Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Beginnings & A Restless Mind

As the trees are becoming more green and the bushes are popping out so are my allergies.  It's a never ending battle to which will have some sort of end at some point.  We've got some rain coming and potentially some severe storms but at least the air will get a good washing.  

The night shift stuff has really messed up my sleep this past weekend.  This has been my weekend 'off' to which I totally took instead of working extra but my expectations of being productive or getting outside to enjoy the beautiful allergy laiden spring weather kinda took a back burner.  However, I did make it to a local eatery for a big fat omelette and found a couple of cute things for my future new digs.  On the flip side, my current place is a wreck.  I don't even want to get into the details.  It's just a mess and I'm not all that motivated to clean it all up until I get some of this junk out of the way.  This whole moving process will be a total love/hate issue.  Hopefully more love than the hate part.  

Speaking of moving, the process of getting into my new place is going along well except for one hiccup to which helped keep me up all night Friday.  Geeze...To keep it simple, it's one little thing that my mother needs to do but she keeps skirting around it which really pisses me off.  I have helped her in the past to keep her property and in a way, was manipulated in doing so but being the surviving child what esle was I to do?  Anyway...I think she finaly heard me loud and clear when I called her Saturday afternoon.  And I was polite about it even though I wanted to give her an earful.  And I did my own little manipulating so I won't have to deal with all the mess she wants to dish out.  And that's all I need to say about that.  

So, in short, my mind is still busy with all this work stuff, new digs and trying to plan successfully around it so I don't have a total freakout.  The only thing I know what to do is take it one day at a time.  I've got a busy 'to do' list to tackle tomorrow.  I'll just have to wait and see how successful that will be considering my sleep schedule.  Speaking of sleep....time to attempt to get some shut eye.  Sweet dreams!  elizinashe

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Beginnings

There has been a lot happening in my life the last couple of weeks and it has been one big whirlwind.  I have no idea where I'm really going and maybe that's a good thing considering I tend to overthink things a bit to which the end result gets me nowhere. 

I just bought a new computer and man is it ever nice.  I've been looking off and on for over a year now.  I just couldn't afford it plus the new computers have all this touch screen stuff or those sliding icons on the main screen which drives me nuts.  I like a simple icon on the screen that I can just click and access what I need to access.  

Anyway, during that time, I've been toying with the idea of getting a Mac and jumping into the Apple world a little bit more.  I made a checklist so I can get all my questions answered so I can learn a new device rather quickly and have all my usual suspects still intact so I don't have to change my whole 'using a computer system ' and get frustrated.  I just don't have time to re-learn a whole lot.  I want a smooth transition.  Needless to say, my questions got answered and there are free classes that I can take to learn this new toy a little bit more.  And so, I stopped overthinking and went to the local computer store that has saved my ass and my computer during my nursing school process and bought a shiny new Mac from them.  It's my way of keeping it local and giving back.  There's a bit of sticker shock involved but if I overthink it too much then I will have regrets.  So far, the only regret I have is staring at this fancy screen too long as the color is superbly sharp and makes my eyes dizzy after a while.  I hope it's just eye strain.  

And there is more to tell on the new digs but I just can't go into that right now.  I don't want to jinx myself but it looks like it's gonna be a really sweet deal for my new life.  Again, if I overthink it I will run and go back to old habits which I don't want to do.  I want to keep moving forward.  Therefore, sometimes you just have to 'let go' and let life guide you to where you need to be.  I just hope I can adopt this mantra a little bit more often as I know myself well and at some point will stop to think more than I need to.  However, slowing it down is not such a bad thing every now and then.  

And so, there you have it.  And this is my first official post on my new shiny pute.  Life is good.  I hope it continues.  Cheers!  elizinashe