Mental note: watch this site.

It’s funny. Lately, I think about things I want to put on the site, and by the time I get around to writing them, I don’t think they’re interesting/relevant/funny/important anymore. Things like how I’m annoyed with my doctor because she repeated last year’s trick and now i have to go back for another appointment. What irks me is that if she had taken the half an hour to take care of business, she wouldn’t have to see me again for another year. But of course, I’m far too nice and understanding about stuff like that and took it gracefully – cheerfully even.

“Oh yes, please don’t worry about my needs or what I want…it’s not like my needs are just as important than yours.”

The problem is that I really do understand where people are coming from when this kind of thing happens. Which is why I’m so willing to let things slide. I know that my doctor was working overtime by the time she saw me, and since I think I was her last appointment, she probably just wanted it to be quick so she could go home. I can understand that.

The problem is, I understand everyone else’s position to the point that I’ve stopped understanding my own position. What’s up with that?

My parents came to visit Sean and I today. They drove 6 hours to spend 3.5 hours hanging with us. They’re silly but it’s good to know that they love us that much.

my sister is getting married. i got a message from her on friday night saying “i’m really drunk right now, i just had my birthday party, and i’m engaged. call me back.” so i called her back and she drunkenly confirmed that she really is engaged. they are planning on getting married in October, and i’ve been asked to be the maid of honour.

so things will probably be nutty for the next few months…hopefully she doesn’t turn into bridezilla, but i think she’ll be okay – she has a pretty good head on her shoulders.

something tells me that i’ll decide on eloping by the time this is done though.

There is just so much to do!

I mean that in the best way possible. I am really busy, but in a good way. Between work, home, eat, sleep, there is knitting, Illustrator class, housecleaning, aromatherapy stuff, things to read on the internet, things to read on paper and in books, yoga classes – so many things to do, and accomplish, and enjoy!

I do want to devote some time to getting this site back in order (start adding pictures again, update links, redesign, blah blah blah), but lately, i’ve been finding that the net is like television for me – once i turn it on, i go to the familiar timesucks, and waste time there instead of seeing or doing something new. So here the site sits, neglected and sad. I need to prioritize my life, but not in the same way I used to feel I needed to. Before, I felt like my life was careening out of control, and that there was no time to do anything fun. Now, I know there is lots of time to do lots of fun things, but I need to reign in some of that energy, so i can do everything i want to, and not neglect any of the other fun things I want to do.

I’m very proud of myself for starting to get out of the house and take classes in things that interest me. I’ve been doing really well in my DTP classes, and that was really inspiring for me both professionally and personally. I’m also signing up for some knitting workshops taking place next Saturday, so I can learn some of the more complicated beginner-type things under instruction, instead of by myself from a book. (I actually like learning from books, but sometimes I don’t feel confident that I’m doing something right if I learn it only from a book.)

Now, I just have to get back into my aromatology correspondence course again. It turns out that I have to essentially start all over again because they initially sent me the wrong material back in May. I got a nice letter from the founder of the school explaining this, along with new materials and the starter kit I never received when I first signed up. Part of me is annoyed about this, but most of me figures “well, now I get a chance to really devote my time to this stuff and do it right.” Lets hope that happens.

Like I said, there is lots and lots to do.

My scarf is progressing nicely – I might even be able to wear it before winter ends. Of course, I’m seeing more and more projects that I want to do; more and more knitting books I want to buy. Once I find a hobby, I get very into it, and I want to learn absolutely everything about it. Problem is, about fifty percent of the time, I lose interest and end up with a whole pile of stuff I bought for said hobby that I’ll never use and feel guilty for buying it in the first place. Knitting feels like it’s going to stick though – I’m really enjoying it, and people who know what they’re doing seem to be impressed with my work. Very encouraging.

Big news happening tomorrow – hopefully there will be pictures.

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