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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Day 22-24 of Crazy

Friday was a very nice day: got to hang out with my best friend and see my cats. I even bought a vintage kimono and kimono coat (I forget the name). They're very beautiful. We ate gyros and made plans to watch Star Trek Monday.
Saturday consisted of nothing much. Played games, studied, worked on jewelry and talked with Ana, a friend I haven't seen in 15 years. We made loose plans to see each other over the summer.
Sunday also consisted of nothing much. Played games and worked on my jewelry. 
I will start glazing them tonight.

This week will probably fly by as well.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Day 21 of Crazy

Learned that Sculpy can take the finish off my dinner-tray tables. 
Have been working more on my jewelry; will hopefully have something new to post to Etsy by Saturday.
Am really tempted to buy it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 17-20 of Crazy

Wow, I leave my blogs alone for a minute and the time just flies by.
Granted, this whole week has seemed like that for me.
Though, honestly, while I don’t mind time whipping by while I’m at work, I’d prefer my non-work life to walk by at a leisurely pace.

It’s nearly June and I still don’t feel confident enough to take the GRE and I still need to tack down my third/final recommendation letter writer.
And while the possibility of a job promotion is closer to nil, the possibility for an assistantship is blurry at best: I would not be able to get one in my degree since that’s technically the English/ESL department’s turf. And I couldn’t teach basic French or Spanish, since I’m not fluent.
I’ve left messages for the Foreign Language department’s graduate counselor to call me back, but no dice.
It may be their vacation this week. ::rolls eyes:: Wish it was my vacation.

The Tudors seemed to be rushed this season. While, granted, the time of Jane and Henry was extremely short, the time leading up to Anne of Cleves and his decent into madness, fatness and smelliness seemed like a day.
Henry is still young while with Katherine of Aragon, youngish with Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour; he’s supposed to be fat, stinking and older when Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard meet him.
And while I’m sure a lot of people don’t want to watch an old man doink pretty ladies, it’s not historically accurate.
I suppose keeping the pus-leg to a minimum is great for the stomachs of viewers.

Going to cover an event about genes and jeans today, including models and tips on how to wear jeans and which ones fit which bodies best. I’m a bit nervous, but I hope to have fun.

The garden is looking good: basil, cilantro and peppers are doing great; the two large flowers need stakes to hold them up and there are tiny sprouts from the lavender and strawberries. The only wildflowers I planted are not really sprouting up, so I’ll have to plant some more.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Day 16 of Crazy

Plans for swimming were canceled as soon as I saw the angry thunder-clouds rolling in.
Worked more on my new projects: rose jewelry. Very cute stuff. Necklace charms and earrings made out of polymer clay.
Cleaned a bit, yet got really lazy after Dad called and said that he wouldn't be stopping by with my new bed until next week.
Let a friend online vent a bit and cheered with another as he had great news about his girlfriend coming home to visit (she's on east coast and he's on west coast.)
Extremely impatient to see tomorrow's Tudors episode.
Yesterday was very nice: spent time with my best friend, who has been unfortunately absent recently.
Not looking forward to work tomorrow: it means my vacation is officially over.
Where does the time go?

Day 15 of Crazy

Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 10 and 11 of Crazy

Yesterday was pretty tough.
After repotting plants to distract me and get me to go to sleep, I cried for nearly three hours straight. My eyes did not thank me for that.
Everything that had been bothering me fell against the dam that holds back the tears and everything rushed out.
Kept the sunglasses on for most of Sunday to avoid questions.

I tried to rush through today as much as possible; vacation starts tomorrow and I wanted to get out of work as so as I woke up this morning.

Going to schedule an appointment with the graduate counselor for languages and see about getting an assistantship as I can no longer receive Pell Grant.

I can still feel the tears waiting to fall. But I've been distracting myself enough to keep them at bay.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Day 9 of Crazy

I'm excited about my new indoor plants. Had to get rocks for good drainage.

Talked a friend through a possible crap-storm. And it worked out for him.

Repotted my new indoor plants and planted the coriander seeds. Should see something in about a week.

Had some pretty crappy thoughts before going to bed: that I'm lonely, that there's something (medical and mental) wrong with me and that I deserve it... for who knows why.

In fact, crying kept me up to nearly 1 a.m., which was when I repotted the plants and cleaned a little.

Sure, I like some along time as much as the next person...... but there's a point where it stops being voluntary and starts hurting a lot.
Where someone canceling plans completely crushes you because it was the only decent human interaction were going to get in a while.... and in a long time coming.

