Archive for July, 2011

A Time of Reflection

The County Fair is a time of showing off accomplishments from the past year for many 4-H members and their families.  It is also a time where we can look back at the last year of our interactions with these young people and think about what we can do better.

It is a time to begin planning for the next year of educational programming and thinking about what we want things to look like a year from now.  As I was cleaning up my office on Friday I realized that there are a lot of things that I am looking forward to working on in the next 366 days (YAY Leap Year!) but in order to do so, I’m going to have to do a lot of cleaning…cleaning out my office and my calendar of things that are not helping me get to that place.

Tomorrow starts a new year!


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IPad = Lower Productivity

It’s not a good time at work to not be productive…but when I picked up my Ipad yesterday in Lincoln, I couldn’t help but spend the rest of the day looking at apps and playing around with them.

I can’t wait to see how this will impact my programming and what I can share because of this new tool!

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Uncluttering One Room at a Time

Last summer I moved into my current apartment. I foolishly did not clean anything out before I moved. My second bedroom looks like I just moved in!

A year from now, I will be getting married and moving (if not sooner) again then.

On Friday I started cleaning things up…I am tired of living like this and feeling like my stuff controls me and not the other way around. I know I am not nearly as bad as the people of Horders, but it worries me!

I got rid of two garbage bags of clothes and some recycling too. My biggest challenge is filing and not piling. That is the task of the week…even though it is the week before fair and I should be concentrating on getting sleep.

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Nebraskan’s and The Big Ten

I haven’t always been a fan of the move for Nebraska to the Big Ten. Nebraskans don’t know or understand our traditions. I know they will respect them…but now that they are officially a conference member, the talking heads of radio are spouting off about the Big Ten like they have always been members of our conference.

I know that these people are not your average day fans that are learning and respecting the Big Ten schools and traditions. It is still annoying!

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Where do you want to visit before you die?

Last Christmas, my mom got me a day to day calendar made by the writers of 1,000 places to see before you die. I’ve been saving the ones that seem interesting to me. But what if it is really the ones I am not so keen on seeing, the ones I toss aside, that are really the ones worth seeing?

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Welcome to the Big Ten, Nebraska!

I hope you enjoy your time in our conference and that your fans remember that they are the new kids on the block, so not to get too full of themselves.

I hope you learn that our traditions are just as important to our conference as Texas was to the Big 12. And don’t mind Wisconsin…they are just obnoxious, to everyone!

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