Apr. 25th, 2017 10:51 am

Gettin' on

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Meta-- Looking at my read page on Dreamwidth-- starting to look more like it should, properly populated. Yay. That took some time. I let my LJ extension for user pics lapse. Can't bring myself to kill a journal I've had for 15 years. I just don't fully trust all the metadata translates. I keep meaning to maybe upload a few more user pics here, and just haven't had the capacity.

Last week's fun-- was had in Providence. I filtered that down to a narrow read list, so if you didn't read it, sorry? The point is: it was fun and I'm glad I went.  Also, sleep is for the weak.

This week's fun-- For fear of causing ridiculous envy, I may not have said loudly or broadly: I'ma gonna go to see HAMILTON on Friday! Going with [personal profile] ursa_cerulean , [personal profile] rintrahroars , and Robin. I told the kid last night I was going to NYC and he was QUITE UPSET that he was not also going. I said I'd bring him a present, and he started the bargaining process of "So, you're bringing me LEGO, right?" ::laugh:: well played, kid.

Health shenanigans-- eh? As previously mentioned, my body seems to be having an ongoing stress reaction that is mostly while I'm sleeping and presents as can't eat/often hungry/restful sleep is hard. I've seen my doctor a few times, done some blood tests. Tests came back with no indicators. I'm a healthy human according to the blood. Great. I've been on prozac now since mid March, so I feel like I've acclimatized. If I'm having a particularly crappy day/week, all I can do is sleep. And the sleep isn't really restful. The running theory is it's just a stress thing. That my body's been under enough pressure for long enough that it finally started being passive aggressive at me. I'm taking more vitamins and melatonin at bed. I don't feel sick EVERY morning anymore, so progress? I'm not actively freaking out about it. I'm also not able to say I'm actually clear of it. What can you do.

Politics-- I don't talk about it much these days, but I use The65 to give me structure. I call my legislators at the very least on Mondays and if I'm lucky at least Thursday and Friday. I went to the science rally on Saturday, despite shit weather, with the kid. I am phone banking for NEAT (National Equality Action Team) tomorrow, which I've done one other time. It hits hard on my anxiety to phone bank, but doing it a few times a year seems like a thing I can do for the greater good. I feel like it's never enough. I need to remember it's cumulative and I can't be ON every second of the day. I keep getting email from the ACLU for volunteering opportunities. I'm sure at some point something will align as it comes back around on the gui-tar.

House-- uh. Yeah, eh? We're not moving til July. Work on the Newton abode continues, slowly but surely. At some point I may start gathering boxes and putting non-essential stuff in them. (I need to actually get the Newton school registration thing going... I'm avoidy).

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Hi friends. How are you? 

Today's a feeling mopey day. (Got to visit with someone I rather like yesterday, but It's Complicated tm. Not much to be done. I don't really want to talk about it here, but I do. Did I mention complicated?)  Then follow up from this year's Confessional) caused me to grin and blush a fair bit.  Because apparently it's a year where I was gifted my very own thread. So, if any of the anon commenters are reading here... hi! I deeply appreciate being appreciated. I'm still bone-deep intrigued by people carrying torches for apparently decades. I realize some things are not meant to be known by the object 'pon which one crushes, but ... well, you know. CURIOUS! 

(GAH!, naughty dreamwidth, which publishes the post when you hit enter when putting in tags. )

What else? Everything, nothing?

House- I've not mentioned much here, but I'm about to be a home-owner. asciiktty's parents' house will soon be my family's house. It's exciting! It's on the Newton/Watertown line, and will not transfer residence until after the end of the school year.

Work? Still not king. But got rolling on Preservica. Had my first training (finally) today, and soon it'll be a going concern. I'm also working on cleaning up within the Records Management part of my life, which goes with an Asset Management System.

Kid- Doing OK. Very 5. I haven't had the energy to post here, but dealing with gender expression and declared self "Girl" in the fall, which has been persistent ever since. (I need more long sleeve dresses for her).  Looks like repeating kindergarten is for sure going to happen. No surprise. If she were 3 weeks younger, she'd have been in pre-K again this year. I'm calling this the practice year- get the notions of what is expected sorted out and then work on academic benchmarks.

