I had another full day of breakout sessions and department meetings. One of the sessions was about the new peace room with the art work that my graphic design kids created last semester and I framed over the summer. It was exciting to see it all come together. We had a bit more department time after lunch today which made it feel a bit more productive but there was still so much to do when I left at 4:30, I was so tired and feeling like not much was actually done.
Balt was home alone all day today, for the first time since last June. We went for our first after school walk. I had walked him this morning as well, so I got a lot of mileage in-- about 7 miles! I decided to download Pokemon Go and try it out while I walked him. In a very short time, I collected 7 different little creatures (see below). It took me a while to figure out how to throw the little red and white ball at the Pokemon things to catch them. Having never played, I was a bit clueless as to what to do, but I remember Monika collecting the cards. I did notice as I walked there were several others walking around with their phones out playing as well. I know Erika has been playing a lot during her weekends. Josh decided to make our staff poster this year with a Pokemon theme. He's created creatures for each of us to have. I'm excited to see it finished.
I passed out after my walk with Balt while watching the news. I had to wake up to run a camera and press pass down to the football game. I came home and spent some time chatting with Monika who made it back to Bangalore. She leaves for Jordan tomorrow. Her summer travels are almost done. I will be very happy to see her living in one place for several months, hopefully content! I've got a long weekend to look forward to but a lot of prep work to do as well. We'll see if any of it gets done.