January 15, 2009

The kind without the bull

doze [dohz]

verb, dozed, doz⋅ing, noun
–verb (used without object)
1. to sleep lightly or fitfully.
2. to fall into a light sleep unintentionally (often fol. by off): He dozed off during the sermon.
3. to sleep for a short time; nap.
4. to be dull or half asleep.
–verb (used with object)
5. to pass or spend (time) in drowsiness (often fol. by away): He dozed away the afternoon.

I have never had a job that made me as sleepy as the one that I have now. The kind of sleepy one only gets when they are taking classes in school. Some days it is really hard to keep my eyes open. But I get that way whenever I have a lot of reading to do. It has not seemed to affect the work that I have done though, well at least I hope it hasn't. I think I am doing pretty well, all things considered. I do find though that when I take breaks I do much better. But then I also feel guilty taking a break. I don't want people to look at me and see that I am not working. I don't want anyone to think that I am slacking off in any way. I have discovered that for a mere $1.99 I can access the web for an entire day on my cell phone (of course it only costs $5.99 for the entire month). There isn't too much that I can to do online using my non-smart phone though except update my Facebook status and at $2 a day I think I would have to come up with some pretty darn good status updates.

January 14, 2009

half done

I cannot believe that January is already half over. How fast the days are flying.

I have been trying to be a bit more of a domestic at home. You know...cooking & cleaning and stuff like that. Not that I did not do any of these things before but now I am trying to do them more often. I can tell you that this new way of doing things sure is cutting into my Stefani time. It seems like I barely turn on the computer and the husband is ready for bed so I have to turn it off. That is the ONE bad thing about having the computer set up in the bedroom but we really had no other choice. My dream is to some day have a new computer. A nice fast computer and preferably one with more than 1 GB of free space. Possibly a laptop but I have not decided yet. I am still debating on whether I want to switch over to Mac.

So...I got my 2008 W2 today. It made me very sad. I made less than half of what I am used to making. It is even less than last year, the year that I did not work. But I really cannot compare anything to that year. Being laid off from work really messed up our taxes last year. We ended up owing A LOT and I was not even working. Hopefully this year will be a little better.

Oops! I just realized that I am not wearing my finger splint. It is only supposed to be off my finger for 8 hours during the day but it is hard to keep on when I am cooking & cleaning and doing all that domestic stuff. Oh and the husband mentioned something about going to bed. So I guess that this is the end of my computer time for the day.


January 5, 2009

I just have to get it all out!

Cat 'N' Mouse
Originally uploaded by DreamsOfNyssa
So today it was back to the grind...well for pretty much anyone I would think. I got up early and actually got to work a bit earlier than usual. So totally out of the norm for me. Maybe that is why I am so tired. Work was non-stop and surprisingly I got a lot done. I have found that listening to my iPod all day really does help me to concentrate. Now I just need to find all the good music I used to have on my old work computer. The disks are around here somewhere. I really am tired of listening to the same few songs but having only 2GB free on my computer really does limit the music choices. Actually it limits ALL choices. Anyone want to buy me a new computer?

I really did enjoy my time off this past holiday. Before the break (no pun intended) I finally got in to have someone look at my finger. Back at the end of October/beginning of November I broke the tip of my finger. It was super crooked and bent and I finally realized it was not getting any better. I have what is called a mallet finger. The x-rays show that the bone was indeed broken but had already fused back together. Nothing can be done about it now but I am to wear a splint to strengthen up the ligaments. Wearing a splint makes it pretty hard to type or blog or do just about anything. So I have been a bit quiet on the Internet front.

Christmas Eve was spent at the parents with lots of family. Since people don't arrive until late we showed up late ourselves but still have a nice time for the couple of hours we were there.

Christmas Day was different this year. For years the husband has been wanting to cook on Christmas and this year he did. We had both sets of parents (and nephew #1) over for Prime Rib. It was all very tasty and everything worked out great. Well except that I have absolutely no pictures from Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. Oh well.

New Years Eve was spent at home. We ordered out and popped in a movie. The husband was asleep by 9pm. I finished watching the movie in time to hear the gunshots (and cannon), Then I got myself to bed. How exciting life is as one gets older. LOL!

New Years Day was spent at the in-laws. Well that evening anyways.

Saturday was the husband's birthday. He decided he wanted to cook another Prime Rib so that is what he did. So he did all the work for his own birthday dinner. SWEET! My sister joined us for dinner and we had a very nice night.

That then brings us back to today. Monday. Where all the fun ends and reality begins.

January 2, 2009

Here's to 2009

Originally uploaded by DreamsOfNyssa
It is hard to believe that 2 days of the new year are already over. Time already feels like it is getting away from me. Not that it feels any differently than usual but something about it is making me a bit anxious. I hate when I get that feeling...lIke something is passing me by or I really missed out on something. Maybe it is due to taking a couple of days off from work or maybe knowing that this year will be the year that my past comes back. So many exciting things to look forward to this year. So many long lost friends that I will be seeing. Well not really all of them are long lost but just those you don't see as often as you would like. Lots of old feelings coming back to the surface.

Or maybe it is just this darn Frou Frou music that I am listening to at the moment.

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