1. shopping with the girls
2. dinner with former student and his girlfriend
3. chance to make some extra money and do professional development for an alternative high school
4. judging debates, speeches, and duets at the district speech meet (held at the local high school)
5. no chemistry class for a week!
6. chance to study chemistry for a week!
7. sleeping late (only one day, but what the hell)
8. gradual recovery from bronchitis
9. time to grade mid-term exams
10. new nighttime reading material -- novels by Terry Pratchett (the Discworld series)