In a hotel room, alone, exhausted. Almost had a mini meltdown when I realized I forgot to bring my P.J. Y____Y
Why am I here?
I'm just here to renew my Green Card. I have to do this once every 10 years if I want to retain my Japanese citizenship since Japan doesn't allow dual citizenship. Yup. Thanks, Japan.
Since there's nothing interesting on TV, and I'm tired, just relaxing, I'm just gonna blabber about a little bit of what's been going on in my little life.
There have been lots of semi-unexpected expenses in our household in the last month.
1) Green Card renewal application and processing fees = $450
2) Complete replacement of our air-conditioning unit for the upstairs. = $4,500
3) A new chair and a recliner to replace our old, broken ones. = $1,000+
OH JOY. :'D;;;;;
Where are these monies coming from, I have no idea, but all I have to do is just work hard, right? Yep.
So, I was working hard on this assignment that was due today since yesterday, pretty much worked all night, hardly slept because the boys woke me up, then finished it up in the afternoon.
Only to find out that it was a cancelled document that I'd simply forgotten to delete from my schedule..........................
$500 of work for nothing....................... All the exhaustion and lack of sleep for......nothing........................
It was 8-10 hours worth of work.......................
Is it terribly bad that I immediately thought of 100 Frappuccinos flying away from my desperate grabby hands? ;A;
I couldn't get over this shock and self-loathing for a while, and I had an outburst on Twitter. :D
(Thanks so much for tolerating and supporting me on Twitter, Dears, you guys really did make me feel better. :'3 *sniff*)
Now, what's been done is done, so I just had to move on.... and get ready for the trip.
I'd eaten lunch kinda late and my stomach wasn't doing too well, so I didn't really want a dinner.
But I wanted a FRAPPUCCINO. >:D
So, I drove by my favorite Starbucks after leaving the house, never mind that it was at least 20 minutes out of the way. :D
Ms. GPS did not like this ONE bit, she kept yelling at me the entire time, "Recalculating, recalculating..." Gahhhh, she can be so anal. =3=
Got myself a Venti Frappuccino, which made me feel so much better, and then threw in a little packet of cashews, realizing that I wasn't gonna eat dinner. That was $7.50 total. $2 for that sad little packet? =A= Starbucks, the cashews were fine, but not THAT fine, OK? (butIloveyou)
So, finally I was gonna get on the Interstate, when I realized that Ms. GPS was telling me that I'd get to the destination (Nashville) in a little over an hour. Now, there's NO way that can be true. Nashville's AT LEAST 2 hours away!! This confused the heck out of me, I pulled into the gas station and called husband, who calmly informed me "You know, Nashville's one hour behind, the GPS's just showing you the arrival time in local time..."
................... 9___9........... oh yeah........... 6___6 .................
AMERICA Y U SO CRAZY????? @A@;;;;
Anyway, I got on my merry way after that without a hitch (except for getting onto the Interstate in the wrong direction first and having to get off it and get back on again in the right direction :D yay me).
I hadn't been listening to GACKT for a few weeks, and blasting his music in the car (which really is the only way you can truly enjoy his music while driving) was SO relaxing and wonderful, it was just what I needed. ;w;
I was singing to them, too.
After passionately singing Setsugekka like I was on the stage myself (with little potatoes and tomatoes in the audience), tears came down my cheeks. Such a gorgeous song. More of these, please, GACKT-san? :'3
And then I sang Love Letter just as passionately, and really wished we, Dears, could just get together and have a huge GACKT karaoke party. ;3;
OH, if you don't have the instrumental version of Uncertain Memory, GOSH, you're missing out!!!! \>0</
Anyway, thank you, GACKT, for keeping me awake and safe
Now, I have to wake up early tomorrow to get to the office at 8AM, I'm just gonna watch (again) the Episode 9 of Game Of Thrones, which just came on on TV in front of this king-size bed I'm in. :D
After the appointment, I'll meet my friend who lives in Nashville before heading home. I hope everything goes well... zzzzZZZZ
Jeeeez, why are hotel rooms always so cold. =A= *goes to turn down the AC*