November 13, 2003 – morning

Didja miss me?

Missed yesterday entirely – it’s been pretty busy here at work so I haven’t had time to blog in the mornings. Only reason I can right now is that I took a few minute breather to suck down breakfast (Yellow Cling Sliced Peaches in light syrup, in case you’re curious) PLUS, once I get home I’m so darn tired I don’t do anything. 🙁 Yesterday I fell asleep on the soul-sucking nap chair with the dog at 5ish and didn’t wake up until 8. So we missed yoga and karate. You’d think I’d have trouble getting BACK to sleep, but I went right down at 10:30 and slept until 4:30.

No. I’m not pregnant. I’m just very tired. I think it’s the stress of not knowing who is going to be signing my payroll next week, or if they’re going to make the opening a “Manager” position (I can apply for that) or a “Director” position (no chance…corporate will bring someone in). And then I KNOW Damon’s going to apply for it too, and I don’t want that to get ugly.

Weight: 146. Making no progress this week at all. I’m basically running in “Safe mode”
Mood: Harried. And tired.
Work docket: Did communities, starting engagements now, have to crunch out the new coupon product by TOMORROW (boss’ last day), and update the Jackson page.
Lunch: Will go to the mall for a sandwich. If I don’t get out, I’ll work though lunch and I think I really need a break.
Afternoon:Rousing walk with Max, who is still a terror. That dog will be the death of me. I’ll head to the gym too.
Evening: Get stuff together for CookieCam 2003. Martha’s December issue arrived yesterday with ONE recipe that, when altered accordingly, can be made into FOUR different cookies!!! PLUS (sounding like a used car dealer now I am) a recipe for homemade peppermint sticks!! I think I can do that. I’m also convinced I need an offset spatula. That’s another Target trip.

November 11, 2003 – afternoon

I’m late!

No…no….not THAT kind of late. Late blog. Had a bunch of website issues this morning, so I didn’t have a chance to jot down my thoughts.

Wt: Not weighing until next week. But we did go to the gym last night! 🙂
Mood: Cranky
Work docket: Had to basically craft most of the sports section and all of business manually, due to some errors in uploading files. I updated the Hand section, and posted this month’s Real Estate special section. The rest of the day was spent learning some more weekly reports. It takes me forever to do them, but Boss assures me I’ll get faster with them the more I do them. I certainly hope so. Techinally, I’m still on lunch now.
Afternoon: Leaving at 2, go home, get changed, walk Max. Then I pretty much have to head right out and pick up some balloons and a gift tag and head to..
Evening: Boss’s going-away dinner at 5:00 at Buca di Beppo restaurant. I’m happy to go but it makes for a very long day. :/

More about the dinner later!

November 10, 2003 – morning

Brrrrrrrrr!

It’s 22 degrees out!! Surely it can’t be winter already — it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. Yesterday was the most glorious morning I can remember in a long time. Although it was cold, I took Max for a walk at 8:30 am through the red and orange leaves. Now that some of the trees are becoming bare, more sunlight dapples the ground, and the world seems brighter.

We also started a new online game yesterday — Final Fantasy XI Online. It’s neat starting at level 1 again, and the new graphics card I bought is very drool-worthy. I took a screenshot of my new girl — Astarei — and will post it later. At this rate, I can’t wait to get home and play!

Annnnnnnnd I’ve been purchasing cookie tins and containers for CookieCam 2003. Target had a Michael Graves cookie sheet, and darn if I didn’t buy it. I’m such a sucker. At least the price was cheaper than the caphalon cookie sheet I was going to buy. CVS has ceramic holiday plates on sale for $2.99, so I may grab a few this week. I have grand plans for the cookies this year!

Wt: Don’t go there. Suffice it to say I’m back on my eating plan, and am so sick from eating poorly that I think I’ll be walking the straight and narrow for a while. New goal: To lose 10-15 lbs by the proposed January trip to WDW.
Mood: Bittersweet. This is my boss’s last week. I’ve been working for him for 4 years. I just wrote my entry into his ‘going away’ card.
Work docket: Did Ingle column — still working on greenbar reports. Damon’s out today, so I’m flying solo.
Lunch: Healthy Choice Chicken Parm.
Afternoon: Stopping over Mom’s to look at their computer. Rousing walk w/Max. (hope it warms up a bit by then)
Evening: The gym w/David at 6:20ish.
Dinner: I think I’ll have a Saladworks salad or a subway sandwich. Then Final Fantasy!!!!

November 7, 2003 – morning

Wt: 145.2 Wha??????
Mood: (still in shock from weight)
Work docket: Hot Properties and various sundry things. Damon’s out today and Monday.
Lunch: Lunch with Erin at Cherry Hill mall, wherein I shall eat a Subway veggie sub, WOW chips and a diet Pepsi.
Afternoon: Take Max for rousing walk.
Evening: To the GYM! I mean it…I will NOT NOT NOT NOT get back to 150.
Weekend: I am planless.

And now the Friday Five!

1. What food do you like that most people hate?
Not sure if people hate it, but I enjoy eating raw potatoes.

2. What food do you hate that most people love?
Sushi. It’s RAW! You can wrap it as tightly as you can with rice and stuff, but in the middle there’s nothing but squish. Ew.

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you?
I know this is maligning the dead, but I found nothing appealing about John F. Kennedy Jr. Junior always had that “I’m too good for you” swagger to him, even though he was constantly portrayed as just a regular guy.

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find
attractive?

Tough question. I do know that, of late, my taste has shifted from ‘boys’ to ‘men.’ I’ve always found David Letterman appealing. So I’ll let that be my answer. (Note to David Letterman: Thank you for naming your kid after your dad and nothing weird like “Plush” or “Cubicle” or “Montana.”)

5. What popular trend baffles you?
Young girls wearing pajama pants and slippers out. “Yeah, like the world is sooooo lame that it’s not even worth changing out of my pjs to go to the mall. Mommy, I need a ride. NOW.”

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