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Goodbye September, hello October

It’s the first two days of October and I’m nursing a runny nose and a just-healed sore throat, but I’m starting to get my bearings again after such a busy month. There’s still some leftover stuff that aren’t finished from September, but it’s almost done so there’ll be more breathing room, hopefully.

So October. The tenth month of the year — how fast does 2008 go? I can’t believe the year’s almost over. Pretty soon it’ll be November (NaNoWriMo time — please make sure and visit Pinoywrimos.com!) and then it’s December, and it’s the year-end party at work (last major project!) and then the year’s over! Whew.

I still owe a lot of entries, which I need to write before November rolls in since I’ll be pretty busy come that month. If only I could tear myself away from the TV shows (major distraction I tell you — especially FRIENDS!), and the plotting. But for tonight, I’m sleeping early to rest. After watching two more episodes of FRIENDS. :P

Next up, a post on the Cebu trip. Hopefully. If not, a post on the Tree Planting. :P Let’s see. :)

September So Far

I did say wake me up when September ends at the start of the month, right?

Well, ironically, who’s not getting so much sleep? :P

It’s been 15 days since September and I:

  • …am still very busy. :(
  • …realized how much I love being a geek outside of work.
  • …started fiddling with stuff that I used to really do a lot, which is connected to the previous bullet.
  • …became a part of a group that is planning a major conference, but I missed the first meeting
  • …had to be around at work because our boss is in town.
  • …played bowling, and our team is on the semis (not necessarily because I’m on the team. Heh).
  • …took a vacation in the middle of the busy month and I do not regret going there AT ALL :) I miss Cebu! Proper blog entry to follow. :D
  • …went to the Manila International Book Fair to get my book fix but left early because of work.
  • …am getting very paranoid of my expenses, and to think we just got paid last Saturday! Bills, bills, bills! :(
  • …still have a lot of work to wade through, and because I’m still hungover from my vacation, I can’t think straight.

Bah. What a month, and it’s not yet over. I have so many things to finish, and so many things that are due at the same time, it’s crazy! Focus, focus, focus, Tina. You can do this! You will survive this!

I guess this is one of the times when I have to remember (yet again) that I can’t do everything, and I can’t be with everyone as much as I want to. And that I really, really have to prioritize, put first things first. I can do this. I can finish September with flying colors. I know I can, by God’s grace I can.

I think I need to stop thinking of this month as a curse and a month full of stress, just like how some people looking for jobs in Atlanta at this month might feel right now. This is grace month, and I can do all things Him.

If you can spare a prayer for me, please do. And if you need a prayer for something, let me know too, so I can pray for you as well. :) If you’re going through a difficult month, well, hang on, we’ll get through this. :)

Quasi-Student in the House

I feel like a student again. :P I’ve been in front of the computer all day (what’s new?) trying to make a decent newsletter layout for our account at work. I’m actually still waiting for the email of this PSD version of a layout from my teammate, but I thought I’d make a backup with a Word file template of a newsletter, which is now asking for graphics. It doesn’t suck, it’s just very…bland. Hmm, I remember I used to make newsletters in MS Word back when the Internet isn’t the big thing yet. :P

Anyway, so this feels like homework, which I’ve been very distracted from since this morning. It’s amusing how when we need something done, we find all sorts of distractions not to get it done. I suddenly found myself reading this book, napping, reading another book, watching a movie, watching another movie, watching a game on TV, downloading something, eating — doing anything but. Hah. But now I’m working on it…first I have to blog. :P

Oh and speaking of game…Animo La Salle! It’s the first game I watched this season, and it’s a crucial game at that! :) I don’t want to be at Araneta, but it must’ve been fun after winning. I slept a bit during the game (sugar rush because of Keebler’s cookies hee hee), but I saw the last few moments! Wohoo! :) I miss this — school spirit and whatnot. Although I have to admit, UAAP games bring out the worst in me. :P Ahehe. I’ll see if I can post about my frosh UAAP memories next time. ;)

Anyway. Right now I just stuck the second article in the newsletter layout, and I’m afraid to show this to my officemates tomorrow because it’s gonna suck. But it’s a good backup, in case we couldn’t get anything done tomorrow morning. I still have this training I have to prepare for, and I haven’t reviewed about databases in PHP — my topic tomorrow. Whee. It feels like I’ve been doing continuous reports for a class with that training.

But as much as I miss being a student — with all the allowances, the free time, the vacation, the stress of school work, seeing friends everyday, college weeks, booths with all those free stuff such as promotional pens, pulling all nighters for projects, dorm moments — I’m happy where I am. :) Then again, I sort of kind of feel like a student whenever I go to work, only with a different kind of deliverable, and my teammates feel like one big barkada…so it’s almost the same. Almost. But I’m not complaining. :D

It’s the last day of September! Whew, that was fast. :) Tomorrow’s a brand new month, and here’s a small list of resolutions that I will try my best to do until the end of the year, which I should have been doing since January but not. :P

  1. Eat healthier. As in at least one serving of salad a week (I love Pho Hoa chicken salad!), and less sweets for snacks (which means no more fries and milkshake or DQ…huhu)
  2. Exercise. Go boxing either at the gym or at home with the punching bag. My gloves are not ornaments, they are to be used!
  3. Go to a yoga class sponsored by my company at least once.
  4. Have dinner/go out with my high school friends, Godchicks and my old office friends.
  5. Make a new layout for Godchicks before the year ends.
  6. Post more to Mission: Sydney and get really serious with my going to Sydney next year. Yes I will go to Sydney in July 2007. Itaga sa bato.
  7. Open a bank account for my savings by December.

That should be enough. Back to the newsletter!