Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Day

When I left for church this morning at 7:50, my parking lot was a giant sheet of ice.  I felt about ninety years old trying to walk across it with three-inch steps.  Scraping it off my car was an adventure; it's hard to get any leverage when your feet keep slipping out from under you.

Finally made it to church, sang with the choir twice, bought some children's books at the Scholastic book fair, went home.  Had leftover pizza for lunch, doodled around on the computer for awhile, called my mom and got to talk to my grandpa, found out I didn't have to work at the evening service, took a nap.

After the evening service was over, LR came over to help make dinner for LH and SB.  We cooked chicken in a pan on the stove, made pasta, mixed frozen veggies, and sauce.  The sauce was the only thing that involved any creativity; it was chopped onions and peppers sauteed, then with canned tomatoes, cream of chicken soup, parsley, and oregano added and heated through.  Came out pretty good.  LH and SB joined us, we ate, then had some leftover crockpot cake.  Then the four of us played Cranium, which I own but never had the chance to play before.  LH and I won.  Then we played Disney Apples to Apples.  I have to say I prefer regular A2A, because of the more varied nouns and more interesting adjectives.  We finished up the night by playing "Do you want to buy an Apple?", which is "Do you want to buy a duck?" using Apples to Apples cards.

Then my guests had to leave because we all have to work early tomorrow.  I'm going in at 7:30 (UGH!) and staying until 5:30 (UGH!).  Long day.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dear Readers,

all eight of you.  I'm so sorry I have not posted in the last month and a half.  I got a job (finally!) and am enjoying living my life, instead of writing about it.  My new year's resolution for 2011 will be to post more regularly, about my job teaching preschool and my classes in library science.  I will continue to do book reviews and food posts when I can.  I'm not reading or cooking as much as I was over the summer, but I'll do my best.

Help me out.  What kind of posts interest you the most?  What would you like to see more of?  Which ones are boring to you?  Let me know, and I'll try to tailor my posts to your interests.

In the meantime, here's the essay I wrote for my "Personal Statement" when applying to St. Catherine's Library and Information Science program.  It was quite good, if I do say so myself.  I wrote it in four hours the morning it was due.