Saturday, January 31, 2009


Big thanks to Twisted Cinderella over at Ever After - My Way. I've been wanting to update my blog for a long time, but I don't know how to do all that crazy stuff. And, after working all day, I don't want to put in the computer time to really figure it out. She came through with this AWESOME template for me. Isn't she a doll???

If you've been thinking of a big change, or just a little one, check out her template page. And, of course, check out her other blogs too. She does some fantastic posts, and great recipes too!

Always Another Book...

I don't think I have any readers who don't realize I have a mistress in books. I don't remember a time when I wasn't looking for another good book to read. Always on the hunt for another good author, and intro into another genre and series...

A while back I was able to pick up Rachel Vincent's Stray at the public library. And I fell in love. Although, this library is a little weird, so they didn't get book two, but have book three ordered. But, I will manage to read this entire series soon.

That being said, book three, Pride, come out on February 1st, and I'm excited to know that the series did well and is being continued. And, I'm excited to know about the contest Ms. Vincent is offering on her blog. (Yeah, we all LOVE contests!) She offering a signed copy of all three books OR a $20 Barnes and Noble gift certificate. AND Godiva chocolate. Talk about temptation....

Anyway, I should give everyone a taste of the new book, right? Otherwise you might not put it on your shopping list!!!

I’m on trial for my life. Accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend—and killing him to cover up the crime. I’m not guilty. But tell that to the panel of Alphas sitting in judgment. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride—along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.
I’m two for three. A goner.
On top of that, Marc is in danger of being tossed from the Pride, then we discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. I think I can protect her from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.
If I survive my own trial…

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Zombies Ahead"

Well, it's funny. Read the story at Fox News.

A Successful Week

I've done rather well this week, and am proud of myself for it. LOL

I tracked my food and exercise every day, and even had a few points of my weekly allowance left at the end! I also took my meds every day. I've got a sticker on my wall calendar for tracking and one for my meds every day. I'm going to keep this up. Seeing the calendar with its pretties is helping me remember. (It's hanging right outside my bathroom door!)

And, all this committment lead to a success at my weigh in this morning. I had lost the 3 pounds I had gained last week. So I intend to keep it up again this week.

And I should wish my sick hubby a happy birthday. He's got a cold, and turns 28 today. What a way to spend your birthday, huh? His parents are taking us to Olive Garden tonight to celebrate. Luckily his mom waited until AFTER his 7:15 am alarm to call this morning. She used to call him before his alarm went off!

Well, I'm sure there's other great stuff to mention, but I don't remember it! More later...

A Scale Giveway

With all my moves over the past few years I've managed to keep all the parts to my food scale. Except the actual scale. Now that I'm REALLY trying to do Weight Watchers again, I've thought about getting a new food scale. Luckily, there's this:

Check out the scale giveaway on Roni’s Weight Loss Blog! I can win an Affordable Food Scale from Eat Smart and so can you! Click here for contest details!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Weekend Update

Well, I'm doing well so far on my eating and tracking. I ended up going a little overboard on Saturday, but that was because of an unexpected invitation from a friend. And I started today out with 10 points of my allowance left (I still haven't finished tracking today!)

Friday night the hubby, myself, and a friend went to see the new Underworld movie. It was pretty good. Too bad we had to sit on the front row! It was pretty fuzzy, but I don't know if it was just out of focus because we were close or not. The movie could have been better, but it wasn't bad. Very enjoyable for a night out.

Saturday we hung out with a couple of friends we rarely see. One of them works on boats, but recently broke his hand. So he's off duty for a few weeks and was bored. So we went to his house and played Anima and Guillotine. Two awesome card games.

Sunday was a stay home day, and was greatly enjoyed. Although we did go out on a brief shopping expedition to pick up some needed items.

I've noticed that lately I've had many more 'skinny days' than 'fat days.' While I know I'm still majorly overweight, I've been feeling much better about myself. And that's the important part, right?

I've also completely caught up on my blogs again. A good thing because it was a little overwhelming this morning. But I adore the google reader. Not only do I like using the reader, but I love the reader plug on my personalized google homepage. It's awesome!

I did discover something sad tonight. The second tv in our apartment doesn't pick up the channel that House comes on. (I gave the hubby the regular tv to play his game. Easier than moving the PS2!) This discovery was good for one thing though. I watched last week's episode of House online, then The Closer on TNT, then watched this week's House online. So I am caught up for next week! Anyone else watching House???

Friday, January 23, 2009

Reader Finished!

I finally have my Google Reader up to date. I have 75 subscriptions in it, 23 of which are old site that are no longer updated. However, I like the info on them, and it seems a great way to keep up with them now.

Next tasks, the bookmarks in my GoogleToolbar.... That's another scary one.

Then, a list of blogs and stuff for my sidebar here...


Since I haven't been blogging regularly until the past few days, I can't remember what I've blogged about and what I just planned to, but never did.

So, first, I have skinny jeans. Some of the jeans the MIL bought me were 18s. I was worried that maybe I should have gotten 20s when we bought them. However, they are already fitting looser. And I really do feel skinny every time I wear them. YAY! Clothes that always make me feel skinny!

