Monday, January 16, 2012
Ebbs & Flows: Last Week in Review
Best word to describe this past week: erratic.
Normally, my legs would get very tired when I get close to the 300 block, but this time, I didn't experience the exhaustion. I took that as a good sign. It also helped that I loaded lots of songs on my phone to listen to; it helps to take my mind off of the walking. It helped the sweetie was with me as well.
I finally got to the local jeweler who could not only place back the diamond but gave me a reasonable price and time frame. I was very happy this special piece could be restored to its' original luster. Plus, during that time, I could go by the post office since it was a few blocks further from the shop.
Journeyed down to the post office and got the bra ready to re-ship. Then, I asked the sweetie for the envelopes. He was like, "Which ones?" I'm like, "The ones that had the money orders in it." He's like, "I left them at the apartment." At first, I thought he was punking me until I realized he had actually left the money orders at the apartment.
So, to make up for it, he told me to wait at the post office and he would journey back to get the money orders, which finally made it in my hands about 45 minutes later. Once that was done, I was feeling a bit cold (and it was also quite windy that day), so the sweetie treated himself and me to some hot chocolate from Dunkin' Donuts, which was quite yummy and really hit the spot. In hindsight, I should have gotten a large instead of a medium because I ended up drinking most of the sweetie's extra large after I finished off my medium one. He also decided to buy me some earrings at the jewelry shop. I told him he didn't have to but he saw me glance at them; he sensed that I wanted them.
So I checked out a few You Tube videos on different locs styles; one of my favorite channels is chescalocs. She has a good sense of humor; she's very genuine and she has a lot of cool styles that she showcases. There were three that really caught my eye...ones that are like, "Hey I can probably do those because they don't look that hard." One of them I didn't get the material for, so I would save it for next time. But the other two, I was like, "If I can't get one, then I will try the other one." And since most styles are best when the hair is wet, I could get my hair washed, re-do my roots, and do a style at the same time.
I was very happy the sweetie assisted me in washing my hair, particularly doing a deep cleanse that I found on the channel I mentioned to help get out the buildup.
After that, I was on my own to do the styling.
So...the fruits of my labor...lol....
However, once I was fully up, I couldn't quite get back to sleep, so I opted to get some laundry out of the way. Once all of that was done, it was around one and I ended up napping until about six. I was still feeling sluggish but a little better that laundry was done. I also got some exciting news that the place I was doing the temp gig at is about to have a new position they are advertising for. They encouraged me to send in my resume for consideration. I told them to send me the details of the position, and if I felt like I'd be a great fit, I would send in the resume.
For most, Friday is the end of the work week. At the job I'm working, it's the beginning of mine. Usually Friday-Sunday. I got the particulars of the Operations Manager position as well as a position that came in at the temp agency while I was on the job.
It's a lot quieter without Red head being there but at least things are going a lot smoother.
I remembered not to wear the ring that just got fixed. I just don't want to take any chances on anything happening to it. That, and one other ring...another ring that was given to me recently, had the stone come out of it. The other rings I've had for years..well I never had that happen with them at all.
I got great feedback about my hair, since they hadn't seen me since Sunday (I had washed and styled it on Tuesday). On the You Tube channel, the lady usually takes hers out after a week. But I'm going to try to leave them in for two, since the longer you leave the knots in, the wavier/curlier the hair is once they are down and the longer they last.
And although some women would love their sweeties' to always want to be around them, I do admit I'm the opposite. I encourage him to have his own activities, his own friends; he doesn't have to be at the apartment all the time. Therefore, if he is around, he is because he wants to be, not because I am making it mandatory. But I am seeing that he is really more of a homebody, and if he's doing things, he'd rather be doing them with me than anyone else.
Let me wind this down. I have to get up early in the morning. I opted to leave the laptop at the apartment. because (1) it won't fit in the bag. (2) I have Facebook and Blogger on my phone in case I do get tempted to want to write something (3) I'm going to bring paper and pad in case inspiration hits me.
If I do blog again, more than likely, it will be after I get back from Harrisburg.