Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

The second in a row, thanks to the lovely calendar!  So far so good, knock on wood and so forth.

It's been a relatively stressful week, I have to admit.  Things will probably stay that way for at least a couple of weeks, barring some extremely unexpected surprise.  But my emergency fund is rapidly approaching my "stable" goal of $10 000, which is great; I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to hit the target before my current contract came up.  I'm not planning by any means to leave the job, if they still want me, but in light of the state of the economy (which according to media is somewhere between "anarchy" and "apocalyptic") it's reassuring to have a cushion to land on.

In other news, I'm going to Beyonce!  I'm pretty excited, and even though it was kind of pricey, I've already paid for it.  Come to think of it, I think my spending is finally starting to mesh more with my values.  I've been spending more on experiences and less on objects.

Tonight I'm headed to the Recession Party, at Pacific Theatre to watch a friend perform.  I don't have much of an idea what the show will be like, but I'm looking forward to the mystery!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Kayak, Here I Come!

I registered for kayak lessons today.  I'm a bit nervous; I have upper body strength of a T-Rex, and now I'm meant to propel myself using only my arms?  Terrifying.  Nonetheless, I'm excited.  I've always wanted to do it, since reading a story about  family who kayaked down (up?) the Amazon in a Ranger Rick magazine, back in elementary school.

My ticker tests came back normal, which things most assuredly are not, so that's a bit of a concern; I'll have to go back in to try to sort it all out.  The issue has gotten a bit better, and seems to be mostly anxiety-triggered, but I'd still like to know why it's just started; I don't think I'm more stressed than I was before the plaguening, so what gives?

I've been more into gardening lately.  So far only the theory of it, as it's still too cold to be adding anything in right now, but hopefully I'll be able to try to get a handle on something this summer.  Of course my mum has the entire space completely packed with all sorts of cool things, I may have to come up with some space of my own...

Monday, March 02, 2009

And Then, There Was The Plague

So, I was struck by...something.  I don't know what it was, but it went something like this:

Feel slightly off.
Feel violently ill.
Lie in bed.
Repeat above 7 times.
Lie in bed in agony, wishing for a break from consciousness but unable to actually slip into dark.
Spend entirety of next day in bed or on couch with pedialyte, friends and Arrested Development.
Finally falling asleep about 36 hours after it all started.
Waking, feeling weak as a kitten, eating a tiny bit, and then noticing that your heart is...doing things.

So the heart thing is still going on; went for an ECG late last week, and am waiting for the results.  The bright side is that so far I'm still alive, so I'm hoping this is nothing too dangerous.

In other news, I've bought a ticket to San Diego for Easter Weekend, to go see the Mo (woo!).  We're going to shop, beach, eat, and go to LEGOLAND.  I'm pretty excited.

I also registered for Mandarin classes.  It's something I've wanted to do forever, but never got around it.   Since I've been feeling so down lately, I decided that I'm just going to go and start doing all these things I keep saying I want to do.  So: chinese lessons.  And later, I'm planning on taking kayak lessons (this is all pending my continued employment, of course).

So to sum up; I was violently ill, there's still something going on, and I've spent a lot of money lately, putting a crimp in my saving rate.  But hopefully I can catch that up reasonably quickly.  Even more importantly, I hope to have this health thing figured out and resolved asap.