What's been going on with me. Well, New Year's, it wasn't very exciting, I did make it past midnight, but mostly only because I had a Cherry Coke and was in the middle of a movie.
The library's been great, every time I'm working at one of my other two jobs, I find myself talking about it a lot. I really like working there, I plan to be there for a very long time.
Last week, I was at the book store for RUSH (when the college kids come back), that was a long week of standing for about 40 hours. I had already worked the 40 hours at the book store, when I went in to the library last Friday for a shift. I felt my weekend off was very well deserved.
This week we're back into very cold temperatures. Last week at the book store, it was below 10 degrees every morning when I went in to work. Today, the high was 14, they dropped that to 13 before I left work at noon. It was 2 when I left for work, and the wind chill was -11. I really do love Iowa, I just don't like all of it's seasons.
I signed up for a candy box swap, I had to decorate a candy box and fill it with goodies and mail it off to a partner. I finished decorating it Tuesday, and every time I look at it, I love it. I also joined a swap where we send something handmade with a heart on it to a partner. I decided to do some kind of sewing.
And then there's the moaning below:
I'm having a horrible day, week, month, whatever. I got a letter in the mail the other day saying my health insurance premium is going up to $200 a month. I can't afford that, I'm thinking about cancelling it. Someday, I'll have to have another one of my back molars pulled out, because I didn't brush my teeth in college, I'm thinking about having it done soon because I'm sick of picking food out of it. I keep spending money on stuff I don't need, I went grocery shopping today, and I didn't buy ice cream, but I sure didn't need the chocolate eclairs or the slice of lemon pie. I keep signing up for swaps to create stuff so I can make that connection that I keep reading about on other people's blogs. The meeting someone who becomes a great friend online, and sends you fun random presents. I have met a few people that I follow their blogs, but I've also met other people where I've sent them things, but feel it's a one sided relationship. Now, I know, I should be getting enough satisfaction in just making and/or sending people fun things, but sometimes I feel as if no one cares.
I work 19 hours at my job, which I LOVE, I just wish I could get more money. I know I could get more if I worked more, which I have the option to do, but after working 18 days straight between two jobs, sometimes I just want that day off to recover my sanity. When I'm not at work, it seems all I do is sit on the couch and watch movies. Maybe, that's part of the reason I sign up to do swaps, so I can motivate myself to do something else. I love the 3 jobs I work, I just wish I could make more money at them, and not have to get another job.
Sometimes, it feels like the only thing that makes me happy is to buy things, which in my current situation, doesn't really help anything. Listening to my music helps too, but sometimes not enough.
I think I'm just in a funk of being bored with cold weather and snow. I recently took down all my snowmen decorations. I was only going to take down some of them, but then realized I'd have to bring the boxes back out when I took down the rest. My decorations are so nice and colorful now. Most of them are garage sale finds, and I realized that when I go garage saleing this year, I need to be buying a few less things. This past year, I bought a lot of vintage linens/doilies/things, tea cups, saucers, heavy glass creamers and sugar bowls, sundae cups and wine glasses. I've decided to buy
more linens, I keep using them for my sewing and swaps,
more craft supplies, but only those I might actually use,
jewelry, I'm still on the look out for a cute tiny bracelet,
owls, I'm on an owl kick right now, I even have an owl corner in my apartment.
and of course I can't think of any others right now. I bought a Pyrex mixing bowl a couple years ago, and couldn't figure out the hype, and then this past December while we were cleaning out my grandma's apartment, I picked up 3 more Pyrex pieces, I'm still not sure why. Two of them are these small red rectangular containers, probably not more than 4 inches long, the other one is a casserole dish in this beautiful turquoise color with snowflakes on it. I really like that one, mostly because of the snowflakes, I'll probably actually use that one. I get that people like Pyrex, I just don't think I need to be collecting it.
All right, that's the end of my rambling, I hope you stuck around to read it.
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