very happy to hear of your mother’s improved health! 2 months ago
After the household amalgamation we’ve noticed we have tons of paper, post its, and pens/highlighters. We have a little unit to store them in and apparently we have been storing them instead of using them.
So, pads of paper are coming out for grocery and to do lists. The pens are another issue though, since most of them are still working….hmmmm 2 months ago
So not many entries from me given the outrageousness of the last few days.
-Went to emerg. 2x yesterday due to a severe stomach infection that resulted in major dehydration. I ruined our 2nd of two days off with multiple hospital visits.sigh. Feeling a little better today but my brain is still running on slow and eating is challenging. I’ve recently graduated to crackers and soup as opposed to pure liquids. Right now the goal is to rest and feel better for the start of work next week.
Wishing everyone a healthy weekend! 2 months ago
I spent the last few days visiting with the parentals and there’s nothing like being away from home to lend you greater appreciation for it. Mr. D and I have a little time off planned on Thurs/Fri and Im enjoying being back in my own space.
So far I have:
-watched a movie with the family
-Applied to another part-time position
-Made the list of changes for thesis article
-had lunch with J, hung out with D and my sister
-bought art supplies
-Read a little
-Attended workshop on new therapy for work
-Had another pumpkin spice latte (of course!) 2 months ago
It feels good to fulfill a goal that I proposed to my parents at age 9. We had a career day, and I drew a scroll and quill and said I wanted to be an author. 2 months ago
I was very sorry to read this. I will send you good thoughts and strength.
On my bucket list are:
-visiting paris with my partner
-eating all the foods I love
-spending time with family/friends and those I love
-creating – writing, painting, anything that fits you.
-yoga and prayer, anything that brings you peace 2 months ago
I’ve re-read it to ensure character continuity and now sent it to a friend for a last check before I do the last part of the process and wrap this goal! 2 months ago
Working hard to keep the lines of communication open and succeeding well. Mr. D. got sick on Sunday and we spent the day together on the couch with BBC Sherlock. It was good to have time with no rush and just to get things out. This labour division disagreement has really brought home to me the things I struggle with in terms of the qualities about myself that I’m not a fan of. Its been good for me to recognize the qualities I need to work on.
-Finished my story and sent it to a friend to look at it before I move on to the second phase of my plan for it (!)
-Lined up a client for tomorrow so work may start a little earlier
-Been procrastinating on working on the thesis article but nothing new there!
-Tried pumpkin spice tea and muffin at Tims and it was sooo good!!! 2 months ago
lay them straight. 2 more pages to scrapbook. go go go! 2 months ago
Dreamdancer! I think in the future having a professional come in would likely be the best solution. I m actually the opposite, ok with the cleaning but not down with the cooking. Also, I’ve been used to fending for just myself for the last year so its a big change. We’re going to keep working at it but at least now its an open topic of discussion. 2 months ago
Lately its been quite a bit of darkness. Ive had something on my mind for a while and its finally come to the surface. Things with Mr. D erupted with alot of tears on my end and guilt on his, though that was not my intention – lots of big questions coming up – about distribution of house duties, job vs home life. For me its about having lots of expectations and not having them met and now starting to acknowledge that they are likely unrealistic – marriage is not fair (e.g. house duties, family visits) like life and Im not sure why I thought it would be. The other piece, that I hate to acknowledge about myself, is that I don’t truly enjoy the caretaking piece. I love him to death but I don’t enjoy the traditional wifely care pieces, they just breed resentment in me. There its been said but now what. 2 months ago
Mid month I return to work so I think my goals will shift mid month but for right now I want to take advantage of every drop of my free time. I would like to …
-Finish my story. I feel hesitant to even write this b/c I may not manage it but if Im honest with myself this is what I want to do.
-Paint, take pictures, hike
-Organize my desktop so I can get rid of it. Save all necessary documents
-Re-submit paper 3 of thesis to new journal (it was recently rejected).
