- I spent a good chunk of yesterday morning pulling out ivy roots and two ugly bush stumps from the side of the house, and I kind of loved it. It’s like battling evil forces under all that dirt. Hardy serpents and trolls fought me from their underground lairs, but my muscles and I emerged victorious.
- The first batch of my freelance writing assignments have arrived! Now I’m terrified! But in a good way!
- Now that we are leaving for Vermont in just over a month, almost every decision I make is somehow related to our annual shift from here to there. This change in outlook is always so welcome, yet always overwhelming.
- The girls and I went to see “Rio” right after Charlotte got off the bus from preschool yesterday. It was fine. It’s like so many other movies of this genre only with tropical birds.
- I had a phone interview earlier this week for a full-time teaching job this fall. It went pretty well, I think, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it led to an offer. It’s M-F, 9-5. That routine isn’t what I’m looking for, though I think I would really enjoy it. With homeschooling still part of our lives and this new writing/editing job I’ve got, how could it work? I don’t want to be part of the the inflexible 40-hour work week any more, and…
- I AM ready to leave it! How nice to be able to pick up and go somewhere in, say, mid-October? To actually be able to FINALLY attend the Ghost Ranch Writing Festival without taking any personal days?
- Weather.com has rain nearly every day in the ten-day forecast. That will take us into May, when I fully expect this wet crap to stop.