Daybook for Nov. 29

For today…

Outside my window… a chilly late fall evening.
I am thinking… that I could save myself a Starbucks run this evening if the cat didn’t insist on “helping” every time I sit down to grade papers.
From the classroom… a stack of algebra papers to grade and a copy of Hamlet to mark up for an upcoming lesson.
I am thankful for… the progress one of my students made during my algebra tutoring session this evening. I’m really proud of him.
From the kitchen… two big bowls of potato soup.
I am wearing… the most comfortable thing I own: Webster sweatpants and a raglan-sleeved Drillers shirt.
I am reading… The Physics of Baseball. Really. I am not making that up.
I am hoping… my kids do well on their algebra tests this week.
I am creating… a homemade teacher’s edition of Hamlet.
I am praying… to express more patience.
Around the house… shredded paper strewn about the floor. Walter has been busy today.
One of my favorite things… seeing kids catch on to concepts they previously had trouble understanding.
A few plans for the rest of the week… kempo, last scholar bowl tournament of the year, jogging, candymaking, hopefully something insanely creative.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

San Francisco two summers ago. The alley connecting City Lights Books to Chinatown is named after Jack Kerouac. I still think Tulsa needs to swipe this idea and start naming alleys after local authors.