Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Movie Junkie - 142

So, not only am I a TV junkie...I now realize that I'm a movie junkie as well. Ok, so technically, I already knew that. I just wasn't sure just how much of a movie junkie I am. Now we all know.

This was found on A Day in the Life of Me. Thanks, Manda for sharing this. I had fun seeing which movies I had seen and had not. What's really sad is that I know I've seen some of these movies at least a dozen times and that there are movies that didn't make the list that I've also seen about a dozen times.

So, here's how it works...
It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life (I have a life - it's just full of movies and TV, duh!). Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, change the header adding your number, and post it.

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(X) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
(X) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X)The Princess Bride
(X) AnchorMan
() Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
() Saw
() Saw II
( ) White Noise
() White Oleander
() Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
(X) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 13 out of 22.

() Scream
() Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
(X) Scary Movie
(X ) Scary Movie 2
(X ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
() American Pie 2
() American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
(X) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
(X) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch

Total so far: 25 out of 43.

(X) Finding Nemo
() Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
(X) The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(X) White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
(X) 13 Going on 30
(X) I, Robot
(X) Robots
(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(X) Universal Soldier
() Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
(X) Deep Impact
(X) KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
() Meet The Parents
() Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
() King Kong

Total so far: 39 out of 66.

(X) A Cinderella Story
() The Terminal
(X) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(X) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
(X) Final Destination 2
(X) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(X) The Ring
() The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
(X) Flubber
(X) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
() Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
() From Hell
(X) Hellboy
() Secret Window
() I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
() The Whole Ten Yards

Total so far: 51 out of 90.

(X) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
(X) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
() Just Married
(X) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
(X) Coach Carter
() The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(X) Bad Boys
(X) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
(X) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
(X) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(X) Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
(X) Predator II
( ) The Fog
() Ice Age
(X) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(X) Curious George

Total so far: 70 out of 121.

(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) E.T.
(X) Children of the Corn
() My Bosses Daughter
() Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She’s All That
(X) Calendar Girls
() Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
(X) Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
(X) The Terminator 3

Total so far: 87 out of 147.

(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
(X) X3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
(X) Reign of Fire
() The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
(X) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2

Total so far: 100 out of 165.

() Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
() Old School
() The Notebook
() K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
(X) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
() The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Total so far: 108 out of 181.

( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
(X) Highlander
(X) Mothman Prophecies
() American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
(X) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
() Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard

Total so far: 115 out of 200.

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
(X) Hulk
(X) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 2
(X) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
(X) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
(X) Army of Darkness

Total so far: 126 out of 220.

(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
(X) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
(X) The Matrix: Reloaded
(X) The Matrix: Revolutions(X) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(X) Team America: World Police(X) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal

Total: 142 of 239

Monday, February 26, 2007

A Sweet Memory

I made spaghetti for dinner tonight. Every time I make spaghetti, I think about the first time I made it for H almost 11 years ago.

I had some Italian Sausage in the freezer which I had never used in my spaghetti before. I put it in my sauce because I didn't want it to go to waste and continued to season my sauce as normal (I add garlic salt and all sorts of Italian seasonings). Keep in mind this was the first time I cooked anything for H. I wanted everything to be perfect.

He came over, I dished up dinner and we both bit into the spaghetti. I could NOT finish my dish. It was WAY TOO SALTY. I had no idea and I was so embarrassed (now, I taste my sauce many times while cooking it). I told H he didn't have to eat it and actually begged him not to eat it. I'd make something else. I let him know my spaghetti has never turned out that way before and told him why it did this time. Not only did he finish the bowl, he had seconds. How could I not love this man?

He told me later that night that he was going to tell me when he first came over that he judged a woman by the way she cooked. Now that I've cooked spaghetti for years and at no time have any of them turned out salty as heck, he realizes that I really do know how to cook spaghetti and it's one of his favorite meals.

