Monday, December 28, 2009

Post holiday

Yet still on vacation.

The weird limbo week of the year. Christmas is over. The new year is coming. Kids don’t have school but the new toys have lost some of their newness due to constant exposure. The fridge is full of leftovers.

(in my case the fridge is also full of meat that defrosted over night in chest freezer when Havoc left the lid up after getting some corn dogs. Only the top layer of stuff thawed, the bottom 2 racks are still solid but I need to find something to do with 14 chicken breasts in the next 2-3 days, plus make more ragu with the thawed short ribs and I guess we are having strip steak for dinner tomorrow)

Everyone is sort of waiting around for things to pick back up & normal life to start again.

I’m using the time to go through my photos this year (over 5000!) and get rid of the badly done ones, the blurry shots, the ones duplicated in multiple photos and the ‘shoot the object 15 times until you get the angle you want’ shots. Things I should have been more proactive about deleting when I imported them. That is one of my goals this year – better photo workflow.

I’m also assembling my 2009 365 photo book, which I finally chose a look for 2 weeks ago. And I’m trying to get list together of 10-12 things to photograph monthly for my 2010 project

The other thing I am doing this week is trying to go off of Lunesta, which I have been taking nightly since November 2006. It’s been sporadic lately in it’s effectiveness & I figure why spend $50 a month on something that isn’t working. Last week I went 4 nights in a row without it & got some sleep, not 6-7 solid hours but 6 sporadic hours. I took it for 2 nights & have been 2 more nights now without it. Apart from the terrible anxiety I had last night it’s been going well. I’ve also cut the caffeine in my diet by 75% & am now taking Kava at night, along with chamomile tea. We’ll see how it goes.

What are you up to this last week of 2009?


Too Many Hats said...

We seem just as busy this week as ever. Daughter is off today to help decorate Rose Parade floats with Girl Scouts, dinner with parents tomorrow here, RPG game Wed. here, Thursday two of the teens are going out and since neither drive, I will be. Friday will be a wonderful relaxing hang at home day - although part of me wants to go see the Rose Parade in person, I doubt it will happen.

Carrie said...

Good idea on the photos! I should do that too! Ug on the freezer, I suppose the chicken was already cooked? Good luck! :)

SciFi Dad said...

We do that photo exercise monthly, prior to taking a backup to the safety deposit box. My wife bitches and moans about doing it, but knows if she lets me do it I'd be FAR more ruthless.

Creative Junkie said...

I admire your intention to organize your photos - just the thought of doing the same thing myself is absolutely overwhelming. UGH.

I think we're going to take down the Xmas decorations today - I hope. I want them down before January 1 rolls around.

toywithme said...

Wow, I'm exhausted just reading your plans.

For this week I would like to find something to wear New Year's Eve (big goal)as I do not want to ring it in naked in front of all my friends :)