Monday, November 27, 2006

Home again

Arrived home from Atlanta just after 11:00 last night, after ten days gone.

Luggage arrived just before 8:00 tonight. I didn’t wash my hair this morning due to lack of hair-prep tools (all in luggage from which I had become separated). Students told me they thought I looked "weird." Could’ve been due to stringy hair, somewhat flattened bangs, and lack of my regular makeup. Or maybe the jet lag.

I had a ton of adventures with LL. More on that later. I still consider him as good friend material, having weighed a lot (not all - never can imagine all) of the variables. More on that later, too.

After next week, Christmas break! Think I’ll fly to Philly for a week.

I’m regretting some of my willingness to volunteer to help on too many things.

These items on my task list are not prioritized:
Goal #1: Finish Dreamweaver class and project.
Goal #2: Christmas cards. Do I really want to do these?
Goal #3: Daughter’s quilt.
Goal #4: Find a plumber who will actually come out and do some work.
Goal #5: Go to bed. Now.



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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Over-committed

I’ve always thought I was the kind of person who did not particularly like being busy, but at the rate of speed with which I involve myself in busy-ness, I may be mistaken about my self-diagnosis.

As mentioned before, over and over again, I’m afraid, I teaching more than I want to (and there are teachers who are pushing to have my services full-time, arrrrgh), I have my weekly quilt night, my weekly Bible study night, my weekly Dreamweaver class (through Dec. 20) and all the homework that entails, and my niece who is staying with me for a month, and now I have volunteered to help with the Singles Ministry for my church, and help with the church website.

Help in both cases means You’re in charge, sister. Nothing is going on in Singles Ministry at the moment, so that means I will have to invent it. Nothing has happened with the church website for a long while, so it needs to be done from scratch. I’m not sure I’m the one to do this. I’ve done websites, but they are very simple ones, not one like the church really needs. This is what I get for being volunteered by my friends.

Next week LL arrives - says he needs to meet my parents. Dad and Mom invited him to stay in their house, 100 feet from mine. I’m sure Dad will put him on the grill. That is just his way. He’s interested in people and asks questions. It makes some people defensive, but I don’t think it will bother LL. LL has the ability to filibuster anyone, including Dad, should he wish. This should be interesting.

The very minute I am out of school for the week-long Thanksgiving break, LL and I are flying together back to his neck of the woods and spending time in Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.

LL’s children produced two offspring this week, giving him a new total of seven grandchildren, the eldest of which is five. I questioned the timing, having grandbabies five days apart like this so that he’s had to drive hither and yon to take photos, etc. He said that when he taught his children the facts of life, he neglected to teach them about birth control. Since I will be involved with his family for one of my Thanksgiving dinners, I will have the opportunity of meeting his ex and her current husband. I’ve been wanting to meet her.

I’m burned out. I hope my trip will be relaxing.




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