Thursday, June 01, 2006

Status Update

Some things are better. Really. Hell I even cooked dinner last night. The Girl Friend and I went food shopping the other day and I picked up a few things with a vague notion of what I actually needed for some recipes, figuring I could wing it or pick up the missing pieces once I was ready to cook. Chancing that it would be something she liked, and since I had all the ingredients I made "Polenta-Filled Red Peppers" from The Meatless Gourmet. This book has a ton of great, fairly simple recipes (though simple is not a requirement for me!) with lots of basic ingredient - nothing too exotic (again not a requirement for me). I received this book as a wedding shower gift many many moons ago and it has served me well. Add a salad and some Herb Slab bread from Acme fresh from the corner, and voila - Dinner.

My office, as I may have mentioned, maybe not, is done! Okay there still isn't artwork on the walls. I think Cynthia's painting will work in here, and the two Janet prints that need framing will definitely live here. But, but, curtains are hung, the bed is set up and it looks great! And feels great.

Here to your left is the view from the door. Sorry it's a little dark. Could have sworn I had the flash on.

Here on the right is the view to the left of the door, taken from the diagonal corner.

The bed! My favorite place to sit and study, play on the computer, and write.

As you can see the cats enjoy the bed as well.

I am so happy to have this retreat.

The rest of the updates. I am caught up on my progress notes for work. Major accomplishment. Without J there it will be interesting to see how much I am asked to rewrite. I have mixed feelings about this, as I do think I was learning a lot (hence growth, hence pain, hence my resistance) with the edits. After having my first supervision with R, well, I was reminded that J really did do some good work with me. Such a mixed bag, getting what you ask for.

Except for this week, I usually go to the dog park 4 times a week, which means while it's mostly strolling and frequently stops, I get walking in and I am outside. I have really missed it this week. On a related topic, I am trying to be more aware of what and how much I eat in order to deal with the return of most the weight I lost 2 years ago. It's been about a year since it returned and I am tired of it, especially since the plan was to lose more, not gain it back. Soon that Pilates DVD will find it's way into the desktop computer in my office. There's a reason the floorplan calls for space in the middle of the room!

School. I am trying to frame this as positively as possible, as TGF keeps reminding me. It is hard not to beat myself up for how behind I am, and behind barely describes it. Drowning would be more accurate. However, I am attempting to be positive here. I posted the week 5 response in one class (note - this was due in April!). Have done the reading for week 6 in the same class. This is an accomplishment. I have been posting irregularly to the "journal" portion of my Practicum class. I have a lot to do in so very little time and discipline is not my strong suit. Well it is for some things. The perfectionism and thus the procrasination that has followed me forever are getting old. I am feeling like I really need and am able to do something about it, though I don't know what that is yet. I'm sure I will write more about that later, but now I must get my butt out the door for group supervision.


Ancrene Wiseass said...

The perfectionism and thus the procrasination that has followed me forever are getting old. I am feeling like I really need and am able to do something about it, though I don't know what that is yet.

Yeah, that sounds more than a little familiar. And so does having gained back weight lost not so long ago . . . .

Your office is gorgeous. Gorgeous!

And congratulations on the progress you're making. We perfectionists need to remind ourselves that, no matter how far behind we are, even a little progress is a very good thing.

Gandksmom said...

Good for you! It sounds as though you are getting organized and I bet with that comes the getting things done part! WTG!