30.4.08

Donnie, Wednesday

1. Dropped stories and got stories, one too many.
2. Read about the Intentional Fallacy, something I already knew about but had to have somebody write a complicated article in order for me to not really understand.
3. Subway.
4. Design the rest of the composition class.
5. Go to Black Modern/Posmodern writers.
6. Bus home.
7. Car to UC.
8. Jiggity Jog.
9. Begin typing letters to my students about their papers.
10. Shake and cone with Kay.

Kayla, Wednesday

1. Flexed time, ran and jogged Zola
2. Finish typing LPH Housing Committee notes
3. Call to plan picnic for Saturday's project
4. Walk North State and pass out flyers for the Mini Appalachian Festival
5. Finish my GIS homework
6. Go home, pick up Donnie, and do a quick turnaround to UC
7. Search for a hummus and feta wrap
8. GIS class until 9:20
9. Maybe get a vanilla cone?

29.4.08

Kayla, Tuesday

1. Had housing team meeting
2. Getting ready to go get supplies for Oyler project
3. Start planning Helping Hands--calling homeowners
4. Start typing LPH Housing Committee minutes
5. Send out more letters inviting landlords to the landlord forum
6. Work on Public Allies partner organization application
7. Work out in the living room
8. Make some dinner
9. Enjoy a glass of wine on the couch with my puppy and my hubby

28.4.08

Donnie, Monday

1. Class was rough.
2. From 9:00-10:00 I will generate questions for discussion, which will be sent to all members of Black Postmodern Writers.
3. From 10:00-11:00 I will try a new writing exercise that I need to share with my Creative Writing Pedagogy class on Thursday.
4. From 11:00-12:30 I will eat lunch and write some more if time permits.
5. From 12:30-1:15 there is a meeting at the Cincinnati Review office.
6. I hope I can catch the bus at 1:45 to go home and take Zo out.
7. Quick turn around to the Spot.
8. Jog home from the Spot.
9. Warm up the enchiladas if Kay isn't home yet; if she is then I will give her a present.
10. And it starts all over again.

Kayla, Monday

1. Take Zola to the vet, hope the vet doesn't mention what a big BABY she is!
2. Come home, drop Zo off, change my clothes, go to work, check emails
3. Return phone calls
4. Copy tenant ed. course evaluations and new flyer for M.
5. Work on Health and Safety Action Plan implementation
6. Send thank you notes to people who helped w/Great American Cleanup
7. Prepare for LPH Housing Committee: print agendas and minutes, do building code violation updates on spreadsheet, prepare my reports
8. Grab a quick Frosty or baked potato
9. Housing Committee meeting from 6:00-7:30/8:00
10. Come home and reheat the enchiladas from last night
11. No Jon and Kate :-(

26.4.08

Kayla, Saturday

1. Took P to her homebuyer training class
2. Cleaned the neighborhood
3. Cooked hotdogs (and veggie dogs)
4. Chatted with Carol
5. Got to do my GIS homework
6. Go home and workout
7. Make enchiladas
8. Movie?

25.4.08

Donnie, Friday

1, I ran this morning, following the course for the upcoming--June 28th-- Hyde Park Blast, which will feature a single loop course, extending to the out limits of the Hyde Park community, a wealthy Cincinnati neighborhood, and finish in the heart of HP, just beyond the Awakenings coffee shop, where wine connoisseurs can be served a glass, or even a bottle, of their favorite Merlot.

2. I googled my extended family members and discovered the both of my cousins (Jason and Jesse) are musicians; I already knew they were musicians, but I didn't know that they were musicians with MySpace Pages.

3. Currently, I am writing, working to push this pivotal scene forward, a scene in which the protagonist is faced with a crucial decision: should he buy into the doubt of those around him, or, should he persevere for better or worse?

4. Work

5. Run

6. Din Din with Kay Kay Ho-ray-ray

Kayla, Friday

1. Went to public nuisance hearing
2. Shopped for the Great American Cleanup tomorrow--weinies and store brand soda.
3. Checked some email
4. Getting ready to go home and workout/walk Zo
5. Need to be back here by 5:30 for the Safety Walk
6. Walk around the neighborhood
7. Come home too late!!!

