Saturday, April 5, 2008

week in review – april, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — 2two2 @ 4:10 am

monday – my operations team converts to office 2007 and chaos ensues. i avoid my IT person and conversion 🙂 a short-term tactic. it’s cold and rainy when i leave to get jack.

tuesday – it’s warm! temps hit 64 – warmest day of the year. i catch an 8am bus with my boston coworkers and we make the hike to burlington for a ‘retreat’ to discuss our pending move. first day of april – new theme at jack’s preschool – spring. jack makes a beautiful flower. jack slaps ayanna during circle time…immediately, the scene from 101 dalmations comes to mind – cruella slapping one of her henchmen…ugh.

wednesday – work is total chaos. i am in meetings from 8am to 3pm and run out the door to get jack. the day begins with a great meeting with mike brown. midday, i run across campus to a women’s studies talk by eileen – amazing, as always! the talk is based on her upcoming book on women and formal political participation – a comparative study that shows how the u.s. is a ‘laggard’ – excellent work! while i’m in meetings, my team is submitting a grant proposal on the creative and cultural industries – this was very stressful and dragged out over a week and a half – involved european partners and the securing of several signatures in three countries. jack and his classmates make butterflies. they are hanging from the ceiling of his classroom when i arrive to pick him up. today, jack has scratched ayanna during circle time and miss jackie gives me a lecture and an “incident report” to sign. we walk to the south end library and read some books, stop at flour and split an oreo on the bench outside, and catch the bus home.

thursday – another day of back-to-back meetings. begin the day with a goodbye and good luck breakfast at brasserie jo’s for one of my team members. jack makes bees in class today – no slapping or scratching. after i pick him up, i run back to campus and hand him off to ernesto. a friend and i take our colleague out for goodbye drinks at the cactus club and i run back home to be there before jack goes to sleep at 8.

friday – i get up at 4am and work on my book proposal and enjoy the writing! our grant proposal is rejected – one of our forty attachments was in word 2007 and the feds only accept word 2003…we ask for the chance to resubmit but we are denied. the work morning begins with a great meeting with a colleague – we decide to write an article together on incorporating best global business practices into higher ed – fun! i attend an open house celebrating another colleague’s promotion. it ends up being a day of meetings with food – begins at starbucks, moves to espresso royale, and then to the parish cafe where i meet up with a former workstudy – emily – who is on her way to work at a dude ranch out west – woo hoo! run to get jack. he is just waking up from nap and miss jackie tells me that today they set up the ‘flower shop’ in the imaginative play corner. she made flowers out of tissue paper and the kids helped decorate the shop. as she is telling me this story, jack walks away from us and over to his cubby where he pulls out a bouquet of flowers and walks back over to us and hands the flowers to me. miss jackie is not impressed but i do leave with the flowers…. cindy and i finally go out for her birthday celebration — nearly two months later…we have a wonderful time at toro! cindy drops me off at home and jack starts crying when i come in the door without her. i call her on the phone and try to catch her. she comes back and plays with jack and he is thrilled. sleep until 330am and then i’m up again.




1 Comment »

  1. I’m still fixating on the “I get up at 4am..” bit.

    I see it now, but my eyes are really blurry and stinging. Maybe Jack can slap me.

    Miss you guys,


    Comment by Todd — Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

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