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One of the Nicest Things Anyone Has Ever Done for Me!

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.

One of the Nicest Things Anyone Has Ever Done for Me!

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We walked through our front door at about 10 PM on Monday night and, by 7 AM the next morning, were back out it again on our way to work. The week has been pretty good, nonetheless, aside from being tired and chronically unproductive as a result. (I'm pretty much pouring all of my energy into teaching, so by the time I'm home, I have very little left for the other things on my plate; besides that my brain is still on British time, so I'm ready to head for bed by 7 PM.) Like now. My last student just walked out the door, and I feel thoroughly wrung out. Luckily, the little dears get report cards tomorrow, which means a half-day for them, which means I only have two classes to teach and am done for the day. (Well, I'll have to hand out report cards to the homeroom kids at the end of the day, but I think I have the most awesome homeroom in the school, so that's no worry at all.)

Anyway, two nights ago, Bobby and I went out to dinner and then came home and I logged onto my email and found an email from Rhapsody, telling me about one of the best surprises anyone has done for me. She and Lyra set up a community--Felak's Treasure--to thank me for the various fannish stuff I do. *wubbles* To say that I was blindsided by this is an understatement; I never expected to be thanked for this, much less in such a spectacular manner. It is a reward unto itself in so many ways. (Yes, I know that my creative time has suffered but that is as much due to RL these past few years, which--now that I'm going into my second year of teaching and won't be creating lessons for four grades from scratch every day--should be settling down, I hope.) It is still surreal to consider how an insomnia-induced whim has changed into ... well, the SWG today. A fairly large (given its rather specific nature) and well-respected archive. To say nothing of B2MeM; it is a serious understatement to say that it exceeded my wildest expectations this year. But it's all very fun for me; it scratches the part of my brain that loves organizing and ordering things, and it's lovely, of course, to see the stories and friendships that come about as a result of it.

Anyway, it was such a nice surprise upon returning home, although I haven't had the time to properly enjoy it. Well, I suppose I'll savor it and do a few entries at a time, although it's tempting, of course, to take in everything at once.

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