Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Final Exam!

I'm just sitting here while my last period class writes their final exam for the year.  I've got the rest of them marked and all of my term marking done.  I seriously am just waiting for them to be finished so I can complete my last set of marking for the 2015-2016 school year.  It will be so nice not to have the ever-present anvil of marking backlog hanging over my head.

The last five days of school will be for me to get report cards finished, clean up my very messy lab, and organize my binders.  And the usual year-end social gatherings, goodbyes, and of course, graduation.

So far I have a very unplanned summer.  I really want to mainly stick around the city for July to focus on self-care.  I want to exercise, eat healthy, and declutter my apartment.  Oh, and I also have a very packed baseball schedule in July.

At the beginning of August, I'll be flying to Kansas City for a baseball/blog friend meet-up.  That will be super fun!  Also, I think there is a baseball roadtrip to Cleveland in the works in August too.  I kind of want to do something spontaneous in August (i.e. fly somewhere random) but hopefully I will have enough money still kicking around then.

Really, all I want to do right now is sleep for a solid week.  LOL

Friday, June 17, 2016


Right now I'm keeping Hallway #8 under control during Day 1 of final exams.  Yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I've got a few labs left to mark, but it's kind of the last thing that I want to do on a Friday afternoon.

Last weekend was fun overall but I did one thing that I have NEVER done in my life: I bailed on a concert.  Eons ago, I bought a ticket to see Florence and the Machine (who I love) with Of Monsters & Men (who I like).  When I bought the ticket, I think I completely forgot how absolutely draining June is.  When the show rolled around last Friday, I had to go home after work to drop off my laptop and work stuff at home.  The idea of taking transit for an hour to a crowded venue with lots of people, sound, and light was so unappealing to me.  I just wanted to sit on my couch and watch baseball.  Mathew was going with a bunch of other friends, so I didn't have to worry about bailing on a friend.  I ended up staying home, and going to bed early.  I regret nothing.  I'll see Florence next time.

On Sunday + Monday, I had two super fun days of baseball.  Sunday was Country Day, so my friends and I arrived early to get our free cheesy plaid baseball caps, and run around the Flight Deck taking pictures with cardboard cowboy cutouts of various players.  The game itself was very close.  The Jays ended up outslugging the Orioles to win.

Monday was my batting practice visit.  It was amazing being on field watching the Jays warm up, although I kind of felt weird gawking and taking photos.  All the others in attendance had brought stuff to get signed (I brought a Sharpie just in case), but I was skeptical that I'd get an autograph.  At the end of practice, only one player came over to sign and guess who that was?  Russell Martin (aka my sports boyfriend).   I got him to sign my hat!

In other exciting news, I managed to score ONE ticket to one of the Tragically Hip shows here in August.  I had tried several times to get 2-3 tickets for myself and friends, but no luck.  On Tuesday, they released more tickets, and I tried for multiple tickets to no avail.  Finally, I decided to just see if I could get one, and I did!  I guess it'll be a lonely show, but I'm glad I'll get to go.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I pulled some late-night marking marathons.  I'm so glad that I'll get to have a chill weekend now.  I don't have any big plans and I'm glad.  Quality time with sleep + cat is what I need.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Welcome to a neglected blog.

Still not finding too much time to get my blogging mojo going (checking other or writing mine). June is such a busy time.  Writing exams, marking marathons to get it all done, prepping final lessons, and getting exam reviews together.

Socially, things get busy too with many year end events.

And, the next four days are jam-packed!

Friday --> Florence and the Machine concert
Saturday --> Road trip to Hamilton to visit friend
Sunday --> Jays game
Monday --> Work, and then I won an auction using my baseball nerd points to go on field for Jays batting practice!  (Then watch the game.)  Can't wait for this one!