Nevermind the questionable photo quality, but how ridiculously cute is this picture?? My two little buddies were TIRED one night, and they both conked out on my mom & dad’s bed. Tank even has his feet up against Taco’s belly, and Taco’s so whooped that he doesn’t even care. I don’t know what they got into the day this was taken, but it must have sapped all their energy! Essentially, they look like how I’ve felt every day for the past couple weeks, only they’re much cuter. 🙂
- Currently Reading: I finally finished Laura Lamont’s Life In Pictures! Geesh, it took me long enough! I started on a new book, but then I got the notice that it’s due back to the library tomorrow, so it’s not really worth getting into at this point.
I think my next step is to take a small break from books and try to get through some magazines – I have magazines from January that I still haven’t read, so I’m pretty far behind. I’d like to get through all of them within the next week, so that’s what I’m going to focus on.
- Currently Eating: On Sunday night, since I didn’t have any cake (not even a cupcake!) for my birthday, I made myself this one. I’d made it before and it was fantastic, so I knew what to expect – plus, it’s stupid-easy. I dished a little bit of it into a bowl while it was still hot and topped it with whipped cream and sat down to enjoy it. After I finished it, I felt kind of sick. Not pukey sick, but just… off. I figured I’d eaten too much of it, maybe, so I just went to bed. The next day and every subsequent day, I took smaller and smaller portions. Each time, I felt sick afterwards. Last night I was down to just about 2 tablespoon’s worth, and I still felt gross afterwards. It tastes absolutely delicious, so it’s hard to stop myself, but I’m not digging this thing where cake makes me feel ill. Is this just me getting older, or is this the lack of grains over the last six months or so playing tricks on my stomach? To be fair, I’ve eaten like crap for birthday week, but it’s specifically the cake that makes me feel sick. So weird. Still not gonna stop me from eating it, because it’s crazy-good.
- Currently Watching: I finished season 2 of Better Call Saul, and then Netflix recommended that I check out 13 Reasons Why. It seemed like exactly the type of thing I’d enjoy, so I gave it a shot. The first episode, I felt meh about. The second was better. By the third, I was hooked. I finished the entire season already, and I loved it. Sure, it’s a little juvenile at times (it is about high school kids, after all, and I believe that’s the target audience), but it was good. I understand why it’s receiving a lot of criticism, especially the last two or three episodes. Honestly, the last episode made me both squirm and cry, so I can understand why parents would be anxious about letting their kids watch it. But really, it was well-done and the actress who plays Hannah Baker did a great job of getting the viewers to really feel the hopelessness and numbness. I’ve read they’re in talks for a season 2, and I hope they do it – there are some unanswered questions at the end.
- Currently Loving: I’ve taken a little unofficial break from some of my administrative volunteer duties this week, mostly because someone else was on vacation so I wasn’t being pulled into anything. That all ends on Monday, when we have a two-hour-long meeting scheduled together. I’m very conflicted about how I feel about that, but I did appreciate having a little bit of a break this week, and actually, it allowed me more time to take some training courses and to get on the schedule a little more. I almost feel like a normal person this week. Except not really.
I’m loving the fact that I was looking at my vacation time for work, and out of 30 days I have available to me this year, I’ve only taken 1. I have another scheduled for mid-May, for our training institute thing, but other than that, I have a lot of time at my disposal. They changed our policy this year so that if you don’t use it, you lose it, so I legitimately need to take almost six full weeks of vacation before the end of the year. What a nice problem to have. 🙂 On the downside, I have no idea when I can feasibly schedule it, or where I’d like to go. I know myself pretty well, and I can guarantee that if I take days off and don’t have a plan in place, I’ll just spend the days working at the volunteer office… and that’s the opposite of what I need.
I had some free time yesterday morning, so I took a deep-dive look at my budget spreadsheet, and I’ve discovered that I can officially quit bartending whenever I want, and I’d still have enough money to save a decent amount every month (thanks to no longer having a mortgage to pay). Things are constantly on an upswing-downswing pendulum there, so it’s a relief to know my world won’t end if I decide to just give it up someday.
- Currently Anticipating: Anticipating is a strong word, because it implies that I’m looking forward to stuff, but I don’t have too much to look forward to this week. Here’s what’s on the docket:
- Volunteer event on Saturday morning.
- Another volunteer event (different organization) on Saturday morning. (I’m double-booked, because I’m brilliant at scheduling.)
- Work on Saturday afternoon/evening/night (a huge event, so there are three bartenders).
- Work stupid-early on Sunday morning/afternoon (an event that I made a grand total of $21 at last year, so yeah, I’m really excited to leave work late the night before and go in early on Sunday morning for this one). (Sarcasm much?)
- A two-hour-long meeting with the volunteer manager on Monday (I’m either more nervous than I should be, or not nervous enough).
- Our Team Leader meeting on Thursday (which I’m legitimately excited for).
- Our volunteer supervisor’s last day on Friday (sad).
That’s about all for this week. Hope your weekend involves 100% less work than mine. 😉