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Not Enough time in the day

Would love to be retired and have all the time in the world because there is so much I want to do and not enough time to do it!

Plus my job is crazy as usual – today wasn’t too bad, I got a high compliment from a customer today so that was nice. Then there was a ‘change’ for the better – something we’re allowed to do again (for months we were no longer allowed, now that we are allowed again, life there will be just slightly easier).

At work I did bring up with some co-workers that agree, there are a few perks to our job, and I have to admit they are a huge reason I have trouble getting motivated to look for other work even though the current one drives me nuts. Perks are – we have a steady schedule. We know when we are going to be at work and we know when we are going to be done (there is the risk of being stuck late, usually no more than a half hour), we always get our days off. We don’t have to worry (I better not jinx things here) about being called into work on our day off or after we’ve gone home. (I’ve seen it happen to supervisors though). They never ask me to show up on Saturday, well actually they will ask everyone through email very occasionally, and usually other people volunteer because they want overtime. I volunteered once because it was for a project that was not our usual work. But they don’t make you show up on your day off. Also we almost always get holidays off such as Labor day, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Christmas (without pay) but I like it that I don’t have to worry about being stuck working on a holiday.

Oh I wanted to write more but it’s getting late. Maybe tomorrow. Briefly – today I did some cleaning, I watched Warehouse 13 with my son, I was hoping he’d like it too but he’s not too interested he said it’s too ‘cop show’. I will continue to watch. I like the premise – a secret warehouse of supernatural objects and secret agents need to collect them. Reminds me of Friday the 13th the Series (which had nothing to do with the movies)

Pretty Little Liars season finale was on last night. That show is getting dark. Also, I just read the first book. It’s short. Will read more through the library. The book is pretty close to the show, with little differences. I hear they get quite different from the show though, which makes sense because if they just used the plot from the books, no one would be surprised and there would be no mystery if they already read the books.

I ordered the new download content pack for Mario Kart Wii U, I think it was an advanced purchase so won’t have everything yet, but I will have new racetracks to try, new characters to use, new cars.

So on Netflix, I want to watch/have been watching Pretty little liars, Warehouse 13, Hemlock Grove, The Fosters, maybe watch Orange is the New Black, been watching Arrow with my son, Persons Unknown, Life…

I need to get ready for bed.

Writing stuff down

Yesterday I discovered librarything.com and was adding a lot of my books to it. Plan to do some more today. Also decided I really need to finish reading a lot of my books that I’ve left hanging. Currently trying to finish the 2nd Frankenstein book since a friend loaned it to me, and a William Slater book that shouldn’t take to long to finish, The Last Universe.

I started playing Paper Mario for the Wii again on Friday.

I had this huge urge to go to Barnes and Noble, and if I had a car I would have just drove over there. Right now I’m thinking of going to Auntie’s bookstore because it’s downtown where the buses stop and wouldn’t take such a huge chunk of my day to go there, plus I could stop at the tea shop downtown too.

Not that I should be buying books I have tons of books to read. But I want to go look. I also decided to order some books I want to try from the library.

I really need to get some cleaning today, already vacuumed and started the dishes, need to get back to the dishes and also need to start laundry.

Started this amazon order just so I can get Oolong tea and then you have to add out stuff so you get free shipping….still working on it

The reason why I suddenly need Oolong tea is Safeway changed the recipe in my favorite iced tea – Oolong peach, and I’m really disappointed. It used to taste fresh brewed and now it tastes very different, probably it’s made from a concentrated powder now. It’s not worth spending my money on, that is for sure. And it used to be so good ūüė¶

I watched a couple of episodes of Dominion last week and enjoyed them, but far as I know that’s all that was available on SyFy’s website, so I guess I have to wait awhile for Netflix. (hopefully). I want to try have to have time today to watch something on Netflix, maybe The Fosters or an episode of Pretty Little Liars.

Sooo many things to do its not funny

I haven’t updated this blog in forever. I’ve recently started watching a lot of new shows, reading a lot of new books, and listening to a lot of new music.

I need to make a new CD for my car. Got a bunch of new free music yesterday from amazon.

