Sunday, July 31, 2011

I have packed and packed

and I still have 13 shelves of books to get into boxes! Stuff goes back into storage later this week until later this year when I get resettled in the Northeast.

I just want time to hurry, hurry.

And then not. . .

Friday, July 29, 2011

I gotta repack the luggage again

Still trying to take waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many books.

It's a beautiful cottage but. . .

Looking at houses 'cause I will need a place once I leave the Vermont Studio Center. A house on craigslist that's in the country -- from the outdoor photos, it appears pretty secluded. The hardwood floors throughout are gorgeous and the ad says the place is "safe" but I'm thinking "no" 'cause the house is on Elm Street. . .

Friday, July 15, 2011

I am certified

perhaps a bit certifiable, but in this case I am done with my training and am now able to teach online classes at the community college. Yay!

a dream come true

I may have a temporary job at a new Barnes & Noble. The bookchain took over the university bookstore some years ago and they have built this gloriously huge new store and they're hiring. I've got a little bit of time before I leave so I filled out an application to do some temporary work and when I called to check on it, the woman on the phone said she'd transfer me to the manager hiring who happened to have the exact name of a guy I know who worked for Barnes & Noble in the mall who'd previously worked at Waldenbooks anf for whom I'd review and promote books for their monthly discussion group.

Turns out he was one in the same.

Oh, yes I worked the "you know me" angle. Talked to him today and it is seems possible. Employees get a 35% discount on books.

I have always wanted to work at a bookstore. I applied at B Dalton's once but that didn't happen. I worked at the library but it's not the same; 'cause you can have 150 overdue library books in your dorm but eventually you're gonna have to return them;-)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm getting my hair cut today

I am considered a black woman with "good hair." As a child I had really long hair. I've let my hair grow and I've cut it short-- once shaved to the scalp in the back-- over the years. Extensions and weaves, though there is nothing like your natural hair.

I'm off now to get a hair cut 'cause my hair is long enough to be cut in the style I want.

it rained again last night and I was way happy

it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay humid now and my happiness, uhm, not so much

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Thunder is rumbling and light flashes through the semi-open blinds. It's time to go dance in the rain.

Packed redux

The kitchen is cleared of the cows, roosters, pigs and occasional chickens. Turtle collection in boxes ( that I got from Barnes & Noble and that was no easy feat. Only a few bears were ever out because I've got six buckets of bear stuff and there was just no room even though the house is huge. Next house they will have a room of their own.


I want to take more writing/creative stuff than the designated luggage will allow so I've chosen a larger one. The Center people are going to be like "Look, we didn't say you could move in!"

Am undecided about the clothes to take but I've pulled my cardigans and light sweaters. Jeans and skirts. I tell myself I can buy clothes when I get there and I can and probably will 'cause I want to take books. As many as I can.

Quote for 7-12-2011

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.

Viktor E. Frankl

Sunday, July 10, 2011

so behind

on stuff I was hoping to complete. Have spent time on things that were not my own and now I'm seeing the time and energy it's cost me.


PODS does not

pick up from where I'm at nor does it deliver to where I'm going.

I was thinking about U-Haul -- when I was trying to move years ago, I thought I might drive a truck cross country -- but not interested in that now. I think they have a similar program like PODS. Gonna have to check that out. Otherwise it's ABF.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Pass the Orville Redin-- what's his name

Everything my father had was passed to my mother which is now to be passed to their children and the craziness is about to begin, if you know what I mean.

I need boxes

for the books. Not an easy task- copying places appear to recycle their boxes almost immediately.

The hardest thing is not moving the books, but the bookshelves. Maybe I shouldn't have bought them all before reaching my final destination.