Campus is starting to "wake up". By the time Dec. 11 rolled around (the day after the last day of finals), the place started to look like a ghost town. Campus activity had seen a drastic decrease. The week before Christmas was even worse because even the folks who worked on campus were gone - faculty, staff, etc. Everyone was beginning to take their annual leave.
This week, campus looks like someone who has just woken up from a long nap. Folks are beginning to return. Campus is stretching its arms and yawning, rubbing its eyes and getting ready for the new semester. I am waiting for Einstein's Bagels in the business building to reopen. They have a better (and cheaper) decaf mocha latte than Starbucks. I am also waiting for Smokey's in the UC to reopen. They have better food than Rocky Top Cafe. Just waiting for campus to finish waking up.
I still have to get books, supplies and figure out which building BEC is. I thought I knew most of the abbreviations for buildings on campus. Guess not. Ah, well. One learns something new every day.
I am learning that my canine children have no sense of time. I would love to be able to sleep until 6 (or later), but the canine children are up and fidgety at 5am. I have to get up and let them out in the cold. By the time they are taken care of, it's almost 6, so why bother going back to sleep? I would love it if they would sleep until 7am. Such is life with "children".
I just learned that some schools are already back in session, with exams starting as well. Yikes! To those of you who are in this situation, hang in there and have a great term! To those of us who have yet to start classes, get ready! It will be here before you know it!! Stay tuned . . .