Monday, January 31, 2011

a page and a third of another

A feature article on me in a newspaper. Longest article ever written about moi. Yes, my ego is showing. I even love the photograph.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

busy busy

I'm going to be featured in a publication. I love the whole thing about being interviewed and photographed and all the ego stroking.

Teaching. Love my class. Love them.

I almost have what I've wanted all my writing life. Almost. I'll share and celebrate when I have it completely.

Not much else. Life is good but it's kinda quiet.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quote for 1-18-11

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.

--Carl Sandburg

My newest grandson is soooooooooooooooooooo cute

A picture soon 'cause I'm waiting for my daughter to send them from her camera phone to my email.

I need to get a camera (had one but I gave it to my daughter) or a camera phone, something.

That, and one of those "Sexy Grandma" t-shirts! LOL!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Quote for 1-10-11

Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.

--Lawrence Block

I hear you're interested in buying a house. . .

I signed up for updates on listings from a realtor site in Vermont. Evidently they share info with a bank 'cause I got an email from the mortgage dept.

I'll get be getting back to that lady.

Yes, Gwendolyn, it's great to plan for the future but what about TODAY?

I need to get my syllabus done and posted for my class.

I need to get ready for tutoring.

I need to finish a story for this challenge I'm trying to complete. And the 15th is coming up fast!


I was in the paper weeks ago

A piece about New Year's Resolution. I said my only resolution was to get to Vermont.

I ran into people I knew and they'd comment that they saw me. This morning my supervisor mentioned that she'd seen it and asked when I was leaving. Not this semester, she said with a laugh because the spring term starts on Thursday.

I told her not until the fall and added that I was planning to talk to her about teaching an online course and she said yes.

She would love to keep me on.


Get certified (Ive begun some courses; technology's not so scary after all.LOL!) and it's a done deal. I would have the freedom to return to Las Cruces to meet with my class(es)-- you can come once a month, every three weeks, whatever works for you, my supervisor said.

Sweet, sweet serendipity.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Quote for 1-09-11

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched … but are felt in the heart.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

another grandchild on its way


The waiting is grrrrrrrr to the nth degree.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Quote for 1-04-11

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.

- Joan Baez

A house with claw-footed tubs

Most of the houses I'm looking at have hardwood floors - which I love- and stairs -which I love- but I have discovered one that has claw-footed tubs -- which I absoltely love!-- in the two bathrooms!

It was for sale but that didn't happen so now the owners are looking for someone interested in lease-to-own.

Am $100 away from paying off the line-of-credit at my bank here. The tax return pays off one car in order to get that off my credit report, which I need to pull so I can see what's there.

I'm going to buy a house. There. I've declared it, Universe. Have always been afraid of that for whatever reasons. I don't know how I'm going to do it-- but I didn't know how I was going to get a car and I ended up with two being financed for me-- so the 'knowing how' doesn't seem to matter.

I'm going to buy a house in Vermont in 2011.
I've declared it.
And I give thanks for and open myself to the positive response coming my way.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Quote for 1-03-11

In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen.

--William S. Burroughs

school is not yet in session

Tomorrow the university reopens but it turns out the answer was there in front of my face since December-- I have two university-related email accounts and in one, there was a message about a Blackboard-related training session. Hit the webpage url listed and BAM-- the Spring schedule for Blackboard training. Signed up for the introductory and will take a variety of other courses into the coming months.

Let my supervisor know that I'm interested in online teaching and ask about a fall class.

Get certified and then teach from anywhere, just like Steve had told me.

Coincidence? I think not.

Serendipity, I tell you.

But wait! There's more!

More pictures from Nashville.

There was no snow in Las Cruces on Friday, though the mountains were covered. Some flurries on Thursday but nothing was sticking:(

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Quote for 1-02-11

It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Hit the ground running

Tomorrow, the university opens back up and I've got to go find out about Blackboard Learning. The college in Vermont makes use of it and I have a plan: teach a NMSU class while living in Vermont. There are some things that I"m pursuing that would make it impossible for me to teach in Vermont, were they to hire me, in the fall. But teaching an online class/long-distance just may be possible.

Tomorrow I see if it is.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Quote for 1-01-11

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.

- David Ogilvy

Happy Tabula rasa!

Don't you love the feel of a new year? I do.