Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hopefully, Soon....

My goodness, my world has been so much crazier than usual lately! We've just finished the second week of Fall term at work, and our enrollment is up nearly 30%. We now have about 16,000 students on my campus and about 65,000 collegewide. A new addition to my office has added to the craziness. I've inherited Student IDs! Whoo hoo! Well, actually I should say I re-inherited them because I had them about 12 years ago before they were moved to the library. But now they are back in my shop, with a brand new system, and a brand new requirement that all students MUST have the new ID. So yep, that's 16,000 students, all coming through my Student Lounge to get their new IDs. Hopefully it'll slow down about mid-term. The pay-for-print function goes on line next week, so I'm sure that will bring in a whole new wave since students will start to figure out they can't print anything in the library or computer labs without their new ID. (For those of you new to the blog and wondering what the heck I'm talking about, by day, I'm the Collegewide Coordinator of Student Life and Leadership Development at a very large four-year college here in North Florida. I also teach English Composition, Student Leadership, and a "How to Succeed in College" class. It's a never ending circus!)

Here on the home front, yesterday morning my laptop was smacked by a virus. You know those ones that tell you you've gotten a virus and you must purchase this anti-virus software, and the only way to get out of the freakin' thing is the purchase the software or shut down your computer? Dang, they tick me off. So shut down the computer I did. (Thankfully I have a desktop system upstairs.) I'll have to take my laptop in to the office Monday to be debugged. I keep my laptop in my studio, so since that went down, I decided I'd clean up my studio. I bent down, popped something in my back and, whammo, flat on the floor. DH got me on the couch, where I had to stay for the rest of the day. Those of you who've known me long know that I'm not very good at sitting still. To add to the pain and the boredom of being forced to lay on the couch all day, I had to lay there and watch my Florida State Seminoles get badly beaten by the Oklahoma Sooners. We have no defense. Plain and simple. In his "my Alabama Crimson tide is the number one team in the nation" smugness, DH warned me he thought things would get worse for a couple years after Coach Bowden retired before they got better. I was hoping he was wrong! I think a trip to Tallahassee is in order so I can have a pep talk with the team. :-)

Well, the pain pill that DH convinced me to take this morning is starting to kick in and I'm feeling that any moment now, I'll be drifting off to la la land. Hopefully things will get back to my normal crazy soon. I'm sorry for neglecting you, sweet little blog! And I miss catching up with my blogging friends! Hopefully soon! I listed the piece here not too long ago in my Etsy shop. Starting to gear up for a couple Fall arts festivals... Enjoy your day! And hop on over to Cathy's blog to see the sweet post she wrote about me yesterday. Thanks Cath!

4 comments:

lori vliegen said...

my head spins just thinking about how busy you are.....and somewhere in all of that "life stuff" you have time to create gorgeous jewelry pieces!!! wowza, girl!!! i'm sorry about your seminoles (my daughter has a few degrees from there.....paid for by us.....so i figure we own a small percentage of that team, no?!!).....and i'm even MORE sorry to hear about your busted back!! take it easy (yes, you have to!!!) and hope you're feeling better soon!!! xoxo, :))

lori vliegen said...

p.s. enjoyed the post from cathy.....! xox

cath c said...

i'm so sorry about your back, kelly! and thanks for pointing folks my way, however, everything i said is true! and i am wearing the necklace and earrings right now!

Gwynnie B said...

Did you take a spoon full of sugar to help that pill go down, dahling!? Hope La La land was good to you with all the work a new term with so many students can bring. Yikes!

Your piece is beautiful with such calming colors. A gal can never have too much pink or peach to help brighten a day :)