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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Neglectful...

I have been quite neglectful of my blog recently, though in my defense the only time I can currently post is at work which I generally feel a little strange about doing (not that I don't check other people's blogs at work). But today, I am giving myself the freedom to do so... mainly because it is my birthday! I have to change my profile age. And do you know what Colorado has decided to greet me with on my birthday? SNOW!! It was snowing when we woke up this morning, and had already accumulated about 1/2"... and as I sit at my desk in my office looking out my window, it is still snowing. How crazy is that? Snow in the middle of April. Reid is certain that it will all be melted off by tomorrow evening. I hope so, as we've made a long list (13 items and we're still adding) of potential home improvement projects and most of them involve outside without wet precipitation on the ground.

In other news, Reid called and set up our internet for home yesterday. They are going to call next week to set up an installation time. So, it won't be too much longer before I can post pictures and post more frequently.

And again unrelated, I have been accepted as a CELT (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) Fellow. It is a program between Adams State and two junior colleges. Those of us selected will travel to Taos, NM for a week in May and participate in workshops and presentations on all sorts of issues, mainly focused on diversity and inclusion. It sounds like it should be a great program for keeping us as professors focused on how we can reach out to and support all of our students, not just those who have the easiest time excelling. And of course on a side note, it is a good thing for retention!

And does it say something about my age (or my mental age anyway) that when Reid asked me this morning what I wanted to do for my birthday, my reply was "Go to Dairy Queen!" ***UPDATED*** I wanted to clarify that I already know Reid is making me a yummy dinner... and I really love blizzards for dessert... there are just so many different flavor options/possibilities!

10 comments:

Jamie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am of course going to call you and tell over the phone. Congratulations on the CELT program. It sounds interesting and like you said, good for your career. Good luck also on home improvement projects, trust me when they say, they are never ending.

Have a good day, I will talk to you later

Jenna said...

Especially never ending on a home that is 105 years old and in the middle of the desert!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday! But really - Dairy Queen?

Alice said...

Happy Birthday. I didn't get you a card in the mail. It just snuck up on me!! I'm getting older too if you are you know! LOL
And I think Dairy queen is fine if that's wherw you want to go! Enjoy a Dilly Bar for me!

Jay said...

But at least you aren't OLD like me :-( sigh...

amy said...

Happy birthday AND house, Jenna! (We celebrated with you...hee hee. But we should have gone to DQ - that's a great idea.) Do you feel like a real adult yet?

Alaina said...

Hope it was a GREAT birthday! Congrats on the CELT fellowship - that's awesome! Have you been to NM before?

Becky said...

Hope you had a happy birthday with the yummy blizzard :) What kind do you get?

Marie said...

Congratulations! You will LOVE Taos, it is beautiful. They have an Earthship community there too, which is really interesting.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and good luck with the contest!

DaRcI said...

Thanks for commenting!