Day: August 29, 2006

NewsDumpy Potluck Entry (Pictures)

I just watched Aidan take a cup with a tiny bit of pop in it and dump it all over a desk. I ran over and turned off the computer and told him he needed to clean it up or he wouldn’t get to play games. He started crying, and he really was sorry–he said he dumped it out because it was “old” and that he was sorry. I gently explained to him that if there is something old, he needs to dump it into the sink, not on a desk!

Since he genuinely didn’t know, I let him play games again. I really did think he was being naughty when I saw him do that, though.

In other news, last week, I was offered a copyeditor job at Zaner-Bloser, and I accepted. I start the week after next. I’m really excited, because that means a LOT more proofreading and live/dead checks. I LOVE that stuff. :) It’s also a bit more money. So, yay! :D

Thursday and Friday, either I had a cold or allergies that were kicking my behind. I was miserable! Sore throat, weak, fatigued. I slept and slept and slept. All better now, though. :)

Spent the weekend in Illinois. Friday and Saturday were in Peru-LaSalle to attend a wedding. “Interesting” ceremony. It was great seeing my cousins. I adore those people. Open bar at the reception. I had a Long Island and the most lovely frozen amaretto sour. I was happy. Saturday night, headed up to my favorite city in the world. Woke up Sunday morning at the insanely early hour of 7am CST, finished reading New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. Got to hang out with adamselzer a bit, and Jen too. Can I just say that I LOVE IHOP??? I had a Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity. Mmm. And I am PROUD to say it. Anyway, here are some pictures

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Well, just call me the journal collector, I suppose.


I’ve been sitting here and shaking my right leg for at least an
hour now, I’ll bet. Yes. I am indeed antsy here.

So many things going on. Time is flying, but then again, it’s crawling. Autumn will be here soon. Before I even know it.

And I’m looking forward to it. I always do before the SAD kicks in. September is one of my favorite months. Pretty blue sky. Perfect weather. That little bite in the air. The leaves.

Today, I am wearing a fall-like outfit. Brown. Lots of brown. I just felt in the mood.

You know what’s beautiful? This:

I dare you to disagree.


I don’t know why I can’t seem to remember that eating only Doritos and chocolate for lunch is a bad idea. It really sounded okay at the time, but I am certainly paying for it now. Ugh.


I often wonder if I’ll be able to truly relax. There is so much on my mind right now. So many things to be anxious about, to worry about. It’s really silly, because some of the things that I get all flustered about, I can’t really DO anything about except be patient. So, while trying to be patient, I sit here and shake my right leg.


Here’s the problem. I spend too much time waiting for things, rather than living in the moment. I get to work around 8am, and I spend all morning waiting for lunch, then I wait all afternoon for the workday to end. Then I get into my car, and wait at traffic lights and stop signs to get home. All week, I wait for the weekend to get here.

At this moment, I’m waiting for:
– the end of the workday;
– the weekend;
– ANYTHING from my agent on the status of the book I sent him last month;
– my trip to Chicago;
– a bunch of other stuff I dare not mention here.

When something happens that requires me to be in the moment, it’s hard for me to do it. I actually have to FORCE myself to stop and stay present. Else I’ll drift. Either to the next thing, or into my dreamworld.



(Originally published at Anywhere Is…)

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