The next two hours are going to be the longest two of my life.
No, scratch that. Tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m….those will be the longest hours of my life.
There comes a point in collegiate teaching where you don’t have to teach class anymore…you have high hopes of making lecture notes over Christmas break…and you’re frankly just ready to go home. I reached that point around noon today. Technically, I reached it at 4 p.m. yesterday, when my class ended.
I actually have a couple of things left to accomplish. But they’re small, mundane items that will take about two hours to accomplish. And, as I will need something to do tomorrow, they can obviously wait.
I want to go home and bake. It’s almost Christmas, and I want to bake. I actually have a list, to be honest:
* Gingerbread biscotti
* A chocolate pecan pie (which will be made Sunday)
* Sugar cookies with frosting
* Dinner tonight (BBQ cups – ask me for the recipe! I’ll be happy to give it to you!)
This is coupled with the fact, I’m sure, that I am resting my *^&%^#$ ankle until Monday. No exercise. And, on Monday morning, if that #@$%^* ankle is still hurting after I “test run” it, I’m going to see a doctor. Hopefully, though, rest, ice, elevation, and ibuprofen are all that is needed. We shall see.
As a late Tinsel Vixen report, I gained a pound back. No surprise there with a trip to see my family and lots of good food and a lack of exercise. I’m just thankful it was only a pound! (And, as I weighed at night and not at lunch time, there *might* be a slight difference. MIGHT.)
Sigh. One hour and 55 minutes to go. And then eight hours tomorrow.
BRING ON CHRISTMAS BREAK!
(Christmas card picture taken by Donald Page)