Next week is our 10th anniversary. I'll tell you more about our first few months together as we get closer to next Wednesday.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Not much happening

I know I haven't blogged much lately. I'm sorry about that. I have been extremely sick lately - to the point of dehydration. I've also realized that I haven't been blogging a lot because I don't have much to say. Life is goign extremely well. I was thinking the other night that I haven't even been thinking about any of the family crap I've been dealing with for years. That in itself is a great sign.

Maybe I actually am done with my issues. I even had a dream last night that had H in it as well as my high school boyfriend (HSB). There are a lot of issues that stem from the HSB. In my dream, I didn't pay any attention to him and didn't let any of his antics get to me.

I also realized the other night that I haven't been thinking of my parents or my grandfather at all. That is such a change for me. Normally, those people are not far from my thoughts - ever. Now, I actually have days and weeks without thinking about them; and when I do think of them, it is not in a negative context but in realization that I'm no longer letting them control my life. What a great thing to realize. I actually feel free from the baggage I've been holding on to all these years.

I know that I haven't been writing down the things I've been eating. I've been sick and hardly eating anything at all. I haven't started going to the rec center yet because I've been sick and didn't want to go while I was still on medication. I am still not completely back to normal (I get tired after doing the simplest of tasks) so I will probably wait another week or two before I start the low-impact aerobics. I really want to lose weight before I see my brother and his family in June. What a shock that will be for my entire family.

I hope you all have a great week.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Today's Frustrations

Micromanagers – even those that are not your manager can drive you crazy. There’s a person I work with who is afraid to let things go because the things that were given to her are taken back because others have a hard time letting go. Then again, maybe she doesn’t know if she is supposed to let it go completely or if I am just there to help her with it. I don’t know whether I am taking over and responsible for this particular event, so maybe she doesn’t either. She is wanting me to sit back and not key in the information we have already received or will receive in the next few weeks, but hold on to them until she is done with the order we are waiting to receive then key in all the new information at that time. I’m too organized to want to wait and do it all at one time when I will have a lot of other things to do when I can do one or two at a time as we get the requests. Needless to say, I’ve started my own spreadsheet that she does not have access to and will copy and paste into whatever document she wants me to use. I cannot wait until we have our meeting regarding the roles of everyone in the office. You know I’m bringing up this “event” thing to find out if I am responsible for it or just helping with the data entry.

People playing with kids in the backseat while driving. I was behind a woman today on my way to work that kept driving extremely slowly and kept turning around to the backseat. Even driving at that slow speed, she had a hard time staying in her lane and she obviously wasn’t keeping up with the traffic ahead of her. She had a toy in her hand and kept acting as though the animal were going to attact the child in the backseat or acting as though that toy were attacking her – While. She. Was. Driving! No wonder she couldn’t drive, she was too busy keeping the kid in the backseat happy. I was so tempted to honk my horn when she lagged way behind the car in front of her. What do I care if her child starts crying? It’s not like she wasn’t there keeping it interested, happy, and amused on the drive. I’m sure she could have calmed the child down in no time. I didn’t, but oh how I wanted to and I had to think about it quite a bit and extremely hard to keep myself from honking that horn – just. once.

Monday, February 19, 2007

I just messed up

I just blogged a response on M's blog about her family and didn't change my sign on information. I normally post under another name on that site just so I can keep this blog private (from family) so that I will feel free to express my thoughts and feelings. I'm hoping they don't notice that the sign on I used today is different than the rest. Oh well, I can't go back and delete it now (I already tried).

Well, I guess if they follow the link, they will learn more about me than they ever really wanted to know. Then again, maybe now they will see how I feel about everything that's been going on in my life. It could be a good thing. It could be a bad thing. Only time will tell.

Work is going well. I talked with my boss today to find out where my place is in this organization. I found out that the lady out on maternity leave is my immediate supervisor. That's an important thing to know. I also found out that I am not the office secretary. I am an administrative assistant and it is my main concern to take reservations for the events that go on, get profiles of those attending (how much they've given, where are they from, what activities were they a part of, etc), get letters together for reminders, do thank-you notes after each event, and things of that nature. I will be using mail-merge a lot (woohoo), but it is not my responsibility to mail-merge letters from anyone else in the office.

