In softness, there is strength

In softness, there is strength — Anne, my yoga teacher

It’s FRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDAY! Well, not really, but I have off tomorrow, so TECHnically it’s Friday for me. A lot of people are out of the office today, so I decided to dress more casually, with khaki capris and a black knit top with a furry leopart-print Mickey Mouse applique on it.

David skipped karate last night…he’s exhausted, poor guy. I did see him for approximately 30 minutes last night though, so it’s all good. My yoga’s improving. I do a killer ‘tree’ pose, and my downward-facing-dog looks a lot better. I can’t wait until I can fold myself in half. Not that folding myself in half will do any good unless I’m locked in a car trunk, but it seems like it’s a cool thing to do.

I hit a snag with Perl last night. I have Windows Me as my OS, and it seems that there’s a bug with ActivePerl in Windows Me. The bitty programs I’m doing are in a DOS window. (scary!) Here at Work (WIN2000) I hit Ctrl-Z to signal my end of input. When I do that under Windows Me, the last line of code doesn’t print. :/ I did a search in Google Groups, and they all say that Windows sucks and to get Linux.

And these people wonder why they have trouble socializing.

Wt: 135.8. Eeek! Less than 1 lb away…right before a holiday weekend. oooo….so close! I’ve been eating three squares and a snack too, so I’m not starving myself. My dinners have been light (last night was two bowls of cereal) but I’m not even hungry for dinner anymore, and I have to make myself eat.
Mood: Content
Work Docket: Did Communites. Will do Scrapbook and then ‘foof’ up one of the communities stories that’s going to turn into a series on a guy from Burlington County who’s biking across country.
Lunch: Saladworks! And finish Perl Exercise 5-2, which in my mind is at least 50 lines of code. The solution’s probably closer to 10 lines.
Afternoon: SHOULD go to the gym, since it will be closed tomorrow and since I’m SOOOOOO close to goal.
Evening: Nada! Nothing! Actually, I’ll probably take an early nap and then stay up late to get my sleep schedule on par with the rest of the civilized world for the weekend. I also have to catch up with my email…I haven’t replied to anyone in a week or so.

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David’s been working the past 11 nights straight.

David’s been working the past 11 nights straight. Besides the less than 2 hours we had with Financial Advisor # 33 on Monday, I don’t think I’ve seen him awake in almost a week. Well, I’ll see him tonight when we head to Yoga (me) and Karate (him) but that won’t be for long either. I miss him. *sniff*

I so enjoy it being light out when I drive to work. I love seeing the bright orange of the morning sun glimmering off of buildings. The air smells cleaner. It quiets the mind from silly thoughts like “Can I get away with having only one teeny flag out on July 4th?” (yes) and “Omigod…can you see my underwear through this dress?” (no).

I had a dream of Mickey last night…he was healthy and running around like he did when we first got him. It makes me smile to remember him as whole and not as a skinny, wheezing doggie in an oxygen cage. *sniff*

Re: July 4th. I used to get extremely excited over holidays. Now they mean very little. Yeah, the Christmas season was great, but look at the extreme things I did (*cough*cookies*cough*) in order to make them interesting. Friday, I’m tempted to just stay home. Can it be that after 30 July Fourths, they’ve lost their luster? Maybe I need a newer, younger, pair of eyes to see it through. Perhaps the fireworks and flags will take on a new level of “wow!” if I’m watching a little one take it all in. *sniff*

*shakes head to clear mind* I gotta be ovulating.

Wt: Still 136. I’d LOVE to hold that weight through the rest of the week and weekend.
Mood: Wistful…and….and…and hungry!
Work Docket: Online mall (when I get the manifest), recipe update, dining guide update, maybe bring Chef’s Table back online, all spit-polished and pretty.
Lunch: Brought the last frozen meal I have from home. Healthy Choice Chicken Alfredo. Plus another chapter of Perl.
Afternoon: Geez…the way I’m going I’ll probably end up renting some chick flick and pigging out on chocolate.
Evening: Yoga at 7:30.

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July 1, 2003

I went to Tai Chi tonight! Mom and I were the only two in the class, which was pretty mortifying at first. However, I adjusted quickly. It’s harder than it looks. Our teacher said it’s actually a very slowed-down form of martial arts. Had some strawberries as an afternoon snack and chips and salsa for dinner. Not the most complete dinner, but I wasn’t hungry.

Good news on the work front… the banners I worked on for the Seabiscuit promotion were picked by corporate as the ones that the papers will run online! Take a gander at them here. I’m so proud! All I really had to work with was the pic of Seabiscuit and Red Pollard from the movie poster. Not too shabby for not being an artsy girl.

I knocked out Perl chapter 4 at lunch today. I was going to shoot for chapter 5 tonight, BUT I’m getting sleepy. Since my sleep patterns have been less than stellar, I think I’ll just go with the flow and lay down. I’m trying to tough it out until it’s fully dark though.

AND…today is Charlie-Boo’s sixth birthday. I didn’t get him anything, because he doesn’t even know it’s his birthday. I think he’s just happy being next to me. He’s been very clingy ever since Mickey died. :/ I think David and Misty are ‘over it’ so to speak. But Charlie and I are still suffering. You wouldn’t believe how quite my apartment is.

With that, I’m going to gather up my baby-meow in my arms (all 20+ lbs of him) and trundle off to bed. G’night!

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Lowest weight ever

ooo! ooo! ooo! Lowest weight ever!!! 136, baby!!! 1 – 3 – 6 ! That puts me ONE pound away from original goal of 135 and SIX away from the ‘stretch’ goal of 130 and gives me a total of 42.8 lost!

It’s just a BOLD kind of day!

I must STOP reading Harry Potter before bed. I’m having the strangest dreams full of evil and I swear Lord Voldemort visited my bedroom the night before last. And both cats slept right through his visit! I finished the third book, Prisoner of Azkaban, before bed last night. Hermione’s my hero and Harry grows more unlikeable the more I read. Miserable little chit.

I missed the gym last night due to a bout of narcolepsy. I don’t feel guilty though because tonight is my first Chai Tea…I mean Tai Chi class at the YMCA. Mom’s idea. Yeah…I’m not too sure of it either.

Wt: 136.0!! W00t!
Mood: Happy…
Work docket: Did the hand section. Will do Static and continue work on Community Guide redo. This is a monthlong project.
Lunch: Brought Healthy Choice Chicken strips w/Mac and Cheese. I’ll work on another Perl chapter during lunch.
Afternoon: dunno.
Evening: Tai Chi at 6:30. And maybe some Chai Tea afterwards!

My Perl’s coming along. To me, it’s like French. If you give me something in French, I can read it and mostly understand what’s going on. If you give me a blank sheet of paper and a pencil, I can’t write a darn word. With the book’s (Learning Perl) help I can complete the exercises, but my scripts are a lot longer than the correct answers because I don’t know the shortcuts.

My statement: At 2:00 pm, I will be taking control of my vehicle and directing it southeastward so that I may visit the place where the ocean meets the edge of land.
Correct statement: I’m going to the beach after work.

Maybe yappy people like me aren’t cut out to be coders.

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