Totally forgot to blog, but I'm liking the idea of recording spring break, so I'm catching up here.
Did the second Couch-to-5K workout, and it neither rained nor hailed on me. Progress! It was crazy cold, though, and it was hard work.
Made Hebrew flashcards for the vocabulary I'm learning.
Met with the rabbi and had a great conversation. He clearly thinks I'm doing great on this journey to conversion, and I like that now our meetings start with his saying, "So, what do you want to talk about today?" That is, I'm past the point where he's giving me specific homework so that I can cover the basics.
D. had been wanting to rewatch one of her favorite movies, The Quarrel, for a while now, so we watched it in the evening. Such a good movie, but also so sad and poignant. So then we watched an episode of Star Trek: Next Generation that starred Saul Rubinek, who was in The Quarrel. It helped to see him as an outer space obsessed criminal art collector instead of a rabbi who lost his family in the Holocaust -- a much more relaxing end to the day.
Cleaned the kitchen floor -- something I should do every week or so but hadn't done in a disgracefully long while. It's amazing how much bigger our small kitchen looks when the floor is clean.
Also started cleaning in the dining room. I'm afraid that this room becomes the dumping ground, but I really want to get back to having a Shabbat evening ritual, and that requires a clean dining room. I didn't achieve that goal for last night, but I did make progress.
Also graded a few more Merchant of Venice essays, but still didn't finish them. Such a slow pace! The upside of that slow pace is that I really have been reading each essay as a distinctive, individual piece; sometimes I worry when I'm slogging through a batch of essays that I'm no longer having a conversation with an individual student but am thinking of them collectively as a whole.
Read more of Understanding by Design and started writing up discussion questions. I'm co-leading a book group on this book at school, starting on Wednesday, and so I needed to make some progress on that front.
Went to the gym.
Went to Shabbat services, where we had a great guest speaker -- a lovely night, although it went much later than is normally the case for Friday night services. So then I was still wired at 10:00 and decided to do some Hebrew studying. That was productive but didn't help me wind down, so I put it away and read a novel for a little bit before finally turning out the light at midnight.
Now, of course, I'm halfway through a novel for fun, but I have to read a short novel for school by Tuesday as well. Plus, finish the grading. And maybe finish taxes. Yikes!