love good news during a year like this.

I got accepted into the master’s program!! 🥳 By fall of 2022 I will have a master’s degree. I can’t believe it, but I’m excited. I honestly never thought it’d be possible for me, I mean I never even took the GRE or anything because I didn’t want to do anything with psychology anymore, and to continue would be way too costly to justify when I was already over it. I started working full time and never really looked back until now. I’m in a dead end job and I have been living paycheck to paycheck for 7 years. A little hard work and investment are worth it if they’ll get me out of this mess.

Alfie’s doing well and completed his puppy training class. His listening skills really suck unless he has a treat in front of his nose though. I don’t know why he is so much more difficult to train than Frankie was, considering he is much smarter. I guess his work ethic takes after mine!

long time no post.

It’s been quite awhile since I last posted, and for the most part it’s been the same old thing with the exception of getting my puppy on August 8th(!!!) and also deciding to apply to grad school for a Master’s in Data Analytics.

The puppy’s name did end up becoming Alfie, he is a fun little guy but in the past week my patience has been running thin. I knew it’d hit eventually, I’m currently in the puppy blues funk. I’m trying to be patient with him but sometimes I just want to hide under a blanket and not come out.

The school thing was a little bit of a spur of the moment decision on Labor Day, but the reasoning behind it has been going on for a few years. I don’t want to be customer-facing and I want out of this industry. The guaranteed way out is to get a degree in something I can use. Psychology was not a good choice for trying to have an “I can comfortably support myself” career. My application is in and it is just awaiting my two letters of recommendation to be completed. Wish me luck!

i keep thinking it’s friday.

I don’t know why but I keep thinking that today is Friday, so my brain is in Friday chill mode, but I have no reason to be because I have to wake up and do work all over again tomorrow! The plus is that next week I am only working Monday – Thursday as my testing appointment is Friday, then Saturday I pick up the puppy and have the following week off to get him situated and used to being here.

I haven’t picked a name just yet but I am still leaning towards Alfie. Frankie’s namesake is Francesco and Alfie’s would be Alphonse. Frankie and Alfie do sound cute together… 🤔

oddly satisfying keyboards.

I’m such a boring motherfucker that I am just posting so that I can rave about how much I enjoy typing on this keyboard. There’s something oddly satisfying about the clickiness of it. I guess the technical term for that is “key travel,” but whatever. Clickiness describes it better!

Of all the things I could have done tonight, I did not think I’d ponder the differences in keyboards and their clickiness, but here we are. I know mechanical keyboards are very popular, but I dislike typing on them. Boring, plastic keys are my favorite. I just like the backlight on mechanical keyboards because you can easily win me over with pretty lights.

i have nothing to say but i’m posting.

I am only posting because I re-did the layout here and I want to add posts just to see how they look in the new, pretty layout. Shallow? Yes. Shame? None.

The attic fan was installed this morning, and the house temperature is now back in the 70s. I usually keep the thermostat set to 74°F so I am hoping that it’ll get down to that overnight. According to Dark Sky it’s still 80°F outside, so it will probably take a few more hours before it can get that cool.

Frankie looks soooo much happier tonight than he did last night. He is curled up and cozy. I was pretty worried that the heat would make him sick, so I kept aiming the box fan towards him in hopes of keeping him cool. He had water available and everything, but I guess I’m just a paranoid dog mom.

my ac has a real attitude problem.

It’s been a long and trying run with my air conditioning system. Last year I went the entire month of July without a functional air conditioner, and the house would get to 95*F every afternoon. I am trying to prevent that from happening this year but it’s down again and the house has gotten to 87*F daily since.

The annoying thing this year is that it worked on and off through June, but when it worked it worked well. It worked so well that it makes this extra painful because just 3 days ago my house was still comfortable, and now I’m laying in bed and sweating even though I am not moving.

Tomorrow I am spending money I don’t have to get the attic fan replaced in hopes that the heat up there is what is making it so crappy. If that doesn’t work I’m going to end up having to sell a kidney so that I can pay to get the stupid system replaced. 🤞🏼 that doesn’t have to happen.

it’s been awhile.

It’s been a really long time since I updated. To be frank, nothing has really gone on. Lots of working, then binge watching stuff while multitasking online, and sleeping. I have gotten to go ride my bike with my mom a couple of times. She said she’d want to go to the bike trail as well, and I haven’t gotten to ride that since like 2014 or so. I rode a few different ones last summer with one of my friends, but they weren’t as good as the north branch trail.

Puppy news came through last night. The June litter arrived but I am not sure if I’ll be able to have one, as there is only one boy and that is what I want. If they do opt to keep him, there is another litter due in a few weeks so it wouldn’t be the worst wait in the world. We’ll see what happens!

today also sucked.

I had wanted to sign on before 7am today to catch up, but I was so exhausted I couldn’t wake up. When I signed on I talked to my manager and offered to use PTO for yesterday, but he said it was okay and just to get caught up today. I tried but ran into some roadblocks. Tomorrow I will sign on early.

They announced that we’re getting days off around Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. I had PTO scheduled for Tuesday, and now I’m off on Friday for free as well. I am really hoping for decent weather for all 5 days so that I can recharge. I will lay in the yard doing nothing for 5 days straight in hopes of achieving that.

I also started playing Red Dead Redemption 2 because they took GTA 5 off of Game Pass. I actually really like it so far.

i had a horrible day.

The water got really bad last night so this morning I had a rough go of it. I ended up not actually logging into work until noon, after I cleaned up down there and took a shower. After that I was too distracted and exhausted to even look at the computer screen. I feel so guilty but it’s really hard to separate all my covid feelings plus these flood feelings from everything to be able to work.

Tomorrow is going to be a long day of trying to catch up.

i am so tired of water.

As a pisces I never thought I’d ever have a bone to pick with water, but it’s getting on my last nerve. The basement bathroom flooded again. I am thinking it came from the toilet and it was some back pressure from the outside line, which worries me greatly. If it’s something wrong with the line and it’s on my side I am going to be fucked. I cannot afford a $1000 repair, let alone replacement of a water line.

I try so hard to be a good person, I don’t know why I get shit on so much.