It does sound lovely, doesn’t it? It didn’t happen. They were all really busy (one was writing her dissertation, another starting a new job, & so on), & the date on this post reminds me that it was just before one of the hardest summers of my life. I still want to do something like this . . . will have to think about with whom & when/how/where. 1 month ago
This has been such a great place to meet good-hearted people like you while pursuing one’s goals & dreams. Thanks for helping to spark many 43 meetups & for always being so supportive & thoughtful. You are a gem! 23 months ago
It WAS our 43T anniversary! I appreciate your kind thoughts, 43 twin. 23 months ago
they say that so many repetitions are not really effective. It would probably be optimal to do several different kinds of crunches, just 2-3 sets of 8-10 reps of each.
But the DOING is always lots harder than the theory, right?! 2 years ago
Hope yours gets better SOON! Hugs (carefully). 2 years ago
This is NOT easy. We’re proud of you!
(And nice to see you again – it’s been quite a while!) 2 years ago
If you do leave your house, get your daughter & SIL to help with the piano, & make it a family excursion to Tucson in a rented truck! 4 years ago
And I’m glad it’s contributing to your beautiful inner work.
Plum jam & sauce & fresh-baked bread sound heavenly – wish I lived nearby! 2 years ago
Cooked greens with a bit of peanut butter sauce = yum! 2 years ago
I don’t understand it either! Maybe Todd could help us—I’ll ask him. 2 years ago
under my name at the top, you should see a link that says “Open conversation.” Click on it, & what you write there will come to me as a private e-mail.
I wanted to do this on your page, but there is no link for it. :-(
On your own page, you should click on “Your Account” (top let); then you will see “Allow other people to send me private messages” under “E-mail preferences.” If you click to leave a check mark there, I will be able to send you a message. 2 years ago
I’m so glad you’re here and having a good time! I would love to meet you. Your account doesn’t allow me to send you a private message, though. Can you send me a private message from my profile page? 2 years ago
Hey old friend—do you not allow private messages? I’d love to catch up with you! It’s great to see you back here. Hugs. 2 years ago
If she really were committed to respecting/honoring Nick, she would have expressed distress & alarm to hear that he wasn’t feeling it, & she would have apologized directly to him. Doesn’t sound like she cared that much.
Here’s to finding a caregiver who really cares!
Hugs to you both. 2 years ago
I’m sorry this didn’t happen, but surely something else will open up soon & you’ll nail it. I can well imagine how you yearn to move on. 2 years ago
Your list makes me chuckle now, Tink. Good to see you back! 2 years ago
It’s fun to hear about them at this stage. You are a great mom. 2 years ago
It happened this morning that I was on the same bus as a young colleague who took my course in March. When I told her that I still had a lot of work before I could get my responses back to everyone, she said none of the other teachers in this course sequence did that! In the developmental editing course (the last in the sequence) she took recently, someone asked the instructor about it, & she flat-out said, “No, I don’t have time to write comments to everyone & send their projects back.”
Well, yeah, I don’t either! For some reason this hadn’t come up when I met with the other instructors to go over curriculum & practices. I had just assumed it was part of the job. My student assured me, “We aren’t expecting it – don’t worry about it.”
What a huge relief. I think I will return the markups that I have done on the work of the first students (maybe 8?) to send me their work, & let them know this is a perk for being extra-prompt. Then I can move on to a pending task for my next round of the class, which comes in late July: making the syllabus more detailed & informative.
In that upcoming class, I will make short assignments on the first two days, give students some class time to complete them, & hunker down in the evenings to mark up their work. Then they’ll have some direct personal feedback that’s immediate – the best kind.
I cannot say what a big relief this is. I feel like I have my life back. 2 years ago