Love & Loathe – 10/28/10

Loathe:

* Fish drama. I know, for such “quiet” pets, there’s always something going on in those tanks. This past Monday, I arrived home from work to discover one of the large rock ornaments in the big tank (the tank that freaks me right out if something goes awry in it) had been knocked over. Presumably by the murdering male. One of the female’s eyes was injured… now I’m doing extra water changes to hopefully keep an infection from setting in. I swear, if it’s not one thing, it’s another with those fish. (sigh)
Her eye is supposed to be black…

* Orly nail polish. I bought this nail polish and was all excited because I loved the color. So, I put it on and it dried super fast, I thought that was pretty cool, and I still loved the color. Then I woke up the next morning, and the polish had fallen off! Weirdest polish I’ve ever used. Total waste of money. But… a pretty color.

Love:

My cubicle at work is coming right along. This is what it looked like this morning. I added some more stuff before I left tonight, but I was in such a hurry to get out the door that I didn’t take a picture of the changes. My competition is pretty fierce, so I’m pulling out the stops tomorrow — we’re bringing Boney Barney in. On a leash, of course, California has a leash law.

* York Peppermint Pretzel Sandwiches. Yum.

* Gettin’ sh*t done kind of days. Today was one of those, and there ain’t nothing like feeling as if you’re checking stuff off your to-do list.

* Finding stuff I thought I lost.

* My community has continued heating the pool I swim in to 82°F until November 1st. They said they were going to stop heating them on October 1st, but I guess they extended the time to November 1st instead. I’m so thankful for that. I love swimming outside, with my pool bunnies, beautiful trees, scents of plant life, etc., so very much.

One Last Thing:

Every chance I get, I remind myself to do an “in the moment” check — basically reminding myself that tomorrow will take care of itself, and to use the grace alloted to me for the day for the day I’m presently living. It doesn’t always work, but it helps.

Today I was grateful to have a half hour at lunch where I didn’t have errands to run or things to do, so I sat in my car with my devotional book and just relaxed. Sometimes I close my eyes and mentally digest what I’m reading, other times I watch the clouds puff by on the wind. Today I glanced at the side mirror on my car and was struck by how beautifully the mirror framed the scenery.

It was a nice moment.

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12 responses to “Love & Loathe – 10/28/10

  1. That is indeed a lovely view. It’s a good thing to let go of our worries. It’s probably good advice for me right now as I’m feeling a bit overextended. Thanks for the reminder.

    • There’s nothing I hate more than unresolved questions, projects or issues, but sometimes… sometimes I have to realize that there’s nothing I can do about it at that moment, and just let it go… a good reminder to myself, too.

  2. Cat

    Oh, J. I have let you down. I have not decorated my work space, nor my home, nor myself. I have been so un-festive that I don’t even know myself. I love your cubicle and I wish you worked with me so I could have leeched off some of your joy. 😉

    I wouldn’t let you put up spiders though. Nope. *shudder*

    • It’s OK, I wasn’t festive either, not really. But I had incentive… there was a cash prize to be had! hehe Plus, Tony forged forward with decorating our house despite not feeling like it, so I leeched off of his “get ‘er done” attitude. We can all leech off of each other… it is, after all, the kick-off to the holiday season! 🙂

  3. grrrace

    that’s a nice photo at the end there. 🙂

    really weird about that nail polish. wtf?!

    it’s cute that people are decorating at work. festive and fun. 🙂

    xox

    • I’m still having a “wtf” mentality about that nail polish. So weird. But it dried so fast, that I just swiped another coat on the fallen off parts, but then that would fall off… terrible vicious polish dependent cycle of wtf.

      Not only festive and fun, but also financially beneficial when won. Yay! hehe

  4. Caryl

    Beautiful side-mirror scene/photo.
    I wonder if Orly had an expiration date of 2005 from Costco or something. Guess it was good that just the polish fell off and not your fingernails. Huh.
    Love you,

  5. Poor fishie. 😦

    That fallen-off nail polish looks just like a (kind of) nice pair of fake nails. If I lived closer, I’d take those “fake nails” off your hands (ha ha) and glue them to my own sadly bitten nub-nails.

    • The abused fish girl is getting better, I think. Yay us — I didn’t isolate her, I thought it might traumatize her injury even more.
      Oh, maybe THAT is what I should have done… glued that polish right back on. Silly me!

  6. Sorry about the fish. I always thought they were nice calm pets (until I got a salt water tank)