Category Archives: Work

Needing Rest

I have this morning off because I have to work tonight. Technically, I’m just going in later than normal and working late to cover an event at the museum. I’m sure Isabella will have had me up before 5 am to feed her, but I’m hoping that when this posts, I will be back to sleep. I haven’t been sleeping great the last few nights, and it’s made me very tired at work. Also, I have been waking earlier than usual and not being able to go back to sleep. Yesterday, I woke up at 4 am and tried to go back to sleep, but I basically just lay in bed for another forty-five minutes. Then, after I ate breakfast, I fell asleep on my couch for a few minutes. I thought I’d be late for work, but I ended up just being a few minutes late. Anyway, maybe I’ll get some rest this morning and make up for feeling so tired lately.

Busy Week

I have a busy week filled with classes and meetings.I had several classes yesterday and a VIP tour. Today, I have another class and a few meetings, plus preparation for a class I’ll be teaching next week. I also have some prep work for upcoming programs/events at the museum. Tomorrow will be continuing with the same tasks, but I also have another meeting. 

I am scheduled to be off Friday for an appointment with my neurologist, but I may have to reschedule due to the winter storm we are expecting Thursday night and throughout the day Friday.  Hopefully, if I do have the reschedule, it will be fairly soon, though they might change it to a telehealth appointment since it’s really just a routine checkup about my new medicine that I’ve been taking for the past three months. The new medicine (Qulipta) has been successful except when there are changes in the weather which has been affecting me all week. I’ve woken with a migraine every day this week. Yesterday, it eased up as the day went on. That was not the case on Monday, but that was also aggravated by the dental work I had done. I’m hoping that the headache I currently have will get better throughout the morning.

Then, I have to work on Saturday. At least Saturday workdays are pretty easy. I basically just have to be there to open and close the museum and be there. I usually don’t have much to do on the Saturdays that I work. While I’d rather be home or doing something else, Saturday are not the worst day to work. At least I’ll be there by myself.


I am so glad it’s Friday. I’m not sure I could handle it if there were more days in this week. I had to take a sick day yesterday because I woke with not only a migraine but also with bad muscle spasms in my back. I ended up laying on a heating pad most of the day. Thankfully, by last night, I was feeling better. I hope I wake up this morning still feeling better, because regardless, I have to work today. I’m off Monday and I have things I need to get ready for an 8 am class on Tuesday.

Also, if you pray, I hope you’ll say a prayer for the people in Alabama devastated by yesterday’s tornadoes. Luckily, my family is fine. Whereas the tornadoes were all around them, the tornadoes were west and north of my parents. They lost a huge tree and did not have power when I talked to them, but they had their generator going and were doing fine. 

Even when I’m not there, tornadoes and hurricanes always trigger strong emotions. I’ve experienced too many of them firsthand. It was always a traumatic experience. The noise alone is something that I’ll never forget, whether it’s the roar of a tornado or the howling winds of a hurricane, the noise is deafening.


I’m working from home today because of some network issues we’re having at work. I need Internet access to do my job right now, so I needed to be home. Also, it looks like we are going to have some issues with freezing rain and ice. So, it’s safer not to get out today, and I wish I didn’t have to get out. However, I finally have my appointment with an orthopedist for my broken hand. It’s been three weeks since my fall, so it’s about time.


The biggest drawback to living in the frigid north is ice. I slipped on a patch of ice today while walking out of the museum. I am sore all over, especially my right side which I landed on, and I can’t barely use my right hand. This happens at least once a year. God it’s painful! If I have to go to the doctor, it will be worker’s comp. I’d rather just see my own doctor and not have to go through all the paperwork for worker’s comp.

Monday Again

It’s Monday again, so it’s back to work. I have a class to help out with first thing this morning. It will be my last class for the semester. Finals start tomorrow, I think. I know I’ll have some emails to go through and not much else, I have my fourth quarter review, which is usually just a formality. I hope this one will be too. As far as I know, everything has been going well. The programs and classes have been a success, so there should be nothing to worry about. Work should be fairly slow this week. I have a meeting with a professor on Wednesday about a class she’ll be teaching next semester. Other than that, it should all be pretty routine.

Another Busy Week

You might think that with the end of the year fast approaching, things would start to slow down, and maybe they will after this week, but this week is going to be a busy one. It’s a week of meetings, classes, and programs, most of which I am the one organizing. So far, Thursday is the only day that seems to have nothing pressing on my calendar. Hopefully, that will continue to be the case. Wednesday will be, by far, the busiest as we have a special guest coming to do a presentation. Though I scheduled this program, I’m embarrassed to say that I really don’t know what to expect. Hopefully, enough people will be curious enough to show up. I don’t expect a crowd like we had for the last one, but I’m hoping it will be a decent showing. The rest of my time is likely to be in one meeting after another. Next week, I only have one thing on my agenda and that’s for Monday. Then the next week, I’ll only work half a week as I will be flying home for Christmas on December 22. I haven’t been home since Christmas 2019, so I’m not sure how I am feel about this trip home.

Monday, Monday

I have a busy week ahead. Mostly, it’s going to be one meeting after another with a few classes scattered in on a couple of days. At least I have Wednesday off, for two reasons: 1) it’s my birthday, which I always try to take off, and 2) I have to work on Saturday, so it’s also my comp day. Most everything I’m doing at work this week is in the mornings. I don’t think I have anything in the afternoon all week, though I do not expect that to stay true. Anyway, I hope y’all have a good week.

All Good

It was nearly 10 pm before I got home last night.  The program went really well (except for the virtual component, which could have been better). We had a record crowd. In fact, we had so many that we had to simulcast it to the gallery where we had an overflow area. We ordered the perfect amount of food. We only had one of the boxed lunches left.

After the program, the speaker and I could finally have our lunch. After that, I took her on a driving tour of campus before taking her back to her hotel with a detour through town so she could see it. The university sits on the edge of town. I was able to go home for about two hours before going back to pick her up for dinner. Our reservations were at 7 pm, the service was slow but excellent at the restaurant we went to. The food was delicious. 

Today will be another busy day, but my speaker will need to be at the airport by 3:30 pm, and then I can go home and get some much needed rest.

Long Day

I was late getting home last night, and after a long, tiring day, I basically collapsed on my couch before getting up and crawling into bed a little while later. I wasn’t even thinking about writing a post for today, that’s why this post is late. It’s going to be another long day, as I will be taking our guest speaker to dinner tonight. She’s a lovely lady, so it was a very pleasant day, just busy and tiring.