Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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Stress-Free? Could it be?

Perhaps I'm doing something wrong this school year (or perhaps I'm finally doing it right), but these first two weeks of school have been, to the best of my memory, the most stress-free first two weeks I've ever had. There's a small part of me waiting for the other shoe to drop, but the larger part of me has decided that the shoe is a myth. ;-)

Apart from my usual "ugh, it's morning, why doesn't it go away until after noon!" morning routine, I'm quite pleased to be up & off to teach. I'm hoping the students are having at least half as much fun as I am. Tests/quizzes next week, so that will probably let me know if I'm actually teaching them anything. Heh.

Last weekend was a pleasant Labor Day weekend with a wedding reception & card gaming (different venues to each other) on Saturday, Heritage Festival on Sunday, and just mooching about & relaxing on Monday.

We were at the Heritage Festival for longer than we've been in years because we sat & enjoyed the music. Blue Celtic Grass played for awhile (though only half of the guys were from that band - they had 3 others playing with them from another band whose name I don't recall). The bluegrass got us started, then we munched on foodstuff (with very few folks in line - great for us, not as great for the vendors). I had, throughout the time there, French fries, corn on the cob, strawberry lemon shake-up, bite of sirloin sammich, chicken noodles, and deep fried peaches. I also bought my obligatory saltwater taffy (mostly vanilla with a few mint too) and giant bag o' kettle corn.

After we'd eaten (but before we bought the kettle corn), we sat and watched Dulahan perform. We'd seen them for the first time this summer at one of the Troy Main Street concerts. It was the best concert this summer, IMO. I immediately purchased five of their albums. Heh. So it was great to hear them live again. They were as fun as they'd been in Troy.

This weekend's plans are a bit up in the air, though I have decided the theme is "local food." I had pizza from Indian's Pizza tonight. Tomorrow morning is pancakes & snausage (& eggs) at the UCC just 2 blocks away. And Sunday, the firehouse is selling barbecue chicken (the folks are coming to join me for that). Yum!
Tags: festivals, food, mp3s, music
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