Wax and wane

Overall, I'd say that the past week and a half has been supremely shitty.
No need for details, but two main reasons are that Rick's grandfather passed away (R.I.P. Grandpa Bob), and I've been insanely stressed about my car and visiting home/family next week. I can't say that I won't be happy to see this week end.

On the other hand, lots of excellent things have been happening/are on the horizon that I will focus on now, such as:

- figuring out that I can and will buy a car next month (an oxymoronic new used one, natch, but still a car!)
- talking to my sister on the phone lately, and having conversations that are actually pleasant
- feeling very comfortable and happy at work, so much so that I nearly wanted to cry tears of sweet joy my first week there
- seeing the Plague Doctors/Sordid Sentinals play an epic set in front of a Seattle audience
- finishing Watchmen FINALLY, and laughing in the face of the terrible film
- making plans with Jewels, Eric, Serena and other California-dwelling friends for next weekend (Amoeba, Native Foods, and C+O's are all definitely in the cards)
- Rick's birthday planning...heh heh heh
- buying a curling iron for the first time since junior high
- Bonnie/Bridget are coming to the Plague Doctors/Sordid Sentinals show tomorrow eve, we hanging/feasting shall commence beforehand

So, I am now mentally dumping all of the negative crap that has been going on, and am proceeding to fill my head with butterflies, rainbows, owls and moonbeams. Here's to hoping next week is better.


Jumping on this Tuesday Thoughts train on Wednesday...

because I can.

1. I hate being sick. Not just because being sick is annoying and impedes upon life as normal, but really just because I rarely get sick. I'm sure it also makes me a delight to my co-workers sitting in close quarters, hearing me hack all day.

2. I've inadvertently turned against the title of this blog, and have rarely been drinking coffee lately. Blame the illness, but tea's all I want right now.

3. I really really need to finish reading Watchmen, and this is an example of my taking an embarrassingly long time to finish something. But I have to now, because Rick got tickets for the movie in IMAX!

4. Fleetwood Mac at the Tacoma Dome, you say? Hell yes!

5. I'm going to be a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding later this month. That is as weird as it sounds, and I have no idea what that really entails, but I get to wear a pretty green dress for it, and it's in San Diego. She's happy, so I'm happy.

6. As it turns out, I can write something out of nothing better than I thought.

7. Coraline was so awesome. I'm glad I didn't read anything about it beforehand. It made me smile and giggle a lot throughout.

8. I want to bake up some cupcakes with my brand spanking new, waited long enough for, but finally did get (thanks to Rick!) Vegan Cupcakes Will Take Over the World book, but usually just end up napping instead.

9. I'm convinced copious amounts of sleep will end this cold.

10. I'm on the fence about the new M. Ward album right now, but that's because I've only listened to it once through. And everyone who knows me well knows that I judge harshly by first impressions, (and quickly admit defeat when I realize someone/something is awesome). I hope it's better than I think it is.