Sunday, October 01, 2006

Weekend fun

First of all, I thought this was interesting. My horoscope pops up on my homepage and I always look at it, even though most of the time it has nothing really relevant to say about my life. But today it said this:

Try to make sure you get some quality time to yourself today, dear Scorpio. Your Scorpio nature is one that thrives on intensity of thought, creativity, sexuality, and emotion. Without adequate time alone in a space that is comfortable for you, you may begin to feel worn out. Such things as irritability or withdrawal can be strong indicators that it's high time you got some time to be alone with yourself. Make some plans for this today.

Regardless of how you feel about horoscopes, if you know me at all, you know this is so very true. In fact, if you know me, you know that the description of Scorpios actually applies to me quite a lot. Anyway, this is good advice for anyone with my personality type (which happens to be ENFJ) because even though we are very social people who enjoy being around people, we absolutely must have time alone too. The time alone is valuable, especially for creative reasons. Even before reading the above advice, I was planning to spend some time alone, and it was really good for me. I spent a lot of time playing around on my computer. I haven't had time to look at the podcasts on iTunes and have been wanting to see what they had to offer, so today I spent some time doing that. I was rewarded for that effort, because I found a podcast for a training program I have been planning to start called "couch to 5K." Some friends and I are going to run a 5K next March, so I'm going to start training now for it. So anyway, this podcast has music tailored for the program, which is interval training (walking for a certain number of minutes and then running for a certain number of minutes, etc.) I found several more that I'm downloading as well... it's taking a long time but I think it'll be great. (I decided to stay away from the news ones for now... I get enough of that on TV and the Internet, lol) So that was today...

But flash back to Thursday. The event was... interesting. Actually, it was kind of a bust. They scheduled the party for a night when one of the state's major college football teams had a game, so a lot of people stayed home to watch the game rather than coming to the party. There were about 200 people in and out of the party last year, but this year there couldn't have been more than 50 people there. We did collect a little money, so that's good. I taped Gray's Anatomy while I was at the event, so when I got home I watched it. It looks like this season is going to be much, much better than last season!

So Friday was actually really good. Work was nice. Everyone was very relaxed and it was a completely pressure-free day. I love days like that! My job can sometimes be stressful, so the occasional calm day helps. So anyway, it was nice. That evening, as I was getting ready to go home, Col asked me if I wanted to come to her house for dinner, so I did. Dinner with the girls was fun. Katie cooked and it was awesome! After dinner we hung out for awhile and then went to Soul Kitchen to see The Molly Ringwalds play. If you've never seen their show, you absolutely should! It was great. They played all the great 80's songs that you know and love, and their show is so much fun. It was hilarious because I was reminded of middle school dances, except the crowd was considerably older and danced a lot closer than we did in 7th grade!

Saturday was a special day for the kids. It was fair day! Every year, I take them to the little local county fair and we always have a great time. This year was no exception, although I think I might be too old for some of those rides! I swear I got whiplash on a few of them. But it was an absolute blast and I would do it all over again just to see that look of pure joy on Noah's face during the rides. He's just the most awesome kid in the world, and to see him smile just makes my day. He wanted to high-five after every ride. I'm so sore today, but it doesn't matter. It was totally worth it.

So I was supposed to decide which novel to write for NaNoWriMo by today so I could start outlining. I'm still working on that decision. If I haven't come up with anything by the time I go to bed this evening, I'm thinking about flipping a coin. I really need October to outline, so I have to make a decision very soon. Tomorrow is Monday, and I'm hoping it will be another fairly calm week at work. I need some time to organize my desk.

The NaNoWriMo site should be back up sometime tonight. I've been checking it every couple of hours, but it hasn't changed yet. I'm going to go check it again now....


  1. Let's go to the fair and get whiplash together!

  2. Give me a couple of days and I'll be ready to be jerked around by crazy fair rides again! I seriously felt like a kid again... it was so much fun!

  3. I think I finally have an idea, and oddly enough, it's not one of the two I was struggling to choose between. (that was a truly horrible sentence, but I'm keeping it in because I've already tied up my inner editor and shoved her into a dark room)