Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday!

It is indeed good! What a week it has been. Very busy. So today will be good just because it allows a chance to slow down, have an extra cup of coffee, and relax just a bit.

This week at work was unbelievable. It was a four day week. And yet, it was clear that I still had to get five days worth of work accomplished. I got there early every day. And stayed late a couple of times. And still didn't get quite everything done. Why is it that we can't treat a four day week as just that...a four day week?

The good thing from work this week is that I'm starting to see the results of a series of workshops I've been leading. I've got a group of teachers and clinical staff participating in a 7-part series on Web 2.0 technologies. They've all found good blogs and podcasts to read. They've learned to use iTunes and Bloglines and Google Reader to organize their stuff. And now we've been learning the basics of how to do a little blog. And four of them told me this week that they've decided to take a shot at it! Fantastic! Nothing I'll link to from here cause they are all doing blogs specifically related to their professional interests. But at least they are willing to go for it.

In news other than work stuff, we started the week feeling all nice and spring-like. Rolling up the sleeves on warm afternoons. And then yesterday...SNOW! Looking for 22 degrees tonight and barely getting out of the 30's tomorrow. Just not right!

And you recently read just how challenged I am when it comes to helping Son16 with his algebra homework. Well he had a math test yesterday. He had arranged to get extra help from his math teacher earlier in the week. And he felt pretty prepared. Last night at dinner he reported that he thought he did pretty well. In his words, "I think I did good like an A, a B, or a C. Not bad like a D or F." LOL At least I know where he draws the line between a good grade and a bad grade.

A final note of a more serious nature...

Baron Ectar, The Professor Of All That Is Unnecessary, passed away recently. And I just read about it yesterday. He was a blogger who I enjoyed reading very much. He was a young guy - just 44 - and his passing was very much unexpected. Prayers go out to his family and friends. Even by those of us who only knew him through his writing, he will be missed.

19 comments:

Dirk_Star said...

Not the Baron!

Man, that just bummed me out...

A good blogger and a fine soul.

Provident 360 said...

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. - Good Friday

Thomas said...

Congrats to the son. Math can be tough.

Enjoy your good friday. Some of us are at work making up our "ice day" we got off in January.

Congrats on getting some education types tech literate. They need all the help they can get

Butchieboy said...

I have dedicated a post to our friend, Dirk_Star, here.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

First, Have a Happy Easter Em!

Second, kudos for bringing more bloggers into the blogging world.

Finally, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Kati said...

Dang!!!!! That's awful about Baron Ector!!! I'd only read his blog a time or two, but he seemed like such a good guy.

I hope your son's grades come back well within his "acceptable" range. ;)

Jocelyn said...

That's very sad about Baron. I didn't read him, but I've seen several blogs now mention him. Condolences to all who new him.

I love that you're passing on the blog love to a new generation!

Teena said...

We got snow and cold temps here too. What's up with that??!!

thethinker said...

Four day weeks are more stressful than regular weeks for me too. Teachers try to cram five days worth of lessons into four, and it just doesn't work out very well.

I'm just thankful for this four day weekend.

Jill said...

We're having weird weather here too. It was in the 80's most of last week. This morning we awoke to find the thermometer sitting at a very brisk 37 degrees.

CS said...

That is so sad, and hits home because I am esactly that age. I have seen his comments on your posts but just now went to re-read the last several on his blog, and see he was dealing with some of the same issues I haev been struggling with. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Chicky Pea said...

Happy Easter.

Emily Snipes said...

I failed College Algebra 9 times (in college)! I fear when our son starts bringing home math homework...I've got about 8 years, but thankfully my husband excels in the math/science areas. I excel in the writing/reading areas. Props to you for hanging in there with him!!!!
*thanks for visiting my site too

Kati said...

Happy Easter Em & Family!!!

Bardouble29 said...

Hope you and the family had a very happy Easter.

Rainbow dreams said...

Haven't heard of the Baron, but it is very sad...

Hope you had a happy Easter and here's to a short week yet again... it'll be a busy one here trying as you say to fit five days into four!

Katie

Logophile said...

44 is so young!
That is sad.
Glad your work is being rewarding, that is always a good thing.
It is not right that it should be snowing, it's SPRING!

Dorky Dad said...

Good that your son did well on his math test.

I hope you had a great Easter and a fabulous weekend. And may your week go well. (I'm in the mood for well wishing)

radioactive girl said...

I'm sad about Baron. I only read him occasionally, but he seemed like a good guy.