October 18, 2007

This and That

Things are going well-enough up here. Just a few tidbits to keep anyone still reading up-to-date:

Erik and I have been maxing out our Netflix viewings. I have a whole list of reviews I'd like to give, but, you know, that's time away from the insanely-awesome new lcd hdtv! It feels like we're being economically-sound by watching all these Netflix rentals instead of going to the movies and having dinner out, but the unfortunate side-effect of that is that we never leave the apartment.

Also, we booked our flight to L.A. for a brief Christmas visit. Plane tickets are expensive! While seeing family is fun and all, I am most eager to visit Kitty and go eat some Freebirds. Does that make me lame? If so, I don't care!

Work is going... alright. The honeymoon definitely feels like it's over, and I'm troubled by how early that's happened. I'm trudging through, though. Don't know if the job's just a wrong fit for me, or if it's just me and ANY job right now is a wrong fit.

Honestly, I've been in the doldrums a bit, lately. Sure, the dark weather might be an influence, or maybe the whole new job, new living arrangement, new state, new LIFE thing is just catching up to me and pounding my spirit into submission. These sorts of things are supposed to be stressful. I find myself really lethargic, prone to headaches and overeating and mild stomach-distress from the overeating and just an overall malaise. I went and had a physical a few weeks ago, and while a white blood cell count registered a tad high on the initial test (leading me to presume, you know, the worst: acute leukemia or something (I blame my nurse-mother)), a follow-up two weeks later proved everything alright. Supposedly I'm healthy. But I don't feel it much. And it's not just me - Erik is feeling a bit down as well, and that makes for a swell pairing; the two of us, confessing our depression to one another. A fun night at the Peterson/Garren house!

Last night my spirit was lifted greatly when Erik surprised me with a dozen gorgeous orange tulips after work. I had been whining about how pretty I thought orange tulips were awhile back, and lo and behold, he goes and makes special arrangements to surprise me with them (I guess they're special order only up here). I think that's pretty awesome. I took a bunch of photos and hopefully I'll post them at some point. They're really very pretty.


posted by julie at October 18, 2007 01:03 PM

things people have said

Hey Julie,

I tired to send you an e-mail via the link on this site but it came back for some reason. Write me and let me know a direct e-,mail so I can send you a picture of "The Kid". I bet you don't miss the fire season!!

Judy

so said: Judy at October 24, 2007 11:10 PM

Hi Julie,
I know what you mean about the depression and not being sure if it's just a normal "big change" amount or what. The weather here hasn't been great, either, so that doesn't help. How sweet of Erik to get you the orange tulips! I'm envious :-)

so said: Rachel at October 25, 2007 12:54 PM

p.s. about your Flagpole Whatta? post from 27 September - "Flagpole Sitta" is the theme song for the British sit-com Peepshow starring the comedy duo, Mitchell and Webb. Great show - I kept wracking my brain trying to think of the name of the band that did the song!

so said: Rachel at October 25, 2007 01:49 PM



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