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Nov. 5th, 2008 | 11:32 pm
mood: sleepyElections are bad for my sleep
music: Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) | Powered by Last.fm

Because someone else would kill to have all this perfectly good bandwidth.

I want to and need to and will write about the election results and gregbarnes and Dan's awesome election party yesterday, but I have a ton of other blog entries bouncing around in my head, so this one is going to be written first. It's a general State of the Jonathan entry, and is important because my state is actually quite good right now and I want to document that because it feels good to write, and to read later.

Right up until Halloween I was faithfully going to the gym regularly, partially encouraged by people who were doing the same, like Jay. I've taken a break since then (went back tonight for the first time since Friday but did a very light workout), but I'm confident I'll keep going, because it's a major stress reliever for me. Also, it is keeping me looking fit and keeping my energy up, both of which would be otherwise suffering given how many slices of pizza, Chipotle burritos, and M&Ms I've been eating recently. /o\

Very fortunately, I've turned around my money managing in the last couple of months. I had predicted I'd have much more $ to save after moving to a place with cheaper rent and paying off my credit card with a bonus I got in August, but the results didn't start showing up until after I'd bought tons of stuff for the new house, and plane tickets to Boston and New Mexico, and curtailed some of my F&B out on the town. On Monday, I finally socked away a good bit of money in my savings account, and more will follow every month. If I'm able to keep it up at this level, I should be able to put away enough by July to live (modestly) for the first year of grad school. I will most likely have at least a bit of financial aid and part-time work to draw from, and my parents surprised me by offering to help as much as they could when that time comes before I'd ever mentioned it, but it's good that I can have a plan in the unlikely event that neither of those two options materialize. And a plan that doesn't involve credit card debt, too; another blog entry backlogged in my brain is about that very topic. For now, suffice it to say I'm not a fan.

On the topic of my house, it's finally getting decorated and feeling like home. I'm actually in my study right now, sitting at my desk, which I assembled on Saturday and finally gave a home for my printer, new desk lamp, and financial records. The books need to be righted in the bookshelf and I need to take a huge box of clothes to Goodwill, but it's coming together. When I get the dresser put together that will help the bedroom immeasurably, and then I just need to populate the walls with lovely things I already own. Hammer time, indeed. *menaces the drywall*

Finally, on the topic of Sam. I'm making this entry public and he can read this if he wants, though he probably won't. Part of the reason my workout was extra light was that he called me tonight, at my request, and I spent 24 minutes on the phone with him. It was good to talk and confirm that he isn't sinking into stress as I'd worried, and that his intentions are good in all ways. Although he would remain a candidate for getting back together were we both single, we're not. But that's really beside the point; what is clear to me now is that someone who can't handle staying in a serious relationship after finding a compatible partner who is good at life, is devoted, and wants to be there is just not good enough for me. That of course won't prevent us from being friends down the road, and in fact it may help that effort. So I will obsess less about that now, and I thank all of you who have made helpful comments on my angsty filtered posts about the breakup.

Now, in an effort to keep my state of being from going into shambles, I'm going to catch up on the sleep I didn't get last night.

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from: silverthief2
date: Nov. 7th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)

Thanks for having us! It was a lot of fun, and I hadn't seen either of you in a long time. We'll have to hang out more often.

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