I'm reading Elizabeth Jane Howard's The Cazalet Chronicles. Cannot put it down. It's like Downton Abbey only better. Except there's no Carson, which is a bummer. Thank you, Patience, for the recommendation.
I'm off to teach some high school kids the finer points of peer editing today at a local charter school. I'm both excited and a bit nervous. In my preparation I was digging through my old teaching files in the basement. Good grief I have a lot of stuff in one file cabinet. I plan to head down tomorrow afternoon and give it a good cleaning out. If I should ever return to the classroom, I certainly don't need most of those old handouts. Times have changed and if I did head back to teaching, I'd want to develop lots of new, improved resources. I think I can cull at least half of the cabinet for the next PTA paper drive.
Mr. G finished his wrestling season with two more wins and a PIN! Many tournaments hand the kids an actual safety pin threaded with beads to celebrate their "pins" and the fashion around these parts is for the wrestlers to stick them to knit stocking caps and wear them to their meets. Sort of like the medal-laden letterman jackets of yore. Anyway, Mr. G collected his first pin and a trophy for first place on his mat this weekend. His overall season: 9 wins 1 loss. Below is the video of his pin, which happened at the very end of this match. I cannot post the entire thing--in the second minute Mr. G brutally threw his opponent face first into the mat and I still gasp when I watch it. This last minute of their 3-minute battle is pretty impressive though. His opponent was good and fought hard. (Also: that low moaning/crying sound is a poor little guy who didn't take his 2nd loss of the day very well--you'll hear that throughout.)
I also wrapped my YA manuscript and shuttled it off to my teen reader for feedback. Fingers crossed that she likes it!
Spill it, reader. What have you wrapped up?