Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Calm Before the Storm

Wow. It's been one hell of a week, and guess what? It's only Tuesday at 8:02 PM as I type this.

So far this week, I've been on-call, had 5 classes, had a 2 hour meeting, and gotten about 12 hours of sleep (if that). Looking forward to the week ahead, I have 8 more classes, 2 tests (5 if you count the online ones), 5 office hours, an internship meeting, a floor meeting (tonight), student convocation, family weekend, and a concert to attend. Whew. I do not know what I'd do without my calendar. Probably scream, cry, punch a pillow, and scream some more. And more than likely, swear like a sailor (not that I don't do that anyway).

But you think that sounds busy? Oh, dear readers, you have no idea. Starting tomorrow and ending November 1, I have something to do every day (apart from three sporadic days during which I'm sure something will come up). These things include tests, quizzes, meetings, office hours, a handful of Open Houses/Discovery Days, Family Weekend, and oodles more. Including a luncheon with the university president.

What gets me through this craziness? Besides copious amounts of caffeine of course, seeing my wonderful friends in classes and outside of class, a nice little thing called 2 paychecks every two weeks, and the fact I'm getting off of campus for a while on Thursday night. (I won tickets to a jazz show, and my dad and I are going to it together. I'm so excited.)

I also have a bulletin board due near the end of next month, but I'm already planning that one out. My bulletin board theme ideas for the coming months are (this is how I stay awake during business class)...
- Creepy Creatures and Ghastly Ghouls
- Who Do You Share a Birthday With? [Celebrity birthdays and pics]
- AFI's 100 Years, 100 Quotes [The top movie quotes from various flicks]
- Alice in Wonderland
- Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 100 Albums of All Time [Complete with album art]
- Unique Spring Break Trips
- Piecing it all Together [Asking residents what their favorite part of the school year was... finally an excuse to use my puzzle piece border. Get it? Piecing it together? Lame, yes; but should be a fun interactive board]

But that's the calm before the storm that is the month of October. Whew.

Comments are always welcome.


  1. Aww, I know how you feel. I am really bogged down right now, too. That's just part of college life!

    - Erin

  2. AHHHHH Cary, my little apple dumpling(get the harvest theme?) You are one busy little Cruciverbalist!!! May I (as any good mother substitute would) add my 2 cents worth of advice? R E L A X !!!! E X H A L E !!!! enjoy the trip it is not the goals that bless us it's the JOURNEY(BTW I love Journey's music) Stop and smell the apple cider, and kiss a scarecrow and eat some harvest candy apples and ENJOY the journey. Don't let is pass you by, planning out all the tomorrows. GOD gave us TODAY to enjoy. SO ENJOY today to the fullest, and be thankful(see how I did that brought in the harvest holiday) for today is all we really have. LOVE Ya Pumpkin(I crack me up, cheesy but it's me) Mama Patragas

  3. Erin, you can do it! Good luck.

    Mama Patragas, I appreciate your advice more than you know. I'm trying to take it one day at a time. I also love Journey - I listen to them when I need to get ready or just need a boost. And you're so not cheesy, I'm the same way.