August 31, 2005

Getting Back in the Groove

Well I have not blogged in a while, but that is because life has really been hectic. And by that I mean more then usual. WE are back to school and this is our third week. I am starting to get into a groove and that helps.

One thing that doesn't help is that I have all new textbooks for all my classes even my keyboarding class. And one of those is a brand new class. So I have to make sure that I have the time to review the text and the PowerPoint presentations before I get to class. What you don't want, especially at this level, is to be surprised by something new that you know nothing about.

And one other thing that I am really excited about is that we were instrumental in getting a local credit union to partnership with us (the Business Division) and open up an office on campus. But there are lots of things to accomplish before the office can open. We are scheduled for Spring 2006 (somewhere around Jan 15th).

So along with all of the above stuff, I am writing curriculum, making flyers, attending meetings, and all of the behind the scenes stuff. So I am a little tired. You see we go from relaxed summer days to very, very hectic days in nothing flat.

But I am actually very excited about the whole project and this will be a great accomplishment for the Division (and me). I am praying that all goes well.

August 30, 2005

Who's Who

Well today I hung my second plaque from Who's Who among American Teachers. This is my second year in a row making the book. That make me feel good. Even though alot of it is that they want you to buy stuff... plaques, mugs keychains; being nominated is agreat honor and reminds me why I got into teaching in the first place.

I love what I do and where I do it.

August 14, 2005

Back to School

Well tomorrow is our first day back to school. The summer was a great one, relaxing and fun. But as with all of our time off, it seemed to go by really fast.

I have a lot going on this semester and I will try and keep my posting up to date. But for now, I got to get to bed.

August 13, 2005

Another Birthday

Well today was my BIRTHDAY and I had the great priviledge of having a lot of family and friends around me. My daughter and her husband came up and she was suffering with a head cold, but made the trip anyway to be here... and for that I am grateful.

I also had the great joy of having my dear friends here as well... Yes that is Carolyn (long time friend) and her husband Stacey and daughter Erin. It was really nice just kicking it with the group. We had a nice dinner at the VP in Visalia; it was an outstanding meal.

As we talked we soon realized that this summer Carolyn and I marked our thirtyth year of friendship, yes that is right 30 years ago this summer we became bossom buddies, my friend. Yes we were just kids... where has the time gone.