I apologize for not reading or posting much lately. For some reason I just couldn’t think of anything I wanted to write about. Sometimes I just get in a mood where I don’t want to think about ‘heavy’ things. Although I almost wrote about a news story I had heard that annoyed me but didn’t; instead I ended up cleaning. In fact I mopped my floors for the first time in well over 6 months. The task required two buckets as the first got dirty so quickly I didn’t think anything was going to get cleaned that way! Anyway, I mopped the floors so I feel like I accomplished something there-I had been putting off the chore for quite some time. Being rather inexperienced cleaning floors I took rather longer than most I’m sure. I don’t live in a large house either so I guess I am just slow (like 2.5 hrs. slow).
Then I went about doing the carpets thinking I must be masochistic since I neither like mopping or vacuuming. But alas, I finally finished! Well, finished for now. Cleaning is one of those things you have to do regularly, unfortunately, or things get really gross. I also did two loads of laundry. To say I’m feeling a little tired would not be doing justice to my sore arms and back. Guess there’s a method to cleaning so you don’t end up achy but I haven’t discovered it yet. Hmm, no wait, I think it’s called “keeping on top of things”, LOL 😛
Monday I had my portfolio workshop I’ve been attending. It wasn’t that interesting but there was a bit I learned as we were discussing resume do’s and don’ts. Sometimes I feel really frustrated because there aren’t that many jobs available even if you are able to do anything. But I have certain requirements when considering employment because of my health. Anyway, I learned a few helpful tips so will try to implement them into my resume.
Tuesday I met with my counsellor where we discussed my life growing up-fun! NOT. No, I don’t mind. Sometimes it feels like we’re learning from each other. She has an interest in hearing about my ability to overcome a lot of obstacles. So I don’t mind sharing my insights if it helps both of us! LOL (she’s an intern).
On an unrelated note, I discovered I enjoy Margaret Atwood‘s novels. I finished reading her first one she wrote in 1969 called the Edible Woman. As a Canadian it’s nice when you can find Canadian authors to support. She writes in the genre of speculative fiction but she also has published poetry and non-fiction. I haven’t read her poetry or non-fiction yet though so can’t comment there. I’ll have to see if my local libraries have more of her work. The library I was at when I checked out the Edible Woman only had a few of her books. Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy fiction (well written fiction). Occasionally I get stuck in a rut reading only non-fiction but that isn’t nearly as satisfying as a good novel.