The final curtain. Almost.
Having had the cold that was going around and having recovered, I got the unpleasant version just over a week ago, which I attribute to some germ-laden student. I seem to be a little better this morning. I’m hoping that next year won’t see a repeat screening of the flu/pneumonia which I got at the start of the year even although I’m fairly certain that about a year ago I’d succumbed to something vile, which I thought might give me a degree of immunity from subsequent colds. It didn’t.
Adrian left yesterday, although he did the same two years ago only to reappear at the start of the following academic year. This time he’s probably gone for good, and has a part-time job teaching at the UEA. I hope it all goes well for him.
While Adrian was meant to be leaving, Ian and Joseph have decided to get out of Dodge early. I wonder what our retention rate will be like at the end of the year. No sign of contracts, yet.
The past few days have been trying. On Thursday we had a one-off schedule to return the monthly tests. That meant wall-to-wall classes on what is one of my less unpleasant days of the week. This was followed by Friday, which is my least pleasant day of the week, which was followed by Tuesday, which drags on to the very end of the day. (Yes, that’s right. Yesterday was Tuesday. If you thought it was Saturday, you’d be wrong.) And thus yesterday was a multimedia day.
The weather hasn’t helped at all. We’ve had rain, rain, rain, snow, with the latter being sufficient to settle, although this morning there’s only a light coating on the ground, which has probably frozen solid. It turned so cold last night that there was condensation on the window in this room, which is saying something.
We now have a much needed break for a few days. I have some more DVDs to watch, but right now I need to take care of the music on my Walkman.
But before I publish this entry, I note that this will be the 2,100th. I also note that I had a spike of readers again the other day for no reason I can discern.