My job searching; or, I realize I’m doing myself no favors trying to fit square pegs into round holes…

(gif by Seth Eckert on Dribble.com) The round holes are opportunities that I could select and try for in the market. The square peg is the part time job I have now, and the desire to hang onto it. It hit me this morning that if I really want to make changes, I'd better find … Continue reading My job searching; or, I realize I’m doing myself no favors trying to fit square pegs into round holes…

An impulsive spender goes on a financial diet…

This idea popped up early yesterday afternoon while I was trying to research how to help my sick dog out (thankfully doing okay, just on a bland diet for the next few days and managing to drink some water in between). I planned to dig up jobs online first thing and take notes and make … Continue reading An impulsive spender goes on a financial diet…

Fell a little further than I planned; or, how I suddenly realized I can’t hold myself back forever…

Somehow, I just shut down. I pushed aside everything I'd planned or tried to work on and ended up in some odd little limbo inside my own head. No real goals worked toward, just ideas discarded and never revisited or improved upon. It's been successful only in that I've been able to whittle down my … Continue reading Fell a little further than I planned; or, how I suddenly realized I can’t hold myself back forever…

The 5 Love Languages: The secret to love that lasts, by Gary Chapman

My Copy: 9780802412706 (image from 5lovelanguages.com) I'd heard a little about this book in the past, and I can't remember what finally made me select it and buy it for myself. Haven't been in a relationship in ages and with my odd family situation... well, maybe that was part of the incentive to do so. … Continue reading The 5 Love Languages: The secret to love that lasts, by Gary Chapman

A strange, funny, yet disturbing epiphany I had regarding how I can “get back on the horse” sooner…

I had the slightest of lulls during my shift tonight, trying to cancel out some noise and figure out what to take care of next in my stack of stuff. It wasn't quiet by any stretch, but the thought just came in. I guess we could call it the epilogue of Sunday's "I hate my … Continue reading A strange, funny, yet disturbing epiphany I had regarding how I can “get back on the horse” sooner…

That moment when you realize you actually suck at making & sticking to a personal schedule…

It hit me out of the blue, and I don't know why. Maybe it's because I'd brought up my sticky notes app on my desktop earlier to pass on some info to a friend, and saw some other sticky notes I'd forgotten about. 3 had aborted attempts at a daily schedule, with rainy day vs. … Continue reading That moment when you realize you actually suck at making & sticking to a personal schedule…

When “taking advantage of good weather” might kick you in the rear…

I've spent most of the past two days outside, finishing putting those shrubs in the ground. And it turned out to be a pretty good project. They're small for the most part (the Hawthorns are the biggest ones by far right now), but they'll eventually grow up and out. Might take a year or two … Continue reading When “taking advantage of good weather” might kick you in the rear…

I think I FINALLY managed to bore myself out of my usual procrastination methods…

It's been a hard road to slog through, and I've fallen way behind on some things and barely touched others. My days and evenings have been full of obsessively playing video games, hoping to reach ever-elusive goals. And then, while doing that, making new reading lists for the year (because my files weren't saving right … Continue reading I think I FINALLY managed to bore myself out of my usual procrastination methods…

All folks considering voting Democrat definitely need to hear Beau on this…

This is the most true thing I've seen in a while, and something we should all keep in mind. I felt he was speaking to me, because when it comes down to it, I'm one of those "fair play" folks, but I have had to acknowledge recently that what I want isn't going to happen. … Continue reading All folks considering voting Democrat definitely need to hear Beau on this…

I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…

It's become clear to me that other than our tempers, when it comes to the big things, my mother and I are polar opposites. I started yesterday morning off fine & was taking pics of some of what I was pulling from the garden (didn't want to risk losing them to the storm). We had … Continue reading I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…