Monday, November 28, 2011

It was a very fast, long weekend.  I was really hoping for some more down time to help motivate me to clean my house, but alas, my house is still a mess.

Many things have happened.  Mostly involving spending a lot of money.  Like, Gentleman Caller bought a new (used) car.  It's beautiful and I love driving it. I also love that it's an automatic and I can drive it.

Lots of things going on with Thanksgiving, involving pie and pudding and shopping.  Of course shopping.  I'm getting closer and closer to being done with shopping.  Well, Christmas shopping anyway.  I always start way too early and at the same time bitch about how stores play Christmas music and decorate before Thanksgiving.  I think it's because I compartmentalize Christmas shopping away from actual Christmas.  Shopping causes too much stress with the money and the time and the hope you're getting just the the right thing...  So I usually buy early, pile it all up and then make wrapping presents part of the Holiday.  I like that way better.

Still more things with spending money.  See Harvey's had a sale today.  And I got a new purse, keychain and mini.  And I didn't have to buy it.  Because Gentleman Caller wanted to get me a late birthday and anniversary present.  He was broke during the actual events.  I'm so excited!

Also, my five extra pounds were loney, so I gained an extra five for the holidays.  Please make them go away.

Monday, November 14, 2011

OMG I DIE!  Seriously the joy that THIS caused me.  I tried really hard not to climb the Ryan Gosling bandwagon, but damn it!  I fell off the non-Ryan Gosling wagon right onto it.  I need to do some breathing exercises.

I bought new roller skates!  And they suck!  Which isn't actually a bad thing.  See, skates are damn expensive.  So why spend a lot of money on skates that you don't like because you don't know what you like?  So I'm going to beat these skates to shit and see what I like/don't like.  And then buy even MORE expensive skates with that knowledge.  Not that the knowledge will pay for the skates, because it totally won't.  Knowledge is stingy.

I may however, buy new wheels and bearings for my new skates.  Cause the wheels I want are $60, the wheels that came on the skates are $6.  That's a bit of a difference.  Quality my friends!

Perhaps I should sell my ice skates.  I took lessons in high school and advanced... not very far.  I blame the rink being 45 minutes away.  Or that it cost a lot of money and I didn't love it.  I liked it well enough, but people involved were sooooo damn snobby.  I put up with that when I was younger, but that shit doesn't fly now.  Ew, flying shit.

Subject change!  I went out to dinner with my family (minus one sister) and had a really good time.  We went to a steakhouse I had gift certificates for.  And thank goodness!  We racked up a $180 bill.  Good for us.  And it only cost in really dollars - $38 for tip.  I do feel bad for using soooo much in gift certificates in one night, but not bad enough to stop me.  I feel for small business owners, so I go back and forth.  What tipped me over this time was the fact that they might close.  And then the certificates would be worthless.

Anyway, I ordered duckling.  And it was literally half a duck.  It was tasty, but man it was work.  So I switched with my dad who ordered a stuffed pork chop.  That was so much better.  The sauce was caramelized, by which I mean it was practically caramel.  Sugar city, ticket for one.

I'm pretty sure this is why I've gained 5 pounds.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

So I maybe, sorta bought some skates.  Well, not yet.  But I did order them.  And am anxiously waiting their arrival.  When I tried on a slightly-too-small pair, they felt awesome.  Maybe a little heavy, but so solid and like I could just cruise.  It was very exciting.

I have been driving to Madison sooooo much lately!  I love the town, it's amazing.  But driving there is so sucky.  And expensive.  And time consuming.  And encourages me to spend more money.  Between volunteering, doctor appointments and dental appointments, it really adds up.  And now I'm broke.

Good news tho!  My dentist guy for the tmj stuff is really, incredibly attractive.  Which makes it slightly more awkward when he's fitting headgear (omg did I feel STUPID) and shoving goo in my mouth for an impression.  Sounds dirty, and it was.  I was rubbing goo off my face for about an hour (he missed).

Hey, so it snowed.  And is very snowy.  With snow.  And the cold.  Lots of cold.  Do you need any cold or snow?  I have extra!

Friday, November 4, 2011

I'm so close to being done with work I can feel it!  And it feels like impatience.

I'm having a craniosacral massage tonight.  I don't really know what it is, but my massage therapist lady recommended it because my jaw is whack.  Yes, I have a crappy jaw.  And shitty knees.  Why stop at hip surgery, when you can secretly have the joints of an 87 year old?

Anyway, mystery massage.  And energy work. And something about fluids.  If I get wet, I'm going to be mad.  Do you know how long it takes to straighten these bangs?

That reminds me of a funny story about how I fainted while having mri juice injected into my hip socket.  Perhaps I've already shared it, but I don't have time to look right now.  So I'll look later and if I've told it before, I'll link it.  And if I haven't, you're in for a way-too-built-up treat.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stress ball has been received!  And I'm squeezing away.  Hopefully it helps.  Actually, I think having my wrist screwed up has actually helped my downward dog.  You have to focus so much more on spreading the weight over the hand instead of putting it all on the heel of the hand.  Handy.

Halloween has come and gone.  I liked my costume, but didn't go/do anything really crazy.  My sister did have a party.  But I had been drinking earlier in the day and I think I had a bad bagel sandwich cause boy howdy did my stomach hurt.  So no drunken hijinks for me that night.  Gentleman Caller and I matched that night.  And on Saturday night when we went to the (QUIETEST!) bar, my buddy matched us.  It was a good time had by all.

I'm super excited for Thanksgiving.  I love baking.  I love pumpkin.  I love cranberries.  Oh November!  How I wish you were warmer!

Oh sheeze.  My depression/anxiety has been awful lately.  Awful for me, not awful on the general scale.  I do not compare my awful feelings to anyone else's awful feelings.  That would be too awful.  But yeah, been feeling pretty terrible lately.  And oh so cranky!  And impatient.  It's not been fun.  I'm doing what I can with vitamins and relaxing, but it's not nearly enough.  I do occasionally think about going tanning, but my skin color is classified as transparent.  I would get a sunburn on my kidneys.