Tuesday, July 25, 2006

July 2006

I'm just keeping ahead of exhaustion.

L at work is due with her second child ... soon. I'm filling in for her, and D, from a temp agency, is filling in for me. I try to pretend my job is like a computer game, with people (the project managers) throwing challenges at me. It's a bit intimidating when they come out of a meeting, having been out of the office most of last week, and offer me a deluge of paper with which to cope. Fortunately, rather than panic, I am comfortable enough to accept it and take notes, and then work like mad to keep up before the next round. (I'm behind at the moment, but not too far.)

Peterbird (Dn. Peterbird?) and I went to Home Depot the other day to get some spray-in insulation and tape (evidently the former is messy) to fill in the gap (significant draft) between the wall and the floor. And we ran into a fellow student who works in the paint department. He showed us some neat things, and Peterbird mentioned we were thinking of painting our apartment. So now our bathroom is a nice, cool lavender with stenciled flowers and a border. My contributions include nagging and unscrewing the bath accessories and staying out of the way.

Still going to the gym and all that. Haven't done as well recently, but I'm just barely hanging in there.

Saturday was my nameday, and since I couldn't take Monday (our anniversary) off, we celebrated them both together. On Friday night, Fr. Raphael had a vigil for St. Mary Magdalene. I wanted to like it more than I did, but I made it through the whole vigil. (Having "bedtime" be around 10 o'clock isn't always as useful as it may at first appear.) On Saturday, we slept in to ... 9 o'clock. (That's irony, i.e., not really sleeping in.) There were chocolate-chip pancakes. Then we went to Fr. Costin's house and played with people there. Dn. Virgil and Fr. Costin went to a twin-baptism, and when they came back there was something that seemed like ice-cream cake. Another Romanian family (with two more adorable little girls) came to play, and I don't know whether they were celebrating my second nameday or our second anniversary, but they sang something happy in Romanian and we had more tasty things to eat. We watched a Jackie Chan movie and came home.

Monday was tough, and today looks like it might be a good day to try to get more things done.


Blogger Mimi said...

Happy Namesday and Anniversary, late. It's great to see a post from you.

I understand busyness and exhaustion, you have my prayers.

Tue Jul 25, 02:26:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Lissa said...

Keep hanging in there, Maig. :)

Thu Jul 27, 05:52:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Lissa said...

By the way... Could you post a picture of the newly-painted bathroom? I'm thinking about doing something like that for Gabi's room. Even better, could you come visit us and do your same part to help me get it done (take down all the light fixtures and nag me until it's finished... maybe also tape up the edges and then keep Gabi out of the way for me)?

Tue Aug 01, 08:23:00 AM CDT  

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