Saturday, January 17, 2009

Livin' Crazy That's the Only Way

Somebody painted this on a newspaper machine that had been dragged into the Picador. I think the drawing's cool, but the sentiment is pretty much bullshit. I've been through some horrible periods in my life, and it's always gotten better.

I accidentally picked the Scavenger Hunt word again this week. Oops! Sorry. Anyway, I was functioning on a maintenance level this week, since I was so busy and the weather was so crappy, and stuff, and all I could do was tread water. Now it's the weekend, and I'm working more on balance. I'm trying to balance being practical and getting shit done, with relaxing and cutting myself some slack. It's been going pretty well so far.

I've had the entire day to myself, which has been strange but nice. I drove the girls where they needed to go this morning - Coadster made it to the show choir bus by nine and Stinky made it to her religious retreat thingy by 9:30. I'll pick Stinky up at seven this evening and I'll get Coadster whenever they get back, maybe 10'ish? I slept a lot and was woken up by a phone call. I spent some time dicking around and playing video games, but then I dug in and got to cleaning. My kitchen looks amazing right now. I'm spending two hours a day on getting my apartment in order and then another hour a day working on taxes and paperwork and returning emails. So, when I'm done writing this, I have to start in on my taxes. Wah.

The other part of my equation is relaxing. As soon as I'm done with paper work tonight, I get to crack open a beer and watch a movie. Hooray! All my friends are going out tonight, and I'd love to join them, but this weekend is about doing some inner work. Wish me luck!


Oh yeah. The Scavenger Hunt word...Maintenance. During the Winter I've been trying to maintain my sanity by thinking back to our roadtrip this Summer when it was so warm and all we had to do all day was frolic in the woods...

...And play on the beach.


But when that doesn't work, there are always drugs.


Oh, just kidding. I don't have enough time or money for a decent drug addiction. When remembering the wonders of Summer doesn't help get me through the Winter, I just become even more obnoxious and that always seems to take the edge off.

10 comments:

Remiman said...

Churlita,
Actually I'm a winter kinda guy. Except when it's summer; then I'm a summer kinda guy.
So, in the summer you'll get a wave from me, but today, since it's winter, I hope you get my drift. ;-)
rel

Mr Atrocity said...

Sometimes non-achievement based weeks are best. I cannot wait until I have a little more time that isn't pre-organised. I think I'll have to be patient for that.

NoRegrets said...

Yes, I should start on taxes too. gotta do them for the first time in 6 years - had left them to my husband. Wish ME luck.

BTW, I'm the one who said you picked it so I sort of picked it... Power to me!! just kidding.

Tara said...

Great maintenance photos, I don't blame you for wanting to remember the warmer days. I was thinking tonight that I want to go on another cruise with my buddies. That was so much fun.

Susan said...

I'm listening to incredibly mellow music and trying not to think about taxes or financial aid or work tomorrow...

These pictures make me wish I'd took a trip this past summer..

booda baby said...

Quit. it. All that organization of yours is making my brain split. Wait. No. DON'T quit. Hurry hurry and when you're all done, hurry over here and help me out.

I was going to come to Iowa this week but everyone and I mean EVERYONE agreed that it was, well, in a word, stupid.

laura b. said...

I love the idea of maintaining your winter sanity through summer visualizations.
It is nice to hear of someone having a relaxing, yet also productive weekend. I can apparently do one, the other, or neither...but not both.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

we all have moments of being off balance.. and I don't mean the mental kind..lol.. I try to get stuff done throughout the week and then on weekends I can relax and do what I need to for myself..

aliencg said...

I am counting down the days until baseball Spring training starts. At least that means there's hope ahead. I can't start on my taxes until I get my W-2's from my defunct job, but I can't wait until they come in.

MrManuel said...

As long as it is not pouring rain, I do not miss Summer. Then again, I am sure we do not get as cold as you do.