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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NYE 2014

So I'm sitting at work on New Year's Eve bored out of my mind.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Stop Being A Meanie Butt

Work. Today has been such a slow day. I know it's due to the holidays but damn. I could be at home sleeping or... no, sleeping's good. Yeah. Just sleeping. That'd be nice.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Return Home Road Trip

I had set my alarm for about 9:45am so I could get up and shower and have breakfast before heading home... and straight to work.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I Wish...

In the morning, I kept going in an out consciousness, experiencing a combination of seeing/hearing whatever I was dreaming and hearing my mom talk to her husband.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two More Days...

I'm at work.

Manager sent the other two ladies home early since it's slow.

She left shortly after.

So now it's just me and JA holding down the fort in CS.

Today was slow. Wanna go home. Have a few errands to run.

Tomorrow I come in at 4pm. Need to remember that. More sleep. Yay for me.

Monday, December 22, 2014

A New Spice for Life?

What is it with me lately where I'm craving spicy food? Does it have something to do with working out at the gym?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Few More Things & I'm Done

Didn't get to bed last night until REALLY late... since I went to see The Hobbit last night and then felt snacky so I met Jon S for tacos. We sat outside the place on one of the concrete benches until well into 5am.

I meant to set my alarm.

I meant to get up earlier.

I meant to do things.

But I didn't... not really.

Friday, December 19, 2014

My Mind Over Holiday Matter

I try to be positive about most things in life - the whole putting out what you want in return type of thing. Like karma. I catch myself saying mean things and then immediately apologize to the universe for saying the mean thing I said (like when a guy cuts me off in traffic or is rude to me over the phone - I don't know these people, I'm not inside their heads and do not know of what strange force led them to the decision that in turn put me in a sour mood).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Want To Write, Need To Sleep

With the holidays fast approaching and my new schedule this month, I have had little time to actually write. I barely have time enough to blog.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Delivery Delays & Changes In the Office

Earlier at work, I caught a case of the 'fuckits'. After everyone left, and it was me, my fellow closer, and our manager, things got dumb.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Week Needs An Eighth Day Just For Naps

In looking over the posts for December so far, they leave me wanting. I don't feel they're substantial or profound. Granted how profound can I actually be. Plus I've been tired a lot lately... which if you know me and my sleeping habits, you can guess why I'm so tired all the time.

Maybe I'll pick a topic each day and just write about it? I have no idea, but I really need to figure out something, a whole rhyme/reason to my posts. (Any suggestions?)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thinking Thin & Other Tall Tales

I didn't want to get up today... but I had to... had to go to the post office for stamps... and then the rain made me lazy in the car so I just cruised to work while listening to The Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Baby Steps To 'Better'

Lately I've been thinking about my life and how I can make it better.

This is something that I've always thought of but in random moments for only a few minutes or so at a time. Little hiccups of daydreams of my future and what it'd be like and how I'd like it to be.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Short Fuse For Stupid


Today was a practice in not crawling through the phone and choking the shit out of everyone at the other end.

What the frak was up with people today? Was it the rain? Normally the joke is something like "Is there a full moon out tonight?" when crazy shit happens, but damn... the amount of sarcastic, unappreciative, petty, lying, moronic douchebags was just...

Sometimes... I hate people.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What Color Is The Sky In Your World?

Started playing around with the layout of my blog. I tried the columns on either side, two on one side, nope... not having it.

As my friend Jess said, "content to the left, index to the right". In other words, like I had it originally.

Day started off nice. Heard "Carole of the Bells" on my way to work. Blasted that noise to kingdom come. (LOVE THAT SONG! No matter what time of year.)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tired of Being... Just Tired

Whenever I'm overwhelmed rather it be from anger or sadness or stress or whatever, it always comes out in tears.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lazy Days, Insomnia & Me-time

Today was a lazy day.

Went to bed about 6am - earplugs and sleep mask on.

Eventually passed out and woke up around 11am the first time but then 1-2pm the next time.

Oh, to sleep... feels so good.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sleepy Saturday...

Went to bed last night with earbuds in, phone on do not disturb, and just slept until I wanted to wake up.

