Friday, August 31, 2007

Ahh....The Friday Afternoon Slump....

Things are still busy for a Friday, but compared to what I've gotten used to it is incredibly slow this afternoon. The university's first football game is tomorrow. I think I'll stay in the apartment all day. It get scary outside this time of year.

I'm excited about the three day weekend I have. No work Monday!!!! Of course, I'll be busy. I have to get caught up in class, read a couple of books, finish cleaning the apartment, finish putting the numbers in my new cellphone.

I had an amazon shipment come in yesterday. I now have copies of Dark Possession by Christine Feehan and Unmasqued by Colette Gale. I can't wait to read these!

Josh is going to buy tickets for us to see Chevelle. (Not sure on the spelling.) They are going to be in Hattiesburg in October, I think. We might be going to see Saliva again soon as well.

I'm already behind in my classes. And they've only been going on for 5 days. Amazing, huh? I'll get caught up this weekend. Or as caught up on it as I ever will. I imagine I'll ignore a lot of the first chap

I'm going to participate in the R.I.P. II Challenge. I just have to figure out what all I'm going to read. Shouldn't be too difficult. There are some terrific ideas posted there. Lots of stuff I've never read. And there are a few things I've been wanting to read again, and they'll fit in nicely.

Well, I'll try to get more caught up over the weekend!

Note to Self:

Don't wear the fancy knee-high boots if you will be on your feet from 7 am to 11 pm. You will not be able to walk properly the next day.

Now, the question is, why does my left wrist feel the same as my ankles this morning???

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Getting there!

Things are gradually slowing down in the office. I'm slowly catching up. Give me another week to fully get there. I only have 137 messages to read right now.

I'm back in the weightloss challenge again for September. My challenge is to go consistently to the gym. I have some good motivation for doing this, so it shouldn't be too difficult. :) Sign up for Biggest Winners is next week, and I'll be on an awesome team this time!

School is progressing. My classes have actually started now so I have to begin studying. I don't want to.

Ummm, I'm sure I had more to say, but I forgot.

Oh! Does anyone watch The Closer or Saving Grace? I'm gonna HAVE to get these on DVD!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Weighed In....

Don't have a lot of time because I have some work to do before class. However, I wanted to let everyone know that I had lost 2 pounds this week. I know I hadn't updated my tracker recently, it's because I was so disappointed with myself on my weight. So, it's up to date again, and I'm definitely back on the not quite straight and narrow!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Two in a Row!

Things are still busy, but have slacked off enough that I might can manage to finish this between now (3:30) and when I get off work at 5. I certainly hope so because it's going to be another brief one!

I didn't do any work in the apartment last night. But I'm going to tonight. I actually feel like working some more right now.

I have to start making my Spring course plan now. I have to go early next week to set up an advisement appointment. I have no clue what I should take. Other than courses that are required. Which isn't that helpful.

I have 145 unread messages to go through. I've tried to hit things pretty quickly, but it's still piling up.

I had lunch with a coworker, Melisa, today. It was nice to spend some time talking to her. I never really get to talk to her. We have indefinite plans to do it again sometimes. The schedule has her going to lunch at the same time as me twice a week, so it hopefully won't be too difficult to manage.

Ummm, I had something else, but I forgot. :) So I'll just leave you with this picture that a coworker sent me earlier today.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Just a Quickie!

I've missed by blogging!!!!!

We're still incredibly busy at work. It might slow down soon.

My teachers are starting to assign homework. It's not bad yet though.

I watched a few movies this weekend. Might get caught up on that evenutally.

I have a friend coming to visit middle of next week. We've offered him a place to sleep for a couple of nights. Which means apartment cleaning. I haven't gotten very far yet, but I've already made a vast improvement. I wish I had taken some before pictures of the living room to show y'all. Oh well. I might take some before I continue working. I can discribe what it used to be.

My programming teacher STILL didn't have a textbook today. We'll start that class Wednesday probably. MIS has started finally.

Y'all have a wonderful week if I don't get here again. (And I promise I will find or make time to catch up with everyone later!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Work Work Work!

It's definitely been busy at work. But with any luck we'll stay slacked off so I can give y'all an update on me.

I had a wonderful trip up to my parents' house. It was great to see a bunch of the family. I got my time with my niece Abby that I have since she was born in February. I got back a skirt that Momma has had for months because it needed a seam restitched. I just wish I had slept better while I was there.

I haven't done horrible food wise the past few days. I haven't done great exercise wise. But I will be doing better. I'm going to hit the gym tonight! I will. Dammit! No excuses.

