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/ So It's Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798860 *Chanting softly to my self* Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days... <BR> <BR> Yep..two more days until the weekend! It's been another slow, boring day at work. Most of my co-workers are off today. We had an ISO audit today and they didn't want to picked for it. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I'm ... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:29:12 EST Creep...Creep...Creep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798234 Boy...is it me or is this day just creeping along? maybe because I'm not overly busy right now? And days that creep by makes the week creep along too! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> So since this seems to be a creeper week, it's also a rather boring one. Nothing much happening for me and mine. Hubby is home from work today. He had a bad headache this morning (and last night). He had his eyes checked due to his diabetes yesterday and the headache came on after that. Plus you know I think he's a b... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:30:37 EST Weekend Upate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797605 It was a busy weekend! from shopping to yard work. We'll start with shopping. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I spent UNDER $100 at the grocery store this weekend! So <em>244</em> for me! Most of the time it's like $160 for the week. Since hubby took such a huge pay cut, I was trying to get things on my weeks to pay (we trade off depending on whose payday it is). But I found I just can't do that for too many weeks. It shorts me else where. So this weekend it was only $85. <em>104</em> <BR>... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:39:19 EST TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795988 And it's about freaking time! I swear this has bee one really LONG week. I'm so glad that in less than an hour it'll be my weekend! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So not a lot to blog about today. Kind of quiet after the last two days blogs. I just want to say to everyone of you that posted such supportive comments...YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I skipped my work out at lunch. I was really inspired to make some progress on my WIP (the book I'm writing). And HUGE shout out to Calen... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:09:39 EST REPORTED!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795440 Yep. My blog post yesterday was REPORTED for being INAPPROPRIATE. I just bet your as SHOCKED as I am! I had a very nice Spark Mail from one of the Coaches asking to please remove my INAPPROPRIATE cartoon that I posted yesterday. You know the one if you saw it...the little old couple tracking the little old lady's saggy boobies on the door jamb. Yeah that one...which has been around for like...FOREVER! It in no way crossed my mind that it was "nude" image. I thought it was funny. But the self... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:09:26 EST Hump Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794848 WOW. I haven't done a blog since last Thursday! So let me get you all caught up. <BR> <BR> I took Fri off to help hubby fix some single on the roof that needed to be replaced. Not that I helped that much. I don't do heights. Period! But I didn't want him on the roof when he by himself. And my boss owed me a day off. Then we decide to fix the leaking toilet in out bathroom. Ahhh..so naive! We ended up having to replace it. So off we go to Lowe's for a new one. And then a stop at Home depot fo... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:39:20 EST Thursday Is The New Friday (At Least This Week) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791275 Yep...I'm OFF work tomorrow! <em>244</em> My boss has this thing...when it's review time, if we do a good job on it (we have to fill out our own) and we do HIS part (his comments), he gives a "free" day off! I'm taking mine tomorrow! Hubby has some shingles to re-glue on the roof (we had some strong winds lately) and I don't want him on the roof with only him at home. Plus I'm just so tried of work! And I'm hoping to get some more work done on my WIP. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I also nee... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 18:45:11 EST Hump Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790643 So not a lot going on today. Just working my cute butt off (at least hubby says it's cute...but then he kind of has to say right? <em>246</em> ). <BR> <BR> I'm only one paragraph into chapter 11 or my WIP. Do you know how hard it is to write a cat into a scene in a book? Do you make the cat "talk" (as in type "Meow!") or do you just use descriptive words to talk about the cat? I opted for the second one. So it came out like this: <BR> <BR> I know I heard something out there, he thought.... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 19:39:39 EST Tuesday Tidings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789950 OK so maybe not so much tidings as it's just Tuesday. And I'm wishing it was Friday. I am SO ready to retire! At least I feel that way today! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> So...anything happening here in Sin City? Nope...not a thing! I'm keeping my head down and doing my work. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I did get my lunch time workout in today. 68 mins on the treadmill. Eating has been good today. Last night...so so. I made chili. Not that it was chili enough for chili. But it was good anyway.... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:33:30 EST And Here We Have Monday Once Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789262 I'm pretty sure that by now, you all KNOW how I feel about Mondays. So I won't restate that. But if you don't...please...feel free to ask me! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We didn't do a lot this weekend. The weather was nice, cooler and a bit of rain. We went shopping like we always do on Sat. Then I took hubby out to dinner (Golden Corral!). I was So stuffed! I even brought some fudge home to snack on later that night. Sunday we just puttered around home. We did stop and check out a new store ... