spring is here!

spring is here!

You know those days when you wake up and suddenly realize that *Spring* is here? Today was one of those days. When I went home for lunch, I just felt like singing! I even saw buds on the tree by my apartment! The sun was shining, it was warm outside, and my hair was curly (a sure sign that warm weather is on its way). I opened the door to my porch and ate lunch outside. The cats joined me, but they were more interested in the birds chirping. I really love living in the woods like this. It has its drawbacks (i.e. can’t get television without cable), but it’s very nice. I live less than 4 miles from the perimeter of Atlanta but you wouldn’t be able to tell that from looking at my apartment complex. :-)

I also found out some very good news at work. Postive feedback always makes me want to work extra hard. :-)

I told Paul that I think the reason why I’ve been struggling so much at work is because I’m a person of change. If you think about it, I’ve never done one thing for a year before in my life. In school, we always have semesters and breaks, and when I was in college I would move between Orlando and Indiana during those breaks. I’ve been at the same 40-hr/week job for almost a year now, and I’m getting slightly bored. I realized that I would work a lot better if I could get a laptop and go sit outside on the grass and work on stuff. So I think I need to find a way to change things enough to keep me from getting stuck in a rut. Perhaps I could rearrange the furniture in my office, or I could hang things from the walls (that’s a novel idea. It looks like I just moved in right now.) I’d love to get curtains for the window in my office, but that’s probably too much work.

I had a horrible headache this afternoon and I took off my glasses and worked like that for a while and my headache went away! I was happy. I haven’t had a headache in a long time, which is a good. For a while there, I was taking my Excedrin Migraine every other day (which is bad for your body, or so I’ve read).

In general I’m in a pretty good mood. :-) Today would also be my Grandmother’s birthday. She passed away in 2001 from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. I never really knew her that well, which makes me a little sad. That’s one disadvantage of going overseas – missing out on grandparents. I do have one memory that sticks out in my mind… My grandmother had a heart for the blind, and she would work hard translating books into Braille for blind students. Once my parents went out of town, and my grandparents came to stay with us. I was in 1st grade at the time, and we were talking about Braille in school. My grandmother came to school and taught my class all about Braille. We took index cards and dried halves of peas and made our own Braille cards. I remember being really proud that she was MY grandmother. My grandparents were featured on the news many years later for their work with the blind. I thought that was pretty cool. :-)

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