Someday I’ll be born

I don’t know whether the people at work are playing games or not. The good news is that it looks like I’m NOT working on Saturday. Can I get an Amen? I can finally take the test for my class this weekend because I’m not going anywhere on Sunday. Hallelujah! Shouldn’t this be in the ‘Plans for the weekend’ section? Lol, I’m just so excited after the craziness of last week and weekend.

UPDATE: *^%$. It now looks like I am working on Saturday. I’ll be helping out another department.  And you wonder why I think someone at work is reading this blog. Hmmmm.

We had a three-day break from training, and I didn’t really enjoy it. I miss being in training every day. No one told us we would have breaks. I’m sure I will wish for a break when we are in training daily in April through June. That test!! OMG. I needed an 85 to pass. I made an 88. I barely made it. That ish was hard. I don’t know how I passed. I could only get 5 answers wrong. I straight up guessed on two questions.

I never did an update on my carpal tunnel syndrome. Well, what people said on the internet about wearing a brace is true. The articles said that wearing a brace can “cure” CTS. I didn’t believe that because I was in so much pain. I didn’t believe something so simple could “cure” it.  I don’t even have to wear my brace every day. Sometimes I even skip a week of wearing it, but that’s probably not wise. Sometimes I  feel pain, and I know I need to wear my brace that day. And I got my braces from Amazon. No custom-made braces and it still worked.

I put cure in quotes because as far as I know, I still have CTS. The brace just helps. I’m pretty sure it’s not a cure. If I went two weeks without a brace, the pain would be back.

I did something nuts. What else is new? I told my mom that I wouldn’t be available from June 15 – June 17, but I didn’t explain why. I’m sure she is going to ask why eventually. Sigh. In case you don’t know, those are the dates of my getaway from DC. Btw, I incorrectly assumed the tiny house/cabin would be in Northern VA. Nah, it is near Shenandoah National Park. It should be really nice. YAY for getaways. 🙂 I’m so cheesy.

I forgot to mention how the work meeting went. I didn’t have to talk! This probably won’t last forever. Everyone else had so many complaints about training, I didn’t have to contribute.

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8 most listened to): Ellie Goulding, Rachel Platten, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Ella Henderson, Broods, Brandi Carlile, Kesha

I’m in love with the new Ellie Goulding single. I don’t know how anyone can hate this song:

TV of the week: Alias Grace, My 600lb life, basketball

Movie of the week: none

STOP THE MOTHERFUCKING PRESS! How did I not know that my favorite man, Michael B. Jordan is going to be in a movie based on one of my favorite books of all time? Too bad it is on HBO. I’m sure I will be able to watch it eventually. Here is a part of the trailer for Fahrenheit 451.

I’ve loved Michael B. Jordan since I went to the theater to see him in Fruitvale Station. I don’t go to the movies anymore. That’s another entry for another day. Very excited to see this movie in the comfort of my home…one day. I’ll probably get an HBO free trial when the movie comes out.

Podcasts of the week: Joyce Meyer, Fresh Air, The Kate & Mike Show, Pop Shop

Books of the week: Now reading –

I’ve decided I’m going to only read books I’m passionate about for the rest of the year. So there will probably be more 5 star books than usual. I’ve stopped reading so many books these past couple of weeks because I wasn’t captivated. I want passion!!

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get To Work Book


Plans for the Weekend: Just chilling. Not really. I wish. I’m going grocery shopping on Saturday if I don’t have to work. It should be a quick trip because I don’t have a lot to get. Then wait for it…I’m going to stay home all day Sunday. I will probably take my test for my course because I’ve been MIA. I don’t want to hear from my instructor. I think she’s given up on me. I’m cool with that.

I hope the Nor’easter won’t hit us too hard. It is supposed to be very windy. But we aren’t getting snow or rain. I already picked my trash can and some trash off the ground due to winds. As long as my house and car are okay, I’m fine.

I’m hoping to stay in all next weekend. I don’t care if I have to work as long as I don’t have to leave my house, I’ll be happy.

