Sunday, August 31, 2008

It's been a bumpy ride.

I was supposed to have brunch with my dad this morning but I got a phone call from him yesterday saying he had to cancel. Evidently he passed out and fell Friday night and took a header. Now he's in the hospital with the ugliest black eye I've ever seen and a bandaged wrist.

I went to see him yesterday and he sounds pretty good, he just looks like he's been in a bar fight.

I managed to find a hard sided suitcase yesterday but only one set of the prints will fit in them. No matter how I try to maneuver them they won't work. I guess I'll just have to wrap the other set up well and see if I can carry it on with me.

On a note of good news, yesterday I was down two pounds at ww and Mr. Arms was at the gym. He was on a stair climber for the duration of my class so I had a good view. I did take myself to Red Robin for lunch and hopefully I haven't ruined my good eating progress... considering I didn't eat dinner and I fell asleep at 8:15 p.m. I'm probably alright.

Karolina called me yesterday and she has picked up the key to the gallery so everything is set. I just have to pull everything together today and tomorrow and get packed. I guess I better get off my butt and do something.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

If they only knew.

If people only knew what an exciting life I led - what? who am I kidding?

The countdown is beginning until I go to Chicago. I am almost ready. I should have done more - I still haven't found anyone to de-install my show for me. Maybe I'll con, er I mean ask one of my friends to do it for me.

Today I have to find a hard sided suitcase and print out more photos for my stalker wall. I also need to figure out how I am going to adhere them to the wall... oh the things I should have done earlier.

I think I better get ready for Mr. Arms...

Friday, August 29, 2008

It's been found!

I called the gym this morning and someone turned in my watch. It is now sitting comfortably on my wrist.

All is right in the world. You can relax now.


I lost my watch last night at the gym. I hate not having a watch. I don't think I can find my old one either. I guess I'll just have to go without today - or call the gym and see if they have it.

So... last night I sort of watched Barak Obama's acceptance speech. It was good. I must admit that I was sort of a Hillary fan but I think I might be able to get behind Mr. Obama.

On the agenda this weekend is my weekly weigh in, buying a hard sided suitcase so I can take my artwork on the plane with me, packing, printing out stalker photos and making a video. I should actually make a list and try to figure out all that I need to take with me (besides my swimsuit for the rooftop pool at my hotel).

There are not going to be a lot of people at work today. It should be interesting. I heard a rumor that we will be having pizza for lunch. I guess that means that I'll go to the gym tonight for a last chance workout.

Okay - I got sidetracked there for a minute (you couldn't tell because it's not like I'm on video here... you can't tell when I go away from the page for a few minutes...).

I decided to make a reservation for an airport shuttle when I'm in Chicago. It will be easier than taking the train I think. The second weekend I'm there I'll take the train because I won't have as much stuff to bring with me and I'm going to be staying with Karolina and Dan. (I'm using the same service I used when I moved to Chicago three years ago today...) Maybe that guy John still works for them... he was nice to me when I started crying at the airport... I'll tell him thank you for being nice to me if he's still there.

I suppose I should get a move on now. Get ready for the longest work day of the year... okay, maybe the day before Thanksgiving is the longest work day of the year because nobody likes to work that day either...

Thursday, August 28, 2008


I am feeling a bit immobile today. I went to the chiropractor yesterday and he gave me some exercises to loosen up my backside - since I've been cycling so much I don't necessarily move side to side that well anymore - therefore I'm a tight-you know what.

Okay, it's been a while since I ranted here... I am going to complain about Bravo TV's website. Last night I went to bed before Shear Genius was over. I wanted to see who won so I just went on to the site... they have the worst site! I can't find any good pictures of the hairstyles and it's almost impossible to find a good recap. They can just bite me.

Maybe I'm just cranky because time is winding down until I go to Chicago.

Work news: For the next two days there are going to only be two of us working who know the phones. Guess what that means? It should be fairly slow - I think people are taking time off because of the long weekend. I can do it all though... I am a superhuman employee.

