Afternoon at Fairy Plaza

Today is the first day of midterms. Most classes are cancelled during midterms week because students’ tests are scheduled at times that interfere with their classes. Both of my classes were cancelled today, so I took the day off. It wasn’t my intention to skip work entirely. I meant to go into the office to do some grading & write a test. Unfortunately, it just didn’t work out.

I wanted to let myself sleep in this morning. That usually means waking up at 8:30 or 9:00. I had made plans with a student to go to Fairy Plaza at 2:00, so I thought I would get to the office by 10:30 and work a few hours before going shopping. I was shocked when I woke up at 11:00. I slept 11 hours last night! I suppose it’s because I’m still recovering from my cold.

Fairy Plaza was fun. I went with Betsy, Job and Pui. We had a good time chatting about boys, shopping for shoes, and eating ice cream. (It was a very girly day!) When it was time to leave, we ran into a few problems. First, Betsy couldn’t find her keys. We went to McDonalds to see if she had left them there, and then decided to check to see if her keys were still in the car. They were there in the ignition, and the car was locked. We managed to open a window a crack, and Job was able to fit her skinny little arm through the crack far enough to unlock the door. We thought we were on our way, but the car wouldn’t start. We needed a jump start. We were lucky enough to find some Fairy Plaza security guards to help us, but it was a long, frustrating experience. The third truck we hooked the jumper cables up to was able to successfully start the car. It was a relief when the car finally started and we were able to go home!

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