It is their responsibility to take care of their own stuff. I will be busy once we start getting the ball rolling on our events this year. So, one day in the next few weeks (once the lady on maternity leave returns) we will be having a meeting in regards to roles of the personnel in the office since there are three of us that are new and the one on maternity leave has been gone since the first new member was hired. Right now, there is one person that seems to think I am there to be his/her own secretary. I guess this person isn't used to actually doing the work involved. This person is used to having a secretary that will mail merge, find addresses, and pull information from the internet instead of doing it themselves. In for a BIG shock because I'm all for doing my job and pitching in when I can to help others, but I am not for doing the job someone else should be doing all the time. :-)

Aren't you glad to know all that?

Butt Dust

What, may you ask, is "Butt dust?" Read on as these marvelous stories unfold of what children think about and you'll discover the joy in it!

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After awhile he asked: "Mom, Is one for hot and one for cold milk?"

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. "I love you so much, that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?"

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please don't
give me this juice again," she said, "it makes my teeth cough."

D.I. (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I cost?"

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: "Why is he whispering in her mouth?"

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, "I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?"

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife
looked back and was turned to salt." Concerned, little James asked: "What
happened to the flea?"

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget...this particular Sunday
sermon..."Dear Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. "Without you, we are but dust." He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter (who was listening!) leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little girl voice, "Mom, what is butt dust?"


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sing with me

I went back to work today...doo dah...doo dah. I had a great day. I still sound bad and not quite normal, but I felt great all day. I hope you all had a great Valentines Day yesterday. H sent a heart shaped box of my favorite candy to work - I got it when I went in today. It was fantastic. Since I wasn't feeling well last night, we went out for Mexican food tonight. I have been so blessed with him in my life.

I also found out that since I worked over 81 hours last month (even though I started work on the 16th), I accrued a full sick and a full annual (vacation) day. That's great, because with being sick and out of work these past four days, I'm gonna end up using most of the time I have acquired to date. The only time I now have remaining is my comp time from our meeting my first Saturday.

I have always loved Microsoft Office. I learned today how to mail merge to address labels. FANTASTIC! and EASY! Good thing, too, because with all the events we will be doing, it will be my job to mail merge letters and address labels for each one. I haven't had a big opportunity to use mail merge in the past, but I've used it about 3 times since starting this job. It is going to come in handy and be a life saver. I'm glad I catch on quick. My problem now is figuring out how I need to put paper and labels into my printer in order for them to print out correctly. I think I've got it figured out. Finally and after much trial and error. I wrote down the directions I need to remember in my day timer so I can look at it if I need to for the future. I'm no dummy. If I need instructions, I write them down so I know where to go in the future without having to ask a lot of questions.

Have a great day, y'all. Stay well.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I lied...oops

I said in an earlier post that I do not go to bed thinking about food. Well, last night I did. In a way, it's a good thing since I have not been eating or wanting food since last Friday. Food just doesn't taste right to me when I'm sick and as I said yesterday, I choose not to eat too much because I'd rather have dry heaves. Anyway...when I start feeling better, I usually want Mexican food. I know that sounds strange, but I don't eat spicy food, so the Mexican food I eat isn't spicy. I even have Taco Bell keep the sauce off their mexican pizza (it's pretty bland to most people, but I love the flavors this way). Last night, I wasn't thinking Taco Bell. I was thinking Camino Real. I was thinking of two tacos, an order of cheese dip, and an order of guacamole dip. YUMM!

Dinner last night didn't taste normal, but it was the closest thing I've come to normal tasting food in a week. So I was pretty excited. Even ice cream doesn't have the normal flavors or appeal.

Too bad it's snowing outside or I would go to Camino for lunch today - well, I'd bring it home. I don't like eating in restaurants alone. I'm thinking about eating healthier for lunch during the week instead of picking up a burger or something quick to nap in my car the remainder of lunch. I'm thinking of getting a plain baked potatoe (or maybe with broccoli - no cheese) at Wendy's with a side salad (low-fat or vinagerette dressing). That's pretty healthy, and I can read a book while eating.

I really want to get back into reading. It's been a while since I have read just for my pleasure (because of school). I've recently started Dan Brown's The Davinci Code and Teri Hatcher's Burnt Toast. The Davinci Code is much more in depth than the movie and I think I'm only on chapter 2. Even the clues they follow at the beginning of the movie are different than those in the book. I finished reading Brown's Angels and Demons about a month or so ago. Very interesting book. It is actually the prequel to The Davinci Code so I thought I would read it before The Davinci Code even though I've already seen the movie made from that book. Teri Hatcher's book is very interesting. It's a book I could have written. I'm almost half-way through it. It's nice to know that celebrities go through the same insecurities I face in my life. Very eye opening and a pretty easy read.

Poor K. He's been sick this past weekend, too, even though we stayed away from them this past weekend because we didn't want him or his pregnant mom to get sick. He told his grandma that we were sick, but she didn't believe him until his dad told her. Poor kid. Grandma thought he was lying. Then again, this is the kid that will pass gas then blame it on anyone around him while he's laughing his head off. :-) Cutie! He's also started calling family members a "redneck" in Laotian. It's hillarious. He says that he's "cibilize" (civilized). He just cracks me up. I don't know where he picks this stuff up, but he's adorable.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I'm sick

As I said before, I have been fighting off something for the past two weeks. As of Friday, I got the wind knocked out of my sails. I have been out of work since Friday. As I type this, I have a fever and am sweating up a storm, but I am only wearing a t shirt and a cotton shift. That's it. I'm burning up.

This is the first time since Friday that I have touched a computer - aren't you excited that I chose these rare few minutes to write to you? I've missed you, my online family. I still haven't fixed the links to the right. I just don't have the energy to go through all that right now. I'm sorry. When I'm feeling better, that will be one of the first things I do. I promise you.

I went to work today because I felt that I needed to. I'm still in my first 90 days of work. Hell, I'm still in my first 40 days of work and I'm unsure how they feel about people being sick and taking time out in their first few months of work. I talked with my boss and she asked if I went to the doctor. I was honest and told her that I didn't. I hate going to the doctor. I'd much rather go to the dentist than the doctor. Honestly! That's how much I hate the doctor even though I love my doctor. I actually see the doctor's assistant in my office. She is great and I just feel more comfortable seeing a woman than a man. I told my boss that I didn't feel like getting dressed and out of the house to do anything let alone sit in a doctor's office for 2 hours. She told me to call and make an appointment today. I did. So I left the office and she said that we will figure out my sick time and annual leave when I get back.

So...who knows what the heck I have, but it has turned into a major infection in my chest and sinus cavities. I have fluid in both ears (the left more than the right) which is causing my dizziness. The rest of it - the diarrhea, sore throat, fever, and others I can't think of at the moment - is from a major funk going around our area. At least my nauseousness (I know I spelled it wrong, but my brain isn't working properly at the moment) didn't turn into my actually puking. That would be BAD! I'd rather not eat and have dry heaves than actually lose the contents of my stomach. Gross I know (and I'm sorry) but it's the truth. I know this is all more than you ever wanted to know about me.

