Wednesday ‘podge – Long days

1. Something you’ve done recently that might be considered a labor of love? 

I guess I will say going to this new job, because it has been difficult. Not hard, per se, but just time consuming and tiring.

2. What’s one thing you love about being the age you are now? 

I guess just how confident I am in who I am. I mean, I used to question myself so much and while it is good to always question choices and motives, I feel a lot more comfortable being me.

3. What do you value more: careful planning or the freedom to be spontaneous? Elaborate.

There’s definitely a balance here. I like to plan but if you plan every detail and it doesn’t go that way, you’re more inclined to be upset. I also do like some spontaneity; if someone asks us to come over and we aren’t too busy, I’ll make that happen.

4. A home cooked meal or a fancy restaurant? pink or red? watch the sunrise or watch the sunset? wine and cheese or champagne and chocolate? 

Depends on the day; I like to eat out but sometimes just making a good meal at home is nice. RED. Sunrise. Wine and cheese but honestly, I’d take beer over wine.

5. What’s your definition of romance? Are you a ‘romantic’?

I feel like this is an elusive thing. I don’t think normie things like a candlelit dinner and flowers are romantic. Those have become normal boring things society tells you to do. It’s the same way I don’t care for Valentine’s Day. Don’t tell me – Hallmark I’m looking at you – when I can express love to someone. I think romantic is little gestures, unexpected. When my husband refills the q-tip container because he notices it’s low. When he brings me a beer he knows I like. That kind of stuff. But at the same time, there’s this intangible idea of romance that can be embodied in a sexy song or a romance novel. I’m sharing just such a song here; there’s a snippet of bad language but it encompasses romance to me.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I was down to eight bills to edit in my queue and now I’m back to 16, including a constitutional amendment, which I’ve never seen before. Hooray! No, I am in a good, motivated mood today so I should be able to blast right through these. Most are tech bills, which means a very small change is being made so editors can focus solely on those and not the entire thing. But I have to get as many done as possible so tomorrow, I can leave a little before our actual let-go time. There’s late meetings all week but I have to find the balance. Yesterday, I stayed until 6:30, went into the store, then picked my daughter up from dance. Went home and made her a smoothie and started on a spaghetti sauce to put into a container for another day. This way, the fam can just boil some noodles.

It’s a lot, let me tell you. But as noted, this only lasts until May 5th then we basically do nothing. Sounds like a good deal to me!

6 thoughts on “Wednesday ‘podge – Long days

  1. Reading this, it’s like you and I are living somewhat parallel lives, 😐
    I get excited taking on new responsibilities at work, then want to complain about all the responsibility. But come mid-May, it’ll be a snorefest.

    And your 4 and 5 are spot on!

  2. Hang in there! I agree with your thoughts on romance. It truly for me is the small niceties, the unasked for little things done for us become that person noticed and thought of you. Have a great day!

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