Archive for May, 2006

Quote o’ the Day

May 27, 2006

I may have to make this a link and do it daily. Today, it's here:

"A towel it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you – daft as a brush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough."

– Douglas Adams

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Moving Experiences

May 26, 2006

I am packing to move to Lafayette. In some ways I have less than I thought. In some ways, more.

I'm hoping to avoid the cost of a storage building, but I'm not sure yet. I am receiving gracious support from my friends and family to help me continue my degree with the programs in Ireland and France. There is still much more to do and save for. 

I'd like to put some links on my web page to reports that  pay me when people buy them. I also want to create some of my own free and paid articles, autoresponders, etc. Both my computers are having minor freak-outs. I think they'll be okay. I just need some help.

The PC seems to shut down if it's hot. The fan seems to be working fine, though. Today I ran a fan right at the back of it and it has stayed on. I want to move iTunes off C: and put it on E: and I haven't gotten that figured out yet. Right now C: has only 240 mb available and Windows XP needs 200 to run. I have gotten the Low Disk Space warning several times.

I tried to install MS Office 2003 to my laptop and it said it couldn't find  E:\Files\Pfiles\MSOffice\OfficeII\Accweb\RPT2DAP.XSL which is a little weird because E: is the CD: drive. . . I think.

I should be all moved by the end of the month. I've gotten a PO Box to use. I've got decisions to make about my phone, my computers, etc.

The car is running pretty well. I have to tighten a spark plug now and again.

All in all I am feeling very supported, very guided and a little nervous about my first trip to a foreign country by myself. The only time I've been out of the US before was with a school group when I was 13 years old. I went to Mexico City. At least, I spoke the language!  🙂

Do keep in touch. It will mean a lot to me when I'm abroad.

Love,

Stacy

Ch- ch- ch- changes!

May 12, 2006

Do you ever start something, do it regularly for a while, then find that your attention is elsewhere for a while? Yes?  Me, too. Thanks for coming back to read.

Since we last met our heroine, her roommate decided to sell the house, she decided to move in with a friend in Lafayette, she got a tune up and battery for the FABULOUS new car (Okay, after a year and a half without one, an 86 Honda is FABULOUS in my opinion. Cope.) and is beginning to make plans to put all of her belongings in a storage building, getting ready for a trip to Ireland.

I'm sure there's more in the past couple of weeks since I last wrote, but that's a lot of it.

Furthermore, I am now letting myself dream of going to Chartres, France for the 7 intensives of the New Chartres School as the completion of my doctorate in ministry with Wisdom University (www.wisdomuniversity.org)  Look at the page, too. It's quite beautiful (a little illlegible, but quite beautiful). It shows stained glass and other parts of the Chartres Cathedral.

Why Ireland? 

I don't know. I've always felt that if I ever had the opportunity to travel off the continent, I'd want to go to Ireland. And now I have the chance to do it for school. I can't think of a better way. (Oh, okay, maybe a honeymoon. Maybe.

Am I searching for my roots?

Maybe that, too. I'm the daughter of 2 adopted people. I have no roots. But I do know that my mother's biological mother's last name was Wallace and my father's biological father's last name was McNaff. It's a start.

Lots of changes.

Comment below and tell me how *you're* doing!

Love,

Stacy