Okay. So it's going to take forever to get this typed up. Even being fairly brief.

I'm going to check tonight at the gym and see if the incentive program has started up yet. I hope it has. I'm going to get everything this semester! I can do this and I WILL!

We've been incredibly swamped at work. Customers just don't seem to stop coming. I'm eating lunch on the clock and going to work through most of it. At least I'll make extra money that way. :)

As long as I can figure out how to do this. I'm doing some new stuff that's being added to my job description.

I give up. Y'all have a wonderful week!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

And It's Almost Over!

Again. The end of another week. I'm glad it's Friday!!!!

The funeral yesterday was hot. Thank goodness it was at 9 am. We wouldn't have survived if it had been any later in the day. Dr. Register, the old pastor of my church, did the service. He's known Aunt Denice for 13 years, so he had a lot of good things to say. Her son Ben seems to be handling it fairly well, but you never know what someone does once they are alone. He's going to his first classes today. I hope it isn't too hard on him.

Today the freshman have been moving into their dorms. It hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be, but it hasn't been easy either. Next week will be worse.

Ok, over an hour later...We got a bit busy!!! But that's ok. At least we are helping people!

The only other big thing I wanted to mention in my stupidity. I managed to accidentally knock my pedometer inot the trash can at work. So I decided I would rinse it off. Now I have water in it. Hope it dries out.....

8 Week Challenge!

I just realized that I haven't posted much about the 8 week challenge this week!!!

Well, I've eaten half-way decent (except for the after funeral meal yesterday!)

Monday through Wednesday I got in an average of 40 minutes of walking each, and I'll be getting in about 30 today.

I'm not sure what I will get in over the weekend. We'll be visiting my parents, and I'm not sure if I'll get up and do an early walk or not.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wednesday Update

Well, first off, we aren't talked about weigh in. I didn't even look at my weight. I just took my book and didn't look. It doesn't matter what it said. I'm letting it affect me at all! I just felt this morning that it was going to be a gain, and I didn't want to know.

I was planning to hit the gym tonight, but that's going to have to wait. Josh's aunt died this morning so we have the family thing. I keep waiting for details on when and all, but nothing has come out yet. Knowing my luck I won't find out until tonight and I'll have to call the boss at home. Oh well. No biggie. I'm just glad that her suffering is over. She's been fighting cancer for over two years now, and it's been bad.

Tomorrow is Daddy's birthday. We're supposed to go up to visit this weekend, assuming all the family stuff is fiinshed down here. I hope it is. Although I have NO idea what to get him. I'll be calling home tonight to get suggestions.

Otherwise, I saw most of my friends at lunch today. We had Mexican. We thought there were going to be 5 people, we ended up with 8 including the toddler. It was interesting. It was fun though. I got to see my friends Sha and Dee. I hadn't seen Dee in nearly two weeks!

Let's see.....other news.... Things are really picking up at work. We had students start moving in today. The rest of them start in on Friday. I'll be mostly out of pocket for the next two weeks. I just won't have much blogging time. But I'll try to let y'all know the big things!

Y'all have a wonderful rest of the week if I don't get back out there!

Saw this quiz on Michelle Rowen's blog today. Figured why not?

You're Ulysses!

by James Joyce

Most people are convinced that you don't make any sense, but compared
to what else you could say, what you're saying now makes tons of sense. What people do
understand about you is your vulgarity, which has convinced people that you are at once
brilliant and repugnant. Meanwhile you are content to wander around aimlessly, taking in
the sights and sounds of the city. What you see is vast, almost limitless, and brings you
additional fame. When no one is looking, you dream of being a Greek folk hero.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Well, it seems like I'm collecting challenges here... I'm doing Kim's OctoberBest, the Weightloss Priority, and others....

Now Tiffany has put an 8 week challenge together. Ends in early October. Come and join the fun!!!!!

Another day....

Not feeling quite so awesome today, but that's ok. These things come and go. And I don't feel like I'm getting nowhere, just not as pumped as yesterday.

I finished TripTych last night. Awesome book. I did end up liking other characters. And I won't tell why I found I liked the sex offender (gives away most of the story) but if you enjoy a good mystery, pick this book up!!!!! Definitely worth reading.

Went a little crazy on my library run. Picked up about 6 books. I was supposed to pick up one. But oh well!!!!

Y'all have a great day!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday! Monday!

I'm happy this Monday! I feel pretty good, only a slight headache, and a decent book under my arm. Although I haven't really had time to read it since I got to work. It's TripTych by Karin Slaughter. I finally started enjoying it this morning. Although, I don't know what it says that the only character in it I like is the sex offender.....

