Our blog has followers! I wish I had more to say, and more time to say it for our followers. Work is incredibly busy, in my line of work its always busiest in the fall, and its even busier because I'm still learning some of it - I started in November of last year so I'm finishing up the first cycle of getting through all of the various reports we have to do (and getting a better understanding of some that I saw the end of last year), and since its a legislative year there are some extra ones. I also see that in the spring they have some earlier deadlines because the legislature is in session! I feel a little silly but sometimes have to forward stuff to my boss and ask - is this something I need to complete or send to someone else? oh well, comes with the territory of learning a different job. There are more reports to the state then I could've ever imagined. We'll get them all done, it just seems like a never-ending task to get all of the information and make sure its consistent across the reports.
Today at work was Sustainability Day, so in the morning there was a small farmer's market and giveaways of some earth-friendly items. In the afternoon I went to see a short video and panel discussion about consumption and sustainability and the school's and my own role in it. From Wikipedia: Sustainability is "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" The ideas of reduce, reuse, recycle all go along with the ideas of sustainability and living in a sustainable way. I am by no means an expert on it, but am interested in ways to make my footprint a little smaller. The video showed an artist who depicts how much we consume using photography and Photoshop. It is an interesting way to get the point across and eye-opening to see how much we all consume. It makes me wonder what I can do, I try to do what I can in small ways - bring reusable bags to the grocery store, recycle plastic at work, use an insulated cup rather than disposable cups. I'm not a tree-hugger by any means, but definitely want to do what I can to leave this Earth in good shape for those who come after me.
I also have to make sure to sustain myself, so I'm taking a vacation day on Friday to fully enjoy my birthday weekend. Probably not the best idea with how busy we are, but I wanted to take the day off and the work I don't get done will be waiting for me on Monday. We're going to a Weezer concert tomorrow night, so by taking the day off I can enjoy the concert and get to sleep in a little bit since it'll be a late night. I'm looking forward to having a day off and have plans to go and early vote (I really know how to live it up, huh?)
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