February 28, 2006

What do these numbers mean?


If you said radio stations you would be wrong.

I have been sick since last Friday. On Sunday I finally took my temperature and it was 101.1. Is that high? Is that bad? I don't know anymore. I only know that 102 is high and I was not THAT high.

I am currenly at work and currently at 100.9. If it goes up any higher I am out of here.

Update: Well I am starting to feel achey and I don't understand why this fever goes up and down so much. I did about 50 cases so I feel that my day was semi-productive. I still have not been hungry today although that did not stop me from scarfing down 2 donuts and I have another to take home with me. I do not even like donuts so I must be sick. LOL!

I think I will just head home and buy me some orange juice and get comfy in front of the television with my Nyquil. Hopefully dh will not get too upset. For some reason I think he feels that I get sick on purpose so I don't have to do the housework. He complains about it enough that I know he feels this way.

February 23, 2006

The weekend is almost here

Busy Busy day today. I got a lot accomplished. At work that is. Home is a different story. I have so much to do I don’t even want to think about it.

Yesterday afternoon I got a call from my sister. She had gotten a job here at my work a few months back. It seems that they cut a lot of the positions and she was one of the ones to go. I feel so bad for her. She was not a permanent employee but when she was hired she was expecting to be here until at least April. I hope she finds a new job soon cause I really feel guilty and bad about it. She is a pretty girl and very smart so I am sure she will find another job soon. She mainly took this job to have money in case she ends up teaching in France. I really do hope she gets that teaching position cause I know she will just love it! I have already been asked by one of her ex-superiors if she would want to go out with him. How do I know. LOL! I don't even know how to bring up the subject and ask her. Okay. Who am I kidding. I am sure the next time I talk with her it will be the first subject that comes up.

Even though we are broke I think Chinese is in order for tonight’s dinner. We will only order from one place and it is about 15 minutes from our apartment. Since I am coming from work it will probably take me 30 minutes to get there and then another 15 minutes to get home. It is all worth it I tell you as this place makes amazing food!!!!!

February 22, 2006

Scrap Time! NOT!

I left work yesterday in the mood to scrap. On the way home I stopped by the scrapbook store. I did not plan to spend anything except a few cents for some metal letters. When I walked into the store I remembered they had an album on hold for me so I knew the spending would not be a small amount. Since I was in the store anyway I just had to look at the new Basic Grey. I had seen a few of the new lines at the Scrapbook Expo I went to last weekend. Weirdly they did not have these particular lines out in the store but they did have a couple of the new lines they did not take to the Expo. I got to look thru the Oh, Baby! Girl and the Urban Couture line. I LOVE THEM! I started grabbing at sheets and there was no hope for me.

And to a couple of you out there that I may have mentioned that I did not see what the big deal was about this pachyderm paper, I apologize. This paper just did nothing for me, that is until I saw it in person. I ended up buying a couple of sheets. It is perfect for the twins’ first birthday pics.

I then get home and waiting for me is a little key to the big mail box. I get so excited when I see that little key. Inside the big mail box was you guessed it, my Blitzen order. It was about time!!!! I think that I have not been in the mood to scrap because I want to scrap these snow pictures and really needed the Blitzen. I sure do hope I end up using it as I bought the entire pack and I really only wanted one pattern.

Getting my Blitzen order really did keep me in the mood to scrap. Want to know how many pages I did? Zero! I sat down to scrap and the mood just left. I don’t know where it went but it never came back. I kept getting up and sitting back down but nothing was accomplished in the way of scrapping. I decided that the birthday pictures that I want to scrap need to be reprinted in a smaller size. I can figure out how to edit my pictures so that they are 4x3 but how do I paste them together to make a 4x6? Do I stitch them just like my layouts? I have Photoshop and even PSP and cannot figure out how to merge the two without stitching. I cannot even get the layers to work. My goal is to just print one 4x6 and have 2 photos on it. Is there anyone out there that can help me with this?

February 21, 2006

No chicken

There was supposed to be a chicken over there. Over there to the left. Do you see a chicken? Of course not. Why not? Cause Blogger would not let me upload a picture of a chicken. So I sure do hope you all have a wonderful sense of imagination.

Today (so far) has been a much better day. My whole mood is different. Isn’t that a good thing? I could not tell you what is different today from yesterday. Well maybe the fact that I have not had a creditor call first thing in the AM helped. I am not used to being harassed by collectors. My credit is good EXCEPT for this ONE card! This card is from the bank that I am currently having issues with. The bank that does not allow online payment for this credit card and charges you to make a payment over the phone. As someone that pays most of my bills online I sure wish I knew this before I got the credit card. I told the collectors that they sure do make it hard for people to pay their bill as they only allow mail payments and in the bank payments but they are only open until 4pm.

