Things that I did today:
Slept until 12:30pm. I was exhausted and feeling disoriented when I woke up at 6:55am so I took that as a sign to use one of my 34.37 sick days (oops, heh, I thought I had 45). When I woke up at 12:30pm I was still beat and felt sick to my stomach. I think that my body just decided I needed a day off from going to work. I felt like a slacker, I felt guilty, but … sometimes your body dictates what you will do with it rather than that gushy grey matter stuff.
Finished my certification book reading. All 1310 pages of it, including the reference and appendix sections. (They test on those, I assure you.) I really thought I’d be more excited about this, but… no. Still left to do: Color code, index, and tabulate(?) the books, schedule the exam, take the exam.
Weighed myself. For some reason, despite my belly feeling “business as usual” and my food consumption being actually bigger than usual at lunch time particularly, I’ve suddenly lost 4.4 pounds. I’m not obsessed with my weight, I just happen to remember numbers without meaning to, and I do try to keep an eye on my weight to make sure I’m staying healthy. M&M (my Tennessee parents) gave me that scale for Christmas because I was malnourished at that time and was visiting the doctor to check my health progress. I keep using it to just keep an eye on myself. It’s much harder to eat semi-correctly alone.
Took a video of Ripley reacting to me whistling Renegade by Styx. Fortunately for you this video will be kept in my private collection.
Researched storage facilities for my house stuff. There is a facility right down the road from my house. Bonus. Now I just need to actually call them and reserve a storage space. I’m guessing a 10×10 will do the trick, or a 10×5 if they offer that. Really, it just needs to be at least 6′ long because that’s how long the couch is.
Found out that the garage gadgets have been sold to the new house owner. Got $625 total for a snow blower, 28′ ladder, garden tools, wheel barrow, weed whacker, push mower, seed spreader, metal hose reel and hoses, and riding lawn mower. It’s a STEAL for the new owner, but what the hell were The Ex or I going to do with that stuff? Easy sale, and it doesn’t even need to be moved — stays with the house. Everybody wins. And I get an extra $312.50 at closing.
Thought about Britt. I’ve been thinking about her everyday lately, my form of “prayer”, but today I’m just … really in need of mentioning. Her in-laws lost everything in the Parkersburg, Iowa
F-4 F-5 tornado on Sunday. Britt and her husband Jared drove with their two kids from FL to their hometown in IA to help everyone out. Adam had written a post discussing ways we can help out, but he had written a tweet that implied the money sent to the Red Cross wasn’t making its way to IA. I don’t support misappropriation or misdirection of funds, so I personally am holding out for the address where we can send tangible items that I know will go where they are supposed to. Call my cynical. It’s ok, go ahead, do it.
Made coffee. And then drank it. Sweet nectar of Mother Nature.
That’s about it so far. Hope you’re having an equally or more so productive day!