(Written Friday, March 22, 2019)
…and so ends the week and here in France, we begin preparing for another weekend.
Let me tell you about..
- Let me begin with where my day began…. in downtown Châtellerault (see photo below). Today Soph stayed home and Dominic started a bit later, meaning that before he & I headed down to Poitiers (teaching day for me), we also had time to drop Timo off at school (he normally takes the bus on Friday mornings). A few extra minutes with my boys and this view looking across the Vienne River. These are GoodThings!
- Today was the last class with my Masters’ level students before the oral defense of their Busines Plan projects next Tuesday. These projects range from 58-78 pages in length – that’s a lot of writing! But many of them were quite nervous about the lead-up to the presentations. We were able to have a fairly laid-back conversation about practical ways to reduce the intimidation-factor of such moments. I could tell that, for some of them, that conversation went a long way to helping them prepare and a sense of job-satisfaction, while not always guaranteed, is a vital source of encouragement. It’s a GoodThing!
- By the time I got home, I was quite wrung out. I laid down on the couch for a quick bout of shut-eye and Liz woke me up about 2 hours later. (when that 2h nap begins around 6:30pm… you know you’re in trouble for the rest of the night. Yikes!). But… I’m thankful for it. It wouldn’t have happened if my body wasn’t needing the rest.
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