Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week in Review...and Technology Frustrations--UPDATED

I am so frustrated! Turns out the problem wasn't Blogger, but my network. D is on his way to get a new router for my laptop. It seems my laptop won't cooperate with our G router and is running on a B router and suddenly Blogger, Google, & Hotmail don't want to play nicely. So D is going to buy a new G router for me, such a good guy that I married. :-)

This week has been crazy! I am still grading papers...I should have my papers written by now, but the papers have sucked up my entire week. Looking for a TA for next semester, but not holding my breath. Sometimes it feels like my students forget everything they've learned after we are done with that chapter. It can be so FRUSTRATING!!

The beginning of the week was spent with papers, as well as the weekend, but Thursday and Friday were wonderful!!

On Thursday, D & I had my parents up for breakfast because dinner at both parents was at the same time...It was really nice to see them for Thanksgiving. Actually, it was just really nice to see them as my schedule is so crazy, my visits are few and far between, and I don't like that.

After breakfast, we loaded Soxy in the car and headed down to D's parents for dinner. We had a wonderful visit and ate way too much is tradition on Thanksgiving, right? Then my sister-in-law and I sat on the floor going through the sales ads for Friday. She was getting online for her sales, while I was preparing for our annual Black Friday outing.

Tradition dictates that my cousins and I shop for Black Friday and that we don't just hit one or two stores. My cousins were troopers (and my sister-in-law) as they started at 4:00 in the morning. I live about an hour north of where we were shopping and left my house at 6:00. I met them at 7:00 and the fun began. We shopped, ate, shopped, ate, etc. etc. I finally came back home at 11:30 that night. However, except for D and Soxy, I am done shopping for Christmas. It was a marathon day, but my shopping is almost complete! :-)

Saturday D took me out to breakfast and we did a little bit of running around and then it was back to grading papers. I crawled into bed last night around 1:30 and still wasn't done grading. I am just about finished now and still have a ton of my own work to do.

I have a presentation to give in my Ethics class tomorrow night, revisions to my essay due in my PR class on Wednesday, lectures to prepare for this week, and my Ethics paper due next Monday, which I haven't even started yet. Needless to say, posting will be even more sparse this week.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and break from work (at least for a day or two).

Back to grading, preparing, writing...

New router acquired & installed!! I can now access everything even faster as I just got bumped from a 'B' router to a 'G' router! D's so good to me!

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