(Written Jan. 28, 2019)
I’m tempted to say that today’s #3GoodThings may have been a bit in jeopardy for a while as the day had an early start and my two-hour drive seemed to drag on painfully.
(It doesn’t help that, as I get older, driving in the dark and dealing with oncoming headlights is increasingly unpleasant – not to mention the winding country roads and intermittent rain today).
But the direction lightened considerably when I made a gaffe in class and noticed it at the same moment as my students. That’s the first of…
- My classroom (in a post-secondary school of management) was equipped with a white-board, a flip chart and, of course, a connected PC and projector. I’m a bit old school and tend to use the white board when I can – I can be more spontaneous. At one point, the red marker didn’t work all that well and I reached for the second red marker on the board, which worked marvelously well! When I went to erase it however and… nothing. A permanent marker (meant for the flipchart) had been left on the board ledge. Amused laughter followed the initial shock – but hey… we made a memory and someone came in to clean it before my second class was over.
- Class #2 went without incident and it was soon time to begin the 2hr drive home. Problem though… after having had a bite to eat the after-lunch drowsiness crept in and I was pretty tired… so I stopped in Montreuil Bellay to stretch my legs, get some fresh air and wake myself up a bit. I walked down along the Thouet River and was able to take some lovely pictures of Montreuil-Bellay Castle… the sun even poked out for a bit.
- Upon arriving home I recharged my engines with a nap (yes… a GoodThing too) and after supper spent the evening feeling productive sitting at my desk, enjoying the peace and quiet of the house glancing over at some of the houseplants that are growing (in size and number) beside my desk… notably, the pilea peperomioides, a jade plant, some hoya (from my grandmother’s plant), and a rescued rubber tree. Super geeky, I know, but to quote Julie Andrews these are a few of my favorite things.
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