*Last month I shaved my head. I kept meaning to tell you all that but for some reason never got around to it. Beforehand, I made this semi-big deal about it on Facebook. Like, should I do it/should I not? Then when Jay finally shaved my head it was sort of anti-climactic because it wasn't that much shorter than my usual pixie cut. I guess that's why I never mentioned it, it seemed uninteresting.
*Jay and I watched Back Swan the other night. Eh. Maybe I've just seen too many movies but I was completely underwhelmed by the lackluster storyline of this film. The acting was great but I really wanted more from the whole movie, especially the ending. As I sit here I can't really even think about any memorable scenes. As a side note: Everyone in that movie is really, really skinny so don't watch it if you're having a fat day. Jay made comments to me more than once about this, saying things like, "I don't think anyone in this movie weighs enough to get their period." Or, during a scene when Natalie Portman's character is seen vomiting into a toilet he said, "Oh you're throwing up? It must have been that half a grapefruit you ate two days ago." That's my guy.
*I really need a job. Not just for the obvious reasons of helping my husband provide for our family and bettering ourselves financially, but for the less obvious reason that if I don't find something semi-productive with which to occupy my time outside of the house, someone is gonna get stabbed. Back in Florida, when I had a huge house, I stayed busy all day and the fact that I didn't work wasn't really an issue. But here, our apartment is small and with regular upkeep it can be cleaned in a matter of minutes. So then I'm left trying to figure out how to fill the other 23 1/2 hours of the day. Of course, the girl is with me most of the day, so I spend a lot of time entertaining her, but really, she's not an infant and she doesn't need constant oversight. I try to stay busy with my hobbies and books but I'm definitely feeling the need for MORE. Not sure what MORE is but I hope I find it soon.
The sad irony of all this is that the time in my life when I want to work the most, it's logistically just not possible. Jay's schedule changes weekly and at times can be odd and hard to work around (ex: tomorrow he works from 4 AM until noon). Then there is the girl's 2 1/2 hour school day. These two factors incredibly limit what hours I can work. So, the plan is to start actively looking for a job when the school year is over and the boy can babysit. Then next year the girl will have a longer school day and we'll possibly utilize the after school program at her school, thus giving me an entire day to work. Like a normal person. Just thinking about this makes me giddy.
*To fill some of the many hours of my unwanted free time, I've taken to watching episodes of Law and Order, which, if you have access to enough channels, is on in some form at all times. Not only have I gotten good at figuring out who committed the crime and why, but now I'm starting to pick up on continuity errors within scenes. This would be sort of exciting if someone was around at the time for me to share this with, but sadly it's just the pets and they don't care about my sharp eye. And frankly, I try not to talk to the pets too much because I'm worried that in my severely bored mental state, that would propel me into a level of crazy I'm not quite ready to own up to yet.