It was nice.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Good Days, Late Nights & Back Pains

This is weird. My Friday... is my Friday. Before Saturday was my Friday. But now? Friday is my Friday!!!

Booyah!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Breathe, Relax & Don't Kill Anyone

Today was a good day... for the most part.

I woke up, showered, grabbed some lunch and headed off to the office.

Work was, well... work.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Angry Rae Is Angry

Every time I get mad, I try not to be mad. I will try and weigh the pros and cons - is this really something I should waste my time on being mad at, etc.

Some days it's easy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Work Is A Four-Letter Word

Today was my second day of working the new shift which partly consisted of labeling postcards for customers and restaurant partners.

Fun. *she said sarcastically*

Monday, December 1, 2014

Peace, Quiet & Potato Chips

Today is my first day doing the closing Monday through Friday thing. It felt weird being here in the evening. Quite a few people saw me and were asking me what I was doing here. I had to remind people that since PC left, I was given his schedule. (Not asked. Told.)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Letters to November ||| 30

Dear November,

Today is our last day together.

Today is also my last day of my old shift. Tomorrow is when the new shift starts.

Today was a good day. Slept. Was lazy in my jammies listening to the rain. Eventually got ready and headed out to Jess's house where she had made me a lovely birthday dinner.

All in all, good day,

Now let's see what tomorrow brings.

Goodbye November. I will miss you.

Until we meet again.

Have Goodness!
Rae


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Letters to November ||| 29

Dear November,

I'm currently sitting in the office all by myself. All orders are done, janitors have come and gone, and I am enjoying the peace and quiet as I quickly write this little letter to you.

This is my second to last letter to you, November, and I'm kind of sad about it. After tomorrow, I won't see you for another year. But you'll be back. You always are.

Nothing much to tell you today. I left my mom's house this morning, gassed up Nameless and headed home. Drove through some rain (and some crazy drivers) but made it to work on time.

Set out some cookies and biscotti that my mom sent me home with (an obscene amount) and noshed a little bit on the lunch she packed for me. I didn't eat it all. I'll save it for later.

Just enjoying the peace and quiet before I head home to crazy town.

I like this.

This is nice.

I still need to work on my writing though.

Sorry this is so short. But I'll write you again tomorrow. *waves*

Have Goodness!
Rae

Friday, November 28, 2014

Letters to November ||| 28

Dear November,

I hate Black Friday. Having worked retail before (and technically still do), it is hellish to deal with, but seeing the stuff on the news where people are fighting each other while others are getting trampled on. And sometimes it feels like no one is really shopping for others but really just themselves.

My brother and his sister went to pick up a Christmas tree, and said they saw everyone at the store with a TV in their cart. Now really... who do you think that TV was for?

I get there are great deals and all that during that time, but I don't care for the stores opening on Thanksgiving when people should be with their loved ones, but just the treatment of people with each other. It saddens me.

Today my mother wanted to go shopping and asked me to take her to one store. I did, but even though the news was reporting that the day's shopping chaos had cooled somewhat, there were still TONS of people around, and everywhere I walked, I saw displays destroyed, stuff on the floor -- utter chaos.

And speaking as a retail veteran, I know that people have been hired by whichever company to take care of displays and stock and all that, but that does not give everyone in the world the right to act like animals and thrash the place. It just angers me.

Mom picked up some things, paid for them, and then we headed home making a pit stop for some French fries since my mom was craving some.

Later I went to my brother's place. His mother-in-law was there. We all hung out chatting. Later me and my bro went to check out this beer place that I had never been. It was nice but it wasn't all that impressive. Had a nice Stout Float. Yum! But then it was off to our usual place in Tower for some stogies and tea and chit-chat.

Then home... and some writing.

Another good day, all things considered. :)

Have Goodness!
Rae


*actually posted on 11/29/14 but written for 11/28/14

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Letters to November ||| 27

Dear November,

I'm in Fresno.

Traffic was crap leaving town to get here. I had been on the road for a while but then got sort of pushed off the freeway since it was bumper to bumper and I was stuck in a lane that was one of two lanes that were "exit only". Eventually when I got back on the freeway, it was still bumper to bumper... but I waited it out and got to my alternate route area and was fine... but then I REALLY had to pee so I had to stop at ol' Casa De Fruita, use the facilities and then hightailed it outta there.

