So this morning I woke up with the cat (and the sun) and to my surprise I've been awake and relatively energetic ever since. I think it was like 6:15, which I'm pretty sure is the earliest I've gotten up this year, and that means I've been up voluntarily for the past six hours, which has got to be some kind of personal record, really. I went to the hippie grocery store for granola and yogurt and a few other things before 8 AM. No kidding. I could see my breath, and there was still a little frost on the ground. It was wacky. I suspect this newfound energy is due to a combination of spring (yay more sunlight!) and excitement/nervousness about my job interview on Thursday morning. But hey, if it gets me up and active and enthusiastic about life instead of slow and sluggish and just sort of killing time for lack of anything better to do, I'll take it!
Since then, I've been talking to joyquality about her impending move to Eugene, and about being housemates! It looks like student family housing is out (official requirements say no more than 2 adults per unit, although they also say no cats). It's okay; browsing today's classifieds, I found a potentially very cool house for us (3 bedrooms, 1 bath, cat allowed for an extra $100 deposit, only a few blocks away from our current apartment complex, not much farther from U. of O campus, and still walking distance away from both hippie and conventional grocery stores). Unless utilities and DSL are way more than I think they are, it might actually lower our monthly rent and related expenses, too, so bonus! I think I'll try to stop by the relevant real estate agency in a bit, to pick up an application for that (and maybe a key, so Peter and I can check it out this afternoon).
I didn't get out to the library to consult Writer's Market about the possibility of submitting to Personal Journaling magazine yesterday, so that's my other errand for today (that and depositing a check and possibly stopping by the conventional grocery store to remedy our terrible lack of both peanut butter and jam).
Other fun activities planned for today include a possible frisbee golf expedition with Peter and his fellow grad student James, and Wes if we can get ahold of him. Woo! Ok, time to enjoy the beautiful weather on my bike ride to the library and other errands (also, enjoying the beautiful weather during lunch got me lemon cake, courtesy of our neighbor Andrea, with whom we have a very informal baked-goods exchange going on.... I'm going to miss her, but she's moving at the end of the month, so I'm going to miss her no matter what happens with finding a new place for us to live).