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June 17, 2008

Finished at Last

Filed under: Uncategorized — by patbrown @ 8:46 pm

I am finally finished with my room.  I only had about 10 minutes left to close shop when I went in last night, but I found myself feeling sentimental about leaving the room I have been in for the past 5 years.  I feel as if I’m leaving a piece of myself behind–which hopefully for the new occupant I haven’t.

Anyway, I cleaned out the defrosted refrigerator which will go on to another school as soon as the student is assigned to it.  Her mother wants her at one school while some of us feel she’d be better somewhere else.  Often, having one’s child in a building where one works creates more problems than one wants to admit.  What will be will be, however.

I sat at my desk and downloaded information I have yet to read.  I thought I’d read it this a.m. on my way in, but I didn’t get around early enough.  Then, I thought about the new room arrangements.  Early in the day, someone named Randy? called the house to ask what room I was being moved to.  I didn’t know any Randy and wondered if my husband had misunderstood the name–Earl?  Perhaps Scott?  Luckily, he was able to tell the location of ;the room–a kindergarten room just north of the office.

So, I continued sketching things out on a sticky note but didn’t leave it at school.  I figured it would get lost in transition–and perhaps translation.  I was also dreading the walk over to the Illini Union to make arrangements for a group next year.  Apparently, different students have been answering and doing emails for the head honcho and things got lost in translation–really lost.  Rather than explaining over the phone, I said I would walk over to discuss it in person which the head honcho thought was a great idea.  So, after class and before the hike up Mt. Everest (aka 5th Street & Daniel Parking Garage’s top floor) to my van, I’m off to the IU.  This is one major reason why emails don’t always work.

I find myself procrastinating about tonight’s activities.  My body says to rest up, but my guilt says to fulfill your obligations.  And, I need to get with it on my demo.  Each day as it gets closer to my time, I get more concerned about how lamebrain my demo will be, especially compared to the rest.  The only positive thing I can think of is that it’ll be different–way different.





  1. Guilt. What would we do without it? I am sure you will pull everything together when you have to. Don’t we all work better — or work — under pressure? And different is good. What benefit will it be if all our presentations are the same?

    Comment by rayburnblog — June 18, 2008 @ 7:17 pm |Reply

  2. Ah, the joys of moving rooms. You certainly seem to have taken the task quite seriously, as seems to be true with everything you do. You’re a stable and motivating presence at the SI. I know everyone is very glad to have you there!

    Comment by Scott Filkins — June 19, 2008 @ 2:14 am |Reply

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