Exercise: The dogs and I have done some minor walking; not up to the 45 minutes/day but on the upward slope.
Family: My youngest son came down with chills and fever on Sunday evening, so he didn’t go back until Monday. My husband drove the ten-hour round trip, while I stayed with the dogs. They were in full “Protect the Mother” mode, barking at acorns dropping on the roof, a car door closing, pretty much continually. I shouldn’t complain, because if I’m honest, my husband had the worst ten hours of it. But also to be honest, I miss having a house at times like these.
I talked to my dad last night, and have a conference call with my siblings tonight, so despite the topics not always being cheery, the contact is better than it has been in some time.
Friends: I haven’t kept up with my friends as much as I would like. I used to be able to tweet and comment on blogs during breaks at work, but I have been too braindead–my apologies for disappearing 😦
Writing: I should be done with the article about the Latin Fathers by Thanksgiving. I have to say that I am glad to be done with that. The next one is a lot more fun. It’s more involved because there is more expansion needed to turn it from a conference paper into an article, but it’s a good subject and, if I do say so myself, I have a good platform on which to build.
My last blog posts were on Friday and Saturday: my Veterans’ Day and Closing of Ellis Island posts. They are somewhat experimental, in that I am taking a personal look at a historical event or place. I was feeling too icky to do much with the Veterans’ Day post, but my grandmother, who went through Ellis Island, had a interesting early life. I am doing more research on the drafts of a half-dozen or so more. Some of them are tied to specific dates in history, so I have some time to spread them out.
I mentioned Sunday that I was going to buy a Kindle with my next paycheck, which is tomorrow–woo hoo! I should be able to start on some book reviews, which I will intersperse with the other blog posts. There are several craft books that several of you have recommended that I have purchased in ebook, so I’m looking forward to adding those to the mix.
I also want to get back to the Tarot class that I ended up essentially abandoning last month 😦 I have several short stories, snippets, ideas that I want to revisit. I think the Tarot class gave me a way to look at them differently, and I’m excited about that.
Day Job: I am proud to say that I am still taking a few sick hours here and there when I find myself exhausted at noon.
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