Shows I watched today:

 

  1. Legend of the Seeker
  2. Touch
  3. Bones
  4. Once Upon A Time
  5. Madmen (not finished)
  6. The Simpsons
  7. New Girl

I’m going to read some of Personal Demons¬†on my kindle before bed, read some earlier too

Games I played today:

  1. Blur
  2. Eternal Sonata
  3.  Tried to play MySims Racing and it failed on me (got frozen before the game started)
  4. Build-A-Lot On Vacation (laptop)
  5. New Gardenscapes game (laptop)

I’m currently listening to Zelda Dubstep music

Trying to decide if I should go to the Buddhist meditation class tomorrow evening.

Did some laundry and some dishes today. It was a pretty day outside.

Helped my son by taking pictures of his homework he left here and emailing the picture of pages. Tried to hook up the scanner but I think it’s broke for good. It just won’t work.

Here’s Me!

Wow haven’t been here in a long time. Well, I started a Google + account today, it’ s kinda like a new facebook. And I went to the library book sale and got about 7 books for myself. I’m currently reading an interlibrary loan book called Endurance by Jack Killborn. One of the most twisted plots I’ve ever read haha. Almost done.

J is coming home today, maybe in an hour or so, but I won’t be surprised if he’s late. He’s been with his dad all week.

I left my camera’s at Sean and Sams! I want it back!

I went to Sean and Sam’s for the 4th of July. I babysat Annabelle the first night and they bought me nachos (after coming home late). They watched some ST TNG with me when they got home. Was happy to learn Sam likes TNG too. Oh and last friday, all the Star Treks (except DS9, but I own that one) showed up on instant Netflix. I was super excited. Now I can watch ST TNG whenever I want, Voyager too)

I recently started watching Roswell on instant Netflix. Kind of a teeny bopper show, but I like it. Some of the teens are aliens.

Looking forward to seeing family very soon! In a week is Sean and Sam’s wedding!

I had a job interview on Wed and it went well, I hope to hear back from them.

I want to play some Zelda OOT on the 3DS before J gets home, I’m sure he’ll want to play with it when he gets home

Tuesday, still no car

I thought I was going to get the car back last night, but it wasn’t ready, they said in the morning, well it wasn’t ready in the morning or the rest of the day, even though they said I’d have it back this afternoon. Oh well, I really just want to get to the library and get my new books. Also I missed meditation class again. I fully intended to go if I had my car.

I made my goal of cleaning up clutter for a half hour today. I did it during an episode of Hoarders. I was proud of myself, it was tempting to just get on the computer and goof off, but I did that first (now I’m goofing off, and playing Rune Factory 3 again)

This morning I watched the E3 livestream at 9am – it was a bunch of new Nintendo reveals, including the console which will be called the Wii U. Like I said on twitter, it sounds like a university. The controller is HUGE looks like a little white TV in your hand. ¬†I’m thinking it will feel extremely strange, having my hands that far apart holding something that bulky while I play.

But the video conferencing thing looks really cool. I could conference with my nieces and nephews. And the HD graphics look really good. They showed the simulation of a bird flying and the view between branches as it landed, it was highly detailed and realistic.  I loved the blossoms that suddenly bloomed all at once on all the trees!

I’m really excited now too to try the Kid Icarus game on the Nintendo 3DS, it looks really cool, especially the Medusa boss. And Mario Kart! The cars will make jumps and hang gliders pop out! And they drive underwater too (which makes no sense). Sigh, so many cool games coming out. I need a job. Here’s my MUST HAVE LIST when they eventually come out:

  1. Paper Mario for 3DS
  2. Zelda for Wii or Wii U
  3. Kid Icarus
  4. Etrian Odyssey!!
  5. Mario Kart for both
And probably Professor Layton too. I was so¬†psyched¬†to see Etrian Odyssey on the list of upcoming 3DS games! Yes!! I’m craving a EO game again and might have to replay one of them.
Today I played some of Rune Factory 3. And watched Six Feet Under, the ep where David picks up a hitchhiker – that was really hard to watch. I just wanted David’s bad day to end! It was pretty much the entire episode.
Watching Hoarders too. I’m still not sure why I watch it when it drives me crazy. Especially when they insist on going thru every bag and box before the stuff can be thrown out. UGH! Although I’m starting to see it a different way, one lady who really insisted on that, said she felt a lot of things had been taken away from her in her life. Still, having to go thru bags and bags of garbage, that’s a bit much. I’d say trust the people who already put the stuff in the bag. Trash is trash.
When I moved from my last apt. to here, I was overwhelmed by how much stuff was in my basement storage shed. We dragged it all upstairs to the living room and it covered the entire room. At first we were going thru some of the boxes, but eventually there were several where I said, “give it to Goodwill” without even looking through it. It takes too much time and energy in my opinion to look through stuff you haven’t used for years anyway.
Oh and yesterday, I believe I did work on my sad vid for a little while.

