It has been a busy few days since last Wednesday. I found out that the president of the university approved my tenure, so I am not completely crazy to have bought a house. We had a break from packing for (wait for it) cleaning! I suppose I had let spring cleaning go this year, but it is finally nice out and I’ve opened all the windows while I scrub counters and walls and get cobwebs out of corners. I decided the idea of the house looking staged was not my problem, so I took down and carefully packed all our framed pictures. Now at almost the close of the weekend, we can manage to make the place look neat with a few hours notice.
As for goals, my writing has been slow this past week. I had to catch up on a course for work that is, well, just awful. It ends this week, thankfully, with a group project, not so thankfully. I did spend a massive amount of time decluttering my cubicle at work this past week. I noticed that someone had come into my cube to look at the nice writing notebooks I had on my desk, which weirded me out a bit. I therefore decided that I had to have a desk where people who want to snoop at least have to put things back. I had locked away all sensitive personnel stuff, but it still bothers me that someone was going through my personal stuff I had left out.
Part of the decluttering uncovered my notes from when I gave a talk about my non-fiction project in 2014, especially pictures of the illuminations I spoke about. I was very happy to find them, even though I have some cryptic notes from people talking to me after the paper that I can’t quite decipher. My mother had passed away two weeks earlier, so I didn’t give a great presentation or take great notes of what people said afterwards.
Also on the plus side, I have gotten back into my World War II story. My war bride wouldn’t talk to me for almost a year, but she decided to confide in me, and hasn’t stopped talking since, not that I’m complaining.
Well, the packing is calling to me again, so I will leave you with the link to the rest of the RoWers. Give them a visit and some encouragement–we are in the middle of the Round, and determination often fails at this point.