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renniekins
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Traveling and Nothing to Wear
It's been a busy week plus something. I've been fairly out of internet contact, which is unusual for me -- especially since I wasn't expecting it.

Last tuesday I packed and flew to Milwaukee to visit my sister. Her wireless router was broken, so I didn't connect much at all. Then we took a train to Chicago to hang out with the rest of our immediate family. They had internet, but I was mostly just busy with family. And the computer time I did have, I spent doing school stuff. Then we trained back to Milwaukee. Then I flew to Detroit.

At the Detroit airport, instead of going home, I instead drove straight to Ann Arbor. I've been in training all week, staying at a hotel nearby so I can interact with my out-of-town coworkers I never see.

Except last night, I went home for a few hours. Tonight, I'm back in A2, and I still have class tomorrow and friday (although this will be my last night in the hotel). I've been sleeping in four different beds for over a week, only one of which was mine -- to complicate matters, I did a terrible job packing and I keep discovering that I do not have the types of clothes I want to wear.

Also I've been disconnected from my normal onlineishness. Essentially I feel generally disconnected and out of the groove... out of sorts I guess.

(And what the heck is all this about zombies?)

Somehow when I went home last night and packed a new bag, I forgot to bring the pants I'd planned on bringing. I don't really want to wear the carpis I wore today again, but they are all I have now. Silly, because one of the reasons I wanted to go home was because I had nothing to wear so I wanted to replenish my suitcase....

On the plus side, I drove to Lansing this evening for dinner with my euchre girlfriends! Even if we didn't actually play euchre, it was great to hang out.

Another plus side is that my coworkers donated $43 to my race for the cure campaign! The Race is saturday!

Another plus side is that last night I spent some really good "face time" with my out of town boss, and I talked to him about a whole lot of stuff on my mind. It was a good conversation, and eventually hopefully I'll find a moment to write it down.

In another conversation yesterday, a coworker and I discussed a friend's family who has been through all kinds of sickness and struggle over the past several years. They really stress to their children to make the most of each day, because you never know where the future will take you. Every night they have a family conversation: What did we do today to make it special?

I like that idea. I don't know if I will always remember to think it over daily, but I like the idea of ending each day with that thought. What did I do today to make it special?

Today I had dinner with some good friends. It was otherwise a chaotic and stressful day, but making the drive and the effort to spend time with them made today special.

[Edit: Although I wrote this last night, I looked at this post this morning and realized there were a few completely wrong bits. Obviously I'm still rather out of it. I raised $43 only, and I took a train not a car to Chicago. It's fixed now, and I must hurry off to work! *yawn*]
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jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: June 14th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like your subconscious thinks its time for Half Nakked Thursday again.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 14th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
HA! Perhaps you're right.
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 14th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like that too. That's an excellent way of making the day special.

*hug*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 15th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
What I wanted to say here, but couldn't figure out how is, sometimes doing something special for one person might mean doing something special for yourself.

I think you realize that mentally, but I suspect you don't always realize it in deeper places. I could be wrong about your feelings, but that's what I suspect.

A happy and healthy Dave does help make the world a better place.
From: writerwench Date: June 14th, 2007 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I tend to review my activities each evening, basically to see if I've actually done anything I consider justifies my existence. Normal housekeeping chores don't count.
'Live each day like it's your last'

Oooh, this reminds me of something we used to sing at Girl Guides. Please forgive if it seems a bit mawkish, but it really struck home to me each time we sang it, during Taps - our end-of-meeting/day ceremony.

'Softly at the close of day,
As the campfire fades away,
Silently each Guide should ask,
'Have I done my daily task?
Have I kept my honour bright,
Can I guiltless sleep tonight,
Have I done and have I dared,
Everything to Be Prepared?''

I always understood it as being prepared for Anything - apocalypse or the Second Coming not ruled out!

renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 15th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I like that. (:
ellison From: ellison Date: June 15th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
(And what the heck is all this about zombies?)

I've been away from the computer a few days too, and came back to two posts asking this same question, yet, in my flist, no zombie entries! Where are the zombie entries?? hehe
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