Re-tiring Tuesdays

Thank god for that one day of the week where I neither have my own classes nor the classes that I teach- Tuesday. Well, kind of. I still have to an hour’s “fluff course” on alternate Tuesdays- but that is manageable.

Completed correcting the classwork and the stray homework assignments of my class. Got a request from a student for employment opportunities on campus and if I could look over her CV- this is a first. But this semester has seen quite a few first. My first class has 3 ROTC, a retired gentleman, a mother of a 2 1/2 year girl, a girl with 17 tattoos and a girl from Afghanistan.

Also completed my presentation on Rhetorical Analysis for my mentor’s observation tomorrow.

Ended the day with a beautiful smile on my face. There was this particular movie that I wanted to watch since its release, but was impossible. Amit managed to get it and we watched it with Spicy McChicken burgers from McDonald’s. Here is the trailer of the movie.


Monday blues

Monday are truly more depressing than Sundays. The week stretches out and the weekend is not in sight. I am teaching English 1020 this semester on how to articulate and write convincing arguments. We worked on a long exercise and then we discussed how the following video is an argument. Thankfully, no one was offended.

For the class in the evening on publishing, I have also become a part of the group which will work on a multimedia project to boost website traffic and sale of the department’s literary journal, The Pinch.

Amit gave an online MBA exam, cooked paratha, while I struggled with Deconstruction and Major Barbara.  He had a childhood memory of a Marwari couple eating lunch while he and his family were returning from Chilka Lake. We had the same dinner: paratha, cut cucumbers and onions, and pickles. We added just one more dish- Choley.

Sunday Dinner

Sundays are lazy and sad. There is always the tension of returning to school the next day. Amit, my husband, and I went shopping at Sam‘s for groceries. Had my first crabcake- and fallen in love 🙂 Dinner was parathas, dal and kheema matar. We used the following recipe but changed the kheema for ground turkey. It seemed as if we were at a restaurant with the delicious turkey and green peas.

We watched Up in the Air through Netflx. George Clooney was amazing. (Sigh. He is too handsome and witty)

Amit is always such a wonderful cook. Feel truly blessed!