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2011:The Year of the Odd

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The year 2011 has been odd. From the FreeDictionary.com, odd is defined as not expected, regular, or planned. I think that is the perfect word describing 2011; the year of the odd. Here's a quaint little poem to sum it up: 2011: Year of the Odd Odd was good, Odd was bad, Odd was surprising; Odd was staid. Odd was fun, Odd was sad, Odd was surmising; Odd was played. Odd was serene Odd was glad, Odd was surviving; Odd now fades. Wishing you and yours a peaceful 2012. Thank you for reading my blog. -xo

Christmas and Article

Okay, enough of Christmas already. I'm tired. The good news of the day is that Howard Dukes wrote a wonderful article about my book in the writer's section. I am very pleased with how the article turned out. I also have to thank K. and C. from my MLS class for showing it to him. I will forever be grateful. http://www.southbendtribune.com/entertainment/inthebend/sbt-poet-gathers-20-years-of-writing-20111225,0,4556889.story

Happy Hello-idays

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(Photograph by SJS/2011) Welcome, December 24. These next two days are a mixed bag for me--as well for a lot of people-- emotionally. I'm happy that I'm surviving the season and doing well. This season, starting with Thanksgiving, Steve and I truly started creating our own traditions, not buying (too much) into the hype, pressure, fa-la-la and blah-blah-blah of what holidays are supposed to be. (No wonder therapist's offices are so busy this time of year with familial conflicts at the turkey table and high expectations around a forced Christmas tradition.) I've learned some lessons about the seasons and life in general: create your own joy, don't wait around for others to create happiness, joy, and peace in your life. It has to come from within; yes, I'm a slow learner. Better late then never. My vocabulary pertaining to this season has shifted (and if you have been reading this blog long enough, you know this) it was first the holidays. Then came the helli…

Author Affirmation

Request it Add to cart Explore Classic catalog In the family of trees : selected poems and photographs, 1991-2011 / Lori Caskey Sigety ; [editing and layout by Stephen J. Sigety] Sigety, Lori Caskey. [Mishawaka, Ind.] : Marimba and Ice Books, 2011. BOOK My rating Average of 0 ratings: 0 stars. Add a Review Add a Tag Add a Comment SYSTEM RECORD - System Record - ARP Record (SA) - Show all copies/volumes Location Call No. Status System Record ARP Record (SA) SYSTEM RECORD SB Main Non-Fiction 811.54 Si22i IN PROCESS Francis Adult Nonfiction 811.54 Si22i IN PROCESS Centre Twp Adult Nonfic 811.54 Si22i IN PROCESS German Twp Adult Nonfic 811.54 Si22i IN PROCESS River Park Adult Nonfic 811.54 Si22i IN PROCESS Tutt Adult Nonfiction 811.54 Si22i IN PROCESS LaSalle Adult Nonfiction 811.54 Si22i IN PROCESS More Details Description 1 v. (unpaged) ; : col. ill. ; 26 cm. Note "Lori Caskey Sigety…

Holiday Hairapy

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Yes, I have bangs again. This time, I had them professionally cut and styled. My arsenol of hair products includes two flat irons and a lot of hairspray. Fortunately, since my hair is coarse and dry, it doesn't have to be shampooed often, so I can wash and flat iron my bangs and the rest of my hair, if I so choose. I needed a change of style. Plus, my bangs are long enough that I can style with my longer hair back if I choose to keep the tresses curly.

Sunny Sunday at Merrifield Park

It's a lovely Sunday afternoon and I took advantage of the sunshine. After lathering on sunscreen--even in the winter--I took my license, park id, ice skates, three dollars I borrowed from Steve-- and drove to Merrified Park. I brought my skates, paid my fee, turned on the itunes, and just started skating laps around the rink. I almost had the rink to myself, which is even more lovely. After the first couple cautious laps to get my bearings-- or my ice legs--, I just zoned out and skated to music. I'm sure the other skaters appreciated my occasional breaking into song, but what's more amusing than a skating serenade on a Sunday afternoon? It was the best three dollars spent; perhaps I will purchase a season pass. Hopefully, the skating session will help counteract the multitude of gastronomic sins I have committed in the past month.

Wednesday Night and Wallflowers

Well, I didn't attend class because it's over (sniff), but Steve and I did go out to dinner to celebrate the end of another successful MLS semester. I received an A-! Cheers! When we ventured out, I was inspired to keep writing a story that's based on flowers that I draw on ink. They're called "The Wallflowers". I have a story synoposis and I'm going to start an illustrated book about them. It will be interesting to see what transpires from the characters.

Last Foodie Lit Class :(

Usually I'm happy at the end of the semester, celebrating accomplishments and what I learned. And honestly, there have been classes where I have felt like "THANK GOD IT's OVER!" Tonight was a night where I was actually, well... sad. The "What's For Dinner: The Poetics and Politics of Food" 500-level Humanities course I took was one of the best courses I have ever taken. Many classmates echo my sentiment: it's a life-changer. I have altered the way I view food and food consumption. However, I have eaten MORE this semester and need to go to Zumba or belly dancing or ice skating. Anyway, I'm sad it's over and hopefully my professor will offer a foodie sequel. :)

Happy December

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Happy December! I am a little late; it is December 6. I am standing by the old adage that "late is better than never." Like everyone else, Steve and I have been extremely busy. Doesn't it seem like everything--including gatherings--occur on the same date at the same time? This happened several times already in the past week and a half during the second and third days of teaching courses this month. I had a Lia Sophia soiree scheduled on Tuesday night and a presentation at Greenwood Public Library on Thursday. Fortunately, I communicated with my supervisor prior to signing the monthly agreement to teach. (Yay for good communication and a supportive supervisor.) Everything turned out fine. The soiree went well; my friends hosted "the man show." Men showed up to shop and purchase baubles for partners and spouses. It was great. I may try out more "man shows" next year. Thursday Steve and I travelled to Indy and Greenwood to present and stay overnig…