Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The snow scene starts to settle a bit.

I just noticed that this is my 405th post...holy free-caboolies Batman, that's a lot of typing!!

Maybe I could write a book....there is this online writing course, only $500 bucks (ONLY!)....it has gotten great reviews from a bunch of folks I know....

Will I ever stop this? It's like an obsession....

Thank you all so much for your imput...I am probably not going to take the Catalan next term *mild sob* and I will paint and and and....paint, and study and paint and and and...start learning Spanish and and and......there are also a few writing projects that have all but disappeared from the radar as well...and paint and paint and and and....do crappy bureaucratic bull as well, but what the heck, it's pretty hard to avoid.

On that note,

Guess what???!!?!?!?

The PHONE isn't working again!!! What a surprise!

I have a new split on my hands as well...on the top of the middle knuckle on my left hand, I've never ever had one there before...the opportunities you get with age. I think my right index finger is going to go next, it's got that sort of tight tearing kinda feeling that presages something painful.

Realistically, what have I done today...studied, worked, winced and whined about my hands, thought about next term, made an appointment with the school to have a meeting about a certain teacher who is causing us grief AGAIN.....ran around doing errands, played cards with my kids, helped with homework, in three languages (yee gods)..cooked, blogged, walked the dog, hung out with friends, laughed a bunch, read in two languages - that's an exciting one - I have always been kind of embarrassed by my profoundly mono-lingual self, possibly one of the things that attracted me to the man, he has three working on four languages...wow...it's been a good but kinda crazy day.

I also talked briefly with a friend who is going quietly nuts working alone at home day after day after day...she has sworn that in January she is going to do something one morning a week, a class, whatever...she needs to get out.

Now this might just be right up my alley...I will have three newly liberated mornings a week, maybe I can find something that we could do...build a friendship and take a class in what-the-heck-ever, Kazoo for all I care, but the class would be in Catalan TOO!!!

We'll see. Then again, I should keep the time for painting and studying...maybe we could design our own curriculum and go to exhibits rather than a course, I could draw and sketch and take photos and we could hang out....have a coffee, pick up our kids after lunch. This is sounding good.
Yeah, I have to admit this is the option I am most excited about, we could find out what shows are on and have a fixed morning every week, when we can go in and check something out....*wriggles of anticipation*

I feel bad for my buddy though, she said she was crying on and off all morning today because she is just feeling so trapped and overworked and walled-in-uninspired. Been there, done that and I got the d*mn t-shirt. I have an hour free tomorrow morning, I was going to paint/study/work but maybe we'll have a coffee instead. Talk about what we can do in the New Year. After that I'll paint....or work...or study.....

Cheers folks, and thanks for your imput.

5 comments:

Sirdar said...

Congrats on your 405th post!! I'm not sure how many I've had as I used to have a Blogger blog and then switched over to Wordpress. I did copy over all my Blogger posts. I will need to do a count one day.

What do you mean you won't be taking the Catalan?

I thought dry knuckles were only in dry winter places. Sorry to hear you have them as I know that pain all too often.

dawn said...

Wow, that is a lot of posts. I have only been blogging since June so will hit the 6 month mark in a couple weeks. I have 118 posts. I figure it will take me almost 2 years to post that many. I would write more, but I spend a lot of time reading when I have time. Lately, I haven't had much time for visiting blogs and haven't written as much as usual either.

I can see you are feeling quite relieved and happy with your decision about the Catalan course. Your idea with your friend sounds like fun. Change is good. And painting is way more fun than other things.

Boo and Trev said...

You should definitely write a book. Trev and I were only saying that the other day. Lots of people do it without writing courses. Just go for it. Adapt your blog. You could write a travel book a bit like Bill Bryson or make it into a novel!

Theresa said...

Wow, that's a lot of posts! Maybe you should write a book, who knows where that could lead you. The class with a friend thing sounds like a great idea, and maybe your friend will start feeling a little better. Actually, she should get herself a blog, that could cheer her up. :)

oreneta said...

Sirdar: Sadly, the dry knuckles follow me...though in the Bahamas, and here last year I was fine...so there is some nature and some nurture to this, as with most things...

Dawn: It IS a lot of posts...and I always talk so much....

Boo and Trev: Hmmmm, pondering that one, and thanks for the vote of confidence...

Theresa: I should suggest a blog to here...I hope she starts feeling better too. Blech.