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I went to the bar last night...

Friday, June 11, 2010

and had a glass of ice water!!!

I wanted to see a friend I hadn't seen in a while and she was out with friends, so I entered the lion's den and went to the bar to meet her.

The bartender, a friend of mine, looked at me quizzically when I ordered water, but after a brief explanation, I got a "good for you" and no more questions. Same went for when I saw my good friend. All the love and support I have sometimes is overwhelming.

I had a hard shift last night. I treated an overdose patient. Nights like that I would go home and put back a few, but last night, I didn't. Just ice water and good conversation with great people. I think I can get used to this.

Next weekend will be my first big challenge. I am going on a driving tour with some friends, one of which is a wine scientist. The tour ends at a pub. Oh my. I think I'll be fine.

Be safe.


Almost a year...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

since I've blogged here... wow.

I can't say life is any easier these days:

1. I still struggle with my weight. I'm really not where I should be.

2. The impending fear of getting laid off (the email death sentence was sent out, just none of us know when, who or how much of a reduction we are going to have)

3. With that being said, working 2 jobs so I can pay all the bills and still have a little left over to have a little fun now and then.

4. With the last two being said, getting married in 3(ish) weeks... on the 4th of July. I've never understood why this joyous time has to be so doggone stressful. Rings should be here tomorrow. Still trying to work out logistics with the officiant. Thank God we didn't invite anyone. What a nightmare that would be!


1. I am healthy and in my healthy weight range. I look good.

2. I have a tremendous skill set. I have a variety of skills. If I do get the axe, well any other company would be stupid not to pick me up!

3. I love my second job as a paramedic. I love helping people. I do not love seeing them on their worst day, but I hope that I am doing something to make that worst day better.

4. I am so in love with the man I am marrying. He is a wonderful friend, lover and companion. There's no jealousy, no accusations, no insecurity... and no abuse. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with such a great man.

I am not usually one for positive self talk, but with the overwhelming amount of stress in my life right now, I need all the support I can get! Even if it comes from within.

And... I'm on day 4 without a drink. :) I plan to stay that way until Baby Burns (my best friend is pregnant) makes their appearance and then re-evaluate my situation... in January.




Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I've had this awful headache since yesterday morning. I'm hoping its just caffiene withdrawl. If its not gone by this evening, I'm going to the ER.

I did a boot camp video while on shift Saturday, but Sunday got crazy and I didn't have time.

I walked yesterday with my coworker. We both weren't feeling very good, so we did an easy 2 miles. I think we're going to go a little harder today.

be good!


32 hour weekend

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm working 32 hours at the squad this weekend... two 16 hour shifts (0800-0000).

I can't really workout when I'm on shift, but I'm going to try the boot camp workouts (for some crazy reason, my dumbbells are in the back of my truck). I'll see how it goes... and if things are slow, I'm going to walk some laps around the block... if its not raining!



I'm ready for the weekend.

Friday, June 05, 2009

I don't really know what else to say. I don't have to work this weekend. A FULL weekend to myself.

I know I'll do stuff around the house, but no one is mandating that I be in a certain place at a certain time for a certain number of hours.

Have a great weekend!


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