Yep, it’s Thursday. Yep, I’m going to link-up with Amanda and share my thoughts out loud. You know the drill… check out the other great blogs linking up today and show some love!
~I mentioned last week that I was potentially looking at taking a trip to Disneyland in place of Madison in September… sadly that is not going to happen. I decided that financially it just didn’t make sense at this time.
~ I am hoping to start doing some transcription work at home to help supplement my income. I have taken my test and it has been accepted for review (meaning it passed the first phase), now I am waiting to hear if I passed. I’m supposed to hear from them by Saturday.
~ My position at my new job might be changing slightly soon. I was asked if I was interested in a full-time overnight position. I told them I was. They’re supposed to get back to me. I also found out about another huge change at work, but that really shouldn’t affect my position too much (I hope), but it does potentially change a whole lot of other things.
~ My anxiety level has been through the roof with my parents’ move. I haven’t slept because I worry about them out there on the road for so long and getting tired. Plus people drive like idiots. Plus my brother is driving the moving truck which is the 26′ plus towing my mom’s car on the back. And my parents are in my dad’s pickup which is also full of stuff. Plus they are supposed to be updating me and aren’t. So yeah, major anxiety which has led to no sleep, lots of irritability and the desire to eat all the food. Thankfully the move will be done today and I can go back to my normal emotional state.
~ The previously mentioned desire to eat all the food resulted in a junk food shopping trip. At this point I have not devoured the $30 worth of junk food that is now in my apartment (with the exception of the ice cream), but it is here. I may use it for Tuesday’s celebration.
~ Speaking of Tuesday’s celebration, a part of me wants to pretend that my family is going to come surprise me with a visit and use that as motivation to get my apartment cleaned. But another part of me is afraid that I’ll get my hopes up that it might actually happen and then that would suck when it didn’t. So I will need some other form of motivation for cleaning…
~ And I am probably not in the best frame of mind to be sharing all of the thoughts in my head, because the tone of this post is certainly not peppy and upbeat. Granted, I do try to keep it real, even when things aren’t great, but my head is not in a happy place right now. It’s in an “I’m ticked off at the world” kind of place. Sleep will probably help this when I can get my brain to shut down.
~ In the meantime I’m binge-watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix. I was rotating through a few random shows for the last several weeks, but once I got to the point where the two good couples got together (Andy & April and Leslie & Ben), I started focusing all of my Netflix energies on Parks & Rec. And while on the subject, has anyone watched Last Man Standing with Tim Allen? I loved the first season and was totally into it, then they changed the actress who plays his oldest daughter and brought is some lame baby daddy and the show completely lost me… way too much political BS and not enough comedy. I stopped watching after the second or third episode of season 2 and I’m not sure if I’m going to go back.
~ Today is my Grandpa Ray’s birthday, or would have been. He passed away when I was 13 and I still miss him every day. With three birthdays so close together, we used to do a joint party with a cake for my dad and grandpa and a separate cake for me when I was little. I have vivid memories of one party in particular when someone made the guys a naughty cake… I couldn’t even tell you what my cake was, but I remember theirs.
~ Alrighty, I’m going to take my bad attitude and call this week’s edition of Thinking Out Loud complete… join me tomorrow for a hopefully much more upbeat post!