The Wednesday Hodgepodge appears courtesy of From This Side Of The Pond.
Our entire schedule. My dear wife has had three interviews over the past month for new jobs, I've had two different business trips, my daughter's dance production of the life of Christ is going into final performances starting this week, and I have final projects and exams to grade. Lately it's seemed like I get about ten minutes a day to talk to my wife, and most of that is just making tactical plans regarding who's picking up which kid when and where. "Madness" is a pretty good word for it. We'll get through it all, but it's nuts right now.
My mother's favorite made-up swear word was "rassenfritz". I still use it upon occasion.
The first task of the spring season is cleaning off the desk, because I'm a horrible bookkeeper at home, and getting taxes done requires me to get caught up with about 8-9 months worth of reconciling bank statements.
Probably the next task of the season will be an attempt to clean out the garage, which will only get so far before I'll get tired right at the point that I'd be making progress in putting stuff into better places.
Beyond that ... I don't know that any of those things will necessarily get done. I've become horrible at housekeeping.
Gosh ... nothing amazing comes to mind. Marvel's Avengers, maybe? I seem to like Chicago movies better.
I got word this week that a short humorous article is being published in a national CS education magazine. It's not much to speak of, but it's the first formal publication I've had in seven years. (For those of us who live in the world of "publish or perish", that's a big deal.) It's at least some evidence that I can start turning this side of my professional career around.
Well, I am a teacher ... :). I'm not sure how I got into this business ... at some point, I started helping other students out in class, then got asked to do some tutoring, and ... here I am.
It's hard to say. Maybe lilacs, because my wife loves them so much. We picked our wedding date so that she could have lilacs in her wedding bouquet. Though the smell of fresh carnations is wonderful, too.
I'm not sure I've ever had florals in food that I've appreciated. And I'm not a wine drinker, so I can't help much there.
The crunch to start working on taxes begins. Angels and ministers of grace, defend us ....