That reminded me about an experience from my own family. When we were little, my brother and 2 sisters and I were usually well behaved at church but saved the hellion antics for when we got home. I remember for about 7 consecutive years my mother told us that her only wish was to have a peaceful Mothers’ Day Sunday without any fights. And it took us 7 years to give her one. I will never forget the glorious day it finally happened, she was on cloud-9. And all the while the people at church thought that the Mitchell kids were such angels! Ha!! Happy Mother’s Day mom!! Aren’t you glad we all turned out somewhat normal in the end? (and we all love each other now!)
When I get back to Majuro in August, I’ll be moving to a new apartment, and I’ll also move to a new office in the brand new Math/Science/Nursing building. The new office is about twice the size of the one that Peder ( and I currently share. Poor Peder has been such a good sport. I was supposed to move out of this office at the beginning of last semester, but the new building was nowhere near functional (what a surprise!!). So Peder good-naturedly let me stay and share the office with him. It has been wonderful to have an officemate, but we’re both such talkers that we get going and really distract each other a lot. It’s going to be very strange not to have someone constantly sitting there to say, “You will NOT believe the email I just got from so-n-so” or “Hey, guess what?” I’m happy for Peder to have his own space, but it will take a little adjusting. Susan and I have decided that we need to find Peders to marry someday. Of course not this one, he’s the same age as my father and already has a wonderful wife Linda. It’s such a shame they don’t have any sons!
Well, that’s all I can think of for now. Finals week is approaching, so if I get any entertaining answers on any finals, I’ll let you know. Unfortunately I’m not teaching Survey of Math this semester, and that’s where most of the funny comments came from, but we’ll see if anything good turns up this semester. Happy Mother’s Day!