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School is out, and I am basically free for the next ten weeks.
I had laryngitis all week, and only this morning did my voice really clear up well enough to sing. By the second service, I was at about 70%, which was a big improvement from the days prior. Let's hear it for sleeping as much as possible and pushing fluids.
Anyway, this past week was the last week of school, and all I did was administer finals and grade them and then get to work on all the check-out procedures teachers have to do at the end.
Thursday was the last day for the students, and it was a half-day, so I worked much of the afternoon on things. Then Friday morning all I had to do was show up, sign the attendance roster for the week and then turn in my grades, so I was free to go by 9:40am Friday morning.
Of course, I stayed up at school until about 4 just getting a start on my summer TODO list (in particular, backing up the server and student's code, which is always a wise thing before a long break).
Then when I got home, I resumed play on Zelda, which had been sort-of on hold. I'd been trying to beat the Water Temple, and had a breakthrough last Sunday night where I found the hardest-to-find key and was able to get the Longshot. After that, the rest of the level is downhill, and so I knocked that out Friday evening. I then went through the "Bottom of the Well" and the Temple of Shadow fairly quickly by comparison. When I get home I plan to just fool around with some side quests before I start advancing the plot in earnest again.
Saturday morning I got up early to attend graduation down at the Erwin Center, and then ran a few errands afterward. I took a nap that afternoon (from 2pm until 6 or so), and then got up to play more Zelda and eventually go to Project Graduation, where I was from midnightish until 2am. Then home for another 4-hour "nap".
This morning was church (as usual), and as I wrote, my voice held. We went to eat pizza afterward, and now I'm updating the web page.
Tomorrow will basically be my first real day off for the summer. And I think I'm going to do nothing all day. Read maybe. Maybe make some pancakes from scratch. Who knows?
I wrote something poetic a couple of months ago. I found it in my legal pad while searching for a blank page on which to hash out the set list for the Sunday. It was written about 1:30am late Monday night on March 21 (though technically early the next day), and includes references to events mentioned in the entry for that day. I don't like to waste content, so here it is! (Nearly two months late but none the worse for wear.)
Today, these hands (in no particular order):
- logged in
- erased and replaced a song for Easter
- took a picture
- wrote code
- pet my cats
- did 21 pushups
- put in my contacts and later took them out
- got the flower down for a better look
- scored assignments
- carefully held a measuring tape
- played guitar
- wrote on the white board
- scratched my head
- pulled me up to a balcony
- masqueraded as 'i' and 'j' for explaining swapping
- made coffee
- shook a hand
- called the apartment office
- kneaded bread dough
- plucked out a rogue eyebrow hair
- disturbed a mayfly
- clasped in prayer
- fed me pizza
- broke a key
- hit snooze once or twice
- deployed an umbrella
- picked up a heavy box and carried it upstairs
- turned the pages of my Bible
- peeled off a Post-It note
- turned on the light, and, much later, turned it off
In other news, the end-of-the-year projects are completed and even graded, and I've only got exams to give and about a week and a half left. I'm behind on sleep but feelin' fine.
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