Monday, April 30, 2007

Subbing 3.0


EBD at the High School.

Went well.

And again, my landlords freaking rock :)

Sunday, April 29, 2007


My first Pow-Wow.
My fourth Festival of Nations.
My third henna.

A good day.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Subbing 2.0

Finally got my first full-day sub. Subbed for an AP English teacher at the HS. Kids were really good and I was done by 1:30.

Tonight was the Hall of Fame dinner/induction for the Ed Dept. Nummy dinner, good friends, inspiring stories...

Plus Aya found out she's been rehired as Hall Director - permanently. She has a "career" now!

So... all-in-all... A good day.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Photos... as promised

Mom and me at the Viking statue in Gimli, MB (Canada)

And a picture of Winnipeg's White Buffalo. They're very rare and are sacred in many Native American cultures. His name is Blizzard: "A male named Blizzard was born in March 2006 on the farm of an anonymous rancher, who arranged to have the calf transported to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba in recognition of his spiritual significance to aboriginal people" - From Wikipedia.

Catching Up


Mom and I had a wonderful time in Canada - met some lovely people - learned how to make needle-felted teddy bears - got a little lost in downtown Winnipeg - and went to the Winnipeg Zoo. We're both hoping we can go back to the retreat next year, as all the people there were asking us to come back and we had a fantastic time.

I have a couple of pictures I'll be posting, but I'm at work at the moment.

In addition to our Canada adventure, my mom met most of the people I work with and many of my friends, she went to my Web Writing class, shopped downtown Walker, and relaxed. We saw lots of dear, a woodchuck, osprey, other assorted birds, and a porcupine.

Coming back to work = lots of catching up and everybody wanting me RIGHT NOW... well not everybody... just a few... but it kind of felt like everybody. I think/hope I'm caught up with work now.

Time to work on stuff for my online class... last chapter response is due tonight.

Also... I saved the best for last...
I've been stressing horribly about what will happen in December - I'll be done with my degree and without a job. Well... I spoke to the Dept Chair (my boss) and I told him about the new Electronic Writing Certificate being offered by our English Dept. I've taken all but one course for the Certificate, so (on recommendation of the Chair) I'll be taking that one course this fall and transferring my thesis credits to the spring. This means I'll have my GA (job) through May. I won't be out on my ear in December! VERY, VERY, UNBELIEVABLY, GOOD NEWS!

My stress level just decreased majorly. Plus I get to stay up here for another year - and I LOVE it here!


Friday, April 20, 2007

Road trippin'

Momma is here!

She got here Wednesday - met a bunch of my friends and co-workers. Thursday she went to class with me and met more friends and co-workers and had dinner with friends.

Now we're off to Canada for a Fibre Retreat. Wahooo! Spinning, knitting, crochet, needle felting, and so much more crafty goodness!


Monday, April 16, 2007

More betterer

I'm all better now. Nasty icky flu-y thing. BAH! Wasted almost a week on sleep!
Ah well...
It was worth it as I'm now 100% and ready for Momma!

Playing catch-up with my online class and for Web Writing. I'm sure I'll have plenty of stuff to do when I go to work tomorrow too...

I need to finish catching up on homework, clean the apt, do laundry, and vacuum out my car before Mom gets here.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Germs bad

I left work at noon yesterday and missed class and work today - that's something I never do... but I feel "like death warmed over" (as my mom is fond of saying).

I hate being sick :P

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Peer pressure...

Yeah that's it... Everyone at work has been sick lately and they made me join them... yeah...


Buy it?

Bleh... I've got a sore throat and a snuffly nose and my mom's coming next week. I have to be healthy!


Stupid, annoying, germy germs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Time to post...

Lessee... What have I been up to since I last posted?

Lots of insomnia...

Saturday - Easter lunch with Aya, her mom and D... went to look at new house her mom is buying and got an Easter basket from her mom :) YAY Chocolate Bunny.

Sunday - Easter lunch and basket/egg hunt with D's family... His mom made us baskets and hid them and eggs throughout her house. We were all running around, digging through drawers, looking under things, trying to find all the eggs.

Lots of homework...

At work now... Yup... there ya go... highlights of the last four days.

Also have a pool tournament scheduled tonight for hall council.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I have this theory...

That in the future, someone will develop a computer, linked to our brains, with an off switch...

So when you wake up at 4am and can't get back to sleep you can just hit this "off switch" - go back to sleep - and the computer will wake you at your normal time.

Sounds kind of creepy? Well on 4.5 hours of sleep it sounds pretty darn good to me :P

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

You reap what you sew...

Isn't that the old saying?

Soooo... my neighbors, the ones that I had to call the cops on at 2am (because they were blaring their music) back in January... well they've taken to parking in my spot on an almost daily basis. I find it very annoying, but I wasn't going to say anything. Pick your battles... Just now, the owners of the building were out plowing and I asked him if he needed me to move my car. He asked me if I knew who was parked in my spot and I said I didn't know for sure. I also told him it had been happening a lot lately. He didn't like that... he said he'd find out who it was and talk to them and that if anything like that happens I should let him know and he would take care of it. I believe him. He and his wife are really sweet, but I wouldn't want to cross them.

What goes around comes around...



So... I've been at this University for 6 years now, since the Fall of 2001. In that time I've considered taking ceramics, decided I REALLY wanted to take ceramics, and had to pass up ceramics multiple times because:

a) I couldn't get into it
b) I needed other classes to graduate
c) I didn't need/couldn't afford any extra credits as a Graduate student

Now, when I only have a 3 credit load for the Fall 2007 semester...
Now, when I get first dibs on registering as a graduate student...
NOW, I am FINALLY registered for ceramics.

And the budget meeting, which will determine whether the Arts program gets cut, is tomorrow.

Aside from my own ceramics greed, I really hope they don't cut the Arts program. I'm a big supporter/believer in the Arts. I think it's really sad that it's always one of the first things schools look at cutting: elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and universities. I know they've made some cuts already in that dept and I realize it's not a cheap program, BUT... it's important. In this town that supports the arts, where the community vote yearly on artwork to be displayed downtown... At the university where art is displayed around every corner...

Sunday, April 01, 2007

New friends..

I had some new friends over last night. I was actually nervous before they came over, thinking "I hope they have fun."

Well they stayed from 6pm-11pm talking, listening to music, and playing games. And then we went to Perkins for an hour and a half.

So I think they had fun... Which makes me happy, because that means new friends and they're all quite fun.