"For one of my birthday presents, can you watch the kids a lot this weekend so I can try to make progress in my stacks of grading so that I won't have to grade on my birthday?"
There are a lot of things wrong with this statement. So many levels of wrongness. But, nevertheless, hubby did provide me with opporutnity for lots of grading last weekend. But am I paper-free today, on my birthday? Nope. Gotta cram in a bunch this afternoon. But there are good things about today, too:
- Birthday greetings this morning by the family.
- A round of "Happy Birthday" from my daughter's kindergarten class when I went in to volunteer.
- Dinner out this evening with family.
- Reading group tonight to discuss Stoner by John Williams.
And tomorrow, after a morning of teaching and an afternoon presenting an assessment workshop, I will meet up with hubby and two friends for dinner out and an evening with David Sedaris.
Not bad. Not bad at all.