Sunday, March 6, 2016

Yesterday was a total resting day.
I got the thesis draft with notes back from my advisor. The word "outstanding" was used. I'm tickled.
His notes and edits mostly go to ditching a lot of my conversation of theory, which was always the weakest part, as I saw it. I am happy to take it out more or less altogether, since I'm an action kind of philosopher.
This morning I looked at teaching positions available at the local community college. They have a ton, and I plan on applying for at least two of them. I know, I know: "You have a master's in philosophy; what are you going to do with that: Teach?"
Best conversation along those lines was when someone asked:
Them: "Philosophy. You make any money with that?"
Me: "I designed my own currency system once; does that count?"
Yesterday seemed to be a day of grounding. I ended up neatening up around the house, and Vivian settled into her rountine and expectations a bit more. I'm really proud of her, and she is showing me that this is the right path. I don't think she needs a school so much as she needs companionship at this point. I talked with my partner about possibly getting a dog for her once graduation is over. He is fine with it; I'm the one dragging my heels because I know how I am about training epectations and how much time it will take. Nonetheless, it's the right thing to do for Vivian. I'm thinking a black lab.
Today the living room gets painted and crown molding begins. I have visions of it in every room of the house, but one room at a time is all I can afford. And, you know, it's the living room, so I can't think of a better place to start.