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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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Date: 2010-07-24 09:30 am (UTC)
caffienekitty: (hee!)
From: [personal profile] caffienekitty
*tacklepounces you and rolls you overandoverandover in the grass*
*poings away giggling*

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Date: 2010-09-06 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
*GLEE*

You're actually Tigger, aren't you? Or Hobbes? I HAVE SEEN NO PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY. ;D

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Date: 2010-09-06 10:07 pm (UTC)
caffienekitty: (hee!)
From: [personal profile] caffienekitty
Only mentally some days. And there is evidence of a sort in a recent post of mine with my cat sleeping with his paw on my most decidedly un-tigerish foot. :-)

ETA: *scowls at LJ* I hit reply, not new comment!

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Date: 2010-09-06 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
Because he's the cat and you're the human? Suuure. That's what you'd LIKE us to think. ;D

LOL - I'm glad I'm not the only one that happens to. :P

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Date: 2010-09-06 10:13 pm (UTC)
caffienekitty: (ponder)
From: [personal profile] caffienekitty
Well, our typing skills are about par, but if I was the cat I wouldn't be leaving the house and going to nasty evil work tomorrow.

Sigh.

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Date: 2010-09-06 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
I hear that. Man, the number of times I *WISH* I were my cat.

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Date: 2010-07-24 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] torontoteacher.livejournal.com
Luck!

If you'd like me to bring a child by some afternoon and drag you out for lunch, let me know.

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Date: 2010-09-06 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
I thoroughly enjoyed our day at the festival and Wychwood Barns! :D I assume that your eldest will no longer be available during the day (can't believe he's starting grade one!!!), but if your schedule ever brings you and and your youngest my way, I'd be delighted to spend time with you.

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Date: 2010-07-24 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neeuqdrazil.livejournal.com
Good luck, dearest!

Also, I am By Myself all week this week (the monkey leaves for his Pagan Camping Thing on Tuesday morning,) so I'll be around if you need assistance/company/someone to cook for you, damnit! (Well, except I have stuff happening both Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and we have our date on Thursday.)

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Date: 2010-09-06 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
U R AWSUM. Also, ILU.

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Date: 2010-07-24 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] audreyovisual.livejournal.com
Gambatte!

Hey, if you're gonna quit, give us some lead time so we don't, you know, IMPLODE.

Plus I will be alternately sad, envious and demanding cool/kitschy/stupidly inexplicable postcards from everywhere you go. :D

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Date: 2010-09-06 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
Fear not, I would give looots of notice! And even at the soonest, we're probably still looking at two years out from now.

I, uh. Will try with the postcards, but I usually suck at them. Sorry? /o\

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Date: 2010-09-06 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
THANK YOU! Seems to have worked. :)

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Date: 2010-07-25 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nixwilliams.livejournal.com
oh, a whole year off sounds like HEAVEN!!! :D

also, LUCK with your stuff!

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Date: 2010-09-06 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
I KNOW, RIGHT?!? I WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN, DAMMIT!

And thank you!

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Date: 2010-07-29 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostandalone22.livejournal.com
*hugs you tight* I'm sorry you've had such a frustrating month.

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Date: 2010-09-06 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dendritejungle.livejournal.com
Thanks hon, I appreciate it. :)

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