"I did not give her a copy of my cartoon. I mentioned it in conversation along with several other ideas (hers as well) that we talked about for cartoons. She drew the cartoon herself. I have not seen it. Do you think that other students are not talking to their friends and maybe even their parents about ideas for cartoons?"
This was the response I got from XSU in reply to an email I sent him telling him that Rebel Junior took an idea of his and made it her own for her philosophy class. The students were told to either write an essay about something or come up with a cartoon that had a philosophical bent to it. When RJ told her father about the assignment he *pulled out* a sheaf of drawings he had - one of which RJ made her own. NOt really plagiarising but not her own original idea either. XSU showed her his drawings, so he's lied. I think that RJ has taken the easy way out by *embellishing* on his idea rather than coming up with her own thoughts and he sees nothing wrong with that. UNbelieveable! sigh... IDIOT!
As usual, he completely missed my point. That being said- she should have come up with her own ideas instead of using something of his. I already see him "helping" her with university essays down the road.
I'm reading a novel called "The good divorce guide" by Cristina Odone. A British novel - chicklit kind of thing. Mostly enjoying it and would love to help the main character throttle her ex the man who left the stay at home mom for the flashy woman at work. IDIOT! And Rosie finds a man.... post divorce. But then again, she's not yet 40 never mind a tad over 50.
Not that I am looking because I am not. Not yet anyway. I am of the opinion what will be will be. I am still learning to be on my own, even though it's been a year. I had dinner with a friend of mine who separated last year as well. She's been in two relationships already. Both have been a bust. IDIOT factor at work again.
We had a long heart to heart about her experiences. I suggested to her that she needed to stop worrying about having a man in her life and start figuring out who she was as a person, as a woman and think about getting to know herself. Turns out her counsellor had had her come to the same conclusion that week as well. Pay me the $150 an hour instead! AND her best friend also echoed our thoughts. It is tough though because one worries about being alone But I mantain that if you know yourself, like yourself, and are comfortable in your own skin, the type of person you attract will be very different that what otherwise comes to you if time isn't spent reflecting.
The sore back has been slowing me down. The physio therapist told me - not the sacroiliac joint at all but rather a compressed disc at the bottom of my spine that is causing the radiating pain. It seems I will now have to do back exercises for life. So I move slowly. And carefully. No high heels for a while either. THAT'S really cramping my style.
I am hoping that this year I can manage to get the house decorated for Christmas a little earlier than a few days before Christmas Eve, my usual M.O. The Christmas boxes are in the far corner of the basement, surrounded by a bunch of other crap. It will take some moving of stuff around, and perhaps it will mean actually getting some of it cleared out instead. Will see how that goes. Now to find someone to hang the outdoor lights before the weather gets really ugly.
Hope your week goes well.
Moving on .
I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.