Wife- EMPLOYED! That happened uh, about a week and  a half ago? No, 2 weeks ago exactly. They called on a Monday for the next day. that's the union for you, friends. She's still looking for work that doesn't involve wearing a tool belt and hauling particle board. She's also being happy and ridiculous at a new person. I'm full of compersion for her. He's a nice guy and lives in Dorchester.

Health/physicality- been climbing still, not enough. I need to ping CRG and put a hold on my membership. I can't do all the things, as it turns out. When I live in Newton, that'll likely be my default gym since they have a location about 2 mi from my new house.
I also have been participating in StepBet, because asciikitty is an enabler. That has gamified my activity just enough to keep me from slipping. I'm starting to feel like there's some difference. My goal is to have my utilikilt fit me as it should again.

Fam- I got to visit family in the Hudson Valley a few weeks ago, and then my parents visited this past weekend. The NY trip was to see my aunt in Our Town. My mom's younger sister. My mom, my Aunt Leslie and Uncle Will plus ersatz-Aunt Susan (I actually have an actual aunt by that name, just to confuse things), plus theatrical aunt's two adult kids were on site. Jaime and Kid also came with. it was quite an impromptu reunion and I was happy for the chance.
My parents had been planning on visiting me this weekend for a while. Mom's a huge advocate of vacation rentals, a good way to get a decent place near my house but not IN my house to take some pressure off those family members who might not be that social, the fact that the house is big, but that with guests it no longer feels adequate. Can allow for the dog to come if they want (not this time). It's overall a good thing. This time we went to Newburyport and got a beach house. Yes, tons of snow on the ground, but it was still delightful. The house itself was one that I'd very much like to rent again for a fun get-away for adults (sans parents or kids). It had a great aesthetic and a very nicely stocked kitchen with sharp knives and quality cook wear.

mizarchivist: (Glam at 40)
If I don't do this now, it'll never get done. So, I'm doing this in the HTML interface since LJ's visual editor is down, pls excuse the rudimentary. Also, I'll have to emulate 42itous and put in photos sans exposition another time.

expositionRead more... )

accommodation: Read more... )

Outings (not necessarily in chronological order):Read more... )

food:Read more... )

Nice brain, good brain (and summing up):Read more... )

TL: DR? Everyone had a great time. We saw pretty fish, swam, saw volcanoes, drank COFFEE, enjoyed getting souvenirs, and it's a damn miracle we came home at all. Feel free to ask me to see pictures if you're into that sort of thing. I by default don't offer them in case you're one of the ones who finds looking at vacation pictures depressing. (ETA): Also, I'm giving myself a gold star for knowing enough HTML/LJ code to put in cuts, because this did run quite long. Go me! I know things!!
mizarchivist: (Butterfly)
The fam and I are headed to the big island of Hawaii' in early December. Finances are tight so I cannot bring home a ton of souvenirs for all but if you know you want a thing and j can get it and bring it back, I will be happy to take your money and be your courier.

Second: if anyone was thinking of buying anything I make tell me asap. I have 10 fewer days to do things this month. (See above for why). I am likely to set up an open house sometime this holiday weekend for those who do want a hand made thing to give. If you do not fit within this part of the Venn Diagram, I hope you stopped reading after the first sentence.

ETA: I'm going to be home on Saturday from noon-4 if anyone wants to hang out, help eat surplus food/sweets, and/or purchase art. This is a moment where I prefer only to get notice of those who may come, rather than why folks aren't. I love you all, but this is detail management. Thanks in advance.
mizarchivist: (Elmo)

  • Somerville Open Studios/art/plans: total success. I enjoyed spending the weekend with [livejournal.com profile] mangosteen and [livejournal.com profile] lifecollage. I've now done enough craft fairs in the last several years to master the zen this time around. Historically I get quite frenetic about making new product. Not this time. I did maybe 8 pieces since Arisia, and that was fine. I was focused on being present and not on sales, so the fact I did quite well was made that much more. I very much hope this works out again next year.  Most notably, I sold my last dragon tin. I have no more dragons! I must make more!! Any suggestions on color themes welcome. I may ignore them, but consider that survey open. Future plans for projects involve using peanut butter/mason jars. I've done a few here and there. They look cool and are a different sort of functionality to boxes. Also, we have an almost never-ending regeneration of empty jars.

