Jul. 24th, 2010

dendritejungle: (dendrite1)
Goodness, it has been a little while since I last posted, hasn't it? My life these days fluctuates between wanting to be outside as much as possible, and being inside in a tizzy about the state of my so-much-work-to-do home. This has not been particularly conducive to peace of mind, let alone posting!

But at the moment I am quietly ensconced up at my parents' place in the country, where there are far fewer projects screaming for my attention. (Particularly at quarter to five in the morning, heh.)

It's been a frustrating month, and rarely have I wanted to be free of a 40 hour work week as I have these last few weeks. It's ironic since we've got a new manager on staff who shows great promise in steering our company towards a brighter future, and it's not that I don't want to be there. I just don't want to be at ANY full-time job these days. I am desperate for travel, longing equally to have another grand adventure abroad and to travel about North American visiting my various rather awesome relatives. But I'm trying to be all adult and shit by staying home for this vacation (a) to save money for a longer trip down the road (SO HELP ME GUYS A YEAR OFF WITH A SIX-MONTH TRIP IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, EVEN IF I HAVE TO QUIT MY JOB TO GET IT - YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST) and (b) because I know any trip I take these days I would just spend stressing about the state of my home.

Don't get me wrong, my home looks okay and is perfectly livable these days, but there is still a bunch of painting (kitchen, bedroom, front closet, bathroom redo) on top of the never-ending Project Move Crap Back In Post-Bugpocalypse And Go Through It, Tossing At Least One-Third of Everything Since You Have Waaaay Too Much Stuff, Missy - all of which constantly weighs on my mind. The tossing part is actually kinda fun, since it generally involves trying to find new homes for things, which this week has involved a new immigrant couple getting my old table and chairs, a woman with five cats taking my old foam sofa, and a husband rediscovering his lovely for aquariums getting this monster hose siphon-cleaning thing. Talking to people and learning their stories definitely makes it easier to part with things! The problem has been finding the time to do it.

So that's how I've been spending week one of my vacation so far - along with this rather nice break with my parents. Now please excuse me as I toddle off to bed so as to fortify myself for next week's Painting Part II: The Repaintenating. WISH ME LUCK. :P

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