The day turned dark and very rainy, with a torrential downpour in the afternoon. Wearing only a thin summer cardigan over a shirt to suit the 70ish weather earlier today, I had to use a throw to keep myself warm in the office and for the trip home. The rain kept away extraneous students and the campus was quiet except for the light traffic of exam goers.
The flu symptoms, slight as they are, moved up into my sinuses. Fortunately, the congestion is very slight. I developed a bit of a nose drip by mid-afternoon. I took an aspirin before giving an exam as my head and sinuses were starting to bother me. Because of this sickness, I have not gone out to by groceries, so I bought meals on campus today: a great mixed greens salad with chicken breast slices and tomato along with a freshly squeezed orange juice for lunch; and sprouts and noodles in a hot broth with a bit of seafood and a side of fried rice with vegetables for dinner. I realize that it is necessary to keep up the nutrition in this state.
I just attended one exam with around 15 students. It just entailed listening to their prepared dialogues, then taking their scripts to be marked in the office. I finished the marking of the scripts of all three conversation classes, and entered the grades on the university’s system.
Now I can rest at home. I have no classes tomorrow, but I will have to go out for groceries and the last touches for my Hallowe’en costume. B and Y will go with me to the annual teachers’ Hallowe’en party hosted by three bars and taking place there and in the streets near my old neighbourhood. Y is to prepared a costume, though she does not have much time.