Day 8 of Crazy

Got some groceries and new plants!
Tried out a new game. (second best part of the day)
Found out that I might have some sort of infection.
Went swimming. (best part of the day)
Talked/Cried with Mum on phone. (it's good to get some stuff out)
Started a mini marathon of Scrubs season 8 to be continued.....
Talked with a friend about our general craziness.

All in all a good day.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Day 7 of Crazy

A whole lot of nothing went on today.... and I'm okay with that.
Made a grocery list, made a list of what bills need to be paid.

Decided to bring the sensitive plants inside and plant the cilantro in its place outside. Need more Miracle Gro for it.

Read more about and decided to get some 'fresh-air' plants. Waiting to get paid to begin all of this.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day 6 of Crazy

Tried to rush through the work day as much as possible. 
Co-worker was annoying me with her: not working, having personal calls on work phone, instant messaging and making her frog noises. Seriously, there's something that she does that makes a froggy, croaking sound and she was doing it a lot. 

During work, we had to stand in the hall because of the tornado warning. It reminded me of high school, so I told the lady standing next to me, "I'm so glad we got out of exams. That math test is hard." She said,"I know. I hate my class."

Sorta met my next door neighbor; she scuffs her feet a lot and stomps around. Her downstairs neighbors must love her.

Got a new microwave. It's modern instead of being older than me.

Had pasta and wine for dinner at a bar/restaurant downtown and talked with an old guy about reality TV.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 5 of Crazy

Garden looking great! Every day I get more and more excited and daydream about them in full bloom. ... and of course eating the strawberries. :P

Almost got run over by the mailman today. He was an inch from hitting me. Coincidentally, he was almost an inch from me punching his truck thing. I was furious! He shouldn't be driving around and looking in his mail box at the same time! 

Work was long. A co-worker and I talked about how we're a year (year and a half for me!) out from uni graduation. She said she didn't really feel much better about herself being in the position she's in. I then pointed out that it was only a year and we're in a recession. I could tell she felt better. 

Monday, May 4, 2009

Day 4 of Crazy

Dreamt of Doctor Who this morning, so I was pretty pissed off when the alarm went off.

The internet was still down at work. The end was nigh... until about 4:30 p.m.

My little garden is coming along nicely: the strawberries and peppers are starting to make little sprouts, the basil is growing a lot, the sensitive plant has tiny fronds and the wildflowers have little sprouts too. No sign of lavender yet. :(

Got some seeds in the mail: cilantro, zucchini and canteloupe. I'm keeping the cilantro to feed Manon's addiction to it, but Mum will get the zucchini and canteloupe.

Get to sleep in tomorrow. I'm so looking forward to seeing what my dreams are going to be like. They've been pretty vivid and interesting.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Day 3 of Crazy

Woke up before 8 this morning. Was a bit weird.
It was stormy for the day, so I couldn't go walking or swimming. :(

Got a call from Ana, a friend I hadn't seen or talked to in about 15 years! It was so weird yet so nice. It was like a call from the past. We talked for a while, exchanged addresses and made possible plans for a summer reunion.

Went to work, where the storm had knocked out the internet. It's pretty hard to put a paper together when you can't get information from one place to another. But, we were trying our best.

After work, I talked to a friend about his depression. He's afraid to go get help, yet knows that he needs it. Pretty much in the same situation I was in a few years ago. So, I talked him through it and it seems that he's much more resolved now.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day 2 of Crazy

Had a really interesting dream before waking up. So much so that I was a bit mad I couldn't get back to it or sleep. 

Started the day with some Cocoa Krispies and about 2 1/2 miles of walking, followed by 30 minutes swimming... and some floating too. I love that no one really gets in the pool before the afternoon, so I pretty much have the pool to myself. Very nice, very quiet. 
Tried out a new sunscreen. It's a spray on kind. It's a bit weird smelling and tingly.... but if it keeps away the sun cancer than it's ok.

Helped a friend figure out his classes for next semester. He was getting really frustrated and upset. It's always better to get a second pair of eyes on it. 

Edit: I hit save instead of publish, so this post is a little late.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Day 1 of Crazy

Nothing much happened today. Most of it revolved around a doctor's appointment concerning my migraines. 
Got some medication that should make it easier to sleep off a migraine when I get one.

Thought about getting a small rose bush to sit out with my other plants and bringing the sensitive plant inside..... since it's so sensitive.

Had a good long talk with Mum. Felt a lot better about stuff, especially after being able to laugh at it. 

Studied for the GRE more; this test is going to be some serious business!

Got in contact with a friend I haven't seen or heard from in nearly 15 years. That felt really nice. Almost cried at the simple pleasure of talking to someone that I'd known so long ago.


I miss you, Bea!