It's now 2 p.m., and I am still in my dressing gown and slippers. Yes! Having a slipper day, very much like the hermit day Kali talked about in her blog. Just pottering around the blogs, and communicating with first year English lit students via the university's online learning system. That BTW does not replace going to lectures and tutorials, but it is a terrific way of communicating with students at any time, and they may even be at other campuses in the bush. My priority is to monitor the discussion lists to see if there are any problems with library resources, and reference queries, and I can answer them where all students will be able to read it. Often one student will answer another student's question, there's a great deal of co-operation going on.
A lovely spinoff though is that I get to know some students as individuals, and we discuss mutual interests, whether it's reading matter or which football team we follow. At the moment we have a "book club" going in the discussion lists, but the titles are a far cry from the Jane Austen books on their reading lists! This interaction with students is one of the best things about my job.
Here I am (last year some time actually) sitting around in my dressing gown and matching slippers, reading the newspapers. Hmmm, I wonder if I've straightened up that print behind me??