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2023 - Weeks 33 and 34

Since Week 32 was a vacation week where I just spent time with family and did very low key things like thrifting, I'm skipping that one. Week 33 started with a vacation day to recover from the vacation. Since then, I've been working hard on my decluttering efforts. I should be writing, but I'm finally making progress in this other area that has been such a pain point for me.  I began reorganizing my living room. First, I moved my rowing machine into my bedroom next to where I keep all my sporty items. Once that was out of the living room, I could better see the rest of the room, what needed to be moved around, and I could move it around, so I did. I moved my sewing desk near my balcony door, which was swapped with the cabinet that was there before. That cabinet is closer to my TV area, which makes great sense since my movies and liquor are in and on it. I moved my IKEA PS unit that holds my music related items like small instruments, sheet music, and cables. I was using it


It's unorthodox, but I'm starting this review with some of the technical aspects that are often overlooked.  The set design was phenomenal. They pretty much travel with a stage they place on top of the venue's stage. There is a rotating piece that adds to the action on stage. Two of the massive winged seated sections move as well, which adds to the atmosphere. I enjoyed seeing the band on stage as part of the show rather than stuck in an orchestra pit where no one can see how much they contribute. Hades was well cast. His deep voice was perfectly chosen to effectively capture the essence of this powerful god. Eurydice was hot. She was my favourite singer and I loved the duet with Orpheus. She was also an accomplished dancer. Orpheus was well cast. He had a sweet innocence about him. His voice was reminicent of Jaskier from The Witcher . I found Hermes just OK for me. I felt like something was missing with his performance or perhaps the issue was that the transit

2023 - Week 31

Monday Work Life: My document is indeed ready for publishing. Mood: Relieved. New admin things that have lots of steps are hard for me to learn and complete. I survived though! Home Life: I did a bunch of work on the July playlist for the next edition of my newsletter. I also got back to my Fairy Cross-Stitch project. If you want to see how that is going or to hear the playlist, please sign up for my monthly newsletter. Tuesday Work Life: We had a very productive meeting on issues we had last year and great ideas on how to improve the process. Of course, now that I'm in a different role, it doesn't help me a ton, but at least things are improving. Mood: My mood isn't the best today. I don't really want to do anything, but I don't want to let other people down. Home Life: It helped to go out and see my goth friends even though I was wanting to stay home. Wednesday Work Life: It was a pretty typical Wednesday. Most things are waiting for other people. Mood: Frustrate

2023 - Week 30

Monday Work Life: I was thankful that I didn't need to be physically in the office given that the LRT is broken. It's truly awful at this point. On Thursday, a woman who had been struck by one of the replacement buses, succumbed to her injuries. These things shouldn't be happening regardless of the LRT, but it feels like there is yet another tragedy connected to it. She was only 26-years-old. Mood: I was anxious about not having practiced enough before the jam, but I realized it's OK to be a beginner. I think I had been placing extra stress on myself to be further along in music than I am because I used to play in music classes and  in brass band. But I'm learning new things and I'm trying to create as well. I was putting myself under pressure like that because perfectionism isn't uncommon with ADHD. It's a way I have masked how much of a dumpster fire I think I can be at times. But I'm not a dumpster fires and I shouldn't feel shame for struggli