  • Cope: (or lack thereof) Events like craft fairs steal whatever cope and energy I'd normally have. Today I feel like I've been beaten with sticks, hence me updating rather than trying to be a productive member of the staff. I'm also just low on cope. The spectre of no formal income for Jaime is a Thing of Awful. Not knowing when The Good Health Insurance (and access to my therapists) is a huge stress. (more on the progress side in a sec). The stress is causing everyone at home to be ragged around the edges and harder for me to forgive stupid shit, be present, ... you know. The usual. I am one fuck-up away from a crying jag kind of all the time.

  • Jaime/Job/Prospects:. Her interview mid last week went well at academic institution (my alma mater, btw). They are coming up hard against commencement and then summer clean up, so they'll need a Jaime asap. It's a 2nd shift job, which would present a new set of challenges, but steady, full time, permanent, unionized work. In the meantime, the tribe did the tribe thing and Jaime has about a dozen leads to follow up on for side work. I introduced Jaime to the tool, Trello, to keep track of the leads and then forced her to sit down today after lunch so I could walk through it with her to cement in the notion of using it.

  • Kid: His teacher thinks he should see a therapist. I'm looking into it via the pediatrician from the list available to use through new insurance. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't. I think he's just 4 and surrounded by stressed people, but also his daddy is a lady, and maybe he might want to process that with someone not his teacher and not his parent. Otherwise, we are doing OK? He and [livejournal.com profile] asciikitty had an awesome adventure that lasted most of yesterday and involved walking all the way back from [livejournal.com profile] lifecollage's house to our house. He and I played "store" the other night with his pretend food and cardboard pavers. [Dad loves to tell the story of me playing "bartender" when I was his age. When we moved into the house they're still in, there was a bar in the basement. I'd set up, offer to pour drinks, ask to hear about my customer's problems, and offer cliche aphorisms in response all the while wiping down the bar with a rag. Dad has NO idea where this came from. Kids are weird and awesome]

  • Travel/visits: My dad'll be here this weekend. Mom will be here in early June. Jaime/Kid/I will head to Ohio in early Sept to visit family. October I'll be back again for [livejournal.com profile] jedipartner1967's wedding (!!). All other vacation time is allotted to cover when the public school is closed this fall. There's a lot of one-off days and vacations, and no idea what Jaime's free time will be like, so have to assume it's me covering.... for now.

  • Cultural: Seeing Arcadia with Dad and ascii this weekend; Swan Lake with coworkers on the 13th; rollerskating on the 21st with [livejournal.com profile] sweetmmeblue and [livejournal.com profile] ahf (yes, I call that cultural); Brandi Carlile with [livejournal.com profile] caulay in early June; Doubleclicks in late June... It feels like a lot. I want to go see Verse and Vodka coming up, but I feel overwhelmed, dammit.

  • Work: not much? I'm sort of in a lull. One coworker's been out due to vacation then illness then workshop, so generally quieter than usual. My intern is done for the semester. I expect things will pick up soon.

mizarchivist: (Elmo)
Once upon a time, I spent a fair amount of time able to look at social media... (Before it was even called thus? Am I a hipster now? Probably. I do have hips, after all...)
And then things radically shifted. Kid, obviously. I get about 3 "free" hours a day to do all the things that aren't being at work, commuting, or riding herd on the offspring. I used to catch up at work.
Then work radically shifted from a sleepy institution where nobody particularly noticed or cared if I lost a day ... a week... doing my own thing.  Sometimes I have useless days at work, but more often than not, I have a to do list that won't get done this month. It's good. I'm doing new things, getting stuff done, and part of a team that cares deeply about what's going on.
So, I often have half-formed posts in my head, but like Inigo Montoya can scarecely sum up, much less provide proper exposition.  I end up doing bullet lists in the hopes of sharing and providing myself some breadcrumbs for when I wonder "what was I doing that summer?" after a few years have gone past.

