We'll be going out for dinner tonight and I'm going to see my Step Dad and hopefully a couple of friends while I'm here, so I'll have things to do even if my mom is overwhelmed with work. It should be a fun break before the reality of Spring semester arrives!
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Happy Birthday to Addy's Mom!
I arrived in Adopted Home State today to surprise my mom for her 60th birthday! I got out of Small College Town just in time to beat the snow that arrived (just as I was leaving- they even had to de-ice the plane before take-off). My mom was really surprised and happy to see me. She is really busy with work right now, though, so I've mostly been just hanging around and relaxing this afternoon. I knew she was going to be busy, so it's OK. I'm just glad I could come. I have plenty of work to do, but haven't felt in the mood. I copied my syllabi before leaving (although I keep discovering typos in one of them!), so I'm pretty much ready for next week. I do have some prep to do and some other non-teaching service things to do. I get home Sunday evening and start teaching Monday! Luckily, the weather looks like it will be more cooperative than today's.