Thursday, March 24, 2005

We're thinking seriously about Eugene

Now that the chances of my getting a job in Cottage Grove have gone tdown to slightly above nil, we're thinking more seriously about relocating to Eugene, instead. Besides having more town conveniences for us and the kids, it will probably mean a shorter commute for both of us. So when I saw RiverPlay as something that Eugene's Parks and Rec is going to build, I got really excited. This is just the sort of thing I want to be able to take my daughter to in the summertime.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Even If You Grab A Piece of Time -- Ruth Forman

[minstrels] Even If You Grab A Piece of Time -- Ruth Forman: "Even If You Grab A Piece of Time

Conjure something glowing
Take this day
You were born with hands for spinning
Talent for dreams and making them real

Roll the hours like yarn
Spin something that makes you feel full
And big and open to talk

Make this day your own square
In your own life quilt
So shining it brighten the whole of your years
This far
Make this day like one of God's seven.

-- Ruth Forman"

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

LA Zoo gets a rare pangolin

LA Zoo gets a rare pangolin.

So, it turns out that the couple who brought this animal into the country had actually saved it from almost certain death. Poor little guy.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Stuck in O-town again (still)

I didn't get the job.

They didn't even grace me with a phone call. Just a letter saying something about how there were so many highly qualified applicants etc. etc.

So now I'm here for another year, which isn't so bad because I really do like this school and my colleagues and my principal.

However, no matter how much I tried not to get my hopes up that I would get the job and we would be moving to (quieter, slower, less thumpy-thumpy) Oregon this summer, I had, and now I'm feeling rather let down.

My mother put it very well, that obviously the Universe has something Much Better in store for me. So instead of being Eeyore I should be a little more Pollyanna.

Yet, HARUMPH, I say! HARUMPH!!!!