Monday, December 31, 2007


Wow. It's been quite a year. Definitely unlike any other, but what year isn't? I've learned so much in the past year. So much about who I am, and also who I would like to be. I have so many things to be thankful for and so much I intend to accomplish in 2008 (see my New Year's Resolutions tomorrow).

So, here on the last day of 2007, I'm going to bed soon (midnight isn't happening when my girls will be up first thing in the morning), I'm feeling hopeful that I can accomplish so many things.

Oh, and for Alison who is looking at this in December 2008, I currently weigh 176.2 (Ugh!), and measurements are: 44, 36 (over the 35" limit puts me at a higher risk for heart disease), 41. The fat part of my thighs that I hate is 24," and 12" around my chubby arms. I think I'll even take some pictures to see how far I progress. I would like to add that it is cycle day 1, I just ate, and it is 8:30 at night.

Sunday, December 30, 2007


or maybe 146. That's how many books I've read this year. Gotta love that commute! So, I figure why not aim for 150 next year? I'll put that in my new year's resolutions. Which I will write tomorrow. And then break by this weekend. I'm going to have to keep up with my library stuff so that I don't get any fines or I'll never make it.

I should probably make some work resolutions too. We should be up to a full staff soon, and that will be good.

So, I read in an email that eating black eyed peas on New Year's isn't a tradition all over. Do you eat black-eyed peas on New' Years?

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Resolution Number 457

or somewhere around there.

I will not, I repeat NOT, rack up another $26.50 fine at the library. Ahem. I am a big library user, so I'm still coming out ahead in the end (considering the number of books I've checked out from the library in 2007 and how much it would have cost to purchase them all - at least those that aren't out of print), but still. That is ridiculous. That would pay my renter's insurance for a month. If I can get through 2008 without a library fine, I can donate $25 to the library if I feel so inclined.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Work, work, work.....

I'm the only one in my office this week (which was approved before I became supervisor). New rule: not everyone can take off at the same time unless Alison isn't there to handle the fallout and all the extra work to cover for everyone being gone. That goes well with my rule on the thermostat. If Alison's hot, we turn on the air conditioner, and if Alison's cold, we turn on the heat. And since our thermostat has a lock box on it, guess who has the key? Mwahahahahahaha Okay that's not really the rule. If I start feeling hot, I ask the rest of the people in my office if they're hot and adjust the thermostat accordingly. So far, so good. One of these days, they will not be hot when I am, and I'll have to be sneaky in changing the thermostat. Just kidding. Kind of.

The new year is upon us (almost), so it's New Year's Resolution that I will not keep time! I'm working on a few. Topping the list is the obvious need to get in shape. I'm phrasing it differently (like that will help). Instead of "lose weight," I'm going to get in shape. Maybe I'll go see my doctor to set some goals. Realistic ones like - blood pressure down. This one is tough since I can't get an accurate reading. The Walmart machine always comes out kind of high, but I do all my shopping with two children in tow who have to touch absolutely everything, so it might be a little skewed. Also, there's the good ol' going to exercise more resolution. I'm going to have to be more specific to actually make that one stick. And instead of rewards, I think I'm going to have to create some sort of consequence plan. Still working on that one.

On a more fun resolution note, I'm doing a challenge with a book club I'm in (it's an online book club - don't worry, I haven't suddenly become a social person or anything). You read through the alphabet. You read a book by an author for each letter of the alphabet. For example, I plan to read Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich when it comes out in June (just in time for my birthday!). I can either use the J or the E and cross that off my list. I think it will be fun and I'm hoping to read through the alphabet twice (just 'cause I'm an overachiever like that).

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It looks like....

a toy store threw up in my apartment. It's crazy. What's worse - when I tried to put up "old" toys in the closet to make room for new toys, those old toys suddenly became favorites that the girls couldn't live without. Oh, well....

The girls had a great Christmas. Lots of toys obviously. The guitar that Miss Priss got was a big hit. Not as much as the microphone though. I thought the guitar would be bad. It's a joy compared to the microphone with the echo feature. Miss Priss loves to hear her voice "echoing." But, I've been a nice mommy. The batteries have not been removed........yet.

Baby Boo turns 2 tomorrow. I think I'll have to shorten her name to Boo. "Baby" just doesn't seem to apply anymore even if she'll always be my baby girl.

Work was incredibly quiet today. Hardly anyone was around, so naturally, I got a lot done (and did only a minimal amount of goofing off).

