Apologies for the lack of posting lately – I’ve been alternately exhausted and avoiding the internet. However, saw this video today and it kind of blew my mind (and explained both why I feel like I might have ADD, and also why I often feel much less intelligent and capable than my forebears):
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Kind of mind-boggling, yes? Makes me feel slightly overwhelmed, but a little better for not being as well-versed in lifethings as I feel I ought. Who could know all that, right? (She tells herself…)
Anywho, I digress. What have you missed, what have you missed… well, last week was insanity. Had a brief due by Friday afternoon that took over my life, though in the end it was actually pretty fun to write. (It was an appeal of an Administrative Law Judge’s decision, and it was easily one of the worst-written decisions I’ve ever seen. Also, the Judge inserted snarky footnotes throughout, several of which blatantly insulted the Decision Review Board, to whom I was addressing my appeal. Good times.)
Weekend was fabulous. We’re finally getting some decent weather ’round these parts – I’m pointedly ignoring next week’s forecast of ice/snow early in the week – and I spent most of Saturday outside. First I went to the local library and got a library card, because I’ve been recycling books on my bookshelf lately and am desperate for some new material. After that, however, I went on a hike with QS (who I haven’t mentioned here yet because we’ve not been hanging out as much since I moved out of the city proper…) and had a picnic. We also ran errands (yay new watch!) and – because we are eerily suburban at times – skipped around a mall for a while. (Tried on some hipster clothes while we were there. My first pair of skinny jeans. No, I did not buy, I could never pull that look off, but it did lead to some hysterical laughing in the Forever 21 dressing room. Aannnnnnnd there’s a sentence I hope to never type again.)
Sunday I spent most of the day in my PJs, in bed, reading and watching movies. I needed some recovery time following the week of insanity (and the excursion into Forever 21). That evening, went on a fabulous dogwalk with Cali, and then off to dinner with @samfeasor, my old roommate, whom I adore and don’t see often enough. (She gets that nickname for being a twitter addict… and for the record, I blame my own addiction on her, because I wouldn’t even know twitter existed if it weren’t for her.)
Wow I’m rambling. That’s what you really missed, eh? :P
This week is looking less crazy than last, thankfully. I spent about 4 hours at the local Social Security office today, because beauracracy is slow and stupid and doesn’t care that I have better things to do. I was super grumpy when I got back to my office, but then I checked my mailbox and saw that I got a favorable decision for one of my clients who DESPERATELY needed the benefits, so – just like that! – life was good again.
Now if only Finn would come home… Cali mocked me for being so vocal about missing her, but honestly, things are just better when she’s around. It’s not like I’m a pile of jello when she’s gone – can we talk about how I’m actually cooking for myself, which was previously unheard of?!?!? – but there’s a reason I want to spend the rest of my life with this girl. She lights me up.
3 more days…