It’s September, guys. Sep. Tem. Ber. How the hell did that happen? I feel like the summer flew by, and we are now the merest of days from the holiday season. My calendar says it’s fall! As unprepared as I feel for this development, I must admit I am a bit excited. I love this time of year, and things are just going to get more fun from here. Lots and lots of things in the works, but here is what is going on in my life currently.
Watching – The Great British Baking Show. There is a new season on Netflix and though I was initially a little resistant (most of the original cast is gone) it’s been pretty good. Plenty of impressive bakes, plenty of bad puns… okay, I can get behind this. I miss Sue and Mel, but I guess it isn’t horrible to meet new people, right?
Eating – A lot of salad. It may officially be fall, but Tallahassee is still stubbornly stuck in it’s summer weather and gives no sign of changing anytime soon. Cool foods that require minimal amounts of cooking are still king in our household. We are also lucky in that our local Publix carries a truly impressive amount of salad mixes. Rip open a bag, add your protein of choice, and dinner is done in under 20 minutes.
Wanting – Some laid back down time. Andy and I are still a bit frazzled from both of us starting new jobs. Things have started to calm down just a bit, but with the holidays right around the corner, we want to rest up as much as we can before the insanity ensues. This past three day weekend helped a bit; it was the first chance we’ve really had to relax in a really long time. It was wonderful, even if it wasn’t super productive. Another weekend or two like that and I think we’ll be good to go.
Listening – To a lot of Panic at the Disco. I rediscovered my passion for the band a couple of weeks ago when I found myself in need of some….background noise. Trading in my office for a cube has been fine, with the exception of the noise. Some of my new office-mates are very social, and while I am a pretty friendly person, I find it really distracting when I need to focus and really get into what I am working on. Panic is pretty loud without being headache inducing, and I know their work well enough that I can lip sync along without it ruining my concentration.
Trying: New things. This whole new job thing sent my stress level through the roof. Irrationally so. My take away from this is that I need to try more new things until I can stop being such an overly dramatic pansy. This past weekend it was going to cat yoga by myself; it’ll be an ongoing project. My current metric is if the idea of doing something makes me panic a little, then it might be worth trying. I am a little embarrassed to admit that it seems like I am going to be very busy for the next little bit.
Image from here.