Yesterday I blogged about screaming siblings in the background while students were reading over a Google Meet. That was not the only distraction some of them had.
It was the beginning of class, and I greeted Adrian when he joined the meet. (As I do.) He turned on his mic to reply, only to have a barking dog in the background.
He apologized to me and tried to shush the dog.
But I was having a similar situation. . .
I was alone in the house, so Buttercup (the landlady's dog) joined me. And she's a barker. (She looks so innocent and quiet there. But get someone outside, like the gardeners that day, and you can't get her to stop barking.)
While Adrian's dog was barking, so was Buttercup.
I had to kick her out for a bit, but when she calmed, I allowed her back. For a while.
The distractions of working from home (and teaching from home).
Today is the last day before winter break. For the next two weeks I'll be on the "summer schedule" and I'll save my subbing stories from this past week for when we return to class, just after the new year.
If you're taking a blogging break, enjoy your end-of-year festivities. For those of you just plugging along, I'll see you around the blogosphere.