September 15, 2015

I awoke before my alarm this morning with a long to-do list on my mind. I had neglected the care of my apartment since I started back at work and it’s really started to show. I can’t let my cats in my bedroom because it’s too messy. I’m afraid my one cat will throw up on all the clothes I have on the floor. My main room is full of cat puke that has not been cleaned, dishes that have not been washed, and recycling and garbage that needs to be taken out. The bathroom is not much better. I neglected to scoop my cat’s litter and so one of them peed on the floor. I was just about to get up early to try and attend to some of those issues when my alarm went off. For some reason when my alarm went off, I was suddenly sleepy and kept hitting the snooze button over and over. I still made it to the early train on time though, even with a quick shower.

While I waited for the connecting train, a man started a conversation with me. We talked briefly, but it was difficult to understand him, both because of his accent and the passing trains. Still, it was nice to have human contact.

I had a good day at work. I love the group of students I worked with today. At all ages, they were so respectful and seemed to have a desire to learn my subject. They didn’t have the disdain for special subjects that many students do. I had a lot of fun with them and even my older students left saying how fun the lesson was! It really gave me the motivation to try and make fun lessons for the future!

On the way home, the same man started chatting with me again. His name is Juan and he was from Ecuador and was working on his English. He offered to help me with my Spanish. My pronunciation is good, but my memory for words and grammar is not. He was very patient and I fear I learned more than he did. We talked in English and Spanish the entire train ride home. It was nice to make a friend.

Then I went over to Christine’s house. I told her I was going to lend her a book, so I brought it over. I completely forgot that she needed to return some Tupperware that I had let her borrow. We hung and chatted for about two hours before I left. When I got home, even though it was time for bed, I stayed up and cleaned my bedroom so my cats could sleep in there with me again. It was nice. I felt like I was really not spending any time with them recently and it was nice to have a clean bedroom again! It was amazing that something I had put off for that long took so little time!

I went online and saw Jack’s latest blog entry. He writes well and I really related with a lot of what he said of his ex. She did a lot of similar things that my ex did, just in different ways. Except for one. He had complained about being made to do more work around the house. I feel like I may have done that to my ex-husband. Not because I was lazy, but because my depression was at an all-time high while I was living with him, so I had no energy or desire to do any work. I wonder if it looked like I was manipulating him. I suppose it’s a moot point now. I’ll just have to remember it so I can fix it in whatever relationship I enter in to the future.

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Nature: I spent 30 minutes walking in nature today.

Finances: I spent $5.75 on parking, $30 in gas, $15 on cigarettes, and close to $30 on food.

Relationships: I chatted online with Jack and in person with Juan and Christine today.

Sleep: I slept 6 hours or so.

Exercise: I walked for 30 minutes today.

Diet: I did not follow my diet today.

De-clutter/Clean: I straightened up my bedroom but did not clean.

Hygiene: I showered today, but did not brush my teeth.

Mood and temperament: My mood was good, but I was very tired. My temperament was good.

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