tatjna (tatjna) wrote,

..all around the barnyard fallin' in and out of...

Dr Science, you are right (yes, you have it in writing). I called up the bank for which my cheque is made out - OMGZ yes people still use cheques - and was informed by the lovely Nick that I can indeed cash it at any branch of said bank. I'm not sure when this rule changed, because Back In The Day you used to have to go to the specific branch to do it, which was a PITA if it was made out to a bank in Wetawhakawe and you needed the cash today. So yay banks coming into the modern age!

I'm busy.

"Oh really? Jeez Tats, tell us something new!"

Yeah yeah I know. But one of the things I realised this winter at the ripe old age of 38 is that being busy, while fun a lot of the time, is also demanding, and sometimes busyness will actually detract from your life.

My current schedule goes something like this:

Monday - hooping practice with Teh Laydeez.
Tuesday - fire spinning if it isn't raining
Wednesday - tutorial/lecture during the day, visiting with pombagira and vernacularity in the evening, which I wouldn't give up for quids.
Thursday - climbing
Friday - lecture during the day, Fidels for the evening
Saturday/Sunday - whatever comes up. Lately has included usually some kind of party on Saturday evening, and a fair bit of wool removal/looking at critters, and social engagements on Sunday.

Added sporadically into this mix are things like conducting interviews, writing essays, general study, visiting my Mum and one-off things like OMGJANEGOODALLSPEAKINGATWELLINGTONZOO!!! And the fact that since the roller disco, a bunch of people have got keen on skating and want to go for a skate on Thursdays after work. Which clashes with climbing. And tieke offered to teach me to stilt dance and I'd love to and and and...

Something has to give. I want one day a week when I don't have to rush off from work and do something. I'm wondering if I should maybe drop things in some kind of cyclic routine.. I didn't make it to spinning on Tuesday because I was interviewing, and now it's Thursday I really don't feel like doing anything tonight. What I should do is go home and read Eclipse of Equality, which I actually drove to Karori for yesterday in my search for clarity on this class consciousness thingy. I want to climb, but I don't want to go through the rigmarole of rushing about, paying for parking, getting there on time, etc and blah. Can someone please bring the wall to me kthxbye?

(There's actually a climbing wall just down the road from my work, but none of the other climbers I normally do it with are mobile enough to get there).

So I'm kind of like "Bleh" about doing anything on Thursdays after work, and am going to aim for that being my Day Of Blobby.

To that end, do any of the climbers/skaters want to make it more casual (ie "Hey lets do it today!") or move to another day? Especially since even if I did (over)commit to something on Thursday, I currently have to choose between two things I really enjoy. And right now I'm suffering from the guilts from saying "Yeah yeah I'm keen" and then only making it sometimes and often not for weeks on end because of either other engagements, or getting to Thursday and not wanting to through having been out every other night that week.

See that? Up there? That's me trying to have my cake and eat it...

In other news, by the end of today my car will have its WoF, and by next week its registration. I am slowly but surely ticking through my list, and should have all the necessaries sorted by the end of this month. This makes me happy, and I'm quite pleased with myself. Mid-August I was Very Worried about my financial situation and also the large mountain of things I had to do on limited funds. I should have known - along came little bits of extra work, just enough to cover the extra expenses, and an improvement in weather to provide motivation to do things.

I love when the universe provides according to need.

PS kudos to anyone who recognises title and artist for the subject line without googling.
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