Like I said names are changed to protect the hard working person but I can’t believe Ana is saying to me and herself, shame on her for not applying for this mini gran as of yet. Believe you me I know what it is like to squeeze in on more thing to do in a very busy schedule.
Saturday we will work on the pond another day and hopefully we will have the day after Powwow or the next weekend to get it all done. There is not much time left. I forgot to tell Ana about the contest appointment which may be on the 22nd of April. The contact person wanted to come sooner, which could have worked except we will not be done with the pond. I will change the picture on this post later after tomorrow to show the progress.
This is another thing, I didn’t get any application by email like last year for the Powwow. Who knows if we will even have a booth. I will check on this on Monday.
The picture is of Dinky Creek, one we took a few years ago.
Despite the fact that I have not posted in about a week I still get a few views here and there on this site for various old posts. I never experienced that on the other blog sites I had been on a year or so ago.
Life has gotten really crazy for me in the last few days and once I get a few things resolved I may share some of the worst of the relationship issues that have occurred in my life in separate blogs.
On the professional side of things, yesterday was event filled. I got a grant a few months ago to build a pond on campus and now finally, almost at the end of the school year, we have most of the logistics of building it planned and handled. We have the work day planned as well. I was freaking out because one person told me that the rock that had been delivered was giant boulders. I have a wonderful coworker who is part of the program mentioned below who is a great partner in this project and she assured me the rocks were of the appropriate size. Of course, there could be jokes made where we ask, How big were those rocks? I found out I received another mini-grant which will pay for the plants around the pond.
One of the programs on campus which has been very beneficial to the students is not going to be continued next year. There could be hope for next spring, but the employees as part of this program can’t wait that long without a job. They will be moving on to somewhere else.
The viewing of microorganisms under to microscopes in biology went well today considering I used only the mud and water and algae from our fountain which is really not a pond. There is the cool site called a Virtual Pond Dip and we reviewed some of these in 1st hour before the microscope inquiry lab today. We did see hydra, rotifers, and stentors.
There is even more that happened yesterday regarding my volunteer work which I am not really at liberty to share, but it all worked out for the good. It was just stressful along with the personal stuff going on…well this explains why I am up at 4:30 a.m. writing on my blog because I can’t sleep. I did sleep some, but the last three nights I wake up after about 4 hours and usually don’t go back to sleep for more than cat naps after that. Uggghhh!