Saturday, March 27, 2010

Still out of whack....

Even a week after Spring Break I am still tired.

It was a fun trip home, even if I was barely able to sleep. My sweet niece can take up most of a queen size bed on her own. She just shoves you out of the way. :)

Of course, I was unlucky enough to have a two day migraine this week too. And, day two of the migraine was when I had a test in finance. But I THINK I did ok on it. The test was definitely easier than the practice test he gave us. :)

And I got my grade from my Database mid-term. It was a 99 or something. I guess I missed a few questions, because I seem to recall a bonus credit thing being given during the 40 minutes of talking she did before we took the mid-term. Would have done better if not for that!

And our office move has been postponed AGAIN. We should be moving the week of May 19th. That's during the intersession, so at least we shouldn't be really busy. And I'm already as packed as I can be and still do my job. There's only one box to go, and it's the computer, my fan, pens, tape...that kind of thing. And we should have plenty of boxes for everyone else to pack. Hopefully we will actually move this time.

And that's really it for me. I've been half-way watching the first season of Heroes. Pretty interesting show. And I just finished reading White Night by Jim Butcher. Love Harry Dresden!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Freaking out a bit...

I have recently learned that I'll be picking up my 5 year old niece to take to Momma's with me for the rest of the week. I have never been on a road trip with a child. At least Jackie has assured me that the worst is that Ashleigh will likely talk my ear off, and maybe say that she is thirsty. I'm still freaking out a bit though. I guess that is normal.

So, I ensured that my car is entirely cleaned out, even the trunk. I usually just put everything in the backseat when I drive up. But with the little one I'll need to use the trunk.

And I just realized that I have not bought gas yet. Guess I'll do that in the morning on the way out of town...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Busy Bee

I may have a week off work for Spring Break, but I'm still busy. I'll admit that I didn't do much of anything today (except get an oil change!) but I'm still sore from Saturday.

Saturday afternoon I bought 2 3-shelf bookcases for the living room. And I pulled EVERYTHING from one corner of the living room to clean and put in these cases. That portion of the room looks much better. One of the bookshelves replaced my side table beside the recliner. The table was never steady, and I needed the storage space. The other case is just inside the apartment door, where there used to be a black recliner. I moved that recliner to the other end of the couch to replace the folding chair that was full of junk. The first bookcase has a ton of books in it. The other bookcase has movies, video games, board games, and miscellaneous stuff. I still need some organizational work done in/on both shelves. But at least the stuff is not just piled on the floor anymore.

Tomorrow, after an early doctor appointment, I'll work in another portion of the living room. Saturday was almost all my stuff that was cleaned up. Tomorrow I will work on stuff that is mostly Josh's stuff. I'm thinking that another bookcase may be in order. While I know that 5-shelf bookcases are more space efficient, they don't work for the areas I have to currently but them. And something is better than nothing, right? Especially if it starts to get things in order!

I would love to work in the kitchen/dining room areas, but I won't have time for that. I need to box up all the kitchen stuff that I never use. This would give me space to store the things we use, such as the wok, the big skillet, the crockpot. As it is, all the cabinets are full of things that I never use. And I have several of the same size of some pieces of corning ware. Maybe I can work on that at Easter when I have a day off again.

Wednesday morning I leave to visit my parents for a few days. I'll drive up first thing in the morning. I'm meeting my sister for lunch on the way. Then Momma will have me until either late Saturday or early Sunday. I'm sure that she will keep me fairly busy while I'm there. It will be good to go up for an extended trip. Weekends just never leave time for everything. I just wish I had time to do more in the apartment before I left. I just didn't feel like working on it today. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Random Fangirl Outburst

I just found out that Kelley Armstrong will be coming to Jackson in September! She is one of my favorite authors!!!!!! This stop is part of the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour.

The tour is for YA Paranormal. I haven't read all of Armstrong's YA series, but I'll definitely have to get some of it while I'm there. Now I just have to learn more about the other authors that will be at the Jackson stop. Holly Black is the only other one that I am familiar with. (I like her work too, but I don't read her like I do Kelley Armstrong...)

Ok, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


The Kotei in Lafayette, LA, yesterday was terrific. It was fun to see all the Lafayette guys again. I had originally met them at Mobicon last year, and played in one of their local tournaments a while back. I really like these guys. I also met several other great guys while we were there. There were 44 players in the tournament, and I really liked a lot of them. I don't think I actually spoke with everyone. And I certainly don't remember all of the names.

