Work travel has been a bit much recently. (I know, I know - there is at least one person who reads this blog that I can not hold a candle to their work travel schedule.) Summer generally brings a spate of speaking engagements and professional meetings.
For the past five years, I teach for two solid (and I do mean S.O.L.I.D) days at a particular university located in Madison, WI. Between traveling to and fro (along with giving that pesky exam the students seem to enjoy so much), it takes about 4 days out of my crammed summer schedule and zaps the heck out of me. (While I do enjoy talking, lecturing almost 8 hr a day for two days straight is a bit much.)
(Yes, I asked the staff if it was OK for me to take pictures while I shopped. They are so kind, they didn't in bat an eye when I told them I wanted to blog about it.)
1) I only spent $68 on some fabulous new things and a few old favorites that needed replenishing.
2) I was "quick" and actually finished just at 7p when the store was closing. (I didn't arrive until 6p.)
This was my view on the flight from Chicago to Madison. I asked if I had been assigned that "time out" seat. The flight attendant and I spent a good bit of time chatting since she was seated in front of me most of the flight (only 21 minutes flying time).
It doesn't take a whole lot to excite me.
The offspring has earned his first level provisional black belt in Taekwondo!
He is beyond excited and we are extremely proud!