Here I am again, in half the span of a Dinosaur Train episode, hoping to shed some light on what's up.

  • Nose! Better. I'ts been a month since surgery. Most notable thing: no more drip drip drip. I feel ridiculous to have not investigated it sooner, given how perpetual it apparently was. My snoring is "polite." My dreams are more vivid

  • Kid- a week from turning 4. Ye gods. He's amazing. He sings, he dances, he's wheedling. You know. 4! He moves up to PreK-1 at school in a few weeks with the rest of his class. Should be awesome to have new teachers.

  • Travel- off to Ohio one more time on Tuesday. Big archives conference + some time with my family and friends.

  • Back just in time to spend some time with [livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance who is getting the first half of his carpel tunnel surgery sorted out the day I return.

  • Household- good! We are getting on just fine lately.

  • Not so fun- Rob of DHR, who had cut my hair from about 2001 through til he stopped working after his brain cancer diagnosis, died August 2nd after  a month in hospice. I'm headed out very shortly to go visit Dale at the memorial. As always, regret for not being just a little more present every time I saw him over the last year, because I had no idea it'd be the last when it happened... but also I'm glad I didn't know it'd be the last.

  • But more optimistically, [livejournal.com profile] jedipartner1967, who was diagnosed with bone cancer around Christmas time last year, is just about ready to be released after having his immune system wiped like a droid's memory after dealing with Princess Leia. He's taken his jedi trials seriously and remains a shining beacon of hope of medicine and force of will over renegade cells. He will be a bright spot in this visit back home.

Dinosaur train ... ended. Bye, ya'll <3
mizarchivist: (CrimeFighter7Wks)
Crime Fighter and I are headed to Cleveland this morning to visit with [livejournal.com profile] jedipartner1967 and his parnter. This is not the usual social call, we're coming back Sunday mid-day (So please snow: just chill out til I get home, OK??) and pretty much just seeing D with a side-order of Amy and Laura.
mizarchivist: (Shiva)
I'll be headed to Ohio with Crime Fighter the first full weekend of February (49 days away, according to Laura).
More info later.
mizarchivist: (FanGirl)
I was talking to Laura's mom Amy (my most long-standing friend: 38 years and counting, for those who forgot or didn't realize). We turn 40 next year. I'm April, she's July.

She has never visited me since I moved to Boston. I want to fix this. I want this to be on my birthday week(end). And given how little I need in the way of STUFF, if those of my friends feel like giving me a present next year, consider chipping in to the get-Amy-to-Boston fund. ... which has not been set up yet. Anyway- I am making note here and now for posterity, to hold myself accountable and therefore make sure this doesn't just stay a nice idea but a plan.

If this works out and we have a surplus, any extra money will go towards showing off some of Boston's finer cuisine. We can't stay in and watch old episodes of So You Think You Can Dance the whole time, right?

If all goes well, she'll fall in love with the city and really make the plan to move here with Laura and Syd ... sooner than later.
mizarchivist: (TigerFamily)
[livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance is wrapping up his 10 week gig doing night shift. It's been profitable, but it's hard not having him around for certain parts of the day.  Really, the majority of his time in the last 3 years has been unemployed, so the whole parent-balance thing, I'm used to him being available. There'll always be something sacrificed when he's back on site. This has definitely been one of the better jobs he's had in the recent past. He comes home tired, but not grumpy, sharing stories of pranks pulled on coworkers.

Turns out, also, our mattress has past its usefulness, so we headed up to Jordan's this past weekend and got a top end latex-foam mattress. Can't wait! Sadly, it doesn't show til Friday and as expected the last few nights of sleep are the pits, because that's how it works.