Some of the highlights include:

-Meeting Steve Argyle. He's a pretty cool guy. I got a playmat from him (signed), and he did some sketches for Josh and I.

-Seeing Todd Rowland again was cool. I met him at Mobicon last year, and it was cool that he drove in for the Kotei.

-Teaching a guy how to play L5R. In the 6th round, my opponent had already left. So I was asked to teach a guy how to play. That was cool. My 7th round opponent was Josh. I gave him the win because I was still playing the teaching game (and I can play him whenever!). I don't remember the guy's name, but he was really nice. He picked it up quickly.

-I got to see Patrick again. Patrick lives on the MS Gulf Coast, and has driven up to Hattiesburg a few times to hang out. He has started a play group on the Coast and brought his two best players with him. We ate supper with them, and they are all really cool. We hope to drive down and play with them sometime soon.

-The awesome theme deck. I didn't play David, but his deck was awesome. He was playing Crane, and his theme was the theater. His opponent could select either Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet (I'm fairly certain those were the two). Then he had a script and did the play as the game progressed. I only saw bits and pieces of it through the day but it was cool. He even had a playmat that was set up as a stage, with trapdoors for the provinces. And fliers posted on the walls advertising the two plays. He made it into the Top 8 with his deck. I wanted to watch, but he had lost his voice by that point.

-The games I played and the opponents. I only won one game. But all of the games were fun and I learned a lot. The first game was with Andrew. I don't remember where he is from, but I really liked him. Very friendly. I also learned why everyone says the Lion are so awesome right now. I played with David, a Crane player who I think was from Texas. He, and some of the other players, gave me tips after the games as to how I could improve my deck and how I was supposed to be playing some of the cards in them. I wish I remembered the other players' names. But I am horrible with names, so I've gotten used to it. There were some terrific players, and everyone was very friendly. (I was the only girl. It was odd, but not uncomfortable or anything.)

-We were also invited to the Montgomery Kotei in May. We may go to it. The Lafayette guys offered to let us share a hotel room with them, but I don't know if we will or not. We were also invited to a Kotei in Texas, but that is farther than we are willing to go.

And the last highlight of the day for me. I was shocked when they named me Best Sportsman. Of course, as soon as Wilbur said 'she' everyone knew who had won. It was said that even though I had some bad games (I lost a lot and some of them were REALLY bad...) I stayed cheerful through the whole day and continued to play. Then taught someone else how to play the game. I'm sure I turned red after hearing all that. But, I went there as a fairly new player only intending to learn. I learned with every game, so there was no reason to get upset. I got a few packs of cards and an awesome honor counter. Since I play honor running decks (as opposed to military) this will be very useful. And I had been planning to purchase one anyway.

Just the quick news...

The Uni is closed for Spring Break. YAY!!!! And I'll be driving up to have lunch with my sister on that Wednesday, then spend the rest of the week with Momma. It should be fun. Other than the driving, although I have several audiobooks on my MP3 player to handle that.

And, my office was supposed to relocate just before Spring Break. This has been postponed until Easter. Maybe everything will be done for us to move then. We were originally supposed to move at Christmas. Of course, I already have everything boxed up that I can possibly work without. I'll be getting more boxes for the office this week. We HAVE to be ready considering how we have complained with each setback. I'm ready for this to be finished. I hate waiting!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Kotei Upcoming!

This weekend is a relatively local Kotei. It's a 4 hour drive, but it's the closest we'll get.

Of course, I should actually say what a Kotei is, shouldn't I? My husband is major into a collective card game, Legend of the 5 Rings, or L5R. It's a fun game that I also enjoy playing. I just don't get quite as into it as he does. :) A Kotei is one of the major tournaments for the game. Winners of a regional Kotei are pre-qualified for the big events, such as the tournament at GenCon or the European championships.

None of the folks going from Hattiesburg have a chance of winning. But it will be fun to see folks that play, and to get some playing in. I'm technically a noob, as I have not played much. I have played in two tournaments before though. But nothing like this. The other cool thing about the Kotei is that Steve Argyle, a fantastic artist, will be there. Josh will definitely be picking up some prints from him. And, even if I chose not to participate in the actual Kotei, $20 apparently allows you to play in draft games all day long. I imagine that after we lose a few games and are out of the Kotei playing, we will all do some drafting. I suck at draft. But it is a great way to get cards!

