Sunday, September 27, 2009

mental anguish and busy-ness

So life has been hectic lately. Some personal troubles here and there, and then work has gotten busier with fall. Plus I just moved in, and I don't know why but I feel like my home life is busier living with Christopher. I don't know maybe it's the cooking and stuff. I definitely cook way more now that I have someone I can feed. Living with Rachel it was easy to skimp if I was feeding just me. But I want Chris and I to both eat healthy, and I love cooking, so I've been grocery shopping for specific meals to cook every few days. We're eating excellent, but I may have to organize this into once a week shopping excursions instead of twice-weekly sessions.

Also I feel like work is busier than it was last fall. Oh, wait, because it is. Now I'm writing more feature things for more papers, and I paginate everyone's shiz. That makes for less time to actually go see games, which I don't like, but if I'm going to have a life of my own that's the way it has to be.

Unfortunately life of my own hasn't included anything of consequence as of late other than trying to hold it together, attempting to find time to read and scrapbook and read magazines and do, more, more MOAR! It never works out, obviously, and I have "projects" that are sitting around incomplete.

But at least I'm remembering to pay bills on time. That's the crucial thing, right? And earlier this week I finally paid off the last of my utility bills from the old place AND somehow managed to earn a security deposit return. I really didn't see that coming... not that we killed the place, but the deposit was only $150 and I figured, oh, well that's a throwaway. So yay for me.

I'm also getting pretty revved up for October and Halloween mania. Plus a Halloween USA just opened near Best Buy and Meijer's and I plan to hit that up soon, perhaps. Pottery Barn would be way too expensive and their holiday stuff isn't even that great. I might have to check out Home Goods and Target too. It's going to be a freaking nightmare in here, literally but cuter. I already bought a fall wreath from CVS for cheap, but I can't find the over the door hanger thing. I used it at the old apartment for the Christmas wreath, but after moving OF COURSE I don't know where it ended up. And between my parents cars, Jon's car, my car, the Uhaul and chris's car... there's really no way of knowing if it's even actually IN THE APARTMENT of course. I'm about ready to fold and just buy a new one, but I'm really really trying to be frugal atm.

On two very distinct but noticeably happier notes, A) Rachel officially bought the New Moon midnight showing movie tickets for Nov. 20 in Florida, and B) I won some writing awards. To the movie thing, I'm freaking stoked to both see Rachel and to get buck in that movie theatre. We're going to make wolf pack t-shirts and we're going to have our own special names. I haven't decided what mine is going to be yet, but I'm going to be working that over for the next few weeks. To the writing awards, I can't say anything officially yet, but just know that I'm sweet... officially. =)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

the Sunday to end all Sundays

So here is the deal. I have a lot on my plate today, and somehow I'm going to find a way to power through it. Per as usual, I have a lot of work to do... several stories to write and pictures to take for the various papers I contribute to.

But the social life doesn't just stop on a dime over the weekend anytime the work folio goes "hey, pay attention to me" does it? No it does not. Because I'm also trying to not be a lazy arse anymore, so I want to play tennis later and get some cardio... I also want to go to Pottery Barn and use my store credit to get a tray for living room so I don't have to worry about knocking over drinks, dish towels for the kitchen and hand towels for the bathroom. Those are necessities really. I also wanted to get my Mom's butt to Borders because she has no books and we all know she's happier when she does. I'll have to police her down to three instead of 10. Furthermore, this is a big day in TV. The US Open women's finals are supposed to be today, or the semis depending on the rain delays that have been going on... and the VMAs are tonight, which will premiere the newest and longest New Moon trailer anyone has seen to date, and we all know how much I love that. Finally, Mad Men new episode at 10 p.m. Can't miss that. It's my thing with Chris.

And to top it all off, I stayed up WAY past my bedtime last night, and didn't arise until 11a.m. Lost a few very important planning hours. But NONETHELESS I AM OFF to attack the day and get as much done as possible. Wish me luck.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Well that was a long break, friends...

Hey-lo! I haven't written anything in a good month. I've been bad. But in my defense, I did have a lot going on in August. Vacation to Outer Banks... the two weeks leading up to vacation in which I had to do double the work because I'd be gone... spending a week packing to move... moving... spending a week or more unpacking from the move... and more work than usual with fall sports kicking up (previews included). So there you have it. My August in a nutshell.

As soon as I get a few more boxes thrown away/recycled and a few more odds and ends put in their new homes, I'll take pics of the apartment I just moved into with Christopher and post those. We're really liking it so far; it's a great apartment and it's really coming along well.

Also was able to visit with all of my friends last week. Kaitlyn flew in and Kristin drove up. And Beth was around before she headed down to Tennessee for a girl party Hope reunion. It's been a good week... and with some other things going on in my life, it was much needed.

But now on to September!! It's labor day today, actually, and I'll probably be working for most of it. I attempted to do a lot of work on Friday to prepare for the fact that I wouldn't want to work on a Monday holiday... but that didn't pan out as well as I would've hoped, mainly because the coaches went on vacation early and decided to ignore me kthx. So I'll be doing that, and reading my book (The Road by Cormac McCarthy... amazing... Pulitzer Prize winning book...), watching more US Open coverage and maybe cooking something tasty.

Also given that fall is finally back, that means two of my favorite things are also back... college football and good movies. Oh how I love the Oscar-season rush. Bring on the best movies... oooo, and I booked my flight to Orlando in November to see my old roommate Rachel for the New Moon theatre premiere. Totally stoked. Can't wait at all. And I've been reading the Percy Jackson series in anticipation for that new movie to hit the screen. Several others on the horizon that I'm excited about, but that will come...

Also Michigan won... like by a lot. Sure, it was Western, but we looked good. No complaints from me so far.