AANGEL3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AANGEL3 AANGEL3's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Thursday Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887689 I don't have a lot to blog about today. I've had my head down working. I do know I can't wait until the weekend gets here. It's not that I hate my job...I don't! I think I'm just tried of working. Am I the only one that feels this way? <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> So eating was so so last night. And OK today so far. I got my 60 mins in on the treadmill at lunch. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Hubby had to be at the job site at 5 AM which means up at 3:30 AM and him out the door at 5 AM. I went back... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:24:56 EST Hump Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887085 Hump day is here! And I've been working my cute butt off today. I think somethings wrong with me! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> As I said yesterday I finished chapter 14 and got it sent to Calen (she reads each chapter for me. I value her opinion so much!). I started chapter 15 last with a really rather dark scene. It encompasses a little over 1,500 words. I'm thinking about posting it on one of my blogs (I can't post it here...Spark doesn't like some of the language in it). I gave this scene a ... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 19:04:04 EST Scary Happenings At Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886430 WOW. A friend of mine at work, a woman, had a heart attack just before lunch at work today. I don't have all the details but what I do know is that our Security at work did CPR and used a AED Defibrillator to save her life. She's in guarded condition now at a local hospital. <BR> <BR> I really think we all need to be more aware of how to recognize the signs of heart attack in men and women. Women have differnt signs that they are having a heart attack. Everyone needs to know what to look fo... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:17:29 EST Played Hookie And A New Car http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885767 I played hookie last Friday (from work). Hubby just really wanted me to stay home with him, I have DTO, so I took it. We ran errands and just spent the day together. The only not so good thing was lunch. Hubby was on his phone the whole time. Doing Facebook and stuff. I was finished with my burger (we went to Carl's Jr) before he started his and even then he propped the dayum phone up and went right on surfing while he ate. I was very unhappy! We'd planned to go out to dinner that night, so I... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:47:47 EST Is It Friday Yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883324 One more day and it's Friday. I can NOT wait for the weekend. I really need it! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Not a lot happening here for me. Just plugging along. I got my workout in today and eating has been good so far. Now to just get though the night at home. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> So since I don't have a lot to say today...I'll be off! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2140216447.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1831867790... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:24:44 EST Moving Forward On My WIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882661 While it's been slow, I am making progress on my WIP novel. Chapter 14 has proved to be tough. I have about 800 words or so to hit my goal of 3000 words. Once I get to the end of the chapter (and I'll know when the end is when I write it), I'll print it out in proof form, add it to my edit binder, then read it all from chapter start to chapter end. I'm still not feeling warm fuzzes for the first half of the chapter, but I'll see how it all fits together when I have the chapter done. Chapter 1... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:24:22 EST Keeping It Straight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882011 I'm in book overload. I'm listening to one on my iPod (by Mandy Roth), reading one on my tablet while working out (by Coreene Callahan), and working on my own WIP. So far I'm keeping them all straight. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Work is work. Nothing new there. I'm so ready for retirement though. Six more years! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Eating wasn't the best yesterday. It seems that's a trend for me right now. One I really, really need to break. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I did get my 60 mi... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:46:15 EST Monday Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881348 It was an...expensive...weekend for me. Hubby ended up with a new tablet. I just got tried of his complaining about how is old one wasn't the same as mine. Mine was a newer model. So now he has one. I shipped his ole one to my grandson in Oregon today. It's a great little tablet but hubby just wasn't happy with it. But getting a new one meant also getting a new screen protector and case. So by the time all was done I'd spent $800. Oh the things we do for love! <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> I wan... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:31:00 EST Vet Troubles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879581 So Myles (one of our cats) had his dental appt at the vet today. We waited until Feb to do it as the Vet offers a discount. They told us it would be $350 for the examine and extraction of a tooth. Well...they called hubby after he'd dropped Myles off. They needed to take two more teeth out and that was going to cost us another $300. HUH? Shouldn't the first $350 cover all dental work? Then that called and said Oh we found a growth on the back of his tongue. We need to do a biopsy done. That w... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:44:46 EST Almost Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878957 Yep...one more day until the weekend. It seems to have been a long week even though it's really been a short one (4 days). The older I get the longer the weeks seem to be. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Eating wasn't good last night at home for dinner. But at least I didn't snack all night. Small win. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Other then the above...I have nothing for today. So I'll just say have a great rest of Thursday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1378356259.jp... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:28:11 EST Hump Day Happenings Or Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878316 Yep...it's Hump Day of a short work week. That means 2 more days until the weekend! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I wanted to work on my WIP but vegged out instead. I've been working on it but I'm not sure I'm happy with how Chapter 14 started out. I'm thinking about redoing it. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Not much else is happening here for me today. Just work. So I guess that's going to make this a short one. <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:08:12 EST When Tuesday Becomes Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877638 Yep..although it's Tuesday...it feels like a Monday. I was off yesterday for Pres Day. We didn't do anything except to buy a new mattress and box spring. And a headboard/foot-board for it. We've never had those before. And our old mattress was like 20 years old! It was time for a new one! So we both had a good nights sleep. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> We lost one of out Koi this weekend too. One of the big ones. She (we called her Pele for her coloring) somehow got caught in the pond's skimmer... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:34:00 EST Another Night, A Not So Short One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875423 I have to be up at 5 AM tomorrow (yes...on a Sat of a long weekend!). I'm going with hubby to get some blood work done (normal blood work, nothings wrong.) then we'll get coffee. Or he'll have very grumpy wife on Valentine's Day! We'll do our grocery shopping on Sunday. The rest of the time off, we'll just hang out together. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Today was out Team Building event at work (for my work group) We went to the Red Rock buffet then bowling at Red Rock Lanes. It went off mostly... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:20:19 EST How Short Is Short? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874852 THIS short: <BR> <BR> Eating is OK <BR> Did my workout <BR> Got paid <BR> Going to work a few mins on my WIP <BR> Then going to bed. <BR> <BR> See that was short! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l615226567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l104109535.jpg"> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:46:28 EST This Is Going To Be A Shorty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874069 Well...my Hump Day is not going as well as I could hope for. That huge project that I worked on for 7 months came back to me (or us..as I did have someone working on it with me). I mean I'm not surprised, the whole thing was a mess from the get go so I figured I'd see it back. Now we have to explain what the other place thinks are problems (but they are mostly because they don't know how the game works and they don't have the right stuff to test it with.) but aren't. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:40:11 EST Pen Names And Self Promotion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873371 Pen names. Do writers need to use one? I know I'm a long way to getting published (if ever) but I've been thinking about this a lot. Should I write as my real name? Or as some form of my name? What would the pros and cons be of using one? Or not? <BR> <BR> And then we have the whole self promotion thing. I have my Freeing My Muse blog <link>http://freeingmymuse.wordpress.com/ </link> . I have my personal Facebook and Twitter accounts. But when do I need to start thinking about a presence ... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:53:10 EST Night Shift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872720 So hubby is back at his old job. Which we are so happy about! But...he's having to work nights right now. It's hard on him and I don't like it either. He's working 10 -12 hours a night. He does get to stay home the next day, it's called lay back. But it wears him out. And we don't really get to see each other a lot. And I hate being home alone at night. I miss him when he's not there. He went to work last night at 7 PM and got home after 8:30 AM this morning. Tonight he has to be back at work... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 19:25:00 EST TGIF!! And A New Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870873 TGIF everyone!!! I'm always happy to see Friday roll around. If you ask me...there's way to few Fridays in the week. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Not a lot happening today. Hubby had a root canal, our new truck is in the shop, I didn't do so well this week in the weight dept. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I'm going to see about getting hubby some War Won Ton for dinner. It's his go to comfort food. I'll probably do scrambled eggs. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great TGIF and weekend!! <BR> <B... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 19:31:35 EST Hump Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869572 It's Hump Day. That day of the week that tells us...yes we are halfway to the weekend and yes we have made it this far! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Not a huge amount of stuff going on here. I took half of Monday off for my back. It's all better now. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I'm slowly making progress on chapter 14 of Taylor and Devon story. Hubby asked me the other night just how many chapters I plan to have. I told him I really didn't know. I do know that it should be between 70,000 and 9... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 19:02:31 EST OUCH! + Santa Baby - Part 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868190 <BR> I was making the bed this morning before work and twisted the wrong way. Or something because now my back hurts. I mean as in if I set down for awhile, I can hardly stand up and move. I was going to tough it out at work but I wimped out and came home at noon. I took an Advil at work and I'll take another one later. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Hubby is working OT today. He went in and 5:30 AM (10 hr day)and has to work work again at 5:30 tonight until...I don't know when. That means I'll ... