Friday, November 18, 2011

A turning point.

This morning I went to a doctor’s appointment to discuss the possibility of having adrenal fatigue. It was actually a very productive appointment and despite the possibility of having to shell out some $ to get conclusive results and determine if I have any nutritional deficiencies, I am very excited about moving forward and at least getting a clean bill of health, if nothing else. Details follow…

Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekend goals

  • Make use of the apartment’s basement space for the first time. I’ll be stashing my bicycle down there and I think there are some sewing things that could go down there as well (easier to access than the back of my deep closet).
  • Mod the scooter: I bought a derestricted drive face boss (it goes by many names…) and installing that should allow my scooter to run a bit faster. Here’s hoping! I would still like to get a different spark plug (titanium) because they’re supposed to be awesome, but that’ll wait till next paycheck.
  • Clean the garage: It’s that seasonal time again. This is always fun.
  • Visit the craft store: it was suggested to me that I cover some foam boards in fabric for cheap and easy decorations, but I can also use them as for a bulletin/message board with thumb tacks or by criss-crossing ribbon to tuck paper behind. I think one of these would be perfect for the kitchen, for receipts, grocery lists & whatnot. I don’t have any scrap fabric (or t-shirts), so that would also mean visiting a fabric store!

And in other thoughts…

I love looking in the mirrors on my scooter and seeing a cloud striated sky and the beautiful variations in leaf color. This is the best time of year to be on the scooter, in my opinion. Of course, I would miss out on this for a number of reasons if I ever moved to the West coast, but there would be pluses to that, like not having to supplement Vitamin D!

Tomorrow I see Manchester Orchestra for the second time (note to self: pick up ear plugs) and enjoy being outside cleaning the garage. It should be a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Better run faster than my bullet.

I want to be an inspiration to someone. I want to know that I have made a positive difference in someone’s life.I suppose that someone would ideally be my own hypothetical offspring, but I imagine I will have the most impact on someone’s life through my efforts in recovering from depression and anxiety through natural treatments (supplements and nutrition). That is, of course, if I am “successful”, but success is relative. I am already at least minimally successful, through reducing my anxiety and depression just by going Primal.

What would I buy if I won a small sweepstakes?

Okay by small I’m talking maybe $5,000, not a million or anything. I’ve been signing up for a lot of sweepstakes lately (because if you don’t sign up, you won’t win!) and I’m not sure what I would do with the money if I won. $5,000 is not enough to pay off my student loans, but I think it could pay off at least one loan entirely. $5,000 could cover my portion of rent for 6 months, or all of rent for 3, with $500 left over in either case. That money could go towards loans, general savings, or tattoo fund. The responsible thing would of course be loans or general savings, but I’m getting a tattoo regardless =P.

I guess since I don’t want to make the decision of “this or that”, I could split it and pay for three months of my portion of rent, and put the rest towards a loan. I should still be able to pitch in towards a washer and dryer this month regardless of winning any sweepstakes, though I won’t have any spare money until December for gifts for anyone. Christmas is going to be very minimal except for the boyfriend’s gifts and my little brother (and we HAVE to get a tree!!!).

What would you do with $5,000?