January 31, 2013 9:52 pm
Things I have been doing that were not writing on my website:
- Watching BBC’s Merlin
I accidentally became obsessed with this show (and Colin Morgan/Bradley James) and I’m still not over it. I’ve only seen up through the end of season 4 though, because that’s all Netflix has and I don’t know where to watch season 5.
Part-time + freelancing a bit. My day-to-day tasks have changed quite a bit from when I first started this job – I primarily do PHP development now, which, if you know me professionally, you know that this is… not one of my strong points. I pine for the days of developing WordPress themes!
- Putting Wesley back to bed
Kid does not like to go to sleep on the first try. It’s beyond infuriating and I don’t have any idea how to resolve it. Skipping his nap seems to do the trick, but I think he legitimately does need the nap.
- Watching movies starring actors from other things I like
Ten Inch Hero (with Jensen Ackles) and Fast Girls (with Bradley James) are both interesting, feel-good movies I’m really glad I saw. I never would have picked them otherwise, but I figured they’d be worth a shot based on who was in them, and I was not disappointed. Ten Inch Hero is quite a bit more risque than Fast Girls – the latter is about a running team and a girl trying to get along with her snotty rich teammate. Both highly recommended.
- Thinking about getting an iPhone
I might take the plunge tomorrow. I am just so over not having a decent camera to carry around, and there are apps I want to use, and I am tired of having a weirdo phone that nobody has borrow-able chargers for.
- Lurking on Tumblr
I don’t even want to talk about it. My apologies to my followers who aren’t fans of Merlin or Supernatural. (Or if you ARE a fan of these shows, YES LETS TALK LET ME FANGIRL WITH YOUUUUU) (Also, big hugs to wingedwonder who has the best socially-conscious tumblr ever and I am a better person for having followed her.)
- Waiting for friends to have babies
I have two friends due in February and I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET THESE BABIES.
- Planning Wesley’s 3rd birthday party
Because I am a nut and kind of a planner and I just wanted to have something done ahead of time. (His birthday isn’t until the end of March.)
- Taking down our Christmas decorations
ON THE LAST DAY OF JANUARY, NO LESS. Shameful. Currently planning on getting a desk lamp to put where the tree was because I like having a light source there. This is why I leave the tree up for so long – I like the dim glowyness of it in the evenings.
- Avoiding doing my taxes
Normally, I love doing taxes. (I like filling out forms, what can I say?) However, last year, I was so excited to get started that I collected all my papers, filled everything out, got everything completed and approved and sent in, and then received a tax document in the mail from some retirement account thingy left over from my fancypants job in Portland. ACK. I had to file an amended return, and pay some money, and it was a whole mess. I have learned my lesson about early tax preparation and I am now forcing myself to wait until I am 3000% sure everything has come in the mail before I go ahead and file. I do not want a repeat of last year.