I got into town around 10pm, but my niece was still up so I got tons of hugs and kisses. (I love that little girl to pieces.)

Eventually my bro and his family had to go to bed, so I headed off to my mom's. Just as I thought she wanted me to "fix" her phone - which meant adding the emoji keyboard since she wanted the same little happy faces I had. Now she sends a ton of them with each text. Watching her text my brother today was adorable since it took her forever to type out the message and then she added a bunch of emoji and when she hit send, she rocked back and forth giggling like a little kid.

My brother made turkey day breakfast for his in-laws and then later he and his little family came over to my mom's to have dinner... and ice cream birthday cake (for me and my mom's husband since our birthdays just passed).

My brother and his wife then did a little shopping while Mom and I tended to their little weirdo. After they were done, they came back, and my brother and I had bro-sis time with a nice cigar at one of his hangouts that was open until 10pm. Woot!

Then it was back home and all was well.

I tried working on my novel when I got back to my mom's, but I find I cannot write there since the TV is distracting (not so much as I want to watch it as to the stuff her and her husband watch is distracting... as are they). But I tried my best. My mom kept trying to read my stuff, and I kept telling her, "It's not done yet!"

All in all, good turkey day. xo

Have Goodness!
Rae


*actually posted on 11/29/14 but written for 11/27/14

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Letters to November ||| 26

Dear November,

Today is my last day before a pseudo-vacation of sorts.

One of my co-workers offered to take my Thanksgiving Day shift so that leaves me with Thursday and Friday completely off, but I still have to come in to work on Saturday night.

So today I'm leaving straight from work to head out and surprise everyone showing up a day early. I'm hoping there isn't a lot of traffic.

I'm excited to see my niece. Even though it's only been two months, it feels like I haven't seen her in ages. And every time I see her, she runs to me and gives me big hugs. It warms my heart when she does that. I'm sure there will come a time where she won't do that anymore... though I hope it never comes. My mother thinks that I'll be the cool Auntie that she wants to escape to when she wants to get away from her parents... but her parents are pretty cool, so I don't think that'll happen.

I think my niece and I will be cool since I'm an eternal child and can adapt to any age. *wink*

I'm also preparing myself for my mother's onslaught of iPhone questions - since her and her husband both got iPhones recently, the very same one I have. But she's at least texting now... which trust me, is a feat in itself.

Okay, almost done with lunch. Gotta go. Talk to you later.

Have Goodness!
Rae


*actually posted on 11/29/14 but written for 11/26/14

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Letters to November ||| 25

Dear November,

Today was rather uneventful. Went to work. Met some new people (aka new hires). Talked on the phone. Texted with my mom. Ate some salad. Wrote some. Drank a lot of water. Dreamed of a better life. Left work. Visited Jess. Chatted a bit. Came home. Started laundry. And now here we are. Me sitting on my bed eating left over butternut squash lasagna while I try not to be irritated with the present.

I'm hoping next month won't be as bad as I dread... but then again, that's what cocktails are for, right?

In other news, writing is going slowly. If I could minus out the backpain and maybe sit in a comfy chair at a desk undisturbed for a while, that'd be grand.

Laundry drying. Sitting herE trying to find some energy to write, but it's killing me just to write this little blurb of "oh this is how my day went" -- back pains and aches aren't helping either.

I think I'll sign this off now. I'll try to write more later.

The next few "letters" might be post marked for late since I'll be out of town for the holidays, but I'll try to find a way to post my letters to you,

In the meantime, I'll talk to you later.

Have Goodness!
Rae

Monday, November 24, 2014

Letters to November ||| 24

Dear November,

Went to bed with a ponytail and woke up with a side pony and my sleep mask off my face and knotted up in the side pony.

Yeah, so that was pretty.

Last night I shut off my phone, put in my ear plugs, sleep mask on, and just zoned out until I woke up on my own. No alarms, no disturbances. It was nice.

I went to bed around 4-5am and didn't wake up until about 12 hours later. I guess I needed the sleep.

