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.


"The Dragons Loss Template" designed by Twisted Templates