Long time no blogish, yeah? Well, I think I might be back now. No promises though. I only make promises to myself and so far one of those includes living life more and writing on the go instead of spending hours in front of the computer. So far so good. That’s not to say I don’t spend hours in front of my electric box of happy. It just means I spend four hours there instead of nine or something like that. :)
So, new things since I last posted regularly:
I can now fold origami cranes out of post it notes. Don’t know hy but one day I woke up and I really wanted to learn how so I spent maybe two hours tracking down various video tutorials on YouTubey- because let’s face it, I’m not one of those people who can just read “this is how it works” and go “ohhhh.” Nope, I need to see, try, fly, and shred several sheets of paper in sheer angst.
My little cranes are looking awesome now though. We have maybe 200 birdies of various sizes and colors littering the house (they make great cat toys!). I carry a stack of post it notes in purse for making them on the go. They’re fun to leave in random place or give total strangers just because I can.
I’m 99.9% done with school. The .1%? That’s making it to the graduation ceremony next month. I was really hoping to start college this fall- that had been the idea but my next announcement will explain that jazz. In the mean time I’m just excited to have high school finally all done and I’m pretty damn proud of myself that it wasn’t via GED. Not that there’s anything wrong with getting your GED, it just didn’t feel right to me that I could take a simple test and get away without doing all the work I know I would have felt great completing.
And I was right! :D
Another cool thing on that note- my adoptive mom will be participating in the same graduation ceremony with me! I was so excited. I knew she was in the same program elsewhere and I knew graduation was coming up for her (long before I knew it was coming up for me) but I had no idea they were going to be held at the same place and time until I told her my good news. It’s so exciting. I’m really looking forward to it.
My next awesome announcement is that after much dreaming, hoping, and vague wishing I will finally be able to go to Cali to go visit my bio relatives. Because of work I won’t be able to go until about September/October, hence why I won’t be starting college this fall. Ree and I are really wanting to take a train out there for so many reasons.
1. It’s not a plane. 2. I don’t have to step foot into an airport. 3. Think of all the writerly possibilities! 4. It’s cheaper. 5. I won’t want to barf when I look out the window.
:) Good reasons, ne?
I can’t wait to see my brother, uncle, and grandpa in person. It’s been over ten years since I’ve been near any of them, let alone seen them. I’m very nervous but still so excited.
Let’s see, what else…
Oh, I don’t know if I mentioned it in my previous posts but it’s great news so it’s worth mentioning again. I quit my old job of six years and started a new one closer to home with better hours, better people, and a brilliant atmosphere. I’m still washing dishes for minimum wage of course but it’s a ob and I’m fairly content with it as I turn my eyes toward college this next summer.
I’ve crocheted 2 baby blankets, started 1 afgan, and failed on several other projects I’m learning how to not fail at. :) Thank you for the brand new addiction Crystalina.
I’m thinking about working toward my computer programming certification. I know a lot of what I need to know already but there’s still a lot more I need to go over but I’m excited to have a new goal to chip towards.
And lastly, at current, there are five Microsoft Word documents, BlogDesk, a FreeMind sheet, and an Excel book all open on my desk. Why? Because I’m crazy and can’t seem to work on just one project for more than a solid five minutes. The ideas just keep coming.
Some people get writers block.
Others get writers diarrhea.
Fortunately in my case it’s not all shit.