Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wherein I Ramble...

It's 1:00 a.m. and though I'm quite tired I can't go to bed. Matt and I only have two sets of sheets (that I can find) and since I decided to chose this moment to wash the bedding, it's going to be a while yet before I can turn in. I'm okay with it, honestly; there's absolutely nothing better than clean bedding! Nothing. Nada. Niet. Unh uh! Now that I think about it, I probably should have tossed some towels in the wash with those sheets to make a full load... ah well, c'est la vie. It's really too bad my brain functions so well on hindsight, it would be amazing if it did the same before I need it to, rather than after!

Let's see, what else. I went up to Tarleton on Thursday to say hey to my writing center co-workers and ran into my committee chair in the breezeway outside the building. I always like to see her, she's so cheerful and upbeat! Anyway, she told me that she sent my thesis proposal to the graduate college last week to get the final signature from the dean of the graduate college. I'm pretty nervous about whether or not they'll accept it, but I've heard that it shouldn't be an issue, so I'm trying not to feel concerned. I found one small factual error in my thesis proposal, which is doing nothing to ease my mind, but I can't really do anything about it at the moment. Well, anything except worry, but that's no good. At least I found it before it went into my thesis like that! So there, the silver lining. Heh! Besides, I have a meeting with my thesis chair on Tuesday afternoon, so maybe we'll talk about it. Unsure.

Hmm... oh, I had food with my gal pal Melanie this evening and we talked about the move (to CA next year) and came up with a good idea about how to execute the move that might save us some money. My mom had suggested that I ask my brother-in-law to fly out and drive the moving truck back to California for us. The reason being that Matt's objection to the moving truck is that he and I would both have to do 100% of the driving. Unfortunately, BIL and I don't get along all that great and, well, I don't want to owe him a favor. However, I talked to Mel and we worked out a similar plan that just might work. She and Joey would go across with Matt and me and share the driving. Then, once we got there and they stayed a little while, we could pay for them to fly home. Airline tickets purchased over the net, early enough, are fairly inexpensive when the passengers are only going one way! We're still thinking it over and sorting it out, and who knows what'll, happen in the next 8 or so months between now and when we start to set plans in stone, but we thought it was a good suggestion anyway!

What else? Ah yeah, I'm going to dye my hair again.  I got a color called "Reflective Auburn Black (BL 26)" that should look awesome and be dark enough to cover up my rather loud red hair. And, in case you're shaking your head and wondering what I'm thinking, it's not actually black. It's a very dark brown/auburn that should look good with my complexion. My only real concern is that it'll not come out even. If you'll recall, I was dying my hair an almost blonde for a while. It grew out half-way and then I dyed it red.  Well, as you might imagine, the red is much lighter on the bottom than the top. So, now I'm afraid that when I put brown over that, it'll be lighter on the bottom than the top. Just can't win, but as the only thing I can think to do to fix it would be to cut off the offending section of hair, I'm just going to deal with it.

Oh, and would you believe that even though my hair is still turning my shampoo slightly pink (very slightly by now), I accidently bought yet another bottle of Garnier Nutrisse hair color?! Stupid, stupid, stupid... but I'm consoling myself with the knowledge that it's a different type of the same brand, so maybe it won't be so stubborn. I mean, my hair is actually showing roots, it's growing out, it's been a bleedin' month, and it's still slightly pinkish when I wash my hair?!  That's plain crazy.

Did I share a list of must-do stuff for the summer with you? I think I did, can't remember right off at the moment. Anyway, I haven't gotten a whole lot done that I meant to do, but have decided that I'm going to tackle cleaning both bedrooms. Our bedroom is a huge disaster and has somehow gotten to be the catch all for stuff that won't fit in the other catch all room, the front bedroom. There're literally three TVs in our bedroom, one of which is a console TV. You know, those HUGE televisions that were popular in the 80s! Yeah, not cool. There's also a dresser, chest of drawers, a bed, a microwave cart, and a broken down recliner chair. Ugh. The front room, which is a bedroom but we used as an office, is filled to bursting with junk and desperately needs to be cleaned up, so I think I'm going to try to tackle both rooms soon, as a summer project!  I'd really like to replace the floor in the front bedroom, but am just going to have to be satisfied that that's not possible right now. While we're not going to live here long enough to care, the house will sell better with a new floor in there. Currently, the carpet is really gross... like, completely unsalvagable. I won't go into it.  Suffice it to say that it's nasty.

Hmm, hmm, hmm... I know there was something else but it's not coming to me right off, so maybe I should go to bed. Oh shit, I can't yet, sheets... right. Ah yeah, weight, I need to lose some, blah, blah, blah, you've heard it all already, that's what it was! Anyhow, to bed or not, I'm off. Good night!