24.4.08

Donnie, Thursday

1. Shower
2. Go to UC
3. Office Hours/REading
4. Head home
5. Run?
6. Office
7. Dinner
8. Sleep

Kayla, Thursday

1. Emails
2. Prepare for tomorrow's public nuisance hearing to tear down two collapsing houses
3. Call contractor to check on North State bids
4. Talk to Emily about CCU volunteers
5. Meeting to discuss Lower Price Hill Health and Safety Action Plan implementation
6. Order pizza for Oyler
7. Pick up litter with Oyler kids--another beautiful day for it!
8. Find out about garbage pick up for GAC
9. Reese E Price Carnival
10. Workout
11. Pizza?
12. Watch the Office on the one channel that's not static
13. Read some more about the malling and theme parking of America

23.4.08

Kayla, Wednesday

1. Went to meeting at Price Hill Will
2. Going to meeting at St. Michael's for Mini Appalachian Festival planning
3. Site meeting at 1:00
4. Call Stephanie about Reese E Price carnival on Thursday--make flyers
5. Study for GIS quiz
6. Pick Donnie up and head to UC
7. Grab a feta and hummus wrap
8. GIS class until 9:20.

Donnie, Wednesday

1. Taught a very productive class
2. Ride the bus home
3. 4 mile jiggity jog
4. 2 hours writing
5. a few hours reading
6. greet Kayla at the door
7. head back to UC and run around some more
8. hit the library for research paper
9. home again

22.4.08

Kayla, Tuesday

1. Housing Team Meeting at 9:30
2. Affordable Housing Advocates meeting at 12:00
3. Pick up supplies at the Resource Center
4. Meet with CPOP at 3:30?
5. Pay car payment
6. Finish check request for client's rent payment
7. Home/workout/walk Zo
8. Make some dinner
9. Read "Variations on a Theme Park"

no tube :-(

Donnie, Tuesday

1. Read for the review
2. Write for 2 hours (2,000 words)
3. Finish review reading
4. Go to UC for office hours
5. Return home via bus
6. Read a little more
7. ED practice
8. Cope with no TV
9. Eat a wonderful meal like I do every night because of the wonderful culinary master who graces this kitchen on Grace and creates delicacies.

21.4.08

Donnie, Monday

1. ran
2. ate
3. wrote
4. writing
5. put dishes away
6. work
7. run home
8. read
9. sleep

Kayla, Monday



1. Return phone calls
2. Emails
3. Send out agenda for LPH Housing Committee
4. Finish check requests
5. Start public allies partner supervisor forms
6. Start resident association newsletter
7. Run 5 miles/walk Zo 1.5 miles
8. Make a zuchinni and tomato baguette with goat cheese and provolone
9. Jon and Kate!!

18.4.08

Donnie, Friday

1. Go for a run
2. Address stories
3. Mail stories
4. A little reading
5. Go to the SPOT
6. home for trivia night!
7. victory dance.

Kayla, Friday



1. Make charts for Tenant Education class tomorrow. Set up conference room.
2. Make reminder calls to people registered for the class.
3. Print out copies of the course evaluation form.
4. Start working on LPH Housing Committee agenda for April.
5. Adopt A Class update project
6. Get some snacks for Housing Team Trivia Night
7. Work out
8. Kick some booty!

17.4.08

Donnie, Thursday

1. Begin another degree
2. Park car in front of Sabo's house
3. Yell at walkers for getting in my way as I run home.
4. Diss the office

Kayla, Thursday


1. Emails
2. Send Lower Price Hill hapennings/announcements to our Price Ave office
3. Write a proposal for LPH Housing Committee saying that we should support the guy who wants to apply for the rental rehab grant for the houses on North State. Anything is better than an empty building.
4. Cash the check for blinds and order them... it's been sitting on my desk for a couple weeks.
5. Check out a house in East Price Hill that needs painting
6. Get a file for the Resident Association leader
7. Oyler litter pick up. It's so beautiful out that for once I'm looking forward to it.
8. Meet client at East Price Hill office to talk about obtaining housing
9. Call the woman interested in starting a neighborhood daycare
10. Go home/exercise/ dog has already jogged
11. GRE studying... unless Donnie has decided to get another degree, in which case I can put it off another year.
12. Make baked spaghetti with zuchs? Or rice and tofu and asparagus?
13. The Office!