One last thing, when the Lean Pockets say "Caution: Filling May Be Hot," listen. I have a not-so-beautiful blister on my mouth. Yeah, it blistered. Immediately. Hot cheese is yummy, but very hot. I told Hubby I was going to sue, and he informed me of the warning that is probably on the package (and that I would have to stand up in court and show what an idiot I am for burning myself so badly with food - he didn't point that out - I know that for myself). I did it on Christmas Eve. It looked really awful yesterday. Now it looks like a horrible fever blister that people don't want to ask about, but they don't want to get too near me either. LOL

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I know it's a little early, but I probably won't post again until after Christmas.

How do I convince my children to sleep late on weekends? This is the second day in a row that I've been up before 6:30. I don't mind doing that on weekdays when I have to go to work, but on the weekends?

Oh, well. For those who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! And for those who celebrate other holidays, Happy Holidays! May the peace and joy of the season be on you and your family!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

What is it about laundry baskets?

Baby Boo is currently carrying everything around in one. Maybe Santa should just bring her some laundry baskets. She'd be very happy that way. When she's not carrying it around, she's sitting in it (even though she's way too big for it!). I'm not sure how she gets out.

I'm definitely making a new year's resolution to lose some weight! I now know what "they" mean by yo-yo dieting. What the heck?! I lost almost 15 pounds and I've gained it all back. Ugh! I'm going to have to actually exercise to make this work. LOL I'm not an exercise queen by any means. But I think I'm going to enjoy the holidays first and then go on a diet. No reason to doom it from the beginning, right? How's that for the right attitude? LOL

Monday, December 17, 2007

She did great!

She didn't run off the stage or anything crazy like that. LOL Miss Priss sang the songs and did the hand motions and even smiled once in a while. She did spend the first part chewing on her sleeve, but hey, if that's the worst thing she does when she's nervous, she's not doing too bad for a 4 year old.

The singing was followed by a party in her classroom. Baby Boo walked right in like she owned the place, and both of Miss Priss's teacher told me they couldn't wait to have Baby Boo in their class.

I spent the time in the corner watching Baby Boo walk all over the place and Miss Priss keeping up with her to make sure she wasn't getting into trouble. I guess it's no wonder my daughter is shy considering her genetics. I barely talked to anyone. I just feel like an outsider at events at her preschool. I think it's because I'm the only working mother. Her class meets from 9 - 2, so most working parents couldn't make those hours. And since the mothers sit and talk while waiting for the kids, they plan other things during the week when I'm at work. Miss Priss isn't excluded at all (in fact, quite the opposite, she gets invited to everything), but it's weird. I don't think I'm excluded so much as I'm not included. And that's probably in many ways by choice. I'm on the email list for playdates and stuff, but unless it's a birthday party on the weekend, it's not likely that I'm going to attend. Just my mother in law and the girls (and Baby Boo gets invited to everything too - Miss Priss isn't the only one with younger siblings).

I guess I'm just in a feel sorry for myself mood today. I need a good night's sleep.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

No, I'm not sick ---

And your eyes are not decieving you. I am posting my second post in 2 days.

Anyway, I'm almost ready for Christmas. We've got almost all of the shopping done. Only siblings and parents left (and they're gift cards). The girls are done. I've even done things for the people at work.

Baby Boo is almost 2 years old. Eeek! Where did the time go? She is loving the Christmas season. She sings Jingle Bells. Actually it sounds more like, "Jingle all the waaaaayyyyy!" "Way" sound more like "Y" in her little Texas accent. Funny how that is coming out already. I don't think I have that much of an accent, but apparently she's picking it up somewhere. LOL

And Miss Priss, well she is too smart for her own good. Her preschool concert is tomorrow. She said something in September about me attending her concert, so I started calling her preschool at the beginning of December to find out the date so I could get the time off work. She's so excited that I'm going to be there. They stand on a stage in front of all the parents. I have a feeling my shy girl isn't going to sing, but I could be wrong. She's made major improvements in the shyness department. It's really amazing. She's still shy, but I wouldn't say she's more shy than a normal 4 year old.

I guess we shall see. I'm headed into work early tomorrow morning so that I can leave early for the concert. :)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Please forgive my lack of posting recently. I've been so busy with my new promotion that I come home exhausted. LOL

So, I got the promotion effective December 1st. The person who is replacing me starts on January 7th, so I get to do both jobs for a month which means that I am super busy at work and get home ready to hit the sack. Once the girls go to bed, I'm not far behind.

However, I love it. I think this is the perfect job for me. So many of the things that my boss wants to do make so much sense and are things I've thought of doing myself, so we're completely on the same page (always a good thing).

I'm hoping to update more often (I know I've been saying that for months, but I really do LOL). But it might be January before I'm a lot better at it. I've got lots of resolutions for this year. I'll just add "Update my blog." to the list.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the holiday season! :D