Thanks for reading. I really appreciate ya for checking in! Have a great weekend. 🙂


Took my own advice

I sent a ton of documents to the state because they said I might have unclaimed property. 8 weeks later I got a check for 62.87 in the mail. Woohoo!!!111! I didn’t think I was going to get anything back. I have no idea where this money is from. They didn’t tell me. I’ll take it. 🙂

I’m back on Abilify daily. I can’t stand the nausea. However, when I go to the doctor in March, I’m going to ask for a 2mg prescription and cut the pill in half so I will only be taking 1mg a day. Right now and since I’ve been on it, I’ve been taking 2.5 mg a day. (I split the 5mg in half). Hopefully, the lower dose will take care of the withdrawal and any depression.

I still might ask my doctor about TMS. But TMS won’t take care of Abilify withdrawal. Hmmm. TMS must be nice. No medicine, but I don’t mind taking an anti-depressant. I’m not anti-med like the cool kids. I just want to stop taking Abilify, but my body doesn’t want me to. Whatevs.

I was the worst at spin class again. :/ And I can’t put those damn cycling shoes on the bike without help. Ugh! I only burned 255 calories this time, and I was trying really hard. I have one class left on my Groupon. I know I’m not going the next two weekends, but I might go for my last ride after that.

I don’t know what I’m doing this weekend. It depends on work. Another department is really behind, and they want a few of us to help them. I volunteered to help, so that might happen this Saturday. Don’t ask me why I volunteered. Long story.

Update: Apparently I’m working 5 hours for the other department this Saturday. Well, at least I get paid overtime pay, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. I just hope they train us well because there were issues with that once before. That’s all I’m saying about that.

Oh, God. We are going to have a meeting with just the 5 of us in training and our manager to see how training is going. That means I have to talk. &*%$ I will have a few remarks prepared. But I don’t really know how training is going. I rarely or I probably should say NEVER talk during meetings. I recently had to say something during an instant message meeting at work, and I freaked out about that. Now I have to use my voice?

This is one of the reasons why I didn’t want to be in the first group to go through training. Now we might be expected to talk about it and help or teach the others. I have trained people in person before at this job but not a ton. I was very comfortable with what I had to train people on YEARS ago. I had been working with that system for 2+ years before I trained someone. This is totally different. I don’t know this crap. At least it won’t be in person. Helping people through a computer is a little easier…unless I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. 😉

I’ve only been in training for 6 days. All I can say is this is very different from what I do now.  My thoughts on it are all muddled. Some things are very confusing. Tomorrow is the big test on all that we’ve learned in part one. I’m a little worried about it because it’s timed. I have to pass! No pressure.

Well, I’ve gotta go. As of right now, I have no overtime scheduled for Thursday and Friday. I would like to keep it that way. That being said, I would like to have more overtime opportunities in the future because I need the money. But right now, I just need a break.

I am an uphill battle


112 days until our (my dog and I) Escape from DC weekend getaway

The Dems really need to stop acting like they care so much about gun control. They had a chance to do something about it in 2009, and they did nothing. They had the 60 votes to pass something. Stop pretending. I’m not buying it. I just got a text from the DNC about supporting their gun crap. Please.

I think I may be going through Abilify withdrawal. 😦 I’m more nauseous than usual. And I have a headache, but I don’t know if it is due to training or the lack of Abilify. Right now I’m only skipping two days between doses. Will I ever be able to stop taking Abilify? Or will I have to deal with being sick? I just hope I don’t get depressed. That’s the most important thing.

Ugh. The nausea and headache definitely have nothing to do with training and everything to do with Abilify. I’m convinced of it now.  I might go back to taking the Abilify every other day. That’s how much I hate feeling nauseous. I just can’t deal with the withdrawal. This really sucks. I wish there were something to take for nausea (another med!), but nothing OTC is strong enough.

