The anti-shoesday, stream-of-consciousness update

Because my feet hate shoes right now. I am finally starting to have a little swelling in the feet & ankles. Just a wee bit. Enough that shoes that were formerly comfortable are now a bit uncomfortable. Not enough that I can’t wear said shoes, they’re just not quite as comfortable.

Other places I’m having swelling = my belly. I can no longer comfortably drive the architect’s truck, as getting in & maneuvering behind the steering wheel is waaaay too much work.

I’m actually not sure how much longer I’ll be able to drive my car. Apparently it’s important to both reach the pedals AND the steering wheel at the same time. I’ve already put the architect on notice that we may be doing a LOT more carpooling in the next few weeks.

And speaking of the architect – yesterday was his first day at his new architecting job. He designed things! And worked for many hours in a row. He said at first his brain was all, “hey! what are you doing?! This isn’t what we do!” But eventually his brain started to remember how to design on command again. He (the architect, not his brain) was in such a good mood last night. Yay!

I am only working two days this week, and am pleased. Next week I’m back to 4-day work weeks (I know! my life is so hard!) for the next 5-6 weeks (my last day, even if Alvie hasn’t made an appearance, is 4/5/12), but I am going to try to work from home at least one day/week for each of those weeks, just to take it easy on myself a bit.

I keep checking my school email account, for some reason expecting there to be school stuff to look at. Yeah – not so much. Because I’m done with school. All that’s left at this point is getting confirmation that I passed my terminal project (and if I don’t, I will be VERY surprised) and then my August graduation. However, I cannot stop looking! I did find out that my final GPA is likely a 3.94. DAMN YOU Data Management & Communication in the Fall of 2009!

GAH – so many thoughts. So few connections.

Recent Comments

  • Brian
    February 21, 2012 - 12:13 pm ·

    Yay! Architect! Boo, swollen feetses!

    Yay! Being done with school! 😀

    I have seven class sessions after today and then I’ll be done with my undergrad work. I’m trying not to go completely insane waiting for grad school responses. Every time my phone buzzes to alert me of a new message/email, I jump and get a bit antsy.

    • gazelle
      February 21, 2012 - 1:15 pm ·

      I am excited to find out where you’re going to grad school as well! My hope is that it will either be someplace I’d really like to visit OR someplace really close. 🙂

  • Brian
    February 21, 2012 - 1:25 pm ·

    Does Ithaca, NY count as someplace worth visiting? I’d really like to wind up there. Cornell is supposed to notify me by the end of this month (OMG! EIGHT DAYS! AIIEE) and they just notified a friend that he was admitted to their MFA program. So that means they’ll take me, too, right?

    • gazelle
      February 22, 2012 - 11:43 am ·

      Absolutely – you are obviously way more awesome than your friend. 🙂

      I’ve never had a desire to visit Ithaca, but I’m sure you could find something in the vicinity with which to tempt me, besides it just being the home of you. (That was terribly phrased. So sorry.)

      • Brian
        February 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm ·

        Seofon nihta! And still nothing from Cornell. 🙁

        Supposedly, there’s a bunch of nature and things in Ithaca that make it a veritable locus amoenus.

  • Carolina John
    February 22, 2012 - 6:22 am ·

    I can only assume that by brain you mean penis. Since that’s all we think with anyway. and if his penis can design things again, that is quite a talent. you should be proud of that.