Right now I'm working on my novel. Listening to my Songza app under the "Being Creative" activities selection playlist called "Blank Page". So far so good.

This week I need to do at least one load of laundry before I head out to Fresno for the holiday. I also need to plot out what the frak I'm bringing, etc. Ugh ugh ugh. I usually get it done, but right now I have writing preoccupations, and it's leaving me with that "I don't have time for this" feeling. But I'll get it done. I always do.

But I guess I should get back to writing since I feel somewhere in the zone.

Have Goodness!
Rae

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Letters to November ||| 23

Dear November,

Today was a lovely day.

I woke up after a strange dream where Carrie Fletcher, and I were getting ready for something, and to make me feel better, she said, "Come here," and took a pair of scissors to the back of my hair and cut big chunk of my hair off. And I was completely devastated screaming WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?! And after I'd calmed down, I kept saying "I am really sad."

Now I know this would never happen because: 1) We don't know each other in real life, and 2) Even if we did know each other, she would never do that to me because she is a fellow curly girl, and she also seems to be the kind of person that doesn't like making people sad.

Speaking of hair, I've been getting a lot of compliments lately about my curls. Since I dye my hair (Garnier Nutrisse R3 Light Intense Auburn), whenever I get a compliment like "I love your hair", I always feel compelled to say "If it's the color, that comes from a box. If it's the curl, thanks." I've had people come up to me before saying I have pretty hair, and after I say "thank you," they then tell me the color is amazing. That's when I feel weird since I don't like taking credit for something I didn't do or was responsible for (and the opposite is true that I will not take blame for something I didn't do, but I feel that goes without saying).

But back to my day.

I went to the meadery again today. They were open but there was a game going on at the new Levi Stadium down the street so traffic was weird. Small group. Just sat around and chatted with Maria and Jon and drank yummy goodness until they closed. Fellow regular Victor C came in as did three other guys who I don't remember seeing them in my other visits.

Last night was CS Bowling where I had one cocktail and a shot called a Blueberry Hooter. (I showed late due to being the one that closes on Saturdays.) Mixed with pizza, bowling and taking my adorably drunk co-worker home, it was a fun evening.

I just thought it was funny that I was going to drink today, too. *shrug*

After the meadery, I headed to the store for meat type stuff. The meat I got wasn't all that great. It was "supposed" to be teriyaki... but it wasn't. I'm pretty sure if I had my own kitchen, I would have been able to sauce it up a bit or something, but I ate most of it as is so yay me? I had some mushrooms in a balsamic glaze of sorts but didn't want brown rice so I put a layer of white mashed potatoes and then the mushrooms sans the juice (since the shrooms themselves were juicy enough). That was tasty. I have a small box of brussel sprouts with pancetta and pecans (if I remember that correctly). I'm saving those for later. There's also jalapeno hummus (also for later), but right now I'm staring at the niblets of cheese I bought. YUM!

There's also Cold-Pressed Organic Spicy Lemonade... which is pretty tasty.

I should write now. I'm trying not to stress since I only have about a week left of NaNoWriMo, and I don't think I'm going to make it. But I'm going to try. And I will. Yeah, that's what I mean. I'm going to do this!

Now where's my cheese!!!???

Have Goodness!
Rae

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Letters to November ||| 22

Dear November,

Taking this brief moment to write this before it gets busy again. *headdesk*

Can you please make my head stop hurting?

I originally thought it was a sinus headache, but it might just be a good old fashioned migraine. The pressure is at the top of my face near my hairline above my left eye and the left side of my nose. There is a pinching feeling on the bridge of my nose that is SO not happy making but now the spike seems to have melted and is now spreading across my from the original piercing to my nose.

I am REALLY hating this.

I'm all by myself tonight (I'm a bit grumbly about it but won't start on THAT rant). Of course it gets busy when I'm flying solo, but this headache is not helping matters. And the people? Sheesh! There was a lady on chat that was being so dramatic and some of the messages she was sending me I don't even think were for me. I mean, she was upset that her order wasn't there, but then when I looked at her account, the order wasn't there. Now there is a tiny chance that the interwebs ate it up, but she couldn't talk to me in coherent sentences but in random comments in ALL CAPS! Then I called her, and she was sane. It's like "Do you not internet well?" I don't think she does.

