I'm so glad the weekend is here. We really need it. It's so strange not to have that four day weekend that usualy comes with Thanksgiving. I suppose it will be strange to work on Christmas Eve as well.
Ian and I are in good spirits today. We got to talk to my family this morning, though the Skype connection was terrible, it is much better than nothing. We heard from Judy that they tried to get a connection from the neighbor's wireless during their Thanksgiving, but it was a no go. That's too bad, it would have been nice to wish them all a Happy Thanksgiving "face to face," too.
We got our new books for next term. It starts on Monday, so we'll be doing some lesson planning this weekend. We won't do too much, though, because we have a meeting on Monday morning to go over the new books. It will be our first meeting with Gene and Julia, so it should be interesting. I'm glad to have fresh books and new material. Ian had a brief meeting with Gene today about the new books. Gene asked Ian which books he thought were better for the different classes and when Ian stated his opinion, Gene told him it was the opposite of what he and Julia had originally thought, but that he would take Ian's suggestion. This could be a really good change for our work environment.
Since we have a meeting on Monday, we are hoping to go to the post office to send out the Christmas packages. If all goes as planned, we will finish the shopping by Sunday. Fingers crossed.
I think we will be decorating the apartment for Christmas this weekend. I'll be sure to post pictures if we do. Other than that, I think we might spend some time at Uirimji, since we've been planning to do that for awhile.
Ian really wanted to share this with you:
It's a twisty toy-thing that he bought off some kid with stickers. Seriously, Ian needed it that badly.
Thank you all for your warm Thanksgiving wishes. I hope you are having a happy, successful and safe Black Friday.