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 20:59:58 EST Hump Day! + Santa Baby Part 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864715 Yep Hump Day is here. And it's almost over! I don't have a lot for you today. I've been busy getting my new project up and running at work (it's a total PIA!). This is why I don't play slots in the casinos. Grrrrrrrrr! <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> SO here is what I have for you. Eating yesterday was so so. Eating so far today is good. I got my 60 mins in on the treadmill at work. I updated my Scrivener writing program last night, then messed up everything I had in it (my fault). But it's all f... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:24:56 EST Back Where I Belong And A Teaser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863214 At long last my 7 month project is done at work. I was able to go back to my cube! Of course I had to remove a lot of dusk first! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So the weekend was so so. I tried to watch what I ate but sometimes that hard when I'm at home. we did a lot of shopping (mostly "window" shopping), so I did meet my step goals. One thing we did get (or rather hubby bought foe me) was a desk of my very own for the living room. For my writing. It's just right for me. I did take the cushion ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:14 EST TGIF!!! TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861134 At last it's Friday. I've waited all week for today! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So...for a Friday it's been really quiet. No writing today, but I hope to keep to do some tonight. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> We are SO thrilled that hubby has been recalled back to his old position. It's been hard 9 months. I do know it could have been worse. He could have NOT had a friends that gave him work until his old job brought him back (as a janitor). He could have been left in the janitor job. So we ar... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:25:40 EST The Jester http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860491 Nothing really going on today. OHHH wait!! Hubby goes BACK to his REAL job on Monday! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> In other news...I did my workout, eating was OK, didn't go over calories yesterday (just by the skin of my teeth though.) <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I did a writing exercise from The Writer;s Path Blog today. You had to use some following to write a scene: <BR> <BR> Writing Prompts <BR> <BR> Begin a scene with this line: Clocks aren’t supposed to stand still like that. <BR> ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:02:42 EST HUMP DAY! And A Little Something Just For Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859766 YES! Hump Day! Two more days people! Until it's the weekend! <BR> <BR> I don't have a lot for you today in the way of blogging stuff. But I do have a little something just for fun at the end of this blog. It's not done yet...so you'll be getting a sneak peek. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I did my normal Starbucks thing this morning. But the line was way long. I took my place in it and was a bit worried about being late for work. Well...it seems going there every morning (5 days a week) is a pl... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:04:42 EST And It's Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858949 Which means 3 more days until the weekend. <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> I'm feeling better today. I'm pretty sure the tummy troubles were due to the darn greasy donut. But that doesn't explain me eating a WHOLE package of hotdogs (no bun) after dinner. I do know I was really craving something salty. Still that NO excuse. I dutifully logged everything and it wasn't pretty. Today has been better. At least so far. I do need to drink more water. <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> I've moved forward on my no... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:41:02 EST Greasy Donuts and Santa Baby part 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858160 I went to work all ready to workout. Then a co worker brought in donuts. And not the light fluffy kind from say Krispy Kream. Nope we had Winches. I checked my calorie load for the day (I know mostly what that's going to be for my work day) and decide I could have just 1. I picked a plain glazed one out of the frosted, filled, sprinkled ones. OMG...that sucker was HEAVY and loaded with GREASE. I was SO sick after eating it. As in tummy trouble sick. I did go down to workout, but after changin... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:39:06 EST This Will Be A Short One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855275 So not much happening today. I didn't sleep well last night, too much green tea I think. And I had a lot of just "stuff" running around in my head. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> A few things, I applied to join RWA 9Romance Writers of America) today. They say they'll let me know in a few days if they'll take me. I have mixed feelings about that. I think they can help move my writing along but just something about being....vetted for lack of a better word...seems odd. We'll see how it goes. <em>21... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:47:20 EST This Will Be A Short One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855274 So not much happening today. I didn't sleep well last night, too much green tea I think. And I had a lot of just "stuff" running around in my head. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> A few things, I applied to join RWA 9Romance Writers of America) today. They say they'll let me know in a few days if they'll take me. I have mixed feelings about that. I think they can help move my writing along but just something about being....vetted for lack of a better word...seems odd. We'll see how it goes. <em>21... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:47:02 EST It Has To Be Friday Someplace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854504 Say maybe Mars? Another Universe? Another Dimension? No? Oh well at least it's Hump Day! <BR> <BR> I worked on my not so short story. I fixed the whole moving to fast thing and it reads better now. I'll do some more tonight on it. It's at just over 7,000 words now. Maybe I'll post a bit more of the story today. <em>203</em> <BR> <BR> This was in my email today. It's from Fitbit. Not too shabby if I do say so myself! