Saturday, 13 January 2018

Now Teaching: Week 19

Decided not to sign back up for yoga. Snow shovelling seems to get my days over 10k for steps, plus I’m feeling like I’m in a state of almost being perpetually caught up. Crazy thaw and snow led to another postponing of seeing my aunt, along with a “no bus” day for reworking my January schedule. (Also took down outdoor XMas lights.) I am having comic motivation issues, trying to see a path forwards.
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Item counts run Sunday (Jan 7) to Saturday (Jan 13).

Step Count 2016: About 53,000.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 70,400. 14 stars.
Seriously, only Wed and Sat weren’t over 10k.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-My physical health was questionable (arm tingles). I walked more.

SchoolMail 2016: 50 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 107 New (16 sent)
Up to Day 83, I have taken 24.833 of 11 days of sick leave so far.


TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -“Phantom” rehearsals on Monday & Thursday
 -Feedback on rough draft summatives
 -Staff meeting, though that was brief
 -Set exam for both math courses
 -Plugging away again at Probability Projects
 -Saturday brunch with friends
 -Saturday “Phantom” rehearsal after brunch

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Scans and final edits on “Untold Tales” TTNexus post
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Sunday “Star Wars: Last Jedi” with family
 -Sunday dinner with relatives
 -Friday NAC Play “887”
 -Contrasting Lotus Prince with Eric van Wilderman.

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Math meeting. Teachers Council. Doctor’s Apt.

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR 2018:
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 3 (Divine Buster Extension)

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Now Teaching: Week 18

How do I even describe this week? Flurry of activity Sunday and Monday, Tuesday evening through Wednesday I was mostly sick (again!), and Anne-Lise was getting there too, including pink eye, to the point we went for an appointment. The outside temperatures were insane (today’s high was -21 C) though maybe on the plus side, no snow shovelling while I was away (and only minimal since). Then Thursday and Friday I was mostly moping about my creative stuff, only to return to flurry of activity by Saturday. So yeah.
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Item counts run Sunday (Dec 31) to Saturday (Jan 6).

Step Count 2016: About 52,000.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 56,300. 14 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Roundup posts, finally started tackling item backlog post-writing.

SchoolMail 2016: 5 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 17 New (2 sent)
Still at Day 78, I have taken 23.166 of 11 days of sick leave so far.


TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -NOPE. (Unless starting to read a math book counts.)

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote “Epsilon” summary and statistics post
 -Drew, inked new 2018 banner for comic
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Wrote a post about various educational comics
 -Drew, inked comic for Jan 8

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Sunday new years’ eve with relatives
 -Monday afternoon with relatives
 -Long Drive Monday
 -Monday new years’ with relatives
 -Medical appointment Thursday
 -Bought drywall screws, put up spoon racks
 -Saturday dinner with relatives
 -More Lotus Prince (Fatal Frame 4 done).

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -I only just bought an agenda. x.x School. NAC Play. Visiting aunt.

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR 2018:
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 3 (Divine Buster Extension)

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Now Teaching: Week 17

Never a dull moment. On the one hand, maybe I’ll relax next week. On the other hand, it’s not like I’ve been stressed either. Chalk that up to the pills, I think. (My dad’s also on pills after abdominal pains and a visit to the hospital.) It occurs to me that I’m not supposed to mix them with alcohol, but I drink so sparingly that I tend to forget with the holidays. Sidebar, the only TV I’ve been keeping up with (aside from the Doctor Who special) is “The Librarians”, and even then I missed one. At any rate, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Item counts run Sunday (Dec 24) to Saturday (Dec 30).

Step Count 2016: About 36,000.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 55,400. 19 stars.
Can’t step without stars, since that’s when I’m out of the house. Unless it’s snow removal.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-I was also sick then, and pleased by all my writing of 2016.

SchoolMail 2016: 0 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 17 New (2 sent)
Still at Day 78, I have taken 23.166 of 11 days of sick leave so far.


TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished marking the 3U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished the “Epsilon Project” serial entry
 -Final sketches for Secret Santa Art
 -Created triangles to go with Parody Song
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Wrote “Untold Tales 1” post for TTNexus
 -Wrote recap part of “Untold Tales 2”
 -Wrote recap part of “Untold Tales 3”

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Sunday Christmas
 -Lunch/Dinner with family Monday
 -Long Drive Tuesday
 -Wednesday Christmas
 -“Darkest Hour” movie with parents Thurs
 -Lunch with Mark in Georgetown Sat
 -More Lotus Prince (Fatal Frame 3).

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Two sets of New Years, separated by a long drive.

STUFF THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN 2017:
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Now Teaching: Week 16

This week hit like a truck. Rear engine splash guard fell off my car driving in after my Doctor’s appointment Tuesday, had to get that fixed (after retrieving it). Got sick Tuesday night which lasted into Friday, went through three boxes of tissues. My snowman outside didn’t survive the brief thaw, the wire in my mouth was coming loose at the dentist’s, and I fell behind in non-school things. But I did manage to sing math at the assembly, and a parent said they liked it plus a student said they’d keep the lyrics, so there’s that.
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Item counts run Sunday (Dec 17) to Saturday (Dec 23).

Step Count 2016: About 46,500.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 70,900. 14 stars.
All weekdays were over 9k. While I was sick, yeah.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-I was meeting deadlines amid chaos.

SchoolMail 2016: 54 (1 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 134 New (23 sent)
At Day 78 (derp, missed updating that), I have taken 23.166 of 11 days of sick leave so far. (That .166 is part of a period, it’s stuck to me now.)
Work: End of 2017.

TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -“Phantom” on Monday (including portable 3)
 -Marked 3U tasks
 -Marked 4U tests
 -Groceries trip for Hamper
 -Started marking 3U tests
 -Pins: none (theme week, Hawaiian shirt was popular)

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Research and initial sketches for Secret Santa Art
 -Started the “Epsilon Project” serial entry

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Family dinner Sunday.
 -Doctor visit Tuesday.
 -Tuesday Yoga class.
 -Dentist on Wednesday.
 -Medical trip Thurs morning.
 -Haircut Friday.
 -Family dinner Friday.
 -Put up wreaths, decorations and shovelled snow.
 -XMas Shopping.
 -More Lotus Prince (Fatal Frame 2 completed).

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Two sets of Christmas, separated by a long drive.

STUFF THAT WILL NOW NEVER HAPPEN IN 2017:
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 5 (ACS Standby)

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Now Teaching: Week 15

I feel like I’ve been getting a bit too complacent lately. Not sure if it’s the drugs, or simply there’s too much to do in December with the damn holidays coming up, so I grasp for relax time when I can, instead of being productive. Oh well. I now have a new phone, that being Anne-Lise’s old phone, for at least a few more days. I’m vaguely learning things. Including that the top will pop off a cold fast food soda when you carry it in very cold weather, but that’s unrelated.
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Item counts run Sunday (Dec 10) to Saturday (Dec 16).

Step Count 2016: About 58,600.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 67,000. 14 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Groaned about holidays breaking routine, tried to get ahead.

SchoolMail 2016: 59 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 98 New (18 sent)
At Day 63, I have taken 21.333 of 11 days of sick leave so far.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -“Phantom” on Monday/Tues
 -Miscellaneous marking (eg quizzes)
 -Prepped test evaluations
 -School XMas concert Thurs
 -Staff holiday gathering Fri
 -Cappies Discussion Mentor on Saturday
 -Pins: Avanna, Maika, WhoMe, Miku, AC3


WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote Holiday Math Song Parody

OTHER ITEMS:
 -COMA Monday dinner.
 -Tuesday Yoga class.
 -Wednesday trip to Craft Show.
 -Finished Lotus Prince’s Lollipop Chainsaw, etc.

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Dinner Sun, Doctor Tues, Dentist Wed, Medical Thurs, Hamper Fri, Assembly.

STUFF THAT WILL NOW NEVER HAPPEN IN 2017:
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Now Teaching: Week 14

Vaguely wondering if the serotonin balancing drugs are making me too mellow. Unrelated (I think), with essentially having two prep periods at work, I’m finding that my home life is the busier of the two (serial writing, TTNexus writing, comic art, December parody, also mostly doing dinners, daaaamn). I have started to get caught up in recreational reading again though. Christmas is still not on my radar.
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Item counts run Sunday (Dec 3) to Saturday (Dec 9).

Step Count 2016: About 51,200.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 62,300. 14 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Trying to finish “Girl + Algebra” while baffled by darkness.

SchoolMail 2016: 63 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 122 New (23 sent)
Still getting flagged on late assignments for CS is part of that. At Day 63, I have taken 19.667 of 11 days of sick leave so far.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -“Phantom” on Monday (& brief staff mtg Tues)
 -Marked MDM Quests
 -Marked 3U Tests
 -Dealt with surveys for MDM
 -Pins: Mayu, Stardust, WhoMe, Xin Hua, Miku

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Sunday Interview with Carleton Students
 -Sunday NaNoWriMo Over Party
 -Wrote “Biff to the Future” review
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Wrote closing post on “Time & Tied” for RRL (now done)
 -Wrote an “Epsilon Project” serial entry.

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Sunday family dinner.
 -Tuesday Yoga class.
 -Friday harp concert.
 -Getting too into Lotus Prince’s other playthroughs, including Lollipop Chainsaw.

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -COMA Monday, XMas concert Thurs, Staff party Fri.

STUFF THAT WILL NOW NEVER HAPPEN IN 2017:
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk


RH Stress Level: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Now Teaching: Week 13

Semester two is possibly sorted now, yay for being proactive. Card is sent, my wife is so good with dates. I need to stop procrastinating on grading probability projects. Also, need to get on possible song for the holidays, drawing “commission” and next comic review. Not much else to say; random reminder that events below are flagged because they took at least an hour.
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Item counts run Sunday (Nov 26) to Saturday (Dec 2).

Step Count 2016: About 55,230.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 67,400. 16 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Had responses to my lament of posts that no one seemed to notice.

SchoolMail 2016: 83 (2 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 102 New (11 sent)
At Day 63, I have taken 18 of 11 days of sick leave so far.

Somewhat tidier within last couple hours.

TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -“Phantom” on Monday
 -Marked 3U Tasks
 -Created sample for 3U Desmos Summative
 -Updated evaluations for courses
 -Pins: Maika, none, Avanna, Stardust, AC3

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Write-In on Sunday
 -Write-In on Thursday (more charms!)
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat.
 -“Time Untied” NaNoWriMo ends at 38,668, words. (Up from 26,141)

OTHER ITEMS:
Finished Fatal Frame View
 -Dinner with friends Monday.
 -Tuesday Yoga class.
 -Saw “The Foreigner” movie with Anne-Lise.
 -Medical appointment Friday.
 -Bus station pickup Friday.
 -Brunch with friends Saturday.

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Sunday family dinner. That’s it.

STUFF THAT WILL NOW NEVER HAPPEN IN 2017:
 -Recap for ConBravo 2017
 -Recap for CanCon 2017
 -Write a TANDQ article on Polling and Bias
 -Write a post about types of praise/encouragement
 -Catching up with web serials
 -Read some of the books sitting at my desk

RH Stress Level: 5 (ACS Standby)