In movement, there is stillness

“In movement, there is stillness.” — Anne, my yoga teacher

A dollar to anyone who knows what the heck she meant by that one. A rather bland Wednesday. Nap in the afternoon, yoga at night. Added Max’s page to the website.

Today we have a guy from Gannett Corporate coming to see us and talk about career paths within online. So, I am in full corporate-grrl mode today. Wearing a mint-green linen (it’s real linen — see how wrinkly?) suit, and hair slicked down into low ponytail, courtesy of lots of styling products.

Wt: 141.0. I have a scapegoat for the hunger/weight gain. I should be better in a week.
Mood: Non-blog-able worries have compounded. Besides that, pleasant.
Work docket: Did communities, will do engagements and continue finishing Comm Guide Database. Ten am meeting about new healthcare plan (for which I already know my weekly cost will double — why bother going?), and schmooze with Mr. Gannett Corporate.
Lunch: Smart Ones Pizza, microwave popcorn.
Afternoon plans: Go to the gym. I must. MUST. MUST.
Evening plans: May schedule a coffee-n-coping with Mom. Guild meeting at 9 pm.

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Yesterday turned out to be a darn good day

Yesterday turned out to be a darn good day! David was awake when I got home, and we watched a bit of TV. Namely Animal Planet’s “That’s my Baby!” which is Lifetime’s “A Baby Story” about animals. In the first episode, a pug was pregnant with two pups. Her owners threw a BABY SHOWER for her, inviting back her first litter of pups and other pugs in the neighborhood. As the couple decorated their yard in pink and blue and showed off the cake I looked at David and said, “That is what we will become if we don’t have children.” A chilling thought, really.

Followed that up with a visit to see Max at the orphanage. While we where there, we got to see Abner, a blind beagle, get adopted and taken to his new home. What wonderful people! Spent about 45 minutes with Max (who I’ll pick up Friday afternoon), grabbed some food from Chez Elena Wu, and settled in for the evening. I barely played Asheron’s Call and retired at around 8:00 pm with my cats, books, and aromatic ‘sleep’ oil. :)

Wt: 141.2. I can’t go back…I can’t go back…I won’t go back..
Mood: On the fine line between being demotivated and remotivated.
Work docket: Online Mall, Finish redoing our shop.courierpostonline.com page (vast improvements being made) and hopefully get some recipes updated.
Lunch: Smart Ones Chicken Something-or-other-Bowl, microwave popcorn
Afternoon plans: Will probably sleep a few hours so I’ll be awake for..
Evening plans: Yoga. Last class of session, then I think we get two weeks off.

Seriously, about the weight. I’ve been super-sloppy these last few months. And it’s not just the Iced Chais. I’ve been hitting the snack machine mid-morn again, and having Ben & Jerry’s every weekend. So it’s not really a surprise that I’m above 140. I’ve just been so so so hungry lately. And I hate to be hungry. So here’s my new plan. I’m going to front-load my day with food. Oatmeal AND milk in the morning. Frozen crud AND popcorn at lunch. Salad with a bit of dinner on the side. Lots of water. I’m abandoning the Monday-Wednesday(for yoga)-Friday gym schedule, since I always find reasons not to go to the gym on Mondays and Fridays. Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday may work better for me.

New goal: to reach 133 (note new number) pounds by 10/18/03 — my next WDW vacation. But my size 6 skirts still fit. Figure THAT out, because I certainly can’t.

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AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! A Venti Iced Chai (w/whole milk) at Starbucks is 380 calories?!?!??! No wonder I’m becoming a manatee again!!! AEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEE!!!!!!!!!!

O the Humanity!! Do you have ANY idea how often I have them? Geez!! ACK! I don’t even BLOG all of the times I have them!!! OMG!

(breathing into paper bag)

(we now return you to your regularly scheduled bland workday)

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Maximillian

Maximillian is ours! The adoption app went through. I went to visit the boy yesterday and after peeing on every shred of grass, he seemed quite happy to see me. The staff at the Orphanage bathed and groomed him for us, and without the matted hair he’s quite a handsome pup! I spent about an hour with him. Half of that was him sitting on my lap for some long-overdue scritches. I’ll be back to see him on Wednesday, and we take him home on Friday. His full name is Maximillian Ulgrim Turberville. Maximillian is a name that gives David the pompous-type name that he enjoys bestowing upon animals, but lets me abbreviate to Max. Ulgrim is a character in Asheron’s Call — a roving drunk adventurer, and generally the most entertaining NPC (non-player-character…nobody plays him, he’s part of the game) in the game.

More on the pet front…Charlie went to the vet yesterday to get caught up on his shots. “That is the biggest cat I’ve ever seen,” remarked the receptionist. “That’s one big cat!” said the doctor. “Fat?” David asked? “No,” the vet replied. “Just large. Long, too.” So I hereby retract all of my “Charlie is fat” statements that I’ve made here. The doc said to keep him on the ‘diet’ food, but he probably won’t lose weight because he’s just fine. Who knew? Misty goes on Monday.

There are just two people in this building, Clark and “Spot News”, who know when I’m late to work. They are both on vacation this week. Of course, these past two days I’ve glided into work totally on time. Life’s not fair.

Muireann (my Asheron’s Call archer) hit level 54 last night,

Non-blog-able worries have returned, but they’re still only minor worries at that. Unfortunately, they’ll persist until mid-September.

And get-well-for-the-love-of-God-don’t-leave-me-here-alone-much-longer wishes to Damon, who really messed up his back and was out yesterday and probably today.

Wt: 139.8. That’s uncomfortably close to 140. I’d better get on the stick, since I’m going away (again) the end of next week.
Mood: Pleasant, if a bit sleepy. I slept in three 2 hour shifts last night.
Work docket: Static’s done. They didn’t upload a picture, so guess what? They’re not getting one. Tired of babying people here. Will update ‘hand’ and ‘dateline’ sections. Do promo stuff for the new “Reader Rewards” contest page. And MAYBE get some work done on the Community Guide database. I’d love to get that up and running before I go away.
Lunch: Smart Ones meal.
Afternoon plans: To the gym. Really! Then update LadyGypsy.net with new Freezerburn entries and some Max info.
Evening: David’s going in at 9 pm tonight. PLUS the Lucky mag fall fashion issue came yesterday. I think I’ll be having a ‘bed night’ tonight. :) “Bed Night” is where I get in my nightgown early on, and retreat to the bedroom with a bottle of water, some reading material, and a few cats in tow. It’s like a spa for the soul.

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