Moments with myself

December 30, 2006 at 9:05 am (Personal Revelations & Whatnot)

Emma’s gone off grocery shopping with her mum, so I’ve got some time alone for the first time since being here. It’s so quiet. I’m sitting in our livingroom, near a large picure window. I can see the hills through the fog. Like always, it’s raining. More like a drizzle, but a cold one. The neighborhood we live in is full of retirees, and every so often, they walk by the house, going who knows where. They are always polite enough to wave to me, even though they don’t know who I am. I wave back, since maybe I will get to know them.

I walked in our back garden for a bit, barefoot, in the rain, like I used to do at my house in Tiverton. The ground was much colder but softer, and the grass had a different texture. We’ll see how it is come summer time, when I like to just sit in the grass and read or crochet. I put some stale bread in the birdfeeder, and some ravens came by for a snack. From the back yard, I can see the chapel that the town was named after. It’s older than the USA, and I went inside it this past summer with Emma’s dad.

I started crocheting a blanket on the plane, and I’ve kept it going since. It’s going to be one large granny square, made of Caron’s Rainbow Dream, in Jet Stream. It’s like a mixture of greens, purples, and blues. It’ll match the colors of the bed set we have. I lost my reading glasses a while back, so when I was out shopping yesterday, I bought a pair from Boot’s. It’s a cheapo pair, but they do the job.


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I’m home!

December 29, 2006 at 2:40 pm (General Life, The Big Move)

Well, new home. I still feel kind weird saying that, and realizing that this really is my new home. I got here in one piece, with details to be given later. The good news is, I got a free bump to 1st class on the Philly to Mancheser leg.

I spent the day running around Stockport, sorting out odds and ends. I registered with the local doctor, changed my few dollars into pounds, bought some things at the shops, got a new cell phone and number, and put in a few hours in my new job.

I’m starting work officially on Tuesday. Bit nervous, for sure.

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2006 at 4:37 pm (General Life)

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In the Waiting Room

December 23, 2006 at 9:35 am (General Life, The Big Move)

I feel like I’m in some weird life-waitingroom.

Work ended yesterday.

I move Wednesday.

Today’s going to be spent packing. I shipped off five boxes of stuff yesterday (costing me about $270 to ship…ouch!). My bro Saul bought me some of those vacuum packing bags to get more stuff packed in my suitcases. We’ll see  how those work. I’m watching MSNBC and seeing all the troubles at the airport – seems like it has that every year.

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Kids see, Kids do.

December 17, 2006 at 9:55 am (Social and Politics)

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The Very British Name Generator

December 17, 2006 at 9:24 am (MeMes, Quizzzes, and Polls)

My very British name is Margaret Cavendish.
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December 15, 2006 at 12:13 pm (The Big Move)

Your application has been approved and the visa has been issued.”

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I think I wrote this in my sleep?

December 15, 2006 at 8:02 am (Personal Revelations & Whatnot)

Well, not really. But I think whoever did is in my head. I found it while browsing Craiglist’s Top Posts of 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another Mustard Post

December 8, 2006 at 8:57 am (Crochet & Crafts, General Life, Teaching)

…time to catch up. I haven’t been blogging much this week. It’s been rather hectic. Here’s the updates on the goings on in Sarah-ville.

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My face hurts.

December 4, 2006 at 10:45 am (General Life, Teaching)

In the last two hours or so, I’ve developed this awful jaw and face pain. I’m hoping it’s just my sinuses, and not some kind of tooth issue. (I was told last year to have my wisdoms removed, since they were set in my jaw sideways. I was given the option to “wait and see”, since I was 26, and they hadn’t moved at all. My dad gets a kick out of the fact that I am 27 and still have no wisdom teeth.)

I’m thinking it’s more sinus, since both side of my jaw, my cheeks, my throat, and my eyes hurt. It’s about a 6 out of 10, with 10 being “oh my god kill me now” pain.

I’ve decided not to aggrivate it more, so I’m writing everything down instead of talking to my students. They’re getting a kick out of it. I’ve also noticed that they are quieter because of it…like if they were too loud, they couldn’t read what I wrote. Hehe.

The thing that sucks is that my Dad made churico (portuguese sausage) and peppers for dinner last night, and I have the leftovers along with some hard rolls for dinner. Yeah. Hard rolls.

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