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Re: Moving Forward Toward Better Health

Post by Pedidoc on Wed May 09, 2018 8:15 am

Meant2Move wrote:Love the sound of those tasty treats.  

Good riddance to the nasty one, you will show the school what a difference having a competent and capable person in a key role makes!

I hope so. They are a bit baffled that I do not get up in arms and flip out over issues. Yesterday I had a faculty flipping out over an email a student sent to a professor (nothing really wrong, just could have been worded better). The student is graduating and the faculty was determined to "scold" her for her unprofessional behavior (how she interpreted the email - without tone it could be interpreted more than one way). She could not believe that I told her she was spinning her wheels over an issue with a student who will be gone Saturday. Essentially to pick her battles. She asked me multiple times hoping I would change my mind and come up with a way to "punish" the student - not going to happen.
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Re: Moving Forward Toward Better Health

Post by Pedidoc on Wed May 09, 2018 8:15 am

The Walrus wrote:Your kitchen must smell wonderful!

Yes, nothing like the smell of baking! Laughing
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Post by Pedidoc on Wed May 09, 2018 8:24 am

Great sleep last night.  Lights out somewhere between 8:30-9, as I was tired from the two long physically and mentally exhausting days.  I got up early enough to have time for coffee and catch up before starting to get ready.

I have a conference call later this morning.  Afterwards, I am off to meet my personal shopper to find a dress to wear to the wedding.  Then I go to the surgeon to be tapped hopefully for the last time.

Late yesterday I found out I am not changing offices.  The university is putting the Dean of graduate programs in the office that is being vacated.  The provost was worried I would not take it well and was surprised when my Dean told him that I said well that is one thing off my to do list for the summer! The office does not make the position the person does, so I am fine where I am.  I have a nice office with a big window and it is close to the printer and copier!


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Re: Moving Forward Toward Better Health

Post by Narrowminded on Wed May 09, 2018 8:38 am

Pedi you have such a wonderful attitude about this new position and where you’ll reside performing the duties.

Glad you were able to put out a fire that won’t matter in a few days anyway.
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Post by tomi1000 on Wed May 09, 2018 4:11 pm

You need to be cloned --- there are so many places around the country, heck the WORLD! that need leaders like you.!
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Post by Pedidoc on Wed May 09, 2018 5:11 pm

Narrowminded wrote:Pedi you have such a wonderful attitude about this new position and where you’ll reside performing the duties.

Glad you were able to put out a fire that won’t matter in a few days anyway.

It always amazes me that people are not better at choosing their battles. Maybe raising 4 sons gave a better perspective than most! Rolling Eyes
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Post by Pedidoc on Wed May 09, 2018 5:12 pm

tomi1000 wrote:You need to be cloned --- there are so many places around the country, heck the WORLD! that need leaders like you.!  

I'm not sure I would go that far.....
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Post by Pedidoc on Wed May 09, 2018 5:12 pm

Found a dress for the wedding and another for friend's son's wedding. They both are being altered and I will pick them up next week.
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Post by The Walrus on Wed May 09, 2018 6:32 pm

I’m sure that raising four sons taught you to pick your battles! Possibly the most valuable of all life skills.

Dress shopping- going to be doing that myself soon:)
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Re: Moving Forward Toward Better Health

Post by Pedidoc on Thu May 10, 2018 9:23 am

The Walrus wrote:I’m sure that raising four sons taught you to pick your battles!  Possibly the most valuable of all life skills.  

Dress shopping- going to be doing that myself soon:)

Having 4 boys teaches you many life skills:
1. pick your battles
2. how to move an army
3. organization
4. flexibility
5. always expect the unexpected
6. if it is quiet drop everything and check on them

I got the dress for son's wedding, a dress for friend's son's wedding, 3 dresses I can wear for work (new role), a navy cardigan, a couple of tops for work, a new pair of black slacks (for work because the ones I have are starting to not stay up), 2 casual dresses (can wear to work in the summer), and a cute pair of denim blue booties. So a mini wardrobe update while I was there. It took 2 hours and that includes having the alterations pinned. I brought some home and will pick up what needed alterations a week from today. I love, love, love using my free personal shopper.
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Post by Pedidoc on Thu May 10, 2018 9:27 am