Anyway, I feel good about my self image this morning. I feel good about myself. I feel good about my weight loss journey. And I even feel good about the coming school semester. I don't expect ALL these good feelings to last, but I plan to enjoy them while they are here!!!

I went to see The Bourne Ultimatum this weekend. It was a decent movie. I would have enjoyed it more if my migraine hasn't decided to make a full appearance ten minutes in. But movie tickets aren't cheap, so I insisted on sitting through it. I will feel much better about it once I see it on DVD. I'll really be able to enjoy it then. My husband has disappointed that there wasn't more of a "romantic interest" in the movie. I don't think it was missing, just unnoticed.

Y'all have a great week!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Well, sorry I wasn't around yesterday. I sat at home with a migraine. It was terrible. Much I'm at least to the moving stage today. That is good. So I'm at work and miserable. But I'm surviving.
I'm going to the library tomorrow to pick up a couple more books. Maybe they'll have more for me by the time I get there. I certainly hope to have another book finished and ready to drop off!!! I'm trying to get in a lot of reading before classes start back. I won't be able to do very much of it after that if I actually study. :) ... Like that's going to happen!
I have no actual plans for the weekend, but I hope it goes well. I'm sure something will come up, but who knows what. All I can say is that I'm going to try and get some exercise in. And stay in line with my eating....

Y'all have a fantastic weekend.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Time For the Toes!

Today the scales read a beautiful 214 lbs, meaning 1 pound gone this week. Back to my lowest, I'm happy to say. And next week it will be lower again.

We had a new guy start today in our office. He's going to be handling computer and software procurement for the university. Wish I knew his name though. I was on the phone, and so was most of the rest of the office during his introductions. And the people that weren't on the phone have forgotten his name. Oh well, I'll find out later.

I'm feeling good at the moment, although I didn't feel good at the actual start of the day. That's ok though. I can't feel fantastic every moment!!!!

And, because I was asked about it earlier, SparkPeople is a weightloss/healthy living community online. The address is It's free to join. They will give you calorie recommendations, and you can enter your food there. They will develop a strength training program for you if you want, or you can design your own. You can keep track of your exercise, measurements, and goals. They have message boards that you can use to ask for advice, give advice to others, tell your story, shout out your good news, and ask for encouragement when you need it. They have personal webspace for you where you can create a page talking about yourself and even post blog entries and pictures. They also have SparkTeams. You can join teams of people with similar interests to yours. So, if you're interested, check it out! It's a great place with some awesome people.

Y'all all have a wonderful day!!!!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hairdo or Hairdon't?

My husband wants to have long hair. Of course, the in-between stage can be rather annoying. So he's been suffering through hair in his face for a while. He can up with a strategy for while he's at home. Otherwise, he's just going to suffer if he can't wear his cap!

(Of course, he can't do this himself. He has me do it for him.)

Just thought I would share!!!

It's ONLY Tuesday.....

I don't know why my happy positive-ness didn't transfer into today. I wish it had.

Wait...I probably know why. Momma had me call her on my way to work and we talked for about 15 or 20 minutes. It looks like the furniture factory she and Daddy work for is going to close. They should find out next Monday. Needless to say that doesn't make me happy. I know they can make it, but the unemployment rate here in Mississippi is 6%. And a few other plants up there have had layoffs, and their plant has had two recently. She says she'll take a break before she tries to find another job if that happens though.

In other news...I have this awesome Boston Market meal in the freezer to eat for lunch today. It's beef sirloin and mashed potatoes. And it's only 6 points. Which is awesome. I'll be picking up my text books today. I was planning to get them after classes start, but I know I really won't have time!!!!

OH! And I want to direct everyone over Rae's way. She just started a blog for her weightloss journey. She has a lot of reasons for correcting her weight problem, but did find out some good news too!
And Tigerlilly had something awesome happen too, so go see her today!

Monday, August 06, 2007

It's Monday!!!!

Let's see, my Monday hasn't started off great. I couldn't sleep well last night (well, this morning). TOM has arrived, so I feel sickly. And I'm pretty sure I've gained. AGAIN! My my coworker told me she isn't in a good mood because she didn't get to sleep unitl 2:30 AM.

BUT... despite all that I feel positive this morning. I feel like I can really get moving again and see some awesome changes.

