This is my life. When things are all too much, I make my bed, and vacuum, and line things up neatly. I also read bits of "Home Comforts"; right now, I've been working my way through the section on how to wash dishes, because my antidepressants and I are still getting used to each other.
I used to get my brows waxed ($20, not inc. tip), but ever since I taught myself how to do it, I don't trust anyone else! But I also can't quite justify spending $60+ on a wax heater and relevant supplies, so I just sort of let my eyebrows look a little unkempt. Occasionally, I will use my dark brown shadow as brow powder, so they look a little more put together. As for lashes, I absolutely LOVE false lashes, and would wear them every day if I thought I could get away with it (I can't, because I love the insanely thick, kinda tacky ones).
Happy Friday, everyone! It's my birthday this weekend, so my estimates will either be way lower (because people want to treat me) or way higher (because I feel the need to do ALL THE THINGS). Anyway, I'm buying lunch today for a book club meeting ($10), and then going out for drinks with my bestie ($10). Saturday means grocery shopping ($20, since I'm going out of town next week and don't need as many things), plus my weekly pad Thai ($10). Sunday should be pretty quiet, because I'm packing--but I'm also going to buy some audiobooks for the drive up to DC, so I'll budget another $25 or so for that. Overall estimate: $75!
My one thing is to book my bleeping work travel. I have events I'm required to attend, and high schools aren't in session yet so I can't schedule visits, but I should probably start buying my plane tickets and making hotel reservations, because I leave in a month.
@Stina This is why my dream is a tiny house. You know, those ones that are maybe 400 square feet? Because I'll be retired and living by myself (most likely), so I won't really need much space. It's kind of my fantasy: tiny house, garden, maybe a few chickens like my great-aunt Mozella used to keep...sigh.
I just got the ebook of this for myself! I'd decided to read it because of that earlier post from someone on here who uses GTD that seemed really cool. Now, I just have to buckle down and read the damned thing.
@twofish I'm in! Can I have one of those really cute old houses with exposed radiators?
Oh, emergency preparedness! As someone who grew up Mormon, this subject is near and dear to my heart (even though I do not currently have ANY of the stuff I should). It's my goal once I am set up in a city I want to settle in to get everything: my 72-hour kit, a week's supply of drinkable water, and 3-4 months' non-perishable food (which has the added advantage of being useful in the case of non-apocalypse situations, like losing a job or whatever). I will do my non-existent pioneer ancestors proud!
I have an English name that's pretty white, I suppose, as well as a short, English last name. As a result, most people who haven't met me tend to assume I'm white. It's never been a huge thing, although there was a time when I wanted to change my last name to my stepfather's; we have a great relationship while my dad and I...don't, plus Stepfather has a super-cool Danish last name, which is far more interesting than the one I have. I ended up not changing it--I think changing my last name would have been a more definite statement than I needed to make--but man, that Danish last name would have been cool.
@Michelle Pittman@facebook I really loved the decision to use a photo of Toby in this essay. He's kind of awful, but also one of my favorite people.