Monday, March 22, 2010


Is there any piece of music that touches you so much it brings tears to your eyes just to listen? I am listening to Debussy's "Claire de Lune" played beautifully by Akito Kikakawa. The kind of music that makes me want to just rest my head back on the chair, close my eyes, and let it carry me away. What a gift, to evoke that sort of emotion.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Not getting it done.

I'm still having a bit of trouble achieving the goals I'm setting for myself. So I'm setting some new ones.

Go to bed with a clean kitchen.
Move 10 minutes a day.
Take at least one picture a day.

I'll post those pics at the end of the week.

Otherwise, life is going swimmingly. Work is great, I'm enjoying my job. I'm busy busy, but happy enough. And now the fam wants me to join them for some Simpsons-viewing. So, off I go.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I do more before 8...

My husband has been teasing me a bit about the fact that I don't leave until 7:50AM and he has to leave at 7:15. I also get up at 5:45, which he doesn't understand. So here is what I accomplish before I leave for work:

1. Shower
2. Dressed
3. hair and make-up
4. coffee and breakfast
5. unload dishwasher
6. Reload dishwasher
7. Wipe down counters
8. wipe floor
9. Fold and put away a load of laundry
10. Feed and give Bug insulin shot
11. Feed other cats
12. Get Girl up and dressed
13. Make Girl breakfast
14. Pick up living room
15. Pack Girl's lunch, get school stuff together.
16. Scrape my car (I have to park outside.)
17. Pack my own lunch.
18. Pack my gear
19. Get dinner stuff ready
20. Out the door and to work

Husband does:
1. shower
2. dress
3. drink some of the coffee I made
4. Out the door.


Sunday, March 7, 2010


Yikes, it's been a long time since I've blogged. I'm trying very hard to adapt to this whole working full time thing - it's amazing how inconvenient spending 8 hours at work really is.
But I am loving my job. I love the fact that I am working for an organization I can be proud of. I love the fact that I do so many different things, I will never be bored. I love that I get to work directly with patients every day. And I especially love that my coworkers have asked, more than once, how they made it before I came along. My family never says anything like that.
Of course, there are some downfalls. The house is not exactly sparkling on a daily basis. I still have all my volunteer responsibilities to attend to, which makes my days even shorter. I have to find time to exercize, badly.

So, as I posted on Facebook's "Organization for Bitches", I am working on these three goals for the month of March:

1. Adapt to my new schedule.
2. Find a good time to exercize - 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week to start.
3. Go to bed with a clean kitchen.

This should get me started.