Monday post 1- Recent stuff I’ve done

By CubaGallery at Flickr

 

Wow I’m suddenly getting a lot more views on my blog. Not sure why, maybe because I started letting people find it with search engines? Anyway if anyone is really reading this, WELCOME!

I was up till 2am last night goofing off, looking at fandomsecrets at lj, looking at themes here at WordPress, looking at free chapters at amazon. Ergh, I want to stop wasting time but it’s so hard when I have the freedom to do so. Don’t have to be up at a certain time of the morning. The freedom of the day is such a temptating¬†elixir¬†to me as well. I could be more structured, but I think I have adult attention deficit disorder or something, I have trouble staying focused on one thing for too long, and flit around doing activities, and recreational activities usually win.

Anyway, this weekend was Nashcon in Nashville. Meaning there was a Supernatural convention, and I was on twitter a lot. On Saturday morning, I didn’t have plans to get on twitter till the afternoon, and then Finny sent me an email at FB (lol not a problem btw Finny if you read this) saying that Jared Padalecki (I had to search and make sure I spell that right) who plays Sam on SPN now has a twitter. It has been a long, ongoing thing that both Jensen and Jared did NOT have a twitter. As in it was repeated to us more than once because there are FAKE Jensen and Jared’s on twitter. Anyway, the REAL Jared is @jarpad. I like how it’s nice and short to type. He wasn’t able to use his full name, like @mishacollins, because Jared’s full name was taken, along with his name with 1 & 2 behind it!

So I had to get on twitter that morning to check it out. Ended up staying on twitter for quite awhile. LOL. I was there for Jensen & Jared’s panel and got to read all the tweets of the Q & A’s as they were happening because a lot of ppl tweeted at the con.

I believe I did do the dishes Saturday. Pat called and had J go over for some gardening. I went for a walk after that, it was a beautiful day. I had uploaded a particular library book to my MP3 player, but once on the walk realized I had uploaded tracks from the second disc, not the first, so settled for listening to a Tami Hoag novel I had already but the story bores me so I eventually shut it off.

I walked to this nearby park and past the Hobbit houses. I wondered how many people would be impressed that we have Hobbit type houses in our town. I thought about taking pictures and posting online, but felt it would be an invasion of privacy. I walked past some lilacs and got to smell them.

I sat in the park for awhile, daydreaming of being somewhere in the US & also Vancouver. Someplace with more exciting, landscaped parks. I wondered what it was like to live in certain places.

I went to the store and got raisins for some cookies I haven’t made yet. We’re doing good sticking to our grocery goal, but I’m starting to wish J would pitch in a little more towards the grocery fund. I might bring it up to him.

I watched Bizarre Foods and Dresden files. Saturday I went to bed kinda early, read library books in bed. I think most of the library books I have now I will return without finishing. I want to like them, but they aren’t gripping me. One is a fantasy that is somewhat historical and has a really pretty cover – Thunder At Dawn by Eric Flint & David Drake. But I barely understand what is going on. Then I was reading a horror novel called A Dark Matter by Peter Straub, and even though it has a very interesting concept – a cult guru performs a ceremony that results in bizarre, gruesome murders…it’s actually pretty boring and mostly about some characters I don’t care about. I checked the reviews on amazon and most ppl thought the book was ¬†a waste of time. Check amazon if you want to see what I’m talking about.

I’m also reading a fantasy sci-fi that is sort of pro-new age, talks about things my mom likes to talk about, but it’s pretty weird at times and hard to follow. It’s well written though, and has a really pretty cover – here’s the picture I like the blue futuristic city:

I’ll probably try it a few more times.

