I had a great rest and thankfully my first class was not until noon. I
took care of some banking this morning before school. Several niggling payments
are out of the way now, and some money has been wired to Canada. Other tasks
got done, too, like the rest of the class planning for the week, the purchase
of a new mouse and the rest of the party food, and the hanging of a drape over
our glass office door. Having accomplished all those tasks, I’m feeling good.
(A mouse is a very good house pet suitable to the small apartment. You can keep it on a leash. It feeds itself and is low maintenance, yet it works for you reliably.)
I met another employee who resides in this apartment building. Though I
have fearing that few colleagues would get the party invitation, he assured me
that he is aware of the party and is telling others on his floor. Y posted some
notices, and I put some in some mail boxes this morning, which the guards have
not removed this time around. Therefore, it looks like the attendance will be
good at tomorrow night’s house warming do. With that in mind, I picked up a
third bottle of wine and more cheese.
I am working on sprucing up the place. I stopped typing this piece to
hang up masks above the desk. The desk area is still untidy because the stereo
and speakers and new monitor are still in boxes. I saw a small cabinet that
matches the desk at the used furniture store down my street today. I’m hoping
it’ll still be there tomorrow afternoon, because it would look good next to the
desk and would be a suitable place to mount the stereo and all.
I think I’m going to have internet and TV cable service hooked up here.
B did and I can hear her listening to music and dramas, mostly in Turkish or
Russian, in the room next door. I am pleased to know that she also sings a long
a lot of the time.
Prof A called me to go over the arrangements for going on the hike with
the BUFS professors’ hiking club tomorrow. I am meeting some of them at the
campus gate so that we can take a taxi together to the meeting place.
I had a lovely time with my freshmen’s conversation class this
afternoon. They’re a joy to teach, for they are lively, perky and keen
students. They ask a lot of questions about the lessons and other things that
their curiosity itches about.
I am starting to feel drowsy. I finished a tasty dinner a little while
ago and now it is only 8:10. I don’t know why it was better than what I cooked
last night, for it was the same dish both nights, except that I was in a better
mood tonight, and perhaps I found a better combination of flavors with olive
and grape seed oil at the base, and a well matured pyogo mushroom thrown in, plus some fresher broccoli in the fish
and vegetable stew.
I think I’ll wrap this up and have some tea while watching some
documentary or other before I hit the hay. I must be off early to go on the