Saturday, September 20, 2014

no not SPIDERS

SO I TOTALLY THINK I SAW A BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER. It was big and brown and by my computer and I screamed and fell backwards and when I googled brown recluse it looked like the picture and fucking goddamnit I don't want to be in a house with horrible spiders! Argh! Now I have to keep an eye out and carry a big dictionary with me. Gaaah.

In better news I had a very nice bath and really got into reading The Magicians. I tidied, unpacked, took boxes up to the garage, took down things. Had udon and banana and carrots. Not all at once. Cocoa too. Again, not all at once. Read on my couch. Finished off my ice cream.

And had that bad spider scare. UHG!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Trillians gunna Trill

Got an interview on Wednesday! Whoooo!!

It was a rainy gray day. Not used to them just yet after all the sunshine of California. Still feels a bit special to experience. It'll probably feel not special after a solid week.

13 seals on the raft! It was riding low in the water.

I finished reading Relish by Lucy Knisley. Other Trillian not only has the same comic, but it is illustrated/signed by Lucy! Mine is fish & chips, hers is piroshki. 

No Celia tonight. Just me and my comics and texting people. Texting helps keep the lonelies at bay.

Crossed a few things off my to do list. Always good to keep that on task. I'll work on doing more things off it tomorrow. Things are pretty scattered around the house right now. I want to get it more squared away, just for personal aesthetics and visiting relatives...shouldn't deal with my clutter.

Don't worry Mom, I haven't wrecked it!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

oh hey there goes Wednesday

I think I'll work up the nerve tomorrow to call if they don't by the afternoon.

I can print colorful resumes with my printer, so that's something at least! I took down my sheets and some odds and ends from my various tubs of junk. It rained today so the watering of plants was super unnecessary. I had a scramble for breakfast and drank a pot of tea while sitting outside reading. That was a nice time. Right now I need to organize all the stuff I've taken into the house before I add anymore to it. Ebbs and flows.

Celia made burgers for dinner, and we drank tea and watched the first episode of The 10th Kingdom. Nice to have some company. Knowing someone is right there helps, considering how quiet and isolated it is out here.

When I look up "job listings in my area" I keep getting Kitsap and Seattle. NO! I don't want a 2 hour commute and I don't want to commit to Kitsap right now. Give me Olympic Penninsula!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

trying to get back to the daily thing

I'm watching The Bourne Identity for the first time and it's so out of date, it's funny in some places. The old computers, the lack of smart phones, just...the datedness of an action movie that is now over a decade old. Ha. Also couldn't she cut and dye her own hair? Really? She could do that that herself.

I solved a Where's Waldo puzzle while eating my oatmeal and drinking my tea.

I hauled the empty tubs up to the garage. I hauled down sheets and some books. I watered the plants and put a little W on the calendar to mark when and that I did it. I swept the deck. I put the red shelf in a space in the closet. The things I have are smaller things. Nothing to really make a dramatic change to any one area. Like I don't have a big bright area to rug to counteract all the beige and brown and general fadedness of the house. My sense of decor leans to the bright. At least the walls have been painted yellow.

No word about an interview. Hopefully early tomorrow?

Had a scramble for a late lunch and bagel and shmear for small dinner and ice cream for dessert.

Monday, September 15, 2014

waarrkkkk says the seal

I really need to get back into the habit of blogging.

So! Tonight is my first night at Pulali all by myself. But that is getting a few days ahead of myself.


Went into town with dad and did some shopping and accompanied him when he got some new glasses. Earlier in the day, I helped Ma and Pa make many quarts of apple juice. I fell right into the rhythm of putting the slices into the cuisinart and pulping them, and then putting the pulp into the press. It seemed to go faster, though we did spend many hours making the good stuff. Many manys make light work I suppose.

At 7ish I departed for Tacoma to see Meghan for her birthday! I arrived early when she and her boyfriend had gone to grab some stuff for the party. She didn't anticipate people arriving on time (only three other people were on time like I was). Met a good amount of people whose names I've forgotten, but they were all really nice and easy to talk to. My trip now gives me so many frames of reference for places people are from and various things. I.e. "what exactly is Wall Drug?"

I saw a bit of the northern lights. It was just a few tendrils of green. Not totally epic, but not too shabby.

I got very congested by the smoke of the fire. It really made my eyes water and my nose run something awful. Meghan has loaned me a nice hankie, which I will hold as ransom till she comes and visits me at Pulali.

Saturday & Sunday:

I packed up my clothes, my technology, my girly soap, and all my other things. Mom and Dad drove off first in their Prius, and a little bit later I drove off in mine. I put some gas in the tank. Nice to not be filling up every day. My first unpacking wave will be the Santa Cruz stuff. That is a nicely paired down assortment of my stuff. Fewer clothes, fewer books, though a jumble of organization. Once I get that sorted, then I can work on the stuff that didn't make the Santa Cruz cut. More books, more clothes, more this and that.

Celia made a spicy lamb stew for dinner. It was good, though very hot to eat. I'm better with spicy though not that much better.

Linda and her friend Barbara joined us (and Celia of course) for breakfast. French toast, bacon, many juices, fruit, cheese. Lots of good stuff and conversation about Cape Verde, where Barbara was a Peace Corps leader.

In the afternoon, Ma and I got in kayakas, Celia in a row boat and Dad went trawling for fish. He didn't catch any, just puttered back and forth. Dinner was early and was several salads and meat discs (disc of meat? what was my quip again?) and Ma and I made a food run to stock my pantry for the near future. Then we three chilled out with books till it was time to go to bed.


Ma and Pa departed early and I slept in a bit more. Then I got up, made a to do list, had a muffin and some tea, and got to to-doing it! Organized more clothes, set out the printer and scanner, folded laundry, organized towels, unpacked this and that, more unpacking, put my old work hoodies in a plastic bin, had pasta for a late lunch, hung a few pieces of art work...it's coming along. I have my Tetris shelves up, in a high vertical arrangement. I commandeered a little bit of a mostly unoccupied shelf for the initial books I've pulled out of storage.

Just gotta keep working on it, and keep an eye on my phone while I wait to hear about getting an interview. I think I'll write a new to do list with things undone from today on it, and some new things, and keep working at crossing off those things!

I need to make up a chart of regular house & estate chores. Like watering the garden every few days, doing this thing every day, this thing every week. It's a lot of responsibility!