Headlines for Sunday:

  1. Why you should do more research before reserving a spot in a hostel (76 words)
  2. Checked in (77 words)
  3. Argh (42 words)
  4. Bleah. Never doing that again. (77 words)
  5. Things are working out (266 words)

Work on research



1. Why you should do more research before reserving a spot in a hostel: 16:37

In San Francisco, having narrowly escaped staying in a very very dodgy hostel. (And believe me, I've stayed in pretty dodgy hostels, but this one takes the cake!) I have no idea where I'm going to sleep, but I'm definitely not going to sleep there. After much assertiveness, have managed to get a refund.

Looking for a place I'd actually feel comfortable leaving my *clothes* in...

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2. Checked in: 15:45

Have checked into decidedly much less dodgy HI-Downtown. Can always, always, always trust Hostelling International. =)

Now that my accommodations are out of the way, I have to figure out how to get e-mail to work. I'll give myself until 4:00, and then I really have to run out and look for a cellphone charger and see about hooking up with Guylaine...

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3. Argh: 15:48

Fixing tech problems was not the way I imagined spending my Sunday afternoon. Oh, forget this. I'll worry about my e-mail after I pick up a few essentials.

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4. Bleah. Never doing that again.: 23:20

Should definitely have stopped eating when I no longer felt hungry, instead of finishing the entire meal. I could blame the portion size, but that's not helpful. Yes, it was vegetarian, but it was still way too much and now I feel satiated. I'm going to have to figure out a good food solution for the next two days...

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5. Things are working out: 22:47

School is winding up nicely. I'm making progress on my research. My personal life has been much too interesting over the past few days, and that's why I've been feeling up and down. Thanks to everyone who called, texted, and e-mailed support... <hugz> You rock.

The past few weeks have been difficult, but we seem to have cleared the worst and have come to a new understanding. It amazes me that even though I kept trying to walk away and even though he was also under so much stress from business, he refused to give up, and he refused to let me give up.

Maybe this is a big part of what love is. It's not so much about having lots of high points--those will come with time--but being able to deal with the low points. And day by day, week by week, month by month, we're learning.

From "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran:

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

Besides, there are high points too. <grin> I just have to blog more of them so I'll remember.

This isn't an LJ post, so please e-mail me your insights or use the form on my page... =)

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