Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Thoughts

  • My favorite summer Olympic sport is swimming.  Love it.  Even if the results have been spoiled before I get to watch it on TV.  Having said that, the women's cycling Sunday morning was pretty cool to watch as well. Not usually a fan of bike races, but I really enjoyed watching that one.
  • Have I mentioned my sabbatical* on this blog?  No?  Well it starts next Monday. To say I'm excited would be an understatement. This may be the longest workweek ever. 
  • Project "Rock the Silver" is progressing rather well so far. Of course I only have about an inch of new growth so far, ask me again near the end of the calendar year and see how I feel!  At this point, I'm much more bothered by the faded/brassy color growing out than by the salt & pepper growing in. 
  • My running partner is on board with the idea of doing a hilly trail 10K in early September in the foothills of the Sandias here in Albuquerque.  I need to see how my knee holds up to some hill running before I sign up, but this sounds like something fun to me! 
  • My baby girl is on a roadtrip to New Orleans. I'm both excited for her and a bit nervous. She's been staying in touch often so that I know she's okay (whew!).  A few weeks after she gets back, she will be moving on campus for her freshman year of college.  The empty nest begins... 
*We get an extra contiguous 8 weeks off work every 7 years in additon to our normal accrued vacation. How cool is that?!?!


  1. Your sabbatical is pretty cool! Especially, if it is basically a vacation, unlike a teaching sabbatical, where you still have to pursue SOMEthing professional during the time off.

    I too love the swimming! It's so dang exciting. But, in general, I love the Olympics.

  2. That is sooo cool about the time off at work! Enjoy it, I bet 8 weeks will fly by!

  3. Holy crap! Is your company hiring??? A paid 8-week sabbatical sounds amazing!

  4. So jealous of your sabbatical! Enjoy it!

    And I too love swimming. And cycling. Ok, well I basically love all of the Olympic sports. Even the weird ones.

  5. Your "extended vacation" sounds like heaven!!! I need to tell my boss, I will be with the company for 7 years in the fall!

  6. that is amazing. 8-weeks off! i'd probably not go back... enjoy it!