dragonimp: (laundry)
I'm having that problem of having one bid deadline and then another big deadline and then another big deadline and having had so many things pushed off to the side that it's like - well, now what.

The holidays were - fine. Stressed and busy because retail, and I didn't get to see as much of my family as I would have liked because retail, but fine.

The way things went was, Greg and Steph were originally planning to only come down Christmas day, what with the baby and all. So we were only focusing on getting the front part of the house presentable/livable/guest ready. But then their plans changed and they would be coming down Christmas evening, staying the night, and visiting with my Dad Saturday evening instead of Christmas evening. Except I worked Saturday. And Sunday. And now we had to get the guest bedroom ready on short notice. The bedroom where we had been stashing a bunch of stuff from the living room because it wasn't (the bedroom) going to be used. With me working. And we aren't even going to get into my issues over New Year's.

But it was fine. Was it worth all the stress and headache? I dunno. I still kinda think the holidays can go fuck themselves. I hate the pressure, I hate the obligation, I hate the performance, I hate the stress. I don't know if it's worth it, if the "up" side is enough.

And that's not even getting into New Year's, which was also fine, but still a big ball of issues that I need to deal with or decide isn't worth dealing with and just suck it up and move on.

Anyway

Nov. 25th, 2015 10:22 am
dragonimp: (Oh noes!)
(Reposting from tumblr)
Things had gotten busy with work and getting ready for Thanksgiving and all, but we were managing all right, even might be getting things done on time for once -

- and then my mom busted her shoulder.

It was just one of those freak accident things that really doesn’t seem like it should have this much impact, but there we are. She’ll be all right, but now she can’t use her left arm for about 5 weeks.

So much for, y’know, doing stuff. You don’t realize just how many things you use two hands for until you suddenly can’t. Now it’s pretty much me doing stuff like cooking and laundry and dishes, as well as driving to Kaiser, moving the plants because a frost is predicted, etc. It doesn’t help that I’ve been working early shifts and got up at like 5 this morning, after going to bed at nearly midnight. I feel like it’s about 3 hours later than it is and I’ve stayed up past my bedtime.

But we did get cranberry sauce made (and fermented!), and pumpkin pie, and I had made mini doughnuts yesterday before everything went sideways. And we made some almond butter keto bombs.

(One of the things I was going to do today was catch up some on tumblr before the long weekend away, but - yeah. Not happening. I’ve I’ve missed anything major or important I apologize, social media and I have barely been nodding to each other in the hallway the last several days.)

(Also I am more than grateful to my manager for giving me Black Friday off, which I hadn’t even hoped to ask for, because retail, and OMG this is even more of a blessing now, because Mom wouldn’t be able to drive the Fit with a busted shoulder and is still having a hard time with things like, y’know, getting dressed. Busted shoulders suck.)

Family news

Oct. 3rd, 2015 03:47 pm
dragonimp: (snuggles)
Reposting from tumblr:

I am officially an aunt. My poor sister-in-law went in labor on Oct 1st, late morning or early afternoon depending on how you count it, and the baby was born today (Oct 3rd) at 2:59 pm. I can’t even imagine.
dragonimp: (runaway mind)
Mother's Day starting with the dishwasher short-circuiting rather spectacularly, but ended with my brother and sis-in-law coming down for dinner, which was nice. I learned that my brother is apparently some kind of grinning freak-of-nature ninja, which is terribly amusing. I have this mental image now of him grinning like the Joker as he goes after someone with a wooden knife (he has apparently done just this). It's always the quiet ones.

Otherwise.... things have been a bit up and down, but starting to come back up. Though I could have done without the exploding dishwasher. I'm sad I missed the chat; hopefully next week :( (and last week was Beltane, so I was in Alameda all evening).

*Ded*

Dec. 28th, 2012 03:32 pm
dragonimp: (One of those days)
I think I can stop running now. Maybe. I still have a load of stuff to catch up on online but at least now I have time to sit at the computer. Sometimes.

Christmas went well, but it was a bit of a marathon. Stephanie only got the one day off, so they drove down, visited, presents, drove over to Dad's, visited presents, they drove back. But still, it wasn't bad. And we headed off the imminent plumbing disasters.

I'm going to be working on blocking out my time better so that I get more of the things done that I want to get done - like writing. I don't know if I've even opened Scrivener this December, and that's sad.

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