Saturday, July 18, 2009

xkcd rocks!

After a several-week drought from reading xkcd, I find that some of the recent comics have been very relevant to my life -- that is, I have found some of these things happening to me at times... notably:

I've been doing this with various TV series (I'm gradually Netflixing some of the better ones from a long time ago...)

I have had this sort of thing happen when in a group...

Plus, I saw this gem last time I checked in. (It hasn't happened to me but I just like it.)

Monday, July 06, 2009

getting rid of STUFF

I spent a lot of time yesterday sorting through books (and other things, but mostly books) trying to make myself unload a lot of them. I'd hoped to be able to post a list of the books here in case any of my readers want any of them, but so far that hasn't come together. It probably won't, I guess, since the boxes of books are out in the car already... but I am not getting rid of any family heirlooms or anything irreplaceable. Don't worry.

If there is anything in particular that you are looking for, ask me. I'm in a giving-stuff-away mood! Remember that any urgent requests need to be phoned in -- I still don't have internet at home so access is sporadic! (Like, tomorrow [Tuesday] I don't think I will be able to get online at all. Wednesday afternoon, maybe.) But, good news: Friday I am getting internet at home again!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

June in review

So, it's been awhile since I posted... a lot has been going on. There was
  • a graduation in Virginia (fun!)
  • a car wreck (not so fun) (don't worry, I'm okay, it was just the car that was totalled)
  • a trip to Chicago (mostly happy and very busy)
  • first and second Rock Hill students (both at Winthrop, about .5 mi. from my condo)
  • and a new [to me] car at the tail end of the month (sigh of relief, mostly).
And in between, babysitting, tutoring, and once again stretching myself a little *thin. (*Figuratively speaking only...)

People ask me how the sitting is going. Here is my take on it: they are a lot easier to manage when they are someone else's kids. Also, this: raising/caring for children is just like doing takes a lot of persistence, creativity and patience; there are a lot of things you have to do over and over again; people don't understand why you like to keep doing it so long; and it helps if you get a good night's sleep once in awhile.

Thank you to all of you who gave me the support I needed in so many ways to get through June, as well as the prior year. I couldn't have made it without you.