A couple students earlier this year suggested I read Warthog, a book about the exploits of the A-10 during Desert Storm. I'll admit to not being the fastest reader on the planet, but after two evenings I'm over halfway done. It's quite interesting, and I'll certainly have it done before break ends.
A number of students brought me presents before the break. Today I wrote thank you notes to each of them, which I'll hand out next Monday. I think doing so sets a good example of politeness.
I went skiing on New Year's Eve, and didn't like my new ski boots at all. I was able to exchange them for a different pair, and the difference in price was only an additional $12. I'll take my son skiing this Friday; Yahoo Weather says heavy snow tomorrow with sun Friday, while the National Weather Service says snow tomorrow and partly cloudy Friday. It'll cost me $85 to put my son in the 5-hr Kid's Club but that's OK. He's enjoyed it when we've gone before, and it's great that we've found something we both enjoy.
So the only task I have left is to grade two classes' worth of trig tests.