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/ Climbing Back On The Wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460014 Life got away from me and I lost track of my journey to a healthier me. I stopped tracking anything. A lot has happened since I was last here. So here is a fast update. That book I was writing, the one I was posting chapters of here? I published in Oct. 2016. Santa Baby is on all seller sites. Now I'm working on the sequel. As of now it's called Polar Shift. I don't have a release date for it yet. In July of last year I was unexpectedly laid of my job of 16 years. Yeah, that was a shocker! ... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 19:57:19 EST Hump Day! And Chapter 15 (Yesterday's Was Chapter 14) Of Santa Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989773 So yesterday was a GOOD day. I was within my calorie range and I did 60 mins on the treadmill. <em>334</em> Today will be stretchy in the eating dept. We're doing a Koi rescue this evening. A guy hubby works with died and his koi need a new home. So we're taking them. <em>14</em> <BR> <BR> OK..here is Santa Baby chapter 14. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Chris brought his snowmobile to a stop next to Olson’s machine. Climbing off, he walked to where the big man waited for him. They were just out... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 18:22:52 EST Sneaking Back And Santa Baby Chapter 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989013 I'm still off track with both eating and working out. I'm so not happy with myself about that. I am, however, making some progress on at least one of my WIP. <BR> <BR> And on that note, here is Chapter 14 of Santa Baby! <BR> <BR> Chapter 14 <BR> <BR> “The Doc believes they were poisoned in some way. Most have shifted into their animal form for healing.” <BR> <BR> Chris looked speechless! “Poisoned? Are you fu*king kidding me?” he hissed in a strangled voice. He ran his hands through his... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 18:50:40 EST Update And Santa Baby Chapter 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968660 So...the diet thing isn't going so well. I've couching and hacking for weeks. Finally went to the Dr. and I have bronchitis. I just took my last antibiotic and hope to get back in the gym on Monday. So eating has been a mess. I always eat more when I'm sick. <BR> <BR> Weight went up but I'm trying to restart the weight loss thing. I'm out of the habit of logging and blogging (at least blogging here) So I need to restart that too. It's all about accountability. <BR> <BR> I have been working... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:20:18 EST Santa Baby Chapter 12 - Been Busy Writing And Working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962340 I know it's been like forever since I've posted a blog. I've just so busy with life, work, and writing! I'm all the way to chapter 15 now in Santa Baby. And it's getting good! So without further ado...I give you the next chapter. <BR> <BR> Chapter 12 <BR> <BR> Dressed in an oversized t-shirt and silk panties, Jamie stood looking out of the small window in her bedroom, her hands wrapped around a mug of lukewarm cocoa. Yesterday had been so unreal and yet, she believed everything Kandy had t... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:00:40 EST Santa Baby Chapter 11 (Frist Draft) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947387 Wiping the tears of laughter from her eyes Jamie looked across the table at her best friend. Elbows on the table, hands over her face Kandy was still laughing at the image Jamie's question evoked. Uncovering her face, she sucked in a gulp of air trying stop her mirth and get the conversation back to where it needed to be. <BR> <BR> "So...so...that's a no to...to you getting frisky with Rudy the...the reindeer?" Jamie gasped out around her laughter. Kandy lost it again. The image of her mate... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:41:05 EST TGIF!! And Sanat Baby Chapter Ten http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944151 Happy TGIF! Not a lot going on. I did get chapter 10 of Santa Baby done. So without further ado...here it is! <BR> <BR> Chris stood in front of the open vault door in his office at North Pole, Inc. His hands were fisted at his sides, a scowl on his face. His eyes were narrowed on the now empty spot where The Lists had been kept. Behind him, Alabaster and Rudy stood quietly waiting for him to speak. <BR> <BR> ‘Was anything else taken?” Chris asked his voice taut with suppressed anger. The l... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:11:43 EST Santa Baby - Chapter 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943096 So I sliced a bit of one of my pinkie finger last night. Took off a nice little patch. It bled like I'd cut a vain. After I plastered it with 4 or 5 band aids, I was able to go to bed. But boy did the bathroom look like a CSI episode. It was still weeping a bit of blood this morning. I didn't workout as I didn't want it to start pumping out lots of blood. Yeah I know...weak reason to skip it! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> here's chapter 9 of Santa Baby. Remember that this is in a first draft sta... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:40:59 EST Story Link - Just Can't Do It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939231 I was going to post a link to the first 4 chapters of one of my paranormal romance WIPs. I have them posted at my writers blog. But the it's kind of adult (strong language and adult content). I chickened out of posting the link here. So if anyone wants to read it they can go to my main blog page and then the My Stories page. Click on the Incubus MC: Demon link there. <BR> <BR> Freeing My Muse link: <link>wp.me/5s136 </link> <BR> <BR> Have a happy Hump Day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 19:25:10 EST Another Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938020 It's Monday again. You all know how I feel about Mondays. And it's hot. Not as hot as yesterday was (it was like 110!) it's only 94 here and partly cloudy. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> We worked outside all day Saturday but Sunday we stayed inside (see note above about 110!). So was able to get some rewriting done on my main WIP. I'm going to start chapter 18 over, I'm not happy with it. And I'm hoping for some feedback on chapter 17. Once I get the past chapters cleaned up a bit I'm going to t... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 17:43:56 EST Santa Baby Chapter 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935827 I really don't have much to blog about. So here is chapter 8 of my Santa Baby WIP. <BR> <BR> The door to Rudy’s Diner opened on a gust of freezing wind. What could be seen of the street outside was shrouded in a white fog. A fog that had moved in five days ago and didn't seem to want to leave. It made the diner feel isolated even from the town that was Mistletoe, Alaska. And Mistletoe was already isolated from the rest of the world, setting so far north of the arctic circle. <BR> <B... Thu, 28 May 2015 17:09:07 EST Rolling In The Sh*t http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927677 You know...I'd really like to make it though just one week at work without rumors of layoffs, closures, sell offs percolating though our campus. All they do is cause everyone to be upset. Although the one today doesn't appear to me rumor. Looks like the new powers that be are going to try to sell off the campus I work at. They say it's too big. And it is, it's never been any where near being full. But they could have said if we are moving to a new place or if they are planning on getting rid ... Wed, 13 May 2015 19:50:20 EST Short One and Santa Baby Chapter 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927105 Not a whole lot to blog about. Our new trees are in, the new robo vac is doing a great job,kitties had their nails trimmed and that about sums up our weekend! <BR> <BR> Work is work. Enough said there. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to do at least 500 words a day on my writing. So far so good! <BR> <BR> Working on my at home eating. Did my work out today but skipped it yesterday (HRM watch died, so I went to Wally to get a new one at lunch). So far this week (yeah I know it's only been one day) I'... Tue, 12 May 2015 18:40:42 EST One More Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924415 Yup...one more day until the weekend. I hope Friday flies by! So I didn't get a blog posted yesterday. I just ran out of time. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I had to stop at the local Wally to get some shredded lettuce for tacos. Hubby can't have tacos without it. It was OK. I had to pick up a Rx anyway. But the tacos were good! I had two but then got a salt craving later in the evening. So I had 4 (yeah I know..that's a lot but on the other hand I didn't eat all 8 of them) Oscar Mayer Chili Che... Thu, 7 May 2015 18:29:26 EST Not So Bad and Santa Baby Chapter Six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923243 Last night wasn't too bad in the eating dept. I was just under my top calorie count. And NO after dinner snacking. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I did my 60 mins in the gym today at lunch. I'm hoping to get my 10,000 steps in for today. <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> The robo vac did a great job yesterday while we were at work. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> OK...I really don't have a lot today. So I'm going to end this now. I am adding Chapter 6 of Santa Baby. Remember...this is a first draft of thi... Tue, 5 May 2015 19:34:50 EST Did Ya Miss me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922621 After a really crappy April (of my own making), I'm back to SP. I just went though kind of "I'm SO over all of this dieting crap" stage. I really didn't gain any more weight but I didn't lose any either. The same few pounds just came and went over the month. I'm ready to get back to it and get back on track. As soon as I find the dayum track (OK...so I have found it and it's a rust POS that I need shine up!). <BR> <BR> A few notes form my month away from here: <BR> <BR> I'm still writing. ... Mon, 4 May 2015 19:29:12 EST 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