Thursday, September 21, 2006

Little Things Add Up

The last few days have been a bit bumpy. Tuesday I got a call from my doctor and had to come back for a re-test. Wednesday night a scavenger truck backed into me and banged up my Jetta. While there were good things happening, I wasn't seeing them. Instead, I was beginning to feel like the Universe was out to zap my hard drive.

I'm told that I should just let it go, but I can't. It feels like clouds are blanketing my vision. I love my job, yet I'm only thinking about going home. I try to avoid contact with people, as I'm tainted. Everything is a drag. I feel like no one appreciates me and I'm not feeling all that grateful either.

But all it takes is one or two little things to shake me out of my funk. My coworker just brought me a cup of his straight-from-China-with-the-toasted-rice-bits tea. Another coworker who was monkey-sitting Rocco emails to give me a report, "Can Rocco have a banana? He's been asking all morning." My sense of humor returns, things get to be funny again.

Thanks to Patrick for the tea. It is the best cup ever.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I'm In!

Yesterday I moved into my new apartment in the Castro. Greg was a total champ, helping me get the Uhaul, driving it down to mom's, loading it, driving it back to San Francisco and then unloading it. I, on the other hand, was attacked by boxes and have a patchwork of bruises and scrapes over my body. He was a total champ. I offered to buy him dinner wherever he wanted and he just let me choose. This odd burger craving came over me - so I had my 2nd hamburger of the year. The craving was stronger than the stomach and I only ate about 1/3 of my supper.

Now that all my stuff is moved, I've got to find homes for it all within my apartment. This can be much more difficult than the actual moving of boxes. Especially as my space is small and I didn't take much of my furniture. I'm down from having enough furniture to fill a 2 bedroom apartment to a bed, armoire, bedside table, lamp and some lawn chairs - but it made moving easy. I need space to stash and stow. Mostly because I don't want to look like a pack rat.

But I'm in. I should have my bed assembled and ready to sleep in tonight.

Happy Day.