LK, I should lend you my dog. He announces every UPS and FedEx truck that comes down the street. 😀
Today, I got no packages, only bills.Feb 20, 2021 at 6:21 pm
Petitioner to the Council : 4 posts
Today, I returned to TORC after several weeks – and found it quite different than how I remembered! 😂
I used to be Thor ‘n’ Oakenshield on the previous forums (quite liked that username, too, but had no recollection whatsoever of the password I originally used), but I hope I’ll be able to fit in comfortably here on these brand-new forums – everything seems so sleek and modern! As for my absence, that had to do with a ruptured appendix and emergency surgery that left me feeling pretty awful for a few weeks: but I’m pretty much fully recovered now, no longer feel like my insides are trying to strangle me alive, and I can’t wait to explore these new forums fully!Mar 2, 2021 at 1:35 pm
Servant of the Secret Fire : 46 posts
Welcome back! It’s good to have more old timers returning 🙂Mar 2, 2021 at 4:25 pm
Thor’n! I am glad you are okay! Emergency surgery isn’t a fun thing!
Welcome back! 😀Mar 3, 2021 at 6:41 pm
Didn’t get much sleep last night as a result of being sick. (Ate something that didn’t agree with me.)
As a result, today I’m doing……not much of anything really. Too tired.
Welcome back, Thor’n.
LKMar 4, 2021 at 10:43 am
Today I did some shopping. Finally found some cat food I think (hope) my brats will like.
LKMar 8, 2021 at 8:54 pm
I’ve gone grocery shopping – because even in a pandemic one needs to eat and I’ve never liked to order my fresh produce online. You never know what they’ll pick for you. And getting rotten fruit no way 😛
I’ve also written two one-shot stories and published one on my blog.
And now I’m back at sending emails to get a new job because unfortunately for now, writing isn’t paying the bills.Mar 9, 2021 at 5:25 am
Today I decided to clear out a closet or two.
That is really more time consuming than you might think.
LKMar 10, 2021 at 7:33 pm
Today I noticed spambot posts in threads don’t disappear with the spambot deletion, so in the end they accomplish what they set out to do.
I also noticed today the same spambots here are the ones that invaded Arwen Undomiel the same day.Mar 14, 2021 at 1:49 pm
Today I’m taking a class in creative writing.
I have a little catch-up to do in class and assignment but it’s coming up nicely.
And then writing some more cover letters to apply for jobs 😛
What is somewhat reassuring is that there are offers in my field. So keeping my fingers crossed.Mar 18, 2021 at 2:00 am
Today is DST but the thing about having young kids? They don’t care 😂😂… what’s an hour less or more to sleep?
They just want to be up and play.
Also preparing for a job interview tomorrow. With a hiring company so not yet the actual employer. Keep your fingers crossed please 😊Mar 27, 2021 at 11:19 pm
Today I am doing laundry.
If I don’t do anything else, at least I will have accomplished that.
LKApr 1, 2021 at 8:55 am
Today I am packing up some old textbooks to take to my storage unit.
I don’t need them here, and they’re just taking up space.
LKApr 6, 2021 at 9:21 am
Today is a good walk day for the mutt.
And and good yardwork day.
And a good go to store for stuff day.
There are not enough hours in today. 😛
😛Apr 7, 2021 at 2:25 am
Today I was told that I was too qualified for the job I interviewed for… too much experience managing teams – sometimes big ones – so they’re afraid I’ll be bored.
On the other hand the reference I got from one of my former clients was stellar and really appreciated. Feels good to read.
Also sunny but cold (11C vs the 27c from last week 😱😂)… and back to teaching school to my eldest and figuring out activities for the youngest since schools and daycares are all closed.
Finding a job while managing two kids and a stressed out, exhausted (and thus moody) husband… not easy 🤷♀️.Apr 7, 2021 at 7:47 am
earendil—-sorry about the job. That sucks! Too qualified, HA! Tell them no one is too qualified to earn money so they can feed themselves.
Today was a beautiful day, and I wish I could have went for a nice long walk or something, but I had to stay home waiting for a delivery.
Sometimes I despise Amazon. Why can’t they ever deliver in the morning? Then I wouldn’t waste the whole day waiting for them. But nooooooooooo! It’s always late afternoon, early evening when they get here.
Of course, if I were to count on them coming late and go somewhere, THEN they’d show up at 9am!
LKApr 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm
@Arassuil, didn’t think about that but it does make sense. About to turn 40, mother of 2 young ones; so much room for discrimination here… that does lend some perspective.
@Ladykat , yeah well seems like they don’t care… and in a pandemic with a husband making €0 until restaurants can reopen it is a challenge.
Another sunny day today, less chill (16c no coat today); this morning spent working with the eldest, this afternoon outside with the youngest while his brother is doing gardening with my parents 😂. He loves it; I’m such a city person, it’s fun to see him enjoy working the earth (never liked it myself even as a kid at my grandparents)…Apr 8, 2021 at 3:11 am
Posting after myself but I don’t care; turning 40 today and I can’t help but reminisce the time and the friendships I made on TORC that have carried me through the years.
Thank you all.Apr 11, 2021 at 12:01 am
Thank you Tooks 😘
I guess age is a state of mind 😜. I’m feeling old these days though….
Tbh it was a weird day – it started really nice and then somehow it turned a bit sour.
Really grateful to @elengil for the evening/night chat; it really cheered me up.
And I had some nice champagne (a bottle is left… should think of drinking it 😜)
But I did get some lovely presents: Le Guin’s Books of Earthsea, which believe it or not I’ve never read. A book by Stephen King On Writing – a Memoir on the Craft and expecting a few extra this week (not available earlier), including a couple of recommandations from the book club on this very website 😄
Ok the emoji on my computer are showing weirdly vs those on my phone. I guess we’ll see when I post.Apr 14, 2021 at 8:13 am
This place never seems to work the same way twice. ???
Or maybe I’m doing something wrong???
That may be it. 😛😄
Yesterday I got my first covid shot.
Today my arm is sore.
Yay for that. 🤨Apr 15, 2021 at 11:20 am
Petitioner to the Council : 17 posts
Today I’m going to hang our new nestbox for our chickens…one that is made so the eggs roll out under a protected cover, so the stupid chickens and cats don’t eat them.Apr 17, 2021 at 5:49 am
Today I am disappointed because something I have been waiting for in the mail still has not arrived.
P.S. Happy Belated Birthday, earendil.Apr 17, 2021 at 11:25 am
Thank you 🙏🏻 very muchApr 18, 2021 at 11:43 pm
Today it started out sunny and warm, and ended cold and windy.
🤨Apr 21, 2021 at 3:35 pm