Work for me is... eh? Fine? We're busy. Writing documentation, processing collections, getting articles written about us in the NYT. You know. The usual.

Honorary Niece arrives in a week and 2 days! It's going to be a great time. I'm not taking the whole time off, but it gives the opportunity for exploration.

Wedding plans for Labor Day is set, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pisicutsa's being game for adventure. Woot!

Funsies/crafting:bulleted lists for easier scanning )
OK. There you have it.
mizarchivist: (Eddie-Squirrel)
My cousin is getting married on Labor Day weekend in a location I can drive to in less than 4 hours. (NY between the City and Poughkeepsie). It would be an opportunity for my kid to meet some of his aunties he'll otherwise not get to meet except at the next wedding. Or more likely, funeral. :P  But. It's not a wedding that is inviting kids.

I'm trying to figure out how I can have Crime Fighter come and meet family and have care for him for the not-kid-invited parts (Saturday and Sunday nights) in a town where I know nobody. Everyone showing up will sort of want to attend this event. It's a Destination Location, so no actual local family there at all. So. Options...

  1. Forget it. Just leave him home.

  2. Forget it. Just stay home. (rather not)

  3. Find babysitter from that vicinity: This isn't entirely impossible. The venue may be able to help here, AND I have family in the Poughkeepsie area that includes an Aunt who knows a ton of reliable teenagers who might be interested in making some money. We will be an hour from her/that network, though. Not entirely easy sell. Especially since I need coverage for Saturday and Sunday evenings.

  4. Pipe Dream: currently local cousin (child of Poughkeepsie Aunt) comes with me. She may be busy. It's moving season and she's in temp housing this summer and not clear on what her fall holds. I'm waiting for a definitive answer here.

  5. Import a babysitter from here. This is someone who is available, reliable, someone I can afford, and enjoy that person's company for much of 72 hours. That includes 3 hour road trips with a pre-schooler. Possibly involves sharing a hotel room with my snoring-self. ... Or spring for a second hotel room, and it suddenly becomes hilariously too expensive.

So. I don't remotely think Option 5 will materialize, but I'm asking because if you don't ask, you don't get. If someone reading this fits option 5 or can recommend someone, let me know.

If you have an option 6, I'd be happy to hear it.
mizarchivist: (Tropical Paradise)
I have been up in Rockport since Saturday. SO!! Have I missed anything?? No. Don't answer that. There is some internet here. /levity.

I have been to the beach every day since I arrived. There have been some truly excellent visits. QE stayed til Monday; we even had a date courtesy of the grandparents on Sunday. Crime FighterFighter had a school friend visit Monday (with her mom). By the end of lunch they were falling asleep into their French fries. Estredell and 3 of the kids joined us for beach and tie dying Tuesday. [livejournal.com profile] fubar and [livejournal.com profile] asciikitty came up as did the latter's parents on Wed.
Today my dad and I explored historic Gloucester and did a very preliminary run to Wingaersheek beach at almost high tide. They let you come and go without repaying entry so when the grands went on a kayak tour, I returned with his shortness, by which point it was almost low tide. So many hermit crabs!I finally have a decent shell collection. He came home wearing his froggy bucket as a hat.
Tomorrow QE returns in the afternoon for a romp, dinner and to bring us home. I have very much enjoyed the time off. I stopped wearing my watch 2 days ago. I am ridiculously tan, even with sunscreen. Not quite enough ice cream but I have consoled myself with a wide array of junk food. The kid has been...within reason. The weaning process is mostly complete even. I'll post pictures once I synch my tech.
May. 30th, 2014 10:54 pm

