Tuesday remains my busiest day of the week; not much is changing. My office hosted a Title IX Summit today that mostly went well, and I learned some valuable lessons about event planning, primarily related to RSVPs and whether or not people will show up to an event when they say they will. I made some notes for changes to make in the future, so hopefully, the program will only get better.
I had a gap between the summit and my 4:30 class, but I realized I left my favorite book, Ebony and Ivy, at home, and I was going to need that for class. So, I went home to pick up my book and ended up curling up under a blanket on the couch and resting. Richard made me a cup of coffee, and I perked up within a few minutes. Now, it's 11:41, and I'm awake doing some homework and writing my daily blog post. This challenge to blog every day is easier on some days than others.
My Foundations class met at the Board of Regents this evening, and we had Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, as a guest speaker. She was fabulous and had great answers to the questions my class asked her. I also appreciated her optimism about and enthusiasm for Louisiana. I don't pride myself on public speaking abilities by any mean, so I have mad respect for people who are able to discuss policies and major challenges with eloquence and confidence like Dr. Reed did.
My book group did its presentation today, so I have officially finished more than 50% of the items I will earn credit for in Foundations this semester. That's a relief! I'm going to buy myself a cake next week once I successfully make it through this insanely busy September. (I have my eye on a cake from the same bakery where we bought Russ's birthday cake!) Some things like participation and weekly discussion cards are ongoing, but I have done quite a bit of work for the course already. Now I'll have more time to think about -slash- catch up on statistics. Hooray!
Something that made today great: Drinking coffee on the couch under a blanket was pretty amazing. I can only imagine how great it'll be to do that when it's not so hot outside!
Time I woke up: 7:06 am. That's also my area code. Boom.