Love & Loathe — 04/15/10

Loathe:

* How confused my hormones are these days trying to get back into the rhythm of things. (sigh) Mostly physical symptoms, thank the Lord for that, I’ll take physical discomfort over emotional havoc every single time. But the acne, bloating and other weird stuff… well, it’s tiring.

* Traffic. For the most part, I’ve made my peace with the fact that on normal days it takes double the time it should to get to work, or get home, but there are times it just tries my patience.

* We lost two fish this week. The last of our tetras died — we called the tank he lived in “the Guppy Tank with a tetra,” now we can just call it the Guppy Tank. Also, our goldfish died. This really made me sad, because he’d been around for at least three years. He was a Japanese fancy goldfish and swam kind of like an aimless bubble. He confused the heck out of me, because I’m used to observing my cichlids. The way he swam, I constantly thought he was on the verge, but he outlasted all my dire predictions.

Love:

* How excited my husband was when he found an article online about companies (like Starbucks, PF Changs, etc.) who were offering discounts or free things for tax day. He kept getting up and sharing, “Starbucks is offering free coffee if you bring your own mug!” or “PF Chang’s is offering 15% off!” We ended up having PF Chang’s for dinner, by the way.

* The Mark of the Lion series of books, written by Francine Rivers. I’ve found myself as addicted to reading these books as I was to reading the Twilight series. Which also partially explains my absence on the Internet these days.

* Dear friends like Grace. She was there to help me at the hour of 6 AM for a computer difficulty. When she asked if I was alright, I said, “Yes, but my computer isn’t!” She replied soothingly, “Honey, if your computer isn’t OK, then YOU aren’t OK.” *sniffle* So true.

* Watermelon. I bought one, even though I know they’re not yet in season. It’s not very good, but with every bite of it, I glimpse how good they will be this summer and I cannot wait!

* How busy I am at work. I can’t believe how the time just seems to fly past — in a good way. I don’t know what the future holds at this place, or even if I have a future there (since I’m a temp), but I feel so at peace being there… it just feels as if I’m in the right place for my needs, and theirs, for now. That is a nice feeling.

One Last Thing:

Random question: If you buy SmartWater, are you smarter for having bought it or dumber for having paid an exorbitant price for distilled water?

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22 responses to “Love & Loathe — 04/15/10

  1. The Lord has a habit of giving us what we need when we need it. Nice to know you’re in a good place.

    My answer to morning traffic is to get to work by 7 am so most people haven’t left the house yet. Makes for a peaceful drive in. Not so on the way home.

    I think the only smart people associated with SmartWater are the ones selling it.

    • Amen to that. Especially when I have a whole passel of people keeping me in their prayers. It’s nice to have prayers answered for peace.

      Glad the early morning thing works out for you. I’m hourly and most of the folks I work with are “later” in the day type of people.

      I agree with you on who the smart people are. πŸ™‚

  2. Have to check out this “Mark of the Lion” series…

    Thinking of you my sweet Jammie.

  3. tony

    Traffic always sucks no matter what. Work sounds like it is going the way it should. Have a great day sweetie pie, love you soooooo much. NANANANANANANA
    XXOXOXOXOX :mrgreen:

  4. grrrace

    I was excited about the freebies on tax day … and I didn’t even take advantage of any of them! hehe.

    I’m sorry about your fish. 😦 Are you going to get replacement fish? Mia’s going to be sad the next time she goes over there and that big ol’ goldfish isn’t there…

    Even though I always know there’s going to be traffic, whenever I get stuck in it, I’m always pissed. hehe.

    Awww, I just love you, too. πŸ™‚ You know I will always be here for you. Any time. πŸ™‚

    Glad you’re in a good place with your job right now…

    I like distilled water. hehe. But I don’t want to pay SmartWater prices for it. BUT, I think SmartWater helps people drink more water because it has those lines on the side that tell you how much you’ve had and stuff. It’s more encouraging that way. hehe.

    • We didn’t do the Starbucks freebie, but we did do PF Chang’s (15% off) and got a buy one get one free dinner at Boston Market. Mmmm.

      Yep, we’ll get replacement goldfish this weekend. Hope we get good ones on the first try.

      Traffic is annoying. Always. heh

      I guess it’s true, SmartWater is all about the packaging and not the content.

  5. Caryl

    Sad about that fish.
    Good to know the job is matching well with you.
    I will be in Seoul this weekend.
    Love you,

  6. stacey

    if you are hooked on those books, i will check them out. i got sucked into reading the twilight chapters from edward’s point of view and couldn’t put it down. is it a love story? i am such a sucker for a good love story.

    • I’m trying to think of a good way to describe the books without making them sound boring, because they weren’t even close to being boring. I couldn’t wait to take lunch so I could read, and then I’d look at my watch and my lunch had passed by. I’d get home and read and hours would be gone. Amazing. The books had several love stories intertwined within the stories which brought Biblical history alive, but from a different perspective than was written in the Bible (if that makes sense). I could tell the author had researched her subjects at length, and that’s really important to me when I read novels.

  7. Angi

    water- dumber

    Fish, I’m so sorry, I know what it was like when we lost our fish, and ours hadn’t been around nearly as long.

    Work- so glad you feel at peace and at home πŸ™‚

    Traffic- hate it. avoid it as much as possible

    Grace- I’m glad she’s close by you.

    • Re: the fish, I think it just got old? I mean, there was nothing wrong with the water and the poor fish just lingered on and on. I felt so bad for it. 😦

      California needs better and timelier road work… the freeway improvements they’re doing now is actually work that should have been done 15 years ago. It’s stupid.

      I’m glad Grace is near me, too. Everyone needs Grace nearby. πŸ™‚

  8. Sorry about the fish- that sucks.

    Free coffee? I would be there with every mug I own!!

  9. I’m sorry about your fish 😦

    Funny how books just eat away “sphere time”!

    Traffic? BLEKKKK! I wonder if that was what inspired John Prine the write:
    “…Blow up your TV, throw away your paper
    Go to the country and build you a home
    Plant a little garden, eat a lotta peaches…”

    • Loved those books. I may put them on my “once a year” read, they were that good.

      The thing about traffic is, it’s a colossal waste of time because you can’t DO anything (like read, or internet), because you have to pay attention to stuff. Yes, I think traffic could have inspired that poem. heh

  10. Even here I keep an audio book going car – it truly will make the unbearable bearable … sometimes πŸ˜‰