Journal Digest Dec 10th – 16th

Monday Dec 10th

I ended up switching shifts with a coworker so instead of opening I closed. It was okay closing. I have a love hate relationship with how quiet and dull it gets when the store is slow. Though I have been feeling a bit introspective of late and the lulls in between the holiday rushes have been nice to reflect.

I decided last week that I would enter this week with a new attitude. It’s a little hard to articulate, but I feel the the amount of stress I’ve been under lately has really forced my hand as far as how I deal with people and kind of life in general.

Thing one: I started this week with a goal to limit my food consumption to about 1000 calories a day. I’m sure the actual number will fluctuate depending on the day but pushing it down will help me put a tighter control on my food intake. I’ve been very disappointed in myself this year for falling under the influence of stress. I know it’s not always easy, and almost always easier said than done, but I really hoped I was on the right track this year. I’m still working on it. I’m hopeful.

Tuesday Dec 11th

My cat Furiosa has a wound on her neck, I have a feeling I know what it is, but I want to make sure it’s nothing terribly serious. I took her to ValueVet but they didn’t have any openings. I scheduled an appointment for tomorrow.

Work was good. I normally close on Tuesdays. It was odd to feel the stress from other people in the air today while I was actually feeling really well (I’ve been better about taking my meds). I stayed a little later than I needed to to help out my coworkers close the other parts of the store because we were down two people on Media side.

Wednesday Dec 12th

I got up early, earlier than I thought I would and played God of War II before taking Furiosa to the vet. I ended up not getting my appointment with ValueVet so I found another vet nearby that had immediate walk-in openings. Poor thing just has a really bad allergy to fleas. They gave her a shot of antibiotics for the infection on her wound and a shot of steroids. I’ve gone ahead and medicated all three cats for fleas. None of that business here!

Went to see my mom and brother for a bit, had lunch and we celebrated my birthday and my brother’s girlfriend’s birthday with some cake and ice cream.

Later I went to Bellevue to join a friend and some of her friends for a birthday celebration at a Mexican restaurant. It was a busy day and I look forwards to Sunday when I can just go see a bunch of movies and ignore the rest of the world.

Thursday Dec 13th

Best thing about today was going to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Review here. Otherwise it was a chill day at work. Tried to listen to this book called the The Utterly Uninteresting Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant.  There are some interesting concepts but it’s not really grabbing me. Might attempt to finish it at a later date. Instead I decided to listen to Dungeon Born by Dakota Krout. It’s about ten times more interesting. 

Friday Dec 14th

Chill workday, was just tired. Played video games after work. Pretty close to finishing God of War II. 

Saturday Dec 15th

That lack of feeling social time. It doesn’t happen often but when it does it hits hard. I decided that after work today it was going to be a stay in, play video games, and let my brain chill. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day so no time like the present.   

Sunday Dec 16th

Saw two movies today and went to the employee Christmas party for my store. 

Movies: Mortal Engines and The Grinch (the new one). I dunno if I was in a poor mood or what but these movies didn’t impress at all. The Grinch was kind of dull and didn’t really add anything to the already present repertoire of Grinch movies. There wasn’t much to say about it so I didn’t bother writing a review. Mortal Engines had some really cool ideas but didn’t do it for me. Review here. The Christmas party was great, it’s so awesome to get to hang out with my coworkers outside of work! It was a semi-smoky bar, and they put us in a side room where we were mostly out of the way. Brewhouse always has delicious wings so that’s usually what I get. I went home a little earlier than the stragglers because the anti-social hit me around 9 and I was ready to sleeeeep. Relatively positive week, and it felt long. maybe because I’m trying to notate what I do each day. Sadly very little of it has been writing.  

Next week! Gonna keep trying. 

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