All About You (krissie)

Photo on 11-14-16 at 9.03 AM #2 I’m in NJ! I’m wearing a gorgeous new coat/sweater Jenny made (it’s lovely when I get here, not only do I get Jenny but an armful of gorgeous crocheted goodness). It’s freezing cold outside (from some reason I thought it was going to be warmer) but the house is snug and I had a magnificent night of sleep. I sleep so well here it’s amazing. Part of it is the memory foam mattress, but I think the main part is just being here. there was a cartoon or a card or a t-shirt that said something about “true friends are when you go to visit them you both nap.” So true.

We spent most of yesterday talking about the election. At this point I won’t talk about it here – people are worked up, friendships are being lost, etc. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to speak up, more than I ever have before (the very foundations of the earth tremble at the thought) but if we all need to vent some more (me included) I’ll do another post and we can keep it there.

So. I’m a little behind on NaNoWriMo but I’ve still got … I think 18k words, so that’s excellent. Tim is going off the rails again, but at this point there’s nothing we can do about it but talk to the mental health people out there and hope for the best. While I’m down here we’re going to watch movies and crochet and go to the laundromat (if I have to drag Jenny kicking and screaming) and the eye doctor and talk and watch movies and crochet. It’s gonna be bliss.

I also have to get my NaNoWriMo words in each day, but I’m determined. I can do it.

I was gonna ask what’s on your agenda, but last week has had such a huge impact that I’m thinking that some of us do need to talk about it. And really, I’ve pretty much told you my stance – I’m not going to run, I’m going to stay and speak out. In fact, I should have talked about it last week so we could all talk about it, but I was too disheartened.

So. What’s your agenda? If it’s straightforward then tell us about it. If last week … (I want to go off into a side rant on “had an impact” and “impacted by” because I don’t like impacted by and it’s incorrect but it still feels like the right way to put it) if last week is making a difference in how you view this week, then talk about it.

And for those of you who really can’t bear to read another word about the situation, just skip this week if it gets political and come back next monday (or during the week – I’ll be talking about what Jenny and I are doing).

So … what’s on your agenda?

32 thoughts on “All About You (krissie)

  1. I am going to lunch with my best friend and then we’re going to Marshall’s and Home Goods for shopping therapy and then we’re going to come back and write and then I’m going to make either steak salad or lemon chicken for dinner and then we’re going to watch TV and talk about story and then we’re going to get a marvelous night’s sleep and get up and do laundry (laundry in this house is always a Major Event) and then we’re going to write and talk about story and probably eat pancakes with Vermont maple syrup.

    It’s bliss here.

  2. Maine Betty says:

    Sounds like it!
    I’m going to set a date to take the Maine real estate law exam so that I can have the done and passed in November.
    I’m living partially in my house and partially at my parents’ house, they’re about 10 minutes apart. I’m trying to stay focused on the multiple tasks I have, always too many plates spinning, and none have any actual dinner on them. Part time job, prepping for real estate, prepping house for more rentals. Make music. Take care of my health. Just because of the election, I don’t get potato chips for dinner.

  3. I’m going to finish unpacking and making this flat my home. I want to journal and go exploring a bit, in the hope of cheering myself up. Must also look for some freelance work. Oh, and buy lots of premium bonds with my house money – I need to split it into chunks so it’s protected if there’s a bank crisis, and one of them’s going to be premium bonds. So I could win loads of money, build my dream eco home and give up the day job. (Since interest rates are so low, letting my capital gamble a bit seems a good idea – you can get your money back at any time.)

  4. I’m going to write like a demon, and try to make up for the lost week. And I’ve put myself on a strict “no snacking” diet. After a couple of weeks of emotional eating I’m now trying to lose a few pounds before the holidays. If I’m not strict now I’ll hate myself come mid-January.

    Have fun you two. Enjoy the visit.

  5. Alis says:

    My baby turned 16 on election day (LOL A Scorpio who had her big day undermined by all the news, ever. Yeah. She’s not bitter. Not at all.) and Friday and Saturday are extended-dance mix birthday days. There’ll be sleepovers and a trip to the movies and laser tag with her tribe of geeky ragamuffins. And underneath it all is me write-write-writing because… well, just because. Nano’s a good reason, but any excuse will do. 🙂

  6. Diane says:

    I miss living within easy travel of my old friends.

    I’m looking forward to visiting family on Friday. And to spending a weekend with an old friend in December.

    Two big trips, but worth the airport and airplane stress.

