Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2006
Living in the State of Catatonia
One step forward, two steps back. Or today, more like two steps forward and only one back.
The wedding's postponed. We found out MC can't get his hearing until the week after Christmas. I know we could go ahead with the ceremony anyway, but I wouldn't feel right about it and neither would he. So we'll wait.
I took the test tonight for another job. Fortunately it was a general intelligence test, which is something I always ace (and this time was no exception.) I go in Thursday morning for the oral part of testing. Again, doesn't faze me. I'm one of those people who, when I hear the word test, I actually DROP a few levels of stress because I always test well.
This is a 20-30 hour a week job, doing office work at one of the local fire departments. It isn't a lot of money, with that few hours, but also wouldn't do another number on my health. Plus, this job is in a whole different realm from where I've been. I talked to the person who's leaving. Her reason for leaving is not that she hated where she was, but because she was offered a similar job at another company, one that presumably pays more and/or involves management.
I am crossing my fingers. The job with the electric company fell through but this one offers some real possibilities and the limited number of hours would really be a Godsend.
As for the rest of the day, I accomplished exactly NOTHING. I felt like crap this morning and ended up sleeping until past noon, something I haven't done in forever. Once I got up and bathed, I felt better than I have in a long time.
I also bought a wireless optical mouse while out and about this afternoon. It was a cheapie but so far seems to work all right. I'm not getting rid of the old one, just in case.
I think I've got most folks' snail addy if you read me here, but if you want a Christmas card from me and MC (It'll read "Mr. and Mrs." even if technically we aren't yet) kindly email me. If you don't have my email addy and would like it, post me a note or whatever and I'll send to you, provided I know who you are.
Despite sleeping most of the day today, I'm going to call it an early night tonight and going to clean up in the kitchen, then curl up with a book and/or MC. (He's currently absorbed in watching - for the umpteenth time - The Graduate. I'm gonna get a complex soon, since I'm ten years younger than his ex, lol.)
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )