Friday, July 21, 2006

Playing around, planning and genreally being lazy...

Playing....
My playing around phase started last night with "The Devil Wears Prada" -- lots of fun. Merryl Streep is amaziing in the movie, really evil --- so evil I almost loved her.

The movie was also fun in a freaky way, as it gave me some flashbacks to my time with the hair people... (my main job while we lived in Omaha was with a beauty supply distributor... I took orders and then moved to managing education). My job brought me into the world of the 'hair show'. If you've seen the movie, imagine Streep as a hair stylist and you get the general picture ---Image and trend setting is everything... getting the "cute" model is key to success etc... When Sara Jessica Parker in Sex and the City got a new haircut and color when Carrie went to work at Vogue, I'd seen an even had that cut/color a few years prior...

We went to the late movie, so I justified going back to bed this morning... a nice thing I'll miss in the Fall.

Planning...
I'm also finishing my syllabi for the fall. They are nearly done and I'm pretty happy with them. I think they'll let me get some dissertation work done, do the debate travel I need to do and the visit hubby travel I want to do.

I've also plotted out the hubby-visit weekends... it looks like we'll get to spend about every third weekend together this fall -- maybe a bit more often if we are lucky and/or lonely... The flights work out well for me to get down and back in time for classes, so it is quite possible that I'll be doing most of the travel.... although, he'll get to missing LTF and the cats, so I'd guess he'll come up a few times. He also gets a fall break -- which makes me insanely jealous (not really -- but, a bit green with envy since ours is one day, a Friday --- so a day I don't teach..) so he'll be up that week as well.

Hubby and I have been summoned to Omaha on August 5th (his first official day to be there is August 15, my family stuff is August 11 & 12 - this week earlier than needed stuff is kind of stupid... but, one doesn't say no to the people who give free housing...) -- The good news is that we'll have some down time during the week, so I'll be able to get a good haircut and color before school starts -- YEA! We'll also be going down the same time as Rex and Bex move to Lincoln -- so I'm sure we'll go down and help them unload the truck and get settled. All and all, a bit more time than I'd like to spend down there, but it will be ok.

In other news...
Update: The vote to preserve privacy on the discussion board passed 21/14 -- YEA!

Coming soon: A list of good things about hubby being in Omaha... to keep my spirits up....

OK --- enough of the STTNG repeats -- time to get to work in the DC on the final versions of my syllabi. I should also be a good girl and do my reading for our assessment project today and not wait until Sunday like last week...

2 comments:

DRD said...

I also spent some time this week plotting out the visiting weekends.... we are aiming for once every three weekends too. There are some reasonably decent flights that allow me to spend all of Fri, Sat, and Sun, and travel on Thurs night and Monday morning. Since Husband is on overload this fall, I'll probably be doing most of the travel (he will do more in the Spring). Does it feel better to have it all planned out? For me it does.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

It does make me feel a bit better, simply because my schedule is pretty complicated in late September and October due to debate travel.

We'll still have work to do on our weekends together, but just doing it together instead of alone is nice. Also, since my grad school is near his new college we have access to research libraries in both locations.