But yesterday on Sunday I was on amazon trying to find a GOOD horror book and I found a couple authors I want to try, and read the first chapter free of books on amazon. One is Jack Kilborn and the book I want is NOT available at the library so I’ll have to request it. The other author is Blake Crouch and the book I wanted IS at the library so I reserved it. I want to read things that grip me and the first chapters did – Endurance by JK and Desert Places by BC.

I was playing my new Wiiware game Fast and finally unlocked the next set of tracks. It’s a beautiful racing game I spent $10 on and hope to get around to writing a review for it on here, since it’s not like people can go to amazon and write a review, you have to buy it from the Wii shopping channel.

I looked at the Worksource job board today and it’s empty, at least my main section. ¬†I’ll probably spend more time searching around tomorrow. I want to make a few entries here in the blog and get some stuff done around the house.

I need to pick up my car today, go to meditation class, and then go to Fred Meyer and be very careful with my spending.

Memorial weekend trip

I still haven’t posted about our weekend trip. First let me say I felt bad knowing I missed Dad’s birthday when he was actually in Missoula on Saturday.

But last week whenever I called the mechanic he said he couldn’t give me a ride home, his mom wasn’t there. So I finally took the car over this morning and I should have it back Monday afternoon.

When we got to Sean’s, he lives right across from a golf course, so Sam asked me to park down the street so I wouldn’t get my car’s glass broken by golf balls. ¬†When I first saw Annabelle inside, she was in her high chair in the kitchen, and was very smiley and happy to see me ūüôā Annabelle is such a happy baby, she was often content to play with her toys.

We were sitting there with Sam in the living room and she mentions Sean has a pool table in the basement. I’m thinking, POOL TABLE? AND BASEMENT? Sean is living in style, folks. I wish I had taken more pictures. Next time I go I will. They had a nice back deck, a dishwasher, washer and dryer, two bathrooms, the upstairs bathroom had an extra sink outside of the toilet/bath area, Annabelle’s and the master bedroom were HUGE, and the master bedroom had a small balcony looking out at the golf course. They have a garage too.

So J and I played pool, then we raced Sam a few times on our Mario Kart Wii game, and then Sean called and said it was time to pick him up. We rode with Sam to the Resort golf course and we got to see a pretty view of the lake inside the golf course. Then we drove out to Higgens point where they are getting married, and you have to walk up this hill to get there. Very nice view up there. Now that I’m typing this, I’m thinking about how I don’t have a dress for the wedding. Might have to go back to CDA and shop at Ross & get at least a skirt and a top.

After looking at the wedding site (and Sean and Sam were mad about a new bench lol) Lola jumped into the water and Sean had to sit with wet dog. Since J and I refused.  Then I was joking about Sean treating us to Tomato Street. Then someone suggested Olive Garden. No one was willing to pay of course. So Sam recommended a place that served really good nachos and we went there. Sam and Sean ordered a chicken one and J and I ordered one with black beans and rice. They had nice tomato toppings and other things. It was very tasty and J was eating it too fast if you ask me, next time I want my own! LOL

Then we went back to the duplex. Sean played some pool with us, a three way game, I can’t remember the name. And then we raced. Well, maybe we did that first. J and I played Wii Resort, that is a really good game. You have to have a better Wii remote to play it. Ours didn’t work. My favorite games on there were ping pong, speed slice, the waterski one, the cycling, the basketball, okay I had several favorites.

Trina, Bill and a friend of Trina’s named Phil came over. We played a quick game of D & D where we were stranded on a beach. Later we played Cranium. When that was over, J and I played more Wii Resort.

Sean brought a mattress up from the basement so I¬†wouldn’t¬†have to sleep down there (it’s colder down there). I slept fine. Slept in till 10:30am.

We went roller skating Sunday, that was alot of fun. I was having trouble with balancing at first, but got a hang of it. Had been too long.  I rented skates for J too, and he reluctantly tried it, and actually went out on the floor several times.

