Saturday, 25 November 2017

Now Teaching: Week 12

Not much on the creative side this week. Mostly shoring up the teaching after report cards, dealing with medical things (June will be interesting, also my shoulder’s mostly okay), and getting generally distracted. Though Richard Simard even asked me about a math holiday song. So when NaNo’s done, and my next TTN column’s done, that might be a thing. It’s all looking pretty manageable going forwards, actually. It might last?
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Item counts run Sunday (Nov 19) to Saturday (Nov 25).

Step Count 2016: About 59,800.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 60,500. 14 stars.
Didn’t reach goal today, was back on the writing side.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Lamented my regular schedule of posts that no one seemed to notice.

SchoolMail 2016: 64 (1 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 94 New (18 sent)
At Day 58, I have taken 16.33 of 11 days of sick leave so far. Because of a new medical appointment, and the CS IS still Short Term, apparently.


After report cards...

TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Completed last 1/3rd of Gr 11 Tests
 -Completed Gr 12 Tests
 -Back in theatre! Created character files for “Phantom”.
 -Got MDM (+3U) Summative files updated
 -Professional Development Friday, woo
 -Pins: Xin Hua, WhoMe, none, Mayu, none

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote an “Epsilon Project” serial entry.
 -“Time Untied” NaNoWriMo at 26,141 words. (Up from 23,051)

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Saw Poirot movie with Anne-Lise.
 -Dinner with friends Monday.
 -Tuesday Yoga class.
 -Watched Fatal Frame (Project Zero): Black Water play-through.
 -Saturday RP (Pandemic).

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Shadpub & Medical Friday.

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, 18 November 2017

Now Teaching: Week 11

First full week back. Report cards got done. I think the drugs must be working, because I was fairly zen about it? Though it also helps that I effectively had another prep period that could be used for doing stuff. My first article for TTNexus also went live, my last shot was delivered, and I attended a Saturday write-in. Captain Marvel, woot, got a journal, a charm and more. (On the down side, on Monday I self diagnosed a strained rotator cuff, ouch, sigh. Oh, also put away the BBQ and AC.)
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Item counts run Sunday (Nov 12) to Saturday (Nov 18).

Step Count 2016: About 57,300.
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 61,400. 14 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Went to a staff gathering. Started putting NaNo work on Wattpad.

SchoolMail 2016: 52 (1 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 86 New (28 sent)
At Day 53, I have taken 14.33 of 11 days of sick leave so far. I think.
Certainly I’m in Short Term Disability for all medical leave now (like this coming week’s appointment) but my CS is now on Long Term Disability (as of Friday). So does that count...? I didn’t count it.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Completed other 1/3rd of media tasks
 -Completed set of Gr 11 Tests
 -Marked entire set of CS Society assignments
 -Set of marks, learning strategies, comments for Class1
 -Set of marks, learning strategies, comments for Class2
 -Set of marks, learning strategies, comments for Class3
 -Arts Night at School
 -Through 2/3rds of New Gr 11 Tests
 -Pins: none, Avana, Miku, Stardust, AC3

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Saturday All Day Write-In.
 -“Time Untied” NaNoWriMo at 23,051 words. (Up from 12,808)

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Tuesday Yoga class.

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Shadpub & Medical Friday.

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: 6 (Break Shoot)

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Now Teaching: Week 10

Finished the relevant chapters in the “Mind Gym” book. Was feeling better about things until a call messed with me on Monday. Still returned Wednesday, got things sorted Thursday. Now it’s all about report cards. x.x (Including for CS. Kinda figured based on the emails I’d been seeing.) So stress is high, but it’s at least a familiar stress. For the record, also put away the hose, swept and replaced lightbulbs.
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Item counts run Sunday (Nov 5) to Saturday (Nov 11).

Step Count 2016: About 52,000
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 60,250. 15 stars.
Last couple days have been over 10k.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-ALL the writing, including considerations for restored math comic.

SchoolMail 2016: 56 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 96 New (11 sent)
At Day 48, I have taken 13 of 11 days of sick leave so far.
Basically 12 sick days, then the 13th is missing one period over 3 days; this total will keep increasing so long as I have my sanity (ie- not teaching CS).
Since I’m over the allotted sick leave, it’s Short Term Disability, a % of salary.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Talked to Board, Union & Principal
 -Got 2/3rd of media tasks marked
 -Got set of Data Tests marked
 -Started in on Gr 11 Tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Screencaps for Citizen Brown recap.
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat.
 -“Time Untied” NaNoWriMo at 12,808 words. (Up from 7,480)

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Monday Math Meeting & Minutes.
 -Tuesday Yoga class.
 -Saturday Remembrance Day with friends.
 -Saturday RP. (Lords of Waterdeep)

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -REPORT CARDS.

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: 7 (Starlight Breaker)

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Now Teaching: Week 9

Through chapters 2, 3, 12, 13 and 14 in my Doctor recommended book (reading the sections for “Overcoming Adversity”). Scheduled to return the middle of the coming week. Have had a couple phone calls, and an edible arrangement delivered. On the non-professional side, surprising news with Anne-Lise, who’s incidentally away this weekend. Also, SOAP reunion was fun, I brought memorabilia (and microwave).
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On the writing side, signed up for NaNoWriMo, because what the hell. Also, Halloween was light this year; lit pumpkin a bit before 6pm. Put pumpkin outside a little after 7pm. First arrival a little after 8pm. Last arrival at 8:55pm. Only 8 people in total (4 groups). Far cry from last year’s 29. I need to eat less mini-cheesy bags.

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Item counts run Sunday (Oct 29) to Saturday (Nov 4).

Step Count 2016: About 56,900
STEP COUNT 2017: Over 54,800. 15 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Felt good about writing, perused NaNo forums, sent zero emails.

SchoolMail 2016: 57 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2017: 69 New (1 sent)
At Day 43, I have taken 10 of 11 days of sick leave so far.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Some phone calls. Basically put it out of my mind.

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote a recap for Citizen Brown comic.
 -Drew a Halloween update for Math Comic.
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat.
 -Wrote an “Epsilon Project” serial entry.
 -“Time Untied” NaNoWriMo at 7,480 words (some re-used, balancing “Epsilon”).

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Tuesday medical appointment.
 -Tuesday Yoga class.
 -Wednesday dinner with friend who came to town.
 -Friday Breakfast with Anne-Lise.
 -Saturday SOAP/AC-Cubed 10 Year Reunion.

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Math Meeting Monday. Return to work.

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: 3 (Divine Buster, Extension)