Currently, I am…

Eating-chocolate pudding. Because I am a grown up, and I am in denial that the holiday “diet” is over.

Wishing-for 3 day weekends. Mondays are rough friends. I do love my job, and I am excited by the work I get to do every day. However, there are so many things I want to accomplish and do over the weekends that I always feel that let down on Sunday nights. Womp womp.

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Watching-Mad Men and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. I really could not get more opposite shows. I love Ellie Kemper, and she just makes my smile with any project she does. This show is a great pick me up while I am cooking dinner or folding some laundry. Mad Men, however, I am not so into yet. It is kind of hard to watch with all the sexism. It is painful to know some of these things are still happening, but also heartwarming that so much has changed. I am half way through the first season, and I plan on watching the whole season to see if I get hooked or not. I can tell that I am not that into it because I can go days without watching it and wondering in the mean time what happened. Those clothes though…I may continue watching just to see the wardrobe. My dream era design wise!

Working on-meeting with so many students and their GPA configuration to retain scholarships or get off of academic probation. The last couple weeks have been non-stop students! As far as home projects, we are still working on getting our house guest ready. It seems like when we just are moving junk around to complete projects. But our basement is in a much better place than it was a month ago, thanks to the hubster. Now just to get to a place where we can see our dining room table again.

Wearing// layers and boots. I could wear boots every day.

Collecting// Kid’s books. Tom and I just admitted this week that we collect collections. So we are on a mission to have a massive library full of kid’s book collections. There could be worse things to collect. Right now, I am hankering for all the Curious George, Clifford, Berenstain Bears, and Littler Critter books. We also buy a lot from Usborne!

Reading… Bossy Pants by Tina Fey and the sixth book in the Nikki Heat series.

Learning… how to feed a toddler again every. single. day. Why can’t they like the same food from day to day, or heck, meal to meal? Also, there has been some big stuff happening at work where I am learning a lot about processes and more about advocating for student success.


Excited to… continue building a new coaching program and working with student leaders again. Our office quite literally fell into some money two days before the session started that was earmarked for very intentional programming initiatives. Within those two days we created a framework of a peer mentoring program to start this semester, which included hiring two student staff members. It was kind of crazy to build an entire program from scratch in two days, and I still think I am flubbing around. We’ll get there though! It has been a couple years since I have supervised students, and I also mostly work with students who are at risk and need academic intervention. So it is really exciting to be working with this leadership population again.

Looking Forward To-February. January kind of kicked my butt. Also just generally warmer weather. My body is meant to be a beach body. George apparently has inherited the disdain for cold weather.

What are you up to today?

6 thoughts on “Currently

    • I am really trying to get into Mad Men, but I can go weeks without watching it and not care. So many people have said that I would love it, so I know I need to keep it up.

  1. Have you ever gone to book sales at the library? I used to be obsessed with them. I had to calm down a bit on the book buying when we got married, Jim wasn’t so big on me just buying books to buy them. Now I just go to find stuff I REALLY want. You could make bank on kids books at those things!

  2. Whoot! Extra money!!!!! We just got the depressing news that our main revenue-generating programs were underachieving, and now we have to really trim the fat for spring. And I believe we should work 4 days a week and have 3 off.

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