Here are some things that happened while I was maintaining blog silence:
- I taught an on-ground class at the S. Rock Road Southwestern campus. It was nice to have a small class of adults.
- Bertie Sue rolled in a lot of poo.
- A Missouri politician became a walking, talking billboard for why every child should be required to take sex education in school.
- Brewster didn't get to roll in very much poo because Bertie Sue usually got there first.
- I learned how to mud drywall, specifically the ceiling. My neck objected. Loudly. For two days.
- Bertie Sue took a lot of baths.
- Kansas decided Missouri was getting too much attention for having the stupidest politicians, so we decided to take seriously a request to remove the sitting President of the United States from the November ballot. We win!
- I copyedited. A lot.
- The cats mostly alternated between sleeping and demanding chin scratchies, as cats do.
- Now I'm teaching two Newman classes, one on-ground of mostly 18- and 19-year-old traditional undergraduates (O! M! G!) and one online class of mostly adults. My next Southwestern class is online and starts next week.
- I'm still copyediting. A lot.
- Between copyediting and managing the two online classes, I'm spending 12 or 13 hours a day at my desk.
- I'm in the market for a laptop.
- I finally cast off the lace sweater I've been working on since last September 5th. Now it's sitting in the closet waiting for me to dig up the willpower to weave in the ends and block it. It's gorgeous. You'll love it.
- I got my first-ever knitting "commission." Apparently if you bribe me with pretty purple yarn, I will knit you socks. I had no idea I was that easy.
- Actually, now that I think about it, my first knitting "commission" was last year and it was a pair of socks for* a friend's ex-boyfriend's iPod that he "forgot" when he moved out. I still haven't mailed the socks. They're coming! I swear! (And they're very pretty. You're going to love them, Ms. You-Know-Who-You-Are.)
- So apparently I can also be bribed with used electronics.
And if you would like me to make you a pair of socks, make me an offer. I need a new crock pot.
*A friend points out that I mean in exchange for. Because, you know, iPods don't have feet. That's why copyediting is important!