It was just here last week. Now it's rainy and cool, like fall. It's August, nature! Bring back our pool weather!
Mom starts her last semester of actual course work on Monday. That's a three week break between summer and fall semesters. Not enough time to do anything! She's been alternating between sleeping a lot (which we like) and cooking (which we also like). And going to her regular job, of course.
|Our chest freezer. Those blue lidded containers are our food.|
She usually spends the summer cooking meals to freeze for those crazy days when she barely has time to eat. But because of classes, she saved all of it for now. And she still doesn't have enough stuff! But she did what she could.
There's peach/blackberry muffins for breakfast, vegetables and chicken pot pies (a first!). That ought to get her through a few weeks. Plus, she got a Foodsaver vacuum sealer and has been going nuts, sealing stuff. Nerd.
And awesome news! After four years, mom finally moved from a cube to a real office with a door!
And she got a reserved parking space and everything!
|See how the walls go all the way to the ceiling!|
It even has a water view, if you squish to one side and look left.
|If you look beyond the blue roof, that's the Elizabeth River.|
|But the gallery of us is the best view of all.|
No, she didn't get a promotion or a raise, just what the job deserved from the beginning. If your people work in a cube farm, they will understand. For anyone who hasn't experienced that joy, it's a really big deal. Mom is the only woman supervisor and the only supervisor without an office. Now she feels that her position is respected. If one supervisor has an office, they all should. And now they do!