AND FOR THE LOVE OF GAWD, STOP USING CAPS LOCK!!!

Ugh. I just want to sleep.

Double ugh. The phone is ringing. I should probably go.

Wishing you a lovely day, November!

Have Goodness!
Rae

Friday, November 21, 2014

Letters to November ||| 21

Dear November,

I am currently in my room listening to Ed Sheeran and writing you after a day of work, napping, food, and an errand or two.

Been feeling okay. Changes at work, but nothing out of the ordinary really. Trying to keep up, and I think I'm doing okay. Finally got my assigned tickets down to 10 or 11. Then again, she might have assigned me stuff after I left which would be crap but oh well. Who's gonna stop her? If I can just get caught up, I'll feel better about work... at least a little bit, anyway.

Eight more days of NaNoWriMo, and I REALLY want to finish. I can do this. I know I can. I just have to write faster?

Looking forward to seeing my family next week - especially my niece. Bella hugs are great, and I am in serious need of one... or several.

I'm having difficulty focusing on my writing. Maybe it's the lack of energy from work, etc. I dunno. Maybe I need more energy. Maybe if I could just sleep all day (and get paid for it?) and then just write all of the next day? Maybe that would work.

Maybe.

Okay, I think that is all for now seeing as I'm finding it hard to focus even on this and perhaps I should be spending this time refocusing my focus on my novel.

Did that even make sense?

Have Goodness!
Rae

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Letters to November ||| 20

Dear November,

Today is my birthday.

What things happened today?

Work.

I dressed in a white v-neck t-shirt, jeans and sneakers but decided to apply a little make up that consisted of mascara and a nude lip balm. The "makeup" got a lot of notice and some compliments. One of my favorites - something like "You're lips look so pretty. What did you do?" Lipstick?

Apparently just wearing lipstick means I'm "all dressed up".


And I guess I don't look my age (which I would have thought I didn't act it, but whatever). I'm not one that actually cares about age. My body is old, the spirit is young. That's my thing.

It rained today which made me happy since I love the rain. It wasn't too bad though it did make traffic a little annoying on the way to get Kathy after work.

Kathy and I met Geoff at the college theatre to watch our friend Fredric in the play "First Person Shooter". It was good. And I really liked the theatre. Very cozy.

After the play, we all headed to the pub for grub and food. Steve met us there since he didn't come along for the play. And I have a separate birthday date with Jess since she ended up not going tonight either.

All in all, it was a nice cozy evening.

After the pub, we all went our separate ways. Immediately when I got home, I logged on to write you, November. And now I will cut this post short as I need to get some writing in before I eventually pass out. Right now I have a heat pack on my Charlie Horse from a couple days ago. (It's mostly gone. I'm just trying to help the knot untie itself.)

Talk to you later. :)

Have Goodness!
Rae

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Letters to November ||| 19

Dear November,

Today was a stupid work day but the brief I took to the lunch truck brightened my mood.

The weather today was perfect - sunny and cool with enough breeze to blow my hair and make me feel like I was at the beach.

Overall it was a good day.

Tomorrow is my birthday. I kind of want people to make a big deal over me tomorrow, but that's just a small part of me (probably remnant of my childhood and on/off again deep dark desire to be popular). The rest of me just wants to have a good day - just a happy, good day.

Right now just thinking about tomorrow makes me sad - the point of tearing up a little - and I have no idea why. It's not how old I'll be or the lack of a big blowout of a party.

I dunno. I'm just babbling again.

Tonight was spent with friends and on occasion I feel a little left out of the circle. It's not always. Just once in a while. I don't like those moments, but it most likely has to do more with low self-image and minor jealousy hiccups I have yet to truly get over. I don't think I'll ever be free of those.

Gee, what a great thing to be thinking about on the eve of my birthday.

I'm just babbling at this point. I should really get some writing done before bed.

