Thursday, January 31, 2008

Stuffy nose kid

Finally! I am not sick. Well, I still have a bit of a stuffy nose and the dust asthma coughs but at least I feel perky again.

I have been sick the past two weekends in a row. I am allergic to work. I am. All week I slept about 7.5 to 8 hrs a night. I would get up every day and go to the gym with Goo (which is WAYYY more fun than going alone). I ate less junk and took my multivitamin and ultra omega-3 pills. But nooo, still got a terrible cold.

I really need to get on with the life I want to have. Less work, more play that I get paid for.

With that in mind, I know or have come across 4 more people who are reading Eat, Pray, Love. It makes me smile. And it makes me want to run away to far off lands and eat and meditate and love life etc etc etc.

We'll see about that.

In the meantime, I hope to go to the YMCA (pronounced yeemka in our house) tomorrow. It really is much more fun with someone who you can joke around with. Goo and I do some cardio on the machines, followed by free weights, and finish up with yoga. It's cool because he teaches me weight lifting stuff and I teach him yoga stuff. A good time is had by all. Especially when we snicker at the dude wearing snowmen pajama pants instead of normal workout clothes. It's a recurring outfit, if you can believe that.

Update on the knee: might be a torn cartilage/meniscus. Gonna have an MRI on Monday.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Am I crazy?

You're alone in your room reading or cleaning or doing some other quiet activity.

The room starts buzzing. Your heart starts beating faster. Your mind is racing.

You feel like you're moving quickly and slowly at the same time. It's the freakiest thing. Are you moving fast or slow??

Your eyes dart back and forth across the page. You read faster. Or you rush around the room putting things in their place, your heart pounding loud in your ears, competing with the buzzing surrounding you.

You start to get a little panicky, a little scared.

What the hell is that???? Do any of you ever feel like that? I know some people do, but other people look at me crazy when I describe the sensation. It's hard to describe really. I don't know how it starts or how it stops.


I don't even know if anybody checks my blog anymore but whatevs.

I am not really sure why the neglect, but I just didn't feel like blogging. I think I was tired. I didn't make jewelry either. It's like I died.

I was on a 4day, 10hr/day shift for a while. That was tiring. Days were long. When I did have my lovely 3 day weekend, I'd spend a lot of time sleeping. Though, to be honest, I sleep too much on weekends regardless of my schedule. I'm a terrible sleeper. Despite that, I liked having a mini vacation each week. I did feel I got more done, both at work and at home.

I went back to a 5 day, 8hr/day schedule because of "business need". Apparently 3 days away from the lab is too long for a validation specialist. Deadlines and contact with the sister lab R&D in Cali and such and such. But just as I was getting used to getting home at 9:30 or so again, my shift has been pushed later from noon to 8:30 to 2pm-10pm. "Business need".

Getting home so late wasn't so bad when I had an extra day to spend with the fam and friends, but now it just kinda sucks.

Where's my trillion dollars so I can quit work and make jewelry for fun and profit?

Here's other news:
  • I went to a power yoga class that wasn't even all that hard. Some dude who couldn't sit crosslegged was amazed at my ability to sit half lotus. I decide to SHOW OFF and nudge myself into full lotus. BIG mistake. I heard a pop and now my right knee hurts. It's gotten better but it still hurts to sit with the bottoms of my feet together in butterfly and touch my nose to my toes. Either a lateral ligament or iliotibial band issue. I had an x-ray but didn't hear any bad news. Lesson learned, though. I HATE that I hurt myself showing off.
  • Remodeling marches on and on and on. Three bathrooms at once. Four people sharing one bathroom sucks kinda hard. But at least we have two toilets working now. They look great so far though. Huge downside: I HAVE ASTHMA. I sound like Fatty McGee. Never had it as a kid, so it's scary sometimes. I have an inhaler and therefore am getting closer and closer to becoming Super Nerd.
  • The holidays were great. I got my mom a Kitchen Aid stand mixer in Empire Red. Got it for $199 on Black Friday. In all reality, it's fun for me. Goo and I made marshmallows yesterday! If you have a mixer or someone who will stand with a mixer for 15mins, I HIGHLY recommend homemade marshmallows. It's a trip. Who the hell makes their own marshmallows??? But it's crazy easy and so luscious.
  • New Years was great fun. Spent it in Richmond at Grace's and brought Goo along. Lots of food, drink, and lesbians. Neat. (check out Goo's facebook if you're a friend)
Yeah, yeah, I know. Words are boring. Where are the pics? Come on, give me a chance to ease back into this.

Talk to you all soon.