So. I've been busy living pretty much from moment to moment.
The husband has been busy with work, and so have I. I thought that by now, we'd have settled into a relatively stable rhythm and our lives would be in better order.
Yeah, not so much as it turns out.
We're eating tossed together dinners most nights of the week (except for Thursdays w/ argentyne
) and we've even pretty much stopped watching anything during the week (except again, for Thursdays). I haven't touched any new arty crafty stuff in far to long. The craft room is a disaster again, the house isn't clean, and we *still* haven't hung any art - not to mention the final finishing of the house, like trim. Getting anything done on the house has come to a complete standstill, and with the holidays coming up, I'm not sure we're going to see any improvement in that any time soon. Oh, and I still haven't reformatted my computer, so it's still down. I'm getting awfully tired of the grinding sound. ( Where I whine about having a 'normal' life )
And, now we're working extra with Oba, since she's starting her rebellious teen angst (what? I'm not supposed to get on the couch?) who also as I discovered last night, has an absolute terror of the sound of our window blinds going up. Somehow, we want to fit (I mean cram) in an obedience class so that we can work Oba more, and dthon
can get more direct dog handiling/training experience. I also want to pick up an exercise class/program that both of us will do, reliably. Remember the very nice Karate instructor? (No? Look here.)
I'd like to maybe try and work out a private class so that dthon
will feel more comfortable to start. While I'd love to pick up something dance related, I don't feel that we see each other enough, so I don't want to lose any more 'us' time. We both know we need more exercise, we both want to shed some weight and yet, our lives don't fit in the schedule we have now.
In other news, I received my first bird bite yesterday (a Moluccan Cockatoo)
on the foot of all places, just above my clog. Luckily it was a "attention" bite as opposed to a serious one, but it still broke the skin and is a lovely bruise. Work continues to be the random madhouse I've come to know. I'm also becoming a Medical Clerk and am compounding and making medications regularly (did you know that it's 20 drops to a milliliter?) I’ve also learned to be the button pusher (harder than you think!) for X-rays and learned how to process them. Which for me, since weirdly I'm more blind in red light than I am in the dark,
it's all by feel - and that's pretty exciting let me tell you! I'm also learning (slowly) how to hold various things in a non-wildlife way - birds are a huge difference. My first lesson was fairly hysterical. I'm kneeling by the crate with a towel, ready to "go get" the bird (a Galah)
and Dr K says, "Just stick your arm in and tell her to step up." At which point the bird, tired of waiting flew out to my arm. Then they wanted me to put it to my chest, beak first. And I'm thinking - seriously? So yeah, it's exciting and weird and pretty fun.
I'm also reading rhienelleth
's Nano project and find myself seriously missing role-playing and even thinking fondly of the one 'novel' I co-wrote. It's been a nice escape while stuck in downtime with nothing to do. Like now, but there's no new chapter out yet, and so here I am.
Everyone should feel free to LJ more - I'm looking for stuff to occupy me today.
And, I guess as they say, that's the news.