Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Haven't forgotten

Well, it may seem as though I have forgotten about my blog, but I can assure you I have not. I have just been extremely busy. I had a lot of things that were due in my classes this week and more that are due next week. We went to my parent's house for Thanksgiving (they will be coming down here for Christmas). And I have generally been stressing.

We've still been working out. I have been consistently walking 3 laps (6.5 = 1 mile) and riding the exercise bike for 2 miles. I also do 40-50 crunches and stretch my muscles before the walking/biking. We do that almost every night after I get out of class. The hard part is that my class ends at 9:00 p.m. each night Mon-Thurs. Next semester will be better - my schedule is not so ugly and I'm only in class until 9:00 one night a week and one night, I'm out at 5:30. Two nights I'll be out at 7:30.

I guess the little that I do in regards to working out and exercising is better than not doing anything. I have noticed a change in my thighs and legs. They have gotten tighter and more toned.

I've had a lot of frustration for the past 2 weeks and a lot of work to do for school, but I really don't want to go into that right now. I need to step away and take a breath. I might talk about it later - but hopefully, I'll be over it and won't need to write about it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

ABC's of ME

A is for Age - 36
B is for Booze – Screwdriver
C is for Career – Student
D is for Dad’s name - Greg
E is for Essential items to bring to a party - friends
F is for Favorite article of clothing- jeans
G is for Goof off thing to do - web surfing, Playing UO, spending time with family, watching TV
H is for Hometown - Bellflower, CA
I is for Instrument you play – piano
J is for Jam or Jelly you like - Apple Butter
K is for Kids – 0, but I have a nephew I consider mine
L is for Living arrangement – married with a dog
M is for Music I like – 80's!!... and most everything else too!
N is for Name of your first pet - Pomfritz (german for french fry - he was a french poodle)
O is for overnight hospital stays –1
P is for Phobias – being electrocuted, the dark, and old men
Q is for Quote you like - "No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it."
R is for Reason for smiling - I get to see my nephew each weekend
S is for Siblings –1 younger brother
T is for Texas , Ever been? does the airport count?
U is for Unique trait – open minded
V if for Vegetable you love - potato
W is for Worst traits – Too trusting
X is for X-Rays you’ve had – a lot - more than 10 for sure
Y is for Yummy food you make – Quesadilla
Z is for Zodiac sign – Sagitarrius

Friday, November 11, 2005

Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day!!!!

I love that we honor our Veteran's, but I'm very sad that today is not considered a National holiday just a Federal holiday. I think it's sad and outrageous that the men and women we try to honor on this day have to go to work. The majority of these people cannot even attend the parades and things given in THEIR honor.

I think everyone should write a letter to the President requesting that Veteran's Day be a National Holiday. I don't think it's fair that only Federal employees get the day off to honor our Veterans when the Veterans themselves have to work. How honorable is that!?

Anyway, I could go on about this for a long time, but I will get off my soap box now.

If anyone reads this, please send a letter to the President requesting that today be a National holiday instead of just a Federal holiday. It is pretty unfair to make the people who we are supposed to be honoring go to work on that day and miss all the festivities that are put together for their benefit and in their honor.

a lot...

First of all, we worked out on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. I don't remember exactly what I did on Tuesday, but I'm sure I walked 3 laps and did a "fit test" on level 2 on a bike. Wednesday, I walked 3 laps (one while carrying 2 pound weights in each hand), did 55 crunches, biked for 5 miles at level 2.

Secondly, we spent last weekend with my parents. We had fun. They gave us a cruise early as my graduation gift but I can't take it until after I have finished my classes. I was sooo excited and surprised. I was not expecting a cruise at all even though my parents know that I have wanted to go on a cruise for about 10 years now. What I can't understand is why I can't take it over Christmas break. I only have 9 classes left, why wouldn't I finish just because I got a gift early? I don't understand their thinking. During Christmas would be a perfect time because I would not have to worry about a new job and not getting the time off for the cruise.

Thirdly, I've got some major projects due in the next four weeks. An individual project about a company and one of its managers (Tuesday afternoon class), two powerpoint presentations (Tuesday night class), book report (Monday night class), group project about a company's corporate culture (Wednesday night class), and a take home exam (Thursday night class). Luckily, I do not have a final in my Tuesday night class, my Thursday final is a take home, and if I am happy with my grade (my Monday class) I do not have to take that final.

I interviewed my manager today for my Tuesday afternoon project. He is my boss. He sounded as though there might be a position in the future for me in the Human Resources Department that the company is thinking about starting. Of course, that will go with their schedule and who knows when that will come to fruition.

I got an email from one of my professors this afternoon about an Administrative Assistant position that is available in my town. She wanted to know if I was interested as the owner has only asked one of the Deans at my college about Senior Office Management majors who might be interested in the position. I contacted the Dean to get more information and he gave me the contact information for the owner. I emailed the gentleman and sent him a copy of my resume along with a cover letter letting him know that I would be interested in an interview.

This would be a perfect job for me for after I graduate. This position is for a full or part time position. It sounded like it might be available as a full-time position after the student graduated. This might be just what I am looking for.

Fourth, we will be going to the last home football game tomorrow afternoon for my college. And Sunday, we will be taking my newphew, Kobe, to the Chattanooga Aquarium. This will be a lot of fun. It's going to be hard to get him to leave the fish on Sunday, but he will enjoy it so much. I can't wait. We're going to take pictures and video while we are there.

I'm thinking about joining Weight Watchers in the next few days so I can lose weight and be able to keep it off after I have lost the weight. I don't like the programs where you have to eat their food - it doesn't teach you how to make the right choices once you start eating real food. I haven't made my decision yet, but the more I think about it, the more it seems like the right choice for me.