December 27, 2010

Do you Disqus?

Do any of you use the DISQUS comment platform for your blog? What do you think about it? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Do I need to get it or run far far away from it?

December 21, 2010

December changes

At work I have a huge data file/program conversion/update that needs to be complete by the new year. So my days have been filled with trying to complete as many cases as I can prior to this major conversion. I don't know how I missed it but I totally did not realize that this update needed to be done BEFORE the 31st.

I had simple plans of only taking one day off this year for Christmas. The official day off for the holiday this year is the 24th, Christmas Eve. The holiday schedule at work was changed and now the 23rd is also considered part of the holiday. That now gives me two days off from work. New Year's eve and the day prior were also part of this change. So I now have 2 MORE days off from work. I had pretty much figured at the beginning of the month that there was no way that I would have all my work completed before the end of the year, so this nice surprise of 4 days off is okay with me. I thought I planned to complete what work I could and then prior to my vacation next week I could process the conversion.

Today I found out that the programmers are off for the holiday until January 4th. Yikes! Guess who is converting tomorrow? Guess who is not even trained on said conversion changes? Guess what I will be studying over this holiday weekend?

But other than that everything else is going so well it feels kind of weird. All handmade presents are complete, all the shopping is done (save one present left for the hubby), presents have been mailed, other presents are currently in the process of being wrapped (in between writing this blog post and surfing) and Christmas cards have been mailed.

Just one more day left of work and then the fun and craziness really begins.

December 15, 2010

no worries

I took the day off from work today to take the final exam for my class. I took the exam in the morning and then had the rest of the day to get a start on my Christmas shopping. After the 4th store I finally admitted to myself that it was not going to get done all in one day and made my way home.

I am exhausted but I feel good. Any stress that I was feeling before today is gone. Now that my test is over and done with I can concentrate on other things (at least until I begin my next class).

There is absolutely nothing pressing that needs to get done at this moment. Don't get me wrong, I still have Christmas presents to make, Christmas cards to address and mail and shopping left to do but all that can wait until tomorrow. Tonight I plan on doing nothing.

On a side note...

Both cats have claimed the Christmas tree skirt as theirs. Now that there will soon be presents under our Christmas tree, I think we may have a problem.

Talking about kitties & Christmas trees.....I hope you enjoy this funny (and oh so true) video.

December 5, 2010

What's in your queue?

It all started with Weeds. 

I had heard of the show and recalled it was supposed to be really funny but since I didn't have Showtime I never watched it. But Netflix's instant streaming changed all that. Because of being able to instantly stream movies and shows to my T.V. I have been able to discover (and rediscover) a lot of television shows that I either missed the first time around, didn't have access to see them or just plain wanted to watch again.

Currently in my queue:

  • Hotel Babylon (series 2). Just starting watching this last week. I like it. The husband, not so much.

      • Dexter (season 4). Instant streaming got me hooked but now I have to wait for the disks in order to start watching this particular season....and I just now found out that the disks are not available yet. B.u.m.m.e.r.

          • Parks and Recreation (season 3). Just a silly show that I probably would not watch if it were on the actual television but it is a great quickie show to watch on my iPod while eating lunch. Oh...who am I kidding? I would totally watch this. LOL!

            • Six Feet Under. I saw a couple of episodes a few months ago when one of the television channels did a full day marathon and just had to add it to my queue. It only comes on disc though so it may take awhile until I get to watch them.


              • Weeds (season 6). The series that started it all. This season just finished airing so I think I may have to actually get Showtime if I want to watch this any time soon.

              • Better off Ted. If you haven't seen this, Portia de Rossi is the best! It's so funny! Can't wait to watch season 2.

                      • Survivors. Okay so this is no longer in my queue but if the show had not been canceled after 2 seasons, it totally would be.


                          How about you? What's in your queue?

                          December 2, 2010


                          It's Thursday night and I must post something. Why? Because if I don't then this blog will become a Wordless Wednesday only blog and I just can't have that.

                          Speaking of Wordless Wednesday. Yesterday's photo seems to be making the Tumblr rounds. If only those 109 likes & re-blogs counted on Flickr.

                          I cannot believe that Thanksgiving was one week ago. It doesn't seem like it has been that long. Of course I am still getting used to the fact that it is already December. The husband is planning on cooking our own Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. It has been a tradition for quite a few years to make our own turkey dinner AFTER the holiday. It is the only way we get to eat "leftovers". :-)

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