Well, I came back from my weekend feeling nice and refreshed. Now I just feel mildly irritated. The cable’s down and I can’t get online – which means this is going into a word pad. I’ll have to remember to back date it, I guess. I had been hoping to get some role-play in. –sigh-
On a brighter note, Fenris was kind enough to keep the baby for the weekend while I went out and did some ceramics at Angela’s. I wasn’t able to take my cards with me, due to the fact that she’s really religious and Christian. She’d view them as evil, and I need to respect her house.
I had fun, and got some creative juices flowing I think. The tiles were fired over the weekend, and I have them home with me now. I think I need to use yellows that contrast more than the ones I had. I also need to figure out how to make them so you can’t see the brush strokes quite so easily…especially in the red. I started a mug for Pan in glittery pinks and purples. The mug is like a pair of jeans. I think she’ll like it, even though I can’t glaze it for her to use as a mug…I’m sure she’ll find something to use it for.
Yesterday, Garrett got some pictures taken by Photo’s First (I think). The company that took the newborn pictures bought us a free 5X7 photo with them, and they come out to the house to take it. Mom and I tried to be back for the shoot – unfortunately we missed it by about 15 minutes. Fenris said that Garrett did well, even though he was really squirmy J The guy will give us a call in about 2 weeks and bring out his laptop so we can view the picture and some ‘fun’ stuff they can do as well as black and white. Fenris said that they do family photos as well, at no extra cost. We’ll have to look into that sometime. I think it would be nice to get some family photos done.
After hanging around here a bit, mom and I went out to Ben Franklin’s in Monroe. I never realized they had such a huge scrap booking section! They have all kinds of things – and things to make cards with too. We picked up some stuff to make thank you cards for the baby shower and stuff. All we need now is a picture of Garrett to go into the cards, which have a window. I think it’ll be fun to make them!
I think, with the internet down, I’m going to go ahead and got to bed. I can read or something….so much for me being able to role-play.
In this effort to make myself feel useful and motivated, I must also remember to note my accomplishments during the day....even the smallest routine ones. I'm adding the list to my 'to do' list...and I'll see if I can remember to check there. Heh.
Today I've managed to give myself and the baby a bath and get us dressed. Yes, I'm in more than lounging clothes ;) I've also managed to do two readings for Tarot cards - no notes yet, but then my day isn't very far along. The baby has been fed and napped, all before Fenris woke up :) I tried to let him sleep though, since he said he only got about 3 hours on Saturday...he deserved some time to sleep in. The baby is in the swing now, and as you can see, I'm on the computer. I'm actually role-playing some...but as it dies out, I may write some more on a character history or get to work on the bookshelf or something. We'll see.
Seems I have more to worry about than I thought. Peachy...as if there wasn't enough on my list. *sigh*
Yeah, and that nifty keen feeling that the world around you is changing too fast for you to keep up ....and there's not a damn thing you can do about it because you're just sorta stuck.
I want to curl up in a ball now...I feel...sick.
I took a shower this morning and did a small personal ritual which resulted in me feeling more cleansed and grounded than I have in some time. I feel much better, and though the stress hasn't gone away entirely, its not as ....well, lets just say I no longer feel like I'm drowning and left without a life vest. Grounding is good.
She posts 10 authors of books on her bookshelf, I keep the ones that are on mine, strike out the rest and then add with other authors I have around. Gank it from me.
George Orwell Elizabeth Peters Lois McMasters Bujold Terry Pratchett Jean M Auel David Eddings
Torey L. Hayden
Charles de Lint
Jack L. Chalker
I feel hopeful today for the first time in a little bit. I woke up in a good mood, determined to do things and not spend time on the computer. Okay, well, I broke that rule, though I've managed to accomplish a couple things really.
I took my shower and did a quick grounding, cleansing and purifying ritual. Really, its for cleansing and purifying but it usually leaves me feeling grounded as well. I cast my first circle today :) In my own living room, to do my own thing. Granted I had no grand purpose for this, or even plan..I did things as it felt I should, guided by some inner thing. Anyway, I think I did alright with it. I did what I needed to do, and I hope that it works out. I'll note the results by hand in the notebook I keep for such things, I'll also note the circle and such. In the circle, I did a Tarot reading, which I still have to look up something for, but that's fine.
