything went smoothly on the whole. One participant said afterwards "I feel like I've been handed a pole-vaulting pole" which I thought was nice and made me feel good. This kind of skills workshop is very directly satisfying, because you give people specific skills that they can take away and play with, and it's fun. It was a good way to finish the term, though - a much more direct "I'm finished" kick than the somewhat anti-climactic round of grading, submitting grades, dealing with whiny students etc, which always leaves me feeling vaguely anxious rather than accomplished.

Lunch with kp was nice but a bit subdued. She looked tired and strained - she's deep into finishing a project and trying to get specific things done before returning to Kingston in a couple of weeks. She'll be gone when I get back and not back until the end of June or possibly longer (I wouldn't be surprised if longer). Food was good, though, and I came away with enough for my supper tonight - a Good Thing when I'm trying hard not to buy groceries prior to trip.

Cholmondely was given some ointment for his eye and is fine; the infection is minor and caught early.

I fell asleep in front of the season conclusion of Angel 4, so will have to watch it again sometime today, maybe while eating dinner so I don't fall asleep again. Woke up at 2:30 and didn't get back to sleep until about 5:00 and then woke up again at 7:30, so am buzzing again. No doubt will sleep on plane, as long as I don't succumb to thumping migraine upon arrival in Paris.

I have a big to do list for the next couple of days, which includes some effort to clean my house. kp said she doesn't bother because it will all just need cleaning again upon return, but I couldn't bear to leave it not cleaned. In any case, it's end of term. I don't have dust bunnies; I have dust wooly mammoths.

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