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Four weeks left of work. Shorttiming like CRAZY over here. In the middle of two jobs, writing project, grad school application, friend's funeral, imminent arrival of ex from overseas to spend some time over the holidays...OH let's not forget I've barely given thought one to Christmas.

WOO!

It was a nice weekend though. I did laundry and slept in and saw Moana and had dinner with a friend and baked a cake and worked and did book club holiday party.

Yay!

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hrm

Decided to check in on Brezsny because why not?


Pisces Horoscope for week of December 1, 2016
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
"I have a deep fear of being too much," writes poet Michelle K. "That one day I will find my someone, and they will realize that I am a hurricane. That they will step back and be intimidated by my muchness." Given the recent astrological omens, Pisces, I wouldn't be shocked if you've been having similar feelings. But now here's the good news: Given the astrological omens of the next nine months, I suspect the odds will be higher than usual that you'll encounter brave souls who'll be able to handle your muchness. They may or may not be soulmates or your one-and-only. I suggest you welcome them as they are, with all of their muchness.

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Hrm. The concept of "one and only" kinda irritates me anyway...

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that happened

Thanksgiving weekend! It was mostly good! I had a tree-trimming party!

Anyway, not tons of time/motivation here, but I did want to note that I turned in my official notice at my "day job" this morning. Final day here will be the final day of 2016!

still not sure

Still uncertain the value of doing this. But I do have 15 years of weekend recaps... I need to at least archive stuff here.

It was a good weekend, not long enough. Not enough downtime. I got to sleep in on Saturday but I had so much to do at the old apartment - trips to the dumpster, and my car is full of the last odds and ends. Got caught out without a coat in the huge cold front sweeping through - totally comfy at 70 degrees when I left the house, 40 degrees when I got home. BRR.

Sunday: Long day at church. Busy, not overly challenging, went well enough. Still feel kind of ...spread too thin, basically.

But it should be a relatively light work-week for both jobs, this week. I hope for some actual down-time.

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I wonder...

I wonder how much more to use this place?

I can't possibly actually write much of substance here right now. The past week? Election. Friend's suicide. Move. Everything piling up and I am not sure when I get to set anything down.

Fundamentally I am more or less okay, but good god.
Also, work.

Basically, Friday night I came home and crashed as early as possible. I refused to get up to an alarm but had a lot to get done on Saturday, so I figured being in bed by like 9 would handle that. And sure enough I got up for good around 8:30 on Saturday. Ate breakfast and showered then headed to my Mom's to pick up a stash of empty boxes I'd had stored in her garage until it was really time to fill them all up. Checked in with her, moved a few small things, filled my car with boxes, got gas, then went home.

I got rid of SO much stuff and my closet is actually organized. Or tidied enough for me to actually organize when I get to the house. Honestly, I'm pretty proud of myself. Before my vacation I was nearly panicking about the move, but I got some perspective on it, and I feel pretty ready. Or rather I know that I can be ready with the time I have left to get ready. You know? =)

Saturday night, I chatted with Amber for a bit when she got home but then I headed up to Paul's birthday party, which was awesome as usual. Wish I could have stayed later, but "Fall back" meant I could stay out for a bit.

Home, got maybe 7 hours' sleep, then up for a day of work. Good church service, then spent the afternoon shopping for pantsuits with my (2nd job, obvy) boss. Which we will wear tomorrow. I, like the rest of the country, am SO READY for the election to be over. There was a small amount of chaos for evening classes but mostly everything was fine.

Then I went home and packed a bit and listened to the radio and ate a Pop-Tart and went the heck to bed, the end.

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busy enough to forget the Brez

Yesterday I took a few hours' sick leave so I could get a bit more work done at home on packing/purging. I didn't feel particularly well - I'm almost certain to get a cold again once I have time to allow myself to collapse a little - but I think mostly it was best to just have a few extra hours' work. And I did a good amount! Today is one week exactly before the move. Holy crap.

let's see what Rob has to say:

Pisces Horoscope for week of November 3, 2016
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
In her book, A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman reports on the eccentric methods that professional writers have used to galvanize their creative process. Poet Amy Lowell relaxed into her work day by puffing on Manila cigars. Novelist Colette plucked fleas from her cat. T. S. Eliot's poetry thrived when he had a head cold. Novelist George Sand liked to jump out of bed after making love and immediately begin writing. Novelist William Gass, who is still among the living, wanders around outside taking photos of "rusty, derelict, overlooked, downtrodden" places. As for D. H. Lawrence: climbing mulberry trees naked energized his genius. What about you, Pisces? Now is an excellent time to draw intensely on your reliable sources of inspiration-- as well as to seek new ones.

