Monday, May 04, 2015

Running and sprinting

Today was a day when I was juggling as many balls in the air as I could and then people kept giving me more balls to juggle!

Surprisingly none of them fell to the ground. All the marks were out and much of the fallout dealt with. It was a just scraping by sort of day.

I still need to wash the dishes before heading to bed.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Dancing shoes

Christine now has her dancing shoes.
Rustle continues to mourn her loss, but the healing is beginning.

My shoes from last year had worn out (and I have been wearing boots for 7 months) so I bought new shoes.

They are very comfortable. The look delicate but are quite sturdy so hopefully they hold up to all the walking I do. They have memory foam which I have never tried before.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Christine would have been happy

We had the celebration for Christine today. She would have enjoyed it. Lots of people who loved her. Many people who could imitate her!
It is difficult to believe that she is gone. It will take some time to come to terms with that, I think.
But she would have had a blast today. Thanks to everyone who planned it!

I had to scoot straight from the service to the workshop I was running. That went well too.

This morning I woke very early with the sun blazing through the window. When you have a nice day you realize that the tree doesn't have leaves yet- normally that is a natural blocker of the sun.

Friday, May 01, 2015


James was trying out for the team in this article and was present at the incident referred to in the article:
But was cut shortly after. I am thankful about that!


I worked hard the last few days to get grades into our computer site. There are just a few I am waiting for now.
The site is scheduled to go down on the weekend.
Hopefully it doesn't eat all the grades!

Had a good time with Leah as she started today- she is going to be a great help to me during the summer. We planned the workshop for tomorrow- I think it will go well!

What I am not sure about is switching gears from Christine's service into the workshops but it hopefully will be ok.

Today in the mail there was a package from Shanghai- there wasn't a note or anything inside to indicate who it was from, but it looked like a gift for James' birthday.

There are still no signs of the missing fisherman. Today Johnny posted they are doing a land search. Johnny's posts are better than the media, really.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Spent most of today in meetings.

Tomorrow morning I have to try to pull the course marks together to prepare for the upload.
Tomorrow afternoon I have a meeting with the registar about the timetable for next year.

Friday one of our summer students is starting so I'll be working on orientation with her and planning the workshop for Saturday.

Saturday morning is Christine's service and then in the afternoon we have workshops for the incoming students.

Solus (university student system) is going down for maitenance on the weekend, thus blocking any grade entry extra work over the weekend. Not like it sounds like I have time to do that. I'll see if I can do P20 marks tomorrow evening.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I have reached the 3000 post mark on this blog!

I spent a lot of today in meetings and tomorrow looks the same. But the marks are close to being done, just need to pull them together and post them, so that is good.

James is working on some giant poster and it is all over the floor right now.

Johnny is posting every few hours about the search for the missing boys. Nothing has turned up yet. Many there have not slept much since Sunday.

Monday, April 27, 2015

lost at sea

Yesterday two young men went out to go fishing and have not returned yet. They left from near Johnny's house and he tells me that the community is distressed. The official search party shut down at 8:30pm but the locals are on the water all night searching. Hoping against hope that they find them alive.

My day was productive in that I ran the exam, during which I loaded grades.

After the exam I did many more things involving grades and very little involving my email.

The good news is that the grades I was working on are almost complete.

I will have to tackle my email tomorrow!