This week has been so busy and just nuts. I’m never working this much overtime again. The training is really hard. I’ve only completed one week of training. Well, I’m a day behind right now. I’m glad some of this training is at our own pace. On Monday, I will probably be in training for most of the day. We get to divide our day between work and training. They claim they want us to focus on training, but I feel bad for not getting any work done, so I try to do both each day.

It’s funny when I tell certain people what I do, they think my job is easy. ROFL. My job is so stressful. We cannot make mistakes. That is probably the most stressful part of my job. They also expect us to be highly productive. We get measured daily, weekly, and monthly. If we could work a little slower, then maybe there would be fewer mistakes. So much pressure. Even the managers email us about handling our stress on the job. I think that’s funny because they are the ones pressuring us. But this is a corporate environment. What should I expect? Corporations don’t care about us. That’s the bottom line.

OMG! I just found out that Marie Forleo was at Gabby Bernstein’s talk in Los Angeles! She was one of the 1300 people in the audience. She heard me say I don’t have any friends. There’s no point in freaking out now. It already happened. LOL. I love Marie. Who doesn’t? But I’m so embarrassed. I really didn’t have to know she was there. If I ever were to start my own business (probably will never happen because I’m not interested at all), I would take Marie’s B-School and Gabby’s Spirit Junkie master class.

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8 most listened to): Brandi Carlile, Rachel Platten, Kesha, Tori Kelly, Camilla Cabello, Maria Mena, Mariah Carey, Lea Michele

TV of the week: Celebrity Big Brother, PLL

Celebrity BB is so entertaining. They are playing HARD. Too bad it ends on Sunday. I hope they do it again next year. It’s hard to find celebs to stay in a house for 3-4 weeks. Plus, CBS doesn’t want to pay the celebs. They say it’s “too expensive.” As if CBS doesn’t have any money.

Movie of the week: none

Podcasts of the week: The Lively Show, The Rachael Maddow Show, True Crime Garage, Mentally Chill, Pop Shop, All in with Chris Hayes

Books of the week: Now reading –

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get To Work Book


Plans for the Weekend: I just want to stay in bed and read all weekend. I need a break. I’m exhausted. But I agreed to work 5 hours of overtime on Saturday. Blah. And I have to organize my shelves and hang up my clothes. Do I sound like a slob? Lol. I just have to get organized. On Sunday, I’m going to spin class.

Thanks for reading. Have an awesome weekend. 🙂

I want more best days

This has been the best February ever as far as weather is concerned. I have only been going to the park about twice a week because it has been rainy, but the temps have been in the 60s and 70s!  I bitched about the weather in January so much so guess who is so grateful for this weather? My electric bill for January was $290. I kid you not. I thought it would be more than that because it was so cold and my house has not been weatherized. I have to do something different for next winter.

Wednesday at the park was one of the best walks I’ve had in months. I saw a bunch of people on bikes, but no dogs. It was great.

I’m going to start skipping two days of taking Abilify next week. I’m scared. Maybe terrified. I hope I don’t see any side effects. I’ve been taking Abilify every other day for about 3 weeks. I can’t afford to ever go through withdrawal. Who can? If “Abilify withdrawal” were a thing, maybe there would be resources, but there’s nothing. Sigh. I would like to point out that I’m on a very low dose of Abilify and I still can’t just quit it cold turkey.

I shouldn’t talk about work when I suspect someone from work may be reading. But I’m gonna do it anyway. Only 2 people have gone through this training in our department. I was picked in the next group. We are considered the first real group to go to training. She chose me and the 4 other people because we have good reading comprehension. Lol. Thanks! 🙂 We have to do a lot of reading for our job.

I just wish I knew the schedule. Training starts on Monday, and I know next to nothing. I do know that we have to post on a discussion board almost daily. I HATE THAT! And they even have that ‘like’ shit like Facebook. I’m going to be the last person to post every day so people won’t have time to like or even read my posts. What kind of crap is this? Are we back in college or high school? Ick.  The training will take place at home (thank god), but we have 2-3 hour meetings via the phone and internet at least a few days a week. It might be every day. I will probably have a lot more to say about training because soon this will be taking over my life.

