November 8th, 2005

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Better and what's up?

My wrist (or, more specifically, my tendons) survived a full night's of work with mostly minimal complaint. I think it helped that I took my full allowed breaks and actually used them to rest the wrist. That and the naproxen sodium I took before work. Someone at work also mentioned that B vitamins are supposed to help with this sort of thing and, heck, I'm on a dose of B that's pretty sufficient, so that can't hurt.

So now I need to work more on what to do with the rest of my life. The job interview didn't pan out. (Still need to email that guy and ask for any advice for future interviews.)

I was looking at a catalog from a local college over the weekend. School might be a thing to do, but part of me feels too old for school. I think I'd do better in an apprenticeship sort of relationship; more one-on-one aimed at my specific interests than a general overview sort of class. (Sounds like I should talk to some instructors, huh?)

I'm also feeling a bit stuck around my house. It's hard to work 10 hours a day and come home and take care of erickavan on top of that. Doing all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, pet care, etc. gets to be a drag and, let's face it, I'm lazy. I have vastly different standards of cleanliness when it's me that has to do the cleaning. Until recently, E's helpers have been taking up the slack and handling most of the day to day chores. This is really nice as it frees me up to just relax most of the time.

Well, now I'm reaching my threshold for "I better take care of this." This usually results in a frenzy of cleaning that lasts a day or two and can have home-shattering results. The last bout of this resulted in a closet that I could actually walk into without stepping on something! (That lasted a few months, even!) This time, my energy is coalescing around my bedroom. There's too much stuff in here. I can't sleep comfortably with all this stuff!!

So that may be my project for Wednesday. Or I might end up feeling too lazy for that. I guess we'll see.