Sunday, January 23, 2011

neat clouds yesterday

there were some neat clouds yesterday and i managed to have my camera with me (rareity)...



i was shopping for fonda and the temperatures were cold...20s...the day before had been in the 50s. grrr. but i had a good time and got more than what fonda wanted : ) so a good time was had by all (me).

also went to the beach and got snowed on:



really it was more like sleet - balls of snow-bits. some nice waves, but i didn't stay long...wishing for long underwear. but i had my hat, scarf and gloves on along with both pieces of my "3-in-1" winter coat that kept the wind off my body, but not my legs - burrrrr.

bought a space heater for me at the kitchen table (house is set @ 64F). love it! but my writing hand gets cold : ( i will figure it out soon and spring is only a month or two away, right? *fingers crossed*

like living here in Leland, NC. fred and shari are my roomies and sera will soon be joining us - i think they like the idea of having a pet without the bills required by having one. i will like having here around...i miss my kitties, still wish we had fewer, but that will likely happen through attrition (maybe - didn't work well when steve was eutanized, though).

peace for now, back to the school stuff. : )

Saturday, January 1, 2011

classes start in a week...

and i still don't have a place to stay...but i have a lead or two. i am going to contact a rental agency in holden beach and maybe i will be able to rent a vacation house for the spring. i think that the rent will quadruple after memorial day, but i am hoping that i can swing it for the semester at relatively cheap...this is not going to be a profit-making opportunity, but i am hoping this is not a loss-situation. i will be getting a lot of experience with the teaching "from scratch" there are no basic notes for the class, just that we need to go through about 25 chapters within 16-17 weeks (yikes!).

went to try to find a table today to take with me to use as a sewing table...the tables are very expensive...the five-foot table was almost $60! and then we found a six-foot table (folding-plastic) for $40, but that is too much for what i need. i will probably end up taking the three-foot-square wooden table that i was using as a desk in the middle room.

and this is near where i will be living...took the picture with fonda when we went down there last week (thursday). what fun!

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