Update: I received the training schedule for the next week and a half. Is this how they are going to do things? Training lasts until the end of June, but we only get a week and a half of the schedule?  Well, I won’t be able to plan for things in advance. I have a doctor’s appointment already scheduled for March. I can’t change that. It is very hard to get an appointment with him. I only have 2 hours off that day. Hopefully, it won’t affect my training.

I lost my Fitbit Zip about 2 months ago. It fell off my pants and eventually, my mom found it outside her house. It was ruined by the time she found it. I had that for over 2 years. I miss my Zip. 😦  I finally ordered a Fitbit Flex 2. It is on backorder. It should be here within 2 weeks. I can’t wait to finally have my walking stats again. The only thing I don’t like about it is that I have to sync it with the app to find out my stats. I prefer the Zip because I could tell how many steps I had by just looking at it.

Update!! – My Fitbit shipped. It should be here Wednesday, but I probably won’t pick it up from my mom’s until Sunday. Woohoo! So excited. YAY. 🙂 🙂

Update #2 – MY FITBIT CAME ON A SUNDAY! I totally mean to yell. I have it right now. It is charging. Total yayness!!111!!!

These school shootings are scary. I don’t know what it feels like to send a kid to school and wonder about it. All I know is that my sister is a teacher. And this is some terrifying shit! It could happen anywhere.

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8):  Kelly Clarkson, Lissie, Zedd, Anna Nalick, Justin Timberlake, Ben Platt, Kesha, Kendrick Lamar

I forgot how much I love listening to Lissie’s music. I was thinking about going to the 9:30 Club in DC to see her on tour. I forgot that they do general admission for their shows and  I don’t do general admission. Oh well. This is probably for the best. I don’t need any more plans. Her new album comes out March 23. I can’t wait that long! :/

TV of the week: Curling, basketball, PLL, Celebrity BB

I don’t know what to think about Celebrity Big Brother. It’s like regular Big Brother on speed. I want Shannon to win even though she has next to no chance. I still like Meta World Peace, but I’m disappointed because he didn’t bother to watch one episode before agreeing to be on the show. Ugh. Yes, I take BB very seriously. It is definitely one of my favorite shows. I love Grey’s (when I can binge watch it) and Big Brother.

Movie of the week: none

Podcasts of the week: The Lowe Post, The Lively Show, Open Run, Ryen Russilo Show, All In with Chris Hayes, True Crime Garage

Books of the week: Unfortunately I didn’t finish reading any books this week. Now reading –

I watched the Aaron Hernandez trial live every single day. I don’t know what the book can tell me that I don’t already know. I didn’t follow his NFL career that much because he was a New England Patriot and I hate the Patriots. I’m hoping to learn more about his history in this book. **Possible spoiler** The news of his death hit me HARD. I was shocked and saddened. I remember barely being able to work for an hour after hearing the news. I kept thinking about his girlfriend/wife and their kid. So sad. Plus, he had CTE. And this is exactly why I no longer watch football.

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get To Work Book


Plans for the Weekend: This is probably the busiest weekend I’ve had in a while. I don’t like busy weekends, but most of these things I’m choosing to do. On Saturday I’m working 3 hours of overtime. Then I’m taking my mom and dad grocery shopping to two stores. (My dad is coming back to the States tomorrow). After that, I’m picking up my taxes. I still don’t know how much I’m getting back, but I do know I have a refund.

On Sunday, I’m going to spin class for an hour and then directly to the sauna. I still have to make a decision on whether I want to spend money on spin class or the sauna. This weekend will have a lot to do with my decision. I may decide to just commit to neither and do drop-ins.

I hate being out all weekend. Sunday is more of a choice and Saturday is just doing things I have to do. I didn’t do any school work this week. I’ll start doing it next week. Maybe. I’m working overtime every day except Monday next week.

