OMG, you guys. I am SUCH an idiot.
This year for summer school, I decided to teach the 3-week session. This is awesome because Ben and I don't really overlap at all, and I will be done with school the same week Harry is done-- June 15-- so my class won't even interfere with (interminable?) summer family fun time. But it is TERRIBLE because I have to cram my entire upper-level rhetorical criticism class into 3 weeks! 3 weeks! 14 class meetings! Are you KIDDING me? I usually meet 33 times and show 30 speeches. That's a lot of rhetoric for 14 days. So, that's where I have been: in my office trying to to prep this disaster. Did I mention I also got a new textbook, so I need to make new keynote presentations for my iPad? No? Well,yeah. I sure did, and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Thank goodness I have a grader to handle 33 hours of grading (The other bajillion? All me).
Ben teaches on Tuesday and Thursday mornings this summer, and I am doing a whole lot of nothing in June. Jack's last day of preschool is tomorrow; Harry's still in until my session is over. And then it's just us. For 3 solid months. I see lots and lots of pool time ahead and lots of naps, too. Ben's colleagues typically don't work over the summer, so they think he is NUTS for teaching 2 mornings a week-- how funny is that? Meanwhile, Ben is fresh from the private sector and is loving this whole summers off thing.
Okay, here are a ton of pictures from my phone.
Time to write a summer midterm.