I suppose I should get up and start moving.

Oh yes, I walked past Mr. Arms last night twice - I could have touched him if I wanted to... but then I might have been arrested.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I think I'm ready.

I am not sure weather or not I'm ready to face the day just yet. I was out late last night and this morning I have a date with the Chiropractor.

My coworker is out for the rest of the week so I get to man the phones when I get in.

The high points of my day will be having lunch with my friend Bryan and of course torturing myself with cycle this evening...

Yesterday I went to the website of gallery where I'm having my show and saw my face! yikes - The words "oh my god" actually came from my lips when I saw it. I guess I have to follow through now. Here is the link.

I have a pit in my stomach... I'm not sure I'm ready (yes I am...) (no I'm not)... oh, I can't decide.

I did manage to send some postcards to the executive producer of the Today Show. Maybe they'll do a piece on me. I think they should.

Okay, I guess I better go and get ready to face the day.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Foreign territory...

Last night at the gym I did something I don't normally do. I took off my top while I was cycling (no I wasn't naked). I was sweating so much I couldn't take it... I bared my arms and just wore a long sports bra. I did get some cat calls by the other women in my class. I was also accused of cheating on my instructor by working out with someone else. I have fairly well developed biceps (it's hereditary - I get them from my dad's side of of family).

I haven't been so diligent the past few days when it comes to eating... not that I've gone too out of control but you know... If only I didn't like food.

Tonight looks to be a late night. Crawl Space is looking for a new director - we have a few interviews tonight... it should be a late night - and I'm going to miss Big Brother. Oh, well - at least it's available On Demand.

A week from tomorrow I leave for Chicago. I've decided to pack my work in a suitcase and pay the extra $25.00 to check an additional bag. It will be handled less and it has a smaller chance of being lost in the shuffle.

I should try to enjoy it while it's happening... the hotel I'm staying at has a rooftop pool. I should use it... Enjoy room service (okay, maybe I won't go that far..) There's also a fitness center in the hotel so I have no excuse not to work out.

Maybe I should start packing now...

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's starting...

The mind has started working overtime regarding the show. I woke up at 4-something this morning... I figured I might as well get up.

Realistically I don't think I have to worry too much about the show... my biggest problem is installing and getting all the sitting arranged. I am also waiting to hear about getting someone to deinstall. It's been a while since I've been in a show... I guess I should get used to it. I'm going to be in a few more in the next few months...

I think maybe I should start making a list of things that need to be done and then maybe I can start crossing some things off.

Hmmm... Mr. Arms was at the gym yesterday morning. He sure is a good looking fella... a lot of girls go over and talk to him so I think he probably is either a) really friendly or b) a ladies man... I'm just going to imagine that he's really friendly.

This week we are starting interviews for directors of Crawl Space. I have some reading to do before we meet people tomorrow night. I'm sure you all know how much I love to read... but I guess I just have to do it. Maybe I'll head into work early and work on the reading...

Yesterday afternoon my entire family (minus my dad) came over for dinner... it was a bit stressful... we survived though. I did make the mistake of going to Wallgreen's and picked up some candy and nuts... the people at work are going to be in for a treat when they get all my leftovers. I know I have no self control when it comes to that sort of thing but every time I go to the candy aisle I think "this time will be different" - it's not. Oh well, I guess it's just something I have to get used to.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Here I am, look at me!

I have survived my overnighter with Jackson the dog. He's a little guy with a lot of pep. We spent some quality time on the sofa this morning watching CBS Sunday Morning. I am back home now and Tucker (Stinky) is very happy I'm here. Well, she was happy but now she's just licking herself (I think she's licking her feet)...

I managed to send images for my show to the curator so she can in turn send them to her webmaster. I have to get a move on my "stalker" video... I think I want to include that in the show... what sort of music would a friendly stalker use in their music video... I guess I should just call myself a fan.