At least I started out at work today. I feel that I've at least made the effort and shown them that I am not ditching or that I don't want to be there. The doctor gave me 3 prescriptions (two of which I only take once a day). I am not expecting a miracle cure and to be healed in time to go to work tomorrow, but I am hoping to go to work on Thursday. Is that still wishing for a miracle? I'm glad things are slow at work and that there really isn't much for me to do at the moment. At least my desk isn't piling up and they aren't wishing they had hired someone else. :-)

I'm outta here. I'm still working on my weight. I haven't forgotten about it. I really need to start working out. I really think that's the only way I'm going to lose weight because I really don't eat a lot. I just don't move a lot either. It's just sad. I also need to start dressing the body that I have instead of trying to hide it. I guess I've come to these realizations while sick. I've had nothing else to do these past few days. I haven't felt like getting on the computer or doing anything else around the house. I've been lucky to move from the bed to the sofa in the living room. Gotta get off my butt more. That is what I'm working on next (once I feel better).

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Still sick and other random thoughts

I noticed that some of my links on the right are no longer working. I will change those next week for you. I was going to do it yesterday, but I just wasn't feeling well. Typing this is all I can do at the moment. I'm still feeling crappy. My whole body feels very heavy at the moment but when I move, my head feels woozy and light like I"m going to pass out. Needless to say, I'm not moving much.

I just realized that I didn't weigh yesterday. It's almost noon, so I'll weigh tomorrow. Things have been going well. I've been doing a good job watching what I eat. We had a staff photo yesterday. I can't believe how big I look. When I look in the mirror, I don't look that big, so when I see a photo of myself, I'm really shocked. I just don't see it. I think it's so weird, but it's not that I'm not admitting it to myself. I just really don't see it. I guess I have a good self-image (which in itself seems extremely strange for me) What a shocker. A good shocker, but a shock non the less.

I hope you all have a great week. I'll be going this week to get H signed up to use the rec center at work and I'll probably start working out the following week. I'll probably go next weekend and get one or two sets of workout clothes. I'm looking forward to the low impact aerobics and yoga. Since I'm not going to the WW meetings, I can go to the yoga classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I really need to kick my butt into gear int he exercise department. I REALLY need to start working out. I hate exercise, but I know it's a necessary part of weight loss. I think the first few weeks, I will only do the aerobics class until I get used to it before adding in the yoga. I am looking more forward to the yoga class, so I know that is a good thing to strive for and I don't want to over extend myself and get to where I hate working out. I actually want to get to the place that I enjoy and look forward to working out.

I've realized that I don't have major issues with food as a lot of overweight people. I do not sneak food; I do not go to bed thinking about food or what I'm going to eat the next day; I do not gorge myself. Hell, I have a hard time remembering to eat sometimes. I think my biggest problem is that I used to be very active and now I have become very sedentary. I'm kind of looking forward to working out. I think it is going to be the BIG deal that helps me lose weight and helps me keep it off. I just need to feel better so I can actually attend the classes.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Been sick all week.

I woke up not feeling well today. Actually, I’ve been fighting something for a little over a week now. I know that part of it is allergies, but it seems as though there is a part that is more than just allergies. I have taken my allergy medicine and sinus medicine, but I am still feeling crappy. H stayed home today from work. He’s been going through some of the same symptoms I have been experiencing. I am in my first 90 days, so I get to go to work and spread it around. :-) Kidding – but that’s how it feels. I could probably call in sick, but I don’t want to do that in my first three months. I guess I’m old fashioned that way.

So, I’m sitting at work feeling crappy. I feel warm all over. It actually feels pretty good to go outside. It’s 31 degrees F out there, but it feels sooooo good. I probably have a fever. My throat is sore. My body is achy. Yep, not feeling good. I have turned the heat down in the office to 69 degrees. I may turn it down to 68 if this doesn’t cool me off or I might just turn on my ceiling fan.

So, I wrote the above two days ago. I called in sick this morning because I have not been feeling any better, there is a pregnant woman at work, and I really don’t want to spread this around. I just want to feel better.

Work is going great. We had a baby shower for the pregnant girl yesterday. I realized that I am not good in social settings where I don’t know people. I’m fine with the few people that I work with every day, but when there is a big crowd of people that I don’t know, I turn shy and introverted and I tend to hang out around the edges. I’m okay with that. Once I get to know these people, I will feel more comfortable and not have problem. I’m just shy to start with which is really weird because those that know me will tell you that I’m extroverted. I am with them. I know them. I feel comfortable with them.

