thenerdygirl: (What would Dorothy do?)
Writing about feeling down yesterday was pretty helpful and I think acknowledging it in a semi-public manner was the kick in the pants I needed. Why is it always easier to write here how I’m feeling then it is to tell people in my day-to-day life? I suspect it has to do with the fact that my friendslist shares so much that it makes me feel more comfortable doing so. That and I feel like there’s less expectations, if that makes any sense. Anyway, last night I made a point of trying to get back into writing in my paper journal (yep, I keep both an online & offline one) which always helps me figure out what’s wrong and what I need...when I keep up with writing in it.

One problem I noticed was my increased smart phone usage the last few months. I’ve developed a bit of a bad habit of mindlessly scrolling through my phone, especially before bed and when I get up. The new plan is to replace that with more paper journal writing and reading, which will hopefully help me feel more productive. There will be a bunch of other small changes too but I won’t bore you with the details....especially since I want to share these images instead:




These origami pieces are part of Cristian Marianciuc Origami journal series which I first saw on mymodernmet.com. I love this series! I’m nowhere near as good as this artist but it has me itching to break out my origami papers again.
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My dad took another group of people out in his boat on Tuesday evening, including me, John and John's sister, brother-in-law, and niece. It was a great trip, the water was a lot calmer and I had taken a sufficient amount of drugs so I did not get seasick at all. I even managed to catch three fish! Sadly, I don't have any pictures of this or of the whales we got to see as I was too busy enjoying it all to go for my phone. Which isn't a bad thing. As one of my favourite professors use to say, "You can't experience everything through a lens. Sometimes you have to let your memories be the souvenir".

I think everyone had a good time but I was a bit anxious since this was my first time meeting John's sister & her family and there were strangers on the boat so I felt hyper aware of everything I did and everything I said. You know, that over-analyzing feeling of 'Oh God, does everyone think I'm an idiot?' when in reality no one is really thinking of you at all. Probably.

After the boat trip John and I decided to take his sister & her family out to dinner, with the goal of going to a local place. Of course, since it was Tuesday we thought this would be easy but we didn't realize the George Street Festival (a.k.a a big several day long drinking festival) was still on the go. So everywhere was either packed and/or not letting minors into the restaurant after 7/8pm...which neither John nor I realized was a thing restaurants in the downtown area even practiced because we and most of our friends don't have kids. It was a bit disheartening and we felt a bit embarrassed for dragging his sister & family downtown but it all worked out in the end. We took them to Milestones, which is a chain but not a restaurant they had been to before and we got in easily.

I made his niece two crocheted octopuses like the ones pictured here except they were pink, white and purple. She loved them and they kept her entertained during dinner so I felt pretty good about that too. All in all, a good Tuesday.
thenerdygirl: (Poppy 2)
First highlight of the day so far? New work mug!


A surprisingly cheap find at Pipers, a small Newfoundland chain store. Now I just have to try to avoid breaking it like the last few mugs. The second highlight? Chocolate croissants brought in my department head at the library. As much as working at the library may make me feel loopy sometimes (especially as we integrate with our new operating system Alma) I do have to say I have an awesome department head. Even when she's up to her eyeballs in stress she's always super nice, friendly and funny. I honestly have no idea how she does it.

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