yesterday's activities

3wishes

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what kind of vaccine?....my goodness
The vaccine was for Pneumonia, it lasts 5 years. I'm exposed to all kinds of weather,,,and children,,,and adults,,,,essentially lots of avenues of germs and touching keyboards, doorknobs, etc etc, get the picture....and
when the hospital gave DH the vaccine during his heart event (didn't even ask,,,just did it as a matter of course),,,I asked a few questions...
and GP also endorsed this as well. They apparently do this as a standard nowadays, at least out here in So. Calif., although our Oregon daughter - who works in hospital...said they do it up there too and she told me to get this. WOW,,,took me out for a week. Yet my elderly parents and husband and Texas daughter had no reaction. Just little ol' me Fascination...Just me.
 

kckc

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The vaccine was for Pneumonia, it lasts 5 years. I'm exposed to all kinds of weather,,,and children,,,and adults,,,,essentially lots of avenues of germs and touching keyboards, doorknobs, etc etc, get the picture....and
when the hospital gave DH the vaccine during his heart event (didn't even ask,,,just did it as a matter of course),,,I asked a few questions...
and GP also endorsed this as well. They apparently do this as a standard nowadays, at least out here in So. Calif., although our Oregon daughter - who works in hospital...said they do it up there too and she told me to get this. WOW,,,took me out for a week. Yet my elderly parents and husband and Texas daughter had no reaction. Just little ol' me Fascination...Just me.
guess you didn't see my reply above- I had it too! The pain went away on Day 3 I think...The nurse giving the shots was warning people that this vaccine will hurt more than other vaccines. I didn't think it would be that much though.
 

3wishes

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guess you didn't see my reply above- I had it too! The pain went away on Day 3 I think...The nurse giving the shots was warning people that this vaccine will hurt more than other vaccines. I didn't think it would be that much though.
Oh, right, I did see your reply, however - Fascination had asked what kind of vaccine was this....my quick fingers did not keep time with my brain or I would have referred her to your response as well. THANKS,,,I still have small hard lump in bicep and I'm day 8 after vaccine, good Lord!
 

3wishes

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Left very funny Birthday Card out on Kitchen Table for Dearest Husband - with Best Buy and Barnes and Noble Gift Cards...(really he should just a job there, he visits so often!).
Go for a 6,000 step walk and challenge.
Husband and I decide that we need a separate web page away from master web page of the business,,,ok....kinda like laying out a yearbook...tee hee.
Take DH to a huge huge Halloween warehouse store, where we have a tremendous amount of fun trying on all sorts of ridiculous costumes, funny ones and such, personally I wanted him to be Fred and I would be Wilma...Flintstone....but he discovered the Hippie section and went to town...ahhh, be still my heart...I remember when his own dad threw him out of the house for not cutting his hair. We laugh as DH gets into the Tie Dyed get up...yet this is a time era that he knew so well.
ok, I end up with clown costume. I would have made the costumes....but our road trip cut into a lot of the prep time. Silly accessories to boot.
DH nixes my plan for the water squirting flower (come on now, what clown doesn't have one of those!)
Take DH for Ice Cream, then a ride to find more parks with walking trails.
Hit up Red Robin for dinner, where husband reads the nutritional information "menu" and nearly faints, good thing he didn't eat any salt infused foods all day.
Phone call from step dad - 6 procedure shoulder repair surgery...postponed for a month THANK GOD!!! Doctor feels he's doing a lot better and arm is looking better...so wants to wait and see. I'm in agreement on this one.
Do some more ancestry searching...discover there was a complete set of hand made ivory drafting tools - that belonged to my grandfather (I never knew him he died when my mom was 11 years old)- that the step mother gave away to her nephews to play with (1946-ish). ARRGGHHHH!!!!!
Also discover, several of us - incuding me- have an canny ability for drafting old school, as in we took the classes in high school and college and had no idea where this ability came from, in talking with cousins last night,,,this we discovered - none of us knew the others were in drafting classes. Thank you maternal grandfather....he's registered in Newark NJ architects historic records. WOW.
Dear Husband loved his day. We discuss getting his to a point of hiking every day to get outside and start looking a road bikes. Which that will mean, all the grandkids riding with us...much like yester-year when our kids road their bikes with us day in and day out. HEY! anything to keep him moving.
Watch Dodger game! OH MY glorious grand slam! Purchase tickets to Evita at the Pantages with sister for family day - yes DH is coming along, he's getting out of the anti-social mode! HURRAY!
 

ChaChaMama

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@fascination--LOVE seeing the photos of you with The Cutest Baby. Wow. He is a heartbreakingly beautiful child.

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I haven't posted in awhile. Some catching up:
FRIDAY 10/11: Day before break!
9:10--ENG 1101--Run-on sentence and sentence fragments.

10:20--GLC. Fight Club.

Lunch and prep.

12:40--20th C Brit Lit--Mrs. Dalloway.

