Saturday, October 03, 2015

the way more clearly

Was up at 7am to do some shopping. On driving home I had a red light at the intersection of Princess and Bath so I was waiting, there weren't many cars on the road. The lady behind me was anxious and didn't want to wait and so took the right hand turn on Bath just before the light turned. I was driving into the sun but I did manage to look ahead in the lane I was in and it looked like there was an accident there. They had pylons up so I didn't see the accident but they must have been waiting for the police. There were almost no cars on the road so it is hard to understand even why there was an accident at that time. Because I saw it in time, I took a right before the accident through a parking lot and avoided it.

When I got home, I baked muffins and did some dishes and laundry. James left for Peterborough and I headed in to work. I didn't get what I planned to done but I cleared through a lot of email.
James was sad on the return from Peterborough as he pulled his groin and is out for the game tomorrow. Injury list.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Above was my submission to James' teacher. I never got a mark.
Things have been very busy at work as it was the first weeks of class. Things are starting to look better.
Had a lovely visit with my parents as they passed through town!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


The second year students made this last week as part of a design challenge. I assume that it launches first year students to success.

I hoped to sort out all the Module 3 projects today but I didn't get to any of that. Hopefully tomorrow will go better.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The longest week

First week of class is always the longest week. I spent the whole weekend preparing and then very long days on Monday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday things got better. I still worked today because we had a TA training session but things are in a really good space now.

The weather was moody today and so I had to watch the weather radar carefully to make it home dry. It all worked out.

Lots of housework to do though.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

When knowing Macbeth comes in handy

James' teacher send home an assignment for the parents to let them know about their child. (like an assignment for me and not for James- can I really get assignments for just being a parent?) In an age of teenage censorship I decided to write the answer by using references to Macbeth, so that at least he would not know if I was saying good things or bad. And maybe will inspire him to read Shakespeare!

Sunday, September 06, 2015

New arrivals

Yesterday I worked on contracts.

Today after Rustle I worked on contracts. I still have more contracts to send out. It is a long process.

The excitement of the day is that the students arrived today! And campus looked like this pretty much all day:

The scramble crossing didn't work too well with the high volume so there was a police officer there (and many other locations) directing traffic.

When I walked by the memorial center it looked like there was a new arrival in the form of cricket wickets. Is that what these are?

A full day- tomorrow I look at group making!

Friday, September 04, 2015


The labour day weekend will be a labour for me! This morning I spent fixing SOLUS for all of our oddities in week 1 as the Week 1 schedule is a bit different than other weeks.
I spent the afternoon dealing with enrollment issues and trying to set things up to get the contracts ready.
I'll need to work on the weekend to get the contracts finished and get the students into their project groups.
The major things that I need to get done before the first day of class- get all the hiring and contracts finalized, get all the enrollments finalized, get all the course websites updated and get all the groups done. The students will all be here in a few days!