Yesterday I was going through a notebook and I found a note I wrote on the second day Ann hugged me (think it said that I didn't want her to think I was a freak even though I was...)... Oh I remember those days fondly. I think that was when my sister told me I should smell her...

Okay, I guess I better head off to the gym. The good looking man (Mr. Arms) wasn't there yesterday... maybe today!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Is this all there is? Me not being able to sleep (not even on weekends?)... I woke up before 5 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep.

What do I have to look forward to this morning? That good looking guy at the gym! I think I need to think of a good nickname for him - how about Mr. Arms? Leg man? Crash man? (because I'd crash if I was on a real bike)... let me know your thoughts.

Tonight I have been invited to an 80's party. Since I grew up in the 80's you'd think I'd have no problem coming up with an outfit... now I just have to summon the courage to actually go. I also get to dog sit tonight...

What can I rant about this morning? Nothing too much... I am kind of excited about this new thing I found through an article in Smart Money Magazine. It's called Money Center by Yodlee:It's an online website that can track all of your accounts in one place so you can get an overall view of your financial picture. I'm still trying to figure it out but it seems pretty cool.

I tried to get you a link but It's not working for me...

Oh well... blog at you all later (oh yeah... Hi Regina!).

Friday, August 22, 2008

Houston, we have a problem.

Okay - there really aren't any problems... with the exception that I am a bit asocial sometimes. I ended up not going to the barbecue last night (sorry Tia). I have a few excuses but they aren't good. When it comes down to it I don't like hanging around people too much sometimes.

What else is happening? Let me see... Still looking for Mr. Right (okay, I'm not looking too hard)... Still working for a living... Still working on those thin thighs... over the past few weeks people in my cycling class have told me that I look like I'm losing weight. I'm actually gaining but I guess that's muscle... I am in better shape than I was a few months ago. Now if I could only get rid of the excess underarm skin or the upper belly flab... maybe I should just name it and accept it. Maybe I'll call it Mabel.

Today is casual Friday... I might actually wear jeans today - but of course I'll make sure I look professional in them. Don't want to look like a schlub.

This picture above is of my favorite beer in the entire world (Alaskan Amber)... this was taken at the picnic last weekend. I didn't have any beer though (can you believe it?)...

Okay, I guess that's it. Have a good Friday.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's Thursday.

I have a date with my chiropractor next week. My neck has been a bit kinky the past few days. The joys of aging.

I am ready for the weekend. There has got to be more than this... I suppose I do have a lot going on - my job just gets in the way. I guess I have to pay the bills somehow.

The witty words are not coming this morning - Oh yeah, the good looking guy was at the gym last night. I managed to walk past him a few times. Of course - I took the long way to get some water (there was no direct path to the water fountain from the aerobics room so I improvised). I made sure he saw me. I am a dork. By the time I got out of my core challenge he was gone. I didn't have him to stare at during cycling - oh well, you can't have it all.

I guess I should entertain the idea of getting off my backside and getting into the shower. I like to smell and look good.

Tonight I am invited to a barbecue at Tia's house... hopefully everything will work out so I can make it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nerves with a capital N.

I wish I didn't get so wound up about things. It's always the same - I worry about the small details to a big degree. I know things always work out - you'd think that I would realize this by now... I am trying to get the press release fixed for the show.

I suppose if I weren't nervous that would be bad right?

Okay - let's talk about something that I find very interesting - ME! Last night I decided to take the other cycling class that I sign up for every once in a while but never seem to take. Let me just say that it kicked my you-know-what. It was completely different than the other class I usually take. It was long, grinding routines with a lot of intensity and a lot of standing. I sweat a lot when I work out and I sometimes gauge how hard I've worked by how soaked my sports bra is. There were only two dry spots just below my shoulders in the back. Now that's what I call a workout.

It's raining this morning and I am not looking forward to working... Stinky is sitting beside me all nice and warm... let's all go back to bed!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stuff and things again...