Later November! :)

Have Goodness!
Rae

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Letters to November ||| 18

Dear November,

Today was one of the evil days of powerloss. Ugh. How I hate it. Why during my later years dealing with it that the achey chest and nausea kick in? It's bad enough it takes every little ache and pain I have and magnifies it by a bajillion-trillion.

I miss the days when Midol would actually do something and take the pain away. Now I have days where the pain is just so crappy... ugh. I can't take it.

In other news, I think I'm finally making a dent in my production tasks at work. Today went a little wonky so I'm going to wait and talk to Wes H tomorrow to see wassup!

Headed to Jess's after work for a quick visit and then headed home but realized I was out of milk and honey for my tea at work... so I made a detour stop at the grocery store... and ended up getting some coffee I wanted to try, kombucha for tomorrow morning, and some figs.

I like figs.

This morning I forgot my hoodie which was fine since my car (and car seat) are heated, and the walk from my car to the door at work isn't far (though it wasn't too cold this morning). This evening however? Yeah, A bit brisk.

My birthday is in two days. So far - haven't talked about it much - the plan for the day of is for me, Kathy, Geoff (and maybe Jess and Steve) to go see Fredric in his show (First Person Shooter) and quite possibly dinner and cocktails after.

I feel weird asking if anyone wants to do anything with me for my birthday on a different date since I'm not a good planner of things, and I already have plans the day of.

Next week is Turkey Day. I get to see my niece so that makes me happy.

All in all, aside from the stupid at work, today was... a day.

Have Goodness!
Rae


Monday, November 17, 2014

Letters to November ||| 17

Dear November,

I'm currently at the library sharing a table with a tutor and one of her student. They're talking math. I remember math. I liked math in high school.

And who/what the hell just quacked?

Right now I'm trying to tap into the library's wifi but so far it's not liking me.

I've been working on my novel through Google docs, and I only recently figured out how to work offline. But still I can't figure out what the hell is going on...

HUZZAH!!! I GOT IN!!!

Well, okay. I have been writing this letter to you, but for some reason my Google docs were not responding and that makes me rather unhappy seeing as the whole reason I came to the library was to sit at a grown up table and not have my lower back and my shoulders scream at me to knock it off.

So now I have my Songza app working its music magic, Google docs likes me, my phone is on silent and in my pocket, and everything is hunky dory. Sad that the library closer to my house was actually closed. I was hoping to check it out and possibly get an account there, but the library that I'm at is kinda my favorite. They need a high school wing though. I'm sure that are some kids - like the chic with the tutor at the table I'm at - that are here to learn, but there are others that just hang out here like it's a coffee shop or something. They make so much noise and make such a mess... there's a security guard that runs around patrolling the place. I've seen them actually have kids leave. Once I pulled up and saw a group of girls walking around outside the building. A group of boys were about to walk into the building and they saw the girls and asked why they weren't inside already. They said they weren't allowed in. The boys ended up not going in because apparently all they wanted to do was hang out with the girls, but they all seemed genuinely irritated that they just couldn't hang out inside. I'm fine if they want to hang out. Now if they can do that quietly without running around - yes, running around - then yeah, come on in.

But it's a LIBRARY!!! A quiet place. They even have signs up that are color-coated and that say what type of zone it is - like minimal noise, etc. Just be courteous to others around you. This is not your house. This is a public place. Treat others the way you would like to be treated... and I doubt that's like an inconsiderate douchebag.

Okay. The guard came by the area that I'm sitting in and did another round... and the last time she came by was maybe 5 minutes ago? I think I'll get to writing now.

Talk to you later November.

Have Goodness!
Rae

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Letters to November ||| 16

Dear November,

Today was spent with friends.

First it was off to the meadery to see Maria F (who I haven't seen in FOREVER since work has me closing every Saturday night now). They are trying out opening on Sundays (which is one of my days off) so yayhoo!!! I FINALLY got to go to the meadery and see Maria!

My friends - Jess, Ron (aka ObiRon), and Jon (aka Jaquas)... as well as John G - met me there. There were also some other patrons that came in and out during the few hours they were open, but overall it was a nice quiet gathering of people/friends... and, of course, to get to see Maria.

At closing, me and my three fellow amigos went in search of food... and ended up at Denny's where we played Monty Python Flux and noshed.

