Friday, February 04, 2011

The Blog Post That Has No Name

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford

Melissa mentioned being jealous of all our snow. Melissa, I'd ship it off to you if I could. There's a guy down the road who stuck a sign in one of his drifts that says: FREE SNOW. :-)

LONG day yesterday ... DD and I didn't agree on a few things about school, like what it means to actually be "done" (yes, that means that your quiz AND your homework is finished) and how many times I should give her hints during a poem she was supposed to have memorized before we decided that it wasn't really memorized after all. There was much fussing and stomping of feet and "but, mom-ing".

Usually it's much easier, but our routine has been messed with this week with DH on jury duty (which means he's home a LOT more -- he leaves later and gets home earlier) and Wednesday with all the snow and DH home. I think it was Weds that really did it this time. Drama, drama, drama.

I'm in the midst of changing all my bank accounts to a new bank. Our old one started imposing fees on pretty much everything starting January 1st without any way to waive them (except having massive amounts of money with them ... uh, yeah, I'm going to keep my millions - ha - with you a 1 1/2% interest. Are rich people really that stupid?). It's SUCH a pain, though. With automatic deposits and payments set up and having to switch those and just all the other crap that comes with it. Thankfully, I've been able to do almost everything either online or via phone, so it's saved me many, many hours of running around.

Yesterday, I did not get any writing done, BUT -- and this was huge for me! -- I had an epiphany about the story and how to get through this painful part and on to the end. I swear, that moment at night when I'm laying in bed all half-asleep and dozy is the absolute BEST time for brainstorming. I think my brain is looser and more willing to think outside the box then. I wish I could simulate that during the day... I suppose I could do what Samuel Taylor Coleridge did when writing "Kubla Khan" (the poem was composed one night after he experienced an opium influenced dream), but I'll probably pass on that.

I have high hopes for writing today, provided DD keeps the drama to a minimum.


Your Dominant Personality Trait is Ambition

You are a very confident, take charge type of person.

You know who you want to be, and you're going to do everything in your power to achieve your goals.

You throw caution to the wind. You know that risks are necessary to get ahead in life.

If you fail, you learn from the experience... and try harder next time!

Okay .... I'm good with that.



Dru said...

I know what you mean about the bank, it is getting ridiculous at all the fees they want to put on us small depositors.

I hope you have less drama today.

Your Dominant Personality Trait is Inquisitiveness

You are an imaginative and curious person. You are excited to learn about the world.

You are interested in all sorts of topics. You like to understand history and how things work.

You are both a tinkerer and an intellectual. You probably enjoy working with your hands and more passive activities like reading.

You have many interests and hobbies... and you're always looking to take on a new one.

It really amazes me how well these quizzes are accurate.

It's Friday, have a great day.

BTW, any prediction of snow this weekend? Our is now a mere inch if any at all.

Maria Zannini said...

I LOVE epiphanies. It makes life worth living again. LOL!

Ref: banks
I remember when they used to give 5% and shower you with gifts. Now I've got to pay them.

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks for thinking of me with the snow. LOL on the free snow!

Congrats on the epiphany. That more than makes up for words. Good luck translating it on to the page.

We are facing a similar situation with one back. Luckily only one auto payment comes out of that. We'd tried to keep my writing money separate in the beginning, but after we moved it got too difficult. Must close that other account soon!

Tori Lennox said...

Some banks are really too big for their britches, as the saying goes.

Brandy said...

So far we've been lucky with our bank, but we're keeping an eye on our accounts thanks to what we're hearing about banking lately.
I understand your school drama. Son is driving me crazy this week.

Glad you were able to brainstorm a part of your story!

Your Dominant Personality Trait is Prudence
You are a responsible and together person. You like structures and schedules.
You don't mind having a long to-do list... in fact, you sort of like checking things off on it.
You are a planner, and you rarely act on impulse. You know what you'll be doing tomorrow.
You are dependable and polite. You do your best not to give anyone any trouble.

Very true. *g*

I hope you had a great day!