So this morning I got a copy of the first draft of the press release for my show. I really do sound like a stalker and I'm not sure that's a good thing. I'm just a fan... I have a pit in my stomach.

Last night I had dinner with my friends from High School. I had a good time but I am totally not in that realm of "entertaining". I don't have a family or kids, I don't ever invite anyone over for dinner, I'm not too good at small talk... They were all going over what recipes to prepare for dinner and I just brought bagged salad and spray dressing.

It was nice to see everyone but it was strange.

These are some turtles that were hanging out on a log in Greenlake last month. It took me this long to get the photos off my camera.

Okay, I guess I better look at that press release again and see how to not make myself look so bad.

Monday, August 18, 2008

short post this morning...

This morning I have been trying to arrange for people to sit at my show while it's up. It's not an easy task...

I'm bummed because it's raining a little bit. I won't be able to wear my cute new dress. booooo!

Well, back to my show preparations - I think maybe I should send postcards to the Today show as well... what do you think?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

What's new pussycat?

It has been a long weekend but I don't have a lot to show for it.

I'm a bit out of sorts... I'm having my normal feelings of inadequacy and self doubt. It would be nice to be drinking a nice refreshing milkshake right now... too bad it would be about 16 points if I drank one... I'm fresh out of points today.

I did manage to pick up a few items at Target last night so at least I will be styling a bit... in a very thrifty sort of way...

So, the guy at the gym... he has the nicest legs I've seen in a very long time. His arms aren't that bad either.

Stinky is here by my side... she sure missed me (I think).

Tomorrow night I am skipping my cycling class to have dinner with some of my friends from High School. I realize that I don't know much about socializing on an adult level... I never did it much and now I don't know if I'm any good at it. I don't think I'm normal...

The man with the legs...

was at the gym this morning... I think he was staring at me. Yikes! more later.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Back to Normal?

All is quiet on the housesitting front. Tooter let me pet her last night and she tried to bite me a few times. I think they were love bites but I'm not sure.

Today I'm off to ww, the gym, and then sitting at Crawl Space. It's supposed to be about 96 degrees today... maybe I'll set up a kiddie pool in the courtyard and try to get some work done. I think I need to put a new video together for my show in Chicago. I got my prints back yesterday and they look good, but they're smaller than I was expecting... I guess since I had the borders cut off them it makes a lot of difference... I'll manage. They look good, but they're heavy. It's going to take a chunk of money to get them shipped.

I guess it takes money to make money...

I should get a move on. I have to make it from Bellevue to Seattle before sunrise (oops I think I'm too late...).

Tomorrow I have the firm picnic at the zoo. I have to decide what I want to wear so I can make a good impression. Oh the decisions I have to make.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Tooter went awol!

So... I get to my sister's house last night and settle in. Usually Tooter is hiding under the bed... (she likes to be alone like her auntie). Finally it's time to go to bed (9:00p.m. because I lead a wild life) and I let Bailey outside to relax in the grass and who should I see??? Tooter! She saw me and as I tried to go near her she ran away. She was all covered in dirt so it appears that she got out earlier in the day when the neighbors let Bailey out for her afternoon constitutional. Let's just say that Auntie Bean (that's my nickname) did not sleep well last night thinking that she had sealed the nails on the coffin of her niece-cat. I left the back door open last night so she could come in (she didn't) and don't tell my sister I did that or she'll ream me (oh, I suppose she could read the blog and find this all out....).

Anyways... this morning I caught a glimpse of Tooter in the back yard and just decided to put her food out and act all nonchalant (like when I see that cute guy working out at the gym)... I started checking my email here on the computer by the back door (please don't use this information to rob my sister's house - she'd ream me again...) and Tooter's stomach appears to be bigger than her desire for adventure. She came slinking all cat-like through the door... I guess because she is a cat that she would slink cat-like...

Okay - that's my story.