Josh talked to one of the players in Lafayette, LA, and he gave a ton of suggestions to improve my deck. I can't wait to see how it works out. It will be a tiring day, especially with 8 hours on the road, but it will be fun.

Of course, our gaming group has a name and t-shirts. We are the Unstored, because there is not a store in our state, last I knew. (There might be now, but it isn't in our area.) I have t-shirt with the logo on it to wear this weekend. Josh and Joe, a friend who is major into the game as well, have shirts with their own cards on the back. The rule is, once you play in a Kotei you can have a card. We are working on mine now. I play the Phoenix clan, and we've decided I will likely use an animal avatar, a wolf. Now I just have to figure out everything else!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sometimes things just get a little nuts. Last night I asked my database teacher for some lab stuff to work on. Her response was that she would give it next week. Considering she's covered the same lecture material for the past three classes, I'm getting very bored. I've already finished the entire Access lab book. So I guess I'll work on my Access presentation, and maybe we'll actually get some Oracle lab stuff next week. (She had SAID she was going to give it to us 2 weeks ago...)

Also, last night I went shopping for tights and a half-slip. Did you know that Wal-Mart doesn't carry slips anymore? I went to TWO different stores looking. I did find some cool tights though. And apparently still had a slip in the closet, so I'm not worrying about static cling today with my skirt. (And the slip is one of those with legs, so I'm also not dealing with the shuffling sound of my tight-covered thighs rubbing together when I walk!!!)

If you're wondering, I'm dressed up today because we're going to the wake for a co-worker's father at noon today. It's nice to dress up, but I know why I never do it. My hair took 20 minutes this morning!

I also went to weigh in this morning. I weighed in at 222 again, no change. But that could be due to the heavy skirt and tights. I'm not worried though. I tracked, and I didn't gain. It sometimes takes a week or two for changes to show up on the scale anyway. :)

In other news, in worrying about dressing properly to attend the wake, I completely forgot to bring in my stuff for class this afternoon. But my boss said she would run me by the apartment after we eat lunch (after attending the wake). Living right at campus is a positive at times!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Brilliant Day?

Today has been weird. Especially when a coworker told a kid to take her"password and broil it." Sorry, that statement was awesome enough to share.

It is crazy hot in our office. I'm always hot, but my coworker (the one that was alwyas freezing so I quit complaining about the heat) needed to borrow my fan for a few minutes. Maybe they will fix the a/c this time. It seems so weird so say that considering there is snow in the forecast for tomorrow.

I was right on target with my points yesterday. Today I think I might go over a little. I'll have maybe 6 or 7 points when I get home. (I started the morning out badly...) But tomorrow I weigh in and start a new week. With any luck I won't get sick and binge after a day or two. I haven't felt a real need to binge since Thursday's episode. So it should all be good! And, tonight is tacos because they are quick to cook since I'm limited in time before class.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Another Monday....

Today was definitely Monday. It actually started on a positive note. I woke up AND got out of bed this morning. Sometimes it's 7 before I manage it, but I did it without an alarm this morning. I was up at 5:30. I enjoyed an incredibly leisurely morning before work. This was a good thing because it got pretty crazy at times!

Between lunchtime and class time this afternoon I hurt my wrist (the one I had surgery on last year). I was moving some kid's desktop replacement that weighed 15 pounds. After class I went to the apartment to pick up my old wrist brace. I think wearing it for the rest of the afternoon has helped a lot. I haven't put it back on since supper, but it will be going back on soon.

Finance class was actually good today. I made a 100 on my test last week. Now, if I can only keep the grade up like that!

And, the diet update. I finished out my flex points last night. All 35 are gone. I may or may not go over on my points tonight. I still have 2 left, so it's iffy. Depends on what kind of snack I might want later on. I'm not worried if I do though. I've tracked all my walking this week, even if I haven't calculated the points. I walked three miles on two different days this week, so I'm not really worried. Just curious to see the results Wednesday morning.

On a slightly different note, the Uni is currently doing a recyclethon. My department has a team. I took in a bag of recycling to the office tonight. I don't think our office will win though. There's a possibility that we may pull out of the contest. Apparently another portion of the department is having problems storing the stuff all week. Oh well. If we don't stay in, at least I know a lot of office cleaning went to recycling this past month! (Too bad it started AFTER my office did our major cleaning at Christmas. I know we sent a TON of stuff to recycling!)

