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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Simple Womyn's Daybook

FOR TODAY, Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Outside my window... It's still a grey day, but at least it's not raining. ^-^ This will make it a better day indeed.

I am thinking... About a million things. My jobs, moving, bills, things I have to get done before I go back to my night job...

I am thankful... That Britt's graduating tomorrow! =D After all her hard work, crazy expectations & equally crazy teachers, she's done with her Practical Nursing and will have her pinning ceremony tomorrow. YAY!!! I'm so proud, I could explode. <3

In the kitchen... There's (bagged) potting soil on the counter. I need to transplant my African Violet today & the two little mystery sprout that sprouted after I transplanted my sweet potato. I have no idea what they are. 

I am wearing... My silky red bathrobe & Halloween print undies. I have A LOT of Halloween print undies... =D

I am creating... Nothing at the moment. I feel so busy, so like I'm caught in a whirlwind, that I need to just sit my ass down & work with my drop spindle for a while. Nothing relaxes me like spinning yarn. 

I am going... Crazy... no wait, already there. Really, I'm going to the thrift store(s) today to find a pair of black pants for my day job at the Shell station. I also need to go grocery shopping & pay a few bills. 

I am wondering... How I'm going to manage my two jobs & still have time for myself & time for my sweety. I haven't figured this out yet. On the bright side, this day job I now have will only be until we move. Then it'll be back to one job, as I'll be in school. But then how will I find time for myself & time for my sweety? Um, hmmm...

I am reading... Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. It's all kinds of awesome. It's a great social commentary on expectations of girls & women, media, etc. Totally worth a read. =D

I am hoping... That I find a way to balance my life. I thought I had it almost in hand, but then I got this new job & things are on their ear again. 

I am looking forward to... Having a schedule I can look at, so I can plan time to care for my house, my relationship & myself. As of right now, I know I go back to work at the hospital on Wednesday night for seven nights, and that I work Monday at the Shell, but I have no Shell schedule yet. It's making me crazy. 

I am learning... All the different kinds of cigarettes & cheap alcohol that the Shell sells. OMFG. I've made a diagram of the cigarette display so I can learn where everything is. As a non-smoker, I'm totally lost here. There are SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF CIGARETTES. @_@

Around the house... The cats are wrestling (Lhu & Vash), Phiphi's sitting in front of the heater & trying to cook himself, Macha's glaring at everyone from the highest point in the cat condo. Britt & I are on our laptops. Laundry's washing... My toes are getting run over by stampeding cats... ouch. 

I am pondering... The order of my errands today. 

A favorite quote for today... "Our truest life is when in dreams, we are awake." ~ Henry David Thoreau

One of my favorite things... is seeing all the plants on my porch sprouting new bits of green after being brown all Winter.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, go to Britt's graduation, work some more. Sleep? o_O 
This will really all depend on what days this week I'll be at the Shell.

A peek into my day... Coffee drinking this morning. Oh wait... it's afternoon. Huh. Well then, coffee drinking this afternoon, grocery shopping, looking for a pair of black pants, some house cleaning (for once it's kinda mostly clean), yarn spinning, cat snuggling, book reading, more coffee drinking, dinner making... Hm. Maybe some other stuff too... the sun's coming out. Maybe I'll go play on the porch for a bit. ^-^

This is what a Sweet Potato looks like in a pot. ^-^ 
Mine's a bit bigger, and has started to lean. They get really viney, so I'll be figuring out how to support the vines here in the immediate future. I got the idea from the book Garden Anywhere. Awesome book, especially if you've not got a lot of space to garden, or are gardening in containers. ^-^

I'm hoping I'll be able to spend at least a few hours online every week, catching up on blogs & poking all of you wonderful people. But if I disappear for a while again, at least it will be because I'm working too much instead of being depressed. ^-^ 

Everyone have a marvelous week. I hope no one's suffering too much from any partying they did last night... =P

As always, head over HERE to read all the other daybook entries, and say Hi to our lovely hostess, Peggy. ^-^


Saturday, March 03, 2012

Simple Womyn's Daybook

FOR TODAY: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Outside my window... It looks grey & cold. It's been raining throughout the night, leaving my porch damp.

I am thinking... That I would like to make more time for myself during my week I work. On my seven days off, I have no problem (most of the time...) doing this. On my seven days on, however, I just kind of coast through them, counting down the nights I have left before my next stretch of days off. I imagine this is why I frequently feel like time is flying by me, losing a week here, a few days there. I'm not really present during the week I work. I go on auto-pilot.