But enough about the idiots at the bank. I will NOT let that get me down today. Not even the rubbery chicken I just had for lunch can get me down. I don’t know why I expected anything different when it only cost $1.00. I have accomplished a lot today at work and yet I am debating going home early. So should I? I think I feel a headache coming on……

February 20, 2006

Stressed Out!

I have not been in a very good mood lately. Sorry. If you don’t want to read an entire post of just gripes, stop reading now. You have been warned.

I am stressed out that I go to pay my credit card bill and find that my checking account has been closed for having a $0 balance for 30 days. I have still not received any notification of this. I am upset that I was followed out to my car by the idiot bank representative. What a witch! She would not take my money (checks drawn at the same bank) for payment and so I did not get to pay my credit card bill. I still don’t know how I will make the payment as this is for a business account and no way will I write a check off of my personal account. I did not take all those years of accounting classes to start screwing up now.

I am stressed out that DH likes to spend money and we never have enough. Toys are more important to him than food. That is until he wants to go food shopping and then there is no money but yet he does not blame his stupid toy habits. Heroclix suck! So I have to pay his credit card bill and since it is due today (a holiday ~ of course any reason to make a person have to pay a late fee) I wanted to call the bank to see if they were open. Every single phone number for this particular bank (and it is a nationally known bank) have been disconnected.

I am stressed out that I shopped at an online scrapbook store and still have not received my order. I placed my first order with them on a Friday (02/10) and got my order the next day (02/11). I was so excited about the great service and did not expect my order that soon. So I placed another order on a Monday (02/13). Well that was last Monday and I still have not received my order. I received notification that it shipped on Monday (of course this email came before the email telling me that it was in process of being packed). So even if the order shipped on Tuesday I should have received it now. I have a feeling that I will just be out $30.00 as I did not buy insurance. Who needs insurance right? I feel that is how online shippers get you. If you don’t buy insurance you are out of luck. It also bothers me that they have no contact number or email address.

The only stress that does not seem to get me upset is the overload of work here at the office. For some reason, I am just fine with it. Go figure.

February 13, 2006

The post that never ends

I had planned to have boo-koo updates this weekend but got caught up in this whole life thing. So now this will be the Post that never ends!

Friday night, I met up with Happay Mommay and Crazy Momma for a scrapping sleepover. We stayed up till 2am scrapping away until we could scrap no longer. It was great to get together with friends. Although I am known for never finishing a page (I am such a slow scrapper) when cropping with friends, I did manage to get some finished or partially finished. As soon as I get them unpacked and scanned I will put them up on the site.

I got home around 11am on Saturday morning. I vegged out for a couple of hours and then left to run my full day of errands. I had so much to do. I had to go to the bank and deliver a couple of orders. I also wanted to look around Michael’s at some ribbon. Well…..I never made it to the bank and only got to deliver one order. The order was for my aunt and I always enjoy visiting with her. My cousin was also there so the three of us had a great time visiting. I think I was there about 3 hours! Since the second order was for my Mom and I knew I would see her the next day I just went to Michael’s. My plan was to look at ribbon and rub-ons. Well one hour and $20.00 worth of ribbon later I finally started my drive home. I cannot believe I spent $20 on ribbon! I blame Happay Mommay for telling me about Michael’s ribbon!!!! I kept finding new ribbon and putting ribbon down and picking it back up again! I could NOT make up my mind! I hate when I get like that. I have a feeling I will be visiting Michael’s again soon and then I will be in trouble.

Sunday was my birthday.

B got me roses. I have not had flowers in so long. I LOVE them! We had a nice afternoon sitting around watching movies. I even got to see a chick flick! How awesome is that. B must really love me or something. LOL! Sunday night my Mom had us over for steak. My brother did not show up with the kids and that did make me sad for a minute as I really did want to see them but it was very nice to just have Me, DH and my parents there. It was a wonderful birthday dinner. Steak baby!!! YUM!!!

Now it is Monday. I came into work to find my cube decorated. I don’t know how they found out it was my birthday as I did not tell anyone. I knew that the girls in India knew and it was nice to get a birthday card from them. My friend Rosie made an awesome Pineapple upside-down cake and another co-worker brought in brownies.

Also, my boss just came home from India bearing gifts so all-in-all it was a fantastic day!

February 10, 2006

Happy Friday! Now let's PARTY!

