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Cold! December 18, 2014

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Was freezing all day at work today. Ugh! Β But the day went fairly well. Being stuck back in music has the advantage of less crowding, at least. Four applications sent out on Monday, two rejections so far. :/

Enjoying my break, and not really doing much work that I planned on yet. Though I did update Drupal for once. Went to some really fun bookstores this past weekend. Acorn is my favorite. Even if they didn’t have the old books I was looking for.

Christmas parties this weekend with friends. So that’ll be fun. Looking forward to seeing everyone and relaxing. They say it will snow. We shall see.

 

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Summer Vacation… is Almost Over… August 21, 2014

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This is my week off between my summer class and fall semester. I have been exhausted all week. Naps after work the last two days. So exciting, I know. πŸ˜‰

Had a great weekend with my family. Nieces’ birthday on Saturday was fun. Lots of running around, eating, and playing. So much energy they and my nephew have! Their puppy doesn’t like balloons, though. Poor puppy, the house was full of them. Saw Guardians of the Galaxy with my parents on Sunday. It was fun, and silly, and touching. I liked it. πŸ™‚ Β Some shopping with Mom on Monday. Seriously fashion people, why the heck have you decided girls don’t need pockets??? Pant-fail.

End of the summer parties this weekend. Well, technically, one of the parties Saturday is a birthday, but still. Much fun and merriment to be had with parties and picnics before I start back to the grad-school grind. πŸ™‚

And then! Puppy and Kitty for two weeks! πŸ™‚

Two Months Down February 28, 2013

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February is just about done. Still looking for a new job. Applied to some copywriting jobs this week. Waiting to hear back from a lot of different places. In the meantime, work is giving me a lot of hours, so that’s helpful. Rich’s benefits should kick in tomorrow, as well, so that’ll help, too.

Had fun this past weekend with college friends, and new friends. A housewarming party and lots of hanging out. It was nice to go to a party and not have responsibilities, good fun. This month is full of fleet parties, a baby shower and a birthday party or two. Lots of fun weekends ahead.

New desserts at the store are not helping me get back on track with eating healthy. But they are so tasty. Had the Toasted S’more today. Mmmmm! πŸ™‚

ChiCon 7 Was a Blast September 6, 2012

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Spent the weekend in Chicago, from Thursday night through Monday lunch time. It was a ton of fun, though I really didn’t do as much of the actual convention as maybe I should have, responsibilities (fun) and sleep intervened. As did several really nice meals. We gathered for our own brand of quiet party that first night, meeting all the people we didn’t know yet, and some we had not seen for a long time, but would be working with the rest of the weekend. There had been some load in earlier, but Rich and I didn’t get there until mid-party.

Friday morning and afternoon we spent cleaning up and preparing the suite and three adjoining rooms for two nights of public parties. The rest of the gear arrived and we made a couple trips through the freight elevator to finish stocking the room. Carpet was covered, Christmas lights were hung, and a very cool holodeck door frame was installed. The DJs set up, the punches were mixed and we were ready to go.

Both nights were excellent parties. Nearly 500 guests the first night(causing the temperature differential alarm to go off), and many more than that the second night(thankfully we had better air circulation). We were voted best party of the con, and most people were glad to be a part of it. Some of the more middle-aged of our guests were even tickled to be ID-ed at the door, saying it had been quite some time since that had happened. We had so many fleet there, that even working was easier, most shifts not lasting more than an hour, unless you wanted it to. The four rooms gave us a nice flow, and the lack of horizontal surfaces and the great job of commemorative cup sales, meant I didn’t even have to spend all my time picking up abandoned cups.

As for the food. It was quite the adventure. Friday lunch we walked through the Pedway(an interesting, indoor way to get through downtown), to a place called Wow Bao, which serves “hot Asian buns.” These are spongy round pastries with your favorite flavors stuffed inside. We had chicken teriyaki, as well as some traditional fried dumplings. Friday dinner was deep dish Chicago pizza, it was amazing an huge. I couldn’t even manage two full pieces. Saturday I went back to the Pedway for lunch, but the subshop didn’t have beef, so I ended up with a nice tuna(better for me anyway). For dinner, I headed out via a very terrifying cab ride with friends to Weber Grill. I had a delicious prime rib, wonderful garlic mashed potatoes and nicely grilled asparagus. Excellent meal.

Sunday was busy with putting the rooms back together and getting all the gear back into trucks, vans and trailers. I’m pretty sure I missed lunch this day. So, for dinner, a bunch of us went out to Houlihan’s. Where we shared some homemade potato chips (I avoided the drizzled cheese), Ahi tuna wrapped in wonton, and some shrimp that I also avoided. For dinner, I had a plate full of broccoli, mashed potatoes and meatloaf. Nothing spectacular, but a very tasty, and filling meal. We dropped in on a couple parties that night, but one was too quiet, and the other too loud and bright, packed with people we didn’t know, so we ended up hanging out in one of our hotel rooms, though, I admit, I was nearly asleep during this, listening to stories and jokes.

Monday was final pack out for most of us, and a long drive home, now in the daylight, for Rich and me. The fields of windmills are far more fun in the dark, with their single red, blinking eyes. I imagine Don Quixote would be more convinced of their dragonish nature had he seen them in modern times. We found out that we won best party on the drive home, and tired spirits were buoyed, even into the next day. All in all, it was quite the successful weekend away.

