As I sit here thinking about the blog, I am struck by how to move forward with this.
You see, I don't write about work. Period. I keep this as anonymous as I can. Both of these are somewhat limiting, but manageable.
Now I am basically engulfed in the house reno details, and when I sit down to write I am not sure what to do to not bore folks nie unto death.
By the same token, while I am trotting out clichés, I do want some record of what the heck we are going through, and that is part of the reason that I blog, I would not want to create a 'style' or 'brand' to the blog, cause that's not why I'm at this. Part of it is for me, to figure out what the heck is going on.
So, what to write about....the endless debate about numbers and the house, which is probably where this is going to go, and today's period of regret that we got ourselves into this....the Catalan teacher who corrected my daughter's name IN RED to add accents to it. I am sorry but where the freaking frog arse holes do you get off correcting someones name??????
Words may well be said on that one.
Or I could describe the walk I took with the dog today, which was chilly enough that I wrapped my scarf around my head like a wayward and aged hippy with a head cold cause I HATE getting cold wind in my ears. Though the walk was utterly lovely.
I can't talk about anything that happened at work today.....cause I just don't. But I will say that some of it was very very funny.
I can say that I am in the middle of designing a new course that I am enjoying doing it enormously. Cross your fingers for me that I get lots of students.
I could talk about the book I am reading, which I picked up because I used an Economist review of it in a class, and it was well enough written that I wanted to read the book...it is a trilogy by Stieg Larsson...I am reading the second book, the Girl Who Played with Fire...and it is good. Eldest MAY NOT read it, and thankfully doesn't want to. So far, so good, though I don't usually like crime fiction all that much.
I could talk about going to the bank and talking to the manager about numbers, and whether these are wildly unreasonable. He could only say so much as he doesn't know what we are getting done, but he said they seemed high...and that people do get mortgages with these kinds of numbers....
I could also mention that a friend's husband, who is in the construction industry, told us that the architects take a commission from the trades who work on their jobs.
I believe that is more commonly called a kick-back, no? I give you a job, so.....
What to post about?