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I've had a couple of great surprises in my mailbox this week.

Yesterday the package was something that Josh had ordered for me. He got me a set of minature opal dice! They are so cool....

And today I had ANOTHER surprise. This one was somewhat unexpected. After the release of Beyond the Night by Joss Ware, I participated in a contest on her blog. Being a huge fan, I participated more for the opportunity to tell people about her new book than anything else. I own all of her books (I think!) written under different pen names. She is a fantastic writer. Anyway, the prize was e-galleys of the next two books in the series. I was surprised to win, although I probably shouldn't be considering I posted about the book everywhere I could think of. :)

In the mailbox was not only a card for the two downloads, but also a SIGNED COPY of Embrace the Night Eternal, which I absolutely loved! (And also two bookmarks for the series. I can never have enough bookmarks...) I bought the book the day it came out and finished it shortly thereafter. But now I can give a copy to a friend. This was a very cool surprise today. Thanks Joss Ware!!!

Now, off to download Abandon the Night. I'm ready for Quent's story!

Friday, February 19, 2010


Well, I'm doing ok on my tracking this week. I have honestly written down everything. Including my small binge last night. I had felt like crap all day (even took some time off work because I felt so bad). Needless to say, I was not cooking. So we ended up doing Sonic for supper.

Did you know that a Sonic corn dog is 7 points? I had two of those. And tater tots (not so bad at 4 points). And a 20 oz. Pepsi. And a pack of snack cakes that were 6 points. I ended up using 24 of my flex points. On the second day of the week. But, I will make it through. I don't guarantee that I will stay within my flex points this week. But I will continue to write it down so that I can know what I have done. This is the trick to Weight Watchers success.

On another note, while I have kept track of my activity, I have not used the points towards food. Of course, all I have done this week is walking around campus as well. While the points add up this way since I did about 3 miles Wednesday, I'm going to wait a week or two before I even consider claiming activity points for getting to and from work. I know that focusing on my food is important, as well as eventually finding my way into the gym at a time I can actually get an elliptical machine to exercise on...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mood Swings...

It's crazy sometimes what can cause your mood to swing. I was on a high when I posted earlier about my little weigh loss goal/challenge. Now I'm rather pissed.

At work my pens tend to walk off when I'm not at my desk. This wasn't as much a problem when our office bought our own supplies. However, now the main departmental office across campus does. And we don't get restocked often. So, I've been bringing my own pens so I have a decent one to write with. And keeping a crappy 'someone left it here' pen around of others to use.

Now, I've lost at least yet another pen. The ONLY ballpoint pen I owned. This makes at least 20 pens of mine that have walked off. In about 2 years. I guess I'll make a run by the other office to see if I can get some pens at lunch. Because all I have left are my REALLY NICE pens.

Why can't people respect other folks possessions and work space????

Ok, off my rant and on to lunch. I will hopefully be feeling better when I get back.

Wednesday Weigh In

Well, I'm posting weigh in results for the first time in a few weeks. I weighed in at 222 this morning. That's a loss for last week, but I'm not sure about a loss since the last time I actually posted.

However, I'm starting anew today. Tigerlilly decided to challenge herself to lose 15 lbs by her birthday. And she tossed out a casual invite for others to do it with her. It just so happens that her birthday is right at my 10-year high school reunion.

So, I'm going to join her. I'm doing mine according to my WW week, so I'm starting with today as day one. My last weigh in for this will be April 21st, with my reunion tentatively scheduled for the 24th. I think it's very doable. Especially if I can manage to make it to the gym. Or do some real exercise at home.

To help myself, I bought a 12-week journal at WW this morning. And, to take it one step further, I would actually like to be BELOW 200 lbs when I finish off that journal. That would actually put me losing more than 15 by my reunion most likely, which is perfectly fine with me!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Need a New book?

I've recently seen a great contest up at Sidhe Vicious Reviews. It has three great sounding books up, and you can get an entry into the contest just for following the blog and stating which book you would like and why.

All the options look terrific, but it's the fantasy novel, Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb, that caught my attention this time.

Anyway, take a look. See if one catches your eye.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

An Upcoming Book I'm Excited About

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Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He’s tempted by her beauty—but he knows from experience that anyone desperate enough to live in his building is damaged goods. Besides, he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else.


