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Monday, May 18, 2009

Working 9-5

It's Monday and it's officially finals week here at the HC. This is good for me because I'm not really supposed to schedule meetings with students during exams so I am kind of in early summer mode. This translates to actually being able to do quiet projects at my desk without interruption. But more importantly--to leave at 5 pm like everyone else on campus. I don't have any meetings after 5 pm until September. It's glorious! I love my students and love what I do but I savor these few months of the year when I can mentally check out at 5 pm. Yay!

I had a nice weekend. It was really low key. I spent Friday night in watching TV and giving myself a manicure/pedicure (I even busted out the foot spa). It was lovely. I intended to drink some champagne (of the pink variety) but never quite got there. It's just as well because I saved some myself some calories. On Saturday I weighed in 2.6 lbs. lighter (my total now is 43 lbs). The rest of Saturday was very quiet. The weather was really humid and cloudy so I spent most of it laying around trying to avoid anything productive. I finally got around to primping so I could go out to dinner and then out to a bar to hang out with my friend Cristina. It was a good night--except for the downpour that caused my hair to frizz to the extreme. I guess you gotta take the good with the bad, right? :)
I did manage to stop by my favorite little country store to check out the new stuff. I found this really cute little tree thing. I'm not sure how I'm going to display it just yet but I really thought it would be cute with some red berries or some white lights. I'm going to play around with it still.
And I decided to finally do something with this pitcher that I picked up at a thrift store for a few dollars. Add some berries and put it on the baker's rack. Cuteness.
Sunday was nice--went to brunch with some students I supervise for the final "meeting" and then I promptly came home and watched "W" and Slumdog Millionaire while working on a craft project. Throw in some grocery shopping, a nap and a nice walk and I had a great day. I was glad for the relaxation because last night was an event we call "Breakfast of Champions" that takes place each semester (the night before Finals begin) The students come to the dining hall at 11 pm and faculty/staff volunteers serve them breakfast as a study break. It's a fun event for them and for us.
Here is a picture of the bacon that's prepared for the event. Gross, right? It makes me laugh.
So that's what my life has been for the last few days. And just think--this is only the beginning of my free time. Stay tuned to see how I'll occupy my evenings sans meetings.
Happy Monday!


Beth said...

hooray for summer (almost)!!! Without it, student affairs professionals would all be insane!

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SLJ said...

Congrats on the weight loss... hopefully your summer will be filled with fun and sun!

Ms. Attitude said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! That bacon does kind of gross you out. MIZZOU does a breakfast like this also. I never attended it though. I'm excited that you will get to enjoy your evenings now.