Thanks for reading this entry. Have a great weekend! 🙂

I wanna suffer for my sins

I have a feeling someone I know is reading this blog.  Someone said something. (vague enough?) I stopped checking all stats during late December 2017, so I have no idea what’s going on. Now I’m paranoid, but I won’t check my stats. Besides, it won’t tell me exactly who is reading. The stats aren’t that detailed. I hope no one I know is reading, especially someone from work!

I’m going to cycling class on Sunday. I hope I’m not the worst in the class again. 🙂 Then right after that, I have a session at the sauna scheduled. The buildings share the same parking lot. So perfect. This may be my last sauna session until next winter. I’ll see.

Gabby Bernstein and I had another nice chat. Okay, not really. It wasn’t like it was in LA. But there were only 20 people in the chat. I’m in a closed Facebook group she recently started, and she had a private chat scheduled with any of the 377 people in the group. Only 20 people made it live.

I asked my question in advance, and she answered it first! And she took her time. The answer was so helpful. I get it now. I asked her what judgment had to do with debt because Gabby previously said everything comes to judgment (paraphrasing). She answered my question by going into what A Course in Miracles says. Also, she said don’t focus on the debt because that’s living in lack, focus on earning and having fun. I’m simplifying her answer. It took her about 3-5 minutes to answer the question. I have to watch the video replay. I was so excited she was answering my question. I probably missed something.

I’m the queen of living in lack. I have to catch myself constantly. I was surprised she picked my question and how in-depth she went. She even said she wished she could talk to me and ask questions. I don’t use my real name on Facebook, so she had no idea that I’m the person from LA with no friends. I want to keep it that way until I see in person at her at a Kripalu retreat. Like I’ve said, I feel like I let her down and I don’t want her to know that I still don’t have any friends.

Work update: Unfortunately, the people who have been in training are being really honest about how hard the training is. I was really looking forward to it, but regular work is hard and stressful enough. I don’t need the training to be hard too. Pout. At least I know what to expect.

Since I can’t take my birthday week off in May, I have the last week of July off. I’m definitely not planning on going anywhere. Everything is expensive and crowded during that time of summer. So I’m staying home. I’m still going to try to get my birthday off. But if the training is really challenging, I’m not going to miss a whole day of information just because I don’t want to work. I should find how hard it is soon. Training starts next week.

Update: It looks like I can get my birthday off! My manager just told me I should be comfortable with the new system by then so taking a whole day off won’t hurt too much. Yay!

My “Escape From DC” isn’t until June, but I’m already stressed. It’s not just about the no cell service part. It’s my dog! When I was booking the trip, I decided to read the rules, and they have a rule about barking dogs. Um. My dog barks when he hears something. He is a watchdog (not really, but you know what I mean). As long as there isn’t noise, I’ll be fine. They give one warning for a barking dog, and then they ask the person to leave!!

He barks when he hears a vehicle pass by the house. God forbid people are talking outside. I am going to take my noise machine with me and turn it all the way up. That might solve any issue. There are about 20 tiny houses on 80 acres of property. How well are they spaced out? I have no idea.

I leave my noise machine on 24/7 at home, and he rarely barks. But I also don’t have close neighbors. I know it is pointless to worry about this. It’s also stressful because of the secret thing. I still don’t know what I’m telling my mom. We are supposed to go to the grocery store that weekend, so I really have to come up with something.

It would be nice if I felt like I could tell the truth, but I don’t think she would ever forgive me. 😦 I’m not lying. I’m just going to ask if we can go to the grocery store the next week and not give a reason why. Sigh. Between my dog and my mom, I don’t know if this was a good idea.

I feel like this entry is all over the place. Sorry. My mind is not functioning correctly. I’m posting this during lunch while I’m having a dance party. lol

Learn to let go

I guess I’m weaning myself off Abilify again. I’ve started taking a dosage every other day. It wasn’t planned, but one day I just skipped so I figured why not keep skipping days. After a couple of weeks, I will probably skip two days and then 3 days. I haven’t figured it all out yet.

