Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The lists, the endless lists

I'm working my way down my list of things to do, but my list keeps getting bigger. Yesterday I packed up all the Christmas stuff, pulled out the oyster plants on the side of the house, packed up some books and DVDs, had a plumber come out and install the new faucet in the roman tub, set up appointments with pest control, air conditioning, and sod/mulch guys. Today I'm working on laundry and doing some more yard clean up. Oh, and finishing transcribing that darn Clive Barker interview. I'm almost there. There's just so much stuff going on.

We're going to have one last big bash and maybe even a bluegrass band (the whole moving to Kentucky thing, you know).

I feel kind of blah today though. Like I'm catching a cold, which is the last thing that I need. Urk.

Friday, January 07, 2005

He got the job!

Well, he finally heard something. He's got the job if he wants it, but they can't tell him any details (salary, etc.) until sometime next week because of paperwork. They want him to start Feb 1st, but we wouldn't necessarily have to be moved by then. But...we can't do anything house-wise (selling or buying) until the paperwork goes through because they have a relocation program. Agh! More waiting....

Tony's going to tell his dad this weekend. I'll give Mom and Lisa a call too, I suppose. It's all very nerve wracking. I'm happy/sad at the same time.

Will we or won't we?

Wednesday, Tony had his big conversation with the head honcho in Geneva, Switzerland. The guy practically went and told him he had the job, but still no actual offer yet. Agh!

Even so, I had to go out and look at houses. ;-) I'm incurable. I found quite a few that I like in Old Louisville. I love those big old houses with the wood floors and the staircases.

I have been getting some actual work done as well. I re-sent out "Writing Advice from Writers" yesterday to a new market and today I got an e-mail back from the N2Arts editor that he needed articles on fine arts, voice and photography, so I wrote up a quick fine arts piece and sent it off. I've worked a bit on my book, though I've really got to get cracking more on that. It's an excuse, but this whole moving, not moving, new job, no new job thing is just got me all up in the air. I don't feel like I know whether I'm coming or going. Do I start packing? Do I sell my car (which I will miss dreadfully, but little red Mercedes convertibles really don't go in Kentucky)?

Anyway, I'm going to run and pick up the dry cleaning since the GE people are supposed to be here sometime between 1-5 today to look at all our flaked out appliances.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Here's to the first day...

I'm officially onto my writing career now...just have to figure out how to type with nails. Never had 'em before. That's what leaving behind a stressful corporate job will do for you.

The cruise went well, though mom's new boyfriend really needs a hearing aid. It's a different kind of cruise experience when you go with a bunch of 60+ people...my aunt taught me how to knit. I may be the only person who ever went on a cruise and learned how to knit. I've made a bunch of scarves now, though I've forgotten how to do the basic increase (need to go by a yarn/knitting store and have them show we how again).

Christmas was pretty quiet, since we'd bought one big present (that picture by William Grauer) for each other. Tony still spent too much, after he told me not to spend hardly anything, the silly cheat. We went to Charles & Phyllis' house for Christmas Eve dinner and then had Phyllis over at our place for Christmas, since Charles was visiting his mom. Royce and Janet were up in NC visiting some of the grand kids.

Then, kind-of-but-not-quite spur of the moment, we decided to go on up to Louisville and check it out as a) if Tony actually does get the job, it would be good to at least have seen the city before accepting it and b) we were able to swing by both his mom and sister's places in TN. That's my one real issue I think with possibly moving. It's a lot closer to his mom. Don't get me wrong, she's a nice person, but as soon as they get together they just snipe at each other. She knows how to push all of his buttons.

I did manage to clean off my desk today, though I've only done organizing and not any writing. I didn't get up until after 10. I've been having trouble sleeping at night...I wind up waking up around 3 or 4 and then lying there for hours and then finally going back to sleep. I swear I'm going to take a Tylenol PM like around 8:30 tonight. I did also renew my tag online and hound the Kamado people some more (grill should be here tomorrow!!!!).

But tomorrow, writing full bore. I have to figure out what my average word count per day is going to be and what my schedule should be. I'm thinking I should get up, go to the gym, write for an hour or two, do lunch, write some more and then do some housework-y type of thing. Somewhere in there I have to do some Web site work too...Knitting'll have to be a nighttime occupation.

It's just as well that I didn't get Sims 2....I really don't need anything to suck up any more of my time than I'm already spending wondering whether we're going to move or not...