my grandmother died. it seems impossible to me now... that last year, I woke up to a phone call that my grandmother had died. then there was frantic scrambling about getting a flight to virginia, where she bought a funeral plot in the 1970's... I flew out new year's day. then my brother not speaking to… Continue reading one year ago…
I'm watching Secondhand Lions on the tee-vee. Christian Kane is hot as ever. Before that, it was the end of The Pursuit of Happyness with the ever-awesome Will Smith. good days, my dears!
hi all! I wanted to talk a little bit about money. (wait! it's so taboo! I know, but when it comes down to it, it's important to talk about.) I've been living on the VISTA stipend since September, and only a few overdraft dramas. Before that, I was in National service, which pays the big… Continue reading living on the VISTA stipend… (or, thoughts on not having a lot of cash.)
what, my friends, is up with the 365 messages in my inbox about everyone and these VIRTUAL GIFTS? did I miss something? clearly. was it EPIC? most likely. luckily, it was most likely not the zombie apocalypse, so ... whew! the americonference has actually been more fun than I thought it would be. great people,… Continue reading go crazy with the Cheese Whiz!
so I'm hanging out in the hotel in Salem, Oregon, getting ready for my americorps!VISTA training. The PRE-SERVICE orientation, which probably should have happened in September. umm... yeah. I hope it's not awful. but here I am!!! good times afoote. hugs all around. and YES, I DID FORGET TO BRING MY BUSINESS CARDS. do not… Continue reading WHUT up, AMERICORPS?!
yes my dears, I haven't posted in a while. my apologies. life at One Sustainability to Live! is coming apace. I "wrote" (and by wrote I do, in fact, mean "cut and pasted the hell out of a previous document") my first grant yesterday. it wound up being four pages. totally. for $35,000. I have… Continue reading out from in absentia