Saturday, 26 May 2018

Now Teaching: Week 38

Managed to avoid a breakdown when only half of my data students wrote a test on schedule, but I think cracks showed enough that they brought themselves in line. Meanwhile, all the Cappies stuff is coming to a head tomorrow, so that will be completely off the plate soon... though being on the plate somehow gave me a bunch of extra food for my gaming group this evening. Life is weird. Four day weeks still feel like five days. Elsewhere, 4 consecutive days of no views on the serial blog (Mon-Thu) but I haven’t had much time to think about it.
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Item counts run Sunday (May 20) to Saturday (May 26).

Step Count 2017: About 73,000 (23 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 63,000. 14 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Guest post for Drew, and was away for Anime North/Centennial.

SchoolMail 2017: 68 (4 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 87 New (15 sent)
Up to Day 170169. I’ll apparently get 2 days paternity leave.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished grading 3U Trig tests
 -Cappies rehearsal Tue/Wed
 -4U phone calls etc on Wed
 -Graded half of 4U Probability tests
 -Scheduled June for 4U/3U courses
 -Cappies rehearsal Sat
 -Started grading 3U Discrete tests

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Inked and coloured comic for May 21
 -Another edit run on “Untied” 10k words
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Friday stArt Faire Anniversary captions

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Baby Shower Sunday & Cleanup
 -Breakfast w/ parents Monday
 -Read a bunch of “100 days to Fatherhood”
 -Dinner with friends Monday
 -Parental seminar Tuesday
 -RP “Tales From the Loop” Sat
 -Lotus Prince’s “Until Dawn” realtime

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Cappies Gala, COMA AGM, Early voting.

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR 2018:
 -Recap for OAME 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)

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Now Teaching: Week 37

A week of mood swings. Troubled by not being as productive as I wanted in the evenings, schoolwork related. Plus there was a need to prep the house for the baby shower, and I took the car in Thursday to see if there was an AC problem (more the vents), and there’s the weirdness of no Anime North coming up. On the flip side, increased my patreon pledges, so have awareness of Lotus Prince’s feeds.
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Item counts run Sunday (May 13) to Saturday (May 19).

Step Count 2017: About 57,550 (18 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 70,300. 16 stars.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Typed in old mathNEWS, lawn care, met Grocer

SchoolMail 2017: 70 (1 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 107 New (16 sent)
Up to Day 166165.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Cappies rehearsal Thurs
 -Started grading 3U Trig tests
 -More new 3U discrete items (recursion)

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Finished re-edits/uploads of Virga Case3
 -Thursday stArt Faire Comic Chat
 -Sketched in comic for May 21

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Hanging curtains and assembling items
 -Dinner with friends Monday
 -Haircut Friday
 -“Infinity War” movie with Anne-Lise Fri
 -Mowed lawn and pulled weeds
 -Basement boxes and cleaned out mini fridge
 -Dinner with parents on Saturday
 -Lotus Prince’s “Hyper Princess Pitch” & “Killer is Dead”

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Parental seminar. Cappies.

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR 2018:
 -Recap for OAME 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, 12 May 2018

Now Teaching: Week 36

This felt like a bad week. Running around a lot, stuff not getting done that I’d hoped for, dealing with students wanting evaluations moved (got a round of applause in 3U when I did it though)... maybe part of the trouble is, on Sunday, I felt like I had things more or less in hand. Oh well. Today went well.
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Item counts run Sunday (May 6) to Saturday (May 12).

Step Count 2017: About 54,200 (22 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 60,700. 16 stars.
Extra Sunday stars to make up for last week.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Flooding in Ottawa, and on my serial site thanks to feedback.

SchoolMail 2017: 60 (5 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 191 New (14 sent)
Up to Day 161160.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Cappies rehearsals Mon/Wed/Fri
 -Started grading new 3U Trig task
 -Teacher AGM on Wed
 -Put together supplemental 4U assessment
 -Created new material to start 3U Discrete
 -SWL “Big Show” Thurs

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Drew, inked and coloured comic for May 7
 -Finished re-edit work on TimeUntied

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Read Comics from last Sat (incl Dr Who)
 -“Birthday” with friends Mon
 -Card shopping/Sat shopping
 -Got COMA Constitution document done
 -Handled food reorder Sat
 -Some lawn work and basement boxing
 -RP “Tales from the Loop” gathering Sat
 -Lotus Prince’s “Shadows of the Damned”
 -Linkara’s 500th episode

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Hanging curtains.

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR 2018:
 -Recap for OAME 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, 5 May 2018

Now Teaching: Week 35

Got birthday cake and ham on Sunday, and Anne-Lise did taxes too, if there was any doubt she’s wonderful. (I don’t owe money this year.) Trip to Toronto was painful, didn’t get away from school until 6pm, was trapped east of Brockville on the 401 for an hour, arrived in hotel room at midnight (pizza at Flying J rather than sit down dinner). Trip from Toronto was equally bad, left Humber at 4pm taking Highway 7, but with high winds an intersection was out as were later paths back to the 401. Good conference though. Also my leave for September’s approved.
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The writing continues to suffer. Brief cameo in ComicChat, some messing about with Time Untied... I really hope I’ll be able to do something in summer. Some Discord chatting in Ink Drop about old sketches. As for “Free Comic Book Day”, picked up new yuri for 20% off and first issue of “Tangled” from out East, then from my supplier (who still had Doctor Who) the missing Jughead #14 issue and some Angel & Faith discount omnibuses.

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Item counts run Sunday (Apr 29) to Saturday (May 5).

Step Count 2017: About 60,500 (22 stars).
STEP COUNT 2018: Over 65,700. 10 stars.
Didn’t have it in me to catch up tons of stars today after shopping.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR:
-Anne-Lise handled taxes, I gained weight, blog buffers ran out.

SchoolMail 2017: 49 (0 sent)
SCHOOL EMAIL 2018: 107 New (13 sent)
Up to Day 156155.



TEACHING RELATED ITEMS:
 -Theatre supervision Sunday
 -Finished grading 3U tests
 -Feedbacked roughs of 4U Projects
 -Staff meeting Tues
 -Theatre supervision Tues
 -Created new 3U Trig task
 -Put together absence material
 -OAME Conference @ Humber

WRITING + ART RELATED ITEMS:
 -Did some re-edit/bio work on TimeUntied

OTHER ITEMS:
 -Trip to Toronto Wednesday
 -Read more yuri (KaseYay and WhyDoICitrus)
 -Trip from Toronto Friday
 -PreNatal Class Saturday
 -Kiddo shopping Sat (curtains)
 -Free Comic Book Day Sat
 -Finished Lotus Prince’s “Killer7”

UPCOMING FOR SURE:
 -Teacher AGM, ‘Big Show’ concert, Cappies, RP.

STUFF TO SCHEDULE FOR 2018:
 -Recap for OAME 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)