Drained

Life hasn’t been too kind to people around me lately. Family members have lost family members. Friends are dealing with relatives’ illnesses. And let’s not even get started on Mother Nature’s shenanigans on the east coast. Last week, Tamoxifen started playing its evil tricks on me again. The physical symptoms are bad enough, but the…

Unsaid

There are days when it’s just better to say nothing. Today was one of those days. It’s after midnight, so technically I’ve missed a day. When I’m up to explaining, I think you’ll understand. Until then…

December 8, 1980

I was a freshman in high school. I was lying in bed in the dark, listening to WIOT the way I did every night before I fell asleep. In between songs, the DJ announced that there was a report John Lennon had been shot and taken to the hospital. That was all they knew at…

More than just a pretty face

The Boyfriend and I have been, on a fairly regular basis, heading to one of our local metroparks and taking a two mile hike, when weather permits. The park that we visit is gorgeous. On any given day, we manage to see at least three deer and usually more. Thanksgiving turned out to be gorgeous…

Does this mean I’m a princess?

Back in 2007, our library went through a major renovation on its first floor and relocated all the faculty and staff into newly remodeled offices in the basement. With no windows. That used to flood. The offices (cubicles) were nice enough; new office furniture and all, but still. It’s a basement. Recently, we heard a…

Not feeling it

So, it’s December 4th. Theoretically, we should all be in the holiday spirit. I’m not there yet. It might be that I’m still in school mode. Or that I’m wondering how in the heck we’ll survive redoing the bathroom. Or that I’m worried about The Boyfriend’s ability to pay for his health insurance now that…

Good day

Today was a good day, even for a Monday. We finally made progress on a project that’s been in the works ever since I started in my new position. It’s a project that, in the words of my department head, is going to keep me busy, once we take the next step which will be…