Friday, December 12, 2008

First Snow

It snowed today and stuck on the ground a bit! The first snow this fall. Tomorrow we're supposed to get upwards of a foot. And it's supposed to be 13 degrees by Sunday! Here comes winter!

Friday, December 5, 2008

End of Semester

Well, it's the end of the semester out here in Idaho. People are busy typing papers, finishing projects, and getting a start on celebrating.

Here are a few highlights:

  1. I am finally done with teaching discussion groups. No more four hour a week sessions with students!
  2. The thesis is coming along, although very, very, very slowly.
  3. I am learning how to code interviews for significant themes.
  4. Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was quite the feast.
  5. Friends are visiting.
  6. It's finally getting cold. There is substantial frost and ice in the mornings. I try to avoid the icy puddles as I bike to school. It's especially hard in the evening when it's so dark the potholes just blend in with the road.
  7. The sun rises at 7:15 and sets at about 4:00 pm, making for a very short day. And it's cold and cloudy most days.
  8. Knit group is gaining in popularity.