After that we went to Fred Meyer and I bought food with my credit card, mostly junk! But it included pizza with breadsticks and Pepsi. Those breadsticks were good. Then we played some pool, then Johnathan wanted to go home, we were driving home some time after 7:30pm.

Speaking of groceries, I’m going to try and stay on a budget for the month. It will be a small budget, food stamps and the $50 J gives me. I thought it would ¬†be hard to cut down on Pepsi, but now I’m thinking it will be really hard to give up my expensive instant coffee. I might have to use my unemployment money just to get it! But recently, not in CDA but in Spokane, I spent too much on the credit card at Fred Meyer, so I need to watch it. I’ve been doing well the past few days, using food we already had, and I went to the store yesterday just to get radishes, green onions, and a stalk of celery. I used the onions last night and the celery today to make homemade pea soup, I had everything but the celery. I made a spreadsheet to keep track of my grocery spending.

I have free long distance now, and my CenturyLink bill will be cheaper than it already was, why didn’t I do this MONTHS ago? I should have asked months ago. I was going to just turn off Credo or switch ¬†to Centurylink if it was cheaper. Well, it’s WAY cheaper and now I have unlimited long distance in the US.

Oh yeah, Sam and Sean have Netflix now, on their Wii. At home here a couple nights ago I watched Exam and then Shutter Island, both good movies! I might watch another instant one tonight.

Trying to decide if I should shut off the cable. The only reason we watch it now is because of the news. Unless I hear of some summer show I want to see.

Supernatural Friday

Actually the show hasn’t been on my mind a lot today, but I am looking forward to it. If anything bad happens to Castiel, though, I will NOT be happy!!

I vacuumed the floor like I planned,¬† and did my weekly unemployment claim online. I don’t know when I actually start getting money, but it could be as soon as next friday.

My bank changed their online¬† site and I don’t like it as much as the old one. Looks less professional and neat, now.

I was reading some of A Rose For The Crown, but downloaded an ebook from the library that I’m actually enjoying, so reading that here and there. Have to read it on a computer, of course. The book is called “Life as We Knew It” and is about an asteriod hitting the moon and lots of disasters happening, from the perspective of a teenage girl. It makes me LOL a bit as I read, since some people actually think the Rapture is happening tomorrow.

All my concerns for tomorrow have to do with hopefully not being bored at the yard sale. I’ll be there for about 4 hours with my friend. I hope it’s okay to read a book if it’s slow. I was planning on taking the bus to Spokane, which means I might miss the Lilac Parade tomorrow night. J is going with Amy, I think.

I have really bad pimples lately, I think I’d better buy some Clearasil. They’re so bad I don’t even want to go to the store tonight, have been putting it off.

I did play my Rune Factory 3 game for a little while today. It’s tempting me again, probably because I forget the rest of the world when I’m playing it. haha.

I was considering fixing my car, and driving to Montana the weekend of Dad’s birthday. I still haven’t made up my mind. It’s Memorial day weekend, so J has an extra day off and we could stay longer. I would also spend the night at Seans Friday on the way out to see them, leave early on Saturday morning.

But, I’d have to charge the mechanic and the gas to my credit card, and I’ve been trying to pay it down. Have been doing good with that so far. So, not sure if I should just keep putting off fixing the car till I have a job. But that could be until Dec. if nothing else comes up. And I’d like to see Annabelle while she’s still a baby.

Thursday report

I met most of my goals for today! I did apply for two jobs, although one I thought I was going to apply for changed the qualifications and I didn’t meet them. So I applied for another that I might not completely qualify for, but I met most of them, and it is a good paying job. I spent a good part of the day applying for that job.

I also changed my sheets and did two loads of laundry. Been relaxing since, haven’t cleaned the bathroom sink yet. But there is still time.

When I checked my mail I found out I am eligible for Unemployment benefits! I’ll be getting more than I expected, but it still won’t be as much as some people get. It’s based on my income from 2010. Still, I am very grateful to be getting it, it means I can pay rent AND bills while looking for work. So far I only really had money for rent for several months.

I only played my main FB game this morning, Lucky Train. Then later today I decided to play Gardens of Time till I ran out of energy (hidden object game). I played Lucky Train again. Not going to check in on other games today.

