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Day 571 - Being Successful
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      25 comments

"Success is a state of mind. If you want success - start thinking of yourself as a success." Dr. Joyce Brothers I was always a big fan of Dr... Read more
Day 564 - Medical Advice
Thursday, June 16, 2016      12 comments

It's nearing the end of our fiscal year, and I discovered that one of my fringe benefits (the funding of a health savings account from the community college district) hadn't happened. Because my extra benefits started September 1st, there was a ... Read more
Day 562 - Plans
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      17 comments

I received a message on Facebook last night from our pastor at the church in Sacramento. Andrew's parents asked if I would be willing to sing at the memorial service on Saturday. My heart felt twisted as I read the message - it's never easy to s... Read more
Day 559 - Fridays Off
Saturday, June 11, 2016      14 comments

Today was my first non-work day of the week, normally a day to go in and wrap up all the details that didn't get done Monday through Thursday. It's going to take some getting used to, and by the time I'm used to it, it will be time to go back to... Read more
Day 557 - Andrew Sisterson
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      13 comments

Andrew's life support was disconnected last night at 6:45pm. He passed away 15 minutes later. Thanks for all your kind words of love and support. His family will continue to need it in the months ahead. Tell someone you love them today... Read more
Day 556 - Happy Mind but Heavy Heart
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      19 comments

We interviewed 5 of the 6 candidates for our new counselor position today. It was a good day, but long, and the committee happily selected two candidates to go on to the second round with our college VP on Thursday. All of us would be pleased fo... Read more
Day 553 - Renewal
Sunday, June 05, 2016      20 comments

I've been meaning to write for a while, but there hasn't been time. Our anniversary celebration was delightful, and brought up tons of memories of the wonderful day in 2000 when we first said our vows to each other. We went out for a celebr... Read more
Day 549 - Honoring Teachers
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      18 comments

Chalk this up to one of those cosmic things that happen for a reason... IAMSUNNYHOWARD posted in a blog on Friday that she planned on getting on Saturday from a local farm called Schnepf's. My brain was flooded with memories of my high school sp... Read more
Day 544 - May Days
Friday, May 27, 2016      15 comments

I have posted my grades and completed my Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the semester. I've been asked to write some SLOs for some courses that don't currently have them posted. It has been a good experience to work a little more on course ... Read more
Day 541 - End of the Semester
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      14 comments

Today was the last day of the semester. I finished my grading, and was grateful that my one student that I wasn't sure was going to make it, did pass the class. He was so emotional in my office when he found out, it really touched my heart. He w... Read more
Day 538 - Graduation
Saturday, May 21, 2016      17 comments

Everything about today's ceremonies was amazing and uplifting. The certificate ceremony at 3pm to recognize all our students earning certificates in various disciplines from Early Childhood Education and Culinary to Water Treatment and Welding w... Read more
Day 537 - Coming to a Close
Friday, May 20, 2016      17 comments

Tomorrow is our graduation ceremony. It's a full day, with a breakfast for the graduates at 9am, where we will recognize those grads who had exceptional grade point averages. At 3pm, we have a ceremony for all those students who have earned cert... Read more
Day 535 - Joy
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      17 comments

I can't believe it's been 5 days since my last blog post! Boy, does the time fly this time of year! At the moment, I'm sitting in the classroom while my students take their final exam. My one student who showed up early because she is suppo... Read more
Day 530 - Conference, Day 2
Friday, May 13, 2016      15 comments

I ended up with some healthy, and not-so-healthy, choices for both breakfast and lunch today. Breakfast was not great - bagels and cream cheese (no whole grain that I could see), or sweet breads, danish pastries, and muffins. The bran muffin was... Read more
Day 529 - California Career Pathways Trust Grantee Network Institute
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      12 comments

That's the name of the conference I'm attending. And they say my title (Director of Campus Operations, Lake and Colusa County Campuses of Woodland Community College) is a mouthful! LOL I've already met a couple people at the networking soir... Read more

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