Thursday, May 03, 2007

Why Won't You Rest?!

Yeah, I decided to take a night off tonight.

I brought home a small bit of work, but I decided to ignore it and turn my brain off for
a while. Instead, I tried to catch up on some laundry, which was piling up.

Things at work are both demoralizing and ordinary and exhausting at the same time.

It's demoralizing because I am trying to not take the state of thingspersonally--i.e., the status and progress of my project reflects my own personal worth or indicates my fitness as a working individual or some such crap as all that.

It's ordinary because it's been like this for months . . . but I keep telling myself that it is slowly coming to an end.

It's exhausting because it's been going on for months and I'm just tired of it all. But, as other people's projects are coming to completion, I'm getting help. And no one has fired me yet.

In other news, I started my Nielsen TV diary today and will try my best to accurately reflect the TV watching in the house from today to next week. It's a bit more of a challenge than I thought it would be, keeping up with what the kids are watching and remembering when TVs are turned on and turned off. But, it'll be easier today than on Saturday, when I'm not always around when the TV is on.

Spiderman 3 will premiere in about 45 minutes here around where I live. I ought to sneak out of the house and go see it, if I didn't have to be coherent at work tomorrow. But, we are planning to go see it soon with friends, so it's all good.

In other, other news, Sarah and I have really enjoyed reading Harry Potter books lately. We're almost done with Book 2 now and she's even begun liking listening to the audio books in the car from time to time. I took her to her dance class Monday afternoon and when she came out of the studio, she was carrying a trophy about as large as my forearm. (Seriously, this trophy was as large as all of the trophies I've ever gotten in my life
added together.)

Isn't that thing crazy big? And she won it for being the best in her class at doing the splits. The young are so flexible. But, I'm glad that she won since she's been tired of dance lately and resisting going to class.
But we're almost done with the classes we purchased, so we are making sure that she goes, as we don't want anyone to be a quitter. But, she has been talking more and more about soccer--though I don't know when
we'll be able to get her in on that (maybe not until the fall).

I'm going to stop now and go to bed, since this blog isn't really coherent.

Until next time . . .

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