31.5.08

Kayla, Saturday

1. Price Hill Home and Garden Fair
2. Hope that no one broke into our apartment while we were out
3. Jog a few
4. Prepare for our IKEA trip
5. Choose a smaller kitchen table and get a new (probably identical) bookshelf

29.5.08

Donnie, Thursday




1. Hung Pictures
2. Going to get bike
3. Write PAPER!
4. Read for C-Review
5. Outline Paper
6. Run
7. Go for a walk, talk to some people so I'm ready for Kayla.
8. Low key night.

Kayla, Thursday


1. get dressed and out the door (start with small goals)
2. check email and voicemail
3. make a list of housing clients from january for follow up
4. start data analysis
5. get door prizes for home and garden fair
6. get letters together for tomorrow's public nuisance hearing
7. get a library card so that i don't spend actual money on the latest book in the brights lights big ass series
8. run the Price Hill Pacer route
9. let the old landlord know we're outta there
10. work on GIS homework
11. put away the rest of these random boxes

28.5.08

Loan Interview (In Person)

Pardon our real estate
The imaginary lot was lost—
a misplaced loan application, tragedy!
You should have seen it though
With its grounded floors, its front door swung
open to a green grass yard; it was
so unlike this wobbly concoction on stilts, which
straddles a river: we are willing to forget it.

This home—ours for the last fifteen years—
must balance a family;
on one side
daughter dries her hair,
head hung out the window, body bent over the sill;
on the other side son
fishes with his line flung from the family room.
In the middle, mother sleeps and wakes with the
waves, cleans the sea salt from the front porch,
rolls to counterbalance the tilt.

Hubby hangs out
down the block—his income unannounced;
when things go well, we eat fish.

We pay for our cable unless it comes on for free.

We will move ourselves; even if it means,
sailing on boxes to shore.

Please consider this reapplication:
we are willing to take what you have.

Donnie, Wednesday

1. The meetings are over!
2. Just get my creative writing pedagogy paper over with
3. Class- Present my abstract--or my abstraction if you are a student from my class last quarter.
4. Bus home
5. Drive Kay to UC and then head back to Grace and play handy man.
6. Run 10 miles
7. Pickup Kay
8. Look out the window.

Kayla, Wednesday



1. GIS Homework
2. Work
2a. Get ready for site visit by grant committee
2b. Start calling 6-9 month housing clients for follow up
2c. Schedule LPH Health and Safety Action Plan meeting
2d. Site meeting at 1:00--talk about wish list items
2e. Grant Committee visit
3. Go get Donnie
4. UC, finish my GIS homework
5. GIS class until 9:20
6. The drive home isn't quite as long now!

27.5.08

Donnie, Tuesday

1. I can't believe I haven't posted in almost a week!
2. Reflect on wonderful B-Day weekend.
3. Reflect on how I can't see... but it isn't that bad; -1
4. Outline paper presentation
5. Cincinnati Review
6. Workout
7. Listen to speaker
8. More unpacking

Kayla, Tuesday

1. Too many emails!!
2. AHA meeting at 12:00
3. Return phone calls
4. Sit at the desk from 3:00-4:00
5. Go home, work out, organize!
6. Dinner
7. GIS homework

25.5.08

Kayla, Sunday







1. Shower
2. Unpack some more, go get another load
3. Taste of Cincinnati

24.5.08

22.5.08

Kayla, Thursday

1. Diversity presentation at the Freedom Center
2. Drop off information for block club meeting at Price Hill Will
3. Pay Car payment, change address
4. Meeting at St. Michael's
5. Run a few, maybe do the 10 minutes of speed work that i was supposed to do on Tuesday
6. Eggs and cheese for dinner
7. Take the bed apart, maybe move some boxes or mop the floor

21.5.08

Donnie, Wednesday

1. I was late to my own class.
2. Finishing up odds and ends 9:00-11:00
3. 11:00-11:45 Jiggity Jog
4. 12:15- Lunch with my homegirl Wendy
5. 1-3:45 Class
6. Just hang around UC until Kay gets here
7. Finish Review reading
8. Run #2
9. Drive home after Kayla's class, maybe stop for a shake on the way?

