Le Weekend

17 Jan

That’s French for “the weekend”. Just in case you couldn’t figure it out. Anyways.

So this weekend was largely unproductive. I took a trip to Illinois to meet a friend’s parents. They were awesome and everyone got along, so maybe that counts as productive? Not sure. We got back on Saturday night, but I spent the night at his house and ended up falling asleep within 10 minutes of being back. Then I got home and we put up one of the two shelves that need to go up. The other one needs longer screws, at least I think that was the problem.

So now true to form, its about 9 pm and I want to get stuff going and organized and clean, but its cold, and I’m tired despite my 4 hour nap. I’m thinking about just veging on the internet for a while and doing my major stuff tomorrow. Setting the alarm for 9, shower, then heading to the bookstore to get my texts for this semester (school starts Thursday…eep.), and then over to planned parenthood to find out more about becoming a client (no health insurance is no fun). I figure after a fun day of all that I’ll want to come back home and get stuff DONE. I wanted to have an organized start to the new year and so far we’re 17 days in and I STILL can’t see my floor for all the laundry lying about. Not to mention all the paperwork I need to file. And I will need to put my books somewhere. Like I said, eep.

But right now I’ve got a definite case of the lazies. I should probably move my car because of the snow, but I just wanna leave it. It’s cold and gross and I can’t find my gloves. We’ll see where things stand in a little while.

In The Midnight Hour

13 Jan

She wanted to go through her wardrobe and pick out all the keeps and toss out all the not keeps. More, more more?

So its just after midnight and I told my boss I’d cover an all day shift tomorrow. My body doesn’t seem to want to accept that, and maybe its all the coffee I had after work, but I’m wide awake. I started all the stuff for coffee already, so all I need to do is press the button. And possibly go outside and grab my tumbler because I left it in the car again, blast! I really need two of those. One that I forget in the house and one that I forget in the car. I could just rotate them. Perfect.

Anyways.

I really do want to go through all of my clothes and get rid of a bunch of things. Only I have a really hard time parting with things. Also I own duplicates of things and I’m wondering if its really necessary. But that sundress really does have a different personality in red than it does in white/green. I really don’t need that top in three different colors…do I? This is gonna be harder than I thought.

Why is this coming on at midnight and not say, four hours ago when I was awake and full and not having to get up in five hours? Bah.

While it Snows

11 Jan

Today I got called in to work because one of the girls is sick. So I was all grumbly but prepared to go in and take the hours and work because I can’t say no and because I don’t mind work. My only issue was that my car doesn’t handle well in snow (I know, I need new tires) and I have almost no gas. Would’ve been fine, I was just gonna leave pretty early and give myself lots of time to get there.

But then my manager called me back and told me that he doesn’t want me driving that much distance when the roads are so bad.

I’m really glad to have such an amazing manager, even though I know its extremely short lived.

So on the menu today is, well, everything on my to do list.

Breakfast, then cleaning up my room, I want to change my sheets and fix my comforter. I want to get a bunch of my papers organized and I want to put up a shelf. Then I want to put up another shelf. But I need to know where the studs are first. I want to get some stuff done for school and I want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row so that I’m more prepared for things. I wanted to do laundry but I’m broke and will have to wait til Thursday, when I go to my mom’s for supper.

I’m giving myself a few more minutes of web surfing before I get up and get started. And get coffee going. Sheesh.

Black and White

6 Jan

So, I happen to have a certain design taste that really reaches across all the style elements of my life.

Everything I own is black and white.

I wear mostly black and white cloths with variations in greyscale.

In my bedroom I have a white bed, a white dresser, a grey dresser, a white/grey duvet, white sheets, black desk, and I just painted all of the wood elements black (frames, mirror, shelves, and bulletin board).

I have a black and white cat.

I have a white phone.

I have a black car.

I got a black and white journal for xmas, with a white cookbook.

I wrapped my holiday gifts in black/white baroque print wrapping paper.

I have a black and white baroque print makeup bag.

My favorite color is orange. What?

Moon and Spoon

30 Dec

I have a little black and white cat named Moon. She’s named Moon because she has these really round, really orange eyes, like the harvest moon. She’s my best friend most days.

My cousin got a kitten recently (okay, months ago). We didn’t know what to name her at first so we just sort of called her “Kitten”. Then we decided she should be named Rani (hindi for queen), sort of after the tiger in Aladdin.

But the thing about our house is that E and I have Wisconsin accents. We know this, and we like to exaggerate them as often as possible. So we found it hilarious to pronounce “Moon” like a Yooper. Then we started rhyming a bunch of stuff with “Moon”.

And somehow, but some witchcraft or act of God, our “Kitten/Rani” became “Spoon” because she was Moon’s Spoon.

Then we gave the cats pedigree names. Moon is officially Harvest Moon and Spoon is Moon’s Spoon.

You wish you lived in this house, we’re pretty cool people.

Way Back When

28 Dec

I was browsing Facebook this morning, and I came across someone that went to my high school. So I checked out her friends list…which happened to be everyone else that went to my high school.

And it got me thinking, I’m so different from way back then. I mean, it’s only really been 3-4 years, but still.

I grew up a lot. I slowly began to care less and less about being liked by the cool kids, and in turn, I think I became one of the cool kids. The secret is the confidence I grew. Yeah, I’m making an ass out of myself, but I’m enjoying every second of it. If you’re gonna do something, do it all the way, own it. People won’t notice as much if you’re screwing up.

I stopped calling so much attention to myself, in a negative way. I stopped wearing “weird” things, stopped trying to be weird. I’m weird all on my own and the people who know me well enough to know how weird I am love me so I don’t need to advertise.

I’m not dependent on people like I used to be. If nobody was doing anything I’d be sitting at my house just being bored. Now I have no problem entertaining myself. I learned that I can be my own best friend and that sometimes looking at art is much more enjoyable solo.

I have more friends than I used to, because I’ve expanded my social circle to include people I wouldn’t normally talk to. People have this amazing ability to surprise if you let them.

I’ve also learned how to let go of people that are just bringing me down. I don’t need to hang on to toxic people just to have a quantity of friends.

I also drive a way cooler car. Actually I have a car, that’s a big enough improvement. And my own place. And really awesome roommates. And the most adorable and cool cat.

And I’m comfortable being who I am every day.

I wish I could go back and tell 16 year old me all of these things. She’d be a lot happier.

Sick

28 Dec

So I’ve been sort of out of commission the last couple days. I’ve caught some sort of virusey goodness and I’m under the weather. So instead of doing anything actually productive I’ve been laying about and sleeping, mostly.

 

Just in case you were wondering.

 

You totally were.