Wednesday, November 25, 2009


My usual morning, is well, unusual. I have no routine, except for being woken up by the dog at 6:30am who wants to eat. You think she would learn by now that I feed her between 7am and 8:30am. If I'm particularly annoyed I will wait a bit longer, or if she's calm I will push it out a bit. But she's the perfect alarm clock, not that I need or want one. Actually, she is the last dog Shawn and I will ever have. We love her, but are ready for some more freedom.

Back to my point - I have no morning routine, except for waking up and maybe eating breakfast, or possibly having tea, it's also a toss up whether or not I will exercise that morning or wait until evening. This morning I fed the dog, made some tea, cleaned the kitchen, started a fire and I'm now grading papers. I typical morning I suppose.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Spring 2010

My life is segmented into semester, which I quite enjoy! However, next semester is going to be particularly busy as I am teaching 20 units and have 2 new preps for next semester. One of the classes I'm teaching I have never taught before, and the other new prep, I've never taught online. Yikes! I'm looking forward to the new challenge but I'm a bit apprehensive. I'm also looking forward to expanding my repertoire of classes I can teach. So, here's what's on the schedule for next semester:

Communication, Self and Society - online
Small Group Communication - online
2 sections of Critical Decision Making - online
2 sections of Public Speaking - in person

My in person classes are cake because I have taught PS a million times before and don't need to do any prep. My online classes are a bit more difficult because I need to have everything prepped ahead of time, before the semester begins. When you teach f2f classes, you can prep as the semester goes on. No so in online classes. *sigh* It's gonna be an interesting Christmas break.