Emerge from class and see our Social Media guy, who normally works in a different building sitting in the hall. He was an English major, class of 1999. "V, what brings over to our building?" Then I see who he is talking to. OMG. My favorite advisee from the class of 1999 who was my peer mentor back in 1996!!!!!!!!!

All my resolutions to grade before going home for the weekend going flying out the window and we talk and reminisce for like 2 hours. The Best! It really makes me feel valued when someone comes back to visit like that.

I think maybe Child and I read Rick Riordan's House of Hades for Family Fun Night.
 

ChaChaMama

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SATURDAY:
9-11:30--Volunteer shift at Fall Fest at Child's school. I worked a craft table. It was a craft designed so that even pre-schoolers could do it, which is just about my speed. :)

Child worked the yard sale to raise money to build a well in South Sudan. She also pulled $220 from her personal bank account to give toward this fund. My husband told her that we would match what she donated. She told me "You made a good choice of husbands." ME: "Thanks. I'm glad you approve."

Child and I left Fall Fest at 12 so I could get her lunch and take her to dance. I had written to the company director and requested special permission for her to miss 10-11 Hip Hop and 11-12 Jazz/Lyrical so she could work at this fundraising event, as it meant a lot to her. I promised I would deliver her there before rehearsal started.

Child then had:
1:30-3--Junior PT rehearsal.
3:15-4:15--Ballet.
--dinner break--
5-9--Hip Hop choreography.

I went to Party City to buy stuff for my sister's baby shower. I should not be let free with a credit card in Party City. I pretty much feel compelled to purchase at least one of every item that says "It's a Boy."

2:30ish-4ish--8.32 miles on treadmill. Shower.

Grading.

Up to studio. Get to see new hip-hop routine. Looks like it has serious potential!
 

ChaChaMama

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SUNDAY:
Read with Child.

Sister's baby shower!!!! Also got to see Sister's new house for the first time.
Sister was feeling some contraction-ish action toward the beginning of the party. (She is not officially due until 11/9, but I think she could very well go early.)

It was a great party, for the most part. Sister acted very appreciative of the decorations, and the kids enjoyed blowing up balloons, putting a slogan on the "personalize it" banner, etc.

I talked Husband into driving both ways so I could keep reading to Child. :)

Grading that night. Yuck. But it had to be done. Midterm grades due Wednesday at noon, which means effectively Tuesday for me since I teach all morning on Wednesday.
 

ChaChaMama

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MONDAY:
Grading.
Averaging.
Submit grades for ENG 1101. (Had already done my FYS on Friday night or Saturday morning, so two classes down and one to go.)
Worked out.

Took Child to PT rehearsal. It was great to hear her say after rehearsal how much she loves the new hip-hop number. :)

Read with Child.
 

ChaChaMama

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TUESDAY:
Cupcakes. Lots of cupcakes. Lots of cupcake decorating.

Got my hair colored. I think the last time I did so I was getting ready to go to Manhattan Dancesport Championships...which are held 4th of July weekend. Oops. A little overdue.

Texted and called dance teacher a bunch of times. Not getting an answer. I drive to Bmore on the hope that we are on.
Arrive at studio. No luck.
Leave another message. He gets back to me just before I was about to give up and leave. Yay.
We just do one lesson. Cha and samba go pretty well, I thought. Rumba rocky at first. Paso rockier still. Jive...um...hilarious mistake in the first figure. But we get that and other things straightened out!

Home, stopping at grocery store to get more food dye for icing and more chocolate chips.

Take Child to ballet.

Home. More cupcake decoration. Omg. Why did I think it was a good idea to try to make 8 dozen cupcakes???
 

ChaChaMama

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WEDNESDAY:
Child's birthday!
9:10--ENG 1101. Select mini-research paper topics.

10:20--GLC. Junot Diaz's This is How You Lose Her. The class LOVES the book! I'm very happy.

Lunch break. Ran home and decorated more cupcakes with Husband, then back to campus.

12:40--20th C Brit. Mrs. Dalloway>

1:45--Office hours. Someone came by to talk about being my peer mentor for Fall 2014. Wow. Already? We also talked about how her classes are going.

Picked up Child. Home. Last of cupcake decoration.

4--Off to the studio with 55 cupcakes!

4:30--Child begins her Wednesday night dance marathon.

I drive back home to attend this amazing on campus event!

http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/n...e-dd29-5b8d-9d9b-a6a6e03a643c.html?mode=story

Very proud that 14 out of 15 of my FYS students went to the event and were sitting in the first row that wasn't reserved for special guests. Rock on, amazing kids!!! (I offered them some extra credit, but still...that is a HUGE turn out. Very pleased and proud that they are taking advantage of opportunities like this.)

Then back to pick up Child.

Put her to bed, put myself to bed!
 

ChaChaMama

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THURSDAY:
-Eyebrow waxing.
-Went in to the office briefly and sent a detailed (but, as it turns out, fairly futile) message to our new educational librarian.
-Spent a little time with my in-laws from New Mexico.
-Wrote in my diary.
-Auditioned for VagMons.
-Went to women's volleyball and hung out with my first years. (One woman from the class is on the team.) We won!

