Nice (for me) that public schools still (sometimes) get Columbus Day off. I sure feel like I needed a 3 day weekend. Either, my students are struggling more than usual, or in my third year, I am being sought out more, I don't know, but I feel I've been going hard at work for weeks now. There is always that getting to know you period in the beginning of the year, where I question am I handling things right with the new students and sometimes the familiar ones?
Friday night I got four books at the public library for the three day weekend. I had just finished "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn- that was some crazy sh--. I waited a couple of months for that one to be available. These four books were by familiar authors, but I wasn't sure if I would like them, so I took out four at once. Almost done with the first. So when I went outside to walk to Walgreens in my hobo chic staying in outfit this afternoon, my eyes hurt and I realized I need to mix it up more, though I have cleaned and been to the Y, the salon, Hy-Vee, Walmart, Niemanns, Walgeen's, Sullivan Taylor, Kmart, The Crossing, Dairy Queen, and my dad's house since leaving work on Friday.
My mom and Pat coincidentally have been in Florida this weekend. Pat to attend his nephew's wedding in Panama Beach, FL and my mom traveling with Betsy and Nephew 13 to Orlando for a week of amusements at Universal Studios.