Ohio trip

mizarchivist: (Jess & irises)
OK, I've been home since Sunday and not regaled with how the trip went. I think quite well, but being away from home and with no QE does make for a more tired mama by default, but still. Quite a good trip.
Activities included...
-A trip to downtown Cleveland to meet with the LGBT Coalition to talk shop on archive matters at the UCC headquarters. It went quite well. Dad and Crimefighter had mini adventures, mostly riding escalators and pushing buttons on ATMs.
- Visited several times with  Amy & the girls, including dinner and an amateur intervention. It's only been a few months since all the girls moved in with Amy full time. It's been a rough transition. But they got to say their piece and supposedly helped, so good. There was also an ice cream outing.
- Nana came to visit. That went well, but she's not doing particularly well, so keeping things low key was a good idea
- 2 trips to the farm park. Such a good idea. Once with dad and QE's mom (Nana) and then the next day just with my mom. Crime Fighter thought it was the best thing ever!
- Visited Mom at the high school and she got to show off the rock star of a grandkid to her colleagues and several of her students. I'd been with her to school once or twice over the years, but nothing compares to witnessing a your toddler rampaging though the halls. He was thoroughly adored by all.
- Drawn and Quartered....Read more... )
-Spill count...Read more... )

Those are the big points. Did I miss any, Dad?
Some pictures...Pictures!! )
May. 20th, 2014 03:15 pm


mizarchivist: (WashFlies)
Very quick update...
Right. I may have not mentioned lately, but I'm headed to Cleveland in about 3 hours with kid (sadly no QE) to see the elder generation and some friends. I'm attending Drawn and Quartered on Saturday, which is an art competition my mom and her friends have been putting on for years. I think I'll save the description for what that means til after I've been. It's fun enough that I based my visit on that event.

It'll be fine. I just hate waiting.

Be back on the East Coast Sunday! Sorry I'll be missing the Boston fun for the first half of the weekend.
mizarchivist: (If I were in Animae head 2 toe)
This week is full of not-normal stuff.

[livejournal.com profile] fubar and [livejournal.com profile] asciikitty are off to the UK, back later next week

[livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance was called in to help finish a job out in Newton (above the new Wegman's). This is how it works: get a call, check out the site, go to work the next day. Boom. Just like that. It's in a medical complex, which is kind of a specialty for QE. He's worked in almost every facility on Longwood at this point. But end of job means zomg, get R duuun (10-12 hour days). But also wraps up over the weekend.

Have you done the math? Suddenly, I'm at home for some temporary solo parenting. Excitement!! I was expecting to be more wrung out, but then again (knock wood), nothing's really gone pear-shaped yet. I'm thankful that the weather's not gotten too soggy because bike-commuting is my preferred method. Double-plus good, the trailer can stay at the school during the day. I'm headed to a mosaic class with [livejournal.com profile] red_canna and [livejournal.com profile] rintrahroars, and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] primalpastry, I didn't have to cancel. I love my tribe.

However, I realize I'm pretty much on my own all weekend.... Who wants to go on some adventures on Saturday? Breakfast playdate Sunday morning? Lemme know.
ETA: I'll confer with people in email on possible plans. :)

...ok! I think I'm covered now. Thanks!
mizarchivist: (Jess Thinky)
D inna Box

Well, this is happening a lot. Because sooo much unpacking! It's going very well. We have gotten to the point where cooking can actually happen.

Many pictures behind the cut )
More inside pics as I can. It's still pretty rough around the edges.
I'm headed to Ohio with the boy on Thursday and will be gone for a week. I've unpacked enough that I don't expect much more sorting to happen between now and ... whenever. 
mizarchivist: (Cancun)
It's been 14 years since [livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance and I decided to make an official go of it.  This year he's gotten me a renewed, slightly used, but nicely broken in Commander in Chief. This is really preferable over a new one, because I don't like the OS that goes with Mittens.

