It seems like it has been a few weeks since I wrote a real update on what's been going on around here. However, this post won't be too long, since my joints are a bit swollen and typing is a bit painful.
First, A Victorian Celebration came to an end last week. I have a wrap-up post half-written and I am hoping to get it up tomorrow. It'll announce the last few winners, as well as highlight some awesome things that happened in June and July.
I've also been working a bit at the park. I am nearing my last day (the 17th), so we've been even busier trying to cram in maintenance that can't wait until next summer. In addition to my departure, most of our college kids are leaving the same weekend, so you can imagine that the full-time rangers are taking advantage of all the bodies. We've spent the last two weeks laying down new woodchips on all the playgrounds in the city...which believe me, is a TON of work. I have come home every day exhausted and with sore muscles.
I've also been prepping a great deal for my new teaching position! I picked up text books a week or two ago, so I have been reading and working on organizing some classes. I've been outlining sections from the World History textbook in anticipation of turning them into power points. I've also been poking around the mythology books I ordered, as well as all the resources I got from the teacher who usually teaches the class. I have some new ideas for the class (comic book heroes!), so I'll really dive into that class in another week or two. The only class I haven't done anything for is the sophomore English class. I've taught the second half and parts of the first half, so I'm not as worried about it as the other two classes.
The biggest news this week is the launch of the new Classics Club website. I'm so excited that it "launched" and that so many people have decided to join! I'm looking forward to all the new reviews, members, and of course, book lists.
Alright, that's about all my hands can handle. Have a wonderful week everyone!