FRIDAY:
Child had the day off school so got to spend extra time with the in-laws.
9:10--ENG 1101. Library session. Did not go as I had hoped. We have a whole new team of instructional librarians as last year a bunch of people quit. Suffice it to say that I miss the librarian who used to cover my area A LOT.

10:20--GLC. Discussion of Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her. At least two students in the class say that this is "The best book I have read, EVER!" Wow. There is a visiting student, and we are being our typically zany selves. I said "We're not always like this!" and then "Yeah. We kind of are." The whole class roared with laughter.

Spent the lunch break dealing with a parent situation, as the dean for first year students is out of town.

12:40--20th Brit Lit. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

1:45, 2:15, 2:50--3 student appointments.

Grocery store.

Home by 5.

Out to dinner at Olive Garden with in-laws around 6. Child was a bit nervous, because the only other time she has ever been to Olive Garden, she ordered cheese ravioli and didn't like it, barely ate a bite until dessert. (I could eat their salad and bread sticks alone and make a meal of it, but she doesn't like bread....) Luckily, this Olive Garden had pizza (Maybe they all do?), so that worked. I had the Venetian apricot chicken from the lighter fare menu and a tiny dolcini dessert...but still managed to make myself feel uncomfortably full. My stomach has been a little crabby ever since I finished frosting the cupcakes and licked the spoon and knife I had used to frost them. Poor choice on my part.

Wrote in my diary and typed up some notes from my Tuesday dance lesson before slipping beneath the electric blanket. Mmmm!
 

fascination

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pack, leave...sad to begin the trip back...for a variety of reasons...but I have 39 1/2 hours to try to figure out how to change what I don't want ....drive to central Idaho...
 

fascination

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drive from idaho to nebraska....reflect on many many aspects of life...gain some clarity...grieve some things...hopefully make it to home tomo night...I love driving through the West
 

fascination

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mon...nebraska to home...over 13 hours...scarcely without stopping....deal with an outrageously stupid bunch of crap fueled by persons' with too much time on their hands...have to put out ensuing fires...at least it occupies the time

tues...still on pacific time and it is going to bite me on wed...clean up after catswho are not appreciative of my absence...quick grocery trip...prepare some healthy meals, teach spin...spend some time ignoring whining of folks who don't like the new boss and more time listening to a new, recently widowed member....home and unable to sleep due to Pacific time issue

wed; alarm goes off this morn....have three hours of fitness ahead...not going to be pretty...nap certain
 
Tuesday: MCAT studying in morning. Teach labs from 11:30-3:30, have fire alarm in second lab. Students get cranky because they don't think they have enough time. Have them share data so they have enough time to complete the write-up. Pharmacology lecture, and then advanced pharmacology discussion. MCAT prep class. Get home and watch 20 min tv while eating a snack, more MCAT stuyding, then to bed.
 

ChaChaMama

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SATURDAY: Worked out. Read with Child after she got back from dance. Drove to Lancaster, PA.

SUNDAY: Child had a dance convention from 8:15-4. I read Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowlands, graded papers, and chatted with other dance moms.

MONDAY:
9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101 appts.
10:20--*FABULOUS* discussion of language politics in GLC. We watched part of the documentary "V-Day: Until the Violence Stops." We then started discussing why it matter what you call the vagina, and then that spurred a discussion of The Inclusive Language Campaign, the n-word, the b-word, the c-word, etc. Should these be words we eliminate from our vocabulary or is it context specific? Our class is very diverse: 5 African-Americans, 2 Latino/a students, 1 Asian-American student, 2 students with part Middle Eastern backgrounds, and 6 white students. No one seemed to feel inhibited about expressing their opinions and they did not all agree! It was a very respectful and provocative discussion. This is what I live for!

Info about The Inclusive Language Campaign:
http://thestamp.umd.edu/multicultural_involvement_community_advocacy/inclusive_language

Lunch, grading.

12:40--20th C Brit Lit. Brave New World.

2, 2:20, 2:40, 3, 3:20, 3:40, 4--1 personal appointment, and the rest ENG 1101. The personal one rocked my world. Suffice it to say that it is a MIRACLE that some of our students make it to college given the challenges they grew up with, economic and psychological. Wow. Humbling to realize.

Race home, get Child ready for ballet, shoot back out in ~10 mins.

5:15-6:15--Junior PT rehearsal.

Home. I was planning to read with Child, but there are supposed to be a ton of shooting stars tonight and she wants to go out and watch that. So we lie on our back staring at the night sky until I get too cold!
 

ChaChaMama

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TUESDAY:
9, 9:20, 9:40--ENG 1101.
10:10--Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Office of Student Engagement talk to my first years.
11:30-1--Big English Department meeting on weighty issues.

Home. Shower.

2:30-4--Double Nik lesson.

Home. Get Child ready for ballet.

7-8:15--Junior Int/Adv Ballet.

Home. Put Child to bed.

A little downtime, including checking out heat lists for Paragon. Hey! J_Alex is going too!!!!!!!!!! Neat-o!!!!!!
 

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