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Posted on Friday 2 September 2011 at 11:55 am


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I called my mom last night. Our conversation began something like this

Mom: Hello.
Rachael: Hi!
Mom: You have power back.
Rachael: Yes I do!
Mom: You sounded too happy. It had to be that.

I know I've never been a closed-book kind of person. I carry my emotions pretty close to the surface, but I still think my mom must be a witch or something to have figured out I had power based on the way I said "Hi." Or maybe she just knew how desperate I was to get power back. We lost power Saturday due to the hurricane. I slept a my place Sunday and Monday nights, but my house is on a well with an electric pump so losing power meant I also lost water and by Monday I was out of gallons of water to drink and pour into the tank on the toilet so I would get dehydrated and couldn't use the restroom anymore. That's when I bailed and spent the next two nights sleeping on a friend's couch. She was great giving me a place to stay and all, but I'm so happy to be back at my own house.

Only other thing going on here is I had my first real class meeting with my seminar. We had the initial "Here's the syllabus. Any questions?" class before the hurricane, but that doesn't count for much. Yesterday's class was fantastic. I told them that because this class is a seminar, it is going to rely on them discussing things, not me lecturing. I think I asked my first question to get discussion started and then next had to speak 45 minutes later. They were so talkative and had clearly done the readings and were making good points and disagreeing with each other but doing it respectfully and always going back to the readings for examples and it was just fantastic! Now if only the entire semester can go like this.
Feeling: Happy
Exploring: Home!! With power!!
Listening: Nada


littlepixiechic at 4:26 pm on 03 September 2011 (UTC) (Link)
I have been so ridiculously terrible about keeping up with lj and Facebook, etc.! Glad you finally got power back and that your students actually discussed stuff.
bratty_jedi at 12:14 am on 04 September 2011 (UTC) (Link)
It's all good.

I was super jazzed after that class. I've never had a discussion go anywhere near that well.

How's married life treating ya? ;-) Anything exciting in your world?
littlepixiechic at 11:43 am on 08 September 2011 (UTC) (Link)
I was going to say I don't think I've ever been in a seminar/discussion that went that well!

Married life is basically like life prior to married life. I constantly forget that I'm actually married and I'll say something about "my boyfriend blah blah blah." It amuses my coworkers. However, married life comes with money from Ron's grandma, which means we'll probably be trying to buy a house sometime this winter!
bratty_jedi at 3:16 pm on 08 September 2011 (UTC) (Link)
I've had two more classes and they both went well. Neither of them were quite as awesome as the first class, but the students are still doing the readings and having really great discussions so I'm quite happy. I know it is still early, but they didn't immediately crap out on me at least.

A house! That's exciting!

I constantly forget that I'm actually married and I'll say something about "my boyfriend blah blah blah."
My sister has been married for almost four years now and I still think of her by her maiden name. I don't know if it's just because it's the same name as mine or what, but I can't think of her as anything else. Silly sister changing her name.

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