I am still struggling with the damn shift schedule, but I haven’t had to haul my sorry ass out to the mall today. Yesterday was a “mostly” day off, in that I didn’t have to go in, but I was texting and talking about work about every freaking five minutes. Tomorrow is looking much the same. I prefer working from home, as anyone would. So it’s a matter of language.
When I turned our card over today it sort of validated this. Our daily draws have taken over my blog posts lately, but you guys already know that. They tend to creep in on a regular basis, but since the “season” has started up, and I don’t get to sit around and wax philosophical, they have become my foundation. I know Lora will be appalled by the illustration on this one (as was I) but my focus is on what the card is saying, not what it looks like.
I like things to be soft, smooth, gentle, and non-chaotic. When I can deal with kiosk issues from the (relative) comfort of my house (or in last night’s case, the parking lot of the pool, and today, the bread aisle of the grocery store), I feel less stressed than when I have to be all dressed and shit, and drive in traffic, and actually show up. Also, this is Daniel’s weekend, and I do like to spend a few quality hours with the guy when I can.
This damn job is also cutting in to my library book time. (How rude.) Here’s what I am trying to read right now. We saw Tim Gunn on with Craig a while back and they were talking about this new release. I requested it and picked it up a few days ago when the auto dialer called to say it was in. This man is so amazingly cool. Conversely, I am so far from fashion conscious it boarders on the illegal. As I read this I can hear his voice, and it makes me feel pseudo-cool just by association.
The other one was featured recently in our local paper. We all know I can’t even boil water, so a gourmet dinner book would seem ridiculous, except… it’s more about history. I’ve never heard of the guy, but he has the story set up in “courses” like the Victorian meals were served. Fascinating, and so far beyond my life that it intrigues me. There is also a PBS special about this, they filmed it while he was researching the dinner and getting the menus perfected. Not sure how I go about finding that, but I want to see it now. (It all started with him buying a two hundred year old house in Boston, where he found an old cook book on a shelf.)
In more personal news, my Hurricane was madly photographing us all while she was here for the holiday festivities. I asked her to get me a new Gravatar shot. I would love to have edited that, or cropped it, but apparently I forgot how. It isn’t my favorite, but here’s another option. Why do we hate pictures of ourselves so very much? Okay, maybe that’s just me. Again.
Moving on. Let’s get back to the wisdom of the universe now shall we? It sort of made me laugh when I saw that we were going to be chosing an angel card, right after yesterday’s be-deviling.
Sandalphon wishes to help you feel peaceful and centered, and he strongly advises that you begin my listening to gentle music. Play it wherever you go. Talk quietly, and engage in slow, rhythmic movements such as swaying to music or a gentle stretching/yoga session to replenish your very being. Don’t engage in battles right now. Instead, retreat from conflict while you revive your spirit and become even stronger. Delay decision-making at this time as well. You will know what to do when you emerge from your gentle down time. Calming messages will come more easily to you when you treat yourself with this type of focused calmness.”