Hi April 21st! At this rate, I’ll only have written here 36 or so times over the entire year. Nice, huh? I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing here any more. Prolonging the already slow, long death of this website. Morbid, yet funny. No purpose here. Totally ok.
Actually I’m very busy, wasting time (and money!) not studying and more importantly, not wanting to study, while still feeling incredibly guilty (and stressed!) for every moment spent not studying, so it’s pretty much a wash. I’d be just as unhappy studying, and I’d actually be accomplishing something. (Disclaimer – I am studying.. just not happily so). I’m also trying to spend as much money as I can, for no specific reason – buying new clothes (but no more new makeup) and trying to book a vacation now to Mexico, or Kauai, or possibly both. There will be a trip to Huntington Beach in there too, another work trip for Lee for which I will happily tag along. And Joy just sent me a link for a groupon (for Vit b12) which has now spawned a full review of all the deals I could potentially have interest in, despite the fact that literally every groupon I’ve ever bought has expired or been forgotten about. So. It’s not a good idea.
It’s also come to my attention that I’ve recently written a handful of posts that were never published, like in the last few months of so — which I can’t remember was intentional or not. Interesting and well written, but in retrospect I’m actually pleased I didn’t post every thought I had, even the ones I bothered to write out. I go back & forth between being at my best and being at my worst, and I don’t really need the entire spectrum available for entertainment value or whatnot, lol. It’s for the best, trust me.
Besides my inexplicable school avoidance, I’ve been decently busy just with day-to-day life. No news is no news with the house — meaning I think we’re going to postpone moving or selling until this time next year, have a little break for me to work on school and for Lee to finish school, before jumping right into the huge task of listing and selling the house. Which is an instant relief. I don’t love it here, but I do like it most this time of year, so might as well not waste the whole summer over this. No real rush. Give time to figure out what we want to do next — if it’s really buying another house here, or rent for a bit, or move north or south, or move somewhere different entirely. Making the decision before kids is good, even if we change our mind later.
So postponing the non-fun decisions, I’m now trying to consider Playa del Carmen, or Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. I’m really, really leaning towards Playa del Carmen, but going to Zihuatanejo could mean two vacations (Mexico + Kauai on timeshare) and so that’s something to consider. Playa del Carmen has cenotes which I’m absolutely obsessed with, not mentioning the history, ancient ruins, Caribbean Sea and rainforest jungles — yeah, I’m pretty convinced actually.
Separately, I’ve just booked a wine & painting party for two, and trapeze lessons for the girls — yeah, groupon was a bad idea. I’ll go upstairs & look over my existing wardrobe before pulling the trigger on my J.Crew sale order.
In final news, I’m officially back into a country phase (it’s a summertime thing, it’s just fun) and I started a new weight lifting plan at the gym — BECAUSE MY BACK DOESN’T HURT — and this is really the best news ever. I basically stopped taking any pain meds weeks ago, but I can actually sleep well again and working out doesn’t hurt instantly anymore. I already spoke to my crossfit dude & it looks like I should be good to join back up at the start of next month. I’m pretty damn ready, and excited. Fingers crossed, wish me luck.
And now I’ve avoided school work long enough (and — lunch!) and so it’s time for me to do some real work. Hopefully the weather improves and the sunshine comes back (pleeeease.. sunshine, please) — and I can go get a beer outside somewhere nearby. Only if I get some studying done. That’s the compromise. Let’s see if it works. On to another busy week. Miss you all — maybe if life slows down a bit we’ll get to see our friends again one day!