July 29th, 2006

Sea dragon

I'm late, I'm late - wait, no: "They're coming to take me away, ha ha ..."

I was in quite a tizzy Thursday night trying to figure out which one of the 200 tasks I hvae written in my little notebook needed to be attended to first this weekend. Now I know: packing is all pointless without a WORK PERMIT. So my first order of business is to get the application finished up so the lawyer can review it Monday. If she likes what she sees, I can hurry-mail the hard documents to her. But first, I must email her my filled out app and fax her the supporting documents (a good chunk of which I sent Thursday). My plan is to have all of that done by the end of tomorrow.

Today, in addition to working on that, I think some dishes and maybe other house cleaning is due; I wanted to have the bedroom totally cleaned by the end of the weekend but am willing to postpone that. And, of course, there's tonyawinter's birthday party to go to tonight and dinner with my brother and his family tomorrow. Sadly, I think we'll have to dial down our socializing and focus on the moving for most of this month - or, rather, next month. I hope I can be sensible about it and not feel too cripplingly deprived; not seeing movies and not visiting with my friends and not eating out (to save money) sounds like it will take away most of the joy I get from life right now, and while it's admittedly for a good cause I think I will strongly feel the effects of so many changes in such a short time. I've had a hard enough time holding on to my relationships with people when many of them have spent the last year keeping their distance less they become attached to that which they cannot keep; I don't want to leave feeling like I don't have any friends anymore.

Last night I truly enjoyed the company of ms_vermilion and splendid_geryon. We got a lot of funny quips in (and emptied a bottle of Absolut and a bottle of limoncello, score!). Here's some winners:
"There's a lot to be said for facing the right direction when you hit bottom."
"You sucked the gay right out of Capitol Hill ...Collapse )