Sara Davis is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on the lam. She’s not an abused wife, and she’s not a criminal. But she does have a plan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to her gruff, tough neighbor, she can’t risk telling him the secrets she’s hiding. There’s just too much at stake.

Driven to desire…

But Quinn must get closer to Sara when she turns out to be the target of his new missing persons case, and he discovers that there is something more complex and dangerous to her than he thought. Now, both Quinn and Sara will have to expose their true feelings—as well as their fragile hearts—if they hope their love will survive…

He opened the door—

And stopped dead in his tracks as somebody all but fell into his arms. Somebody…a woman. And not Theresa.

He caught her just above her elbows, automatically steadying her.

“I’m sorry,” she said, her voice soft and low.

Then she lifted her face and Quinn found himself gazing into the biggest, brownest eyes he’d ever seen in his life. Feeling a little dazed, he studied her face while she stammered out another apology.

Quinn barely heard it.

He was too busy staring at her mouth. A very pretty mouth, a cupid’s bow mouth slicked with deep, vibrant red. Under his hands, he could feel silken smooth skin and unable to resist, he stroked a thumb along her inner arm.

Her skin was soft, soft and warm. He was also pretty sure she had the creamiest, most flawless skin imaginable. Her shoulder-length hair was a shade caught between blonde and brown, nondescript, but for some reason, he found himself thinking about tangling his fingers in that hair and holding her head still while he kissed that red-slicked mouth.

Well, hello…

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Day!

I'm off work tomorrow due to the snow that supposed to be coming in! YAY! I always enjoy a day off work.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Kinda Creepy...

Ok, anyone who has read my blog in the past knows that I will tell anyone anything they want to know. And that I have no problem posting anything about myself on my blog for the world to know.

However, one guy on facebook started out with a compliment to me, that has almost turned creepy... Although, flattering in its own way....

See Conversation:

hi nice pics


great boobs also very sexy

what size r they if u dont mind me askin?



mmmmm wow very nice...more than a handful then lol

do u have any more pics?

Sorry. Only what's on my profile.

u have cam?



I've taken out his name just to be nice. But, I don't actually know this guy. He's just some random guy that sent me a friend request. And, considering some of the pictures posted are from my wedding, it is a bit weird to me.....

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just a quickie...

Missed Wednesday morning weigh in because I was so sick. I weighed in on Thursday night, but I'm not posting it. My weight generally goes up 4-6 pounds between 7:30 am and 6pm, so I'm not counting it, other than as I didn't just skip it.

Also missed finance class because I was sick. Very bad since we have a quiz Monday and I have no idea how far he got in the lecture. May have problems in my database class because the teacher said not the take notes. Which means I'm not focusing on the lecture. I'll give it another week before talking to her about it.

Work is easing up a bit now that students have been in classes for a bit. Of course, we're switching student e-mail from an old internal system to gmail on Monday, so it's going to explode AGAIN.

And my inlaws took Josh and I shopping on the Coast this weekend. It was what they did for Josh's birthday this year, and we had a lot of fun. I got three shirts and three pair of pants, and a pair of new shoes. The shoes are solid black sneakers, the nice ones with springs in the heels. I wore them all day shopping, and liked them. About as much as ANY new pair of shoes. I'll like them a lot better after a week. I'm very excited about the clothes. Two pair of the pants are like a pair that I LOVE from Lane Bryant, but have worn out. The other pair are jeans from Jones New York. Those are so cool because they are cute decorated jeans NOT from Lane Bryant. And they are size 18. I've been having to stick to my size 20 pants lately since I gained so much weight this year. And Josh got, among other things, several more Dresden books. I'm happy he was finally able to find them.

Ok, my quickie was a bit long, but at least it's a bit of an update for you.

And, before I go, we may actually get L5R off the ground in Hattiesburg. We had a small tournament last night, shared a meeting room with Friday Night Magic. They were friendly and invited us to join them again. We had 4 players, and one of the Magic players said he'll join us some as he has been wanting to learn to play the game. The only game I won was against the guy newer to the game than me, but I felt I played well. And Josh even told me I did!!! That and the shopping trip has made for a good end to the week.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's Weekend!

I'm SOOOOO happy for the weekend. Too bad it isn't long enough. As usual.

It was a tough week at work because it was the first week of classes. I was in bed by 9pm every night. In bed at 7 one night.

