Short Blog Hiatus Needed

I am swamped. Short blog hiatus between now and March 15 may be coming.

During this 10 week quarter where I am teaching a class with 90+ students four days a week, the fluff time in my schedule is completely gone. It takes me about 3 to 4 hours to prepare each 1 hour lecture. I don’t want to even confess how long it takes me to grade 90+ exams. It takes a similar amount of time to create each weekly homework assignment and upload it to the online classroom. It’s a classroom based class but I put all of the lectures and homework online to make it easier for the students. Book and lecture confusing? How about an interactive FLASH demo of the covered material? Technology rules. Fortunately the publisher provides many of these resources to instructors.

While teaching is taking the majority of my time right now, I still need to fit in my administrative duties and keep my laboratory going. Fortunately, I’m blessed with great staff in my lab. My head technician has been with me for a number of years now. She has great skills and also reads my mind. Truly. I literally could not ask for more. She is watching over our guest scientist, our graduate student & our new tech. A colleague in Philadelphia is trying to create a consortium of those of us doing similar experiments. She is flying us together in mid-February to share data and formulate a strategic plan for getting our work done in a coordinated fashion.

There is lots going on behind the scenes in my life as an administrator (all of that I know but I can’t say stuff). If I am lucky, it will stay behind the scenes until my class is over.

BFL Cruise Challenge: diet is on target. Exercise has leaned heavily toward the shoveling snow variety. I am time challenged and yes my other responsibilities currently trump even my desire to win. Did you know that you could still create DOMS if you do one legged squats through an entire shower? Note: except when shaving legs, I’m not that coordinated. Last weigh in 130.8 so down a few pounds. My pants are looser.

The current issue of Fortune magazine had the following cover “Drink Wine and Live Longer.” Can red wine help you live forever? Personally I don’t want to live forever, but I do love my red wine.

Interesting things you may want to read about while I’m away:

  • Other fitness blogs: irene, amyella, kyra, julie, nico maggie, yoga girl, etc. see my list on the right frame.
  • Fun stuff in entrepreneurship: Tech Stars, summer 07 Boulder. This is so unbelievably cool. What a great educational opportunity. Application deadline 62 days.
2 comments on “Short Blog Hiatus Needed
  1. Kyra says:

    Enjoy the time away from the blog, and don’t get burried in tests or snow! 😉

  2. Irene says:

    One legged squats in the shower… Great idea!
    Come up for air every now and then! You’re one busy lady!