I haven’t done a “currently” post in many months, so I figured why not.
Thinking about: The amount of days I have until a real vacation that includes 8 hours of sleep a night, lots of family time and the warm sun on my skin.
Feeling: COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED. The past two weeks have been a serious internal struggle, on top of the stress of work. I have to remind myself every few minutes of the (countless) blessings in my life that are far greater than the burdens I am carrying.
Watching: Green Wing (British sitcom set in a fictional hospital), Veep, Outrageous Fortune (New Zealand comedy), Game of Thrones and Bates Motel. Bates Motel is strange; I am not sure if it is a good strange or a bad strange yet.
Reading: “The Great Gatsby” for probably the 100th time.
Thinking about: Life plans, goals for the next five years and what I want out of everything.
Looking forward to: Derby week! Louisville is INSANELY fun during this week. Lots of good food, beer and horses. I have been fortunate enough to be able to attend Oaks and/or Derby every year for several years. This year, Laura and I both get to attend Oaks with a couple of my bosses.
Making me happy: A kick ass roommate, a guy that can give a bear hug like no one else, a mom that always comes through for me, phone dates with my closest girlfriends and a dad that takes over when I am defeated.
working on: playing catch up. last week sent me to my limit in terms of what i could handle. mental, i was fine. i was strong and did not waive. physically, my body just gave out on me. the stress, fear and sadness all collided. i was so sick for three days. i managed to work in the mornings, then i was sent home to rest. today is a new day, new week, and i am ready!
thinking about: all the plans for my house. i want to get everything i possibly can accomplished this year. by 2013, i hope to be finished on the house for a little while.
anticipating: this weekend! an old friend has been planning to come to town for a month or so now. last time he was home, i was helping andi move. i am so excited to see him. we always have a blast together. he can lift my spirits quickly.
wishing: for all my work to be magically finished.
working on: recovering from this weekend. three girls, two full cars, one moving truck and five hours later, my sweet friend andi is now living in clarksville, tennessee. it was a bittersweet good-bye. i am so proud of her, but i am still going to really, really miss her.
thinking about: all the cleaning, organizing and planning i have to do around the house. we are going to be ripping out two rooms this weekend to begin the process of “project remove the water damage.” thinking about all the congrats in order - an adorable friend of mine had a fanastic weekend and will soon be a married woman!
anticipating: my vacation. it could not come at a better time.
eating: a luna bar for my breakfast.
wishing: i had not gone to bed at 1am last night. also, i wish that walking dead was on tonight.
listening to: the hum of my heater at my feet. fall has come to the bluegrass state and has come strong.
watching: since i dont have a television, but require some sort of noise at night to sleep, i invested in netflix. i am finding myself re-watching old favorites. currently, it is reno 911.
thinking about: all of my upcoming house needs. i am excited to finally finish remodeling, but i am not looking forward to my house being a mess for about three months or so.
trying to figure out: a lot of things right now. for me, when the storm comes, it brings a flood.
looking forward to: a girls trip this weekend. my sweet andi is moving three hours away (not happy about this…), but laura and i will be helping her move and staying the first night in her new place with her.
reading: i have been so exhausted from work and busy enjoying the fall weather that i have not finished a book in two months. it is really upsetting. i have been reading tom robbins’ “even cowgirls get the blues” for far too long.
making me happy: my past saturday. all day with laura laughing, people watching and a little bit of shopping. then ending the night with all of my best friends in my basement for game night.
obsessing over: how much time i have been able to spend with my sweet friend billie lately. this week, we are taking the dogs hiking!
working on: controlling my temper. for the most part, my temper and emotions have been in check. however, i lost control last night and let my rage for someone’s behavior get the best of me.
thinking about: the easiest way to purge my DVD collection.
anticipating: hiking. i am so excited
eating: english muffin with apple butter and an iced coffee. (giving up caffeine is a lot harder than anticipated. on a similar note, i only had fast food once this week.)
wishing: the sun was still rising on my drive to work instead of it being dark majority of the ride.
Obsessing Over: the weather in ky. is it the summer or the beginning of the fall? i am not complaining though. it is almost perfect.
Working On: typing up four years’ worth of meeting notes.
Thinking About: labor day weekend.
Anticipating: having the internet.
Eating: banana oats muffins
Wishing: for a few more hours of sleep…but that is every day :0)
obsessing over: my poor daryl. i am still worried about him.
working on: work…oh mondays.
thinking about: cooking tonight. i have been dying to cook.
anticipating: the weekend.
eating: nothing, i am enjoying an iced coffee.
wishing: i had a summer break.