*too tired to proofread. Hopefully it’s not too awful. 🙂
Today’s post is coming to you live from Burbank. It ONLY takes 1.5 hours from my house to get to the production facility where I’m going to be working on and off for the next couple of months.
There is nothing like traffic on the FOUR-OH!-FIVE to completely tests one’s sanity, but I’m grateful because it’s a huge project for me, and I get to work with my former boss, which LOVE (I have to say that since he occasionally reads this-Hi Jim!).
Fortunately for me, in the world of production (I’m acting as an onsite editor), there is a lot of hurry up and wait moments (I’m currently in the wait portion of the day), so that leave me some much needed time to catch up on things while I can, since I’ll either be here or in traffic for the next couple of weeks.
What’s nice is I can’t procrastinate and do time consuming petty work like sweeping my floor or wandering around my apartment aimlessly, so it’s keeping me focused. 🙂
Week in Review
-Well work has been busier than ever. I’m juggling two huge projects at the moment, which is leaving me with very little down time. I wake up at 6am and hit the ground running and sometimes sit at my computer (with breaks of course) until 9 or 10. But, I have to strike while the iron is hot, and this amount of work won’t always be available, so I’m grateful.
– I’ve been really daydreaming about travel lately, trying to plan and imagine where I want to go in the near future, and distant future. This year my domestic trips include: Portland, Detroit (to visit family), Seattle in fall (for my step brother’s wedding), and St. Louis for #Fincon13!
Part of my reason for traveling domestically this year is to start checking out places I potentially might want to live someday (Portland), and to see if working remotely away from Los Angeles is even a possibility (testing this while spending some time in Detroit).
But I’m really wanting to get back to Europe. The pic in this blog is from when I went to the Cinque Terre region of Italy. If you haven’t been, I can’t recommend it enough!
I’ve been there twice and it’s one of the most peaceful, beautiful places I’ve ever been. And you can rent an apartment for a fairly affordable price (at least you used to be able to), and the pesto and olive oil in this area is TO DIE FOR.
I also really want to go to Croatia and Ireland.
-I’m not crazy with how I’ve been “feeling” lately. Not sure it’s the whole busy with work thing (and being tied to technology ALL the time) that is making sleep a little tougher, and my shoulder is still really bothering me, which means another trip to the orthopedic surgeon again soon.
I’m also frustrated with how my weight will not freaking budge lately, and I’m feeling sluggish and not toned. 🙁
The Tortoise and the Hare– See Debt Run
Enjoy Some Wine (On a Budget)– When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Vodka
Revolutions Around the Sun– Are you Gonna Eat That?
Did You Ever Think You’d End Up Here?– Blonde Budget
Does Being Rude Get You Further in Life?– Eyes on the Dollar
Even More Blogging Tips From a Beginner, Part II– Frugal Rules
Photo Post: Living The Life In Halifax, NS– Plunged in Debt
Buying a house cash: being truly at home– Reach Financial Independence
Are there cliches at your company?– Financial Savvy Latina
Four Stupid Things I Used To Believe About Money– TeacHer Finance
Why it’s important to get in the habit of “shipping” your work– Young Adult Money
Feeling Forced to Tip Even for Horrible Service?- Girl Meets Debt
Improving Finances By Moving to Lower Cost of Living Area– Well Heeled Blog
Children and Money: Don’t Turn It into a Taboo Topic– The Heavy Purse
Home is not a place but a feeling of belonging– Do or Debt
How I Live Within My Means– The Savvy Scot
What in the World Are We Whining About?– Our Freaking Budget
How to Pay Off Debt Using a Money Buddy- Boomerang Buck
How to Save Money Easily– Frugal Rules
So back to the travel thing. What’s your next big destination? Where is the best place you’ve ever taken a trip?