What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

07 January 2013

Just Another Manic Monday

One more week to go before the spring semester starts. Aaaarrrrrgh. I've really enjoyed this über-long break. This semester, I'm taking two classes (for those not keeping track at home, I'm an online grad student now, and take a lot fewer classes than I used to at UT) and still working the same number of hours. On the upside? No NaNoWriMo this semester, so I'll have more time available at the end of the semester.

Riding on a nice, new
separated bike lane. I'm
going to ask some
politicians for more of
In the meantime, the Texas Legislature is about to get underway, and I couldn't be less excited about it. I work in advocacy, and we have some laws that we'd like to see passed, and that means I'll have to go to the Capitol a time or two and look intelligent. Gah! But there is yet another upside, and that is that I can spend most of the session writing things at my desk in our office, instead of talking to politicians.

Anyway. So I've tried to be productive during my break-- our room has had a long-overdue clearout, including the closet and all the stacks of paper and junk that accumulate over time if you aren't paying attention. A couple bags of rubbish and a trip to the thrift store later, and we can now move around in our room. The final step is to get the furniture rearranged to suit us better.

Oh, and we're shuffling crawling running a half marathon next Sunday. We're both so undertrained it should be illegal.

And I'm headed back to work today after having two Mondays in a row off. I've forgotten what it's like to work a full week. Holidays will do that to you!

What are you up to today?


Crystal Collier said...

LOL. Look intelligent... Best of luck with school, and good luck with your half-marathon. I never could run one of those--asthma and all. *sigh* Way to be healthy!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Good luck with the half marathon, take it steady if you are under trained!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Oh the agony of getting back to full work weeks. Painful. Really. Painful.

JEFritz said...

Talking to politicians...I wouldn't envy anyone with that task.

Stay strong! There will be another holiday (but not soon enough).

Su Wilcox said...

Yes. To all. :)