Wednesday, September 06, 2006
First day of class
So my students all probably think I talk WAY too much... (I know, I really DO talk too much, but that's why teaching is such a great profession - I get PAID to talk!) I'm used to teaching a lab course, not a lecture! (BTW Holly, I've actually been teaching at IWU since 2001. Sometimes I teach at Ivy Tech, also, but I like IWU better!) Now several of the professors use Power Point for their lectures, and I am grateful that they pass those presentations on to me when I teach their classes... makes my life a lot easier! All I have to do is change a few details, like putting in the picture of my family (see above) instead of Dr. Brinkman's, and I'm all set! It was a great class today. I have 39 students - about half are freshman, and most are elementary education majors. By the way, if you haven't been on campus lately, you really ought to visit - just don't get lost!!
Tomorrow is a day to catch up on laundry and clean this place up a bit. You know what it's like to come home from a trip and everything's a wreck, the baby won't sleep, and you can't find anything you're looking for? That's my life at the moment, but we need to move on to other things... like real estate. Anyone know anyone else who wants to buy a nice house in north Marion? We are going to be listing our house soon, but it needs a bit of straightening up and a good cleaning first. We are buying a house in Hartford City, the same house that I grew up in - too weird! We don't have a closing date yet, so please be praying that all goes well with the deed and anything else they're having problems with.
Daniel had a really hard time taking a nap today - I finally gave up, and then he fell asleep in his "Command Center" as Keetha dubbed it, while eating some toast. I had to take a picture, of course. Tomorrow he will be getting his first haircut, so I'll be sure to let you all in on that.