Posted by mountainmelody On 3/30/2010 07:43:00 PM 1 comments

Apparently the torture is going to continue for some time yet.

That's all I have to say about it here.

I promise to stop with the negative posts once everything is resolved!
Posted by mountainmelody On 3/21/2010 12:21:00 PM 0 comments
dissertation = frustrating as ever

gatlinburg = nice

Celtic Prayer for St. Patrick's Day

Posted by mountainmelody On 3/17/2010 06:59:00 PM 2 comments
May the blessing of light be on you--light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire,
so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you,
may it beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool where the blue of heaven shines.
And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly.


a post that's not about my dissertation

Posted by mountainmelody On 3/16/2010 08:28:00 PM 2 comments
I've had a small problem with squirrels taking over my attic, especially as the weather has warmed up. As I work furiously on my dissertation, the squirrels host bowling parties and sumo wrestling contests upstairs.

This weekend I discovered that the squirrels had somehow made their way into the closet on my back porch. I went to clean out the porch, and found yet another goody in what appears to be the squirrels' nest:
I know it's not the greatest photo, but this is definitely another snake skin. Not the first time, but still...not exactly what you want to find in your closet.

They had also squirreled away nuts all over the closet. You never know when your food supply might run out, I suppose...
Posted by mountainmelody On 3/13/2010 08:48:00 PM 2 comments
Draft completed. Now for several agonizing weeks/months of review and revisions...


Posted by mountainmelody On 3/11/2010 07:05:00 PM 2 comments
That's all I should probably say here. Feel free to gossip about me amongst yourselves. ;)