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:38:12 EST Sportsmanship http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787133 So nothing has changed on the work front. I'm still plugging away. Hubby is still not back in his real job and the one they have him doing is starting to wear on him a bit. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I titled this blog Sportsmanship because I think that is something missing in sports. At least for some. As some of you know my grandson plays football. He's on the middle school JV team. He is a defense lineman. He only comes off the field when the Special Teams unit in out there. So he gets a lo... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:09:15 EST Hump Day Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786333 Not a lot going on. It's Hump Day which means payday tomorrow and only 2 more days until the weekend! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Hubby's job situation is still in flux (or just a big CF!). He kind of pulled something in his back yesterday. His boss urged him to file a report (which can be good...or bad!). Some lady had loaded up the trash can in the break room with full cans of pop and juice. I have no clue as WHY she would get rid of it, but she did and then didn't say anything about the tra... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:26:36 EST Back On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784971 Starting today I'm getting back on track. After 2 weeks of high stress (and the stress eating that came with it), I gained like 9 lbs or so. So I just decide that TODAY is the day I'm getting back on track. I was so depressed last week that I spent one evening (after hubby went to bed) crying and eating sugar wafer cookies . But no more! I have to take care of ME. So I'm back in the gym and working on the eating part of it. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Friday we (at work) went out to lunch at ... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:14:46 EST Whinny A** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782518 I was so being a whinny a** last night. I think everything ...all the stress...caught up with me last night. I set in the living by myself and bawled my head off. Hubby's job woes, my job work place being sold, worrying about paying the bills, my WIP not going well (or at least one chapter not to my liking), eating out of whack, no workouts, etc. I was just feeling like dumping everything! In the midst this I got an email from my BFF. And what she got back was me being a whinny a**. <em>234... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:42:13 EST Long Over Due http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781849 It's been a stressful week so far. I won't go into details, but things didn't go well with the mediation at hubby's work. so next step is going to Fed court. But that could take 9 months to do! Not a good time line for the guys that are struggling on a very reduced salary (as in $12 ah HOUR less). The stress hasn't been good for me. I have no energy, eating is all whacked out, and I haven't worked out since last week. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Even my writing seems to be taking a hit. I'm st... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:06:29 EST TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778918 I'm so happy it's Friday! This has been one strange week for me. My eating has been out of control and my workouts have been spotty. I plan the restart this weekend. <BR> <BR> I really don't have a lot to blog about tonight. I got chapter 9 done of my book. Now on the chapter 10! <BR> <BR> We're going to a Hawaiian picnic tomorrow. We're taking Potato Mac salad and Ono spareribs. There's a Hawaiian fest too but hubby doesn't want to go to that. Too much walking he says. <em>24</em> <BR>... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:59:07 EST One Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778311 Good Night (OK..that's two) I'm beat. Off to bed. Bad eating day, no workout. <BR> <BR> Night all!! <BR> <BR> Oh Yeah...Caleb's Football picture! (Sorta of) This is the Facebook banner. I ordered a poster! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1706303764.jpg"> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:21:47 EST Just A Quick Stop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777642 I was going to do this blog earlier today but got busy. And once I got home I just had no energy. I fixed dinner and did the dishes and then just set in kind of a daze. Not sure what's going on. <BR> <BR> Anyway it's been a strange day. No workout today (I did some Photoshop stuff for a friend at lunch) eating wasn't the best. I found this picture of before I moved to Vegas. Very late 90's/early 2000's. Kind of depressing. But I guess it could be something to work for. <BR> <BR> <img src="... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:24:13 EST Hot And Wet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776743 <em>246</em> No...this blog isn't about THAT! It's just a weekend update. <BR> <BR> The hot part was the temps over the weekend. Yeah I know..it's Vegas baby...in the summer time! But while it IS hot here in the summer, I don't normally spend much time out in it (I don't do heat well!). But this past weekend hubby decide that we just HAD to work on the race trailer (the back part where the car goes is still a WIP). So while it's a 104 outside in the trailer it was probably close to 124! W... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:36:02 EST Shorty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774346 Eating today = bad! <BR> Writing today = Good <BR> Working out today = bad! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm off to bed!Killer Sat, 6 Sep 2014 02:59:41 EST Hitting The Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773498 Boy...for some reason during my work out at lunch I hit the wall big time! About 30 mins into I was cruising along when BAM! I just ran out of steam. I saw I was at the 30 min mark and debated with my self if I wanted to stop. I was so tried, my legs were like jello, I couldn't catch my breath. I looked up and everything seemed darker (OK so it was...I didn't notice it was getting cloudy outside). I told my self...just 5 mins more..and I kept telling myself that until I hei the 65 min mark. T... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 18:28:11 EST Short!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773036 OK..this is goning to be short. <BR> <BR> Did my workout at lunch (68 mins!) <em>334</em> <BR> Eating was good <em>224</em> <BR> I worked on my book (for all the bodice rippers I read that kissing scene was HARD to write!) <em>246</em> <BR> Had one of those days at work. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Now I'm off to bed! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675940932.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2021660037.jpg"> <BR... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 02:48:53 EST And I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772088 I had a long weekend and didn't do my blog on Friday. So this will recap a pretty quiet Labor Day Weekend. I blogged about falling at work last Thursday so I won't rehash that. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Friday I was off work. So was hubby. I'm not that was a good combo! He wanted to cut some trees in the back yard, So OK...I can handle that (helping). After I had my Starbucks! He said we'd only work outside until it got too hot. I think I'm going to have redefine HIS idea of "too hot"! We'd b... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:43:46 EST Just Call Me Grace! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768915 In case any of you DO NOT know...I'm not the most graceful person you'll meet. That being said...I think I out did even myself today! We had the Ice Cream Social at work. We had a bean bag toss (which proved to be very popular), lots of ice cream and toppings, and a cakewalk. Yep...a cakewalk. We had laminated numbers taped to the carpet in the Cafe with blue painters tape. So before the event kicked off...a few of us (the Activate Planning Committee) decide to try out the cakewalk. We were ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:31:41 EST Hump Day Happening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768261 Which is pretty much nothing...nada. Another quiet day for me. I made it to the gym, ate right, worked on my project at work. And now I'm trying to get Chapter 8 of my book off the ground. <BR> <BR> So it looks like this might be a short one. One thing...hubby has his next arbitration in a few weeks. They'll either decide he gets his old job back or they go to court (next step). I'm hoping it stops here and they just give him his job back. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> OK..back to Chapter... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:58:15 EST Blah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767573 Yep been one of those days. News from the job...they are offering $$ to each of us to stay though the changes happening. I wasn't planning on going anywhere anyway. So I guess that's some what good news. Otherwise..the moral at work sucks. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I did get a workout in at lunch. I listen to music and read (Kindle app for Android) while doing it. Today I paid more attention to how the book was laid out rather then the story line. Just trying to feel my way around this whole... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:14:32 EST Monday...Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766908 Yep it's back. Like a bad penny, a cold you can't get rid of, Monday is back! Not a lot went on over the weekend. Did some grocery shopping, housework, some writing. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Eating wasn't the best. We had Rolling Smoke BBQ for dinner on Sat (no lunch though), then steak on Sunday (again...no lunch). I did over do it on wafer cookies. But their all gone (well...mine are hubby has a bunch but they are for his lunch). I'm back in the gym starting today. I really think the brea... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:37:59 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765116 Friday at last. For some strange reason I'm not as up about that fact as I normally am. 30 more mins and I can head home from work, but then I have worry about what to fix for dinner. Since he's been going though this whole work issues thing, hubby has became a picky eater. He never was before (oh there are some things I know he won't eat). And he waits until I get something half way done to bitch about it. Grrrrrrrrrrr!!! I'll deal with it. I just hope the job things works out soon. <em>101... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:44:19 EST It's Thursday Sliding Into TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764471 We're on the downward slide to TGIF people! WHOOT WHOOT!!!! I've been working my cute butt off at work and on my book at lunch. So as of now I don't have a lot to say. I'll try to recap what I do have. <BR> <BR> All the drama at work yesterday has worked it self out. Which is good because I was one pissed off puppy yesterday. All I can say is DO NOT attempt to throw ME under the bus! I'll jump in that sucker and roll right over the top of you! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Chapter 7 of my book... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:45:15 EST Shorty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763991 Yep...was busy writing tonight so this is going to be a short one. <BR> <BR> I got chapter 7 started. Only about 550 words though. I skipped my workout again today. Hubby dropped his cell phone and cracked the Zagg glass screen protector. We'll see about getting that fixed this week end. It's got a lifetime warranty on it. <BR> <BR> Eating had been mah! But I've been feeling a tad "off" all week. <BR> <BR> OK I guess I'll head off to bed...night all! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:42:20 EST Lat Night Blog Part Deux http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763299 Long day today. We had an all dat workshop/class at work. It went from 8 AM until about 4 PM. It wasn't bad and they gave us free lunch (pasta, salad, garlic bread, and cookies) so this wasn't a good day for me eating wise. Plus no workout (they cut our lunch by 30 mins!) <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> On the book front..chapter 6 is DONE! Although it took me by surprise, this chapter turned out a bit darker then I thought it would. Almost strayed into the 50 Shades realm, but pulled it back from... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:45:09 EST Late Night Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762586 Well today was interesting. I received an e-mail from a producer at HuffPost Live, the online live part of The Huffington Post. They are doing a segment tomorrow about Facebook becoming a battlefield when it comes to discussing political and other personal beliefs. She said they would like someone in the discussion who enjoys sharing that stuff on social media. She asked if I was available to do the segment with them. She's seen a Sparkpeople blog I had written in 2012 about this very thing.... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:50:50 EST OH TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760621 Yep..it's TGIF people!!! Shake your booty!! Shout it to the sky! We LOVE TGIF!!! <BR> <BR> Okkkkkkkkkk.....that just about depleted any energy I had left. On to more mundane things. The Egg thing blew over yesterday. I stressed myself out thinking about it while driving home (and driving home after work is stressful itself!) but everything was OK when I got home. So today everything is hunky dory again. MEN! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> For this being a TGIF there's not a lot happening. I'm g... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:29:23 EST It's All About The Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759792 You know sometimes, when you're in a relationship, you find yourself getting pissy about the dumbest things. Take this morning for instance, hubby like hard boiled eggs in his lunch. We buy a package of 6, already boiled. That means by Thursday he's out of eggs (hubby works 4 - 10's) so he'll have eggs on Thursday. Well...he mentioned it to me last night and I said I'd take care of it. I got busy (book writing) and it got late. So I was up at 4 AM boiling him eggs. He leaves the house between... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:24:54 EST Happy *Burp* Hump Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759137 Well that went well! Today was the Breakfast Potluck at work. I made two French Toast casseroles to take. One was Hawaiian Sweet Bread and the other Cinna Bon Cinnamon bread. They both are gone! The dishes are empty! Some people had seconds of it. I'm so thrilled! I'd never made one before. Here's what it looked like just out of the oven last night, all fluffy and good. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l99256927.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning it wasn't as fluffy as... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:52:24 EST And It's Tuesdayyyyyyyyyy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758450 And I'm wishing it was Friday. Of course I'm always wishing the weekdays were all Fridays. I keep telling myself..only 6 more yrs and I can retire, but those 6 yrs seem a LONG WAY off. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So I finished Chapter 5 of my book last night. I've sent it to my beta readers. I'll start on Chapter 6 tonight. The chapter turned out bigger then the first 4, but I guess that's OK. I mostly like what I've done so far. I have a qualms about chapter 5, I'll see if my beta readers pick... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:08:02 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757977 Is it me or do Monday's come around too fast? I had an OK weekend. I did the laundry on Sat because we left the grocery shopping until Sunday. We did a bit of shopping on Sat, got my car washed (it rained Sun day and today! <em>234</em> ). Then Sunday we got up at 4"30 AM so hubby could make a 5:15 AM blood draw. Man I was beat! I'd watched Divergent Sat night and didn't get to bed until 11. After the blood thing he did buy me breakfast. Then shopping then home so he could watch NASCAR. Boy... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:04:03 EST After The Hurricane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755912 Thank You everyone who kept my in laws in your thoughts and Prayers! MIL and SIL made it though the hurricane last night OK. They don't have power, water, or the land line (phone). But SIL does have her cell phone and they have bottled water. But SIL got up this morning and found all the buckets of water she'd filled up yesterday empty. It seems that my MIL (she's has trouble remembering things) woke up before SIL and didn't know remember what the buckets were for and dumped all the water out... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 18:40:45 EST Praying For Hawaii http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755287 I'm keeping Hawaii in my Prayers today. Hurricane Iselle is making landfall on the east side of the Big Island tonight. My MIL and SIL as well as many friends are at the center of the bulls-eye. I've talked to mu SIL today, she was filling all the containers they had with water as it looks like they could loose water service if/when the power goes out. Mom and Peggy (SIL) are going to ride out the storm at home. The house is built out of big boulders, but hubby and I worried about the big pl... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:52:47 EST Soup....Soup...Soup Everywhere! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754587 Hubby did cook dinner last night. I went home to two HUGE pots of Portuguese Bean Soup. He did all the prep work, cooked it (Pressure Cooker), then left it for me to take all the big chucks of Portuguese sausage, ham hocks, soup bone (with meat in it), and short ribs and cut them into bite sized pieces. He even loaded the dishwasher and ran it. Yep ladies, he's a keeper! However..he also left a second load of dished in the sink....they filled BOTH sides of the sink. <em>246</em> After dinn... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:30:59 EST Turmoil Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753831 Yep..it's that time again, when turmoil and rumors run rampart at work. This time about shutting down and selling the building I work in. Moving everything to Reno. I'm not how they expect us to get any work done when all everyone can do is run around trying to get the latest rumor info. All I want is to stay in my job for 6 more years, then I can retire! Or win the lottery, yeah that would work too! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Writing is going good. Eating was good yesterday (right at the top... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 18:48:45 EST It Was A Dark And Stormy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753132 Parts of it were anyway. I didn't go to work on Friday, my tummy still didn't feel right. Besides I'm 59 yrs old, I've worked for almost 40 yrs, if I want to take a sick day well then dammit...I will! <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> And just because hubby was home too...I ended up Friday afternoon staining the cabinets for the trailer we had bought. I did get some writing done, and it does work better in the living room then in the computer room. In fact I got chapter 3 done and started on chapte... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 19:41:05 EST Oh Please Let This Week Be Over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750589 I'm so ready for this week to be over. It's been a long, slow slide to Friday. The only time the time has gone too fast is at night, when I'm trying to write. Then it speeds right along and it's midnight before I know it. I have to force myself to go to bed. Then I'm back up at 4 AM with hubby. Of course I do go back to bed when he leaves for work at 4:30. I don't have to be up to get ready for work until 6:30. I figure I get a good two hrs more sleep. Of course I also seem to hit the snooze... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:25:58 EST Nothing But..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749886 Unbearable slowness today! The slow slide into the weekend continues. I swear the most exciting part of my days this week (other then seeing my hubby of course) has been being able to get some writing done at night. And even then O kind of got stalled on a point in chapter 2. I decide to move on to what I had started for chapter 3, but I keep coming back to 2. I think I have a fix, but we'll see. This writing stuff is hard people! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I decide to try to put some poems I ... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:46:05 EST And It's Tuesdayyyyyyyyyy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749137 Man..is it me or does this week seem to be going slow? Or maybe it's just my work day that's dragging. I know the time seemed to fly by last night as I worked on my book. Three hours had passed before I knew it. I'm still not sure if I'm 100 % happy with chapter two. But I'll leave it and move on to chapter 3. I do know one thing that has surprised me in doing this and that's I'm somewhat of a prude (yep Calen..even with all the paranormal romance I read!). There are just some words I have tr... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:53:12 EST Weekend Odds And Ends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748458 This is my standard Monday weekend update blog. So grab a seat and her we gooooooooo!!! <BR> <BR> Friday night I was going to make these ribs we bought for dinner but they took an hour to cook, and since I don't get home until almost 6 from work, there was no way I was going to cook them. Good thing I had some chicken cacciatore in the freezer. We'd made a bit batch the week before. I tossed together a small bowl of tater salad, added a slice of garlic bread for each of us..and we had dinner... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:15:13 EST How We See Ourselves vs How Others See Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746535 This was going to be a typical Friday blog. Filled all the leftovers from my week. The things I wanted to blog about but forgot to add each day. Then I saw this on my Facebook page and decide this was more important to share and blog about. The first two sentences in this blog are me.They are the first thoughts that go though my mind when seeing a picture of myself. Here's the link to the blog. I cried a bit while reading it. <BR> <BR> "Exposed by My Children for What I Really Look Like" ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:33:45 EST Dragon Fruit Cupcakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745891 A co-worker's GF made cupcakes with Dragon fruit. I'll admit to hearing about Dragon fruit, but I have no idea what it taste's like, what the health bennies are, or even if there are any. So I did what everyone whit these burning questions would do...I Goggled it! And here is a link with some basic info about it. And nope...I didn't have one. Somehow I think Dragon fruit is slight LESS healthy when surround and used in a cupcake. <em>475</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/201... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:15:43 EST Weak....I'm SO Weak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745187 I came into work this morning and there it set on my desk, mocking me. A gallon Ziploc baggie full of homemade Puff caramel corn. I could feel my willpower wilting under the glare of those golden, caramely puffed kernels. I knew who was responsible for this heinous act..my boss's wife, my friend Kellie. Oh I'm sure she didn't mean to hack my good intentions for today to pieces. So I went to my boss's office and told him to tell her thank you. Then came back to my desk and ate a third of it. T... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:13:14 EST And So It Goes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744437 Well..it's not Monday any more. But then I suppose you really don't need me to tell you that right? <em>246</em> And much like yesterday (the infamous Monday) not a lot if going on today here. I'm keeping my head down working my cute butt off. Both in my cube and the gym. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Last week at work we had our 2nd annual Summer Sizzle. It's a campus wide celebration of us as employees, summer, and that we still have jobs! OK..that last one is my addition to the list..not ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:36:30 EST