I'm trying to move all my feeds to the Google reader. I always get annoyed when I'm home and want to catch up since they are all on my work computer. This is an annoying tasks. I had imported all my feeds sometime last year when I tried it, but decided I didn't like it. I actually LIKE it now, but it's annoying going through and getting everything fixed. But I'm slowly working through. Figuring out what to delete because I don't read it anymore, and reorganizing everything... It's quite a task. But if I ever finish it, I'll be happy!

Well, off to work on the google reader tasks, and catch up on some blogs while I'm at it! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

On Track

So, this week's gain was a little upsetting, but motivating as well. I've stayed on track the past couple of days. I've been a few points over my target both days (started tracking again on Wednesday) but nothing bad. I've done my meals at home, so that helps as well.

My wrist has bothered me a lot today (both of them actually) but that's to be expected. The University's switching to a new e-mail system, and I was responsible for getting the instructions together for Outlook 2007. It's going to be a big change for the University, but hopefully it will work out better than the other system. Sad to think that it hasn't been in place for a year yet and we're moving on. I'm hopeful, even if it did take me FOREVER to get Outlook working. I think my directions are pretty good. Apparently they'll be having the helmets and crayons try them out tomorrow. (And I don't mean to be insulting to anyone disabled. But when you're working in the tech field and cannot figure out how to run anti-virus software, it's kinda bad...)

I was looking forward to really starting a good workout schedule today, but didn't feel well this morning. My head was all kinds of light and I was a bit dizzy. So I stuck with just walking to work, then home for lunch and back. I would have walked home at the end of the day, but I felt really bad. I'm still not feeling great, but hopefully tomorrow will be better!

For anyone who read my intentions to dye my hair purple, I actually did. It was a semi-permanent dye so it's already washed out, but I really liked it. It started out bright purple, but had faded to a nice purple-pink color within three washes. That stayed for a week or so, and now you can JUST see the highlights if I'm under the right kind of light. I think I'll be getting some kind of color done professionally if I can afford it. I also have to get my haircut fixed. The lady at Regis all kinds of jacked it up. That's what I get for cheating on my beautician!

And the hubby and I have started hosting our anime luncheons again in order to save money. Our friends are invited to our apartment at lunch (provide your own bag lunch) and we provide entertainment. We're currently watching Code Geass and Vandread. We have a friend that can only make Tuesdays and Thursdays, so two different shows. We've done it in the past, but it got boring because we only did sandwiches (the hubby and I did kept all the stuff on hand for everyone). I'm hoping this works out better since everyone can provide their own variety and what they want each day.

Well, that's really all I've got. Nothing major going on in my world yet with school, especially since I ignored most of my economics lecture yesterday afternoon in order to fight Outlook! But I'll try to keep everyone informed with my progress as the year continues.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WI Today

Today wasn't so great on the weigh in. I gained this week. But I'm ok with that. I'll do better next week!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

After Christmas Update

I've been meaning to write an update since I got back from my parents' house right after Christmas, but it just hadn't worked out. Things are starting to slow down a little at work now, though they will soon be picking up again.

I had a good Christmas. I got a TON of clothes, which were very needed. Unfortunately, the pants Momma bought me didn't fit. Well, they would have been a perfect fit other than the crotch going almost to my knees! And when I went to Wal-Mart to exchange them, EVERY pair of dress pants I picked up hit me the same way! But I had a couple of other Wal-Mart returns as well, so I have nearly $40 on a Wal-Mart gift card for later. If nothing else, I can buy some dress pants from Lane Bryant and use the gift card on regualar stuff at Wal-Mart, but I'm still holding out a little longer on that.

The hubby got me some great stuff too. I got two Nintendo DS games. Disgaea DS (which I have been wanting for a while!) and Zelda. I also got a Dragons daily calendar for my desk at work (another request) and a BEAUTIFUL glass dragon figure. AND a table for the sewing machine. It's a four-foot table with adjustable legs, and the table folds in half for easy storage after I fold the legs up. I'll be getting it out this evening to fix the hubby's work shirts. This is probabeinly my FAVORITE gift of the holiday.

The trip to my parents' was great, although I was sore for two weeks in one arm. My 4 year old neice Ashleigh decided to turn me into her personal jungle gym. I complained about being sore, but it was worth it. It's good to know that she does love me, even if I only see her a few times every year!

It appears that I may have tendinitus. I'm currently in brace and awaiting some test results to see. What fun! I just want to know what's causing me pain, and then I'll be happy. I go back Feb. 12th to find out more on that.

My classes are going well so far. I'm falling behind in my reading for Economics, but I'm ahead in my MIS class. I'm going to try to stay on track and not fall behind this semester, but I know that will not happen.

I had bought a some clothes off the Lane Bryant web site, and was kinda excited to find out the pants were WAY to large. So I finally took those to the store yesterday and got a pair of dress pants that fit. The pants I bought were brown stretchy jeans, although I could have worn them to work any day of the week. I exchanged them for brown dress pants, and will wash them tonight to see how much I have to hem them up. I really like them though!

Josh and I got a new washer last week. The motor was going out on the old one. I really like the new washer, and it's nice to have the clothes spinning out properly! They dry much quicker that way!

Hmm, I'm sure that there is other great stuff to mention, but I can't think of it right now. So I'll do some work stuff, and catch up on everyone's blogs until I come up with something else!


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