Monday, December 19, 2016

Patron saints for 2017, and New Years resolutions!

Our bookworm friend, St. Jerome
Hi all! *another weak smile* I am back at work, but the winter sicknesses have a strong hold on our household. Anne is mostly better. I *was* mostly better, but then Mike started saying that his throat hurt and that he was stuffy. Next thing you knew, my throat hurt anew and I was stuffy again. So I think that I actually have yet a new manifestation of the nefarious pestilence that is currently sweeping its way through our family. And let's just say that I am not very happy about it.

*glares*

I'm doing my best to be upbeat, but I'm not loving being back at work. Especially when I have hours of lesson planning to do (and aforementioned lesson planning doesn't really seem all that much less onerous than the fall nightmare we swore we would not repeat), and in a weakened state to boot. But I'm doing what I can.

As I drove into work this morning, I was doing my usual, which is to say I was listening to a podcast. Which, as always, was perking me up. And it caused me to reflect on the fact that that I really, really miss Planned Not Scripted, the podcast that Cristina and I collaborate on. We've been on hiatus since September due to life interfering in our fun, and I have some technical work to do behind the scenes to get our Skype recording situation back under control. So far this December, even with the semester being over, that has not happened. But I want it to happen. And so I made a New Year's resolution right then and there to get things back up and ready for January, when we can put out a new episode.

*3 cheers!*

It is officially on my to-do list, and I am feeling quite thrilled about it.

Once I started dwelling on New Year's resolutions, it also reminded me that I select a patron saint for my blog each year using the random Saint's Name Generator. So when I got into my office this morning, I fired her up, and guess who I got?

St. Jerome!

Patron of librarians. *beams* Another of my resolutions this year will be to write more, and finish that long-term writing project that I've been talking about for over 6 months now. This all made me feel a lot better, and like I have direction for the coming year: in 2017, I will focus on writing and podcasting, with St. Jerome providing my back up moral support. I love it!

I'm also going to be taking a few short trips in 2017: To a dance workshop, to visit Cristina, and to attend the New York Sheep and Wool festival with my knitting friends. And I'm *hoping* that I'll be able to meet Samantha in real life next year as well. Lots to look forward to! And I look forward to sharing it with all of you. *heart*

How is your week starting out, dear reader?

2 comments:

  1. Hi Tiffany, I meant to respond to one of your last postings in which you commented that it would really lift your spirits to hear from your readers. I just wanted you to know that I look forward to your posts and even though I don't leave comments, I enjoy reading your updates. There have been times that I have laughed out loud at something you've shared and I just leave your blog with my day a bit brighter. I can also relate to some of the work anxieties you experience.

    Please know that there are those out there like me who really appreciate you! I hope that you keep posting.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. Anonymous, it is comments like yours that keep me going! Thank you SO MUCH!! <3

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