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i’m quiet, but not drinking

I’m quiet, but not drinking.  Just swamped with passion job #3 thingy. Tomorrow is another long day.  The contract that i started last week DID get me to do more work for them this week, and have already asked for something for next week.  So they’re not going away. (PS/ their request for next week is based on a sample that i took into my original meeting with them, that was not part of the work that they asked for.  but once they saw the sample, they’ve changed their business direction slightly to include that aspect of my work. Note to self – think outside the box, give them more than what they ask for. I’ve also been giving them other random samples each week with their new (requested) work, just so that they can see the range of my abilities.  fun fun stuff!)

and in the middle of all of this, yes, I ran today … even though i got up at 7:30 am and have been going non-stop ever since (now it’s 9:39 pm)!  AND i will run tomorrow.  I realize now that not only do i feel much better when i run (duh!), even for 18-20 minutes, but it also gives me the opportunity to fall in love with my town again, each and every morning. Today, outside the fish shop with the big front step, as i ran past at 8:30 am, the smelly fish guy in his rubber apron and knee-high boots was helping granny down the big step: granny, her cane, her wheelie cart.  There was a big line-up waiting to be served, and the fish guy is there helping granny get out onto the sidewalk safely.

Expect more silence from me.  On friday we head out of town for a 4 day weekend. it’s supposed to pour rain. we’re going to some armpit community not far from here, just to be away. i suspect there will be reading and bad TV… there will be vacation sex. there will be bad random food in weird touristy restaurants. there will be a church or two for photographs. my husband will collect rocks and chestnuts.

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6 thoughts on “i’m quiet, but not drinking

  1. Quiet and busy is good. Vacations sex, even better. Have fun.

  2. Sex is good, vacation sex is better, sober vacation sex is the BEST! Hope your weekend is peaceful, restful and you have a chance to recharge.

  3. Congratulations on doing so well with your #3 passion job thingy. The “give them more than what they ask for” approach is a great idea.
    Enjoy the weekend away… you will be at 1oo days soon! Awesome 🙂

  4. thirteenpointoneandone on said:

    Have a great weekend. You deserve it!!

  5. Suzanne on said:

    Well done Belle. It’s funny isn’t it.. I think we (in particular women) often under estimate our value and capabilities particularly when it comes to work/money. Don’t mean to sound sexist, just saying that we often don’t realize and harness our own potential – especially when we are doing something that is close to our hearts – fear, I guess. Enjoy your break. … Love the smelly fish guy:)

  6. I hope you are enjoying vacation! Glad to hear you are running more and enjoying it. I always feel like it improves my mood and gives me a little more energy too. Plus I like being able to eat more! 🙂

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