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My Magic Number is 5

April 25th, 2017 at 06:03 pm

No, not the lottery, but that's how many sessions of each of my classes I have left. Circle the date in red: May 11! I cannot remember when I've been so happy to have a semester over. I think it's the combination of being here vs London this spring, my brand-new class, and the ongoing budget cuts.

I've had a fun week. I drove with colleagues to a small river town on the MN/WI border called LaCrosse to give a presentation at a teaching symposium. It's a pretty town with the beautiful Mississippi bluffs. They all went out for dinner after our session on Thursday, but I ate the free lunch and was upgraded to the fancy level at the hotel where I had a free glass of wine and appetizers. I stayed in all night and graded papers. Friday brought free breakfast, lunch at the conference, and my only food spending--a nice dinner at a beautiful supper club on the river bluffs. It was fun to be with my buddies, though none of them would be my ideal traveling companions. And we always talk too much about work. I did buy a pretty scarf and some earrings at a local shop.

My adjunct class ended last night with hugs all around. What a nice group of women. And I spent hours today evaluating capstone projects so that'll add some $$$ to the bank account in June. The next adjunct session starts in two weeks.

I've also cashed $50 out of Swagbucks which will go into my 100K goal. And I found a penny in the parking lot. Today's biggest find was a very cute outdoor wrought iron plant holder marked "Free" curbside on the way home. I love it! It's missing one terra cotta pot but is sturdy and fabulous.

5 Responses to “My Magic Number is 5”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    My college student is counting down the days, too!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Yay on magic number 5!

    Good find on the penny and the wrought iron plant holder!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad you had a lovely couple of days at your conference!

  4. starfishy Says:

    great idea to take advantage of the various no-cost food offerings and freeing up money to treat yourself to a pretty scarf and earrings! Smile

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm looking forward to school ending too - mainly for traffic reasons though. Smile

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