Jun 30, 2005

Settling in

Mom said it would take 3 weeks to get used to the new job and to stop being tired all the time and she was right. Finally in this third week, I'm starting to feel like I will have a normal life again.

Dave and I have figured out a morning routine and we're working on an evening routine. He's still a bit whiny about not having a car, but he did manage to take the bus into Spokane last night to meet me for some shopping. We had to celebrate the reclassification of my job - the fastest raise I've ever gotten!

Our favorite store is Borders, where I've recently discovered the joys of the 3 books for the price of 2 table. You never know what you'll find, but there's always something good. On the last 2 trips I've picked up Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott, The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, The Perfect Mile (story of the quest for the 4 minute mile...I'm not track obsessed...really...) by Neal Bascomb, Diary by Chuck Palahniuk, and The Battle for God, A History of Fundamentalism by Karen Armstrong. The Eyptologist is on tap for the long weekend.

On the sewing front, I've gotten back to my old routine of doing handwork for 20-30 minutes on my lunch hour and as a result, my Straight and Narrow piece is back on track (ooh, there's that track word again). On Monday I not only received the books I ordered for my birthday, but I also got the fall issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. So there's been LOTS of inspiration this week and I've really been feeling like I want to play around. Which is such a wonderful feeling after the sheer exhaustion of the previous two weeks.

And finally, on this last day of the month, I'm almost done with all the extra tasks I took on for June. I finished up some historic preservation commission work last night. I need to put the elastic waist and the beaded trim on Sissy's skirt tonight and then I will be free to play over the holiday weekend. Whoohoo!


Deborah said...

Traveling Mercies! You are going to love it!!!

Elle said...

I LOVE Border's (and Barnes & Noble). Some people love clothes or shoes. I love books. It's a problem, LOL!

Scrapmaker said...

Its always a toss up whether I spend the spare cash on books or something from the fabric store...
I always have several books going...Jen