Back to the daily grind today. It was certainly nice having 3 days off from work, even if I was taking care of DH post-surgery. Being home is always better than any other alternative. The problem is the longer I stay home the lazier and more reclusive I become.
I did make it to class on Thursday night and it was much, much better than the first night. However, and this is a big however, there is one student in my class who is extremely intelligent. Good on ya. But he also never shuts up. Granted, all of his remarks are spot on but there were times when a student asked the professor a direct question and this student responded for the professor!
You could see from the looks on some of the students' faces that this is not going to be tolerated much longer. And this is only the second class session! It irritated me but then I began to find the humor in it and it quickly reminded me of how much I want a digital voice recorder, just to inflict this pain on my friends. A woman with whom I work is taking classes towards her MA in History and she said that there are some talkers in her class. The professor sent an email out stating that the class location may be changing and also asked that all the students who got a chance to talk during the last class sit in the outer part of the circle and let the others who didn't talk much get their chance. I thought that was quite a diplomatic way to have people shut up.
Other than that the class was a wonderful equalizer. I felt so underqualified and out of my element on the first evening of class, but this past Thursday we got into our school circle and all pretension (minus one student) fell away. Plus we're reading Ovid and it has reinforced the strength of my feelings -- I love the storytelling involved in Greek and Roman mythology.
Now I need to get to bed. It is not about getting a fresh start for work tomorrow. Oh no. It is 8:30 and much too cold to function. I'll leave you with a picture of the voice recorder I'm considering buying:
More snow on its way tomorrow. Off to get under the blankets and read Ovid.