Motivated suddenly

As always: 1) procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate, 2) wake up at 6 in the morning panicking at everything I haven’t done, and 3) work like crazy.

It’s amazing how much I got done in the last 90 minutes. More than in the last week, I’d say. I don’t know why I do this. Maybe because I keep getting away with it.

I also have yet to start studying for my Knowledge Organization final tomorrow night. I figure I can get started this afternoon, do more tonight, and finish up tomorrow. I got A’s on my Information Professions term paper and presentation by the way. Yay!

My cold still hasn’t kicked in fully, but hasn’t gone away either. Right now I feel fine, but when I woke up this morning, my throat was killing me and I felt crummy. Then I had some hot coffee and my throat felt better.

It helped to run yesterday, and I hope to run again today. It’s amazing how much better I feel about myself after just one workout. Last week I was feeling particularly fat, and made sure to hit the gym four times, and felt great by Friday. Then by Monday I felt totally fat again. I hate that feeling – more than enough motivation to get my butt moving.

MB finally heard about his job situation. I think I mentioned his company was bought out recently, and he has been waiting to hear whether or not he’d get a job offer or a severance package. He did not want a job offer unless it paid ridiculously more than his current job. Dealing with all the corporate BS wasn’t worth it to him.

The real sticking point was that if you were offered a job and turned it down, you got zilch. If you were laid off, you got a ridiculously good severance package.

And lo and behold, they came through with a sweet severance package. It amounts to about six months’ worth of his salary, which is more than enough to live on, especially now that our rent is cut in half.

He is really happy. He’s been in this limbo for the past couple of months, not knowing how long he’d be getting a steady paycheck, or whether or not he’d get a lame job offer he’d have to turn down. Now he can take his time, work on his own projects, and consider carefully his next gig, rather than take any old one that comes along.

Okay, back to work.


  1. Hi Anna May!

    I’ve been popping in and out of your blog for awhile to check up on how your life is going but could never remember my user name so couldn’t leave a comment.

    Just wanted to say hi and to say that it’s so great that things are going so well for you! I am so very happy that you have found happiness with MB!

    I remember when I first found your blog two years ago that we were both in down and out places in our lives. How wonderful that we both made it through to the other side.

    My daughter has been home for eight months now and she is a joy! She’s 19 months and is so much fun!

    Take care!

    chloe (from what’s your problem? blog)

  2. chloe – of course i remember you! i read your blog regularly.

    it’s true: those two years were tough, huh? and it’s extra funny because my horoscope totally called it.

    and i’m so happy to hear you have a little girl! i remember reading all about the challenges you and your hubby were having. congratulations!

  3. The Knowledge Organization final will be a breeze…

  4. 6 months severence? Can I say I am jealous of MB?
    I think you have Knowlege of Organization, so you will do fine on that final :)
    Hope you kick that cold soon!