16.4.08

Donnie, Wednesday

1. I have already taught.
2. I have already run.
3. I recently consumed 12 inches of tuna sub.
4. I am currently preparing the first assignment sheet for my class.
5. I will go to class at 1:00 and pray that I don't get lost again.
6. Bus home
7. Maybe catch Kay before her class?
8. Dog jog
9. Reading
10. Another sleepless night with lights shining in my face

Kayla, Wednesday

1. Emails
2. Print flyers for Home and Garden Fair/ Engery Savings
3. 10:00 Get a coffee tote and a ring danish from Panera
4. 11:00 Take coffee tote and ring danish to Resident Association Meeting
5. 1:00 Site meeting--discuss booth at Mini Appalachian Festival and Great American Cleanup day
6. 3:00 Meet with H. about Adopt a Class
7. Finish my GIS homework
8. 6:40 GIS class
9. Come home late and read in bed ;-)

All day: Celebrate the first GIRL Biggest Loser!!!

15.4.08

Donnie, Tuesday

1. Fill out May and June Schedule for the SPOT
2. Go do my workout (10 mile escalation)
3. Finish reading for the review
4. bus to school
5. review
6. reading
7. writing
8. Kay will pick me up to sign the lease :)
9. Downtown
10. Make some bella sandwiches-- my way!(I'm not sure what "my way" is and I will probably need help)
11. Biggest Loser Finale--I can't remember who the finalists are
12. Short story

Kayla, Tuesday

1. Finish writing webpage update for our housing program
2. Housing Team meeting, discuss: Price Hill Will's loan product resources for homeowners needing repairs, date for the landlord forum, getting two more bids on painting job, sale of HUD subsidized property in Sedamsville
3. Mini Appalachian Festival planning meeting at St. Michael's.
4. Call for client updates
5. Check on mold at apartment
6. Get with president of resident association about agenda
7. Find out: is Darby Hills in our target area?
8. Send public nuisance hearing information to family on State
9. Call contractor about floor
10. See if UC gave me late fees for my americorp money not getting there in time, call the lady to have them removed
11. Pick Donnie up at 5:15, go sign the lease on our new apartment
12. Go downtown to get supplies for the Great American Cleanup
13. Come home, work out
14. Watch the Biggest Loser Finale!!!
15. Read "Bait and Switch" before bed

14.4.08

Donnie, Monday

1. Taught
2. Ran
3. Write discussion thoughts for black post modern writers
4. go to cin review meeting
5. write before work
6. bus to spot
7. Kayla will pick me up at 7! :)
8. Eat a wonderful dinner
9. Read
10. J & K
11. Celebrate our new apartment!

Kayla, Monday

1. DATA that I've been meaning to do for a week
2. Print and deliver Model news
3. Email M about Landlord forum dates
4. Call CMHA to check on maintenance for client
5. Write public nuisance hearing form letter
6. Start rewriting web info for housing program
7. Pay my phone bill
8. Call South Cumminsville building guy around 3:00
9. Partners meeting to discuss foreclosure (or maybe, hopefully, stay in my office and finish my work since I'm not the foreclosure person)
10. Go home and exercise (for real!)
11. Pick Donnie up for work
12. Make the black bean quesadillas before the advacado goes bad
13. Jon and Kate !!!

13.4.08

Kayla, Sunday afternoon

1. Mmmmm Grande Finale was goooooood!!
2. Do my GIS homework
3. Enter data??? (or can it wait until tomorrow...?)
4. Pick Donnie up from the coffee shop
5. Exercise
6. Plan meals for next week
7. Grocery
8. Light housekeeping ;-)
9. Study for the GRE

10.4.08

Kayla, Thursday

1. Meeting at X
2. Go with C and J to check on Bldings at T lot
3. Ask V for thirty dollars for LMNOP repairs
4. Inform client about R's and how they might put D's on C's
5. Go downtown and look for F and ask her for advice
6. Find GIS on Comp and then show B
7. Jog Z
8. Hand the keys over to D, maybe I'll go with him?
9. catch some Z's

Donnie, Thursday

1. Get ready!
2. Bus to school
3. 10 a.m. class, maybe get out early to go to emerging writers festival?
4. Lunch
5. Office Hours 1-3
6. Run Home
7. Drive back
8. Kelly Link and Tom Bissel at the festival
9. Party
10.Sleep

