Category Archives: Texas

The Past Catches Up With Me… Day 200

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Actually, it happened quite a while ago, but I didn’t find out about it until today. I messed up—made a major mistake at work and naturally—inevitably—it had to do with money. Specifically … Continue reading

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Playing nurse… Days 101-110

It has been very strange trying to keep things moving at work and at home. We have entered the crazy season just before the university opens for the fall semester. And one week ago today, my husband had hip replacement … Continue reading

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Getting used to Dean-dom… Days 85-91

This blog details the ups and downs of making a major career move—from teaching college Biology in small town Nebraska to being the Dean of the College of Science at a university in Austin, TX. Or, to put it another … Continue reading

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Amazing Staying Power… Day 66

I am in awe today of the staying power my young grandchildren (nine and ten) have shown in helping with the move. Yesterday my daughter, grandson and I spent the better part of the day at a huge Ikea store … Continue reading

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Things Are Going Swimmingly… Day 65

Started this morning with an early swim and a few minutes in the spa. There is a long list to accomplish today, but I plan on getting it done, and ending the day with a swim and a few minutes … Continue reading

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Taking a Chill Pill… Day 59

Yesterday I was tired, sore and cranky. So I took the day off and went exploring with the grandkids. The biggest hit was the HEB Plus grocery store. The ‘Plus’ included flowers, lawn furniture, pool supplies, and toys (of course). … Continue reading

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We Are Here… Day 54!

The movers came at 8:30 this morning. The keys arrived at about ten. Fortunately, a key had been accidentally left under the front mat. Once we found that—quite by accident at about 9:30, the movers began taking what they’d unloaded … Continue reading

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