Too bad I don’t have an obnoxious camel. No, it’s been a great few days. I’ve been kept very busy in class with my students, and we’ve had a great time. I blew some minds with my algebra students. They had to do a quotient problem, so I showed them the long way they were supposed to learn f(x) = f(x+h) – f(x) / h and then I showed them the quickie calculus version. They were amazed – they realized they could understand some calculus and they thought it was easy. So much fun…
So, to update the rest of my world.
FTCE – Not a bit of anything. It’s hanging out in the background.
Shopping – Nothing. Still no paycheck this week.
Junk Food – Better, but not great. No chips. Turning down those bloody Cadbury mini-eggs. Ordered pizza tonight, but it tasted terrible and I left it for my roommate. I had toast and hummus and a glass of skim milk. I’ve gotten to the point were full fat milk and 2% actually feel too cloying for me. Never thought that would happen.
Planning – Yesterday I finished setting up my world building template, using Patricia Wrede’s world building questions. The next step is to begin filling them out. Since I have at least 4 books in the series, I’d better get the groundwork down and planned really well so I don’t screw up halfway through. Readers never take you seriously when that happens. My horribly obsessive organizational brain needs to have a good foundation from which to jump off into the creative abyss!
Nice – I’ve forgotten since the beginning of the challenge that I had another goal. I was supposed to be being nice to myself. I guess I’m doing okay with that. Somehow (I don’t know how) I shoved a bunch of stress off my shoulders. I literally visualized taking my arms, shoving them away from me, and stress fell away. It only took once for it to settle in.
Tomorrow I’m going to spend half the day working on answering my world building questions, and the other half of the day I’ll work on study guides (all in between student questions, of course!).
See everyone Sunday!