My mind has been all over the place lately, thus the lame half-posts. I have had so much to think about and I just need a place to get it all out.
1. I'm apartment-shopping right now, and am obsessed with getting the best place/location/bang for my buck. I might be being a brat but I really want a place with a workout room. I just need a treadmill and some free weights, basically, and I'd be happy. I know that if I had to join a gym (the closest one is at least 8 blocks away) that I'd never go, even though I was paying for it. I can run outside when the weather is nice but there are several months where that is just not a possibility for me. If I don't work out I get very unhappy. No exercise+winter in Chicago=a sad Ris.
2. D is going to be in Vegas for work for 3 out of the 4 weeks in August. I'm really not looking forward to this. It could be worse, he could be gone for 7 weeks total like he was last year, but 3 weeks is still too long for me! When he told me, my first word were "But what am I going to eat?" We have this joke that if he's not around I'm not going to eat because he cooks almost every night. I hardly ever eat "real food" if he isn't here to cook. When he's busy I just eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I told him August was going to be a banner month for Jiffy. I really don't remember what I did before I met him. Ate a lot of sandwiches probably.
3. People keep congratulating me on my new job. I'm super excited to start working there. Apparently they "really wanted me." I'm just so flattered! I think it's going to be an awesome place to work. Plus...I'm really excited about having coworkers again.
4. I'm taking the entire week off next week before I start the new gig. I have only taken off a day here and there to do un-relaxing things like look for apartments or drink myself silly. I'm excited to have a few days to clean out my closet, return library books, sit around in my pajamas in the middle of the day and watch movies on Netflix, etc. I also plan to run some errands but for the most part I'm going to try to relax. There is a distinct possibility I will be spectacularly bored by Wednesday so we'll see.