Wednesday will see something a little different here. I linked through some different blogs, but Fat Bridesmaid has an interesting challenge up right now. Take a picture of your feet while you are standing on the scale. While my scale isn't going to show the weight since I weigh in at weight watchers, I'm going to do it anyway. It will be fun. Just so happens I actually painted my toenails Friday night. Did my fingernails too, but I have to redo them tonight. They survived me at home (a surprise) but haven't survived my first day at work with them. Which is why I don't paint them often. But my toenails will look fine for a couple of weeks. :)

I did a lot of reading over the weekend. Should have been more active. But at least I did go grocery shopping. My husband and I now have food to eat. Which is always a good thing!!!

I had plans to join Fat Bloke Thin's challenge since it started, and finally sent him a starting weight today. I can't believe I've forgotten to send it to him for this long. But oh well. That's just one of those things I guess. I'm just stupid like that. :) At least I finally did it.

I'll actually be eating in the office tomorrow. It's time to make the semester's bookstore trip and see how high my school bill goes. It's looking like at least $300 in books, although I won't know for sure until I pick them up. I'm taking 7 hours this semester. I'm taking Problem Solving In C, which will suck. I'm taking Management Information Systems, which should only suck because it's a Monday night class. And I'm taking Fitness Walking again for the second half term. It will be the last time I can take it, I think. I'm not 100% sure I can get credit for it twice, but I'm doing it anyway. But I have a little time before hell starts up again. Classes start on the 22nd.

Well, I'm off to spend some time on SparkPeople. I actually enjoy the website somewhat. :)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Name Quiz

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current street name) Boo Avenue
2. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your middle name) C Reb
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Purple Dragon
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Rebecca Oxford
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom’s maiden) Wilcoja
6. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The”, your favorite color, favorite drink) The Purple Margarita
7. NASCAR NAME: (the first name of your grandfathers) Emmitt George
8. FUTURISTIC NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne and the name of your favorite kind of shoes) Haiku Balance
9. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother & father’s middle name) Dale Bruce

I saw this over at DCL and thought it looked like great fun! Anybody else want to play?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Is it over yet???

I've hated this week. I was laying in bed last night and kept thinking it was Tuesday.... I'm so glad it's Thursday, but I wish it were over already. I'm tired of work and want a break!!!!!!

Ok, now to continue. I'm going to do much better this week exercise and diet wise. MUST DO BETTER. I refuse to have a third gain week in a row. I have to lose this week, preferably two pounds, but I would settle for a half! :) But I can do this. It's easy. As long as I can get past myself.

This week I discovered that my mp3 player will not play the eAudio books from my local library. I was very disappointed to discover this. Well, except for also learning that their selection sucks. So it isn't a complete loss.

I have several books right now that I am in the process of reading, and several to-be-reads that I have checked out from the library right now. I just finished Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait for the sequel. (These will likely make it onto by MUST BUY WHEN HAVE MONEY list.) I'm planning to finish Nighttime is my Time by Mary Higgins Clark this afternoon. I've enjoyed it, but it's a tougher read than I expected from her. Although, it could just be because I've only been reading it at work. It seems like I can't get more than a page read without an interruption. :) But it will be finished before I go to bed tonight.

The office (work) is in disarray. They decided to put some old cubicle stuff in one of the office, and that means that the two people in that area are currently displaced. One of the guy's stuff (including table) is sitting behind me. I CANNOT handle this kind of disarray. I'm tempted to take off tomorrow if they cannot get it straightened out. Although I know I won't do it. I'm taking off next Friday for an all day First Aid/CPR class. I need to get my certifications again. And hopefully not let them lapse this time. :) Yeah...right.....

The first thing I'll be doing when I get home tonight is my nails. I really should have removed my nail polish yesterday...It looks awful. I think I'll stick with clear tonight. That way it won't show so bad when it chips off!!!!

Well, I'm going to get back to work now, and try to stay caught up on blogs. I finally skimmed over everything I had missed. Y'all have a fantastic evening, and a fantastic weekend if I don't post tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

And I have TEMPORARY Access Again....

What's Been Going On In MY Neck Of The Woods

You can click on the link above to find out why I haven't been around. It's been just lovely, in case you're wondering. And I got cussed out about it today. But that's all in the past.

I've been doing Tigerlilly's Challenge for the past week. I gained a half pound. When you increase your exercise that much, you just might need to eat a little more. I didn't think about that when I was doing everything last week. But I meet all her other challenges. (I'll send everything to you Tigerlilly if my internet stays fixed for a while!)

I haven't had too much else going on lately. I have a tag from Twisted Kingdom that I'll get done sometime this week. I have a ton of work to catch up on now that I have internet again (same as when it was working yesterday!)


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