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A few things, in no particular order.

Thing 1: I have a DESK! A real honest to goodness desk. It looks like this:

It holds things. It is a lovely size and surface on which to write long, rambling letters to dear friends. It makes me very happy. It was fifty dollars, and coincidentally enough I purchased it from my good friend Sarah's landlord.

Thing 2: I've been pondering aging and maturity lately. I have noticed changes in my body in the past year or so, leading me to believe that I am entering a new stage of my life, something akin to "womanhood". Fascinating! My skin has completely cleared up, as has a pesky ear affliction of my youth. My eczema is a bit more persistent (due largely to Pittsburgh's more extreme climate). I am thinking a lot more about children and procreation, though I suspect a part of that is tied in with living with a life partner and thus thinking more about long-term plans. I'm not able to stay up as late as I did when I was 21, and alcohol has a more drastic effect on my body. I get headaches, which never used to happen. I'm more aware of my level of physical fitness - in a more direct, fleshy way as opposed to a cerebral way. All very interesting to think about.

Thing 3: I worked in the field today and I got muddy and it was BEAUTIFUL! Also, as we were sitting by our trucks waiting for a shelby tube to set, the drillers and I witnessed an intriguing natural scene. A mid-sized bird, some type of nesting bird with a white breast, brown wings, and two dark brown rings around its neck, flew and ran into the gravel path and started calling out loudly, and when we paid attention it pretended to be injured, floundering upside-down in a ditch. Justin shouted out to the bird calling its bluff - apparently many nesting birds will exhibit such behavior in an attempt to lure predators away from their nests. We had just moved the drill rig into a very brushy area, prime nesting territory. The bird continued to call loudly from the road, running back and forth, for at least five minutes. Fascinating. It was one of those moments when I felt pangs of guilt for the destruction inherent in my job - the entire woodlands will be razed to make way for the new headquarters for Westinghouse. But hey, maybe they'll make a bunch of nuclear power plants and stop global warming. Hrm, I'd rather not think about that right now, I have enough on my mind.

Thing 4: Dessert tonight consisted of a low-fat capuccino brownie topped with ice cream, raspberries and blueberries, and chocolate sauce. Ye-YUM! No wonder I've gained back 2 of the 7 pounds I lost from Valentines Day thru tax day. Next week, back to my 2-3 nights a week in the gym.

Thing 5: Kitty is cranky. We've been moving lots of furniture around (my craft room is almost ready for an actual craft table and storage bins, huzzah!). We've also been paying less than 100% attention to him at all times, a mortal sin of the highest degree.

With that, I'm off to snuggle with the kitty and get to bed. Mreow!

Thing 6: Drink more water!


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