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hrm.

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weekend/moving/work/etc.

Another quick one: Friday night to Saturday, actually got to sleep in! Like, not get up to an alarm! It was amazing!

Saturday I did two loads of laundry, then I showered and got to work. Moved a small bookshelf's worth of books to my car for donation, moved bookshelf itself to dumpster. (Put a few handfuls of selected books on it too, since I knew neighbors would pick over it...) Got all the stuff (not much) out of the downstairs storage area. After a few more "purge" dumpster trips it was like 4:30 and I needed to spend a little time on 2nd-job stuff. Then I made dinner, which was dumb, because I could have just eaten at Telf's Halloween party. But instead I concentrated on dessert there. It was nice to hang out and see folks, even if my costume was just my ratty old angel wings again. No time for costuming when you move ten days after Halloween!

Home, with a stop off at Target on the way (more 2nd job stuff), then sleep. Up on Sunday and OFF TO THE RACES. Stops at the book-donation bin in my old village center in Columbia, then Party City, then Wegmans, all for party supplies. The church Halloween party was that evening, and that is part of my job! I hauled everything into the interfaith center in time to attend the second service. Then I went to lunch, then came back for hours of Haunted House and Party prep. Thanks to many volunteers it all went well! Notes for next year: to make it go more smoothly, more volunteers! =D (I have plenty of notes for the future, boy howdy.) I was home by about 9 p.m., and I sat to relax and do some email stuff, and then I fed the cats and went the heck to bed. This week: purge and pack!!

Well I could do a mad scientist...

(Never did get on track for that Holtzmann costume...)

The week in Brez:

Pisces Horoscope for week of October 27, 2016
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Speaking on behalf of the cosmic powers, I authorize you to escape dull realities and go rambling through the frontier. Feel free to fantasize twice as hard and wild as you normally do. Avoid literalists and realists who think you should be more like them. This is not a time to fuss over exacting details, but rather to soar above the sober nonsense and see as far as you can. You have permission to exult in the joys of wise innocence. Halloween costume suggestions: bohemian poet, mad scientist, carefree genius, brazen explorer.

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heh

CANNOT FANTASIZE FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS, GOTTA PURGE - PACK - MOVE
I'll fantasize about being done. =D

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weekend

I wonder if the time to stop doing this is coming? "Weekends" aren't even going to have quite the same meaning for me in a few months.

Probably I won't, though. Or not for a bit yet.

It was a good weekend. I actually did something social on Friday night, went to a friend's new condo for a little condo-warming party. I stayed later than I meant to which meant I didn't get all the sleep I wanted, because Saturday I got up early and got to my Mom's by 10 a.m. We cleared a LOT of stuff out of her kitchen - so there's room to move my stuff in! The movers come on Nov. 10. I have a VERY BUSY couple of weeks ahead of me.

We did take a break midday to go have lunch with my brother and SiL, so that was nice!

Saturday when I was done, I left Bowie and stopped at Trader Joe's on the way home. Then home, put away groceries, scoop cat boxes, and ...I think basically just chilled out. I needed to, badly. (yeah, I'd just had vacation, but...) I ate a light supper (after a huge lunch it was all I needed!) and watched the PBS "Great Performances" documentary on Hamilton, which was delightful in every way. Then I went the heck to bed.

I had some annoying anxiety stuff that woke me up around 4 a.m. I feel like that's part of the territory just now, with the two jobs and move and major life changes I have going on. But it was still annoying. I was very tired yesterday, but it was still a good day. Church was good, I got to have lunch with friends, and the evening youth classes went well even with my boss out of town.

Then I came home and talked for a few hours with Tripp in Manila. We'll sort out a visiting-time soon, but this was just catching up. Our schedules and the 12-hour time difference mean we don't talk on the phone very often. (I say "on the phone" but we use Google Hangouts video chat. Though we usually skip the video except for at the end, because there's less problems with connection/understanding if the around-the-world internet connection is only doing audio not video.) So after that I went to bed way too late, but it was worth it to get to catch up.

And now here I am. TONIGHT I will go home and watch the dang Walking Dead premiere so don't tell me anything! =D

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