Busy Halloween November 3, 2011

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I completely forgot to post last week with all the busy, and this week is just about as crazy. Halloween parties, a wedding, and my last two weeks working at the school. Tomorrow is my last day of that, in fact. It’s been a good run, but they have no more money to pay me with, so that’s that. Gotten a few things taken care of, have a few more to do yet. Tires are next up, been too busy to get to the shop thus far. One medical bill paid off. Another sent to collections because they stopped sending us bills, so I had nowhere to send payments. Sorting that one out via email as I type… hopefully.Β  I don’t pay collections, I pay the people we owe.

No school after this week means I’ll be getting back on my improvement plans. Both job and web design. Working six days a week meant I had no energy left over for those things. We just transferred all our domains from Rich’s job at eCommerce over to our HostGator account, so soon, everything will be in one place.

Health seems pretty stable, no noticeable improvement, or deterioration. Β  Still not eating my best. Both stress and stress eating are no good for my joints. But I’m trying to be more conscious again. Still buying appropriate groceries and eating (mostly) appropriate lunches (I did have Cheddar Bay Biscuits today). It’s sweets and dinners I don’t cook that are my weakness and downfall. It just too cold out to want salad all the time. ::excuses, excuses, excuses:: But I’m doing alright.

The Holidays are heading our way, are you ready?

Halloween Week October 30, 2010

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Tomorrow is Halloween and I think I will spend most of it sleeping. It’s been a long week of work and parties, and I’ve got one last one tonight. Spent a lot of the week helping gather materials, set up, and tear down. Sorry about missing Thursday, I was driving to and from Dayton in the morning, getting ready for the evening all afternoon, and then, well, the party that night was epic. Somewhere around 1500 people at the event. Last night was really low key in comparison. I’m hoping that tonight is somewhere in the middle.

On a work front, Rich’s schedule is shifting to allow him Friday and Saturday off, but staying on the same shift. That’ll be cool, for him to have a weekend when everyone else does. I haven’t heard back from either of the jobs I sent proposals to, but I’ll be finding some more to submit to tomorrow. With the arrival of holiday payroll, I have more hours at the store this week. Mike and I are getting things organized for my work at Bookup. I’m looking to take on a list of very specific projects and get more organized to see if we can get even better results.

Health-wise I’m doing fairly well. Staying up for 46 hours actually had me moving with ease and mostly painless. It’s those 8 hours of lying still to sleep that make me the most stiff. Haven’t figured out a solution to that yet. Any suggestions? Had a full zag day on Thursday – nutty pancakes and bacon for lunch, Hound Dogs pizza for dinner and chocolate pancakes, bacon and an English muffin for breakfast. Delicious. But salads are good for me, and back on track I go. I need to do some recipe research and reread the pH Miracle again, at least the wife’s parts on cooking and the pantry.

So much to do, and running low on time.

October Already October 7, 2010

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One week in and the parties and activities are lining up. I can’t possibly go to all of them, probably won’t make it to half of them, and I don’t even have the slightest idea if I’m going to attempt a costume this year. I haven’t really gone in for costumes other than ren fest garb for years now. I’m not very crafty, and I don’t want to spend money on something I’m only going to wear once(wore my prom dress both years). I don’t really dress for Halloween either, not a fan of orange, though, as anyone will tell you, I have plenty of black clothing.

Last week was a big week, not much else has happened since then. Got the surgeon’s office sorted out, for only $5 more than we intended a month. Hospital still not returning calls. Money’s tight by not overwhelmingly so anymore. I took some online editing tests this week. That was oddly entertaining. Did better on editing than proofreading, so I’ve got some studying to do if I really want to make a go at being an editor again.

I want to earn a living by writing, but I’m not experienced in the type of writing that is actually money making – nonfiction, technical, articles, copywriting. I’ve been randomly curious about it off and on, but it seems like I need a different type of education or background to do that kind of thing professionally. Not to mention I did everything I could in school to write stories instead of papers. This, blogging about my life(and previously and currently journaling on paper), is the most non-fiction writing I’ve ever done voluntarily, and my life isn’t really all that interesting to people who don’t know me. I tried to write stories for books like Chicken Soup once, but I didn’t really have any compelling true stories to tell. I love my life, but I don’t think it’s inspiring.

Anyway, things to do, people to see and all that. Until next week. Enjoy life and love each other.

Week Nine August 5, 2009

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As previous comments mention, I have now gone over three weeks without a shot. I’m feeling quite good, and should really call my doctor to see when I can get in to talk to her about my blood tests. Retail schedule making that even more difficult a problem. The apples and bananas have gone over well. Giving me a little break from simply veggies. Slicing up the bananas on whole grain flat bread with tahini over them makes an excellent, if not very alkaline snack. I need to get more yeast-free alkaline grain bread in the morning if Raisin Rack has some. Got frozen veggies, too, but have eaten them all already. The smaller cuts make prep easier, if not fresh and raw. Things are going quite well and I’m finding myself having a much happier week. Parties are still painful, with all the lovely acid lying around, but I resisted this weekend. Time to start planning Anniversary Zagging. πŸ˜‰

Food of the week: Flatbread wrapped bananas and tahini