Just before I awoke this morning, I was dreaming of a black owl. It was present in the background of my dream, but then it seemed to take an interest in me. It followed me around and eventually perched itself on my shoulder and then my head, where it was happy.
Gosh, must be some profoundly meaningful dream! But what is my subconscious/ the universe trying to tell me?? As I sat here pondering, I noticed the cheapo coaster I keep on my desk:
All right, so maybe it was a rando dream about coasters... or coffee... or... I dunno, cork? Nothing to see here.
In other current events:
We finished "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix. I enjoyed the series with its well developed and engaging characters and plot. I did find the final episode rather corny and predictable, but it tied up the story well enough.
Speaking of tying up, remember elementary school how we'd sing when someone got new shoes? I still remember the words to the song, try as I might to forget.
Anyway, I got new shoes for work this week. I don't know how many steps I put in during a shift, but I'm sure it's a lot. I was wearing simple canvas sneakers that were comfy on my feet, but my calves and knees felt like lead by the end of the day. I chalked it up to poor footwear and went on the hunt for something better.
Sierra Trading Post came through for me once again. I bagged a pair of $130 Hokas for $43. I'd tried the brand for running not long ago, and wasn't impressed, but they've turned out great for work. In conclusion, my legs are happy and my wallet isn't empty. Now I know why the nurses wear Hokas, however, nobody sang for me.
Speaking of work, I find I'm enjoying my position as den mother despite my initial wariness... it's early days though. Honestly, I have little interest in geriatrics, nutrition, and dietetics in general, but I'm a total nerd for accuracy and efficiency, and this job fits that bill nicely. Dare I say I'm actually using a bit of my graduate degree on a job?
Well, let's not get carried away.