9.4.08

Kayla, Wednesday

1. Finish Resident Association newsletter, send out
2. Wait to hear back from M about flowers for sale and landlord forum meeting space then follow up on both things
3. Check on status of painting grant application
4. Make a flyer announcing the Safety Walk
5. Put new clients in database, update status of eviction and affordable housing cases
6. Call new client about rent raising
7. Call South Fairmount building committee
8. Find out about community service project for the eagle scouts
9. Go get Donnie and head to UC
10. GIS class

Donnie, Wednesday

1. I have already taught a sleepy class :(
2. I am blogging on another blog.
3. I will continue to read about Africa.
4. Today I will try Subway rather than Wendy's!
5. Class
6. Bus Homse
7. Car to school
8. Peter Orner reading
9. Car home
10. I would like to have a drawn out conversation about the state of robots and their connection to the existence of dogs underground. Or I would enjoy a hug.

8.4.08

Donnie, Tuesday

1. Finish Africa book
2. Begin teaching book (aaaaahhhhhhhhh)
3. Go to Cincinnati Review
4. Come home and complete blog post
5. go to drummer practice
6. come home and watch Biggest L and see Kay!

Kayla, Tuesday

1. Emails--South Fairmount building team
2. Flyers to Amy
3. PDF of GAC
4. Safety walk information from P
5. Coordinate GAC efforts with Oyler
6. Housing Team meeting--discuss apartments on Fairbanks
7. Call client's manager about flooring
8. Make sure Community Council has the information it needs from Sedamsville
9. Look into who got soft second mortgages in the first phase of the homeownership project
10. Meet wtih contractor at 1:00
11. Maybe work on my GIS homework
12. Run four miles, walk Zo a mile and a half, a little core work
13. See if the biggest losers can workout without BOB!
14. Make something for dinner
15. GRE studying

7.4.08

Donnie, Monday! (I'm Back)

1. Go for a run--too nice to not.
2. Read an Africa Chapter
3. Maybe write if I have a little time
4. Off to work
5. Run home
6. Pasta cookin'
7. Writin'
8. Huggin'

Kayla, Monday

1. Read emails (not 100, closer to 30) respond as necessary
2. See what happened to the LPH Housing Committee minutes from last week
3. Write reimbursement check requests for project supplies
4. Meet with client about putting on a new porch
5. Chicago conference debriefing canceled!
6. Make a flyer for the Great American Cleanup
7. Prepare for CPOP meeting and LPH Community Council
8. Email Em about Housing Team trivia night
9. "Homing from Work": call State Farm see if they'll reduce our rate now that I'm 25
10. CPOP and LPH Community Council til about 9:30
11. Come home late and watch what's left of Jon and Kate :-(

3.4.08

Kayla, Thursday

1. Interview new organizer
2. Review housing committee minutes, send out
3. Email reminder to building inspector
4. Check Sedamsville buildngs for updates
5. Get Helping Hands material printed
6. Order chainsaw for Saturday's project, get supplies together
7. Olyer litter pick up, set date for trip
8. Meet with client about affordable housing
9. Go home and exercise
10. Sedamsville building committee tonight

2.4.08

Kayla, Wednesday

1. I made good use of my flex time this morning (workout done, dog jogged)
2. Answer emails, phone messages
3. Work on Helping Hands Projects
4. Type Lower Price Hill Housing Committee minutes
5. Site meeting at 1:00
6. Work on Brickstone Resident Association Newsletter
7. Send information about clean up, Home and Garden Fair, and Tenant Ed to C. for LPH newsletter
8. Grab some Subway for dinner
9. Find my class in the DAAP building
10. Come home much later than usual :-(

1.4.08

Donnie, Tuesday

1. Begin Part II
2. Pretend this rejection letter is an April Fools joke
3. Eat Lunch
4. Go for a run
5. Remind Zola how appreciative she should be that we went on a walk this morning
6. Do a 10 minute core video
7. Continue setting up class
8. Go see this new place
9. Make dinner/watch Bob/cry my eyes out when someone gets eliminated

Kayla, Tuesday

1. Emails--send out house pictures and brochure
2. Housing Team Meeting at 9:30
3. Work on Memo for Environmental Action Committee regarding zoning changes on North State
4. Meet with client about eviction
5. Start pulling together Helping Hands projects, calling homeowners
6. Bank
7. Leave a little early so that I can pick up Donnie to go look at apartment in O'Bryonville
8. Go on a nice run!
9. Make baked pasta and peppers
10. Watch Bob-o work his magic
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