Here is a review of the show at Crawl Space right now.... Maybe we'll get a lot of visitors there tomorrow while I'm sitting in 90 degree weather... maybe I'll have a barbecue while I'm there.

Now that Tooter is home safe and I don't have to be concerned about losing a limb to my sister's hand (she's really not as bad as I'm making her out to be - I love her)... I guess I should get ready for work. It's Friday and Payday! Woot woot!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cultivate Contacts.

That is exactly what my horoscope said this morning. Hmmm. I wonder what sort of contacts I'm supposed to cultivate?

Tonight I head over to my sister's house to watch the dog and cat for the weekend. Bailey and Tooter... Tooter's name is actually Cleopatra but she is usually never called by her given name... maybe I should pick a new name... how about Ginger or Phoebe?? or Rowena.... you don't find too many Rowena's now-a-days do ya? Maybe we should start a campaign to get people to start naming their children underused names... like Rowena, Maude and Gertrude (I'm sure there are more out there....) oh yeah, Lucy and Ethel (of course I'm going through old television shows in my mind to think of these names...).

Look here's a link to a site about Ann Curry!

I started sending out my postcards yesterday and I decided to send some to the anchors and reporters for channel 5 News in Chicago. They are the NBC affiliate there... it would be the perfect opportunity for one of their young reporters to do a story that gets picked up by the Today Show. I've got it all planned out. Maybe that's what it means by cultivating contacts.... I sent postcards to Elle Pai Hong, Dick Johnson, Anna Davlantes and Marion Brooks to name a few.. I'll become famous one way or another.

Okay - I guess it's time to get a move on.... No rest for the wicked... I need to cultivate contacts!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Okay, I've fixed things....

Everyone should go to Tia Kramer's Jewelerywebsite. It's updated and I have the link right there or on the right if you're looking for it...

I had to relinquish my laptop today to try to get a virus out of it. I know, you probably thought that Mac's didn't get viruses... they usually don't. It was my Word application that got the virus.

The postcards were a hit...

More tomorrow morning.

Problems and Postcards...

I got my postcards yesterday and they are beautiful! I must say that even though I designed it online it turned out alright.

I've been trying to send my bio and statement to the curator who owns the gallery. I'm having a heck of a time doing it. I get a bit nervous talking to people about my work. I know it's good... or I wouldn't have gotten the 4culture show. But it's crazy - combing fun with work???

I'm a bit paranoid I guess. I suppose I better get ready to go. sorry it's a short post....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What's it all about?

I think I need an overhaul for my body. My shoulder is aching again this morning... I feel like I'm a broken record here. My hip area has a hitch as well... oye.

I've been wondering why some people aren't happy unless they're complaining about something. I can't go into specifics but there's a person at work who just can't be happy unless they're causing a fuss about something... unless it's being done the way they expect it to be it's just not right.

Micro-managing is not a habit you ever want to aspire to.

Life would be so much better if people just played nice.

Let me see... what do I have to look forward to today? I've got my job - my postcards are on the way... I've signed up for another cycling class tonight. Different instructor - should be interesting. Tonight we've got gymnastics team finals for the women.. I'll see if I can stay up for it.

Have I told you all that my pityriasis rosea is fading? You can still see it but it'd gone for the most part. That's a relief.

Well - I got up a bit early so I might as well surf the web for a few minutes... catch you all later.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Monday.

Okay, I'm not really happy it's Monday but I'm trying to put on a brave face. I had weird dreams involving running in races, being at some sort of morning show and being snubbed by Lindsay Lohan, trying to buy something from Anne Murray and Wayne Gretsky but finding out that all I have is counterfeit money.

I'd go into details but that's about all I have.

My neck is a bit stiff this morning... that's another thing that sucks about getting on in years. Maybe I overexerted myself yesterday during cycle class. There's a good looking fella who works out about the same time as my class is and I can't help but to stare at his legs while he's working out... I think I ended up working harder yesterday than I normally do because I thought he may be looking at me. I think he's caught me staring at him a few times... It's a good thing I'm not on a real bike or I'd crash into something.

