Monday, 29 December 2014


I feel like I have stuff and things I'm emotionally avoiding by binge watching Nashville.

I love Connie Britton (from Friday Night Lights) and was happy to see her in the show, but I also found season one oddly inspiring, perhaps because it revolves around people who are creative and pursuing their artistic passions.

Might be snow this week, but not much, if any, rather a cold snap, which should mean beautiful sun and I'm ok with that, my fluffy pjs have been washed.

I found some of my poetry from high school and although it's pretty angst filled (and not so great) it did make me a little sad to see that some of the same hurts and relationship woes I'm dealing with now seem to have been around a while.  That's something for me to look at, and when I'm more financially stable again, to perhaps get some professional counseling help with.

Jason had a rough week, which sucked for me because it meant I was on my own for dealing with whatever rough patches I had.  Jason also is quitting smoking.  That's great if it sticks, but I have no expectations that it will.

I craved pretzels pretty much non stop for two weeks.  Couldn't find any gluten free ones and didn't want them anyway.  Finally caved and bought pretzels and... they weren't as good as my mind had remembered them.  And then my belly didn't like them and sigh.  Life lesson... I guess.


Elliott said...

Does the spy-cave not have an employee assistance program or the like? Maybe that could be of some help if one exists? Our company has one for our employees.

Sorry you're going through a rough patch. It's going is having open heart surgery this week to replace a it's been stressful in these parts too. Which I guess doesn't really help you other than misery loves company?

Victoria said...

Oh yeah, good point, I hadn't thought of that.

Oh, I'm sorry about your Mom... big hugs on that... that's.... well, just big hugs.

Jason Langlois said...

Thoughts in no particular order:

The Glutino gluten-free pretzels are, in my opinion, better than regular pretzels. Expensive, but man, I can down a bag of those so fast. Which isn't good. Well, it's sort of good, because they're actually a bit better health-wise than regular pretzels.

My own take is that no one quits smoking - they just take breaks from it. If you're lucky, it's a break that lasts for a long time.

I've gone back and looked at writing, journals, letters, etc. from years and years ago and noticed the same thing. There's a distinct pattern to my romantic life that I can't seem to quite break, but I'm still trying. I suspect you'll have more luck - you already seem to be making significant changes.

My own enjoyment of Connie Britton is from her appearance in American Horror Story (the first season). She's just so good in that show. I've heard good things about Nashville, so if I ever get through the other shows I need to watch, I'll add it to my rotation.

Any suggestions on what I should do with the nearly 3lbs of Christmas chocolates I have laying around my house right now? I'm having a hard time not eating all of the home-made shortbread (with skor bits) cookies I was gifted.

And sunshine! At the cost of freezing weather, but still, sunshine!

(and good wishes and a swift recovery for your mom, Elliot)

Victoria said...

Yeah, the Glutino ones always just taste chemically to me or something, but... they're the best that's out there. Hard to find right now though... I picked some up earlier today though.

As for the chocolates? Give them away? Unless you actually want to eat them all?