Sunday, April 30, 2006

Room to breathe.

For the first time in DAYS, I actually have a couple of minutes to sit down and write a bit of an update.

What have I been up to? Well, first and foremost, I started the new job -- which is AWESOME! The people I work with are fantastic, and so far everything is going really well. They do billable hours which are a challenge to get used to after a lifetime of government work...but, I'm getting there. I'll try to figure out how much I want to talk about work soon and then maybe I'll describe more about what I'm doing. But, right now, it's mostly just record review and taking some witness statements and things like that. AND, they payed me on Friday for my first three days of work by cutting me a check on the spot instead of making me wait until the end of the next pay period when my direct deposit would be in place. YAY!

The other thing I've been doing is shopping. Alot. Yesterday I shopped all day and got a bunch of new work clothes, and this morning I already bought some accessories. I realized this week that I had NO work clothes, and what I'd been wearing while working downtown at the Government Agency was just not going to work at the new place. So, I hit Macy's and Ann Taylor Loft, and a couple of other places, and found some good sales...even though I spent about twice as much as I had originally budgeted, I really did need to get some basic things, like slacks and short-sleeve sweaters that I can wear all summer. So, it's all good. I probably won't be saying that when I have to pay bills next week though and I'm wondering why I have no money.

And...everything else. I had recently been on a fourth date with this guy that I kind of liked, but now he hasn't called for several days, so I think maybe he's out of the picture. Oh well. I want to care, but I'm too busy -- and frankly, he was a big-time "I'll call you" and then not calling kind of guy, which drives me NUTS. So, no biggie I guess.

I also had this idea that I was going to spring clean this weekend, and then the weather changed and it's freezing cold and raining, so all I want to do is lay around and watch TV. Where is my motivation?

Basically, I have two more weeks of hellish busy-ness left, and then Mock Trial will be over, and my Estate Planning class ends early that same week, so if I can just make it through mid-May, I think it'll start to be manageable. I am only getting to the gym like once a week right now, and I definitely want to do better than that. I also have to start planning for bar review -- like, I have to join a gym since we won't be able to use the school one anymore. God, just writing all of this makes me tired. Maybe a nap is in order.
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