I've made a decent start on the schoolwork today. I read the first chapter of my database book, and made notes. And I did 2.5 exercises from my Access lab book. So I've gotten a good start on the school stuff.

I only had the database stuff today because we have been hanging out at the in-laws house. I'll read the first chapter or two of my finance book tomorrow. So I should definitely be prepared for class next week.

The amazing thing, I was diligent enough in the school work to even skip out on watching a movie. And the family was even watching Inglorious Basterds!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In

This week the scale said 218, a 1 pound gain.

I think this may, in part, be due to the munchies I got as I recovered from my migraine. I ate anything not nailed down! But it's ok. Nothing to upset myself about, rather expected.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Classes start back tomorrow. It'll be nice to get back into a schedule, but classes will suck.

I'm taking Database Processing under a lady that I can barely understand. If only someone else taught the class. I'm also taking Finance. I hate finance, but at least I can understand the guy teaching the class. Hopefully things will go better than I expect.

I hope I'm finally over my migraine from last week. We'll find out come morning. And I'll be at work either way. First week of classes, I can't afford to NOT be at work. Too busy there. My friend Dee did come up with a possibility for why i have such trouble with migraines and headaches. She thinks that maybe my blood is too thick. Which it probably is. Back when I was donating plasma, it would take 3 hours if I wasn't being sure to drink 12-13 glasses of water a day. (Ok, I would also be unable to get the finger stick to quit bleeding too when I was drinking like that...) Maybe if I up my water intake it will help with the migraines. It's a cheap thing to try anyway...

On a good note, a friend dropped off a small crochet C'thulhu for me today. It will be great on my desk at work!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Book Search

I've been eagerly awaiting the release of Beyond the Night by Joss Ware. I've seen stuff about the book online for months, and I always love a good, new story. This is the first in a new series, and post-apocalyptic story, a genre I've never read much of.

Since the book came out Tuesday, I decided to make a quick stop in the local Books-A-Million to pick up a copy. (And get the required picture for a fun contest Joss Ware is running on her blog.) Except, they didn't have the book. I went to Customer Service when I couldn't find it. The nice lady looked it up in the computer and was confused. The book had a feature location, but they don't carry the book. Very odd. But she was nice enough to look around the store for it anyway. (If I couldn't get what I came for, at least I got good service!)

So, I had heard that people had seen the book in Target. Went into the local Target, but no dice. Their book selection sucked.

I had places to be (can't miss a DnD game!), so we headed over to a friend's apartment. In a bit of downtime, I mentioned on Twitter and Facebook that I had been looking for the book with no luck. Joss Ware was nice enough to reply suggesting Wal-Mart. So, in my FOURTH location searching for the book (I had also tried the local university's Barnes and Noble) I finally found the sight I had been waiting for.

Joss Ware's Beyond the Night on sale at Wal-Mart in Hattiesburg. And placed next to another favorite author, Jayne Ann Krentz, which I thought was very cool. Now, on the the reading!

A Bit Random

I've got a migraine today, but had a couple of things to share anyway.

1) My poor husband had to sit out of our last two gaming sessions. The Kittah (his character) was turned to stone last week. It took the entire session this week to get her turned back to flesh. But my tiefling fighter had a lot of fun playing the distraction. She made herself the nude possession of the halfling who was possessed by the spirit of greed. This allowed her to shuffle through his belongings (ie, the group's loot) for any scrolls, potions, etc. that help in returning Kittah and the cleric to normal. And people say Dungeons and Dragons isn't fun....

2) On a similar note, recently watched The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. This was a very entertaining film about a group of gamers playing through a game. And a lot of the silliness that you find in a DnD game and gamers.

Ok. I know that there was something else from work yesterday that I wanted to mention, but I've completely forgotten it. I guess it will come back to me to past later, or it just really wasn't as great as I thought.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Super Contest!

I entered Roni's Souper Duper Contest!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.

Wednesday Weigh In

I weighed in at 217 this week. That's 2 lbs lost this week, and 21.5 total.

Saturday, January 09, 2010


Like many other places, it is crazy cold in south MS. While I can enjoy the novelty of this weather, I don't want to live in a place that gets this cold regularly.

We actually turned the heat on in our apartment this week. Something we haven't done in the three and a half years we've lived in it. Of course, the cold weather is good for one thing. I think we're finally going to get the apartment door fixed.

