Thursday, August 28, 2008

Not Quite There Yet...

Still not back into the swing of a is proof:

1. Took a migraine pill last night and slept past the time I was supposed to meet a friend for lunch! AGAIN SO VERY SORRY!!

2. Had no cell phone number for said friend and had to call the restaurant.

3. Took taxes to be paid...forgot 2 of them, only paid one.

4. Just finished my presentation for my morning classes and still need to pull together my afternoon lecture.

5. Have decided that Aristotle and PowerPoint may not be the best combination.

6. Still have the migraine but refusing to take a pill so I don't sleep through my classes tomorrow.

7. Did little or no work on anything either Tuesday or Thursday...and these are my days to get work accomplished.

Hopefully my body & brain will kick into school mode with a schedule quickly or I'm screwed!! This is my last semester of coursework and I don't want to screw it up...any thoughts on how to get out of summer mode and back into a routine???

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We have a Wii!

To celebrate D's graduation, I told him to choose the gaming system he wanted, as he kept looking at them and saying he didn't have time. Now that he's done with school, he should have more time to play. He picked the Wii because he thought we'd both play it. So far he's kicking my butt, however, I will get better.

School has started back up for me and it's already kicking my butt. Seems my wonderful MWF only schedule means I have to be at school (2 different campuses) from 9-9 on Monday and Wednesday and from 9-6 on Friday. Hopefully my Tuesday and Thursday down time will be more productive than today as I am still preparing my lectures for tomorrow.

How are you doing? Is anyone still reading??

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Random, oh so very RANDOM, Thoughts

Because I haven't put up much of substance lately, I figured I'd do a quick run-down of life in bullet form:

- Soxy is doing much better...her follow-up to her surgery is Friday and we're expecting a clean bill of health.

- D is officially a graduate of the MBA Program!! So proud of him!

- My Aunt and Uncle were in to visit from New Mexico this past week...always great to see them because it is never often enough.

- Working on a baby afghan for their great-granddaughter who was born in June...I got a late start.

- Last week D and I accomplished a lot of projects around the house with a few being finished up this weekend, with D's parents help.

- Looking at a vacation over Spring Break in March before the fun of exams and the dissertation begins.

- I am starting my last semester of classes for my PhD. in two weeks!

- I am currently prepping to teach 3 classes at 2 different schools this semester and looking forward to all of them. Luckily, one is only 10 minutes from home.

- I started an exercise and nutrition routine (I refuse to say diet as I hope to keep it up) but was sidetracked last week and am now sick, but hope to start again soon.

- Those of you who know me or have been reading a while won't be near as shocked at this statement as those who don't know about my "medical" throat is currently bleeding and I am eating very soft foods and drinking lots of tea with honey right now...not exactly on the nutrition track.

- I have organized every room and closet in the house, minus the office, and love the fact that I can find things and stuff doesn't fall on my head whenever I open a closet door.

OK, your list form, what is going on with you?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

What My Name Means...

What Kristin Means

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.

You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.

People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

What a Cute Little Guy

Here are pictures of my nephew/godson on the bench that I made him for his 1st birthday! I may be biased, but I think he is adorable!!