Yesterday was a weird day. We had something that looked a little like rain (well enough to just get the windows irritatingly dirty after I just cleaned them). However according to the news there was no rain so we are now at 116 days of no rain.

After I left work I drove home in the non-existent rain and cold.
That was another surprise….the cold. It was the kind of cold that kind of makes you think it is Winter but how could it be since this season they call Winter does not exist in real life. But it was cold so I played a fun game called 'Let's pretend it is Winter.' So since I was in this Winter mood, I did something I have not done in oh so long. Yep! You guessed it! I knitted! Whoo hoo!!! I am so proud of myself. I worked for a couple of hours on my rectangular shrug. I am proud to say that it is now a few inches longer but still a long way off before it is finished. I wonder if I can finish it before the temps reach 100 degrees. I cannot really say for sure as it is supposedly ‘Winter’ and yet the temps have been in the 80’s.

So I read what I just wrote and there should be no surprises to me why my blog is so boring. I don’t know why I expected anything different. For example, I spent last night knitting and watching ‘While You Were Sleeping’ on TV while B was sleeping on the sofa (kind of funny now that I think back on it). Actually it was a good night for me as when B sleeps I can watch whatever the heck I want! I was the KING of the remote and let me tell you that felt great!!!! What is it with men needing to have control of the remote ALL. THE. TIME???

Now what I should have been doing instead of knitting, was getting ready for the PARTY (ummm..I mean scrapbook sleepover) that is happening tonight. Since I don’t really have any pages planned to scrap, I think I will just bring everything with me. And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING!!! I am really looking forward to a great time tonight and I really hope I don’t get too tired and fall asleep too early. B has been teasing me a lot about this sleepover. MEN! They just don’t get it.

Thus ends my post. The post that will start off this PARTY WEEKEND!!!

February 9, 2006

My very own cloud

Have you seen those Word Clouds that will show the most used words on a site and the more often those words are used the larger they are on the Word Cloud? Well I came across a site today that lets you make your own Word Cloud. You can also put it on a T-shirt. What a cool idea I thought, but after making a Word Cloud of my blog, I have realized something. Shucks my site is boring! Just look at how small the word "Party" is. I really need to start living it up!!!

Speaking of PARTY!!!!! This weekend I will be getting together for an overnight scrapping PARTY with my friends (you know who you are). I cannot wait!!!!! PARTY ON!!!!

Update on the broken car windows at my apartment complex. I guess the son of one of the tenents went berserk and just went to town busting out all the windows. This son was NOT a child. He was dragged away to the psych ward. After speaking to the management I also found out that the after-hours number I called was aware of this situation and that I was NOT the only one calling in about it.

February 7, 2006

My complex SUCKS!

I really need to move. I did not get to take my walk today because when I pulled into the parking lot this evening I was greeted by this! This picture is just 4 of the cars. Missing is the one that had all the windows busted out and my neighbors truck as they already covered up the window. I think I counted about 7 damaged cars when I first pulled in. I don't know if there were more that were moved before I got home but some were gone by the time I got out there with my camera. I am SO happy I went to work today and that this did not happen when I stayed home yesterday. I guess all these cars were people that were home or got other transportation. What ticks me off is that this is not a surprise. The management at this apartment complex sucks!!! They are renting to the WORST people!! I sure miss the years that B and I had the complex basically to ourselves. I remember when we first moved in we were told there were no discounts to residents as that brought in the bad element. Now...yep you guessed it...all new tenants get discounts. The bad element is HERE!

I called the after hours number to see if security would be here tonight and really wanted to let management know that I did not feel safe in parking my car in the lot. Instead I got a lot of crap from the after hours girls. The first one I talked to told me that parking was not an after hours issue. I told her I was not calling about parking but about vandalism. I asked about security and was told that they cannot even call security until after 9pm. She took a message for management to call me. Well since management never called me I called back. I asked for the girl's name (as she sounded like the first one I talked to). This is where the attitude came in. She promptly told me...."I am proud to tell you my name...blah blah blah...." She then continued to try to spell it out etc. I told her not to bother. I asked for her supervisor. She told me there were only 2 of them in the office. Then while talking to her a bit more she says there are 3 in the office. I told her to make up her mind. Sheesh! I asked her if the vandalism was already being dealt with and she told me that no one else had called and that I was probably making it up! Okay that is where I lost it!!!! I made sure that they got a few more calls from some angry owners of broken windows. I did warn my neighbors that the management would probably tell them 'Too bad, so sad' as they did to us BOTH times our windows got busted.

Zipingo here I come. This complex gets a bad review all the way!!!! Too bad my lease is not up for quite a few months.

