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Weekend Recap

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I’m writing this report in real time, AS the weekend is happening! So spoiler alert – nothing terribly exciting went down.

I actually had a three day weekend, my new job observes Cesar Chavez Day so Friday was a holiday. Huzzah! I celebrated by heading to the Costa Mesa Ikea so that I could avoid the weekend crowds which make any Ikea trip a complete nightmare. I went to check out chairs since I don’t have any for my dining table or desk. The dining table wasn’t as emergent as the desk situation, I rarely eat there. However with my precious new iMac I needed a place to sit other than the twin bed in the office/guest room! I’d looked at some online and wanted to try them out in person. If you plan to sit somewhere for a lengthy amount of time, you want to make sure your ass isn’t going to go numb. I was disappointed, if not surprised, to find all the cute chairs I’d liked online were varying levels of discomfort ranging from park bench to OMG MY BACK. I like to save a buck, but not if I’m going to be paying for acupuncture later on for cheap chair inflicted back spasms. <sigh> Since the chair situation is a bit dire at the moment, I did buy two folding chairs for now that I’ll throw on one of the balconies (I have two!) later on once I buy something more permanent. They’re fine for sitting up to about 2 hours, and I guess it’s better for me to get up every once in awhile and leave the computer. That’s why Steve Jobs invented iPads right? Besides my chairs, I did get a few other organizational items for the kitchen because I’m super OCD about organizing drawers as well as some sheets for the aforementioned twin bed.

Upon returning home from my OC adventure, I went to write a check for my April rent and discovered my checks weren’t where I thought they were. The annoying thing about moving is that you pack all your junk in boxes thinking you won’t immediately need most of it. Until your rent is due in four days and your leasing company does not accept EFT. So I was FORCED to tackle the remaining room full of boxes searching for the missing checks. I went through every box and what wasn’t unpacked (like Christmas decorations) was stored fairly neatly but no checks were to be found! Well, I did find checks, but they were from an account I had about 7 years ago and I’ve had at least two accounts (at a different bank) since that time. UGH. I went back to the kitchen, to drown my sorrows in a $6.99 bottle of wine from Trader Joes, and upon shifting a few piles around on the counter discovered the long-lost checks. They’d been there all along! I guess the bright side was I finally cleaned up the office where I expect I’ll be spending a LOT of time with my new roomie/computer. Also the wine (which was now celebratory) helped.

The reminder of my Cesar Chavez Day was spent online, creating this new space and wasting away time on FB/Twitter/etc.


On Saturday I managed to stay home all day! Granted, I left the house twice to walk my dog which is mandatory every day, but the rest of it was spent working on some to-do’s, playing Diablo III (that’s where most of my day went), frantically trying to finish my library book that I need to return tomorrow (FAIL), and finally dropping off that rent check that had caused me so much anxiety the day before. It was a perfect, do-nothing, kind of day. One that I really needed after the hectic pace of the previous few weeks. You see, my parents visited the first week of my new job to help my dog transition. They’re retired and live just 8 hours away so are available to do nice things like that. The weekend before I started work we spent shopping and doing errands, then I spent a week stressing out over a new job, then another weekend of being tourists. As you now know, I’m an introvert so nine days of constant companionship, even people I LOVE, runs me a bit ragged. So my original plan coming into this weekend was to be a complete hermit and just do relaxing things that I enjoy without feeling guilty about it. Mission (thus far) accomplished! Tomorrow I do plan to interact with other humans, I’m going to a spin class and need to buy some food and return my library book. Nothing CRAZY, but I’ll be back out there in the world, at least in the morning!

Now off to play some video games before bedtime, I need my rest for tomorrow’s action packed morning! 🙂


On Sunday I managed to be productive all day! We (I count the dog as a member of the household) got up early for our AM constitutional. I will admit that upon waking I was pretty sure I was going to skip the 9 AM spin class I’d signed up for. However, one of the wonderful things about going on a walk right away is that it somehow gets me going much faster than the usual 4 cups of coffee I relied on in the past when I had a backyard and did not to take my dog on potty excursions. So by the time we returned, I was ready to head to the gym for the final time. Well, just this gym, not all gyms. You see my new job allows me access to a pretty nice gym at a very low rate so I cancelled my fancy gym membership. I’m a bit sad to leave after two years, but it’s hard to justify the added expense! A few more errands rounded out my foray into the world today, namely picking up ingredients to cook jambalaya along with Chrissy Teigen via twitter:)

After wrapping up the #drunkdinnerparty I ended my night here on the computer. Tweeting, blogging, watching youtube videos, the works! All in all, the weekend was just what I needed, I got a lot done and was able to relax enough so that I can face a week of human interaction!



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