But she will be happy to see her Mom and Dad again, and they her, and I have much to distract me from her absence. I'll spend the weekend making notes for next week's classes and gathering up strength for the deluge of adrenaline needed to get through them. So much is about performance, the first week, and about energy -- meeting 3 groups of 25-30 students, and beginning to build working units from each group while responding to individual needs. In one of my classes, many students are International students for whom English is a Second Language, and I know from some of the emails I'm already receiving that some of them
will only have arrived a day or two before. They'll be jet-lagged, experiencing some culture shock, trying to adjust to English spoken at a speed and in accents and in quantities that may have them struggling to follow. And I'll be throwing readings at the poor things, expecting them to be ready for next class's discussion.
As part of my preparation for all this, I'm sorting out some What to Wears, and I will try to share some of these soon. I've had fun sharing my renditions of How to Wear my toile-printed jogging pants, especially reading your comments about whether/how you'd wear this particular Trendy Item. One of my other Back-to-School purchases is also Trendy, but not too much so, I hope -- I'll show you that soon as well.
As for comments, Sue (from the fashionable High Heels in the Wilderness) notes that she's been having trouble leaving hers. Here's what she says, and her recommendations for a fix:
P.S. Have you had any readers saying how their comments disappear when they click "Publish?" I know that happened to you on my blog and it always happens to me on yours. Now.. I write the comment, highlight and copy, click "Publish" and log into Google. When the comment box reappears without my comment I just "Paste" it in and click "Publish" again. But what pain. I'm not sure why Blogger does that.
I agree that this is a real pain, and I'd like to add that if you find the process frustrating you could email your response to me by email: fsproutATgmailDOTcom substituting, of course, the appropriate symbols for AT and DOT (does that substitution really foil/fool the nasty spamming robots, do you think?), and I'll post them for you. Because I love to get your comments and would hate to miss a one!