Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Back to the Grindstone...

Ah, bloggie... how I love to use you for procrastination!

School started back today, I have reading to do, but here I am. Actually, here I've been since about 4 p.m. this afternoon, on the net I mean. I've just been clicking around, reading blogs, tweeting, and generally killing time. I love to just sit and absorb the web, listen to music, and enjoy the time Matt's sleeping. It's so rare that I'm awake and he's asleep -- the dumbass stayed up all night, and had to stay awake all day, so when we got in after shopping and eating, he crashed. It's been lovely to sit, alone, and do what I want without the TV on. He'll be getting up in about 5 minutes (he asked me to wake him at 8 p.m.) and the first thing he'll do is turn on "Xena: Warrior Princess" on Netflix. He's been watching that stupid show for weeks. He's nearly done with the last season, I think, and I've never been happier to be done with a TV show. I like it okay, but the man's obsessed, so I'm enjoying my quiet while it lasts.

So although it's the first day of classes, I didn't actually have any tonight because my Tuesday night class was recently converted to an online class (boo, hiss!).  So, nothing to do right now but read and research for my Directed Readings.  Tomorrow night, I have class from 6 - 9 p.m. and I'm actually looking forward to it.  It's American Lit, I really enjoy the professor, and though I've taken this class with this professor before, I'm still getting credit because it's repeatable.  The books are different, of course, and I'm sure that soon enough I'll have so much to do that I'll be back to neglecting this blog (and my others, which I have newly vowed to write on, at least once in a while)!

I did go to work for about a hour and a half this morning for a meeting.  Dead. Freaking. Tired. I dragged my ass out of bed at 8:30 this morning after still having been awake at 3 a.m., but in my defense, I was at least trying to sleep... and had been for about three hours by that point.  I should sleep like a baby tonight.  Should, does not mean will. Fingers crossed.

Otherwise, I went shopping for some new clothes and ordered my Kindle today!  When my financial aid money comes in I do two things; I pay the bills and I buy things.  Lately, it's been clothes.  There's a local place called Cato, which I believe is actually a chain, that has a great selection of "woman's" sizes.  The clothes are cute and comfortable and are sized weird so that I wear one size smaller than usual which is a huge boost to my ego.  I love seeing a smaller size on my tags, even if it is just the cut.  I got two skirts, which is a huge deal because I do not wear skirts.  They're both long, one's brown the other's kind of a very dark denim color, and I feel like they're very flattering...

Oops.  Totally forgot to go wake Matt.  What's an extra 10 minutes, anyway?

Now, where was I.  Oh yeah, skirts.  I don't normally wear them, but last semester I got one that's really flattering and have been on the look-out for others in the same, or a similar, cut.  I found two, so I got them.  They're longer than the other one, both almost ankle length, but I like that.  I hate my legs!  I also got two sweaters, both button up, one in pink the other in purple, and three tank tops to wear under my jacket, layered shirts, and sweaters.  My wardrobe is starting to shape up nicely, though it's mostly work clothes, the only downside being that most of what I've got is wintery things, like sweaters.  When the summer comes, I'm going to bake.  I'll worry about it when the time comes.

I also got two pairs of shoes & three pairs of earrings!!  One is a pair of sort of fancy flip flops that I can wear to work.  They have pretty bead-work on the straps. The other pair are lace-up oxfords with a heal (something like this, except they're two tone black/black patten leather... oh, and they were only $18!). My friend Marsha has several pairs of Oxford pumps and I've always admired them, so when I saw these, in my size, I couldn't pass it up. It's weird, actually, because they're a size smaller than the other shoes I wear, too. Cato's sizes are just strange!

By the way, this post is missing pictures because I've managed to lose my camera.  How I pulled that off, I have no idea, but I hope it turns up soon.  I'm picture crazy, I can't lose the one thing necessary to take pictures!  Although, if it's permanently lost, I might be able to convince Matt to get me a Canon Rebel XTi (ha, ha... hahahaha... yeah, right) to replace my point & shoot.  I just wish it would turn up, it has some really cute pictures of Ani & Galileo on it.  Starting to worry, actually.  Matt says he's sure it'll turn up... I manage to lose things all the way, so I'm starting to doubt it. I worry about the stupidest things.

While we're on the topic of worrying about dumb things... I am so freaking annoyed by the whole "one space after a period" thing.  I hate it, I don't do it, I use two spaces like I learned in the stone age.  Unfortunately, programs like WordPress act stupid when I use two spaces and jar everything out of alignment.  It's annoying, I don't need, or want, to be grammar-babied by a software program.  It's my one and only complaint with WordPress, actually.

Oh, and I'm still coughing.  I really, really, really want to stop, but I can't seem to kick it.  I'm not the only one, either, but one of my bosses also has a cough he can't kick and so does his baby, apparently. I'm not sick, I just have this thing where when I breathe in deeply, I cough, not from my lungs, but from my throat.  It's annoying.  I think I'm having trouble getting rid of it, like last time, because of the smoke.  So, Matt's probably going to have to go back to smoking either outside, or by the window, until I'm not coughing anymore.  He's quite annoyed.  So am I.

Okay, so that's what I've been up to.  What about you?  How's 2011 treating you?  Better than it's been treating me, I hope!  I'm off to try to get some of that reading done.  Good night!

Holy moly, I just re-read this post (which took me about 45 minutes to write) and I realized that I am the queen of brain spill.  I can't stay on topic to save my life.  Ah well!