It looks I got picked for training. :/ I kind of want to go to training just to do something different, but I’ve heard it’s hard. I love a challenge, but not when it comes to working since other things like my livelihood depends on it. However, since I can’t take off time until July or August, I have 3 days off at the end of next week! Yay. Celebrate!! I was so nervous about asking for time off on such short notice. But fuck it. They won’t let me get my birthday vacation so what’s wrong with asking for time off next week? I could have taken the whole week off. I probably should have.

I have to book my Getaway from DC weekend vacay soon. I’m still nervous about not having cell service, and I feel guilty for keeping it a secret. I just have to get over it.

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just booked the Getaway! I was a nervous wreck the whole time. OMFG. I am going to a cabin/tiny house in the woods on June 15th and I’m returning on June 17th. A weekend getaway. I’m still nervous. WTF did I do? My dog better behave. Ack!

I enjoyed the Grammys this year. It wasn’t great, but I had no expectations, and that’s why I think I enjoyed the show. The performances (for the most part) were good. I don’t care about the awards as much anymore. I used to care because the awards would affect sales and that does matter to the musicians. Well, Kesha’s song, “Praying” went back in the top ten on iTunes, so the Grammys still do affect sales somewhat. To all the people that like “Praying,” you’ll probably like the album so buy that too! 😉

I won’t even comment on the Grammy boss saying that women need to step up. What BS. I listen to mostly female musicians, so I’m not having any of that. Whatever. Ugh.

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8):  Kesha, Rachel Platten, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Brintey Spears, Carly Rae Jepsen

Bad reviews are coming in for Justin Timberlake’s album (by music critics). I’m not shocked. His music is very hit or miss. If I don’t like the new album, I’m so glad I’m not seeing him on tour when he comes to DC. I would still probably enjoy myself, but a concert is always better when you like the new music. I’m still excited to watch him at the Superbowl halftime. I don’t watch football anymore because it kills people. #BoycottFootball But I will watch halftime.

I don’t get why people are still so mad over the Janet Jackson prank, yet they aren’t as mad about JT doing a movie with Woody Allen. Don’t get me started on Woody Allen. Gross! (for lack of a better word).

TV of the week: basketball, news, Grey’s Anatomy, PLL

I’m excited about the winter Olympics. I love curling. It is definitely my favorite thing to watch. I’m also thrilled about Celebrity Big Brother. lol.  I want Metta World Peace to win so bad. I heart him. I also like Brandi Glanville. I don’t think Brandi will win. She’s a shit stirrer on purpose. That rarely works, but we’ve never had a Celebrity BB before. So who knows?

Movie of the week: I’m 90% through The King’s Speech. I’ll try to finish it this weekend.

Podcasts of the week: Mentally Chill, The Mental Illness Happy Hour, All In With Chris Hayes, True Crime Garage

Books of the week: It’s been a while since I’ve done this section. I’ve finished a few books and started new ones. I finished reading White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing by Gail Lukasik (4 stars), My Lovely Wife In the Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach (5 stars), and Judgement Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein (5 stars). TWO books with 5 stars in one month?? That never happens.

Now reading:

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get to Work Book (coming Sunday)

Plans for the Weekend: A spin class on Sunday! I’m excited. Obvs. I’m also going grocery shopping and doing school work. I’m just looking forward to only working two days next week.

I hope to go the park today. I haven’t been since Saturday. It was about 60 on Saturday. Today will be 55 degrees. I got on my treadmill twice in the past 11 days! How sad to be so excited about that. But my dog is the problem. I can’t leave him alone while I’m on the treadmill. He’ll make a big mess. Last Monday he was at the vet being boarded (LA trip). And this Tuesday, I left him outside while I was on the treadmill. Obviously, I can’t leave him out there if it is really cold so that is why I’m glad I signed up for 4 classes of cycling.

Every winter I need to sign for some kind of class since I’m not going to the park every day when it’s cold. I used to go to the park as long as it was over 35 degrees. Now I won’t go unless it is at least 45. Sometimes I feel sick (like I’m getting a cold) when I go to the park when it’s really cold.

