Monthly Archives: November 2014

In the Dark

Umm, yeah… It is 430pm and DARK outside. Winter is coming, so is Christmas, so is Christmas break- and I have to say: I’m excited!

This whole day I’ve been in the dark.

Should I do this? Or that?
What does this mean?

However, the weekend is still mine if you remember, and I am going to make it count, light or no light.



Molasses on a Thursday

I’m moving through molasses. Everything seems sluggish and muted. The weekend is mine- and I plan on maximizing recovery time.

Now though, the day must continue. More conversations, more activities.

Next up, Crim 101- Corporate Crimes. Then, Sam and Jess eat Chinese and go to the movies; makes me smile just thinking about it.

And finally, Sam sleeps like the dead (until at least 8am Friday morning).

Later Alligators ๐Ÿ™‚

As if they know nothing

A General Plea:

Common sense and common courtesy, professionalism and effective problem solving ability.ย Under the circumstances, it’s not a lot to ask. But apparently it is still too much.

How many times must I explain this?ย How many hoops must I jump through under threat of harsh penalty before you clap and grin, declaring, “Case closed!”?

I have done all I can to protect and educate myself, to ensure you are well informed.

I am at your mercy.

How can you behave so recklessly?

3 Days Grace

Friday was good.
Saturday was ok.
Sunday was better.

I am in the midst of a confounded spreadsheet.
For the past few days my life has been on repeat.

Re-wear, re-view, re-do, re-write, re-learn, re-think, re-watch, re-read re-heat… REPEAT!

For example: I have been trying to finish a container of tomato sauce and a container of greens for about a WEEK now. I’ve kinda had my fill of spaghetti and salad ๐Ÿ™‚

Dinner tonight marked the last pasta dish for a while ๐Ÿ™‚ But I will have to take vegetarianism to a whole new level if I am to finish the greens on time.

Grandma called to invite me to dinner, but I had to turn her down- I had a bit of homework that needed doing, and an internet connection.

“Alright, don’t worry about me,” she says, “l’ll just be eating it for the next three days then,” she laughs.

I reply with, “I know exactly what you mean.” ๐Ÿ™‚

Still, today I actually felt like I accomplished something worthwhile, which was great. Like I was productive and focused.

So, as reward to myself, I have officially declared the evening “homework free.” And I intend to enjoy every minute of it ๐Ÿ™‚

Just for fun

Random Sunday wordplay by Sam. Make of it what you will ๐Ÿ™‚



My laptop ancient and loveable.

Feeling fabulous in wretched lenses,
biker gear and checked bottoms with a creative hem.

Hair soft, framing face.

Dark eyes: intent.
Mug: steaming.

Quiet mind, quiet day, quiet hour.

Hey you! Smile! Just for fun.
Laundry to be done.
Tunes to be sung.

Life to live.
The end.


Fall Back

Version 2.0

I love fall.ย Actually, come to think of it, if I had to pick one, fall would probably be my favorite season.

I have nothing on my “Must Absolutely Be Done Today” list. And that is wonderful.

Things have been crazy busy lately, and my head was spinning so fast that on more than one occasion it actually spun right off!ย So, I’m taking everything back to basics, and so far it seems to be working! Hooray! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a solid sleep and I’ve been puttering contentedly around my pad in pajamas, drinking hot chocolate and re-watching and re-reading favorite episodes and chapters.

I love that I got an extra hour today. I love that I finally have time to think (not the over, under or backwards kind- just the clearheaded, straightforward kind).

I’ve been planning my next moves. Now I have to execute them.

And I know I can.

Bon Chance! ๐Ÿ™‚