applause

Two things to work on. 

NO MORE SITTING AT HOME W/TONS OF ALCOHOL AND JUNK FOOD!

I’m learning about the art of fulfillment. In this post I’m going to talk about happiness and what it is that I need to be fulfilled in this life.

#1. Money 

(second evening p/t job, in the old port.)

 #2. Great Food & Music 

#3. Connections/friends 

#4. Travel 

#5. Beautiful Clothing

Job possibility list: Otto’s, Subway, Holy Donuts, Trader Joe’s, Whole foods, chipotle, Hannaford

My experience with the local restaurants. 

Public Market House (k.hortons sandwiches, pho etc), Duckfat – (potine), Cheevitdee- (least expensive item+ coupons), Market St. Eats- (Lunch wrap/house made serian flat bread.)East Ender- (pork belly chili cheese fries,4-6pm happy hr), Pepperclub, Federal spice, Arabica, Green Drinks, Bam Bam(cookie bars!) El Corazon Food Truck, clocktower cafe (time&temp), muccuci’s (muffuletta sandwich)

W/ neno:

  • Isa, Little Tap House(happy hr 4pm-7specials daily), local188(4$Tapas3$Alligash sun-fri), Boda, Bao Bao, North Point(Monday 6-10 %price bottle wine), King of the Roll, schulte & Herr(lunch) Tu Casa, Saigon Restaurant, old port sea grill, bintliffs(brunch) Eventide, Vineland (Friday, Saturday and Sunday between noon and 5 PM-housemade ice cream and gluten-free waffle cones out of its back door. Bonobo, El Rayo Taqueria, Sabago brewing company, Back Bay Grill, vignola(happy hr m-f 430-6pm), The Inn on Peaks Island, the grill rm, Figgys takeout, Dutchs(brunch), Big J’s Chicken Shack, Salvage BBQ, Thanh Thanh 2, Sapporo(happy hr sun-thurs5pm-7), blue spoon, Union, The Pad Thai at Vientiane Market kitchen, Asmara (African), Ruskies, Susan’s Fish-n-Chips(fish burgers 2.50)Tapas Monday at Lolita (drink/bite deal 5$eastend) b.good Tuesdays (5$ beer, burger-el guapo, fries add5$ movienight@Nick) Ottos(happyhr m-f4-6 slice+beer4$) The corner rm(free food+cheapbeer m-f4-6), The King’s Head (2 for3 tacos M–Th, 4–6 p.m.) RiRas(%priced apps, m-f 4-6pm) zapoteca (%priced apps 4pm-6, 9-close daily)David’s (3pm-6 happy hr apps drinks)The Grill Rm(4-6 m-f 3$ snacks&beer)Timber(m-f 4pm-6 beer4$apps6$)Slab(3$ slabs m-thurs 4-6 p.m.&11-1a.m)Top of the East (happy hr4-7 m-thurs)Zen Chinese bestro (3-5%priced apps7days)Blue Spoon(m-sat,4:30-6 tapas specials2.50wine)Rouseabout(4-6 drink specials/chips dip4$)PortHole (Mon-Fri 3-7pm, Sat- Sun1-4pm. %priced Apps)Dogfish(4-close happy hr)Bruno’s(.40¢wings4-7pm daily)sabago brewing company (4pm-7specials daily)Andy’s Oldport Pub(4pm-7,5$mini meal+pint m-f)OPT(%priced apps, drink specials M-f)G&R DiMillos bayside(4pm-6 free steamers) Smiling Hill Farm(ice cream!)

Lounge- Novare Res,  Crooners and Cocktails, Munjoy Hill Tavern, LFK, Bayside Bowl, bar of chocolate. Portland House of Music, Empire, Flask, Blue(happy hr Sunday 4-6pm)

The arts: St Lawrence theater


Travel. 

Standard
applause

Soul Realignment

I am a FIRE STARTER!

There is no option, I am- solid at work. 

I am- loved at home and I love those who fill my life with joy and comfort- there’s no options.

I don’t run. I don’t hide. (( I don’t hide.)) 

I improve on what is there or switch it up- without loss or contempt. 

I have the power to create heathy habits that improve my state of being and the world around me. 

____

Now, I will begin. 

MY HAPPINESS DEPENDS UPON THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF MY FAMILY. My happiness depends upon my childrens education through my influence. This is the main means of transmission of the love, and attention these guys receive. 

The all important – PREPARATION. 

Every evening: 7:30 pm – Camden’s Bath, Teeth & Dressing. 

SLEEP: Camden and I need to feel healthy and ready for the daytime hours. Awareness of the time and tracking the hrs is crucial. Melatonin & dyphahydromine is taken at 8, 9pm -All electronics are shut off. 

AWAKE: The day begins at 6am! Pronto.

EVENING FIRE STARTER: this is list of household responsibilities for my beloved family. 

Standard
applause

That New Apt.

