Actually haven't updated in a while... hmmm...
Woke up early today... like 7am(!) on a Saturday! ugh... my mind was racing about a little "Excel challenge" that I was working on for Barry -- he was having an issue at work where a spreadsheet was coming in with letter codes and numbers mixed in the same cell and he needs to have it separated into three numeric columns... So I worked on that for a little while and finished it (to get it out of my head... I kept thinking of solutions and couldn't stop thinking about them until I just did it). I love figuring out challenges like that... in fact, I work so much better when I'm trying to do things "difficult"... at work my boss challenged me with something once and I turned out a solution in two days or so... and yet I've got loads of "routine" stuff to do that just drags on and on because I have no drive to do them.
Anyway... we didn't go to camp this weekend... we're going to a friends' wedding reception tonight. Should be nice.
Not really missing camp that much... rather work on stuff around the house... and camp is getting "old" and I'm frustrated with the fact that Barry really dislikes the trailer and we both have grand ideas of what we want to do, but never get any of them accomplished. There's fixing of the roof and plans to redo the inside of the camper and extending the porch... a lot of the ideas are great and we agree on, but some of them are conflicting... we've been compromising well about them I think... but it's all in our heads anyway... I feel like we'll never get anything done... I know, I know... thinking negative like that and then it'll be true... you are what you think!
So other things to do around the house: 1) Move our office furniture around (our new office chairs are too big for the configuration as it is now... we bump into each other if we both try to sit at our PCs. 2) Make / get halloween costumes... I think I want to be "Snow White"... it's going to be a challenge to make a good snow white dress for myself... perhaps I should just break-down and buy one. 3) Finish up some ods and ends (like sewing the leather chaps and hemming a pair of pants for Barry). 4) well... I don't know... I feel like there's more... and I'm sure there is... but can't think of anything off hand...
I've started a to-do list... hopefully that will help make things get done. "Git'er done!"
To update on other things:
Our Bowflex is sitting in pieces throughout our living room and dining room. We discovered that the one main part is bent -- it was in the "late" box that got damaged by UPS in transit. So we haven't been able to put anything together yet because this particular main part is needed in step 1 of the instructions! Argh! Well, the company is replacing the part (for free) and it's on its way to arrive Monday.
Our new Dell laptop is sweet... I haven't been using it much because I'd rather have the monitor, keyboard, and mouse... but very happy with it and looking forward to being able to bring it with us on vacation and such.
Work has been going well for me... quite busy actually and lots of new little challenges that I've been working on. Yesterday (Friday) was a mentally exhausting day... makes for a quick work week, which is nice... I just don't want to feel overwhelmed... but I've been doing pretty good at keeping a prioritized list of things to do.
Thursday night Barry and I went to see "Seussical" the musical... it was done by our local civic theater... they do such a great job with their productions. I'm glad I got us season tickets to all the shows... and we have great 4th row, center seats. I love the theater... Now if I could just find-out about philharmonic tickets... I'd love to go to a concert as I haven't been to a real orchestra in years (many years!). Seussical was really cute... I was a little concerned that it would be annoying (as I sometimes find Seuss gets on my nerves -- like I can only watch Grinch maybe every four years or so, and all of the books are cute the first time I read them, but more than two reads and I get a bit rhymed out)... but it was really cute and had a really nice / positive message: "Because after all, a person's a person, no matter how small."
Well... to wrap things up for today... Haven't done one of these in a while, snagged from obsessing7
... ( a meme/survey thing... )