Saturday, 31 March 2018

Now Teaching: Week 30

I have just been feeling unmotivated. No plans to do a post about the April Fool roundup this year (almost didn’t sign up in February), so in brief: I read the majority of the 12 needed episodes over the March Break. Finished this past week, and roughed things out, but didn’t get to actually typing until Wednesday. After back-and-forth with author (in Europe) that day, revamped and sent off the entry late Thurs.

Friday was something of a recovery day. I’ve managed to finish the “Being a Dad” book, which had out of date references and was really not that funny, but was educational. Other than that... I’m not even the one on a new diet plan here, so I don’t know what’s up with me. Have the rest of Easter weekend to try and figure it out, I guess.
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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 25) to Saturday (Mar 31).

Step Count 2017: About 59,600 (23 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 61,700. 18 stars.
Much walking the last two days to get in the full needed steps, causing stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Stayed busy, signing up for Camp NaNo, doing math character profiles, etc.

SchoolMail 2017: 79 (3 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 80 New (9 sent)
Up to Day 132131. Also applied (belatedly) for a one period leave of absence in Sept.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Completed sets of quizzes in all classes
 -Union Social on Tues
 -Started grading media tasks

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Wrote “April Fools” entry for WFG/SNAG
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Dinner with friends Monday
 -Read some yuri manga
 -Put together a crib with Anne-Lise
 -IKEA trip to get a change table dresser
 -Finished the “Being a Dad” book
 -Lotus Prince’s “Silent Hill 2” and most of 3

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Staff Mtg, Hospital tour, RP.

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: 2 (Divine Buster)

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Now Teaching: Week 29

School hit a bit like a truck. Wanted to get second 3U tests marked before parent teacher interviews, so there went Mon-Tue-Wed and then the interviews were Thu plus I had an on-call on Fri. Plus a clinic for gestational diabetes Thurs morning. My prior week of all writing was balanced by one with basically none, is what I’m saying. Also, still need to call my doctor about the cyst. (I did pick up my comics and some yuri on Friday.)
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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 18) to Saturday (Mar 24).

Step Count 2017: About 55,000 (18 star).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 62,060. 15 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Busy times with conference cancellation and April Fools “Behind Scenes”.

SchoolMail 2017: 99 (26 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 106 New (22 sent)
Up to Day 128127. (Every parent booking is an email in.)



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Completed 4U tests
 -Corrected two sets of 3U tests
 -Parent/Teacher Interviews (from library)

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished drawing/inking/colouring Mar 20 comic
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Medical appointment Thurs morning
 -Fluxx and Dragonfire as RP Sat
 -Lotus Prince’s “Silent Hill 4” and Arcade LPs

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Union Social

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: 4 (Accel Shooter)

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Now Teaching: Week 28

Wednesday I didn’t leave the house, just for a change. Didn't even get dressed until late; I did writing instead. (Ran in the basement for a star.) Saturday, a massage therapist found a cyst, which might explain my arm tingling. Also, been spending time with Anne-Lise. I even found some time to grade papers on Thursday/Friday. It’s been something of a mixed bag this week.
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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 11) to Saturday (Mar 17).

Step Count 2017: About 52,900 (12 star).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 52,150. 15 stars.
Wednesday was only 3350, but so there.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Guest post appeared, named a column I never wrote, and prepping for Apr 1

SchoolMail 2017: 26 (4 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 3 New (0 sent)
Still at Day 123122.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Got mostly through marking 4U tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Completed edits to Virga Mysteries
 -Better backgrounds for TU characters, revisited 40k words
 -Finalized TTNexus review and added scans
 -Wrote new review on Bill & Ted comic, plus scans
 -Wrote most of new review on Bill & Ted side stories
 -Catching up with web serials, including for Apr 1
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Wrote and started drawing new comic

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Baby shopping trip (bought crib)
 -Medical appointment
 -Dinner with friends Monday
 -Picked up baby items and tidied room
 -SF Debris, “Hermit’s Journey”
 -Wakefield Inn & Spa trip with AL
 -Read 100 pgs of “Being a Dad” book
 -Saw “Wrinkle in Time” with AL

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Parent-Teacher Interviews.

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: 1 (Evasion, Flier Fin)

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Now Teaching: Week 27

The first part of the week was picking up the pieces to be in a good position going into the March Break. (As well as the Nanoha movie, woooo!) By Friday, I was actually caught up with school (aside from new tests) and had resumed cooking dinners and such at home. I really hope I’m able to do a bunch of writing in the coming week now. The Time Untied backstories have been in my mind for something like a month.
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Item counts run Sunday (Mar 4) to Saturday (Mar 10).

Step Count 2017: About 52,800.
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 66,700. 16 stars.
Seven stars today, walking out twice to get Phantom newspapers.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Holding pattern, the more caught up I was, the less productive I was. (Uh oh)

SchoolMail 2017: 56 (2 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 88 New (14 sent)
Up to Day 123122. I should figure this all out.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Corrected miscellaneous tests
 -Completed progress reports for all classes
 -Two sets of 4U quizzes
 -Two sets of 3U quizzes
 -Staff meeting, with plate analogy
 -Organizing tests, incl for missing students

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Severe edits to Virga Mysteries

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Nanoha movie! (Reflection)
 -Dinner with friends Sunday
 -Lotus Prince, “Dino Crisis”.
 -Flames Hockey game in Ottawa, Friday

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Doctor’s appointment and other pregnancy things.

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, 3 March 2018

Now Teaching: Week 26

This week was about as insane as I figured it would be... Tuesday in particular. In total “Phantom of the Opera” took 38 hours out of the week (6+5+3+5+7+5+7). I got a nice carnation, and pun praise in the theatre chat. ^.^ Still not sure how I managed to mark tests Thursday night. This coming week will be picking up all the leftover bits and whatnot before March Break.

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Item counts run Sunday (Feb 25) to Saturday (Mar 3).

Step Count 2017: About 53,100.
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 98,800. 16 stars.
Knowing late in the week wouldn’t work well for stars, overcompensated early on. Then got one running around with caf chairs, apparently.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Got papers in for return to school, went to SirWil’s theatre show.

SchoolMail 2017: 69 (8 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 111 New (15 sent)
Up to Day 117, I have taken... buncha leave. There was a day for math contests and matinee, but I was here for my prep, I don’t know where that counts now.




TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -“Phantom” rehearsals/performances all seven days
 -Dealing with Math Contest Tues
 -Dealing with Cappies Critics Thurs
 -Finished both sets of 3U tests. Somehow.

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Coloured comic for Feb 26
 -Drew, inked and coloured comic for Mar 5

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Visit with family Tues
 -Lotus Prince, “Resident Evil: Survivor”.

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Nanoha movie? Progress reports. Staff Meeting. Hockey game.

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: 6 (Break Shoot)