Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Quiet time

For the last four days I've been catching up with sleep as I work through my jet lag. Each night I'm able to stay up a little later and get up a little later; last night I went to bed at 10 and woke up at 5. I think I'm at the tail end of the jet lag, so I'm hopeful tonight I'll be 11 to 6, which is normal for me.

I've sent in the material for the job application. I have no hope of an interview, even, because they advertised on Craigslist, so there will be hundreds of applicants, I think. And that will be fine. However, if I claim to say "yes" to whatever comes along in the universe, and then this comes along which is not quite what I had in mind (full time work), and I say "no", I'm not walking the talk.

I've noticed myself isolating a bit this week. After spending nearly three weeks with 18 other people in Italy, I've taken some time for myself. I did go for a sunny walk today with my neighbor and her two kids, but that's about it. I do paperwork and correspondence and that feels sane and right to me.

I've set a goal of reading one magazine a day from my basket before I read any books. The idea of having that basket in order is appealing to me, small as it is. So when I finish this entry I'll go do that.

There's no place like home this week. Then, next week, we're doing a road trip to Utah for Thanksgiving. Am I crazy or what?


Linda Reeder said...

I'm trying to catch up with magazines before I start a new book too, but I'm not making much progress. Too many other projects.
A road trip to Utah will at least be "isolating". There's a whole lot of wide open, empty country out there.

DJan said...

Glad you are almost over the jet lag. It always seems much harder for me coming home than it did going over. I'm glad you are taking time for yourself and hope it's enough before starting the Utah trip.

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh boy, road trip. Hope you get your jet lag under control in time.
Utah for Thanksgiving sounds great. Maybe snow?

Teresa Evangeline said...

Utah is one of my favorite states. Sounds like another great time! I talked to a friend in Moab last night and they were having snow, but that's unusual for this time of year. Whatever it is, enjoy!

Deb Shucka said...

Rest well before your next adventure. I love the idea of clearing out the magazine basket in that way. I might have to give it a try myself. :-)