Sunday, January 29, 2006


I just finished re-reading Wuthering Heights, finally! I really like Wuthering Heights too, despite its depressing mood. (Notice that I changed the epigraph for this blog to a quote from this great novel.) Although, I had forgotten how spooky the ending is--Heathcliff is haunted to death by his beloved Catherine. I don't think I could turn out the lights just yet, so I thought I would blog a bit. Two posts in one day. I'm not sure I've ever done that before. Speaking of my earlier post, I did enjoy a couple of hours of this beautiful day sitting outdoors reading. I needed to be working, but I just couldn't make myself work. Actually, I was working--re-reading the book my AP students were supposed to have finished by last Thursday--but I needed to be grading and planning. However, reading is the only kind of work that I can make myself do at home anymore. I just can't sit and grade on a beautiful Sunday, or a rainy Saturday for that matter. ;-)

It's late now, and I think I'm over the spooky feelings from WH, so I guess can go to bed now. You know, this post really says nothing interesting at all. I apologize to those who took the time to read it. I should delete it, but I can't/won't. ???? Sometimes living alone is not such a good thing. I feel like staying up late and talking to someone, but there's no one here except me so I wrote this boring, meaningless post. Enough of this drivel. Good night all.

A Gloriously Beautiful Day

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but in Houston, it is absolutely beautiful today. I generally don't like spring/summer days in the winter, especially when we have too little winter, but I can't get over how beautiful it is today. I just want to be outside forever on a day like today. I do have work to do--papers to grade, an apartment to clean--but I may have to walk down to the neighborhood park and read for a while.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

A quickie

Is that how you spell that? No, I'm not writing about sex, just a quick post. I have been so lax in reading and writing lately. Last week, I started my first course for my degree in library science. It's just an introductory course, but it's online and a bit daunting at first--so much basic stuff to do and do in a certain order. My grade for the first module (set of assignments) should be posted today or tomorrow. So, the course has kept me distracted from blogs and blogging lately, but other things are to blame too.

I still can't seem to get ahead at work, yet I'm still working from the time I get to work until I leave. Last week, I stayed late almost every night (Valerie & I carpal, you know, and she needed to let her yearbook students work late to meet their fast approaching deadlines), but I still didn't get caught up enough to relax about my work. Argh!!! I have to try to get a library job next year. I would rather drive myself crazy learning a new job than planning & grading.

To prove that I've been completely distracted, I finished Ireland last week and have read only 2 or 3 pages of Oryx and Crake, but I have re-read almost all of Wuthering Heights for my AP class. I feel lost not having time to read. I'm going to have to figure out a schedule for working on my course so that I still have some time to read each night. Lack of my own personal reading time is another reason why I have to be brave and try to get into a library position for next school year.

Well, I have to go now. I'm driving this week, and it's time to go pick up Valerie. I will write more later. Have a great day!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

A New Year

I can't believe that I haven't posted anything since Christmas morning. I feel like my Christmas break just flew by in a whirl of activity. I think that I had the best holiday break that I have had in a very long time--little stress, lots of fun, plenty of time spent just enjoying my life.

Now, I am back at work and about to begin work on a library science degree. I got accepted to the University of North Texas online library science program. I am very excited and can't wait to get started. I really believe that I will becoming a librarian is a good choice for me. I am such a book nerd. I have even started cataloging my own books on LibraryThing. When I heard about this site, in a comment on a post from Book World, I was intrigued. Once I had added a couple of books to my catalog, I was hooked. I can't wait for the first rainy Saturday or Sunday to spend the day completing my catalog.

Well, I guess that enough blogging for tonight. I have to get up early tomorrow. I hope everyone has a good week this week. Later.