Fenris came home from an interview with a temp agency that provides contractors for various businesses part way through my circle casting. That was a little disruptive, mostly because I'd been in the frame of mind of having the place to myself, but I managed to recover quickly. Yay me! Anyway, he said that the interview went well, and that on Monday the guy was going to give his name out to others so that they can find him something. I'm glad he felt good about the interview, that most likely means it went decently.
After I took down my circle, I made a phone call or two myself. One was to WIC to see about getting the coupons for that again, its been awhile. They said I'm no longer on it, but Garrett is. So, I have an appointment and I need to bring Garrett (of course), any medical coupons and proof of income. Garrett and proof of income are easy (as there is no income, there's no proof for me to have to locate). The medical coupon is a bit more difficult, as I haven't recieved one for October, and don't really know if I will, since the insurance I had for the pregnancy expired on the 30th. However, I know I'm still covered by the clinic. *sigh* Confusing.
The second call I made was on a part time job I found in the Little Pickle. Its for appointment setters. I had to leave a message, and thus far haven't gotten a call back. I'm glad I took the first step though - if I don't get a call back today, I'll call again tomorrow morning. Career builders has an interesting job listed on their site, and its one I've wanted to do for some time...private investigator. This job is located in Seattle (at least the closest to us - there's Olympia and Bellingham listed too). This means though, that I have to get working on my resume ASAP. Admittedly, I've been kinda putting it off...I hate writing them, and never seem to be satisfied with my results. Not only that,but recalling job history is a bitch..I used to have it written down, but its gotten relocated and lost over the last couple years.
Right now, he's outside socializing and networking with a guy who works on and sells cars. Apparently he has a 4 door Geo Metro in the works. I'm not counting chickens before their hatched (or trying not to anyway) but this may be a good lead.
Things are looking up it seems.
You just know the day's going to be interesting when your horrorscope starts with "It’s one of those days that just don’t quite fit onto the map that you’ve mistaken for reality"
Of course, I think that's an excellent email signature or quit line for IRC. Heh.
I just realized how long its been since I updated. Wow.
Okay - last weekend, there wasn't much going on, really. Friday night mom came up here for a little while so we could crop some pictures and get started on the thank-you cards for the shower. Saturday Pan and I went down to her place so we could finish the cards and do some scrapbooking. Well, the pictures we were going to use took forever to print out, and thus we didn't get much scrapbooking done. We didn't even finish the cards, though we got them mostly done I think. I got his name and birthdate on the front part of the card, and we have the window pieces mounted. Mom said that she'd do the pictures. I'm supposed to be down sometime this week to help, but it hasn't happened yet.
Sunday, we had gaming but didn't get much done. We had some new prospective players..but everyone was really tired and the energy level seemed low. We did watch a movie after giving up on the idea of gaming. Next time should go better :)
The rest of the week has pretty much been uneventful I think. Except for the dream I had yesterday...really perverse and bizzare. I dreamed of two dead people having sex....like, not really their corpses, but their spirits, I guess. It was really wierd. I never saw the actual act in itself, but it was apparent what they were running around the house for...like it was a new discovery. There was one point where the guy was fisting the girl. The whole time, another guy and I were watching tv...*shrugs* You figure it out...cuz I'm not sure I want to know.
Today, I've managed to get a couple loads of laundry done. We were gonna go to DSHS, but David told Fenris that they had online forms to fill out, so there's no need to go today. I got up early for it though - ended up taking a nap this morning with the baby :) Awww. I love that. Just a little bit ago, the place that came to take the photos of Garrett came back to show us the pictures. They are SOOOO cute, every last one of them. We got one of the big packages, so that we could send a couple to dad. Okay, well, truthfully, mom did. Fortunately, they have a payment plan and mom was agreeable. We got a triple folio for both mom and dad, and the pictures in it are sooo cute. We have one with him in an outfit dad gave..since all three folios have to be the same. They'll arrive in mid November.
Other than that, not much going on. I guess mom is coming out here tonight, maybe to finish the cards.