The 2-week intensive class is finished. Whew! This was definitely the best class I've taught--everything about it for me felt authentic. I'm still a neophyte professor and can see where I need to improve on some technicalities in teaching, but the main thing is that I felt the class learned some important things and that the students were really engaged. I'm grateful for that! I told them today as the class ended that I felt hopeful for the future of the church, knowing that they were going to be part of that. They really did seem committed and thoughtful, and that was so good to see....Anyway, I'm breathing easier tonight -- no more getting up at 4:30 a.m.! woo-hoo! Tomorrow I am sleeping in!
David and I went out to dinner tonight--he's good at helping me celebrate things!
Tomorrow I start grading papers and that's going to take a very l-o-n-g time. Still, I'm looking forward to returning to church on Sunday; eager to get busy there again.
Things are happening on the homefront, too. We're getting a new roof, and we're refinancing for 4.25%, down from 6.75%, so we're pretty excited about that.
David's riding again tomorrow morning -- just a 40 mile ride, which is easy for him. College girl is coming for a visit--she wants to ride bicycles with her dad later in the day.
And week-after-next is vacation! Yippee!