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:48:55 EST Well THAT Didn't Go The Way I Wanted It Too :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853748 So I hurried up and got my cute butt home last night in record time, even after stopping for some El Pollo Loco. I listened to the start of the game on the radio then watched a bit on TV after getting home. I stopped watching it due to that old superstition thing I have about my teams losing when I watch. Not watching didn't seem to do any good! My beloved Ducks lost anyway. But I will say this...after seeing what happened in Ohio after THEY won (rioting, fires, tear gas, pepper spray), I can... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:02:27 EST WTD! GO DUCKS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852924 I'm going green and yellow today to support my Oregon Ducks in the BCS Champion game tonight. Lets go out there and WIN THE DAY! I will be watching off and off. Why just off and on? Every time I watch a game (of anything) my team loses. Soooo...I'll just peek in on the game once in a while. Yeah I know...superstition crap...but I'm NOT taking the chance! <em>160</em> <BR> <BR> So the weekend wasn't one of my best. Saturday we were out and about. We stopped at a Hawaiian place for lunch, a... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:06:07 EST TGIF!!! TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850563 Woot Woot! It's TGIF! That means my weekend starts in...1 hour and 45 mins! Then another 45 mins home and it's happy dance time! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sooooo...I've tried really hard all week to eat right. well at least eat within my calorie range. And I think I've done a pretty good job of it so far. I've been in the gym 4 times this week (had to miss a day for my Dr's appt.). So all in all, I'm happy with that. My weight however hasn't changed. And while that IS disappointing, I do rea... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:54:20 EST Long Week Is Almost Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849725 After having two weeks off of work, this past week has seemed so LONG. I've made it to the gym 3 out of the four days so far. I had to skip yesterday (Dr appt). I can't wait for the weekend to get here. I've always worried about not having enough to do when (or if) I retire, but those two weeks at home showed me I have lots I can do. I spent two whole days just writing. The two days hubby wasn't home. The other days he was and you know how that goes. <em>246</em> But I do wish we could win ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 19:15:28 EST Dr's Visit And X-Rays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848891 Well I had a nice visit with my Dr. I've been struggling with a hacky cough since mid Dec. I thought it was the new statin he put me on. Turns out it wasn't. So he had me come in today. I was setting in the exam room waiting for him for just a few mins before he popped in. It seems that he heard me coughing from outside the room and rather then dictate his notes for the person he had just seen, decide he needed to see me NOW, since I had such an impressive cough. He listened to my lungs and s... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 19:29:20 EST Odds And Ends For Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847923 Just some odds and ends for today. <BR> <BR> I worked a bit on my semi short story just before lunch. It's coming along nicely. I know where it's going, it's just a long and winding path to get there. After it's done I really need to get back to Taylor's story. She and Devon are bugging to get back to them. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Today's been slow. I did my workout at lunch (I still have to log it) and ate my salad. Dinner last night was spaghetti. I had 1/4 cup 2% shredded cheese on it.... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 18:50:03 EST New Year = Non Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846937 Happy 2015 everyone! I know, it's about a week late. As the new year starts, I've looked back and seen stuff I didn't like. About me mostly. <BR> <BR> I don't like that I gained 10 pounds from Oct though Dec. <BR> I don't like that my workouts were spotty during this same time. <BR> I don't like that my calorie consumption was out of sight. <BR> But most of all...I don"t like that I made excuses for all of the above. <BR> <BR> Excuses mean crap. They mean I was weak willed. They mean I was... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 19:07:07 EST One Week Later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835651 It's been a week since I've blogged. And it's been a frustrating and stressful one. I've been working my cute butt off to get my project done. Well yesterday i did. But...there'salways a butt right?...I'm now working a child kit and I found a problem. And no one has the answer to the question...is it OK? It was so bad yesterday I was crying at work. ARGHHHHHH!! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Today was better at work. Still haven't resolved the issue, but at least we only had to work half of the da... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:31:56 EST TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832204 I'm so glad it's Friday. I'm tried and I really didn't do much of anything today. It's raining here, which I like. I'm still worried about the whole Dr thing. I need to contact the office and see if I'm suppose to just take the new meds or take the new and old. For now I'll just take the new. <BR> <BR> I've started a new short story. I learned alot from doing the first one. This one is a bit differnt. It's not from a first person view. I was like 1000 words into before I realized the love in... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:59:44 EST Not A Happy Camper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831646 I went to see our new Dr. today. I've been feeling really tried for a while now. I asked my old Dr about my Thyroid meds maybe needing adjusting but she said they were fine. So today the new Dr tells that not only are my thyroid meds to low, I'm pre diabetic, and my LDL levels were too high to even count. I'm so pissed. Not at my new Dr (he was great!) but at the old Dr who blew me off about how I've been feeling. Now I have to look into getting the LDL down. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> So I... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:41:44 EST Last Christmas - A Short Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830442 I finished my short story! I'm going to TRY to post it. If Spark will let me (Spark doesn't like some words!). In other news...washed my FitBit and killed it. Got a new one (under the Best Buy Protection Plan). Started a new blog ( <link>http://wp.me/5s136 </link> ). Had a quiet 60th Birthday on Sunday. <BR> <BR> So that didn't work. It stripped all the formatting out of it. The link above should work. Cut and paste into your address bar of the browser your using. <BR> <BR> OK...I'm of... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 19:26:03 EST Short Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828267 I finished Chapter 13 of my WIP the other day and sent it off to my BFF and outstanding beta reader. I heard back from her and I've add notes to my Scrivener from her email. But I'd had this idea kicking around in my head the last few days. Now I have to admit, I read a couple of short story analogies over the last week. So I decide to give a short story a go. Short stories run anywhere from 500 words to 7500 words. Not a lot (my WIP is like over 45K words right now) so I'm giving it a whir... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 19:00:04 EST Appt With The Blood Suckers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826579 I have a Dr appt next week. So I need to go get some blood drawn. One of the perks (?) of living in Vegas. I can make an appt to go at 5:50 AM. On my way to work. It's a fasting draw so this way I can still have my Starbucks (after of course!). So first stop in the morning...the blood suckers! Then coffee! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> It's raining here. So tonight we'll have chili for dinner. It's not often we get rain, so I like to make "cold" weather food. Last night I made spaghetti and it wa... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 19:28:08 EST Post Thanksgiving Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825958 Well...Thanksgiving is over for this year. I won't say it was an entirely stress free one but it was a good one. My mom was here from Portland. And it was so great the have her here. We did some shopping (NOT the Black Friday kind!). And had a great Turkey dinner, turkey BBQ by hubby, fixings by me. The bird was moist and tender and everything was tasted great. My mom flew home this morning, she called when she got in, so she's home safe and sound. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Like I said we d... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 18:24:16 EST Ten Days Later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822425 So...it's been 10 days since I last blogged. It's been both a stressful and good 10 days. Stressful in that I was caught in the middle of the insurance nightmare between the adjuster and hubby. Nether one was going to budge. So after numinous nights of driving home from work feeling sicker the closer I got to home, I told hubby that was it. We were going to settle. There were many reason for doing this. One was like I said...the stress was killing me! All I wanted to do was cry, eat, and cry ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:35:18 EST OH TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816901 Friday. And it's been a different one. Not a lot to do at work today. But my boss did take me and the other boss out for lunch. I had Chinese Minced Beef Fried rice. It was a freaking HEAPING plate! But I did well. I ate some and 2/3 of it going home. Score one for me! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> On the other hand, I missed my lunch workout. So that's like a non score one for me. Does that make me even for the day? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Today was also our Cash Bonus day at work. I got jus... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:10:56 EST Headaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816482 Of all kinds. I have a real one tonight, still fighting with the insurance adjuster, hubby is being a bit hard headed, and I'm beat. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I think the real headache comes from just totally losing when I got home tonight. I'm dealing with all this insurance stuff, working 10 hrs (true it's only day 2 of that) on about 4 hrs of sleep, worrying about our finances, etc. I've been trying to be strong and break down but tonight it just happened. I wanted to talk about what I was... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:09:55 EST So I Want To Be A Writer... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815739 I now have a "presence" on the web for my writing efforts. I asked my mentor (hey Calen!!) for suggestions and she pointed me to ProBoards. I set my board up last night and it was approved for listing on the sites directory today. You can find me at: <BR> <BR> <link>aangel3writing.proboards.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> You'll find snippets of my novels (yeah...I started a second one...more of a novella), some writing humor, some old poems I wrote back in the late 90's/ early 2000's. And a pla... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:47:20 EST UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815091 As much as I'm glad Monday is over, today seems like an extension of Monday. I'm tried (even though I got at least 6 hrs of sleep last night!), feeling a bit cranky (insurance stuff is still a headache), and I just want to go home, get in my warm jammies, get into bed with the covers over my head and sleep. But will I? Nope....I'll drive home, feed the cats, cook dinner, watch NCIS and then Agents of SHIELD and hopefully work on my WIP (both of them maybe!). At least that's the plan. We all K... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:05:15 EST A Very Strong Dislaike Of The Day We Call Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814412 In other words...I hate Mondays! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> On Sat we had a nice visit with our Insurance agent. He understood what we were saying about the claims adjuster and low balling us on replacement value. So he was going to have our claim escalated. Well lo and behold...the same adjuster called again this morning. All pissy over the fact that we had the nerve to talk to our Insurance agent about all this! She told me HE can't change what SHE decides we get. And that we shouldn't hav... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:54:02 EST