Anyway, it’s been a rough week with whatever this sickness is. I’ve been struggling at work (I don’t think it showed). I’ve also come home each night and cuddled on the couch with a blanket not budging. I hate being sick. I’m gonna have to suck it up in a bit and go to the store in order to pick up more orange juice, vitamin C, cough syrup, and cough drops (and maybe a book). The problem with that is I just don’t feel like moving. I’m currently sitting on my couch in track pants, a t-shirt, and a thick robe (and I’m still cold). This is going to be a rough day. I’m glad I’m at home. Oh yeah, I have the dog laying right next to me (as close as he can get to me). If he were any closer, he’d be in my lap. Crazy dog.

I have reserved a hotel room for the weekend that my brother and his family will be at my parent’s house. I’m looking forward to it. I know that the hotel is going to work out great for us. It has in the past when G and his family were in town. We get a great night’s sleep without worrying that anyone is going to wake us up, that we’re going to wake anyone up, and without having to put on clothes to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night in case we bump into anyone. Good for us.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Not talking myself into anything

H seems to think that I keep saying how much I love my job because I'm trying to talk myself into liking it. This coming from a man who (besides the army) has only worked in 3 companies and in his third company, he works with a GREAT group of people. I've worked in more companies and more offices than I can count and haven't found the comraderie he has found so easily. He doesn't understand the frustration that comes from working with people you just don't enjoy being with or people that you just don't click with.

I have finally found that relationship with the people I work with. I can't help that I'm excited about it. Even on days that there isn't much to do, the day does not drag by slowly as one would expect. The days are flying by. I am truly enjoying the people I work with and I am in the exact job position I have been wanting for the past 20 years. WooHoo. I am an administrative assistant (fancy name for secretary), but it takes all kinds to make the world go round. Without secretaries, companies truly could not function. It just so happens that I LOVE secretarial work.

I keep saying that I love my job because I have finally found the right job in the right company with the right group of people for ME. It's a fantastic experience when you feel you are finally in the place you need to be and in the place that is perfect for you. I'm not trying to talk myself into liking my job. I'm just so excited that I've finally found a job I like with people I enjoy spending the day with. Color me happy. :-)

Monday, February 05, 2007

This weekend and beyond

I’ve been doing very well in sticking to my points available each day. I still haven’t gotten my lazy butt to the gym, but what can I say? I said it all with the words “lazy butt”. It’s also been extremely cold. I fight with arthritis, so sometimes cold and I just don’t get along.

We had a great weekend with K. He was so funny and so much fun. He loves me. What can I say? He followed me everywhere I went. He copied everything I did – the way I stood, what I said, even how I said it. It was hilarious. He now runs to me for hugs and Eskimo kisses (I call them rubbing noses and he gets a big kick out of it). He even had to sit next to me to eat and snuggled to my side both while sitting and while we were standing around. He’s mine I tell ya. His parents just don’t know it yet.

I found out yesterday that my brother and his family will be going to my parent’s house in May and/or June. They aren’t definite on the days yet, but I’m hoping to take off a Friday and Monday so we can see them. It’s been two years since we’ve seen them, and their youngest will probably not even remember us. She was barely one when they left and she just turned three this past December. My folks don’t have a lot of extra room at their house now that both Grandma and Grandpa live with them, so H and I will probably stay in a nearby hotel that weekend. It’s not a problem. With all the kids, we will probably enjoy a little peace and quiet to sleep. We did that once before and we really enjoyed it. It’s better than sleeping on my parent’s sofa which is where we were the last time we were all together. The kids are bigger now, so they need more room. It would be really hard for a family of 5 to sleep in one small bedroom. They also have to share one bathroom getting ready in the morning, and I’d really rather skip all that.