Been playing Rune Factory 3 on the DS. I should quit now and do something more constructive, like read a library book. Will in a few minutes.

I was surprised to hear Katie Couric was quitting CBS Evening News. I happened to watch her last broadcast. I didn’t always like what she had to say (she sounded anti-democrat & anti Obama at times) but I will miss watching a national news with a female anchor. She is going to be replaced by some man.

I really liked something she said on the news tonight, that a man who was supposed to be paralized for life, was able to stand on his own due to new medical technology. I wish Christopher Reeve was still alive to see this and experience it for himself.

I did start some of The Birth Of Venus By Sarah Durant today. Probably will read some more of that, and Rose for a Crown.

Long due update

Gonna make a list of what I’ve been up to/doing, it’s been so long since I updated. I do have time off now, Wed & Thurs & Sunday. I had to work some last Wed though, so looking forward to this week getting two days off in a row!

I cleaned a bunch this Sunday. Like finished all the dishes, including drying and putting them away so there was room for more (yeah they had piled up) did three loads of laundry, and put the laundry away too. I was listening to my MP3 player while doing this stuff, makes cleaning more enjoyable.

Been listening to a lot of new music, been getting several CD’s at the library. Got a Thriller album 25th anivesary edition that has some updated versions of songs I like, like the PYT one is pretty catchy. Also finding new songs on YT. If I sit down and start putting stuff on my MP3 player, including a nice pic to go with the song (I get a lot of them from Deviant art) I can be sitting here for awhile.

Gotta work this morning, another really boring day at work. Bringing my book. Books, what am I reading right now?

  1. Left for Dead by Kevin O’Brien
  2. Master of the Game by Sydney Sheldon
  3. The Cellar by Richard Laymon
  4. Good Omens by Terry Prachett & another author

I heard about Good Omens from FS and it’s unusual but reading it because it has a demon named Crowley like on Supernatural ūüôā Aparently this book has a fan following.

I went to the store to get lunch stuff and I really should be making my sandwich for work soon. Also got some dinner stuff and three Pepsi’s they were 88 cents.

I recently finished the last chapter of OITO, was so glad I was able to write it, and I pretty much started from scratch didn’t like any of the previous drafts I had written.

I want to write more but I’m just not that great of a writer, compared to other fic writers. Suppose I should practice more.

I want a new computer so bad, Kevin said it would cost about $700, putting it off until I know I have more financial security, it really tempts me though often, get tempted to use credit card, but want to pay it DOWN and I was happy to see a lower minimum payment this month (paid more than it though). When I hear SEVERAL songs on my MP3 player, I want to make videos! The Corel program I bought myself is good, it’s just not working well on the laptop or the old desktop. Needs a better video board and more ram, and Kevin said I can’t just put a better video board on the desktop it won’t hold itor something.

I’m saving one of my Clay Aiken CD’s and the comp is being really slow doing it, usually it isn’t, IDK what is up.

Last week was so darn snowy and now it’s much better, roads clear again and slightly warmer out.

I’m planning on organizing a lot of folders on the old comp, so when I finally have my new comp, I’ll have them saved to a disc and can put them right on the new comp. Last night I was working on it while playing Etrian Odyssey, and deleted a bunch of stuff I didn’t need.

I beat the last boss on Etrian Odyssey III and was not happy to learn I can’t level up my players after 70. I thought I could go to 99. The 6th bonus stratum is pretty cool, ugly and creepy like a thick forest with tentacles and moving branches. It’s also very challenging (the map).

Thinking of ordering Rune Factory 3 soon and maybe even a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game.

UPDATE

Yeah I forgot to mention that I bought four 12-packs of Cottenelle Aloe & E toilet paper online from drugstore.com because you can no longer find it at any store. Not even at Kmart. And I paid probably $2 more a pack than I would have for Cottenelle’s plus brand at the store, but I missed my softest toilet paper. Even the ultra wasn’t quite as soft.¬† And we had Northern in the bathroom the day the Aloe & E showed up, and J was wondering why I bought so much of the toilet paper when it was sharp. LOL so apparently other brands are like knives. But I said noooo I bought much softer TP.

I also bought two bagfuls of Willy Wonka candy in my order, which include the elusive Bottle Caps!