My dear friends!
I am so sorry I've abandoned you. Believe me, it was not by choice. Well, the first week of non-posting was. I was overwhelmed by the emotions of letting my dear institute go, let alone the mounting exhaustion of a non-stop summer. Speaking of which, my second week of non-posting was caused by my attending an institute on using film in the classroom (as in student-created movies). The institute was marvelous, held up at Snowbird Resort. The downside was that the hotel there wanted $10/day for internet access. Consequently, no internet for Manda this week. This I have not enjoyed.
Now that I am home, possibly for two whole weeks (!), I am frantically catching up on emails, blogs, and giving my cat attention. I hope to post more about the past two weeks soon, but I want to sleep soon, since the cold that has been looming for a while finally struck me a few days ago.
Anyway, thanks for not giving up on me. I'll post again soon. For now, enjoy the lovely pictures of Snowbird and the fantastic company who sponsored this week's training.