04 August 2011

Generally Speaking

I have not been here in a while.  A lot of nothing is really going on.


The only things I can truly say about the past 3 or 4 weeks is that I have been doing a lot of reading, a lot of cleaning and a bit of not eating.


The new job starts tomorrow and I have one last thing to do before I feel completely happy in my world...and that is clean out the jungle that is my bedroom and organize it so that when I begin the new job I will feel like I have accomplished everything that needs to be done right away..


After I get my first paychecks and get the bills under control, my next thing will to be to make sure that I keep every bill updated.  I just can't wait to get going on this soon!


I also have a new "daughter".  A kitten that my downstairs neighbor couldn't keep because she didn't have the patience to deal with her since she is so young.  The lady had named her Zoe, but I cringe at such a name because it is not one of my favorites...no offense to anyone named Zoe, it just isn't a name that I particularly like.  Besides I am an old fashioned girl and since I am on my Jane Austen journey this year, I have re-named her Emma.  Figures, huh?  I love that name anyway, it is a good name for animal or human.


She is around 2 months old or so and is currently interested in using me as a chew toy! Drives me nuts, but gives me something to really complain about in the grand scheme of things. ~grins


She is a a short haired cat with gray fur and black stripes. I forget what breed she is but I am currently searching that one out.


The new job will open up new possibilities for me financially and mentally.  I will be able to afford this job and with the benefits that come with the job, I am anxious to get started since I have been broke for quite some time now and I haven't had a paycheck in that long.


Once things completely settle down, I do plan on writing.  I know I say this all the time, but I haven't been into it a lot lately and my brain is stalled for ideas.


I am also catching up my Austen blog and working on other things to add to Awaiting Diana's blog.  Hopefully we can get that running soon enough.


Since I have been going back and forth with Awaiting Diana and Diana Gabaldon's An Echo In The Bone, I have hopefully resurrected our discussions on the forum.   It would be nice to see the group up and rolling again or just create a new one...and have lots of fun with it.


I am also enjoying my Twitter again, and learning to stay OFF of Facebook and the crazy world that place seems to be...or at least not checking in so often in the last few days.  I just need a break from that place.


I would go back to my Myspace but not much goes on there anymore. I think it is sad because many of us put so much into the page it is sad.


Anyway, I am running now on new routines and getting organized for the future, hoping that with each passing month and year I am at the new job I can show how good I am and be worthy of raises and more responsibilities.


In a year, I am hoping that the new job is able to help me get a new home.  


I am not fond of the place I live now.  I have been here for a year and I am still trying to get everything out of the packing stages in my room.  I don't know why, but I cannot think of this place as my home.  It just doesn't feel right to me.  It is cheap, yes, but that isn't why it bothers me living here.


I think that it is the fact that most of this area is unsafe.  The building itself is a bit rundown and not really nice.


OK, I don't expect The Ritz type of situation here, but still, the place is just not some place that I feel comfortable in.  I don't feel that I belong in it...I constantly want to go out and find someplace better and someplace more pleasing to the eye.


I wanted to take the initiative and start making things look better and spoke to the apartment manager about it, and he said it would be alright to do so, but I can't until I can get my finances straight again, and he doesn't seem to care about anything here.  


Enough complaining.  


I am also working on myself spiritually!  I think there are things that need to be said for what I feel in my heart and soul.  I  am going to get that right again soon and will update as much as I can on that front!


I don't know, I am tired of wavering there also.  I do believe in God and I have always had  a good relationship with Him, but in the last year, it has fallen to they wayside by other things I thought were more important.  I am working on that one right now as well.  I am more calm and serene these days.  I will speak more about that sometime in the future.


Also, the journey through Jane Austen's world is proving to be a most enjoyable one and I am happy to be on it!


I am loving the Regency period and all that it has to offer along with other genres of romance that I would never have thought I would like!




I am enjoying this time a lot and I hope I can continue to read and work on my blogs together to make them the best I have out there.


I still have a lot to learn about Jane, Regency, and all that encompasses that world, but I am someone who loves to read and I love to explore things that are new and wonderous.


I would love to write a Regency, if I have the voice and talent for it.  It would be a nice thing to be able to do, to have on my ablities.


Now, I am off to read some more, I have to get Persuasion read and work on the Austen blog!


Have a great day!







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