It's 9 p.m. I've had the most peaceful afternoon and evening.
Of course, that comes after a morning of saying goodbye to Emma --she wanting to go, but not wanting to say goodbye. Then I found that I had completely lost track of the schedule of the hybrid class whose lab I taught this morning. Thank goodness the students were more on top of the schedule than I was, and were able to get me back on track. It's hard to be so consumed with Emma's schedule and emotions, while also trying to keep track of my classes.
But I got the kitchen and living room cleaned this afternoon, and I've spent a fair amount of time reading --I'm reading A Game of Thrones, which is the first book in the Fire and Ice trilogy. It's an amazingly gripping story, although there is a lot of death involved. I've been told that it has been translated to the small screen (HBO?), but I'm going to finish the books before looking into that. I have hopes there may be a dragon before the story is done. Have any of you read it?
It would have been nice to share this peaceful evening with Rob, but it's Thursday, and he teaches Tuesday and Thursday nights, so he won't be home until I'm well asleep. But I did have an artichoke as part of my dinner --I love artichokes, and haven't had one in a long time. Very yummy. And a glass of wine, although not with the artichoke, because I don't think the two would go well together.
I could get used to this quiet. And still a morning without having to get up and get anyone to school to go.