Saturday, January 06, 2007

Marking the Middle

Tuesday brings the beginning of semester finals for me and the kiddos. We're nearly halfway through the school year. It's always a mystery to me, each year, why we have finals after winter break. Coming back to four days of classes before exams seems to make little sense, since there really is not enough time to really start anything new. We do spend most of the time in review and reinforcement activities, which is beneficial, but I think everyone would be better served if we had exams taken care of before the two week break. But, we make the best of what we have.

Monkey starts her new job in Lincoln on Monday. She leaves on Sunday morning and probably will be back here by Wednesday night. It will be a long few months for both of us, and Monkey will be doing a lot of driving. Mix in the imminent house search and my search for a job there (while still teaching here), and it will be a stressful, exciting time. I hope everything falls into place, and that we have everything settled by the first of June. That's not too much to ask, is it?

Otherwise, not much to tell. We saw Running with Scissors last night. It was interesting, and it had some entertaining moments, but I found it to be strangely uneven. Sometimes it was a strangely stylized campy comedy, sometimes it was a family drama. It was too much, for me. Annette Benning was great, and, like I said, it had its moments, but, if you are considering this one, I'd suggest you reconsider it. Not that I am some arbiter of movie taste, or anything.

Oh, if you see Monkey, ask her about her dreadful Mediacom phone experience this past week. I'm sure she'd love to tell you about it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's nice that the beginning of the semester is marked with chickn nugget day. May all your transition in the next months be meaningful and go as well as possible!