Spring Break 2022

This week is Spring Break. I have been informed by an instructor to use the time for rest, and not for catch-up. I don’t know how to do that, I think.

I did rest a lot yesterday, but I also wrote and submitted a paper that was mentally weighing me down.

I have bookclub the next two weeks, and I am leading both. I have finished neither book.

I am organizing a dinner and a lunch with friends. We are adding a movie to the lunch event. I’m dealing with head counts and the movie theater hasn’t released show times yet.

I have a midterm to work on this week, due the week we return to classes. I haven’t finished the book, although I have a good idea about how it will go.

I am listening to lectures from an instructor who has been tardy about posting them. They aren’t difficult, but he does go way off on a tangent with his thoughts.

I am mentally working on a final project for a class. I am mostly done with it in my head. I need to get it written out. I also have a creative writing due in a few weeks and I’m thinking about that.

I am mentally packing for an upcoming weekend vacation. I am hoping I don’t forget anything or overpack.

Last but very much not least, I have to finish up the reviews of the books I finished in the last couple of weeks and I need to post them here. Most of the work is done, but I just need to follow through with it.

I haven’t taken time off work during this time off school, but it shouldn’t make a difference. I can handle it. Graduation’s light is at the end of the tunnel. I have applied and paid for it already. I just have to do the work.

I want to be that person

I was telling a person I just met about how I have a brain full of trivia. I was telling her that if I don’t know something, I am good at looking it up on Google, or I read a book about the topic. I told her that I can throw out a random fact and make someone go “What the heck? Where’d that come from?” She said, “Oh! I want to be that person!”

At least I can inspire someone these days.

Longneck Manor

Longneck manor

The hotel mentioned in the above linked website looks amazing! I found it in my internet travels and would love to go there, but… it’s $700 a night with a 2 night minimum. It is also not really a hotel. It only has one suite, and it’s booked into 2024. My goodness. I guess it’s not in the cards for me, but it sure is fun to look at.

I’m not sure, though, how I’d feel about giraffes and rhinoceroses visiting me while I slept. It looks fun, but not restful.

The bigger the package…

I do a monthly delivery from Amazon. It’s stuff we use a lot, like laundry soap, toilet paper, flea medicine for the cats, and cat litter, among other things.

My cat litter is finally located. It was supposed to be here January 28, but it went missing. They replaced it and it went missing again. It was found in Dallas Fort worth at 4 pm yesterday and they said it would be here by 8 pm yesterday. Now it’s in San Francisco and will be delivered today. We’ll see.

The box of 40 rolls of toilet paper that I order every 2 months went missing, also. It turned out, though, that it was rerouted and took an extra week to tour the country. I don’t understand how such big boxes can go missing unless someone kicked them into a corner somewhere and decided they were too busy to deliver.

What to do on a day off?

I had very little planned for today, since I normally would be in Las Vegas for the MLK holiday weekend. I decided to use the time off to prep for school which starts next week. I managed to clear off the area where I do school in the garage. It had gotten buried when we had to move stuff around to get the new washing machine in when the old one broke.

I have a lot to do still, since I learned that our storage unit had been broken into at some point, and I need to get the police out with the locksmith and the property manager before I can find out what has been taken. I have no idea how long ago the break in happened, since the storage place no longer has security, and they didn’t inform me.

Anyhow, since I can’t deal with the unit until Wednesday at the earliest, I am attempting to get my reading done. I have 3 books that are almost finished. I think I can finish at least 2 of them.

I also plan to pre blog several posts so they will go out on time. I have already made a list of my school books and bookclub books that I’ll have to read between now and March. Let’s see how far I can get!

I also joined two games on Goodreads to help me move along on my reading challenge. At least a book a week. Very doable for me.

I requested books from the library and put bookmarks into my school books. I have a stack of stuff, including library books, to go into my car to start next week’s projects.

I still have to find a way to honor MLK on the holiday in his honor.

I’m mostly planned out, but we’ll see!

My feet were cold so I put socks on the baby

I had a friend who would wake up because her feet were cold. She would get up and put socks on, then go into her child’s room and put socks on him, figuring that if she was cold, he was cold. I did my own version of this the other night.

I woke up at 4am because I had to empty my bladder and because I was thirsty. While I didn’t make Molly go outside in the very cold weather, I did make her wake up from a deep, deep sleep to drink some water. If I was thirsty, she must have been, too. She didn’t argue, but she was very confused. She went right to sleep again after the unplanned outing.

100 Things to Do in January

100 things to do in January

While the above linked article has a lot of fun activities, they are listed as being in San Francisco. They are not all in San Francisco, especially the snow day activities. One of the activities is in Santa Cruz, which is over an hour outside of the city limits.

There are a few things on the list that I would really enjoy, such as the Golden Gate Park lights and the Lego exhibit. I would suggest the aquarium in the Academy of Science over the Aquarium at Pier 39. There is just more to see there.

This list is pretty good, but you definitely need to do your research before trying to visit these places. Some of them aren’t what you’d expect. Look up addresses, drive time, and prices before heading out on your journey, but go for it!

Finishing up the semester

I just submitted my final paper of the semester! I have checked in with the head of the English department about the class schedule for Fall of 2022. I want to finish up the book for this week’s bookclub and wrap Christmas gifts before I start thinking about getting my books for Spring semester. I think I need to take a breath or two before moving forward. I’ll get there, but just give me a few minutes.