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28 Steps and a New Pair of Shoes January 5, 2012

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So, the escalators have been down all week at work. There are 28 steps between the first floor and the second floor, I counted on about the tenth trip up. Down isn’t bad at all, but working the information desk all week has put me up those steps so many times. Though our General Manager has a point, our butts will be nice and toned by the time they’re fixed.

Unfortunately, to make matters worse, I also did a rush job of buying new shoes on Monday. And got shoes that squeeze my feet just below the toes. I have to take them back, but until then, I’m working with numb pinkie toes and some serious discomfort in my left foot. Lessons learned… even if I don’t like shoe shopping, I should take more time to do it.

Had a good New Year’s Eve partying with friends and then have a nice relaxed evening on New Year’s Day with some same and some other friends. 2012 is starting out well, with plans not only being made, but set into motion. As with every year, we are determined to make this one better than the last.

Struggling to eat properly. It’s winter and I want warm comfort food, not raw salads. Fresh veggies to cook are also harder to find in good quality. I need new and exciting recipes or something. Hours are going to start dropping at the store soon, so that might give me more time to make proper food choices.

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Back on the Wagon… Almost October 20, 2011

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It’s been a fairly good week since I last posted. Had a good weekend hanging out with friends and then a surprise trip the the Ohio Renaissance Festival. It was there last day of operation for the season. Good thing someone checked, or we would have missed it again. We saw some fun shows, choked on a lot of dust and bought a few fun things. I got a skirt I’ve been eying for years and Rich got a drinking horn. We also got a Mud Show DVD of their Dante’s Inferno show, since we never manage to catch it live. All in all a good day, even if I did collapse into deep sleep in the car and the couch as soon as we got home, not to wake again until time for work Monday morning.

The store’s had a bit of rearranging going on in the management. Quietly, of course, so that I was not even able to put my name in for a vacated receiving (non-management) position before they had already filled it. Not that I object to their choice, it’s the one I figured they’d make if they weren’t taking volunteers/applicants. Just had a fleeting moment of – hey, I could be happy doing that. Ah well, two more weeks at the school and maybe I can start my previous plans up again.

As for health/diet. Still need to make appointments. And I’m working my way slowly back to proper eating. No more than two dead animals a week, and no more than on sweet/junk thing a day and pizza dialed back to once a month. Yes, this is a step forward. It’s fall, everyone at the store is baking/bringing in doughnuts, and the office manager at the school kept foisting candy off on me so as not to feet guilty eating it herself. And not that I was Making a lot of meat and pizza, but meals with Rich or out of the house(which is happening a lot running from store to school) are tending to lean more towards those choices. So, I’ll dial it back slowly, and see where I can get to. Also remembering to take my meds/supplements every day.

Good Intentions August 12, 2010

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So, all these ideas floating in my head. All these ideas flowing out onto my blog, or in my journals. Business ideas, product ideas, website ideas, writing ideas, education ideas, financial ideas. But idea alone don’t get me anywhere. I need to make plans, decide on steps, break them down into manageable bits instead of grandiose ideas that intimidate me just to look at them. Whenever a phrase comes to mind about time, in this case: time is at a premium, another quote comes to mind: Time is the Fire in which we Burn – from Star Trek Generations, the villian Soran, referencing a poem by Delmore Schwartz. I am so busy already, that I trying to make the time for new things is often overwhelming.

Rich gave me a career change suggestion the other night that I am considering looking into. Retail is not what I want to do with my life, but I do love books and stability. I just don’t know if it is a feasible move given my schedule and per hour requirements. It could be, though.  Mike asked me about working for him “full time.” We are still negotiating what that means and the pros and cons of it.

Health was a bit rocky the last few weeks, my shoulders were complaining loudly and constantly, so I ended up on a Prednisone burst to calm them down. Back off it now, and feeling better, but not 100% yet. Got a few mosquito bites last night, but given it’s August, I was probably due.

Made spelt bread this week, just finished it up today. It’s thick and heavy, but with a bit of garlic and oregano, it’s fairly tasty. Pondering a cheese-less spelt pizza in my near future, with spinach and broccoli. Had one from whole wheat the other day at Whole World and it was very good. Probably doing sweet potato, asparagus and broccoli for dinner tonight.

Life is good.