Friday, September 26, 2008

Thank God It's Friday

I can tell you that when I woke up to the harsh, relentless blaring of my alarm, one of my first thoughts was: Thank God It's Friday. This week did go by fast, but it was painful. I hate getting up at 5 am (or anytime before 7:30am). I feel like I am getting more used to it, but it's still hard.
As I took my wake-up shower, I planned out my day and my weekend. My goal is to do as little as possible this weekend, catch up on my reading, emails, writing, and sleep. Hopefully I will achieve this lofty goal. Of course I have some shows on the DVR to watch that I missed this week, such as Fringe, Supernatural, CSI Miami, Prison Break, NCIS. The desire to watch these wars with the desire to lay on my bed and read. But I think I will have to spend some couch time this weekend watching tv. Also I need to watch Primeval. I missed it last week, and I did not get my dose of Nick Cutter (played by Douglas Henshall).
I seriously considered skipping my workout, but I know I won't go tomorrow or Sunday, so I will go home, change clothes, drop my work stuff, and go to the gym. The good news is it will be dead today since it is Friday. I love when the gym is kinda empty. Don't have to wait for machines and feel self-conscious because you are not a gorgeous, slender blonde girl.
It was a trifle cool, which is good when you are sleepy. I did not need the air conditioner, but kept the windows cracked. When I felt myself getting especially sleepy, I rolled the driver's side window down all the way and let a blast of what felt like frigid air come in. It definitely helps. So does singing along with the music.
I tell you what. No matter how old I get, I will always love Fridays. Even though I don't have the Saturday morning cartoons to look forward to, Fridays still have a charm. A big advantage is no work tomorrow. I am loving being off on Saturdays. It is a pleasure that I really missed. I work in veterinary medicine, so Saturdays are a big workday. People who have done the M-Fr work thing their whole careers do not realize how wonderful it is to not work weekends. Thankfully I don't have to work vaccine clinics at the nationwide veterinary practice which will go unnamed anymore, so Fridays are even better than they used to be when I had loads of angry clients wanting lower-priced preventative care for their pets to look forward to every Saturday.
So far, today is going well, and I hope it stays that way.
Currently listening to "Two Hearts" by U2.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Is Here ( I found this picture on Flickr. It's by zwstr).

I am very excited that fall has arrived. It is my second-favorite season (after winter). Here are the things I love about fall:

  • The smell of autumn

  • The cooler weather

  • Halloween ( I love the inherent eerieness of dark, cool nights. I don't think Halloween being in the fall is a coincidence)

  • Thanksgiving

  • Knowing that Christmas is coming

  • The relief of the hot summer weather

  • More obligatory indoor time (for reading) yet it is cool enough to go outside and enjoy the outdoors

  • When I was growing up in Illinois, I loved the colors of the leaves. We used to rake leaves and dive into piles of them.

  • Wearing my cooler weather clothes like corduroy (I love it) and wool

  • Being chilly (I love being cold)

  • Fall foods like pumpkin, caramel apples, etc

  • The new tv season

I plan to enjoy the fall season. I am going to try to take some walks outdoors on the days I can squeeze them in. I also plan to get a pumpkin for Halloween this year. And making caramel apples is on my list of things to do. And I can finally start rearranging the mess that is my garage. It was too darn hot to do that in the summer. Once I get things more arranged, I can start working on building my bookcase.

How has my life changed since last year? A lot:

  • New Job

  • Different car

  • I was renting last year

  • I actually set up my room with, gasp, furniture

  • I have a garden planted

  • I started a few new hobbies as well

Well I just wanted to say I was happy fall was here. I will be keeping my scary story books close to me to read on the cool, dark, fall nights.