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That’s probably what I smelled like when I finally got back to the country house last night. So I took a shower and got all clean.

I helped our student group selling concessions at the LittleU’s opening football game yesterday. Do people only go to football games to eat? Seriously! Not really complaining though because they get at least $150 for every game they work (and they’re doing 3), which helps pay for members to go to things like ALA in Chicago next year. Good cause and all that.

And, although I missed most of the game, it was actually pretty fun. I had a great time despite the rush of people from 6 pm to 9 pm. Kind of brought me back to when I worked at the Fairbanks airport gift shop and we’d have the huge groups of Japanese tourists come through. The shop owner always had extra people on hand for those times and we stayed busy for about 3 hours straight. It was nice for the commission part. Of course, I didn’t personally get paid for last night…unless you count some Dr. Pepper, a hot dog, and a pretzel.

I did see a one touchdown scored in the game after I got done working. And then I left. The score was 35-0 in the fourth quarter and unless some miracle occurred for Western Colorado State, I think LittleU won. Always good to open the season with a team you can definitely beat. Gets people excited. I’m looking forward to future games. I did buy a season ticket this year and plan to hit all the games that I can.

DH has a parade tomorrow in Chapman. Not sure if I’ll go or not because it’s in the afternoon and it’s supposed to be another hot one. Tuesday I make the trip to IL. Staying with the in-laws for a night. It will be nice to see them again and visit a bit.

Almost over

Posted on: July 27, 2008

I’ve got that vacation-is-almost-over depression setting in. A bit worse than the usual Sunday depression since I’ve had a wonderful week at home with DH and the dogs (and other house guests as well.)

The next several days are going to be very busy. I still have to finish preparing for my presentation at the end of the week. And then I’ll be home with enough time to do some laundry and pack for the trip to Denver.

I’m looking forward to the workshop at the end of the week, although I’d gladly do without making a presentation. Fortunately it’s just a 1/2 hour workshop format, so not as painful. Reference Renaissance promises to be interesting and informative. I hope to bring back some good information to share with work colleagues.

Also on the to-do list for the week is planning the training session for the university’s ambassadors (the students who provide tours to prospective tours.) I hope to finish the planning for SWARM International and start rounding up volunteers.

What else? I’ve got a program proposal to write for an upcoming conference. There is a program that I’d like to see us try with incoming freshman and I need to get the proposal/plan written for that.

I’ve also got a few follow-up things to do for the Summer Institute before I can officially declare my job done with that.

Then there is the usual job stuff, like gift books, reference collection weeding, desk hours, etc. And I’m the person in charge of the department for the next few days since our head is still on vacation. Whee.

It’s likely I won’t get much sleep tonight (which is typical for Sundays) as my mind spins through all the things I need to do this week.

I do think I was pretty successful about shutting that stuff off in general this past week. For me, that’s a huge accomplishment. It bodes well for the upcoming meditation retreat.

Yes, this is my life.

DH and I celebrated our anniversary early (since I’ll be workshopping on the actual day.) We went to see the X-Files this afternoon and then had dinner at Famous Dave’s. DH gave me a pretty pair of earrings that I’d seen in a shop window a few weeks back. So far, I’ve not got his present. Although I did have an inspiration today. Fortunately I’ll be in the neighborhood later this week where I plan to get his gift.

And KS is hot. HOT! And humid. I’m all done with summer now. kthxbai


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