Sunday, December 07, 2014

wonderful time of year...

man I've been busy, I'm sure most have been.  Tom, that jacket was from Norse projects also, color deep amethyst, I got a size medium and really wish I'd gotten large, but that's how it goes with online shopping, alas.  I'm going to post some picks of what I'm packing for NYC soon. ha
Friday I had all these things planned, but nope.I was going to get off work by 3:30 and be in the pool by 4pm, then work out, and get to the foreign film downtown by 5:30, maybe stop by a friend's place after 7.... BUT no, I got a message from my friend A about a move job, so we agreed I'd get there by 4:30.. I was a little late, and then we were racing daylight at one point and got most done but not all. I was leaving by 6 and got home and just had some dinner and settled in grading papers the rest of the night. ha
I was grading all day Saturday up until 3:30 I went back and finished the move job.  I got paid $380 from that move and some previous moves. This helps me have some funds for the trip. I already have another $380 in an envelope in the kitchen , and then I had $240 in the kitchen from when the guys were here last month and paid me for the tickets, well anyway, that gives me a good 1000 saved up! woo hoo!  I have $500 in an old college checking/debit account for mad money, and then I've got my credit card paid down to zero. My goal is to spend a little some of it on me, but mostly I want to get all my Christmas shopping done as well. .. we'll see.  Another good thing is I have a bonus coming next Friday which should be about $600.
Saturday night, I met up with S and his bf at 7pm and then we went to a friend of S, Christmas party. IT's an annual thing and although I'm not invited nor really know the guy, I go with S every year. ha  It's funny because I see the same guys every year and we say, Hi again! ha. last night was great because I'd shaved off my beard Friday night, and felt clean shaven and had on my new sweater and was just looking forward to getting and being social.  most of the guys at the party were couples, but either way fun to meet guys in town. THe most exciting part was this one guy N, (who was there w/ his bf too of course :(...) anyway, i hadn't seen hi in a while since before I left to teach overseas in 2008. he used to go to the same gym downtown and we'd met there. well anyhow, so we caught up and talked and I go this name and was friendly to his bf blah blah.  I met another couple who are also going to NYC next weekend.
I'm getting a little nervous as usual, as this will be a busy last week of school, and then flying out Friday right after morning classes.  I planned it too tight, and will arrive 5:30, hopefully at our place between 6:30-7 (I'm splurging on a taxi to get there!). and then as soon as I dump off my stuff, join the guys and head to the show at 8:00pm. It's Only a Play!!! :) can't wait.
all right I better get back to grading papers and these super CHEESIE ION Christmas movies. ha :)
oh yeah, I've been watching Bergdorf Goodman documentary on Netflix in prep for the trip.  I'll probably watch some Woody Allen movies to prep my mood this week too. cheers.

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