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.
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