Yesterday Superwoman was burned out and took the day off --well, took the day off from doing things other than working for 9 hours. Today she was back:
1. Went in to help students study for their lab midterms next week (normally I work from home on Fridays, as I have no classes).
2. Left much earlier than expected to go deal with a very, very serious academic issue involving students in one of my classes, which I can't discuss here. Suffice it to say, it was VERY serious and it's not over yet...even though I've spent many hours dealing with it this week
3. Picked up donations that Virginia and Ben couldn't fit into their suitcases--they leave TOMORROW to get Malakai! Yay! We'll bring them over when we leave on the 27th.
4. Took out Patrick's carseat, put a sheet over the backseat of my new car (have I mentioned that I bought a Saturn Aura Hybrid that I love?), and brought the dogs to the vet for their annual check-up. I got there only to find that they'd moved locations in November and nobody told us! So I brought them to the new location, where after a traumatic toenail clipping, they were given their vaccinations and pronounced healthy and wonderful dogs (as if we didn't know that already).
5. Came home and cleaned the inside of my car, including vacuuming and spot-cleaning with the Bissell.
6. Took out the trash.
7. Decided it was too beautiful a day to be inside, got changed into a T-shirt and sweatpants, and dug up my entire front garden. I don't know if I'll plant a lot or when I'll do that, or if I'll even be able to water anything I plant, but the initial preparations are done.
8. Came inside and started working on the computer, where I dealt with more of the student issues via e-mail and lots of other things.
Jason and Patrick are having "Daddy and Paddy" night for dinner tonight, so I'm on my own for a bit longer. I'm going to take a hot bath or shower and read for a while, then work on the blanket that I'm making for Melkamu. Mom and Dad M sent us a beautiful blanket that all of their kids used when they were little, and we plan on bringing it to Ethiopia for Melkamu to use as soon as he joins our family.
T minus 12 days until we leave!