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Thanksgiving Weekend, etc. 
26th-Nov-2007 03:13 pm
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Lazy weekend, and it felt weird . . . We had our favorite pizza (or pizzas, two of them) for Thanksgiving. When we got to the restaurant on Wednesday night they had forgotten one of them, so they gave us the second for free (nice way to save $25)! The weather for Thanksgiving, before and after, was absolutely stunning sunshine, so we took rides on Wednesday, Thursday and yesterday.

The stuffed nose of a cold has been sniffing around, so to speak, so I've been taking it pretty easy. But I have this odd, nagging feeling all the time that there's something important I should be doing. I'm so used to being under pressure and having stacks of stuff to do, I can't seem to let myself be okay with just blogging or surfing or whatever.

I now have in my head the outline of a novel I'm going to write, and I also worked this weekend to get that outline on paper. Too bad I didn't come up with it in time for NaNo (it's a little late now), but the idea actually came clearly to me during my massage last week. Speaking of massage, my shoulder is really starting to respond. I'm excited to have almost the full range of motion back.

Tonight's my task force meeting, even though today isn't technically a work day. The good news is, I only work two days this week.

On the tennis front, Roger *did* win the Masters, so all's right with the world, even though he managed to let down his guard and allow Sampras to take one of the three exhibition matches they played last week in Asia. So now we'll watch Davis Cup live here in Portland this weekend, and then tennis takes a rest until Australia in late January. Two years ago the plan was to go to the 2008 Australian Open, but that's a cost-prohibitive trip. It will now have to wait until at least 2009 or 2010, and something drastic will have to happen to be able to afford it.
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26th-Nov-2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Don't you think it's just odd that we went to Amalfi's and it had been renovated -- then last night we went to the Wishing Well and it had been remodeled? I mean, isn't that strange???

I know what you mean by this:
But I have this odd, nagging feeling all the time that there's something important I should be doing. I'm so used to being under pressure and having stacks of stuff to do, I can't seem to let myself be okay with just blogging or surfing or whatever.

It's really been that kind of year, hasn't it? Whenever we're doing things that don't seem to be productive in some way, then it feels wrong. Which is crazy, of course, but 2007 was just such a busy, busy year. Hopefully we'll get past that at some point, because I do want to be comfortable spending more time at LJ again. (Sometimes I feel that way even if I'm doing moderation and other LJ-related work! What a world.)

I hope your kind-of cold doesn't get worse. I don't think it's at all strange that we're a bit under the weather now, when we've finally let down just a tiny bit after this crazy-busy year. Sort of like the 'old days' when everyone at work would go down sick right after the festival ended. We certainly didn't have that 'luxury' this year!!!

I'm SO EXCITED about your novel! I can't wait for you to start writing it. (And I love the idea of a series, too.) Too bad about NaNo, but these inspirations come when they come. (And you still wouldn't have had time for 50,000 words!)

Tonight's my task force meeting, even though today isn't technically a work day. The good news is, I only work two days this week.
Yeah, it's even hard for ME to get bothered by the task force meeting and you going to work on your day off when I know you'll only be in the office two days this week. Go us! Of course, you'll do work from home, so that does count, too...

...even though he managed to let down his guard and allow Sampras to take one of the three exhibition matches they played last week in Asia...
Can you BELIEVE they still do that? Agree in advance to let the underdog 'win' one match, I mean. I think that's a weird practice...

I'm starting to get excited about Davis Cup, by the way!!! Anticipated bad traffic and possible snow aside...

Snow??? Hasn't it been cold enough lately?

(hugs)
26th-Nov-2007 11:40 pm (UTC) - Lazy moments
Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to time off.
Good that you're enjoying it! Pizza!!! Ummmm!!!
What happened to your shoulder? (I must have missed something.)
Massages work wonders for many ailments.
Will you be posting about your novel?
Australia does sound inviting....especially for tennis in your case!
28th-Nov-2007 07:49 am (UTC) - Re: Lazy moments
You know, I never did figure out what happened to my shoulder. It just started to hurt last January, and by March it had gotten worse and worse. When I went to the sports physician in April, he said I had a calcium buildup in my rotator cuff and had exacerbated it by non-use, developing a 'frozen shoulder.' I was supposed to start physical therapy, but there was no way to fit it in, so now I get a massage about every three or four weeks.
28th-Nov-2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'd take a massage any day over physical therapy! Always feels good!! My neck could really use one now ~ sigh!
27th-Nov-2007 02:38 am (UTC)
I hope your shoulder continues to improve. There is nothing worse than trying to work when you are limited in what you can do and are in pain.

Good luck with your novel.

Shelley
28th-Nov-2007 07:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I just need to work on the stupid shoulder. I've been terrible about taking care of the physical side of myself this year. But it's much better; thanks for your comment!

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