Oh! This just in! There is soon going to be wifi use on airplanes! Now if I can just get a new laptop battery that will keep a charge.

I think I'm ready to go back to bed now.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Things are better.

I went to the Art-b-cue today and saw a bunch of my friends and my momma's home.

My friend James sent me an email pep talk. That helped. I also found out that my postcards have shipped.

I guess maybe I just had too much time on my hands (or not enough?).

Oh well, I guess that's if for now. At least I'll get some sleep tonight because stinky won't be sleeping with me.


It's not quite the same when I'm at home all by myself. I think I've said it before - I'm a loner but I don't necessarily like to be alone.

I think I'm in a funk because I'm unsure about the whole art thing... I guess I still feel like a fraud when it comes to it all.

Maybe I should try to snap out of it...

Saturday, August 09, 2008


It's raining and tired. I shouldn't be tired... I went to bed at 9pm last night.

We have an opening tonight at Crawl Space and a barbecue. Hopefully it will quit raining by then.

The words aren't floating from my fingers right now so I quess I'll stop typing.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Olympics = Tears?

Whenever I watch the Olympic games I get a bit emotional... maybe because I realize that I will never accomplish the sort of feat that would land me in the games. Does that sound weird? Maybe it does... Maybe I'm just sad. I've been feeling as if I could cry the last few days.

I think I'm just metntally exhausted in trying to get the whole show put together. I also worry that I'm not working enough on other things. I need to make things and I need to find a place to make them. I need to get a life outside my job and the gym.

Maybe if I start training for something I'll feel better...

I feel like a loser right now.

Friday - are ready?

I'm in the mood to take a nap. I let Stinky sleep with me and as I've told you before she's a bed hog and she's a little heater. I didn't get the most restful nights sleep.

It's 08/08/08... a lucky day... maybe I'll meet my soul mate today... maybe I'll find money in the street... maybe I'll manage to get through the work week without killing anyone (not that I would - because that would be bad).

Last night I watched the sytycd finale. Joshua won. I'm alright with that - but I really wanted Kaytee to win. I should have voted for a half an hour instead of just 15 minutes... oh well. We did get to see Mary Murphy and Nigel dance which was kind of fun. I want to have legs like Mary.

Crap. I don't want to move.

What else do I know... I'm trying to arrange the sit schedule for my show... it's not an easy task to do long distance. I have to arrange for the exchange of keys etc... yikes. If I could just get one person to do it that would be ideal... hmmm.

Too bad I can't just move to Chicago for the month. I'd just be easier.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The back of my postcard.

I realize you can't read this postcard back - but it's done... finally. I am feeling a bit antsy again. I just have a big fear of failure - although I know I won't fail....

My schedule is pretty busy - work (argh) First Thursday (my friend Chad is showing at 4culture) and I have to take care of Stinky... oh yeah, and I need to watch the season finale of sytycd. I voted for Kaytee.

I'm trying to decide if I should drive to work today so I can get everything done in time... my tummy hurts.

schizophrenic post today I know....

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Too many updates, too little time.

My mamma is going to Oregon today for a long weekend... I have to prove that I'm a good mother to Stinky while she's gone. I guess I can't stay out until all hours then.

I decided to just reserve a hotel room for the first weekend I'm in Chicago. I found someplace that's just over $500.00 - it used to be a Raddison Hotel but it's been remodeled. I know exactly where it is so that's good. I seem to think there's a whole foods just a few blocks away too. (yippy)

Last night I spent about four hours trying to design my postcards with an online tool at PS Print. I finally managed to get it designed but now I can't attach it to my job request. It's hard to explain - you order your postcards and then you upload the artwork. I did some stress eating last night because of it all.

If I can figure out all the postcard stuff then all I have to do is get my artist bio done and find people to sit at the gallery when I'm not there. (my friend PJ said he could do it one day). Oh, then there's shipping things to Chicago etc...

