If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Saturday, August 2, 2008

RBOC: Taking the Good with the Bad

  • We put Boy's car into the shop for a general tune-up before he takes it with him to college. What we thought would be a minor expense turned out to a hefty little sum and they claim the clutch is on the way out (both b and Boy disagree with this diagnosis - I try never to drive that car).
  • The car is 16 years old. Boy bought it himself shortly before getting his learner's permit (almost 3 years ago) and it has never had anything seriously (read expensive) wrong with it before.
  • Boy paid for the repairs himself from his savings and assures us his next paycheck will cover the entire amount (he's been working lots of overtime).
  • I've been weighing myself daily, trying to track myself for a month. I'm currently at my heaviest and should lose at least 10 lbs to get to my normal (but not optimal) weight.
  • I continue to eat ice cream and french fries and drink beer but my (over)weight has remained stable.
  • I was carded (or proofed - depending on where you're from) twice this month. Once while at a restaurant/bar with Boy (I'm much more likely to get carded with him) and once by myself at the grocery store.
  • b has been waiting for a certain job opportunity to be announced. The announcement came but the opportunity is in another state. It will probably come here some day but we don't know when.
  • b is seriously rethinking his career options and is talking about going back to school.
  • I did, in fact, lose my office.
  • I not only set up my new monitor and printer in my new office but my old DH painted the new office for me (himself) a very lovely shade (sort of almond-white). I'm actually rather comfy in there.
  • Had a really bad class at the dojo on Thursday.
  • Got to spar at the dojo today.


Deb said...

UGH! car repairs. my youngest was here friday and his water pump blew in my driveway. now he has to get that repaired. i feel so bad for him but he is soooo independent he does not want help.

Lee said...

Mmmm.... how lovely to be carded!

Julie said...

Now how the heck did I miss your post about women claiming their own space? AMEN, SISTAH!! I could rant for days about that one. Shew...

That's my silly way of saying I enjoyed the post. And this one, too:)