This is turning out to be a great Sunday night.
1. I made enough money this weekend to pay rent and get some groceries without resorting to the emergency credit card.
2. The weather is making me begin to allow myself to hope for a snow day - or at least a delay - tomorrow. There couldn't be a better time for it.
3. Despite working 23 hours at the restaurant this weekend after a week of teaching, I did not allow myself to skip a workout day. It's been 11 days in a row now. Today, even after being on my feet waiting tables for 9 hours, I lifted weights for 45 minutes and spent 60 minutes on the eliptical machine, burning well over 1000 calories. Thankfully, I had a great book to read and didn't even notice how long I was on.
4. I assigned the Juniors a choice of The Known World by Edward P. Jones or How To Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster as their winter break reading book, and they have to have it finished by Thursday. While I've obviously read both of them before, I've got to re-read both of them by Thursday and write quizzes. I'm a couple hundred pages back into The Known World, and I'm just amazed by it. Even a book that I've read before constantly is surprising me, uncovering new layers of depth. What an incredible novel. Maybe The Great American Novel has already been written. And I'm going to meet the author this April when he visits our school.
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