-Take deep breaths of fall air, enjoy the fresh breezes, and eat all things pumpkin. Relish a new appreciation for fall that has only grown over the last few years. 2 months ago
perspective switch rose! Its often all in perspective eh? 2 months ago
and many future cakes ;) 2 months ago
I had to look back at my goals for Sept. The month whooshed by so it was hard to remember where I started…
- House settle – lots of progress in this area, new furniture and new arrangement of furniture, lots of pics are up, and kitchen and bedroom settled. Things still left to do but sig. progress.
- CPO app – licensing application completed and mailed today, just under the deadline. I have 2 sections missing but I can’t complete those until I start work so those are on hold.
EI app completed and receiving payments until work starts and contract officially kicks in.
-Mr D – thing have been getting smoother as we get used to each others habits and quirks and remember some of the best things about sharing a space. Feeling full of warm light feelings about us together and a little shocked to realize that we will be together for 8 years this Nov.
Looking forward to making some serious creative progress in Oct, before work starts and i return to real life. 2 months ago
My recommendation would be the alchemist by paulo coelho :) 2 months ago
This has been a big focus in my last few weeks and it has really reduced my purchase of frozen food and processed food.
Also, I have found a new website that is budget and health friendly. Recently, I have made my own taco seasoning (excellent control of your sodium levels when you make your own)
http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/02/oven-fajitas/ 2 months ago
So I have been busy but much more on the social than academic fronts:
*attended a wedding for CM – fun but a bit tough to witness a union where the groom has admitted he is settling. Sigh.
*Spent Sunday with my dad while mum is out of the country – went to church and had lunch
*Re-arranged the furniture again and happy with this final configuration.
*Made oven-roasted fajitas and have chicken tacos in the slow cooker currently
*Yoga this morning
*Handled visit from FIL and awkward comments of MIL
*Worked on my story. I would like to finish it. Now that I know that work starts on Oct 22 and there is a finite deadline I feel like this is my time to finish my first story since grade school. 2 months ago
is so hard to resist! 2 months ago
This seems rather obvious but its really hitting home for me this week!
*Settle paperwork with EI and waiting through their designated period
*Have made many visits to the gym with my shiny new gym pass we won in a contest – 3 solid workouts this week and taking some rest today b/c we have a wedding tomorrow which I’m sure will involve alot of dancing!
*Chatted with grad studies and it looks like defense in Nov – this is both good and bad – lots of time to prepare BUT lots of time to worry about it.
*Filled out application for licensing and reviewed it. It needs to get printed now and then get final info. Likely another call to the licensing committee is needed.
*Been doing lots of painting
*Attended team meeting at the new job and everyone was so nice. I think this place will be a good fit. Also, orientation is set for October so i will have set time off and then go back to work.
Happy weekend, bootcampers! 3 months ago
and it looks like my external is chosen and my defense is likely to happen in November. Ok! date set! 3 months ago
Its been a long time in coming and so nice to have things lining up. 3 months ago
very much Rosie! 3 months ago
So I got the call today and I got the job!
I go to a staff meeting this Thursday and now contract discussions are going to take place. So I’m feeling pretty good about it :)
I’ve been working away on the college licensing application mixed with a big dose of self-care (stretching, tea, and frequent episodes of Castle).
I’m trying to let myself bask in the moment celebrate and be proud. I realize that I often minimize my big accomplishments b/c I feel there is more to conquer but that will always be the case. This is now and now is good. 3 months ago
This goal accomplished its purpose. I wanted to watch classic movies I missed and unusual or off topic movies I would usually overlook for ‘popcorn flicks’. This was done, and there were many more I didn’t document. I think its just a matter stepping out occasionally and choosing thought provoking film as opposed to pure entertainment (a good balance). 3 months ago
-A society lady, a foster girl, and their supporters (including a hilarious stripper played by Olivia Wilde)challenge each other in a local butter carving competition
-Love the dark satire and voice overs that move the action along
-The topic of butter carving – inventive and entertaining, the strange off topic film making (e.g the appearance of random scenes such as the lesbian kiss) was actually enjoyable.
-Olivia Wilde!! 3 months ago