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Jul. 26th, 2008 11:55 am
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The chaise fits perfectly by the window in my bedroom - this is going to work wonderfully!

Of course, being the stupid person that I am, I decided to bring it upstairs myself - I figured if I tipped it up on the one arm, I could go up one step at a time.

Yes, it worked, but it was a lot heavier than I thought, and I got halfway up the steps and realized that I was not sure I would make it up. But I had no idea how to get *down*. I was a bit worried that each time I had to take the entire weight of the piece on me, to lift it up one step, that it would push me back down the stairs...not smart.

Note to self - make friends with young, strong males. All my male friends are gimpy and old.

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Jul. 24th, 2008 09:48 pm
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I've been idly contemplating getting some sort of comfy chair or couch for my bedroom - something to curl up and read in, or do needlework, or even just watch tv - now that I have a real mattress, I don't like using my bed as a chair.

Of course, my room isn't super large, and I have no way to transport anything, and nothing on craigslist has jumped out at me (have you *seen* the prices of new couches?)

Today my friend/landlord called me - her bf works at an auction house locally and the auction was this evening. They had a lovely chaise lounge that she thought might work really well for me - and her bf thought there wouldn't be any issue getting it up the narrow hallway/staircase.

So, he bid on it for me, and she just called to say that I won! It's like ebay, only in real time!

Now I just have to make room :)

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Apr. 8th, 2007 09:28 pm
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I made it through my first week back at work, after vacation - and it was okay!

Talking to a co-worker of mine last week, I mentioned that I *really* needed a break, because even though I was *coping* with the stress, I was definitely not in a good place. I definitely am much more relaxed and interact with people at a much better level - amazingly enough, after a week off, the world became filled with much fewer stupid people!

Or maybe part of it was me.

My co-worker, who still needs a break, agreed that we definitely work ourselves into a negative place - but at the time, it's difficult to see that a *lot* of the problem is our own stress levels, and how we react to things that happen.

So - note to self - take vacation more often - try to be more self-aware and identify when I need a break before it gets so bad again!!

In other news, I went to Ikea this weekend (all hail flat-pack furniture!) and bought 2 dressers. I've only put one together so far - but it's lovely! I'm going to fill these drawer with all the stuff that is sitting in my room, making my room look so messy!

Also, Walmart Supercenter is open on holidays, unlike many other stores. I picked up a bunch of groceries, came home, cleaned out the freezer (whose door my part-time roommate left OPEN an inch for 3 days until I finally noticed, and everything was wrecked) and put my food in.

Still need to clean out the fridge of scary things (like a month-old taco bell soft taco my housemate left, the last time she was here - ugh) but that can be done tomorrow.


Also, Happy Zombie Jesus Day to those who celebrate!

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