(Written Feb. 5, 2019)
Oh, today has been a bit of a challenge.
On the drive home – and in a bit of a foul mood – I thought to myself, “What on earth will I write about today? There haven’t even been #3GoodThings to speak of.”
C’mon now… you’ve had those days too. Admit it
Nevertheless, I can tell you about…
- TOEFEL students: First of all… let me give you some context: 2h drive to teach a total of 4.5hrs of English to 3 classes of post-secondary students (many of whom are IN-capable of going 1.5hrs without checking their phone – #RantOver) before another 2h drive home. AND YET… In my final class, one student came in late, was not feeling well and I found him, several times either messaging or checking Facebook on his phone. I kept encouraging him to find a way to focus… to ask questions if he needed help… to make the most of the dedicated help time. Finally, about 20min before the end of class, I found him working despite the circumstances, and he asked a really great question. #progress #babysteps!
- Animal sightings: On the way home a fox crossed the road just a bit in front of me and a little further on, there were two deer off to the side of the road. A) I was thankful to see them because I think foxes are beautiful little animals and B) I was glad to see them because despite some low-lying fog, those sightings didn’t end up in accidents.
- Hook up my coffee I-V please! – I was only home for a few minutes but that a tall cup of coffee with frothed milk was awaiting me. The house was relatively quiet and I was able to unwind, with coffee, on the couch, with Liz working (on translation) at the other end of the sofa. Quiet togetherness is nice.
(Wondering why the #3GoodThings posts… click here)