The last day of the month. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Only 4 more months left in this year. On one hand I’m kind of worried about all the stuff I have to get done yet this year, and I’m kind of bummed about the lack of progress on the projects I had planned for this year. On the other hand, I realize that I have, indeed made a lot of progress this year, and I look forward to sitting down some time during the last week of the year to review my progress over the course of the year.

In other news, I ended the month over my goal at work, which means a bonus coming up on the 20th. This is good, because I have to travel on three weekends this month. Fun travel, but still travel.

The Day that was Saturday

So, it’s Saturday, August 28, 2010, and for the the first time in a long time I don’t have anything overly pressing to do.    Surprisingly enough, this is also the last weekend in quite some time when I don’t something pressing to do. So, I’m going to make the most of it.

True, I do have to post a list of the lost and found items from 5th Year. That is half done (I’m currently washing the second load of cloth items). I also have to write a couple of emails related to last week’s event. These tasks will not take very long.

I also find it surprising that I have no real desire to play WOW. I didn’t have much time to play the week before last because I was preparing for 5th Year, and this past week I didn’t have much time to play because I was busy recovering from the event. Now, I have time I just don’t have the interest. I’m not planning on canceling my account or anything like that, I just don’t particularly feel like spending time with it right now.

I know I need to spend some time figuring out what I do want to work on next. Actually, what I really need to do is figure out what projects I’m already committed to, and what events I have committed myself to attend. Once that is done I should think about what other projects, or what new projects I want to work on.

I know I want to get back to actively making jewelry again; I’ve not spent any time with pliers in my hands for quite some time. I also need to re-focus on implementing the GTD methodology in my life. I felt like I was making real progress on several aspects of my life when I was following that methodology, but over the last couple of months I have lost focus. I need to, and more importantly, want to regain that focus.

Hmm….it appears the first load of lost and found laundry is done. Time to get busy.

The Day Before Tomorrow

SO, I finished reading the Road, and by gods it was just as depressing at the end as it was at the beginning. I read a lot, and I usually enjoy what I read, can usually find something positive to say about it, and the best I can say about that book is that I finished it. I feel like I need to watch a cheesy Disney movie just to get back to my normal outlook in life.


The Rain Day

It actually rained today, for more than 30 seconds. Not a storm, or anything like that, just a nice, gentle rain. I guess it lasted about an hour. Afterward of course Memphis felt like a frigging sauna, but it was nice while it lasted.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Not much to report today. I spent the majority of the day gaming. I’d gotten bored with the hunter I was leveling up so I started a mage. Very different type of character, and a very different player experience. I’ve been enjoying it. I’m ready for the next two weeks go be done with. I’m truly looking forward to August 19-21.

The Day that was Friday

I did it! I survived 11 hours at work, on a Friday! Of course I didn’t negotiate an arrangement with a debtor until about ten hours into that stretch, but I did make at least one arrangement. Now, I don’t have to go back there until 8:00 AM Monday. I’m going to really ENJOY this weekend.


The day before the weekend

Sometimes you just know you are making a decision you will regret later but you make it anyway. I know I’ll regret a decision I made today, but I would have regretted any other decision even more. Such is life.

Hot New Day

I think the heat is frying my synapses. I’ve been in an odd mood the last couple of days. Of course the attempts to stop smoking, coupled with the business meeting last night would put anyone in an odd mood, but I’m talking about more than that.
About six weeks ago I reactived my World of Warcraft account and started playing again. I’ve been enjoying it, as I always do. THe last three or four days though, I’ve just not hd the urge to log in and grind levels. This afternnon I actually got my pliers and rings out and worked on a jewelry piece or the first time in weeks. I was only at it for an hour or so, but I truly enjoyed the time. It felt good to have the pliers in my hands again, it felt good to see the chain coming together. I don’t know what it will end up being, but I’m enjoying the process, and I look forward to finding out.

Day whatever

I love the SCA. I love the Barony of Grey Niche and the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. I despise Grey Niche Business meetings.That is all.

Not sure what day it is…

Looking back  I see that deciding to quit smoking at noon on Sunday is not the smartest idea in the world. If you do that, you enter Monday morning in the midst of a nicotine with-drawl so severe it makes you seriously contemplate things you would never do, like say vote republican. Gods, I want a cigarette.