Scrambled through Craigslist and Hotpads ISO that place we need within the greater Portland peninsula. A quality 3 bedrm apartment, pet friendly dogs, cats, birdies. Preferably in the west ends arts district; off High, State, Spring, Bracket, Congress etc. Priced at 1000.-1300. 

Camden will have his doggy. 

My day off tomorrow will be composed of calling, viewing, and seeking out.

But first… Camdens social security paperwork will be mailed and management will be called in again, to fix the kitchen sink drain pipe. 

There’s not one thing about tomorrow, that I can’t handle. (((( Rawrrr!! ))))

Standard
applause

#wonderwoman #appointments #health 

My boy Camden needs a cleaning, probably fillings, and definitely some orthodontic work done. I called his dentist to make an appointment, but could only reach their voice mail. Hopefully someone calls back by the end of the day.

Update: Dentist called! He has an appointment at 11am tomorrow. The office has moved to a building much closer to us now! Nice!

Update: Dental visit done. In the storm no less. With almost everything closed, as well as school, I decided to go early figuring most people had cancelled their appointments and I was right. 😛  Camden had two sm cavities on a couple baby teeth. These teeth are loose and ready to pop out on their own, so there wasn’t a need to fill them.

As for me.

I’ve been ordering contact lenses (circle lenses, to legit Canadian manufacturers) and glasses online for many, many yrs now without a prescription. Some companies, websites and brands have been complete fails, but overall I’d had great success, until recently. I’ve experienced a gradual, but quick lose in eyesight. It could be my cataracts or purely the fact that I’m aging. My eyes have been so dry, uncomfortable and ache every minute of every day. Not to mention how tough it is to greet people as they walk through the hotel doors w/ “Welcome to ((___))!” Whilst not being able to see them.
I’d been calling around, and stopping into places that usually except walk-ins, but over the past few months they’ve all told me they were booked till March-April. I’m impulsive, and impatient; when it comes to ‘my’ needs, I refuse to plan or arrange appointments. For some odd reason I make appointments for my children, but not for me. I need something, I get it. With my children- I refuse to take the risk in not getting it, or fuck it… Till the next time I think about.

Anyhow,

Walmart in Scarborough Maine has an optometrist, and eyewear/lense kiosk! I’m going to try on steel gray AirOptics! There’s a storm abrewing tomorrow so they had cancellations. Lucky me!! Uber will be my ride.

Eye health exam + contact lense exam w/ prescription $150. Tomorrow will be fucking amazing! 🙂 

Update: my visit was perfect. I was honest about my illegal contact lense purchases; of which he was none too pleased. Received one pair of monthlies to go home in. So so comfy. I can actually see now. From -3.50 so -3.75 do to -4.50/-4.75.

Today was a good day. 

Standard
applause

Negotiated. 

Spoke to my GM for over an hour yesterday after work. He’d come up to me and asked me if I’d changed my mind yet. In my work mind state I had no idea what to say. Responded with my typical patented unreadiness “OK, now I can’t function.”

He asked me to speak with him at the end of the day. What do I say, what do I do…. when it all comes down?

I decided to negotiate.

#1. Move my clock in time up a half hour later – 7:30 am. I need to make sure my son gets on his school bus every morning.

#2. A Raise.

#3. ::Further:: one on one training. Based on billing and acquiring access to billing contacts and programs. 

Now, to wait for a meeting with my boss Mike and the GM on Friday. 

Mike may want to hire on others and go in a new direction. We’ll see. 

To be continued…

Standard
applause

Reality, personal satisfaction, ideals, body image… a hard pill to swallow. 

It’s been a good month since I quit taking a pill I was prescribed after my divorce. Before this pill I had struggled with unimaginable feelings of abandonment as well as anger, resentment and frustration and had multiple panic attacks daily. CELEXA. 3 months after I began taking it, I’d quit theripy and it was then prescribed by my PCP. I’d been urged to work myself off of it over this past 3 yrs. Well, I decided to not renew my prescription last month. It’s hard to say whether or not all these horrible feels I’m going through are reasonable. I can tell you that I’m immeasurably dissatisfied with my body and how I have put on extra weight over this past yr. I’ve lost much of the muscle mass and healthy habits I’d gained soon after my divorce. I don’t like complacency and I feel like I’m falling into myself again. Like my autistic sons 21 y/o Brenton and 12 y/o Dakota, I peer outside my head through my eyeballs and view an old wratchet ugliness like no other could possibly see. It had me running from the gym last night. Wrinkles, thickness, a wonky eye… All rolled up in an emotionally unstable person, of whom I myself can not control.

I am always the calm, reasonable shoulder to cry on. I’m always the pillar my guests call upon for protection and provisions. Yes, I hold it up.

Then I’m fucking running out’avah godang gym. So strange and unsettling for my perfect bf.

Anyhow. Going to exercise after my bath. I’m looking forward to ignoring all mirrors and focusing on my Netflix movie download and Fitbit’ch. I want’a see those numbers fly, and all my Fitbit challengers fall beneath me.

Standard