The front door has never sealed off completely. We've complained and complained. They've worked on it a few times, to finally tell us there was nothing else they could do to it. (Nevermind that lizards and other things can crawl through. And yes, one night I DID find a lizard in my bed!) My father-in-law came over this morning and he is replacing some piece to fix it. I just hope it actually works. I would love to have a door that actually keeps things out....

I also want the cold to go away because I'm tired of feeling so bad. While I'm much better than I was over Christmas, I'm still having some sinus problems from the cold. About the time I get cleared up, it's time to go walking to work or home again. But I'm getting more wear than ever out of my London Fog coat that I bought in high school! (And I bought a pretty new scarf right before Christmas. It's nice and warm...)

I've gotten my classes set up for this semester. I'm taking Principles of Finance and Database Management Systems. One I will love, the other hate. Take a guess at which! I'll probably cry when I go get books next week. IF I can get all the books used, it will be $340. But I'm too closed to finished to slow it down any. 4 semesters and I should be graduating!

In other news, I'm reading The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. I started on Grave Peril last night and am enjoying it. I may take a short break from Harry after I finish this one though. I have several other books that I want to read as well.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In

I don't recall for sure if I ever posted last week, so I'll do two weeks today.

12/30/09 - Weighed in at 219.5 - 1 lb loss

1/6/10 - Weighed in at 219 - .5 lb loss

Total Lost (since so long ago I don't actually remember...) 19.5 lbs

I'm very happy with these numbers. Now, if it would just warm up a little bit!!!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Trying to Figure Out the Plan

I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to handle things this year. I know I need this blog. I was my most successful the year I blogged. I'm just not sure on the rest of it.

My high school reunion is this year, and I want to look good for it. However, that it not a solid goal. There is nothing definable or measurable to it. I want to look and feel good about myself. Just have to figure out how to do that.

I would love to be down to a size 16 pants, but I'll settle for 18 comfortably by summer. So, I guess I go about that through decent diet and exercise. Time to come up with the specifics.

1. Mild exercise at least 5 days a week. walking or biking to work, depending on the weather, etc. because I'm not biking in the winter.

2. Heavier exercise at least twice a week. This can be the gym or an exercise dvd ro something else like that.

3. Get fresh fruit in my diet. Apples or other fruit for snacks at work. (I bought a bunch of apples when I did my grocery shopping last night! Much better than the vending machine)

4. Take my prozac daily. I do better when I'm taking my pills as well. Keeps the moods in check, and thus the binging...

5. Blog fairly regularly, whether about these goals or other things entirely. I hope this keeps me in line.

6. Keep a positive attitude. I think this will be the most important one. It's so easy to get discouraged... But, I have done this successfully in the past and I can do so again!

My plan my evolve over time, but at least I have something in writing for now. Something I can focus on once I get well. I just wish I could handle more gym time. But with night class, it's tougher to fit those things in. I still have a husband at home to take care of. :)

At work, For Now...

I'm back at work this morning, but have a feeling that might change. I'm feeling much better than I was, not still not 100%. Brandi wasn't expecting to see me back since I had a two day doctor note, and told me to go home if I felt I needed to. I may do that this afternoon.

We've actually been rather busy this morning. Mostly password resets, so nothing too difficult. Too bad my throat isn't liking all the talking that much. But I'm still thrilled with how I'm feeling. Although apparently my cough syrup gives me a headache. Very odd....

Monday, January 04, 2010

Sick for the Holidays...

I've been sick for the entire holiday. Luckily, after a second doctor's visit this morning I'm beginning to feel better.

Other than being sick I have greatly enjoyed the holiday. The break wasn't fun, but I did get to see the family. That I did appreciate.

I got my netbook and I ADORE it! I'm still getting used to the keyboard though. The tab and shift buttons are pretty tiny, so I'm still having some issues with typing quickly. But I do love it. It doesn't have any 'cool' colors or special designs on it. Just a basic black box. It's SOO cool.

I've read a couple of good books too. Divine Misdeamonrs by Laurell K. Hamilton waqs really good. And I finally got my hands on Shifting Tides by Cassandra Curtis. It was everything I'd hope it would be and more.

And Momma bought me a book I had never heard of before. Ivy Cole and the Moon by Gina Farago. This was a fanatastic novel about a single werewolf in the South. And I hope I can get the sequel sometime in the future.


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