This orb rose mysteriously from the depths of my computer. Insert vaguely unsettling music here to complete the effect.
The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.
Today's Gratitude Item: Finished marking my 8th grader's lab work in record time. Having only 18 in the group is a nice change from my other classes which have 25 and 26 students respectively. Downside is that this group find Science (and school life in general) a real challenge. They're nice kids though and many of them are trying really hard - which is all that we can ask of them.