Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Happy New Year and Notes

First of all, I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year. There will be no promise of losing weight, drinking less Pepsi, reading more books or anything of the sort from me.

Second, I am currently in Montreal for a few days—no more than a week. I have a few appointments and things to settle. Nothing of the “I’ll break your leg!” kind.

Third, I haven’t been very active online of late. I think it’s mostly because I’ve been quite busy with the holidays. Family dinners every two or three days don’t leave me with much time to chat, review and blog. I hope to return to working on the future of this site when I go back to my parents’ place. Here’s to hoping we finally get a router so my computer can be plugged to the internet.

Fourth, I hope my cat is going fine while I’m so far from her! Poor little scared thing. 😦


Exhausted, Yet Again

*sigh* I’m exhausted. I had work this morning. When I have to get up in the morning, I become very stressed the night before and I’m unable to fall asleep. I can’t take my sleeping pills because I’m tired of taking sleeping pills and because at least 12 hours pass between the time of my taking them and the time I am actually able to do something.

So I slept through the morning…and the beginning of the afternoon. I got up at 1:30, angry at myself for missing not only work, but my group therapy in the afternoon. 😦 I have such difficulty keeping up with the things I have to do. It doesn’t help that I have about as much discipline as a kitten.

I still went to the hospital, because I had some papers to get, things that should help me “work on myself”. I also went shopping. I absolutely hate shopping. I get tired, with a headache, I can’t find what I want, there are people everywhere, you get the picture. I bought a pair of jeans. It’s ridiculously hard to find a pair of jeans at a decent price. I’m certainly not paying 100$ and more for jeans. I don’t give a shit if it’s written “Guess” on the label inside. I buy jeans because they’re comfortable, you can wear them in many different contexts and they do not break easily. I ended up buying some, but for more than I wished to pay. Amanda wouldn’t be very proud of me for that part, but if she saw the general state of my wardrobe, she would probably run away screaming.

I also bought something for Eric and myself. It’s small, green and stuffed, with an enormous nose. It’s Yoshi! I couldn’t resist entering both game shops I passed by. There were plenty of games (and consoles!) I wanted, but I opted for a stuffed Yoshi for now. I must keep some money for other things, you know. Like that thing I like to do every day, where you take things and put them into your mouth, then you digest them. I kind of like doing that, and, well, I need money to buy the things in question.

I arrived about an hour before Eric, and was surprised when I saw he was not alone. He had brought his mother and two other people, and a bunch of things he was moving in. We got a new kitchen table, a lot of Christmas decorations, clothes, linens and an Atari 2600, with several games.

I keep telling Eric to stop bringing fucking Christmas decorations. We didn’t decorate last Christmas, and I highly doubt we will on the next. I’m gone on Christmas holidays, and both of my roommates spend the holidays working and visiting family members. When I would actually be here, Beatrice would gladly eat every decoration she can get her paws and teeth on. Not only that, but they take a lot of space. The wardrobe downstairs is pretty much full.

As for the kitchen table, well, we already had one…We managed to find room for everything, but the first floor will be as full of furniture as it can be. There are already two couches, one large armchair, four bookshelves…

The Atari still works. I’m looking forward to trying it. The oldest console I played with was the Nintendo Entertainment System, which was not yet an “old thing everyone throws away” when I was a kid.

I’ll spare you the emotional details for now, I just want a break. And my daily dose of Phoenix Wright. I have one case to go before the very last case of the series! Fortunately they have started another series, Appolo Justice. Mhm, Phoenix Wright goodness.

[Insert Words] Christmas [Insert Words]!

I was supposed to leave for about two weeks to see my parents. I only spent one week there. It didn’t go pretty well for my confused brain. I enjoyed good meals, got the gift I had asked for (The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass) and saw a few people I wished to see, but I didn’t feel good at all most of the time.

I returned the day before yesterday. Now let’s hope the last two days of the year will be more pleasant than the rest, which sucked a lot, and let’s hope next year will be much, much better.

That said, I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year.

Because Rambling Is Better Than Whining…

The Holidays are coming very soon. That doesn’t mean “days off” while I don’t have a job, but it does mean that I can indulge in large amounts of foods…which I don’t have to pay for! Isn’t it wonderful? I intend to stuck up a lot for the rest of the winter. I could use my breasts as storage room.

More seriously, though, I hope I can get some things from my mom, like a meat pie or two and spaghetti sauce. I received a jar from her a couple of weeks ago but, of course, it got eaten pretty quickly. I should ask for a bigger jar next time, because both Eric and I eat it.

I have to call an organism today that will help me find a job. They are specialized in helping people in therapy find jobs, so I know that the person who employs me will be fully aware of my condition, or at least the parts that can help or disturb my work.

I still have to buy a Christmas gift for my mom. We’re doing an exchange, as every year for a while now, and I picked her name. She put a book as one of her suggestions, and it’s surely what I’ll get her. It’s something straightforward (i.e. no spending four hours searching for what exactly she could want as a “surprise”). Besides, since Eric works in a bookstore, I can just get him to buy it for me. Well, I’ll be the one to pay, but I won’t have to go shopping one week before Christmas.

I’d love to get Eric something, but I don’t know what. Something not too expensive that would make him happy.

I learned a couple of days ago that my best friend, who has been living in British Columbia for about two years, is coming here for the holidays! Since she’s coming after Christmas (but before the new year), it means that I will be gone for maybe about ten days. On one hand, I’m going to miss Eric (and the furry one if I can’t bring her along), but, on the other hand, there are many people I will see whom I’ve missed.

My niece can now walk on her two feet, something which she couldn’t last time I’ve seen her, sometime during the fall. My nephew, her brother, is now attending school, or rather pre-school.

The location of my group therapy is changing next week. Well, our next meeting is at the same place, but, after a two-weeks break for the holidays, we’ll be back in a new location.