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/ Seriously Slacking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910719 I have been seriously slacking in blogging and writing the last two weeks. I still don't feel like my energy levels are back to what they were before I was sick two weeks ago. I didn't work out at all last week and I just didn't have the oomph to go down to the gym at lunch today. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I did start chapter 17 of my main WIP. But that's about all. It's not that I don't have all these great ideas for it...I just don't have the above mentioned energy right now. In fact I eve... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:32:00 EST Long Time No Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907884 Yeah it's been 10 days since I've blogged. A lots happened. I got sick with some time of stomach bug last week. I went home from work at noon on Tuesday (March 31) and was off until this past Monday. I had 2 1/2 days to be home sick, then hubby was home. You know how that goes...it's OK for me to be sick when he doesn't need something. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> The big boss was bitching about me being on the internet. yeah that was the day I was dealing with the Directv stuff that Friday. He... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 18:37:04 EST Oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900814 OK. It seems I've missed a couple of days blogging. My bad! Even with no blog for two days, this one might not be a long one. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start with today and try to work back. Big Boss from Reno was here today (and yesterday), so I've been keeping my head down in my cube. <BR> <BR> The DirecTV guy was out this morning and he manged to piss off hubby. He got all condescending with hubby about electrical stuff. Trying to tell hubby that he (hubby) didn't know anything abo... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:23:46 EST Tuesday Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899013 Not a lot is different from yesterday. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Lets see...I got home and started dinner. While the oven was preheating (I made fish fillets), I went to feed the fish. The pond filter had stopped pumping water. I called hubby to come out to fix it. He found one of out bigger Koi in the filter box. I'm pretty sure it'll be dead by the time I get home today. This is the seconded one we've lost in as many weeks. I'm not sure what's going on with them swimming into the filter bo... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:35:46 EST Odds And Ends On Writing And The Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898378 So I have some odds and ends on writing and my weekend. So lets start with the weekend stuff. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Friday hubby had some trees removed in the backyard (hubby is home on Fridays). They needed to come down, so it's a good thing. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Sat we did the regular stuff. Grocery shopping, fuel in the truck, Starbucks. I did a bit of housework. Just a normal day. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday we went to breakfast at a place called Stacks and Yolks. Everyone... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:45:44 EST OH TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896654 Yep...It's HEREEEEEE!!! TGIF!!! And it's been a busy one for me with two events at work today. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> First was the Make Your Own Waffle for the whole second floor. We had a few snags. First up was having to move the waffle irons from the tables in the main hallway (where we have all of out potlucks, etc) to the break room. The powers that be in Facilities said we couldn't do there in case the spray Pam we were going to use started a fire. OK fine...we moved the waffle maki... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:25:28 EST Last Workout For This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896089 Yep...I won't be able to get a workout in at lunch tomorrow. We have a Make Your Own Waffle buffet in the morning for the whole second floor. Then a all campus BBQ (with some kind of flake Johnny Cash vs Elvis live band) at lunch. I'm working both. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> So I packed up my workout gear so I can wash it this weekend (I do every weekend) today. I was running a auto test on my project so was able to get a bit done on the WIP. I'm at 1,300 words in chapter 16. It's taking shap... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:05:17 EST Short One For A Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895455 Yep this will be a short one for today. I don't have anything new or exciting to blog about. <BR> <BR> I skipped my workout to go pick up a Birthday card and gift card for my son's 38th Birthday. OMG...I'm THAT old? <em>40</em> Anyway It's mailed and on it's way to Oregon. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Didn't get to work on my WIP last night. Maybe tonight? <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I made Corn Beef and Cabbage in the crock pot yesterday. It was outstanding! Tender but not falling apart. ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:14:54 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894794 Today is the day when everyone is just a bit Irish. There's green beer, green rivers, green everything! A lot of people will be having Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner. We are too. But not the Hawaiian kind. No...I made it in the crock pot with cabbage wedges, potatoes, carrots, and onions. It should all be done by the time I get home. <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Eating was OK yesterday. I didn't over do it. I'm calling that a small victory! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't work on my WI... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:57:01 EST Monday Is Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894143 It's Monday again. I guess there's not much to say about that. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> So weekend update. Still trying to program the in car garage door opener. No luck yet. I might have to take it back to Ford. <BR> <BR> Hubby was feeling yucky all weekend. Still getting over what ever he had last week. <BR> <BR> I'm working on chapter 16 of my WIP. <BR> <BR> Eating was OK, better then most weekends. <BR> <BR> So that's my weekend in a nutshell! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> As for to... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:02:42 EST TGIF Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892431 OMG TGIF! If I could, I'd shout that from the top of a very tall building. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I've just been keeping my head down today, working. I did my workout at lunch, my eating so far today is good, and I got Chapter 15 done on my WIP. So not a bad day so far. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Eating last night...not so good. I was like craving salt. So I ate a package (yeah all 8) hot dogs. I logged them and I'm moving on. Then I had tacos for dinner. <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> You'd ... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:06:19 EST Almost Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891854 One more day and it's the weekend. <em>244</em> I didn't get to blog yesterday. I was busy at work (had a training session) and I got chapter 15 almost finished. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So I'm going to check out a deal with US Bank for the ri fi on the condo. We are going to talk to them in person on Sat. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> We had checked with out bank (credit union) to just see if I could get the car payment a bit lower and keep it in house with our other accounts. They were hi... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:09 EST Home Loan Bait And Switch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890043 My condo (in Oregon) is on an ARM. It matures in July. My payment goes up to like $456 a month (from the $200 I've been paying). So this past weekend hubby and I went our bank (Credit Union) to see about a ri-fi on it. It made sense. Have everything under one roof. Well the nice lady gave us some great numbers and said someone from the loan dept would contact us. Boy did they! They jacked the interest rate (by 5 % points), made the payment over $400 and a butt load of "fees: that total $2500!... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 18:51:20 EST TGIF My Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888303 It's Friday at last! <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> !!!! <BR> <BR> Still not a lot to blog about. Just waiting for time to head home from work. <BR> <BR> Got my workout in. Eating is OK. <BR> <BR> We're off to see out Tax Guy tonight. That's going to be fun...NOT!! Our finances were so screwed up last year I'm thinking we're going to end up paying this year. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> OK...that's all I have right now. Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 18:41:43 EST 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