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Bored and annoyed

I'm having some ennui today. First, my eyesight is really blurry. My next vision-training lesson isn't till Thursday. Apparently, ennui eats up the crystal clarity.

Second, not only was my bento today frightening-looking, but salted almonds accidentally soaked in raspberry juice--well, now I know what ennui tastes like.

Third, my work is annoying the crap out of me. I won't bore you with the details; suffice it to say that a) the head guy, let him be as charming and Canadian as he may, has a propensity for reiteration. Lots of it. *eyeroll* I get it already. Stop talking now.

And b) they told us yesterday that we'll be working on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Thursday, Thanksgiving Friday, Thanksgiving Saturday AND Thanksgiving Sunday. Save a turkey: work where I work.


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Jul. 22nd, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
salted almonds accidentally soaked in raspberry juice--well, now I know what ennui tastes like.

Ah. And ick.
Jul. 23rd, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Yup. Not horrible, but definitely not good.
Jul. 23rd, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, the ever-lasting, ongoing battle with boredom. Just when we think it has sunk into the sunset of our lives it rises again, shining it's way into every aspect of our lives. Hhhhhh...

How annoyingly frustrating. I guess is all we can do is turn towards the things that don't bore us. But I do understand how unavoidable some aspects of it are. Like work! Like a lunch that didn't quite make it to perfection. Like loosing sight of what we want in life and the path it takes to get there. (For me) What path??? Yickes, Was I supposed to be following a path? No wonder my eye sight is so fuzzy!

Even though you are having one of those ennui kinds of days I know you are making huge strides to walking you correct path. Some days the view just isn't as interesting as others.
Jul. 23rd, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the perspective. ;-)

I'm working late hours and losing a lot of my evenings for the next two or three weeks, and that's hard, but here's a cool thing: when I finally did get home last night, Leroy the yard guy had been, and had cleared a big swath of that full-sun area next to my driveway in the side yard.

At the same time, Helen's reading Square Foot Gardening and Cubed Foot Gardening, and told me that according to the books, just what Leroy cleared yesterday for 35 bucks is enough to feed me fresh produce all year round and probably preserve quite a bit as well.

So though my evening was shorter than I like, it had some really fun stuff in it. Hel and I making big raised bed plans, and it's all very exciting.
Jul. 24th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
"...making big raised bed plans, and it's all very exciting." I can't wait for your (step-by-step?) pictures of the process, whether you end up "squaring" or "cubing" or (best of all) using some of the ideas in both of these books, plus whatever you and Helen come up with on your own. Bartholomew's "All New Square Foot Gardening" book got me going this spring. Lots of fun, lots of work (the first year especially), and lots of good salad-suppers: 15 minutes from ground to table. (Much left to learn--so I'll watch your LJ site.)

Jul. 24th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
merrymaia's posts about your square food gardening adventures were my first exposure to the square-foot gardening concept, so the pollen is flying in all directions!

You just know I'll be posting about my farming trials and tribulations--I just can't stop myself.
Jul. 23rd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Meant to say, straining to see your path in life making your eyesight fuzzy: brilliant insight!
Jul. 25th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
well, now I know what ennui tastes like

Jul. 25th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
I don't hit the target every time with my lunches.
Jul. 26th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
But hey, now you know. Hee.

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