Sunday, February 22, 2009

I'm Sure it's Just Me...

What is the big deal about the Oscars? I know that it's the one night when "everybody who's anybody" is in the same place at the same time, but come on. I don't remember it being such a big deal last year- - maybe I wasn't paying attention...?

I took my algebra final last week. I got an 84. I was dreaming for an A but will DEFINITELY be satisfied with a B. That sh*t was H*RD.

Tonight I'm babysitting , and I usually don't mind babysitting- - ever- - because the kids go to bed and I just read/go online/do homework but tonight I'm exhausted and would really rather be home and in bed. It's Sunday night and I'm tired.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Bachelor

Is anyone else watching The Bachelor? I haven't really gotten into it because I'm usually at class on Monday nights until 10, but I've caught it a few times and I did watch it last night. I was surprised that he let Jillian go. The other girls seem so young to me... they are my age, so I don't know why I feel that way. There was just something about Jillian, she seems so mature and responsible. Now I don't really care who he picks- - Melissa or Molly.



Monday, February 16, 2009


Today is my two year Jazzercise anniversary. It's kind of crazy how some days it feels like I've been doing it FOREVER when really it's only been two years. Wow...

Happy President's Day to those of you who have the day off. I am certainly enjoying mine. I had a very quiet weekend and, for the first time in YEARS, didn't even notice that it was Valentine's Day on Saturday. For so many years I have either had a boyfriend or worked at a place that made it IMPOSSIBLE to forget that it's always been kind of a big deal. This year? Was exactly what I needed. I went to double jazz classes in the morning, came home did homework all day, watched a movie and went to bed. It was fantastic.

Friday morning I woke up to find a package on the front step from home. I couldn't imagine what it was (I actually thought my parents had sent me groceries... they do that sometimes). :) What was inside was even better. A note in my Dad's scrawl- - Happy Valentine's Day- - and Mama Mia on dvd. He and my mom had watched it recently and totally loved it, so he sent it to each of my sisters and I for Valentine's Day. It was such a nice surprise. :)

So far I've spent the day cleaning my bathroom and grocery shopping...having long weekends totally rocks.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Food Network

I'm currently trying to get my homework done for the week (I have a long weekend-- I'd like to be able to enjoy it!) and I have the Food Network on in the background. It's all about dessert and it's make me CRAVE something gooey and dessert-y and delicious. Someone even made banana bread donuts. Banana Bread. Donuts. That? Islikeheaven. Two of my absolute favorite things, in ONE. DEEP FRIED. WITH GLAZE. Mmmmmmm...

Unfortunately, none of these things are on The Diet so I had to settle for Boston Creme Pie flavored yogurt. Yea...notsomuch.

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This? Is so sad. What is WRONG with some people?!?!?!


Friday, February 13, 2009


Has it really been 9 days since my last post?!? I don't know where the time is going! The family that I live with has been on vacation for this week so I've been enjoying a QUIET house with no dishes to do, clothes to wash, or dog to walk. Life, in fact, has been wonderful. Of course, it all comes to a close tomorrow when they arrive back. Dun Dun Dunnnnnn.

I know it's not Valentine's Day YET, but seeing as how VDay falls on a Saturday we get to celebrate today! The kids are so cute delivering their cards and making their mailboxes. I'm reminded once again why I LOVE MY JOB. Today will be filled with love (and sugar. damn it) and I'm looking forward to it! I've also worn something pink every day this week and the kids can't wait to see what it is. Yesterday? Hot pink tights. Yea, I went there.

I am taking 5 classes this semester and it is about as overwhelming as it sounds. My math class is sucking all of my free time and brain capacity and I'm left with Friday nights of pondering inequalities and graphing incomplete equations... Yea. Good thing I'm in week 4 of a 5 week course. It's ALMOST over.

Given that I have no free time I haven't been able to read at all at night before bed. I've read a few pages here and there of the new Jodi Piccoult book but what I'm waiting for, and have bargained with myself for is...?!?!?!??!?!??! The second book in the Twilight series. I refused to read them at first. My friend gave me the book after she read it because it was JUST. SO. GOOD. I picked it up just to glance through it. I finished it in three days. If you haven't read it yet, DO IT. So good! :) My bargain with myself that as soon as this dreaded math class is over I get a reward. A new book. Normally I would reward myself with a donut or an iced coffee with extra cream and sugar but I'm on a diet. (Yea, again...) and they kind of frown upon rewarding yourself with food in the diet world. I guess it makes you get all kinds of confused about when you're supposed to eat and what you're supposed to eat and doesn't promote a healthy food relationship. Of course, I'm all, my realtionship with donuts is VERY healthy. I love them. I eat them. What's the problem? They? Don't see it that way. And? I gained .5 lbs last week instead of LOST weight so I guess I better start listening.

Ack. This is way longer than I was orginally anticipating and doesn't even have a real point. HEY! YOU? All you bloggers who have one, cohesive point per post? How DO you do it?!?!

Happy Valentine's Day to all. I have a math quiz over the weekend so there are no guarantees about my blogging time in the next three days!

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A Sign of the Times

Before I left my former company I managed to survive a round of layoffs. Since then they have had two more rounds. Serious rounds. I feel lucky that I made the career switch that I did, when I did, as I may have escaped a far more dire fate. I am reasonably confident in the security of my current job, a job that I love and I'm good at, and I am so grateful.

Today I got a message from one of my cousins- - she has been laid off. She had just returned to work from maternity leave.

Is there an end in sight to all of this? I can't think of many (any?) people who are unaffected by the state of our economy. If nothing else, let this serve as a reminder to appreciate your job, spend some quality time with your family and revel in the small things.

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Happy February

Grad school is sucking the life out of me. I hope to be thinking clearly soon. :)

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