May 21, 2004


I've been busy, and yet not really busy at all. Strange, I know. But it's been very nice. Quite relaxing, in a way. And I've needed this. After the last 8 or 9 months, I've definitely needed this.

After I got in on Tuesday, I spent most of the evening unpacking and snapping at various people who kept getting in my way. The next morning, I actually got up at 9:30. Quite groundbreaking, really. I continued unpacking, and getting moved into the apartment here.

Today I armed myself with a map of Longview, and began making my way around downtown. I stopped at the Fedex shipping station and sent the cell phone home to my folks. Then I wandered over to the library and got a library card, but no books. Maybe this weekend.

Of course, all this was after I got done telling myself that I wouldn't be using the car much since the A/C is broken. But having the car here is just so handy, even if it is rather hot. I can just up and leave, whenever I want to. Quite a feeling of independence, really.

I also managed to finally start getting all my papers sorted and filed. I've got a long way to go yet, but it's frightfully nice to see things in some semblance of order.

Anna made dinner tonight, and it was incredibly good. Rice, chicken, green beans, and applesauce with strawberries for dessert. I don't think I'll starve this summer.

Then later this evening, when everyone else was dozing after supper, I got strangely inspired to be domestic. So I washed up the last few dishes, then started cleaning the sink. And the sink lead to the counter, and the counter lead to the stovetop and the microwave...

You get the picture.

All in all, nothing terribly exciting has happened. But I've gotten things done. And I've had time to sit around and read in between times. This is definitely what summer should be like.

Forget summer, this is what life should be like.


Posted by Ardith at May 21, 2004 12:29 AM | TrackBack