yesterday's activities

pygmalion

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Friday:

Pick up rental car and go shopping!
Go see a dealer I know from Before, a former colleague, who may be interested in helping me liquidate stuff, when the time comes
Discover Central Market, the Fairway of Houston: holy cow, what an unexpected pleasure
Nap
To practice party at studio, lots of fun
To swing dance, not usually my thing, but met some amazing dancers and had a great time
Post-dance calories, good lord, I don't usually eat at 1:30 in the morning; hell, I'm not usually awake at 1:30
Crash

Yes ma'am. There are a few Central Market locations in the DFW area, as well. Quite expensive compared to the other local supermarkets, but the only place I have ever seen a crabapple for sale. Awesome selection of cheese. Wonderful fresh-baked bread. A selection of imported beer that ALMOST makes me want to drink beer. Plus a whole lot more. Definitely worth the drive. (The closest one is about 25 miles from me.)
 

j_alexandra

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Yesterday:
Up unreasonably early, after 4 hours' sleep; wotthe? Hey, my body wants to wake up in the morning, not at noon, deal with it
To bagel store, then dance buddy's house for chat and what turns into an impromptu dance-a-thon
Plans to go to an outdoor market crash and burn
We visit the Rothko Chapel, at which I am utterly blown away
Dinner at a shabby dump with great food, right on the Gulf
Conversation with one dance buddy until after 1am, when am I going to get some sleep? have to be at airport at 6:30; oh well, I'll sleep on the plane (clearly not what happened, as I am posting to DF from the plane instead of sleeping)
 

pygmalion

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Yes ma'am. There are a few Central Market locations in the DFW area, as well. Quite expensive compared to the other local supermarkets, but the only place I have ever seen a crabapple for sale. Awesome selection of cheese. Wonderful fresh-baked bread. A selection of imported beer that ALMOST makes me want to drink beer. Plus a whole lot more. Definitely worth the drive. (The closest one is about 25 miles from me.)

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention. Since I left FL, this is the only place I've been able to find raisin challah, which is simply to DIE FOR, especially if it's warm when you get there. Oh. My. Goodness!
 

ChaChaMama

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Okay, this doesn't really qualify as Yesterday's Activities, but I've been at the Holiday Classic and didn't take the time to post. Last Friday President Obama nominated my name to the Senate for confirmation as a Major General (2 Star.) Oh, and the comp went well, too...
Holy WOW!!!! That's AMAZING news! Does that mean if you are approved, you will get to be in a ceremony with Obama?!?
 

ChaChaMama

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SATURDAY:
8:45-10:15--At work, grading papers.

10:30ish--Leave campus to run bank errand for Nik.

11:30--Husband is not feeling well enough to take Child to gymnastics, so I take her.

12-1--Gymnastics. I do some grading in the car, then watch some.

Home. (We might run an errand somewhere in here. Just can't remember back.)
Take a damn shower. I have had so little downtime recently even this needs to be scheduled.

Wind up doing some more work that night. Joy.

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SUNDAY

AM: With Child.

1:30 PM--At office, with Child, polishing off grading and averaging.

3 PM--Ice cream social with first-year seminar and HAND BACK WORK.

Relaxing evening.

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MONDAY
8:30--Drop off cheerful Child at school.

Send meaningful e-mails to students who owe me work. (These e-mails have this far been roundly ignored.)

Grocery shop, change cat litter box, etc.

11:30--Academic Planning Committee meeting.
-I'm in an end-of-the-semester mood. Other people are talking about time-consuming tinkering and lengthy feedback processes and I'm all "Let's just let the faculty vote on the proposal!"
-I bring forward some critiques of a department's response to their recent outside evaluation that get taken seriously.

2-5--Grade like a madwoman.

Home and take Child to ice skating, as Husband isn't feeling up to that either.
(Normally he takes her to ice skating on Mondays and gymnastics on Saturdays; I take her to dance on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. But that's all out the window now.)

6:15-7:15--She skates. I average grades and watch.

Home.

Light the menorah. Try to keep cats away from the menorah, with mixed success. (One of them is absolutely fascinated.)
 

singndance

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Okay, this doesn't really qualify as Yesterday's Activities, but I've been at the Holiday Classic and didn't take the time to post. Last Friday President Obama nominated my name to the Senate for confirmation as a Major General (2 Star.) Oh, and the comp went well, too...
That is AWESOME!!!
 

NURDRMS

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Holy WOW!!!! That's AMAZING news! Does that mean if you are approved, you will get to be in a ceremony with Obama?!?
Oh, no. It's just the way the process works. The President has to nominate, the Senate has to confirm. I'm sure he didn't even see the list; one of his aides put it together. Interesting thing is, there are seven of us nominated for 2-star, FIVE of which are women. Times, they are a'changing.
 

pygmalion

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I absolutely LOVE the fact that there are so many women on the list. Seven people in the US of A are being considered and YOU are one of them. I have to say that, I am very, very proud to know someone, even just online, who has the track record to earn that honor.

Kudos. Kudos.

Sistas are doing it for themselves. Woohoo!
 

ChaChaMama

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TUESDAY:
Get up with Child because Husband is sick and didn't.

At work:
AM: Write Victorian Literature exam.
Lunch: Department meeting. I make a proposal and explain why it makes sense both logistically and ideologically, and it passes unanimously. I love it.
PM: Grade stuff and deal with a Registrar's office issue. Wish I had gotten through a little more than I did, but I'm on track for where I need to be. (My goal is to have everything OTHER THAN my exam graded by the time I give the exam.)

3--Pick up Child.

A little downtime and food.

Mom calls and tells Child and I to get on the phone at the same time. Child asks why and I say I don't know, but I think I have an idea. My Mom tells me not to have an idea so I won't be disappointed if I'm wrong. She then tells me one of my cousins' wife is pregnant...with twins! She's 3 months along, so they are announcing it now. Wow!!! Happy for them. [Though Mom was right: I was thinking it would be my sister. Although thinking it over now, my sister would probably call me herself.]

Get Child ready for dance.

5-8:30--Child at dance.
I write in diary, watch, and read. I'm going to repeat what I probably say every time I watch: Child is getting pretty good at ballet and tap, but struggles with hip-hop. I think she does better with a dance form with a very defined vocabulary of steps and actions.

Home. More food. Put Child to bed.

Unfortunately, over the course of the day, my right ear and the gland on the right side of my throat have started to bother me. (The ear in fact announced itself as a possible problem the day before, but I ignored it.) I'm also doing a little sneezing. Something is not right. I really do not have time for illness right now, plus Husband is still SO sick. (Day 51!) I decide that maybe allergies are involved, and maybe changing the sheets will help. So Husband does that. BONUS: Fresh sheets feel nice!
 

Purr

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Yesterday:

up 3:30, head for airport, fly to Houston; plane arrives an hour early -- wotthe? that's some tailwind;
Did you enjoy Houston? I flew in Thursday evening on United and left Monday evening; I was visiting a long time friend (23 years). Houston was a lot colder than I thought it would be! I still had a good time.
 

j_alexandra

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Did you enjoy Houston? I flew in Thursday evening on United and left Monday evening; I was visiting a long time friend (23 years). Houston was a lot colder than I thought it would be! I still had a good time.
I did. but cold? Houston was in the 80s most of the time I was there; only on Monday did it get cold. Of course, that's outside. Inside, Houston is always sweater weather. I've been ambivalent about Houston for a long time, but am finding the good stuff. In my old life, all I saw was things I didn't want to know about. Houston has changed, and so have I.
 

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