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30 May 2011

It's Memorial Day today. So, I will start off by saying thank you to our Men and Women in service to our Country. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice.
I slept in today... til 7am. I have finished one semester at CSU Stanislaus. Almost 6 months I have been running the food service, and it already feels like years. There is not a lot I can say "I don't know" about anymore, well except I don't know how a fall semester starts, oh and camps. Don't know about running camps yet. And big weddings. I know about big weddings... having done lots of those, but how they do big weddings is another story. So, nevermind. There is still an incredible amount for me to learn. We have done our over 1000 person event for the year.
The NCAA Track and Field Championships have come and gone, graduation is over.  I return to work tomorrow. I had 2 days off after putting in about 70 hours in 3 days. I slept a lot yesterday. Feel like I have been in a car crash, where no one got hurt.... you're just sore for days after. Talked to my Asst. Director, he felt the same.

There is a lot that goes on over the summer too, camps, weddings, dinners for the President, etc. Also, there will be canning going on because the sustainable garden will have an abundance of tomatoes! House made pasta sauce for the students to purchase...How cool is that? Hopefully it can be done efficiently. There is also a trip coming up to the Pac Northwest for a training seminar. And New Manager training in St. Louis MO sometime in July?

But, what I have been doing in the last 2 months that I neglect my blog? Learning. Learning about how to work in this new environment. Learning about people and how to bring my style of management and cooking techniques to a new level. The bar is set high in this position, they expect a lot. I find it hard sometimes to always have that extra mile in me. I try very hard to stay focused on what MY job is...even when what I am doing is completely foreign to me.

This last month has been particularly crazy... I have been working 6day weeks at about 14 hours a day since the beginning of May... and everyone has done it. It's because of events all over campus, graduation, sports championships (CCAA and NCAA), parties, dinners, employee appreciation, etc and etc.. AND, while all this goes on at work, Steven and I moved into a place of our own.

 It's been mildly stressful.  But I love it all and must say that these last 6 months have been a RIDE!!! WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A welcome change indeed!
I have some President dinners coming up in the next couple of weeks. I will include recipes and pics as usual. I still haven't found the good camera since we moved. I just wanted to give an update as to where I have been.
Next post... Grilled Mahi Mahi, Cornmeal Dusted Sweet Potato and Asparagus Frites, Cherry Cobbler (using the cherries that grow over the back fence!!!)