I am blogging from a lounge in a hotel in my state’s capital. I am furtively looking around to make sure none of my colleagues are around. I am thinking of moving closer to a corner so I will be less visible. Most people sneak off to hotels to rejuvenate their sex lives. I had to come … More I don’t want my arm to be re-adjusted, either
I am in my fifth day at my new job, and I am already equal parts elated-overjoyed-invigorated and freaked-the-hell-out. It’s too much to explain now, but here are some things for you to consider: for the first time in years I am being listened to at work–by adults; I am legally parking in the same faculty/staff … More Bang bang
Quick–tell me what you see when you hear the word “sew.” If you’re like me you are picturing a warmly lit room, reminiscent of a Renaissance painting, possibly involving a fireplace and a large somnolent dog curled up at the feet of a woman whose only thought in the world is the careful placement of her needle in the … More The fabric whisperer
All the World’s a Stage In preparation to put my house on the market in the next month, I have started, at mother’s insistence, the process of “staging” my house for resale. I have been reading articles on HGTV’s website and looking at pictures of houses for sale on a real estate listing website, and here … More Don’t try this at home: two cautionary tales
Let me start by saying that this getting up an hour before the kid has been working out pretty well for me, but not so much for my writing habit, which is why I started doing it in the first place. I won’t bore you with reasons why I haven’t been writing, but they are … More Just shoot me
A little over a month ago I purchased a bathing suit for the first time in years–a real, whole bathing suit, not just a tankini top here and a tankini top there from random department store sales that I would wear with shorts because I refused to let anyone see my ass. This was an actual suit, … More Sometimes being a girl is an adventure, and I’m just not the adventurous type
That doesn’t really sound exciting does it? I know, I know. I am pretty much always at home, unless I am at work, and that’s not particularly exciting either. Not nearly as exciting as, “Greetings from the sunny South Carolina coast!” See, now there’s something new and different. Except that I am no longer on … More Greetings from the dim light of my bedroom!
This was about to be one of those sorry introductions about how I haven’t blogged in weeks because this is such a busy time for people in the education field, and how even though I’m not in the classroom anymore I am just not in the mindset to sit down and actually put words on a page. … More What, you want a title too?
I am tampering with perfecting my blog design. Bear with me.
I forgot that tonight was “career night” in my library administration class. We were instructed via email to dress professionally, as if we were attending an interview. When I got to class I had a smiley face sticker on my right boob, snot on my left shoulder, and enough cat hair on my black polo … More First I had a hissy fit and then I fell out*