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Favorite time of the year

My favorite time of the year has started!  It begins as the play-clocks of college football start up, rolls into Halloween, transitions into Thanksgiving, quickly moves to Christmas, and is followed up by some grey, and hopefully cold & snowy days of Winter. 

Of course, those play-clocks started to run last night, and I couldn't be happier.  It's a new day at Texas Tech.  A new era of Coach Kliff Kingsbury.  I'm so excited.  How excited?  I feel like this commercial sums it up...


If you are confused by Dirk's "Gameday" parody because you haven't seen the Geico "Hump Day" advert, do yourself a favor and check out the camel.

Binder Covers

Because I'm Associate Faculty, I don't have an office on campus that is dedicated to just me.  So for all intents and purposes, my Vera Bradley bag is my office.  My friend Abby gave me the "Vera" tote bag a couple of years ago and I love everything about it.  It fits my needs perfectly. 

I also have a notebook that I keep my notes, attendance, grade book, lesson plans, etc. organized for each class.  I decided last year, that it really makes me happier to have a pretty notebook, so I spent a little time today creating the covers for this semester's notebooks.

My Photoshop skills are severely limited (so I know that they could be much much cuter), but I was able to come up with a couple of fun covers.

I'm trying to decide which of these two options to use for my Texas Government class Option 1 I used the Vera pattern "Call me Coral" for the background.  It matches my Vera bag (and will go on a turquoise binder) Option 2 I used a fun Lilly Pulitzer J…

Playing Catch-up {Again}

I've been AWOL from the blog again.  You know you've been MIA for too long when you start getting text messages & calls from your friends wanting to know if everything is alright with you since you haven't blogged in a while.  While I wish I could say I won the powerball and have been so busy managing my millions that I failed to blog, my absence can actually be explained by far less mundane reasons like teaching and sickness. 

For the previous 5 weeks, I've been teaching two summer classes.  This means I left my house at 5:30 to get to my 6:00 class.  That class went to 8:00, then I had a 10 minute break before my 8:10 class started.  It went until 10:10, which meant I rolled into my house about 10:30 each night.  This was a Monday-Thursday deal.  For various reasons, I never got to bed before 12:30 (and often it was 1:30), and usually had to be in court by 8:30 the next morning.  I've been a little tired to say the least. 

The last week and a half, I've…