Kayla, Wednesday

1. Print agendas for Resident Association
2. Check out the list of open lead cases in Price Hill
3. Return phone calls
4. Get a coffee tote and round danish from Panera for the meeting, go to Resident meeting at 11:00
5. Site meeting at 1:00
6. Look at lead grants
7. go get Donnie
8. GIS class from 6:40-9:20

20.5.08

Donnie, Tuesday

1. Laundry/Reading
2. Coffee/Writing
3. Bike Riding/Cincinnati Review
4. Study for MCAT
5. Perform surgery
6. Accept medal
7. Earth Drummers practice (10 X 800 meters)
8. Dinner with my love

Kayla, Tuesday

1. Clean up email
2. Register for the Price Hill Pacer
3. Housing Team meeting at 9:30
4. Follow up w/landlord on Neff
5. Takeaways from conference
6. Oyler cookout
7. Workout
8. Make a pizzo for dinner

19.5.08

Kayla, Monday

1. Send pictures of new apartment to insurance guy
2. Get key for LPH apartments
3. Deliver newsletters
4. Sit at the front desk
5. Type up agenda with Resident Association President
6. Follow up with tenants who took class on Saturday
7. Working dinner at M's house
8. Finish my GIS homework

Donnie, Monday

1. Discussion Circle
2. Create questions for African lit; finish reading Stone Virgins.
3. Subway
4. Cincinnati Review Meeting
5. Bus Home
6. Run? Only if this sinus pressure has dec(r)eased.
7. Spot
8. Jiggity Jog home
9. Creative Writing Exercise- novel chapter
10. See Kay after her dinner at M's

What I want for my birthday

18.5.08

Kayla, Sunday



1. workout, maybe walk zo around the block
2. go to the office to finish the Adopt A Class newsletter and do 4 chapters of GIS homework
3. pick up some coffee, paper towels, and laundry detergent. maybe some food.
4. bosses b-day party at the comet

17.5.08

Kayla, Saturday

1. teach tenant education class
2. workout
3. maybe move some stuff to the new place

16.5.08

Donnie, Friday

1. Run 10 miles (2 w/Zola)
2. Make lunch: ramen and tuna
3. Novel Writing
4. Go to the Spot
5. Cross the street for cleaning?
6. Dinner?

Kayla, Friday

1. Edit Resident Association newsletter, deliver
2. Finish making Tenant Ed. booklets and charts. Set up tables.
3. Ask restaurants if they want to sell food at the Home and Garden Fair
4. Finish up advance check reconcilations for yesterday's trip
5. Check to see if my GIS homework is online
6. Workout
7. Clean the new apartment

15.5.08

Donnie, Thursday

1. Class
2. Quick Lunch
3. Office hours from 1-3
4. Bus home
5. Run 12
6. Clean recent house: clean more recent house.

1-7: BE POSITIVE

Kayla, Thursday

1. Pick up keys for Cinnamon apartment
2. Go to work, check email
3. Take Oyler Service learning kids on their end of the year trip
4. Finish putting together books for Tenant Education class
5. Go home, workout
6. Dinner
7. Start cleaning new place

14.5.08

Donnie, Wednesday

1. I attended my own class today, saw how cruel they would be if they graded their own papers, felt better about my approach to writing, like if I were a student in my own room I would probably pass.

2. BLOG

3. Jiggity Jog on the treadmill at the Rec center because it's raining, and I don't want to mess up my hair.

4. Novel writing before class

4.5 Lunch at Wendy's

5. Attend class: discuss Erasure by Everett, Mumbo Jumbo by Reed.

6. Head home

7. Drive with Kayla back to UC; chit chat before her class, maybe have a hummus wrap?

8. Drive home with Kayla and finish a long day. I look forward to the day, in a few years, when we are independently wealthy and can just take a day off of work and fly to Key West, enjoying the beach and our little home full of Rez Dogs.

Kayla, Wednesday



1. Drop off partner organization application on Reading Road
2. Email
3. Start getting tenant education booklets put together
4. Hopefully I got sent a picture from the Mini Appalachian Festival so that I can finish the resident association newsletter
5. Send our news out to community council
6. Lunch at Bar Louie in Newport for 3 office b-days
7. Cash the check for the Oyler trip tomorrow
8. Pick up Donnie, head back to UC
9. G-I-YES!

13.5.08

Donnie, Tuesday

1. What an adventure! I finally have my Ohio license: I almost failed the vision test; I almost failed the written test; I didn't have my social security card.