  7. Lynda says:

    Right this moment I’m waiting for the city inspector to arrive and sign off on the first stage of the remodel. I’m also investigating bidet toilets, in order to choose one, which involves serious thinking about exactly how delicate a flower I really am, and how much I want to spend. (I have also realized that adaptable/accessible/whatever-you-call-them seats are a lot sturdier than the what big name brands (Toto, Kohler, etc.) offer, and for about the same money.) Fun times!

  8. Kelly S. says:

    I restarted an exercise program again. I plan on exercising 30 minutes daily.

    Work is swamped with meetings and an online conference.

    Hoping to do some quilting if a part arrives this week or I’ll read.

  9. Eileen A-W says:

    I just got home from an extended lunch with my besties where we talked about the election and how scared we are with the future. We didn’t solve the problems of the world but we had a few ideas. The major concern for us is social security, our pension and medicare.

  10. Jessie says:

    Lynda, don’t bother to buy the special coating that is suppose to cut down on the cleaning. You can’t use the stronger chemicals on it. But that means you still get water stains and that icky pink fungus line so eventually you cave and start using dutch cleaners and Lysol again. This was my experience. And my friend who also opted for the treated surface says she had to go to serious cleaners again and we both live in soft water areas.

    However, I love having a wall hung toilet because its really easy to clean around and getting the tankless toilet added a lot of physical and visual space to my very small rooms.

    My friend has the bidet and says she loves it more that she thought she would. I don’t get one until we get to the master bath.

  11. Jessie says:

    This. After years of refusing to join AARP because I did not need their programs or deals, today we joined because I do want their lobbying and hopefully litigating capabilities.

  12. Reb says:

    I spent 10 minutes on the running machine in the work gym today and yesterday, on the theory that 10 minutes is (a) not daunting and (b) a lot better than no minutes. I’m very pleased with myself. My goal is to do that 4 times a week and build up to 20 minutes by Christmas. That’ll make me fitter than I’ve been in years. Many years.

  13. Maine Betty says:

    Yay! I went to the gym yesterday, to counteract those darn potato chips, and also because my walking and yoga are great, but not quite enough cardio. My arms were surprised.

  14. Jill says:

    Very concerned about the future. Like Eileen said–Social Security, Medicare also health insurance , investments, military. All stuff that impacts me personally. This PE wakes up in a new world every day –with changing policies.
    It has been tense around here since the election. Joe and I have conflicting opinions.

    Finished the Crown Royal quilt ( 8’x9’9″)–it will be on it’s way to Anchorage this week. Donated a quilt and 2 pillows to church for a raffle. Have 2 more quilts ready to bind.
    Getting a 90 minute hot stone massage tomorrow. This weekend is family stuff-celebrating a 50 year marriage (not ours yet), birthdays, Thanksgiving.

  15. Cindy says:

    That’s exactly how I got back into fitness. I started with 10 minutes, then 15, then 20, then 30. Now I sometimes go for 1 hour, but only if I feel like it. 🙂

  16. Cindy says:

    I don’t envy you on the conflicting opinions. My husband and I agree on almost everything, except for gun legislation. We agree to disagree on that one. We pretty much agree to not discuss the second amendment.

  17. Cindy says:

    Every time I think about the election I get angry and disappointed. I still can’t bring myself to spend time with people who support Trump. And that makes me feel bad about myself, but I’m not ready.

    The rest of my life is good right now…exercising, eating well. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and this year we are spending it at home by ourselves, just the four of us. I’m looking forward to a nice meal, with no opposing political views. 🙂

  18. Sharon says:

    Just got out of the hospital-emergency gall bladder surgery which topped my birthday dinner. Did not get to vote and now, don’t really care about it all. Like my Dad says,”In a hundred years, none of this stuff will matter anyway-politics being what it is.” So, let’s talk about what we are thankful for and think about what crazy gift we can get our outrageous uncle-you know the one I’m talking about- then fix our makeup, comb our hair and find something good to eat.

  19. Cindy says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery on your gall bladder surgery! And thanks for the reminder that this too shall pass. I need to get into the spirit of the holidays.

  20. Jessie says:

    I am having a senior moment. I was trying to remember the name of person who was part of the Refab community for forever who lives in Florida, had stomach reduction surgery and has her own website/blog. I wanted to check out her web site to see how she is doing but for some reason my mind is blank. And I couldn’t find any recent posts from her. Help?

  21. Yeah, it might not matter in a hundred years, but neither will we. We have to live in this world right now, and it’s getting scarier by the day.

    Sending good recovery vibes your way . . .

  22. Jessie says:

    Thank you both very much. I did go to her blog and she hasn’t updated for forever. I also have not noticed any post from her on ReFab or Argh in a while. I hope she is okay.

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