Coming Up for Air

Whew! It’s been an intense start to the school year.  One of those, where you put your head down and just push on through for a month.

Today is the first day in three weeks that I’m not at work.  I had planned to go into work, but by the time I was done working out, grocery shopping, cooking for the first part of the week, doing laundry and washing up, it was 5pm. Oops.

I bought a whole chicken. That doesn’t mean the same thing here as it did in the US. Here the whole chicken did have an empty cavity, but it still had feet and head.  That unnerved me a bit.

Once the bird was prepped, it went into the stock pot where it simmered away for an hour.  Eventually the dark meat went into homemade chicken soup.  Instead of pasta I used the multi-grain mix that’s been in my cupboard for months because the directions are in Mandarin and so I didn’t know how long to cook it.  The light meat will be turned into BBQ chicken pizza on Tuesday.

I  made curried chicken salad which we had for dinner (and will eat again tomorrow.) I also made a pumpkin pie.  The pie pan I bought is a bit small. The crust from the Betty Crocker pie crust mix was nothing exciting, but then I don’t usually eat the crust anyhow.  Next time I’ll try an apple pie. May need to get a bigger pie pan first.

I had planned on working on my school laptop tonight, but now I can’t because the technician who installed software on Friday seems to have locked me out of wi-fi access again.  Words Will Be Had about that tomorrow, since that keeps happening.

Tomorrow will be a good day.

  1. My assistant will be back from surgery.  I’ve missed her company.  I’ve also missed her incredible efficiency.  I might be able to go home a bit earlier soon, thanks to her return.
  2. I start teaching.  I’ve had a sub these first two weeks while I did all the set up.  Now I get to dive in with kids.  They’ve been coming up to me in the halls asking why I’m not teaching.  They light up when I tell them I’ll be back this week.  Pretty good feeling for me.

Well, since I’ve got to go to work early thanks to my lack of wi-fi on my work computer, must head to bed.

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2 thoughts on “Coming Up for Air

  1. Hey good to see you are still among us. I don’t think I could have done the chicken, I did see those in the store when I was there and I couldn’t imagine cooking them.

    Anyway have a good school year and I am starting back in November at Concordia University St Paul

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