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend. 🙂

I’m still hanging on

Woohoo! I’m going to a cycling class this Sunday. Yeah, it’s kind of like SoulCycle. I’ve never been to a cycling studio before. I usually just go to the regular gym and take a cycling class. The class is usually only 45 minutes, but they are doing a Superbowl special. It will be 60 minutes. More calories burned!

I like that they let people reserve what bike they want online. The only problem for newbies is that you might not know which bike you like until you get there. I picked a bike with not too many bikes around it, of course.  Another issue for me is that I’ve NEVER been on a real bike so I’m not good at cycling. But I always sweat, so it is still a workout even if I don’t have the best technique.

I have 3 more classes left after this Sunday. After that, I may not go back. The classes are pretty expensive. More expensive than most yoga classes!

Work news: It looks like I can’t take a real vacation until after August. Um, is that even legal? LOL. I will find out soon if I’m in the next training class for the new system. I always go on a birthday vacation. This year I might not even get my birthday off. All I know is that I’m not working all day on my birthday. I’ll take only 2 hours off if I have to.

Too bad because I found a cute basement like studio apartment thingy. (I don’t know what to call it). It is 4 short blocks from the beach. My dog could come! It could be great. I was going to spend 3 nights there with my mom and my dog since we haven’t had a real beach vacation in a while. Not happening because I won’t be able to take 4 days off from work in May even if I don’t get picked for training this time.

SO here’s the new plan: You have to promise not to tell ANYONE. It is going to be a secret vacation. Only my dog and I are going. Shhhhhh! It is called,  “Escape from DC.” It is a tiny house in the woods, and I think it’ll be great. I would invite my mom if the tiny house were a little bigger. But two people and a dog in a tiny space with no separate rooms doesn’t sound like a vacation to me.

It’s going to cost about $350 for a weekend in June with dog fees. They don’t tell you where it is. But it is an “escape from DC” so I’m guessing it is in or near Northern Virginia. It would probably bother some people not to know exactly where it is, but I don’t mind. I’ll know a week beforehand.

What does bother me is that there probably won’t be any cell service according to the website. I have to text my mom once a day, or she’ll think something terrible happened. I guess I could just drive 20 minutes out and find someplace with cell service just so I can text my mom. That’s annoying, but I have to text her or she might call the police. (She doesn’t drive so she can’t just stop by my house). I could just tell her where I’m going. What a concept! But I’ve already recently been on a solo trip. I don’t want to act like I NEED another one because I don’t. If the tiny house were bigger or made differently, she would be more than welcomed to come along.

I hope nothing comes up. “Emergency! Can you take me (where ever) or call me”?  That would suck. My dad will probably be back in the States in June too. (He’s coming back in late February, but I don’t know how long he is staying). So anything could come up. I have two people to worry about! Lol. Ugh, I hate not having cell service. If people knew where I was, then I would just tell them I won’t have cell service so don’t bother trying to contact me. But it’s a secret.

Other than that, I don’t mind a vacation “off the grid.” I’ll be with my dog, and we’ll explore, and I also have my electronics with me with stuff downloaded so I’ll be fine.

In summary, if I get to take a week-long vacation, I’m going to the beach with my mom and dog for my birthday. If I’m going to be in training, I’m going on my secret “get away from DC” vacay with just my dog in June for a weekend. I have to book something soon, or all options might sell out.

I really can’t believe they expect me to work all through the spring and summer. The only good thing is that there might be overtime opportunities because someone has to work while we are being trained. So I will probably sign up for that.

I have an appointment with my “old” psychiatrist. It was impossible to get an appointment with someone new. I really wanted a female this time, and that was probably the issue. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see my doctor until March 12. I will run out of my anti-depressant before than. Oh well. I’ll just cut them in half or something. I might have a prescription around here somewhere, but it’s been 4 months since I’ve been to the doctor and I don’t know where anything is from that long ago.

More on all this later. Bye! 🙂