Anyway, I went to bed late and woke up early at 5:15 so I could get into the office and get a jump on the things I needed to do before my lecture. I got to the office at 6:15 and had blissful peace for close to an hour and a half. I wrote some student award bios and got my lecture ready.
Someone else was lecturing for the first hour, and went 20 minutes over. Normally it would be a problem, but my lecture was pretty short, and we got done on time. My students gave me a round of applause at the end of the lecture, to acknowledge that we were done for the semester. From here on out it is studying, tutoring and tests.
I came home and took a nap, and felt like I was caught up again.
This is an old orchid that my brother-in-law brought for me on Thanksgiving. The original bulbs came from my grandfather's garden years ago. Paul took them home and they have been growing on his patio ever since. I was surprised and touched that he brought these to me. I hope I don't kill them.
My new camera arrived late this afternoon, and I spent the evening reading the manual (150+ pages) and figuring out the basics. One of the coolest things about it is that it has a built in level. I have a tendency to tilt the camera a few degrees to the left, and this will let me know when I am doing that. The other cool thing is that I can control it wirelessly with a phone app. Hopefully some time this week I can get some time to go out and play around with it a bit. Winter break starts in 15 days, so I will have plenty of time to figure it out then.