Malaise

It's been 2 weeks since my close friend J died. During that time I have primarily carried on as normal, albeit with more crying and feelings of sadness and grief. But work has continued, my exercise and better health quest carries on, the immediate paperwork and document filing associated with someone's passing have been handled.…

Choices, stressors, negative vibes

Today, I had only one positive thing to say to anyone thus far. Meeting my friend K at the gym tonight, so that will change. She is doing really well with her barbell training and it's inspiring and exciting to witness. But for now, I'm a squatter in the negative neighborhood and feeling justified in…

A rare money/finance post vent

This is a rare bitch-fest about the policies and marketing efforts of my big box gym. I find their behaviors and recent changes in fee schedules more upsetting for how it will impact other members more than the blow it delivers to my own budgetary bottom line. Unless you are in my realm and a…

Before my regularly scheduled Thursday post …

My office is f**king FREEZING! The last few days, our thermostat has been stuck on 65. We move it up to a more reasonable 74, and it's still blowing snowflakes. Call building maintenance, they try pointless somethings and it's still blowing snowflakes. Finally, they figure out there's something broken (ya think?) and order up the…

Shortening my life: dealing with the Federal government

Sorry for this interruption in our regular programming, but DAMN! I have spent a portion of each of the last 4 days trying to clear out the former firm administrator from the Federal ¬†government's bid opportunity programs First I had to get a notarized statement from the managing partner to request the change in entity…

Boundaries

I was minding my own business tonight and immersed in my book, relaxing. Just. Relaxing. This is what I need, what I deserve, and I should not have to explain myself to anyone. M has been busy the last several days getting a very loud air compressor dialed in for his next¬†house project (replacing baseboard),…