Sorry, it's been a crazy few weeks.
Yes, I am done with National Boards - at least until I find out I didn't pass (although I certainly hope I do!) I took the test on May 30 - it was actually so much fun. I quite enjoyed reading the new literature and writing about it. By the 6th essay, I must admit I was pretty tired - and that last one is a piece of student work. You pick out errors and tell what you would do to correct them. (I am allowed to say this - the directions are available online). I was so tired and the sample had so MANY errors, I kind of got stuck on where to start. I wasted 10 minutes of my 30 just looking at it and thinking, "Umm, all these errors are massive. Where do I start?" Other than that, though, I got done and felt a bit disappointed it was over.
I am sure I qualify as a geek.
I had a very short break, in which I tried to clean the house and organize things, and then I started Summer School. We're only on day 4 of Summer School, and I am totally exhausted. Teaching two 3 hour classes is much more strenuous than teaching four 80 minute classes and one 20 minute class. I think it's the fact that lunch is only 30 minutes. Also, I have 23 papers to grade every three days - detailed grading with a ton of descriptive feedback. It's a lot of fun, but I am tired.
Over the weekend, I walked 12 miles (my usual walk, two days in a row) and then we hiked to a waterfall and swam. It was a very nice weekend.
The hens started laying a new spot and now it's like Easter all over - they keep moving their laying spot. My husband is getting there on the new chicken coop with the fancy laying boxes, though, so hopefully, this will be a problem of the past soon.
I have looked at the greenhouse and thought about planting lettuce - isn't that lazy of me? We have two coffee berries on one of the larger seedlings - which is exciting, but isn't going to make anyone even a cup of coffee. Maybe a teaspoon of coffee.