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Friday, January 02, 2004  

I'm sure it says something about me that I wrote the phrases "Less stressed" "Better at letting things go that I can't help/change" and "Better at not becoming overwhelmed" on a list of Things I Want To Work Towards within less than two hours of calling my husband and sobbing because I spent a $50 Christmas check on groceries, because it's all part of the horribleness of our financial situation while we're waiting for his new job to jell into full time and we plan the April Wedding Bash and the Major Apartment Redecorating and I just don't know what else to do when I have $80 to last us until Wednesday.

God only knows why he puts up with this, and why anyone let me out unsupervised in the first place.

posted by Kim | 3:14 PM |

Severe Weather Advisory

It's been snowing in Portland, which it's not supposed to do.

It's cold in our apartment, which I don't like.

We have a ton of plans for snazzing-up our place, which will be a lot of work.

The dry cleaners damaged my beautiful mauve dress and there's nothing I can do about it.

I'm grumpy and depressed and I can't decide on what direction I want to take my life (primarily career-wise).

It's not snowy enough that I was allowed to just stay home and be miserable there today, I have to be miserable at work instead.

And I'm not doing a very good job of starting off the new year on the right foot, am I? I think depressives should have to opportunity to postpone or redo any holiday that falls during a down period.

posted by Kim | 10:29 AM |

Monday, December 29, 2003  

Home Again Home Again Fiddle-de-de

Christmas was quite nice-- there was a media theme this year, apparently, with a lot of DVDs and CDs and books and things, which I enjoyed. I'm very glad to be home, in my own house, in my own bed.

I did not try to call my friend. I did tell her mom that I would be at my parents' and could be reached there, which is as far as I wanted to go this time.

I hemmed some curtains while we were at my mom's, because she has a sewing machine and I do not. Of course, the reason I don't have a sewing machine is that I hate (hate hate) to sew, so it was a kind of sucky task to set to. But now there are all kinds of curtains, and I'll probably be glad I did the sewing once they're hung up in all thier crooked-hemmed glory.

Just before we left for Christmas we decided that we're likely to be in our current aparment for another 2-3 years, and consequently it's worth it to paint and redecorate the place. Making these plans is kind of exciting-- we're going to paint lovely rich colors, reds and greens and prussian blues, and our apartment will be glorious once we're finished. The curtains are part of the process... I think the painting will be next. Fun times!

posted by Kim | 10:59 AM |
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