Some snapshots from anniversaries past, courtesy of Live Journal:

2003-2011... )
2012- It's been an intense year of growth and challenge. Again, there's this kid. He's great and amazing and a lot of work.
My work has shifted remarkably over the past 12 months. I have a great part time office mate/colleague whom I adore. We have a development director, a new admin, and a new cataloger. The new outnumber the established and our activity is just spinning up and up and up. We have a lot to fix, though. So much growth so quickly, and we just don't have the infrastructure to deal a lot of the time. But I hope we'll get caught up and be even better for it.
And omg, Election Fatigue. I know all elections can be pretty exhausting, but this one felt extra vitriolic. I don't want to say the worst ever, because that seems unlikely. I'm hugely relieved that the president has been re-elected. I realize he's not perfect, but he will at least support (most) of the social issues that Mittens almost certainly would actively trash or allow his cronies to trash. 
[livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance has had a rough year. We realized in April that it was most realistic for him to stay home and be the full time kid-care. He's also found that too many years of working in the field and deferring health maintenance has lead to a lot of catch up.  BTW: cortizone shots happen on 11/20. Hopefully this will be the tipping point for him. 

There's, of course, SO much more than just what I've said, but it's a snapshot. 
LOVE to my dear life partner (in crime). LOVE to everyone who voted yesterday and to our POTUS who'll be around for a few more years. LOVE to my friends and family who remind me that the world is full of wonderful people. People who like me! 
Feb. 9th, 2012 01:54 pm


mizarchivist: (Kitty Jedi Mind Trick)
Hydra project )

[livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance is headed to Vegas starting tomorrow, til next Saturday. This is the latest installment of his process of getting instruction to be an instructor. This time it's math (last time it was OSHA). One upside: it's only a week, not 2 like last time.

Go the F*ck to Seep (GTFTS) Plan )
TLDR: I'm tired, stressed, and dreading the next week. Almost all extra curricular socializing is very likely going to have to be canceled. If I start with super-crazy austerity, I might be able to ease off if I over-estimate how bad the GTFTS Plan will be for me. Chocolate and booze offerings welcome.
mizarchivist: (Rosie)
[livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance is getting fast-tracked for instructor-hood in the Union. He has to go out to Vegas for training in several iterations, the first being October 24-Nov 4. That's 2 weeks. I'll still be out. My father's planning on being here for part of that time.

Necessary difficulty in order to reach the very attractive goal of full time instructor, but ye gods, this is going to be very difficult. If you are saving up visiting time, consider putting in for some of those 2 weeks. K'thnx.     
mizarchivist: (Eddie-Squirrel)
  • I have AC in at my office now (window unit, because I'm a satellite office) I am pleased
  • I got help from one of the constructions workers next door to get the trash out- whew. We have a LOT to go with the post move, and last week we failed to get any taken because they don't actually come up to our house, just the end of the main street. Noted. (Should be interesting in winter)
  • The old house: it's not done. [livejournal.com profile] primal_pastry  went through and cleaned on Friday, and the house itself is essentially empty, it's just the basement and rest of the garage, you see... And a lot of it is pretty much just up to [livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance  to sort- not a lot for others to do. I'm hoping he'll be well and truly done damn soon- like Friday? I hope.
    • I did way too much around the house, but most of the books are on the shelves, even if they're not in order. The kitchen still needs rehabilitation and more shelves, but it's getting there. Now that the books are mostly sorted, I have less excuse on the kitchen thing.
  • I really can't say enough about how wonderful my parents and Amy are. I keep getting reminders that my emotional state is skewed and that my capacity to deal with surprises and sudden shifts are excessively limited.
  • Ditto, [livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance  and [livejournal.com profile] purple_terror  are very thoughtful, particularly when I'm at the end of my rope. In return, I try to do things like make the executive decision of yes we're ordering pizza one more night, then doing so and getting it paid for over the phone because after yesterday's activities we were almost or entirely non-verbal in our fatigue.
  • I'm so tired of feeling isolated over house stuff. I think that I've hit a turning point. I had to cancel seeing yet another friend yesterday because going out last night was not going to happen and trying to add that in on top of everything else was stressing me out and it was just after breakfast time.
  • Given all that: going to work is a fantastic thing. With the AC and things for me to do that are not a huge physical stress, I might have the capacity to do things like, cook dinner when I get home. This would not be the case if I were taking another day to do house stuff.
  • OK, that last point reminds me I have to shut up and do some of that to do list.


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