Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Smorgasbord Statements

Time for random snapshots of Amy's life!

Yes, I know I have yet to post pics of my room. It's slowly coming together. I finally fixed my waterbed - draining and refilling one of the water bladders last night, after adjusting its position so it actually lay flat (thanks to Caryn for her help with that). Also, I put away a box of stuff I had yet to unpack from my parents - and I filed some stuff I had crammed under my bed. What's left: file stuff crammed in my nightstand, put up the rest of my pics, get a family pic to put up, sort my nick-nacks on my dresser and other places. Someday soon I might take pics and post them, whether my room is completely ready or not...

I won a Pay It Forward contest, which I think is a fun thing I'm going to try. I won over at my friend Jess' blog. Who will win? I'm kind of excited to see who it is...below are the rules, in quotes.

"The details + the rules:
1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!
2. Winners must post this challenge on their own blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!
3. The gift that you send to your 3 friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the spirit and the thought that count!
4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it! If you are not one of the top three commenters on this post, you can still play along."

I've always assumed that once you get to a certain age, you've got balance all worked out. Now, I realize that you have to adjust when you get married and have children and such, but I thought living on your own was living on your own, regardless of what you were doing. But living on my own without having school is completely different from having school. I now have no time in the day to do things, but several compressed hours from 6-11ish. It's funny - if I cram my night with things to do and accomplish a lot, I feel cheated of my night and exhausted, but if I stay home all night I feel lazy. I guess it's a constant battle no matter your age or marital status. Joy. :)

I'm now a co-author of a blog my brother Brandon started called "Things We Learned From Lost Last Night". It's fun stuff - although, I don't usually think of theories on my own. I talk with Brandon about questions I have and craft them from there, kind of. I've only done one post so far, and it wasn't about a theory, so we'll see how that sorts out.


Brooke said...

Let me know when you have that balance thing all figured out. It's true working full time makes it even more rough to balance- because it seems like you don't control the majority of what you do for the day.and that's what makes it harder than school to find balance- Which is why it's important to like what you do in your job- but anyway- I think that's what balance is all about- constantly teetering from one side to the other- o.k. not dangerously so- but even if you try to stay right in the middle it usually will tip you and you can't stay there for long. So I think crazy busy scheduled nights evened out with chill don't do or go anywhere nights are great. I sure love you! Thanks again for Friday at the Mayan- it rocked!

SEJL said...

I often wish I could go back to college. At least to the last two years when I was on Scroll and life was fun and easier. You'll figure it out, it just takes time. I'm still figuring it out, nearly 2 years after I graduated.
So, you should totally come out here to see me. I think if you did start hitchhiking now you'd get here in time. ;-)

Belacani Deb said...

HA! I'll take cookies! :D I like this pay it forward thing, for purely selfish reasons. Any way, I am glad your room is getting put together. Be sure to take note of the last thing you put up. :) When I moved in the last thing, very last, was an African mask from Ghana. I made sure it was last so that I could tell people about it. Always a good topic of conversation. So be sure to let me know...

Mandi said...

Yay, I'm happy things are starting to fall into place. 3 weeks after we moved to our new place I still don't even have a working kitchen, it's so crammed with boxes. I HATE it. It doesn't help that I have a little boy who likes to take everything out of the drawer or cabinet that I just organized. :)

I know how you feel with the working thing-now that I commute, I feel like I barely have time in the morning to get up and get Brandon off to work/take care of Scott, maybe unpack a box, then it's off to my mom's to drop Scott and on to work. All day. *sigh* Someday the balance will come for both of us.

PS: I can't wait for you guys to come next weekend!