Friday, June 1, 2007


I am so glad it's Friday. It's been a long week for only having 4 work days in it! LOL! I've been especially busy since I have been working on 4 different grants this week - 3 of which are due on Tuesday, June 5th. Grant submissions go in cycles so there are guaranteed times throughout the year when, as the departmental Grant Specialist, things are NUTS! Now, if these grants would only get funded. With the current administration in Washington DC the importance of research has faded quite a bit and the funding has been cut dramatically. This is very difficult and discouraging when you work in a department at a University that is more than 85% research. Here's to the winds of change blowing in a new and enlightened administration in 2008!

Tania and I went off campus for lunch today. We ran by the post office so she could check her mail and then headed to Taco Time for a quick bite. I had a Super Soft Taco w/ Chicken and 1 regular crunchy taco w/ a bottle of water. It filled the empty spot - without over filling it - but dang, I am starting to really feel hungry. (Oh, it's the first Friday of the month - maybe Jim and I will head to JP's for Prime Rib. Yum-O!) After Taco Time, we briefly stopped at the comicbook store so Tania could see if her "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" comix were in - Unfortunately, they weren't and she's going to have to get her "geek fix" some other way this weekend. LOL!

No big plans for the weekend... A little yard work, some housework, some laundry... nothing too exciting - but all of it necessary.

1 comment:

Margo Clift said...

Sounds like very hard and responsible duties. Hope you make your deadline.
Maybe, Mitt Romney! I would consider him very enlightened.
Yum, Prime Rib. Daddy and I attended a wedding and
reception in McMinville last night and had a wonderful sit down, Prime Rib dinner. Loved it!
Topped off with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, D-Lish
I thought you may be going to Katie's Graduation on the weekend. Would like to have gone, but thought better of it.
Will be attending Kolt Gunter's Graduation next weekend as well as our (adopted) Grandaughter Maria Thackeray.
Boy it is hard when you have to choose between two good things. Timing is key. With 2 graduation ceremonies and two parties.
Love Mom