Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Week Ahead - May 27

Outside my window...two days of 85+ degrees coming with thunderstorms spells Humidity with a capital H.  So happy to see that while it is currently 71 degrees in Norfolk at 7am, it is only 46 in Bremerton!
I am thinking...about the moving to-do list - organized the garage this weekend in preparation for the pre-move inspection by the moving company.  I swear that Vic will end up on an episode of Hoarders - the Tool and Electronic Division!

I am thankful...for confirmed dates for our pack-out and pick-up - summer is the busiest season for household goods scheduling and I was happy to get our notification the same day I dropped off our paperwork.

From the kitchen...pork chops with Spanish rice - olé.

I am hearing...the clock ticking and the air conditioner running.
One of my favorite things...a great lunch with my Mustang Spouses group.  Moving from the enlisted to the officer ranks is an interesting experience for a military spouse and it's nice to have a group of ladies who have been there, done that...our get-togethers always make for interesting conversation.

I am still reading...Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters...I was intrigued so I downloaded it to my Kindle and I'm loving it.

A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week...working at the Tidewater Collection today, last TOSA lunch (with a field trip to the Virginia War Museum), baby shower on Thursday morning followed by inventory at the shop, more inventory on Friday, and finalizing the inventory over the weekend.  I hope we can knock it out on Saturday.

College Update...FIGs (First-Year Interest Groups) application is complete and Sophia got a spot in the Journalism group.  Next up is the registration date next week for SummerStart, the student and family orientation weekend along with advising and registration.  Can't remember if I explained FIGs before:
A FIG is a cluster of three courses: two general education courses (psychology and anthropology, for example) linked with a two-credit seminar (max. of 25 students). While the seminar itself is small, the general education classes (also known as “GURs”) are usually quite large: Those students enrolled in the FIG participate in the GUR courses the same way as other students enrolled in the courses, but also get the advantage of meeting together as a small group in the seminar. The learning community environment created by a FIG cluster can help students connect more quickly to university life, and foster a smoother transition from high school to college learning and expectations.
Volunteer Update...one turnover complete, STILL waiting for the shop co-managers to meet with the potential candidate for the second one.

Travel and Family Field Trips Update...we realized that we have less than 70 days left in Virgnia so we made a bucket list to knock out before we leave.  Number one was a visit to the Big Yellow Duck, the work of a Dutch artist, Forentijn Hofman, making its Virginia debut in Norfolk. The big yellow attraction has visited China, England, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Brazil.

After multiple attempts to take it on our own, we finally handed the camera to Sophia!

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