Now I’m wondering why I decided to apply for the workshop last week, AND take the online course on curriculum design, AND attend the conference next week in Hawaii… oh, and today, one of only two days at home before I head out on the next set of trips, I’m on the committee for a doctoral defense… Thank goodness that a couple of students were interested in teaching for our summer engineering camp for girls today, or I would have been totally booked up without a bathroom break!
As for San Diego, I must say I enjoyed some mighty fine hospitality. My colleague from Univ. of San Diego, who I actually don’t know all that well, picked me up at the hotel, and took me and her family up to Oceanside on the train for lunch and a stroll. Then I spent the night at the home of friends of mine who had to be away for the weekend, but who graciously invited me to use their beautiful home. The picture below is the view out the back window…yup, that would be the Pacific Ocean in the background.
I have a meeting in Baden at the motherhouse tomorrow night, and then Thursday evening we start our Congregational retreat in preparation for our Chapter next summer. I’ll be skipping the last day of the retreat to catch an early morning flight to Hawaii, where I’ll be cutting it close getting to a 2:00 meeting there. Thanks to the CSJ’s in Honolulu, I’ll have a ride from the airport to my hotel, and then to the Convention Center, to give me at least a decent shot at getting to the meeting on time.
I must admit, I haven’t been able to keep up with responding to your comments lately, and I apologize for that. I don’t know how much I’ll be able to do for the next several weeks, especially during retreat later this week and my own directed retreat that I’ll start when I return from Hawaii on July 6. But when I get back to Detroit around the middle of July, I should be able to get back on a regular schedule.
I hope to make one more post before retreat starts on Thursday…and I’ll probably write about the retreat itself, kind of a way for me to prepare myself interiorly.