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

Friday, June 24, 2011

RBOC: Observations on "Me Time" Edition

  • It is really hot here in SouthLite.  Even when they say it's not going to be that hot, it is that hot.  "Me Time" would be a lot more fun if going outside didn't feel so bad.
  • I find myself making simpler meals and eating fewer times a day.  Pupzilla is not happy with the lack of  scraps. She barks at me to get cooking.  
  • Workouts always put me in a better mood and they give me a reason to leave the house. However it is really hard to convince myself of this fact when I wake up in the morning. Yoga classes help, as they have a specific schedule.
  • Much of the work that I have to do this month is in the very disheartening reading, researching and thinking phase.  It is a critical phase but always feels so unproductive when I'm in it.  The only other work is dreary administrative work.  
  • I'm taking the Essentials Photoshop Course over here.  It just started this week and was supposed to be  one of the more entertaining activities for the month (since I liked the SkinnyMini so much).  It is a helpful course but we are going pretty slow and the entertainment factor is low at the moment.
  • I'm watching a lot of Homicide: Life on the Streets.  How I love Andre Braugher
  • Angel is UpNorth visiting his dad; Pumpkin and BB are visiting distant countries where the sun never truly sets; and b has made it to The Last Frontier.
  • b has been texting me, whenever cell service is available, throughout his journey.  He puts into the water in 2 days and there will be no more correspondence (except for daily emails from the Spot Locator letting me know he's ok) until he is done.


Annie said...

I hope you can get through the dull part of the research, and the awful weather. I know how that is. I broil from May to September. Enjoy your "me time" as much as possible. How's the reading list going?

life_of_a_fool said...

I like Andre Braugher, but Clark Johnson/Meldrick Lewis is my favorite. I love Homicide.

ruth pennebaker said...

I'm weathering the summer (and it's hotter and dryer in Texas, I feel sure, than where you are) by catching up on 10-plus seasons of MI-5. Love it, but will probably sink into sweaty despair when it's over.

BrightenedBoy said...

Hey, you have a BB, too?

Working out is definitely worth the hassle. I usually take my two-mile runs around midnight and often don't want to, but when I get back I'm always glad I've exerted myself.