Teeny tiny break from the blog. Not intentional. Every time I thought about a post, it was either too late and/or I was too tired. My cat has a blog too, yet he kinda wasn't into his a much as he likes either....
Main thing, I finished the class that made my head just ache. Plus we had a team project and one member had things happen to her. And we all do--however I don't want to know them in outline form. After the teacher didn't like the paper I was most proud of, I realized a new class was coming and I'd have another chance.
That new class started two days ago. I have to write papers, however they don't seem as stressful as the previous class. This teacher pretty much gave us a chart (yes, a chart) of what needs to go in a paper to have it be excellent, average, etc. Plus a word range, not just a flat number. The new wrinkle in this class is we must keep a journal of the text we read, some exercises, plus our thoughts of the class for the week. We're getting to be 'one' with ourselves. Not so many papers, but writing--but more of our thoughts. Stay tuned.
In this hiatus away, I realize I've gotten crankier as I've gotten older, more impatient and just not to have my time wasted by dilly dally of others. Hmm. Menopause. Yea, must be.
Also started to read a book by a favorite author of mine, who happens to be local: Francis Ray. She's the one who suggested I write a screenplay of a story. The heroine of this book is a full figured Bronze Goddess--like ME! So stay tuned.
Then I searched for more of my Roots. All the while I thought my great greats were slaves in Virginia. And they may have been at one juncture, however by 1850, when Gramps was 36 and Gran was 26--they, and their kids were Free! Just discovered this. They were in Loudon County, Virginia, maybe even around Leesburg-where there evidently was a part of land that was the largest population of blacks---Freed. I look forward to finding out more. I continue to hunt down family. A great auntie passed away in Denver in 1971 at the age of 87. I'm hunting for family that may still be around Denver. Now THIS is exciting.
Also in these few days away, met a couple men who made me laugh and gave real good hugs.
Not such a bad break away at all.