Your resident potential juror is once again happily ensconced in her office so I thought I would check in. It's not looking like I will have to report this week based on my juror number, but I need to call back tonight and check. In the meantime, I've been working on some work-related book reviews. I review books for Catholic Library World. Coming up in early 2014, you'll see reviews by me of:
Sisterhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration, by Melanie Rigney;
Mind Your Body, Work Your Soul, by Clare Strockbine; and
Toddler Christmas: Activities, Games and Stories for Excited Toddlers, by Kate Saunders.
I'm kind of excited, especially for the toddler Christmas book. And speaking of toddlers, Anne has been amusing us of late by her ability to break into song.
"Splish, splash, Anne was taking a baff!"
...is now a regular part of her musical repertoire. And see how she inserts herself into the song? Very cute. When we get to...
"rub a dub, just re-waxin' in the tub!" She brings in some saucy shoulder moves.
I get the feeling we're going to have a hard time with her when she gets older.
Other than that, I've just been cooking, knitting, and watching Breaking Bad with Mike in the evenings. It's a strange thing to say, given the very premise of that show, but it seems to me that the episodes are getting even *darker* which doesn't seem possible. At any rate, it makes for good conversation fodder, to say the least.
I have a ton of instruction to plan for here at work starting next week, but do you think that any of the Teaching Assistants could get back to me with their syllabus/assignment sheet? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
*taps foot impatiently*
So that's why I'm working on the book reviews instead of lesson plans. I'll be happy in a few weeks when all of these classes are behind me. I've got a library school student coming to observe me for a few of them which isn't exactly easing the pressure at all.
We'll get there. Send me your prayer intentions! I've been including everyone who has asked me to pray for them every morning and evening when I do the intercessory prayer section in the Magnificat. This spot could also be yours. :)