Jess and I were amazed at how early it was. Everyone seemed to be tired, and it was only 5:30pm. Jess lived nearby so her and Ron headed to her place for a nap. Jon was tired, too, so he and I post-poned our plans for the movie for tomorrow. He went home to get some sleep. Meanwhile I headed out to run some errands.

Then I came home to check in with you and work on my novel.

All in all today was a good day. A little chilly, but that's okay. Just reminding me that I need to break out my sweaters and get a pair of long johns... and maybe some better socks?

Have Goodness!
Rae

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Letters to November ||| 15

Dear November,

My birthday is coming up, and every year the closer it gets to the day, I always think "Maybe I should have planned something?"

My birthday is so close to Thanksgiving, that I've been used to - in my life - people always busy with holiday stuff to have time to do anything big, etc, so I never really plan anything.

One year I just wanted my friends to get together for dinner and a movie and maybe cocktails later. Presents were not required, but if you felt the need to buy me something, a cocktail was good enough for me. (There were a few people that couldn't make it so I was given cash to buy myself a beverage on their behalf.) Back then, my simple drink of choice was Malibu rum and pineapple juice. (Yum yum doodle dum.)

Also there used to be drama around my birthday - some strange event that would leave me a little bummed and moody - and I feel that if it's your birthday, there should be no drama. One complete day of utter happy happy joy joy.

The last few years I've had that. One year, I remember the retro theatre was playing a Terry Gilliam double feature of Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen... actually on the day of my birthday. Kathy and Steve came with. Then after the movies, I went to Jim and Leah's for dinner, cake and shows. (Another year, was originally going to just hang out with my friend at her place and watch movies and drink cocktails, but then other friends wanted to come by. Jessie made me wonderful bloody glass shard cupcakes and brought fixings for a drink I like called "A Sweet Piece of Ass". Dawn came with her, too.)

I will admit it does warm my heart when people ask me what I'm doing for my birthday or when they ask, and I tell them what I'm doing, they ask if they can come along. It's just nice when people want to spend time with you, but extra special in some ways when it's your birthday.

Maybe one of these days I'll have some big party or whatever. Don't care if it's themed or whatever. I just like having loved ones around sharing in a good time.

Okay, I've babbled enough at you tonight. I'll leave you alone until tomorrow. Hope you have a lovely evening.

Have Goodness!
Rae

Friday, November 14, 2014

Letters to November ||| 14

Dear November,

I think I ate too much... which is odd since I don't think I've been eating all that much these days.

This morning on the way to work I polished off the small amount of BBQ Rice Thins (from the people that brought you Wheat Thins... yeah, those people). I think I managed to sneak into the break room and snag one half of a breakfast sandwich (cheese and egg) around 10:30am or so. I also made some tea.

For lunch (which was a a little after 1:30pm), I ate the food I ordered lunch from NOLA and got a kale and cabbage salad with apples (chose not to add chicken today)... but I did indulge in a piece of bread pudding;

My official work day ended at 5pm, but with the approved 5 hours of OT this week, I decided to take my remaining hours and work on catching up on my production. In three hours, I accomplished less than I would have liked, but that's okay. I did some, so that was good. I think my tickets now are down to 13 or something like that.

Around 8pm, I left work, sat in my car, and zoned out... but my tummy was also telling me to fill it with something or my body as a whole would not be happy. I decided to head to Whole Foods for some dinner. I made a salad, scooped up a piece of butternut squash lasagna, got some water, coconut honey kefir, a little sampler of cheese, some curry lentil dip, chips to go with the dip, a beer and a chocolate chip cookie.

When I got home, I drank the kefir, ate most of my salad (mostly veggies with some currants, teriyaki tofu and shredded chicken), and tasted a corner of the lasagna. I finished the kefir, repackaged my salad into a smaller tupperware container, and rewrapped the lasagna in its original container. I took the salad, lasagna, dips, and cheese and put them in the fridge. I haven't touched the chips or the cookie.

I'm currently drinking my beer. It's tasty. I think I'll be passing out after this.

Goodnight!

Have Goodness!
Rae