Okay, it’s Friday, it’s the end of the work week. Yeah, we survived another! I got up this morning and went through my usual routine. Heather met me in the bathroom and reminded me that my parents would be here this weekend to celebrate Easter with us (moreover – Palm Sunday) and that she needed us to clean some things around the house tonight when I get home. So, I took my shower and got dressed and joined the kids in the living room and we watched “Fox and Friends” on the TV as we got ready for our days. Nothing to get me too much on my soap box today, other than to say that the TV was on more for background noise than anything else today. After a while, I was off to work and the kids were off to school.
I got to work and got things ready for our big day today for all my classes. Today, we were doing Review Jeopardy. It’s a game I play with all of my classes at the end of each quarter. It’s actually rather fun, a little competitive, and it gets all my students to think, engage, and reflect on what they have learned over the last ten weeks in my class. This group in particular had learned quite a bit because we had very few interruptions this quarter. I had a very nice day of instruction and learning with my students and it made me feel a little better about myself as a teacher and I think it gave my students just the right amount of confidence going into the final exams. I got done with my instructional day and I had to take care of a few things and then I headed home.
I got home and the house was already a bustling hive of activity. Children were cleaning all sorts of things around the house in anticipation of my parents arriving tomorrow for the weekend. We cleaned the upstairs especially and really didn’t concentrate too much on the basement. I helped clean for a little bit before retiring to the basement and getting some grading done while I tried to catch up on some TV that I was behind on. I watched some episodes of “Dr. Phil” followed by “American Idol” and then Heather came home. We sat in the basement and ate dinner as a family down there while we finished up some shows I wanted the kids to watch like “Sons of Guns” (they’ve gotten hooked on that one – my fault!) and some episodes of “Billy the Exterminator” and then “Storage Wars: Texas”. After that, we watched “Kitchen Nightmares” followed by “CSI: NY” before the kids headed off to bed and Heather and I did too.
Okay, let’s talk about the Epilogue of “Star Wars: Jedi Trial” by David Sherman and Dan Cragg……..
Epilogue: Anakin finished the vows for Odie and Erk and he gave Odie a light, congratulatory kiss on the cheek. As he thought about he had been through on Praesitlyn, he said the two of them had become the silver lining on all that had happened here. Halcyon congratulated the couple as Anakin thought about the irony of his hidden wedding and even Halcyon’s own marriage which included kids. Slayke then told Anakin that he is a unique character whose able to single-handedly win a war and then perform a marriage ceremony. Slayke told Anakin that he’s someone that will change the galaxy and that he will keep an eye on him. Anakin insisted he was only doing what he was ordered to do and Windu then said they would give Anakin Jedi Knighthood when he returns. Yoda then cut in and said he did many great works on Praesitlyn, but that there were disturbances in The Force and Halcyon agreed that he had sensed them too. Yoda said nothing more but felt like there was something mysterious going on during the battle, but thought that Anakin had become a great investment in the Jedi Order. Yoda knew that somehow Darth Sidious had sensed the disturbance as well, even though he had suffered a massive set-back on Praesitlyn. Yoda was convinced that Anakin would be very useful as Sidious, sitting in his office, folded his hands and just smiled in a grim manner.