Saturday, May 29, 2010

Time flies...

OK, I'm going to start by saying, I'm not sure how it's been two months since I posted. But then again my concept of time has been really messed up lately - not necessarily my concept of time, but my ability to keep track of what day of the week it is. (Yes, I've been known to have to look at my phone to see what the date is, then look at the calendar to see what day of the week it is. - one of the hazards of being unemployed.)
Mostly, I've been looking for work and doing school work. No luck so far on the employment front. This quarter at school, I have workplace legal issues, operations management, and recording industry. IF I've calculated correctly, I have about 12 classes left after this quarter - and yes, I'm planning on taking "early fall" classes (known to the majority of the world as summer session).
I haven't been doing much (ok - any) stitching, but have done some reading. The list on the right side of the page is up to date - and next on deck is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (a bookclub book, not my choice).
I'm slowly learning to cope with my DS being deployed to Afghanistan. The news is really hard to watch some nights, and reading the newspaper is harder some days than others. There are also certain songs that I can't listen to without crying. (If you run into me at karaoke and I walk out while you're singing - it's nothing personal, it's the song you've chosen to do.)
I have spoken to him on the phone several times, and he sent me a present. Well not a souvenier type thing, but I got a Wii delivered to my door step courtesy of him.
I've got it hooked up, but haven't played with it a lot yet - dealing with school and an issue that ex #2 caused.
What kind of issue? Long story short, ex #2 took one of my vehicles without my permission. He got a DUI and I'm waiting to see if the insurance company is going to total out my van. Still not sure what he hit - the report I've seen from court indicates "failed to yield right of way". Dealing with this had been very time consuming!
Will end with a bright note. I made it to the drive in last night. (Admission pricing has gone up from last year, but the concession stand prices appear to have gone down - I don't eat there but love to go look at the memoriabilia they have in the building.) Shrek Forever After was ok, but a little disappointing - ok story line but not as funny as anticipated. Iron Man 2 was also disappointing - they tried to stuff too much into the movie. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) was a waste of time. I've never seen the original, and there was no character development, so in my opinion - don't bother. (The person that went with me has seen the original and felt the same way.)
If you've made it this far, thank you! I can't guarentee that I'll post every day, but it won't be two months before I post again.
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Yikes about ex #2 and the van. I hope that all gets straightened out soon.

Praying that your son stays safe while deployed.

Glad to see you back her again. I've missed you.