Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Desperately Seeking Rhythm 

I haven't been able to get into the swing of things yet this semester. Okay, so it's only the second week, but I just feel like I'm going moment to moment rather than being in the overall plan. The new commute from the new office location still hasn't become routine (and it's way time-consuming), the studying routine hasn't established fully yet, the student group activities are still in planning stages, I'm still wading around through various topic choices for my seminars. I need some anchors.

The Girl is going away for her annual Labor Day golf weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to get a handle on things during my annual Labor Day studying fest. But I'll probably spend most of it missing her.

One distraction will be Sunday's painting extravaganza, over at Not A Freak's house (perhaps she'll blog about it later - hint, hint). We're painting their kitchen in lovely Mexican fiesta colors. She assures me she's getting all the prep work done this week. I think knowing that I'm coming over is putting a helpful deadline sensation on it, unlike what I have with those last two kitchen cabinets. I'm apparently capable of putting those off indefinitely.

Yesterday the Student Bar Association (SBA) had a mandatory budget info meeting for all student organizations. It was helpful having all the information ahead of time, rather than the general procedure in the past which was along the lines of "Submit your budget according to our secret guidelines that we won't actually tell you, and if you include the secret codes and pass all our secret tests, perhaps we'll allocate one-tenth of what you requested. But we won't tell you how to access your newly awarded paltry funds. That's another gauntlet through which you must pass."

So it was great having the info, but now we've got to come up with actual budgets for the two groups on whose executive boards I sit. This means wrangling law students into more meetings. Not an easy task. It never ends.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:20 AM