Okay, I better go. Too much to do...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Postcard dilemma...

I am trying to design a postcard for my show and I am not having much luck.

There is an online design tool and I've gotten the front of my postcard done but I can't manage to get the back with all the text figured out. I get it to a certain point but then it won't let me save it. It's going to make me cranky.

I'm still trying to find a place to stay while in Chicago. I'm thinking I might have to make a hotel reservation - I can always cancel it later.

Do I want to spend 700 dollars for a place to stay??? I don't know.

Oh the decisions....

Today it's supposed to be in the 80's. I guess I could wear some cute warm weather clothes and try to attract the male species at lunch... or I could work on my postcard.

arghhhhh... it just makes me cranky.

I have to get this logo on my postcard and it won't let me save it.

I wish I had magic photoshop powers....

Monday, August 04, 2008

I have a friend...

I got a comment from someone named Tricia re: her case of pityriasis rosea... it seems that her case is a lot more itchy than mine is... I think mine may be fading... It's still unsightly but it's not as scaly and red as it was.

Did I tell you that I went to a boot camp demo yesterday afternoon? Let me just say that my legs aren't feeling so refreshed this morning.

ooh ooh ooh! The Olympics start on Friday! I love the Olympics! not as much as I used to but I do enjoy watching gymnastics and swimming... I used to dream of becoming an Olympic athlete but that dream died along time ago when I realized that I wasn't that coordinated and I wasn't that talented.

Oh well, I guess I will just have to settle with being an artist.

On the subject of me not having a place to stay in Chicago, I did get a message from my ex-ww leader and she said I could stay with her in Oak Park (they have a Whole Foods in Oak Park... and the Frank Lloyd Wright house and studio). It's nice to know I won't be an orphan... I am still a bit worried about getting things installed and scheduling someone to sit on the weekends I'm not there.

I guess I should quit worrying... things will work out. Right?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

It sucks getting old...

I have an assortment of pains this morning... first off I have a crick in my neck/shoulder area, yesterday I smacked my kneecap into the desk at the gallery and then we did courtesy squats at the gym yesterday and my calves hurt.

what else could go wrong?

I managed to survive the birthday party - and I was so tired I didn't end up going to the pirate party (yes I know, how am I ever going to meet people if I don't get out there)... I also took my prints to get them mounted yesterday. It was much more cost effective than flat out framing so I am pleased. I might be able to take some of the money I'm saving and spring for a place to stay while I'm in Chicago.

I have put out feelers trying to find a place to stay... I have an offer to sleep in a bathtub. Something will come through.

Today I am going to possibly go to church (okay, pick yourself up off the floor)... we have a new minister starting today and I should go.
This afternoon I am going to go to a boot camp to help out my cycle instructor - she's doing a demo tomorrow and she needs to practice. I am then going to go to the sale of my my first ceramics instructor (Sam Scott). I may have to buy something now that I can afford to.

Maybe I should think about getting up soon and starting to move my achy body.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

My dilemma...

I need to find a place to stay while I"m in Chicago.

Karolina and Dan are looking for an apartment and they don't have one yet, hence I can't crash with them... I have sent out an email request to my friends to see if anyone knows of a place.

Things will work out - but you know how I don't like loose ends.

It's just one more thing to stress about.

Friday, August 01, 2008

It's not going to be pretty.

I am not looking forward to work... well, let's revise that. I'm not looking forward to the commute. There's a big mess down south so there will be people coming in late... It's raining and grey and I would rather curl up with my dog on the sofa and computer (much to my mother's dismay).

Tomorrow I am going to be very busy, sitting at Crawl Space (don't you see a pattern here), Katie's birthday party, a pirate party... not to mention the usual ww meeting and cycling class.

I think I'm ready for a vacation. I know, you're saying you don't have enough vacation time accrued do you? No, I don't. I would just like to go somewhere warm and sunny.

I better be off... I've got things to do.