Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Why am I so happy that school starts tomorrow? Because I'm not going!! Hee hee!! I started back to college in 2000 (my son was one year old) to get a second degree. I was not using my Bachelor of Business Administration in the job I had and it didn't like I would any time soon. However, engineering looked good to me. So, I decided to go back to school and get my engineering degree.
When I started, I was planning to be an Electrical Engineer (EE). EE's (apparently) brains are wired differently than most people. I thought "Hey, I'm certainly different. I'll be an EE!" Yeah....no! I am wired differently, but not like an EE!! LOL! So, I switched to Mechanical Engineering. So much better for me. I actually got the material and enjoyed studying it (most of the time).
So, once I had my major figured out, all I had to do was take all of the classes. While working full-time, raising two kids and taking care of DH when he shattered his ankle two years into it. (Long story for another time). After 8 years I finally finished. I love having my degree but I love NOT going to school more!!! LOL!!
The other great part about school starting? My kids are going!! They won't be home to call me and tattle and ask if they can have a Face Book account (NO!) and whatever else they can think of. I'm looking forward to a fairly quiet phone day tomorrow...at least until they get home.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Yes, only one! LOL! For me, work put me back into my "rut" where I actually practice good habits. I ate more regularly today than I did for my entire vacation. I made better snack choices and I was even in my calorie range! Granted, I'm a little hungry right now, but I think that is because I'm so used to eating way too much. It's almost bed time, so I will survive!
Today was my first day back to work after a week off. I came back to almost 900 unread e-mails. That does not count the couple hundred that were automatically moved to other folders. I spent most of the day trying to whittle that number down. I now only have about 150 unread e-mails and have enough memory freed up that I can send e-mails! Success!!!! Tomorrow I'll need to do some actual work! LOL!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Man, did this week ever fly! I am SO not ready to go back to work. I ended up doing something and going somewhere EVERY day this week. I really wanted to sit and read my book (and hopefully nod off!) and that really didn't happen. I did get about an hour in today (no nodding, tho) and that was nice. But I didn't read nearly as much as I'd hoped for. Oh well.
Wait, maybe that means I need to take some more time off! When the kids are back in school and DH is at work. Yay! Something to look forward to! LOL!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Every month (or so) a group of us get together to eat, drink and be merry. We use Bunco as the excuse. We all bring something edible to share and our own drinks. As always, I took my peanut butter balls. My drinks of choice tonight were one Mojito (in a bottle) and a really big tea. I drink the alcohol first so that by the time Bunco is over, there are no lingering effects.
Generally, I am one of the loudest people in the group (I can hear the collective gasp from all my faithful readers! LOL!) Tonight, however, I was NOT the most obnoxious member of the group. One other lady was louder AND she stomped on the floor when she did good. (That last part wasn't so good...we were on the third floor of an apartment building. I think the downstairs neighbors might have been getting irritated...)
We had bon bons, meatballs (delish!), Dibs, spinach dip with bread, seven-layer dip with chips, watermelon and cupcakes. No, I did not eat EVERYTHING...just some of most of it. At "half-time" I did not have any more food. I actually didn't feel good!
My final score was not enough to win the pot, but it wasn't low enough to have to wear the low-score chicken necklace! YAY!! I also did not get the last bunco, so I didn't get the hostess gift. But, you know what, it was okay. I had a blast and get to go again next month!!! Yippee!!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Okay, so there was no chocolate-covered bacon at my fair. At least, none that I found. Not that I was looking that hard for it! The unusual thing I saw at the fair was deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'd rather have the bacon!! No, we didn't get any. My son can't have the bread and my daughter made a face when we read the sign.
We got to the fair about 12:30 and the kids went directly to the carnival. They rode a few rides before we headed to the magician and then the hypnotist. Both were really funny and entertaining and I'm glad we watched them. After the hypnotist, we got food. She had a corn dog and an ice cream cone. He had a hot dog (no bun) with grilled onions and pickles. I had a Junior Angus Cheeseburger and we all shared some fries. They rode more rides afterward and surprisingly didn't puke! I almost did just listening to them describe the rides.
The whole time they were riding the rides, I was sitting in the shade reading my book (G-Free Diet, A Gluten-Free Survival Guide by Elizabeth Hasselbeck). I enjoyed it very much! I even paid attention to the book so that I got some refreshers and even some new knowledge.
After the fair, I took the kids to the Arctic Circle for shakes and I got a corn dog. You'd think I would learn to just eat the corn dog at the fair and then I won't be disappointed by the other food! Oh well...I got my fix in (for $1.29 instead of $3!). I have $10 left (to be used for gas) and then I will officially be broke until payday! Yep, one full week away. Oh well...I'll survive!
Time to go relax and finish my book. Tomorrow is library day!!!
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