July 02, 2011 :: 10:07 PM

We’ve become addicted to “Bones” - thank you Netflix - and the running joke around here is “PHALANGES!!!!”

I finished my financial aid application and sent my resume off to admissions. Now, I’ve just got to figure out, how to handle classes, the puppy and my job. (Hello, Jr. Ninja!) I’m excited about getting my Masters in Accounting/Finance. It’s not my BU MBA, and it’s not at one of my first choices, but like I posted the other day, the curriculum fits very well with my Horizons of Focus. It’s about settling down and figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. This degree is a huge part of that. This isn’t exactly when I wanted to do it - see puppy, classes, job - but I’m very very excited by this opportunity. Let’s see if I can get the financial aid and acceptance letter…

J got around to assembling the fire pit we’ve been talking about for a while and I’m excited to be able to go out there and make s’mores tonight.  We’ve been spending more time outside because of Guinness’ housebreaking and, it sounds funny, but I forgot how much I liked being outside. I really haven’t been outside since I left CT. Being outside was huge to my father and we were always hanging out in the pool area. I used to spend hours working on my gymnastics - tumbling in the back yard, working on a makeshift balance beam - and reading, writing stories and listening to the radio. I was hardly ever in the house, and it seems weird to look back and wonder what happened to that girl.

I’ve never been one for landscaping, but lately, I’ve been obsessed with building houses and doing the landscaping in the Sims. I’ve been thinking hard about what I want to do in our yard and I think I’m FINALLY coming up with some ideas. We have a landscaper we deliver biodiesel to and I’ve thought about using him to help with the design, but I’m having more fun obsessing over where the sunflowers should go in the game. Once I have the design I want, I’ll take a screen grab and try to make it real.

Stressing about grad school, reading GTD, working with OmniFocus, designing landscapes, sleeping on the hammock, playing with the puppy… this is the perfect way to spend a long weekend.