Monday, August 3, 2015

This Week...

Have you ever been in a friendship you chose to end? That happened to me last night, AGAIN. I'm always a huge advocate for ending friendships. If the friendship isn't working, then why stay in it? There's no point to that. Friendship should be reciprocal.

In this instance, the friendship deteriorated slowly, but quite obviously to me. Everything that was central to the friendship, which was born online, began to disappear. As things changed, I tried to change with it. I threw my support into new endeavors, even if it meant spending money. But things continued to change and deteriorate. I realized I didn't want to spend my money on a friendship and that the internet groups didn't make sense to me, so I withdrew. But the thing is, the more I withdrew, the less of a friendship there was. We communicated less via social networks and our e-mails stopped. When we were in close proximity to each other, a visit was very short and in an inconvenient and strange location. I started to wonder what the hell was the point. I was constantly talking to other friends about the lack of friendship and what should I do...but every solution felt like it would just be an e-mail full of criticism and so, I waited.

But then there was a conversation that turned into everything. My questions about what we had and the changes that happened were turned around on me. Instead of having a conversation about our friendship and where to go, I was accused of leaving, of wanting everything to be about me. But that is the thing about my friendships is they absolutely should be about me. Always. But I guess I have to wonder how I could see everything disappearing and she couldn't...is there even a point anymore? How to you bridge that gap? Well, we didn't. But I'm not really sad about it. Everything was slowly disappearing and there was really nothing left.

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I'm trying to reorganize this list every week so that the top items are what I'm doing. I come back to the list throughout the week, and if you look at an older one, you can see I do actually cross off the items. This week, I've even put them in order of priority (and worked on some while I was composing this post), so that I can easily see what I want to do and go ahead and get it done. I'm determined, but I also have a part-time job now, and that will totally affect things. I foresee many longer days in my future, so I can really get things done in the time I want to complete them!

This week!!!

Run 2 miles, 3 miles, 5 miles, 7 miles
Do three Sun Salutations per week 1, 2, 3
Decide whether to bleach or to dye director's canvas
Finish director's chair
Cut out remaining diaper covers
--->I need more lining material! But I think I have it in the laundry right now.
Sew all diaper covers
Sew all messenger bags
Work on genealogy
Finish kid table set
Return left over materials from kid table project
Finish and mail passport application
Call Great Lakes
Call shelter for fostering options
Package all packages and address
Clean room
Deep clean bathrooms
Finish third book, start fourth book

Personal Projects

Make door desk
Make dresser top desk
Hang all artwork in bedroom
Continue working on quilt
Replace knobs in bathroom
Find mirror for bathroom
Hang all artwork in bathroom
"Frame" Adam's other posters
Redo Adam's toy box
Clean and repair Adam's dresser
Clean out Adam's closet
Go through stuff with Adam
Start looking for rugs for bedroom
Go antiquing and look for knobs
Sew something on quilt
Write and bank all blog posts

Work Projects


Get pics from Narissa for Neko painting
Create plan for improved website
Outline social media and blogging business posts
--->This is not really important to me anymore
Post measurements on Storenvy
Stuff and deliver KJ's animal
Ship diapers to Christen
Create logo for Beep's Babes
Look into blogging for Larry and Boo's Emporium
Start Jen's cats
Start Neko
Start 3 puppies
Sew all doll clothes on bodies
Sew one doll and make practice face
Make baby sleep sack
Try out Jen's dress form for shows, and consider ordering a dress form
Get measurements for butterfly wings

Gardening Projects

Buy replacement bush and plant
Remove root
Create plan and budget for deck at bottom of stairs
--->I have a friend who is going to give me some numbers on this!!!!
Plant more herbs and more hens and chicks
Create plan for paving garbage can area
Measure stairs
--->Decided this is a fall project, so it's going to sit here for at least another month.
Go to hardware store and price out material for stairs

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