2013 Kingston Cheezmeet!

Soooo… honeycakerabbit was in Toronto Canada for a conference, and had a couple of days afterwards for fun! She caught the bus to Kingston and we planned a day (summer solstice!) in Lemoine Point Conservation Area, which is a gorgeous place on Lake Ontario. 4point5kittehs came down from Ottawa area too. We packed up lunch in backpacks and away we went! As near as I can guess from the map, we walked 5 or 6 km total, and we saw some friendly human-type peeps, some with dogs, and we saw wildlifes! This is 3 of us, with Seanya taking the…

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Life and school

Where did that tidal wave of tests and assignments come from for the last couple of weeks? Well, okay, we’re getting farther into the program now, so of course there’s tests and things starting to turn up. So far, though, I’m doing good! Computer Literacy: I no longer have to take because I passed a competency test Lab Animal Handling: first test in theory (legal requirements for housing and handling animals in pounds and research facilities) is next week, and I think I’m improving in the practical rat and mouse handling… although those are REALLY unfriendly mice Livestock Care: first…

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December, finally over!

Okay, December has never exactly been my favourite month. (Well, nothing between Hallowe’en and the spring equinox ever is.) Even though I don’t do the Christmas thing, it still always manages to be a hectic and stressful time of year. This year, no exception. The financial situation, after a year and a half off work due to a depression that lasted about six months, is a nightmare, and is periodically triggering some rather unpleasant anxiety. ‘Nuff said, I’ll spare you the details. Getting enrolled in college and getting my student loan sorted out turned out to be a bureaucratic hassle,…

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Good thing I’m changing careers anyway

I’ve had transcription to do for, man, ages now.  Weeks.  Which I’ve been trying and trying and trying to make myself do.  Now, to understand how weird this is, you need to know that transcription, typing stuff straight from dictation while using a foot pedal to control play-rewind-FF, is something that I’ve enjoyed ever since college, was one of my favourite parts of my 3-year psychiatry job, and was (in theory) the main part of the job I was in when I got depressed.  I’ve done it from home before.  I even recently bought myself a digital foot pedal, which…

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