I’ve always loved these cement benches in downtown Sacramento. I never thought of how many ways you could read the word “heart.” It pleases me every time I see it. Tomorrow the AVID Summer Institute begins. This is my fourth year of leading the High School Administrator strand. I’m a little uneasy because my co-presenter is unable to attend and I don’t yet know who I will be working with. That’s right, I did say that it starts tomorrow. I always like some time to arrange things with the other person before this event begins.
I have another issue. I don’t think I have enough clothes with me to make it five more days. I’ve already been gone for five days, to a wonderful event in Lake Tahoe (More about that in another post.) and I’ve kind of depleted my store of good clothes. I went shopping at Macy’s today and bought a dress and sweater, good for the first days of school as well. They were having this wierd sale, in which they took off $10 for every $50 I spent. Great, I thought. The only catch is that I can’t pick the items up until Wednesday, when the sale officially begins. I went for it. I can make it until Wednesday. Definitely.
My biggest issue is that I’m bone tired and I’m about to begin a very high energy, high pressure week of work. I went out tonight and had a fresh Chinese chicken salad at the Asian diner, small stuff compared to all I’ve been eating in Tahoe for the past week. I feel like a stuffed turkey, ready to truss and roast. Unfortunately, I kind of look like one too. (Possibly more about that in another post, if I can bring myself to talk about it.)
And on that note I guess I’ll go upstairs and do some laundry in the bathtub. Enjoy your day.
UPDATE: It’s over and I’m home. I worked with an awesome guy who was super dynamic as a presenter. I sort of felt like I ran along behind him, which wasn’t exactly a great feeling, but is actually inconsequential. We received good evaluations and it’s done. Now I have a week off before I go do it again in San Diego. This time I’ll be more prepared and less tired going into it than I was in Sac. Bring it on!