April 22, 2010

done Done DONE

It is official. I am done the first year of my degree, which makes me, in the clever words of a friend of mine, a half-librarian. It's been such a wild ride that it has forced me to neglect my poor, long suffering blog audience. I am truly sorry for that. My traffic is at an all time low. Oh and of course because I love you all. Of course.

So news about me (because 'what is more interesting than me?', apparently):

1. My grandmother is celebrating a significant birthday this month and I am going to have the opportunity to give her a hug and congratulations in person. This might not seem like such a big deal, but it was unlikely that I was going to be able to travel the 1100 km that seperate us to do so. Through an epic coming together of many factors, such as Hub's work schedule, air flights, school being done and a friend agreeing to be a 'back-up babysitter' in the event of another natural disaster that prevents me from getting back. So thanks to everyone and everything involved in me being able to go because I really want to give Nan a hug in person. Happy Birthday, Nan!

2. I have a full-time job, starting May 3rd, through the co-op department at school that is going to last for the next eight months. What that means is that I won't have homework and I am planning on spending some of the resulting precious free time in the evenings and weekends here, telling stories. TRUE stories of REAL crime... Or, you know, on second thought, just stuff that happens to me in my life, which, hopefully will not be true crime because that would suck.

3. How crazy was that volcano? Did you know it was caused by a lolcat?


4. I've had some comments from some new readers that were very kind. I want to officially say Hi! and Welcome! and Thanks for reading! to them now. Also? You're awesome!

5. Finally, I just want to complain that I now have no excuse for not cleaning the house. My papers are done. The house needs cleaning. So for the one week I have off between now and the first day of my new job, I have a few special projects lined up: I want to clean out the cars, which are full of playground sand; I want to clean the office, which is currently so messy is would not be out of place on one of those shows where people have such large, clutter filled messes that they call in the experts who force them to put all their stuff in three piles out on their back lawns; I want to see a movie or two; I want to clean out the storage room downstairs and deal with the spiderwebs and dust in the basement; I want to scrub out the fridge; I want to go to the art gallery. I think that's it. I probably won't get this all done. Top priority - the office and the cars.

So. I guess that's it for now! Talk to you soon!

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18 comments :

5thsister said...

Heck...play hookey and go to the art gallery instead! Good to see you back!

Cheeseboy said...

A "half librarian", eh? Interesting.

texasholly said...

those crazy cats...

Glad you are making progress!

My Kateness said...

The housework and chores are never, ever done ... for long. They have to be done, yes ... for our sanity ... but they are driving me insane. I'm trying to think of it as creating order in my corner of a disorderly universe; but the rest of the universe seems more orderly than my home. Oh well. Back on the rat wheel I go. See you there? Seriously, I want off the rat wheel and can't afford a housekeeper or cook and no one will do it for me. I need an old-fashioned wife. Do I have to be a man for that? Darn.

scrappysue said...

yay you updated! yay you got thru your first year! yay you have a job without homework - yay for nan's birthday - have a blast mel - can't wait to hear all about it!

Ami said...

Congratulations on finishing your first year. Hope you have a wonderful summer!

Elaine A. said...

Yay! Half a Librarian - that is SO awesome! ;)

Good to hear from you. I desperately need to clean out my car too. Oy.

Erin said...

Congratulations, Melanie! That is wonderful! I'm so happy for you. I can't believe you're already done with your first year. It must be such an amazing feeling!

;-)

Anavar said...

Hi! I check your blog once in a while and always find interesting reading. 1# Happy B-day to your grandmother! 2# Good luck with your new job! 3# I knew it was the lolcat!!! 4# New readers and new friends are always welcome :) 5# I always find an excuse to avoid cleaning the house, so I won't blame you ;)

Have a nice day!
Ana V.

SaraLynn said...

Congrats on the first year!

scrappysue said...

working sure does cut into your blogging time, doesn't it mel? hope it's going well

Erin said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, mel, where are you?!!? miss your posts...

Deb said...

Some advise for a half librarian. when I am faced with things I want to do and have to do, I mix it up. Clean office, go to art gallery, clean out fridge, read a magazine, clean...you get the idea. Congrats to you half LIB!

Sukhdeepak said...

Heartiest congratulations to you.

Bathroom Furniture Store said...

Good afternoon Half Librarian,

Guess you are doing fine and we (all readers), wishing you all the very best ahead in life (for todays and all upcoming tasks)

Have a wonderful week

Regards,

Dave

Lisa McLellan said...

Congrats on getting your first year done! What an accomplishment! I remember doing the single parent and school thing. It was crazy, but also the best time of my life! You go girl!

anadrol said...

I like reading your blog "half librarian".
Keep up the good "work". :)

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