Well, friends, it’s nice to see you again! I have to lot to share with you this month.
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that I failed real bad at continuing to read.
Oops. I did read more Spiderman comics, but I didn’t finish Jane Eyre like I’d hoped. I’m about halfway through though, and I really like it! Book review is soon to come.
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that Grady’s hometown had a massive forest fire.
It was terrifying. The fire doubled its area within 24 hours and the entire city had to be evacuated. It was even worse the next day. There were a several hours of mad texting, Facebooking, and news-watching, but his family is safe, thank goodness.
It really reminded me how special life is.
When my family had a house fire several years ago, we lost a lot of special things and had to live out of boxes for about a year. But none of us were harmed, and in all honesty, it was somehow one of the best Christmas we ever had.
Because for once, we disconnected ourselves from electronics and other outside things that demanded our attention, and focused entirely on each other.
So Grady didn’t need me to, since he knew his family was safe, but I took the next day off just to spend time with him. I feel like all this (awesome) blogging madness sometimes gets so exciting that I forget to really be present.
You should do that sometime — just say no to whatever you have to do and do what you want to do instead. You don’t have to socialize. Just go for a walk, and shut down everything else. Focus on you!
(If you want to help out, please click here to donate to the Alberta Red Cross. The federal and provincial governments are matching all donations, so every little bit counts!)
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that I’m once again reducing how often I post.
It seems like I’m being lazy, I know, but trust me — I’m not.
Cutting down from three posts a week to two last month didn’t end up giving me the extra time I had hoped, because just as I made that change, I moved into a new unit in Elite Blog Academy, which is super fun and awesome, but requires a lot more work for each post.
I ended up spending the same amount of time blogging with two posts per week as I had been doing with three. And the quality of my posts went a little to the wayside as a result. I just didn’t have the time to do good research, or to read more about feminism for my own learning.
So for a hopefully a short time, I will only be posting once a week. This way, I can give you better content that you love, while still working hard on EBA. Those weekly posts are going to be epic though — I hope you’re ready!
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If we were having tea, I’d tell you that I’ve made another big step in adulthood — I have a business card for substitute teaching!
I’d show you a photo, but it has a lot of personal info that I don’t want out there, seeing as I’ve already been attacked for being a feminist online. Wouldn’t want to make it too easy for the haters!
But it’s legit, and it looks awesome. It’s got blue to match my online teaching portfolio, and the black makes it look really professional. They came in the mail last week!
I left a card for the teacher I subbed for the next day. So excited about it. #dontjudgeme
I’m growing up, you guys!
If we were having tea, I’d tell you that Matrix is almost all grown up, too.
His first birthday is June 2nd, according to the Humane Society.
He’s gotten so big, and he’s so freakin’ smart!
In fact, he learned how light switches work. It was pretty hilarious when suddenly I was in the dark in the middle of my shower.
He also managed to escape the apartment only a few weeks ago, completely due to my own stupidity. I had been drinking a bit, and the weather has been INSANE in Alberta, just way too hot — so I went to open a window.
The only window that doesn’t have a screen.
It was pretty funny, honestly — my friends and I were staring at him, because he was somehow able to get all four paws on the windowsill, which he can’t normally do. We were very confused.
Imagine my idiotic, “NO!” in response, when I ran over to stop him.
He jumped right on out onto the lawn.
Luckily, he turned back to look at me when I shouted at him, and I scruffed him right away, flipped him backwards upside down through the window bars, back into my arms, and slammed that window shut.
Close call. Friggin smarty pants!
Now, he’s back to jumping at our feet and our food.