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If I Can Just Get Through This Week ...

The (Cyber) Bag of Weasels

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

If I Can Just Get Through This Week ...

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This week represents that last major hurdle before I start student teaching in February. I finish my classroom observations this week, and I finish my linguistics courses. Once those are done, I can send off the last of my internship application. And then ... well, there's still work, one graduate class, and the holidays, but the next few weeks seem blissfully devoid of significant obligation.

The holiday weekend went well. I have pictures from Thanksgiving but don't feel like getting up and getting the camera, uploading them, blah blah blah, so that will have to wait. Bobby brought home a cold from his school and was sick for most of the weekend. He passed it on to me on Saturday, but it was thankfully short-lived. We went to see a holiday show up in Lancaster with my parents on Saturday. They have the same luck with couple friends that Bobby and I do; the couple they used to do stuff with ended up getting divorced, so they asked Bobby and me this year instead. Of course, right in the middle of the show was when the worst of the cold descended on me like a ton of bricks. I still had a good time, however. My dad kept saying how weird it was to see me wearing heels. Our one dress-nice excursion last year was snowed out, so it had been over a year since anyone saw me in anything but my dumpy flats and long skirts.

This weekend will be busy as well. On Saturday, we're seeing Scythian down in DC, and on Sunday, we're going to cut down our Christmas tree. At this point, I'm shouldering forward and hoping to reach that point with at least a shred of sanity remaining!

This post was originally posted on Dreamwidth and, using my Felagundish Elf magic, crossposted to LiveJournal. You can comment here or there!

  • Kind of feeling that way myself.
    • Well, we're in the heart of Tuesday, so the eternally pie-eyed optimist in me is pointing out that a third of the week is over. I refuse to consider what the remaining two-thirds contain! :)

      We'll have to lift a glass to the survival of this week on Monday. :)
  • Hugs and best of luck!
  • One day at a time and you'll get through it, Dawn.

    - Erulisse (one L)
  • Hang in there, Dawn. Hump day is tomorrow... :-D
    • And now it's Friday and *checks pulse* Yep, I survived! :D

      Thanks for the encouragement, Aearwen! *hugs*
  • Write it off to being the LAST hurdle for awhile and you'll be fine. Look at the support group you HAVE! I'm always amazed at the folks who step up to help or say supportive things when you least expect it (and need it). That crappy cold doesn't help either! Take care and get some rest.
    • Thank you, Chagan. Look, I made it! :D This weekend will be busy but in a fun way! I'm looking forward to it and to some peace over the next few weeks (likely spent catching up on all the things I've not done for the past two months ...)
      • Woo Hoo!!!!

        Yay! You made it - and you looked quite relaxed this evening! Time for some "Me Time" now. Go, relax, enjoy....
        • Re: Woo Hoo!!!!

          I had an awesome time last night, although I'm afraid I was a bit slap-happy. All it takes to set me off at the moment is to say "Snuggie Wild" ... :D

          I have some articles to write this weekend because I'm off Monday to go to New York but, otherwise, it promises to be a fun weekend, maybe even with some time to work on the calligraphy for Bobby's Yule gift. (The script for which I picked out last night, with Ingeborg's input. :^P) What's four little articles if they get me a whole day off? :)
          • Re: Woo Hoo!!!!

            ell then Ms SNuggie Wild....I trust you had fun putting together your 4 little articles and that you have lots of fun in New York! Travel safe!
  • By now, it's Wednesday (at least over here) - and that means it's practically Saturday already, doesn't it?
    Sorry to hear about the Felagund family cold!
    • And now it's Friday! \0/ \0/ \0/

      And Saturday in your part of the world, I think. :)

      (This is random as all hell, but I hit the wrong key a moment ago and accidentally created a decapitated cheering guy! \-/ Oops! :D)
  • I agree with Himring: it's Wednesday so the end of the week is just there. Just a little effort and the observations are over (*sighs with relief*)
    A cultural question: when you say you'll cut down your Christmas tree, you actually mean you'll cut a real tree? It's a question we've always had (after watching so many White Christmas movies :D)
    • Guess what? Observations are over!!! :D

      A cultural question: when you say you'll cut down your Christmas tree, you actually mean you'll cut a real tree?

      Bobby and I do, yes. We have a Christmas tree farm about five minutes from our house. (Just imagine acres of nothing but rows of small conifer trees. Perhaps I will take my camera and take pictures! :) Most people don't. Gardening stores typically sell pre-cut trees (usually shipped down from Canada), and tree lots spring up on vacant lots, usually run by civic and charity groups selling trees as a fundraiser. Some people also buy ball-and-burlap trees that they plant in the yard when the ground thaws. But, yes, Bobby and I really go traipsing out into a field, lay down on the icy ground, and cut down a tree by hand ... well, Bobby does the last two parts. ;)
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