Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Meanwhile, on the work front, I just can't seem to get organized and get things going on any one thing. Just when I think I have a few moments to get started on something, something else comes up--right now I'm figuring out course concerns (textbook, enrollment issues, etc.) for Spring---how can this take so much time? I have writing to do!!!
I'm off to bed early tonight---early meeting in the morning and I'm exhausted.
Monday, October 30, 2006
The Halloween party was a success for a first party in a new town. There were some marvelous drinks and the company and costumes were quite entertaining.
Sunday was a day of cleaning and laundry (and thinking about work projects). And I finally watched Memoirs of a Geisha--what lovely scenary and costumes! And yes, I still like the book better.
I'm thinking about cutting out early and coming up with some fantastic recipe for dinner...
Maybe the work thinking bug will strike again when I step into my home???
Friday, October 27, 2006
I'm thinking about taking off early to go home and back some cookies. I am having a big Halloween bash tomorrow night and might need a few pre-cocktails this evening in order to get in the party mood.
However, now that I have a couple of hours to myself and there is virtually no one else in the building on this rainy Friday afternoon, perhaps I would be better served by working on a couple sections of a manuscript.....writing when it's raining...it just goes together.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Update: I have now even had a meeting about having a meeting (As Dr. Dice pointed out this must be classified as a 'meta meeting'. )
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
On another note, I have a really great consulting opportunity which involves travel, how stupid is it to take on something like that in the first year of a new t-t job? It's only 3 trips in one semester and great money...and doing something I like to do. Hhhmmm....tempting....
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
So..now I am faced with many writing projects and a severe case of avoidance. I did finally clean my desk off last friday and I had great intentions for the weekend; however, I only left the house once--walk to *bucks to do some grading---spent the rest of my weekend on the couch.
I want to write. I want to write...but I can't seem to get going. I want to write. I want to write.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Here's the rundown:
- 3 days in Paris
- Numerous little towns in champagne--bonus! we were there during harvest time and saw the grape pickers in action. We met the cutest family in a tiny village who invited us to their midmorning meal. The men were in the fields and the women were making food for 50 people in the kitchen--they were lovely!
- 2 nights in a B&B in a chateau (with a moat--how cool!)
- 1 night in a cute hotel in the middle of nowhere--a bit of a walk in the country and a wonderful meal.
- 3 days in little university town in Germany for the conference
- Found a festival in Heidelburg--nothing like beer stands everywhere serving beer in glass steins to people wandering the cobblestone streets.
It was a super vacation-I mean conference for work.......
However, my return home has been difficult--I was welcomed by a sick kitty (I think she went on a hunger strike?) and a car that wouldn't start. Much stressing and distressing about the cat, a tow truck and $400 later, I have car that is running and a cat that seems to be on recovery road--thank goodness!!! Now....back to work.....