Zelly

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About Zelly

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    Well I mean I DO like reading. Also hikes, art, and video games.

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  1. Virginia schools are now closed for the rest of the school year. This hit me like truck. Do we still get paid? Are students going to be ready for next year? What about students that I know aren't ready? Should I take down my room and starting cleaning? Are kids coming back in the summer? Do I get to say goodbye to my students?
  2. I had to look this up (you're not alone) to listen to it. I learned how to pick locks as a teenager (in innocent geek fashion, nothing sketchy). It's a useful, but weird and suspicious skill, so I don't share with people actually I know. Also I discovered that my state is 1 of 3 where simply owning lock picks is a crime. Also I can juggle. Once upon a time my saintly patient parents paid for me to go to a very, very nice summer camp in the hope that I would ride horses and sail. I did those things, but I also signed up for a juggling class. Man, my childhood was a lot more interesting than adulthood.
  3. Welp. We're diving into Coronavirus land here in Virginia, having closed all schools statewide. My school district (I teach kindergarten) had been frantically making plans for a couple days ahead of time and I'm honestly impressed with the plan they came up with and how quickly it was rolled into action. Teachers only are rolling into tomorrow to learn more details. *crosses fingers* I worry about my students education, but.....well honestly I'm proud of my class and think they've learned a lot. This is about the time of year that standardized tests begin for the older kids and school life in general starts to disintegrate. But this whole thing is bizarre. It's like summer....only not. A vacation, but it's unpleasant. I've got a laundry room full of canned fruits and veggies and no lesson plans to make. Nothing bad has happened to me or my family. But the disruption of daily life and the removal of things that people have assumed as something constant or stable.....it's created this tension like nothing else I've seen. People in my area tend to overstock groceries when snow is expected. But now....people in the grocery store are tense, curt, and eyeing each other sideways. It's quiet in an unfriendly way that I can't quite describe.
  4. Update #1: What's good! Well, I'm good at getting enough sleep and drinking water. My lunches and dinners were prepped, calorie counted, filling, and delicious, so yay. What's...so-so! So some exercise has been accomplished. One strength workout and one yoga workout (yoga is crazy ya'll, I had sore muscles I didn't know existed). And went running! What's not so good! There is junk food everywhere. Helped out at church Sunday night, they provided pizza for dinner. Only had one slice and no dessert, so I was okay with it. Went to work on Monday, they had a potluck lunch. I shouldn't have even gone to the room where it was, I had no reason to go there. I told myself I was only going to look (my own lies are so ridiculous, why do I believe them???). Didn't do too bad, had a few cheese cubes and veggies. Then today. Today there were boxes of free donuts at work. I broke bad, ate not one, but two. *mad at self *
  5. Intro/Disclaimer - Read me first - About me - Why?... Goals and Plans (as of 2/13/20) Here's hoping to successfully check back in about a week.
  6. Wait, there's a blog function? What what what?
  7. Update #1: What's good! Well, I'm good at getting enough sleep and drinking water. My lunches and dinners were prepped, calorie counted, filling, and delicious, so yay. What's...so-so! So some exercise has been accomplished. One strength workout and one yoga workout (yoga is crazy ya'll, I had sore muscles I didn't know existed). What's not so good! There is junk food everywhere. Helped out at church Sunday night, they provided pizza for dinner. Only had one slice and no dessert, so I was okay with it. Went to work on Monday, they had a potluck lunch. I shouldn't have even gone to the room where it was, I had no reason to go there. I told myself I was only going to look (my own lies are so ridiculous, why do I believe them???). Didn't do too bad, had a few cheese cubes and veggies. Then today. Today there were boxes of free donuts at work. I broke bad, ate not one, but two. *mad at self *
  8. So blogs! They are thing. Who knew. Thanks Ene! If you wanted to follow along, here it is:
  9. Sharp, stompy boots.
  10. Gonna give a hearty recommendation for Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell. It's book 1 out of a 6+ series, so yay. The first half moves pretty slowly, but then you meet the giant incredibly bloodthirsty flying squirrel who is a "business partner", not a familiar. It's good stuff.
  11. I have a playlist called "Yassss". Always has 5-10 random songs I'm currently obsessed with and listening to on repeat. At the moment it has: Crossing Field - Lisa The Violence - Rise Against It Ain't Me - Kygo & Selena Gomez Into the Unknown - Idina Menzel & AURORA She's Kerosene - The Interrupters
  12. I'm at the point where I'm also getting super suspicious of everything. Re-reading Oathbringer. During her wedding prep scene, Shallan is uncomfortable with all the attention and thinks to herself, "At least she wasn't going to end up as queen." And I mean....yikes. Yikes. Yikes. Tell me that doesn't smell of foreshadowing.
  13. Hey there folks. I'm not having a bad day myself, but I thought I'd share something with you if you're going through some dark times. https://www.futureme.org/ Write an email to yourself.....but you won't receive it for years. I've been using this for awhile now (usually when I'm in a sad place and have a lot of questions about who I am and what I'm doing). It's nice now because journaling and dumping my thoughts in writing helps me vent and focus. It's nice in the future because, wow, things.......things change. Not everything. And maybe not what you want. But....it blows my mind the things that were different just a year or two ago, let alone 5-10. Wants, needs, priorities, people.....life is weird. Anyway, try it out. Also I recommend reading the public letters that people let be posted anonymously. They are a beautiful mess of us all being beautiful messes. You're not alone.
  14. Urithiru awakens. Jasnah just killing it as Queen, although I do worry about her potential for extreme, efficient, ruthlessness. The Ghostbloods overall motivation/creed. Hoid. An expedition on the Wandersail. Dunno what for. Finding the Origin, Aimia, etc Information about Rall Elorim. It's one of the few cities we really have so little information about.....except mysterious, creepy sounding fragments. Cooperative Heralds. I don't see it happening, but kinda hoping for it.