20/10s and Welcome to Nightvale make tedious chores almost fun. Today I’m hunkering down to finish a job application that I’ve once again put off until the last minute. I’m also continuing to chip away at getting my apartment into shape…on deck today are the kitchen and the bathroom.

unfckingmylife:


wheretheeastwindblows said: I’m impressed with your sock making skills! I suck at many things, including making two things of the same size and finishing yarn projects. I’m pretty good at killing a full day on the internet, though.

Thank you! Do you do any knitting? I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I haven’t been as focused on it as I used to be.

I’ve dabbled with knitting and crocheting, and I enjoy both, but I’m terrible at finishing projects. I don’t want to make it seem like a chore, but I might try some 20/10s for knitting until it becomes part of my routine. Your finished projects have been great inspiration!

unfckingmylife:

wheretheeastwindblows said: I’m impressed with your sock making skills! I suck at many things, including making two things of the same size and finishing yarn projects. I’m pretty good at killing a full day on the internet, though.

Thank you! Do you do any knitting? I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I haven’t been as focused on it as I used to be.

I’ve dabbled with knitting and crocheting, and I enjoy both, but I’m terrible at finishing projects. I don’t want to make it seem like a chore, but I might try some 20/10s for knitting until it becomes part of my routine. Your finished projects have been great inspiration!

Cleared off the dining room table with the goal of actually using it for eating, playing games, and staging mail, recycling, etc. instead of having everything end up on the coffee table. The tablecloth is in the wash, but will go back on the table when it comes out of the dryer. Lost track of 20/10s again, but I’m in the zone. Next up: kitchen (after a break to avoid marathoning)

Apologies for the crappy phone pictures. This coffee table is the bane of my existence. In the past year, we’ve moved from a 3 bedroom apartment to a two bedroom apartment, and then to a one bedroom apartment with a den, so we’ve lost office and storage space. The coffee table is our desk/dining/dumping area and I hate it. I lost track of how many 20/10s this took because I feel sluggish today, but I’m enjoying the end result!

I had an interview the day after my season with Oregon State Parks ended, and I assumed I didn’t get the job because I hadn’t heard back from them. Yesterday the HR lady called and emailed…apparently she typed my email in wrong the first time, but I got the job (pending a background check). I’m so relieved, because now I have a job at least through the end of November and potentially all the way through the start of my park season in June. I’ve been really bored and stressed about money this past week, but I’m feeling much more optimistic now that this job came through.

My seasonal job is over and it’s back to being unemployed for the time being. I’m pursuing a couple of options and hopefully one will pan out. In the meantime, I’m embracing the chance to unfuck my habitat a bit. A hectic schedule, long commute, outdoor work, and a two month houseguest left my habitat completely fucked. Yesterday I took pictures and did about 5 20/10s to get some of the apartment under control. Today I’m going to use the after pictures as my before and chip away at it a little more. Progress in the pictures looks incremental, but they don’t show some of the details. I scrubbed the dish rack and sorted at least one of my invisible piles, both of which were small things that made me feel much better about the state of my habitat.

The past three weeks or so have been really hectic. I worked ten days in a row so I could have four days off while my fiance’s brother and sister-in-law were in town. It was fun having them around and great to catch up, but I was more tired after my four days off than my ten days on. The week after my days off, I worked two days on day shift and three days on night shift.

I spent my weekend getting back on day shift schedule, going to the dentist, and kind of avoiding my cousin who is still staying with us because I really needed some me time. I’m back on days now but am taking the morning off to go back to the dentist and have some fillings replaced. I’m still revelling in the fact that I have insurance and paid sick leave, even if it is only 3 months out of the year. My season with Oregon State Parks is over on September 2nd and I have an interview with a regional park system on the 3rd. I’ll miss my current park and my coworkers, but I’m glad to at least have a chance at more park work.

Misty morning in the park. I’ll miss this place come September 2nd, but I have the privilege of coming back next June and I have an interview for another seasonal position at a different park on September 3rd. Good things all around.

Misty morning in the park. I’ll miss this place come September 2nd, but I have the privilege of coming back next June and I have an interview for another seasonal position at a different park on September 3rd. Good things all around.

unfckingmylife:

wheretheeastwindblows:

I went to the doctor today for the first time since grad school because I finally have a job with benefits. It was awesome. It was the first time I ever went to the doctor without paying a copay, and it was great to just have a check up, ask about a few minor issues, and not worry about it being a waste of money. Thanks, Obama!

That’s awesome. Now you sorta know what it feels like to be Canadian.

Definitely! It’s such a great feeling…I’m sure the excitement will wear off in a few years, but right now it’s a completely novel experience.

I went to the doctor today for the first time since grad school because I finally have a job with benefits. It was awesome. It was the first time I ever went to the doctor without paying a copay, and it was great to just have a check up, ask about a few minor issues, and not worry about it being a waste of money. Thanks, Obama!