Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thank God it's Thursday!

Is it me or does it seem like each work week is dragging on and on before Friday finally arrives? By the time I get home, I am just pooped, like--every evening the past couple of weeks. Maybe it has just been hectic at work--especially lately. We have deadlines to meet and so many changes to make in the system (for both the fall '07 and spring '08 semester) that my brain is just spent by the time the afternoon rolls around.

Luckily, tomorrow is Nevada Day, a state recognized holiday to mark when the "sagebrush state" was admitted to the Union (became a state) in October 31, 1864. Years ago, legislatures hesitantly passed an assembly bill to celebrate Nevada Day on the last Friday of October (so state employees could have a three-day weekend. A parade would then be held the following day (Saturday)). So in observance of Nevada Day, the employees of our university will not be working tomorrow.

Thank God it's Thursday because I need an extra day off! My husband's mom, Maggie, and I are going to spend the day together and get a head start on our Christmas shopping. Then if I have time, I'll start painting our kitchen. (Yes, we finally committed to the two colors for the ceiling and walls of our kitchen.)

[Oh yes...with respect to the photo posted above, John and I are not big Halloweeners (is there such a word or I should have just said we are not big into celebrating Halloween) but since the divisions at work are having a Halloween decorating contest, I got a little bit too much into the spirit and started decorating our house starting with the entry way. There are now fake spider webs, caution signs, mock tombstones, and a "Beware" curtain on the front door but our decorations are not nearly as grand as our friends, Sean and Fawn's are--not even close. They have a Halloween party every year and we always have a great time. But this year, we'd like a little more eye appeal for the kids that will come knocking on our door; more than just bare stucco walls.]

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