2. Recovering from a stressful morning.

3. Hours at the review.

4. Track workout, didn't get it in this morning.

5. Pickup Kayla

6. G0 to reading

7. Go to bar

8. Come home early to teach class tomorrow.

Kayla, Tuesday

1. Finish PA partner org. application! Get signed by our E.D.
2. Housing Team meeting at 9:30.
3. Finish Resident Association newsletter.
4. Start working on Public Nuisance Hearing letter for end of May, other follow-ups from Housing Committee.
5. Get my "follow-up" email file down to one or two.
6. "Homing from Work" on my lunch break: GIS homework, contact to switch renter's insurance to new apartment, find out what time the new landlord wants to meet on Thursday, and check my UC account.
7. Get picked up by Donnie
8. Jog-o
9. Black bean burger
10. Read

12.5.08

Donnie, Monday

1. Taught class and felt myself feeling empathetic.
2. Went for an 8 mile run dipping in and out of Clifton area neighborhoods.
3. Preparing my blog response for class.
4. Cincinnati Review meeting; new issue available now!
5. Bussing it home
6. Take out Zola
7. Bus to work.
8. Put shoes on people's feet and smile while I do it. I am a fun loving guy.
9. Jog home.
10. The best part of my day: Kayla and her wonderful dinners; Zola and her slimy tongue; Emer and his (insert something that a cat has); my lovely family.

Kayla, Monday

1. Back to work!!
2. Return phone calls / emails from last week
3. Work on Resident Association Newsletter
4. Compile news for Community Council newsletter
5. Send updated copies of my drivers license and car insurance to HR
6. Make up permission slips for my community service field trip
7. Work on Public Allies Partner Organization application
8. Update data
9. Go home and workout (if my nose isn't draining into the back of my throat)
10. Make some dinner (pizza? pasta?)
11. Greet Donnie!

8.5.08

Kayla, Thursday

1. Drive downtown, park
2. 4th day of my community revitalization conference
3. Have several coffee breaks
4. Read my book on Fountain Square during the hour and a half lunch break.
5. I think I'm supposed to learn something about communicating a message?
6. 4:00, go to real work
7. Print agenda for landlord forum
8. Answer 3 days worth of email and phone calls
9. Landlord forum until 8:00
10. Come home and have a black bean burger
11. Sick and tired

Donnie, Thursday

1. Clean this house!
2. Go to class and get grilled on the Canon.
3. Subway: Do they still have 5 dollar footlongs?
4. Office hours: I won't see a soul.
5. Bus home
6. Run around town.
7. Novel writing.
8. Maybe see the visiting poet?
9. Sleep

3.5.08

Kayla, Saturday

1. Help set up hall for the Mini Appalachian Festival
2. Leave for Helping Hands
3. Try to do seven projects with only three chaperones (in the rain)
4. Helping Hands cookout (in the rain)
5. Change from my Helping Hands t-shirt into my Mini App t-shirt
6. Listen to some good bluegrass music and run a bean bag game from 3:00-6:00... all this is somewhere in my job description...right?
7. Have some pasta for donnie's race tomorrow!

2.5.08

Donnie, Friday

1. So much has been done.
2. There is much that remains.

Kayla, Friday

1. Do some kind of exercise
2. Go to UC and finish my GIS homework, try to do the extra credit--probably can't, too hard
3. Go to work: check email and phone messages
4. Email Helping Hands Projects out
5. Get supplies and food for project tomorrow
6. Get $15 to pay for Mini Appalachian Festival booth, get brochures ready
7. Put together a list of articles for the Adopt a Class newsletter, send out
8. Pick up maps at Community Building Institute
9. Roscoe Morgan concert in the park
10. Pick Donnie up from work, grab some dinner.

1.5.08

Donnie, Thursday

1. Wrote a letter to the editor. Thanks to The Editor for editing.
2. Writing letters to my students.
3. Taking the bus for office hours.
4. hopefully meeting with a student.
5. Bus home.
6. Jog
7. Read and chat with Kayla.
8. Isn't the Office on Tonight?

Kayla, Thursday

1. Finish organizing my office
2. Edit, send out LPH Housing Committee minutes
3. Type agenda for landlord forum
4. Work on Public Allies job description
5. Call the Community Building Institute and ask for land use maps
6. Get K. prepared for the Environmental Impact Committee meeting next Tuesday
7. Call the person in charge of the Rental Rehab program
8. Oyler litter pickup: take spreadsheets
9. Go home and workout
10. Sedamsville Building Committee at 7:30
11. Back home -- dinner?
12. Read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and chat w/Donnie
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