It’s Friday (TGIF, Mo’Fos!!) I know, I try to reign it in, but am not always successful. Today is one of those Fridays that, after creeeeping and crrrrrrrawling along aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall weeeeeeeeeeeek, I wake up and almost can’t believe it’s Fiiiiiiiiiinally Frrrrrrrriday.


I’m not sure what made this week seem so long. Was it the presentation I gave on Wednesday? Is is the impending trip to Anaheim on Saturday for CHA? Is it my growing To Do list? I swear, walking away from that To Do list is like walking away from a bunny cage. I come back and it’s multiplied and there are at least double the To Dos! WTF? Where did number 54 come from?

Most dreaded To Do item: Learn QuickBooks. Most dreaded follow-up: Organize receipts.

I was just reading Streets and YOs, and followed a link to these Built By Wendy sewing patterns. And then, of course, my mind goes…”Hey! I haven’t sewn more than a purse lining or curtain hem in YEARS! Maybe it’d be fun to try one of these shirts! (The long one on the far right).” Am I crazy? I don’t have time to SEW. I think someone at TNNA was wearing one of those shirts in the JCA booth…and it looks CUTE on real people, too. How long could it take to make? Three or four hours? Anyone made one already? Convince me that I need to do this.

What I really need to do today is get my calendar out and write every little thing in there. I’ve GOT to stop thinking I can just remember things. This’ll help me get over the sudden urge to take up sewing again, I’m sure.

Oh yeah! It’s raining again today. I almost don’t recognize the town that I live in! It’s grey, cold, slick, wet, and there’s snow on the mountains. I’m sure this contributes to my general malaise. NM is supposed to be SUNNY! But, ok, we need the moisture. Growing up in the Midwest, we always heard that when complaining about the weather. “We NEED rain for the crops to grow. We don’t want (insert relative, family friend, or whole town name here) to go bankrupt!” No, even I’m not THAT selfish.

OH! You know what I AM looking forward to?? The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!! I have a feeling that you just went, “what the ??” But this show is so cool. Meteorites, fossils, gems, minerals, beads, there are all sorts of side events, too. Like an African village that comes to sell beads and artwork. There are pow-wows and parties in the hotels, it’s really fun.

If you’re into rocks.

Which I am.

SHOW GOAL: find a meteorite that contains the stuff I studied during my PhD.

ARGH! Just realized: scheduling conflict!! Can’t go!!

One other thing I have to do that I’m dreading: Headshots. I have the hardest time with this. I have to take like 50 photos and then go back through and throw out the badhair ones and the fatface ones, and all of the crazyeye ones…it’s so hard. I hate it. Especially since I haven’t been exercising since my surgery, and have gained hmm-hmm (bignumber) pounds.

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