Monday, August 17, 2009

Summer in a nutshell

I can't believe I went the entire summer without updating. I've become a blogger junkie over the summer, finding neat blogs to read - and it has become a bigger obsession since I started reading "Julie and Julia". It gives me crazy notions that I too can do something insane like cooking my way through something as huge as "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". I'm not sure I'm in any position to take on something like that, seeing as school begins again in 1 week... but it certainly gives me time to think over my next big adventure. Although cooking may not be my thing, I think that I'm going to train for Ironman 70.3 - a half Ironman. As long as my body holds up (bum knee and shoulder) and even if it doesn't, I am going to complete one. I'm going to do one next summer and maybe get KJ to do it with me. We watched an Ironman on TV the other day and he was fascinated. I just have to teach him to swim better!

The condensed version of summer:
- traveled to Costa Rica to work at an animal shelter/rescue and an animal sanctuary
- 6 week Banfield Student Internship
- Vacation to New York, Maine, and a random 2 hour side trip to Niagara Falls
- helping with orientation for the class of 2013

I get to give a little presentation about electronic notes to the first year class later this morning. I'm a little nervous because the other girl who was supposed to be there is visiting her grandfather and I said I could handle it alone. Which may have been stupid on my part since I know nothing about the new curriculum... oh well. I'm also doing a few other things this week at school, plus I need to set up our class website for e-notes and upload all the notes and reformat them. I guess I should get started!

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