I have been enjoying the light spring rain all day for it has lightened a long heavy day of work. I slept well from about nine-thirty to five-thirty in the morning. Waking up early gave me time to putter and fidget and still leave the house by eight.
I was well prepared, though there was a lot to keep track of today. I listened to more than 40 individual presentations by students of two intermediate conversation classes and marked them. I checked the in-class composition exercise for over individual 20 students in another class. I taught two two-hour classes with a quick lunch in my office in between them. I marked a batch of quizzes that students completed yesterday, and got a batch of photocopies made after work. I met a student at five o'clock this afternoon.
Because of that appointment with a student, and the amount of stuff to do today, I decided that I may as well stay up on campus all evening since I would have had to be here to do the online Korean class practice session at nine o'clock anyway. I enjoy the quiet time on campus.
It is week four and therefore the assignments and quizzes have been under way. Since I'll have two batches of one-page essays to mark (that amounts to 45 in all), I think I'll return on Sunday to mark them when I would have to make the international calls here regardless.
I have been calling "Uncle" D because he had his hip surgery. Especially given that he is 81 years old, it is quite a big deal. His family have been talking, and friends have been around, but I know he is glad for the calls. I also sent him a stuffed plush bear as a get-well present, and he finally got it a few days ago. He was sent home last week, but is resting a lot, of course, and spending too much time in bed watching TV and browsing the internet. He says he is following orders and doing the physiotherapy involving movements using a stretchy band and walking. He says that he already feels less pain walking compared to his state before the operation, even though he is quite sore from the operation. They did some kind of new procedure in which the surgeons penetrate the hip area and perform some maintenance without doing a hip replacement. Amazing.
I should quit procrastinating and review my Korean lesson. Class time is approaching.