February 3, 2006

Happy Friday :-)

It is finally Friday and payday. It is about time it finally got here. What more could a person want?

Yesterday (Thursday) was another walking day. I cannot believe I walked twice this week already – GO ME! The ankles ached but the knees are fine. I really do need to get me a new pair of shoes though. I again put on the walking shoes I bought and the left foot fit fine this time but the right foot still has the heel moving too much. That is weird as my right foot is bigger. I found a cool pair of shoes at an online store (I have a catalog) they were so cute. All my tennis shoes have been white with very little color. These were Black/Grey/Pink and for some reason I fell in love with them. I kept my fingers crossed that they still had them as the catalog was over a year old. It didn’t work.

I got so into having to buy new shoes that I kept thinking I would take the ones I have back and exchange them for a different pair BUT I cannot find the receipt for the pair that I bought. So I think I am stuck with them. I did find a website with info on how to tie your shoe laces different to make the heel fit better. I may have to try that out. I hope it works as I am broke and cannot buy any new shoes right now. I do plan to buy some when I start running though.

Last night I watched the remake of The Fog. B was there but as usual he fell asleep right after it started. I remember when he used to stay up later than me. That no longer happens. He is an early morning boy now. The movie was alright. I had never seen the original. Have you seen it? What did you think?

February 2, 2006

What day is it?

Today feels like Friday. I really want it to be Friday. I NEED it to be Friday. Not only is Friday payday which would help (although the entire thing is going to rent). But Friday means no more work until Monday. I will NOT come into work this Saturday like I did last week. I don’t care how far behind we are. I have not been able to do my regular stuff because of a special project so things are piling up. So in summary……I don’t feel like being at work today.

Since today is Thursday that means it is another day of following the exercise plan, another day of moving and not sitting. My knees are doing fine but my ankles feel a little sore. That is normal so I won’t worry too much about it. I wonder if I should wear my new shoes? (read the comments) Last night while sitting on the couch (hee hee) I would stretch out my legs and I could feel the stretch in my muscles. I loved it. It felt good. I just hope to build them back up. Now if I could just stop eating all the junk I will be on my way.

Oh here is a review for you. I am trying out that new Diet Black Cherry Vanilla Coke. It is not that bad. I can really taste the cherry. I will drink it again.

February 1, 2006

Totally (s)lacking

I call myself a Scrapbooker but I don’t scrap very much and to tell the truth I have not yet taken a single picture to scrap for this year and it is already FEBRUARY!

I call myself a Crocheter/Knitter and yet I have many projects that go unfinished. We did not have a winter this year so I got sidetracked on finishing my projects. I don’t know why as it is colder inside this office building than outside. I did not even wear (well remember) the pink scarf I made last year – my first knitting project! I just remembered it the other day and now it is too warm to wear it.

Don’t even get me started on the lack of Cross-stitching.

I think this is why I don’t make goals for myself. I never stick to them. Usually I find if I don’t tell anyone about a goal it seems to be better for me as I stick to them longer. For example, my weight-loss. I have been working for about 26 weeks now at losing this weight. I keep getting close to 20 pounds lost but I never get there. For the past 10 weeks I lost 1.6 pounds and then gained 1.6 pounds and then lost 1.6 pounds etc. I started up on my weight loss efforts again after the holidays. Over the holidays I only gained ….you guessed it 1.6 pounds! I have not been really good at watching what I eat. I guess I am just frustrated. I seem to remember to eat healthy only when I step on the scale. Last week I lost 1.2 pounds. I was so happy it was not the dreaded 1.6 pounds. Well yesterday I weighed in and I gained that 1.2 pounds back. So I guess that 1.2 is the new 1.6.

I decided to do something about it. I heard about Couch-to-5K and I decided I could do this. I am doing the 7-moth plan (Conservative Run Program). I have issues with my ankles so I am starting out very slowly. Last night was the first day. It was just walking but it killed me. I always walk at a fast pace when exercising. I usually try to do about 30 minutes but the schedule said to walk for 10 minutes. I thought that it would be easy. Well….either I have gotten old or I am more out of shape than I thought. I could have very easily walked longer but my ankles could not handle it. They were KILLING ME! But I did it! I am on my way! Then this morning happened. I sure did not want to get out of bed. Not only was I still sleepy but my KNEES were killing me! I have never had a problem with my knees so I was pretty surprised. Hopefully my body will be back to par tomorrow when I have to walk again. I look forward to crossing off the days on this work out calendar. Now I just hope that when it comes time to run on this plan that my ankles don’t make me fall.

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