Great sleep last night - somewhere around 8-9 hours. Up, cleaned up, doing the coffe and catch up thing. I have about 90 minutes to finish getting ready and packed before we hit the road to San Antonio. My good friend is graduating with her MBA and we are going to celebrate with her.
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Post by Narrowminded on Thu May 10, 2018 9:59 am

Sounds like an amazing shopping trip. How nice. Hope you have a safe drive.
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Post by Lovebird on Thu May 10, 2018 10:10 am

Well done on your shopping. Sounds like a very successful trip with lots of nice things added to your closet.

Have fun with the celebration. Good for her!

Good news on not having to move office.
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Post by tomi1000 on Thu May 10, 2018 2:18 pm

Happy travels!

What fun to have all those new clothes!
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Post by Meant2Move on Fri May 11, 2018 8:09 pm

Pedidoc wrote:a new pair of black slacks (for work because the ones I have are starting to not stay up)

Well done!
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Re: Moving Forward Toward Better Health

Post by tomi1000 on Mon May 14, 2018 2:49 pm

How was weekend away? Its very odd to not see your posts daily.......... you've been missed.
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Post by Lovebird on Wed May 16, 2018 1:17 am

Kathi! Hope you had a great weekend with your friend and got home safely.
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Post by perennialpam on Wed May 16, 2018 6:36 am

Hope all is well and you are simply having too much fun to enter here.
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Post by Narrowminded on Wed May 16, 2018 8:03 pm

Missing you as well
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Re: Moving Forward Toward Better Health

Post by Pedidoc on Thu May 17, 2018 4:54 pm

tomi1000 wrote:How was weekend away?  Its very odd to not see your posts daily.......... you've been missed.

The weekend was good but busy.
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Post by Pedidoc on Thu May 17, 2018 4:54 pm

Lovebird wrote:Kathi! Hope you had a great weekend with your friend and got home safely.

Got home safe mid-afternoon Sunday after we had brunch with our friends.
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Post by Pedidoc on Thu May 17, 2018 4:55 pm

perennialpam wrote:Hope all is well and you are simply having too much fun to enter here.  

Sunday, I had to unpack, do laundry, and repack to head out to the faculty retreat early Monday morning.
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Post by Pedidoc on Thu May 17, 2018 4:56 pm

Narrowminded wrote:Missing you as well

Sorry, the retreat was at a beach house owned by one of the faculty and the internet was spotty.
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Post by Pedidoc on Thu May 17, 2018 5:07 pm

I am home and all is well. Lots to share.

Visit with friends was great. Her graduation was very meaningful as she is the first in her family to have a college degree and now has a masters. We went to a brunch buffet for Mother's Day before we left to drive home.

Saturday evening I got a text from youngest asking what my dress for the wedding looked like and could I send a picture. I told him it was being altered and I would get it this week and why. Apparently, the bride's mother got a royal blue dress and the bride is not happy that it is blue, which sucks because mine is navy blue and sparkly. So I told him and he said no blue. I said it is the blue one or it will be black. He actually said wear the black. I told him I had a couple of options and would send pictures when I get everything in one place.

Got home, unpacked, did laundry, repacked, and cooked soup for dinner. Went to bed early because I had to get up by 4 am Monday.

Did some work on campus Monday morning while waiting for the rest of the carpool to show up. Got everything loaded up and had a lovely drive to Bolivar Island. After we unloaded at the house, we had a seafood lunch. Most of the other faculty showed up that afternoon. We spend Tuesday and Wednesday working on the curriculum and team building. I believe we had a successful time and set ourselves up for a productive future.

Packed everything up and left early enough that I got home about 1 today. I have done two loads of laundry, gone through the mail, opened packages, and in general got caught up. Sausage and kale soup for dinner.
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Post by Greensprout on Thu May 17, 2018 8:51 pm

Happy to see you back.  Very amusing about the dress colour conundrum. Very out of my realm of understanding, really, does it matter?  I suppose its all about the bride... Shocked
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