Interesting times, indeed, although thankfully on a smaller scale than some.
Have some link stuff:
The Beeb mined this one for human interest too - oh, we wacky Kiwis, right? :-)
There is new Maiden Rose coming, still doujinshi, but I'm forever grateful that their creator still loves Klaus and Taki as much as I do.
And I even posted about TS. Who'd a thunk?
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I bring a little of my work home everyday (not really supposed to but sometime evaluating and lesson planning fall by the wayside if you can only get it done at naptime along with the cleaning and maybe someone can't sleep etc. My co teacher hurt her back shortly before we teamed up and can't really do much sooo...
A couple of weeks ago I posted on how much I love my job, it really is all about the kids and the staff is wonderful.
The director came in my room the other day to talk to me and you know that feeling "Oh, Lord what did I do?" she said she wanted to offer me a CDL position which is what I was at the other centers. She told me I was gonna get a little extra training (usually front desk and closing stuff) the same as I did before just a few extra duties. Then she dropped the bomb...a $4 per hour increase. Wow, I'm figuring when does my training start lets get this show on the road! Right?
It was already in my check for the last pay period!
I can't tell you how that made me feel after working in a center that could only find fault and discourage so they didn't have to give a $.50 increase yearly.
I would have happily kept working here for the wage I was receiving, but to feel so appreciated is amazing.
Now our curriculum coordinator gave me homework...I'm to watch Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog this weekend... yep those are the people I work with.
This year... I'm experiencing doubts this year, maybe a small bout of survivor's guilt. There've been wildfires all up and down the NA Rockies into Canada as well as Washington, Idaho, MT, and OR. Then we had Harvey, Irma, Marie, and Jose in quick succession, and then Nate, which hit my own area a couple weeks ago. Then the LV shootings. Then the Napa/ wine country fires that spread so quickly and have already killed 31 people, with 400 MIA. And a large part of me is going "Should I really do this celebration this year? We've already had REAL nightmares and scary things aplenty, so much so, do we really have anything to *celebrate*?"
I'm not sure of the answer there. What I do know is, I feel a bit odd this year. I think the Hallowe'en prompt fest has become an institution and I'm loathe to just stop it for those who look forward to it as I do, and yet.... It's always 'And yet...'
And I just figured out one of the major signs that I'm feeling stressed about the current troubles is that I haven't turned on the tv for at least a week. Not even to binge-watch DVDs, of which I have a back-log almost as long as my To Be Read pile is high. I find myself remembering Matthew Shepherd, and just going UGH.
And that's today's post.
Title: Constantly on the Cusp
Fandom: Sherlock BBC (Twitterverse)
Category: Slash (Sherlock/John)
Word count: 6592
Summary: John always knew that Sherlock was good at disguise. But he didn't anticipate how strongly this one would affect him.
Constantly on the Cusp
Thursday we have the new vanity being installed. Then the new sink and plumbing and either on Thursday or Friday the quartz countertop will be measured, cut for the sink and then maybe next week installed then the new sink will be finished.
Not much reading but much knitting.
The Uncommon Reader. Alan Bennett. A book every reader can relate to. Here we have The Queen as the reader's surrogate and it does add some layer of intrigue but in the end the Queen proves to be one of us. Keep calm, love books and write. A quick read but not a meaningless one.
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. Loved this a lot. Amazing Ellen is amazing. Malcolm is not too shabby also. I cast the Scottish accent John Barrowman as Malcolm. Don't no why but his voice fit the character for me. Elle is smart, sexy, intense and so much the spy heroine I've always wanted to read. Recommended to the power of 1000.
Cathy Yardley's Fandom Hearts series. Starting with Level up.
Sherry Thomas' A Study in Scarlet Women. The first in her Lady Sherlock's series. It is just fabulous. Totally.
I've started to knit again. In the round with double pointed needles. My shoulder is not complaining. Which is wonderful.
Hockey is back fully. I've been watching or listening almost daily. Sophomore year for the Leafs rookies is going pretty nice so far. Habs' start of the season is pitiful. The Pens bounced back but ... are doing a really dumb thing today. Hawks are in Montreal today. Might hear Jonathan Toews speak French. Which he does really well.
Pics of the knitting
Snoopy Stars as The World Famous Literary Ace by Charles M Schulz (1988)
Hey, a large part of me is yet to grow up, y'know.
Over the years I have picked up quite a lot of cartoon books, enjoyed them, but mostly then got rid of them later. I have also read some (though not as many as you'd imagine) books on writing... bought a few, mostly got rid of them too.
s is one of the ones I have kept. Because Snoopy is my sort of fellow writer, and his ups and innumerable downs just brings out the fellow feelings (and the giggles) like very very few other books. He's one of us, folks :)
(click to enlarge and the first two are SO me...)
So, now it's time to eat some of the yummy stuff i bought to help ride out the storm. Like the cookies!