After a very long and very stressful two weeks (both professionally and personally), I utterly deserved Canada Day in London
Of course, working all day, I missed the noon to six-ish festivities, including the road hockey tournament, but the music in the evening was really good, the beer was Canadian, and I picked up a bunch of swag.
Festivities continue today unofficially -- I am dragging the BF down to the Maple Leaf
for further Canadian beer and poutine after we do a round of comic shops and other assorted geek venues.
In other news, down to two weeks and two days of school left. All my marks are in and all I have to do now is the fun
bit -- planning and teaching the damn lessons! Not to mention we have a Year 6 day on Friday when all of next year's Year 7s come to the school and look tiny and terrified and confused. As well, on Thursday I am out of school to supervise a field trip of Year 9s up north. Woot!
In other other
news, the sister graduated from high school on Thursday. I would have killed puppies to be there, but I did dash out between classes to call her and tell her I love her and am so very proud of her. She's done so well. She won the first ever Citizenship Award being granted annually to one graduate in the city! My parents filmed the whole thing and took tons of pictures so that I can see it when I go back in the summer.