I am thankful... That Spring is coming. Sometimes I love the grey & the rain. Some days it's just perfect for my mood (even if it's not a sad mood ^-^). But some days, I am sick of feeling perpetually soggy. On these days, I wish for the sun & warmth of Spring & Summer. I'm not quite sure yet how I feel about today... I think I'll be fine with the grey & the rain until I have to go outside in it... =P

In the kitchen... I'm hard-boiling eggs. Britt went through a phase where she thought that every kitchen needs a gadget specific to ONE task. Ergo, we have an egg boiler. o_O
Granted, it's terribly handy in that I don't have to watch the pot to make sure it doesn't boil over, and that the eggs are cooked to perfection each time. But I still think it's silly to buy all this shit for your kitchen if one thing (a pot) can cook all manner of foods, it just takes a bit more attention. Oh, and I told her the day she buys a bread machine is the day she'll find herself single... Ok, not really, but she got my point.  ^_~

I am wearing... My most awesome of camouflage pajama pants. They're guys' pants, and they have POCKETS. Totally wonderful, useful, deep pockets. Girls' PJ pants don't have pockets... hmph. Anywho, I love these pants. I'm one of those people who'll live in their jeans if you'd let them. This drives Britt nuts, because she thinks jeans are almost the worst thing ever, and so when we went to brunch at her classmate's house, it was mandatory PJs. This was the second brunch, mind you, as at the first, I'd refused to wear pjs, and since this classmate had made her boyfriend wear his pjs (he's a jeans kinda guy),  he was jealous I got to keep my jeans... So Britt made me buy PJ pants to wear. ^-^

Also wearing a long sleeved stripped shirt, as my desk is right next to the living room window. I'm totally comfortable with my body, but don't especially want to share it with my neighbors.

I am creating... a grocery list.

I am going... to the store this afternoon, and to help Britt find an all white scrub top. Her class photos are Monday, and she has to be in all white... *snicker*
I told her that if we don't find one today that she likes, she's going to Joann's, picking out fabric & a pattern & I'll sew her one.

I am wondering... what the hell I did to my left knee... it hurts like a bitch. Going us stairs is not good, and putting any weight on it while flexing is just hurts. I'm thinking I may have sat cross-legged on the floor watching movies for too long the other day... o_O oops.

I am reading... Gluten Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn. Neither Britt nor I are completely gluten intolerant, but we're both pretty sensitive to it. This makes eating most cakes, cookies, breads & pastas an issue, and since I love to make bread, this is an ISSUE. So I'm giving this book a read. ^-^ It comes with recipes, tips for saving money at the store, etc. I'm not far enough in to really have an opinion about it yet, but so far it's been helpful.

I am hoping... that I get the part time job I applied for. That way, I can put all the money from that job into a savings account for us to use for moving expenses, etc. Plus, it's only half a mile from my house, which means I could easily walk there. Yay!

I am looking forward to... next payday, when we won't have to pay rent out of that paycheck & I'll be able to buy more Ghirardelli white chocolate powder for my coffee... This paycheck didn't leave enough for any extras when it comes to groceries, so I shall suffer through normal coffee (woe is me... ^_~)

I am learning... how to combine gluten free flours with xanthan gum to create dough that bakes up almost like it's gluten containing counterparts.

Around the house... The kitties are sleeping, boiled eggs are cooling & the mess is patiently waiting for me to get to it. Which I'll do as soon as I'm done blogging. ^-^

I am pondering... little ways (and big ones too) that I can incorporate more magic into my day. ^-^
After all, what's the fun in believing in magic & faeries & goblins & such if one doesn't incorporate them into everyday life?

A favorite quote for today... comes from an artist I'm not terribly familiar with, but the quote was shared with me at work the other night, as the evening shift Staffing clerk thought I'd get a kick out if it. And I did...
"What kind of fuckery is this?" Amy Winehouse (from Me & Mr. Jones)

One of my favorite things... Is the movie Revolver. It's made its way up there right next to Fight Club... which if you know me & how much I worship that movie, is saying something. <3
If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can watch it for free. W00t.

A few plans for the rest of the week: I go to the dentist Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. This will max out my insurance before I move, which is the plan. Also, it'll hopefully get the worst of my teeth fixed. *insert anxiety here*

A peek into my day... I'm going to sit here & drink my coffee, eat an egg or two & read through blogs. Then I'm going to get Britt up & we'll go look for a scrub top. Also, at some point today, I'll go grocery shopping (after I've finished planning meals), and will probably read some more. If it stops raining for a bit, I might go out onto the porch & poke my plants a bit, trim off the dead winter stuff, etc.

Pic of the day:

*don't know why it's so small. Click on it to make it bigger*
Found HERE 

As always, you can find our most gracious hostess & all the other women's posts at The Simple Woman's Daybook.