State of the LQ Address

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!

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2 Responses to State of the LQ Address

  1. lizardqueen says:

    CD: Thanks for the tip!

  2. convivialdingo says:

    Hrm.. Gentry Lee lives in Frisco, IIRC. I used to work with a friend of his a few years back. You might look him up. He cowrote books with Arthur C Clarke and Carl Sagan.

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