(1.) Dumbest thing I did all week – agree to freelance for old job in order to finish up two projects because old boss thinks only I can do them. Took on way too much work for one month between New Job, old job, and revisions to manuscript chapter.
(2.) Smartest thing I did all week – finally called gym near new job despite price after realizing it’s much to dark and icy to run in the mornings or evenings right now.
(3.) Best food I ate all week – I made a yummy tomato sauce on Tuesday night…I sauteed some garlic and onion in olive oil (the olive oil I bought in Italy, nonetheless), added some artichoke hearts and canned tomato sauce, added hot peppers and turkey sausage and poured it all over spaghetti squash with lots of fresh parmesan and red pepper.
(4.) Worst food I ate all week – work lunch at Applebee’s. I HATE Applebee’s. Fiesta chicken salad.
(5.) Worst-for-me-food I ate all week – large chocolate chip cookie and cappucino for 3:00 pm sugar fix.
(6.) Best New Town discovery of the week – a local farmer’s market within walking distance of new job, which also makes organic lunches every day.
(7.) Worst New Town discovery of the week – there isn’t one! I LOVE my new town. I can only hope S. and I can afford to buy a house there (we can’t) right next to the brand new library (we really really can’t).
(8.) Pages read this week – about 100
(9.) Best booky surprise of the week – Anna Karenina. Who knew???
(10.) Blogs read this week – not nearly enough. I’m trying! I promise! Surely I will land on a schedule allowing for more blog reading and commenting! I do plan to join bloglines this weekend which will make it easier, I think.
(11.) Blog-writing ideas I’ve had – countless. No time to implement them right now, though. Still trying to figure out my schedule.
(12.) Rash, off-the-cuff decisions I’ve made I probably won’t keep – To give up television – can’t stand the noise this week. Will get all television shows am interested in on dvd from now on. To pursue my ph.d despite all the many many times I’ve said I wouldn’t. To maybe purse said ph.d. in political science. To find a way to volunteer for democratic party. To become spokesperson for way country should be run.
(13.) Surpise irritation of the week, proving me an extremely judgemental person – People who drink diet soda (or real soda!) instead of coffee in the morning. I mean, why does this bother me? It’s utterly nonsensical!
(14.) What I’m going to love about New Job – the ability to really learn and understand health care, from the ground up. I am so blessed and excited!
(15.) This week’s scary realization – More than likely, I’m not going to be 100% fulfilled until I’m writing all day, every day, my own stories. Probability of ever being able to do this? The proverbial slim-to-none. Solution? Be thankful I am capable of working. Be grateful for my eyesight and my brain and my ability to work when so many can’t. Be grateful. Be humble. Be grateful. Be humble.
Would all be so much easier if my novel characters weren’t wandering around in my head demanding attention! Happy weekend everyone.