I can’t believe July is almost over. Just two more days and — BAM! — August is here. Right now, the LQ’s life is dictated by scurrying from one air-conditioned box to another. It’s officially triple digits-heat wave over here in North Texas, and even inside the house, with all the shades drawn and the a/c going like some kind of batcave or a cheap vampire’s lair, I can tell it’s hotter than Hades out there.
What’s left in the LQ’s dwindling summer break:
1) Chugging along with P90X. I survived week 2, although I would never — EVER — want to double up on workouts like I did last Thursday, in preparation for the non-working out I knew would happen when the Hubby, baby, and I were road-tripping and attending the bro’s-in-law wedding. That was four straight hours of workouts (Yoga X, Legs and Back X, Ab Ripper X, with brief rests in between), and I don’t recommend it. At all. Anyways, I’m in week 3 — just finished Plyo X — and I still look the same. Feel different though, for the better, so I guess something’s happening.
2) Finishing up on planning my Comp I online classes — this time, it’s the Final Exam. I worked on it for five hours yesterday on campus, and now all I need to do is turn the sucker into a PDF, make the Key for myself, and upload it to the site, with date and time restrictions set.
3) Plan for the Big Read programs at Eastfield College in *earnest*. The Events Coordinator for the Writer’s Garret is *still* looking for a guest speaker for me. If anyone out there knows of a professional science ficion writer/ critic/ scholar who gives lectures, is somewhat local (the college is in northeast Texas), and is availabe October 14, I have a *paid* gig for him/her! Anyways, I have to secure faculty to man the roundtable discussion as well as find a moderator, and a student writing contest to organize. On top of *that* I’m working with the Events Coordinator and the *other* honor society faculty advisor here on campus for other student clubs to participate in Big Read events at large (Dallas-area locations). I feel overwhelmed — but in a good way! 🙂
4) Slowly wean Daniel from the bottle to the sippy cup, in preparation for his big move in late September from the Infant 2 room to Infant 3 (where there’s no bottle-feeding). So far, Daniel gets his formula in the botte, but he slurps water out of his sippy. This month and next, I’ll be phasing in formula in his sippy, as a substitute for the bottle, one feeding at a time and upping his solid food intake, as advised by his main caregiver, Mrs. Lisa. At least, that’s the plan. ::fingers crossed::
Good grief — that’s plenty to do before my official return to the Fall semester work schedule (in mid-August) starts!