RAINEMARIE214's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAINEMARIE214 RAINEMARIE214'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/ I'm still around... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739476 It's been a really busy time in my life lately. I'm still studying for the bar exam (which is 2 weeks from today!) and working and trying to get myself ready for my move in 2 months. So much going on! <BR> <BR> Over 4th of July Weekend, we had a 4 day weekend here at work, which was nice. I did some running, quilting, and studying, but by Monday I was pretty bored with myself. I think that was too much time off just hanging out at my house alone. I did have dinner with my new co-worker ... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:32:12 EST It's almost the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731277 Hooray! I have a 4 day weekend this week, starting tomorrow, but really starting this afternoon since I am leaving work early!! I finally called a local lawn care company yesterday and they are coming to my house between 1-3pm to do a free consultation/evaluation of my lawn! I am REALLY hoping they can do something to it, even if it means ripping it all up, laying some soil and grass seed. I just want to cry everytime I look out my window, let alone walk into the backyard! I dont need my... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:39:09 EST July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729815 It's July! Which means 3 months from now I will officially be off active duty! Hooray! Still so much to do between now and then. I am planning to either Reserves or Air National Guard, and I have an interview next week for an Air National Guard position in Atlantic City - it is just a normal Guard position - the whole one weekend a month deal. But it's extra income and as much as the Air Force frustrates me, I dont want to leave it completely. I just need to not be doing it full-time an... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:56:56 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727015 I am so glad it is Friday. I have been absolutely exhausted all week long. It started on Monday when I had to be up early to take my mom to the airport and then spend all day in court. I barely slept that night anyway. I went to bed early on Monday night but still felt exhausted all day on Tuesday, and thats pretty much how its been all week. I had to get back to studying agian (missed days because of rehearsal and recital) but I am still trying to get bed by 10pm at the latest in order ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:11:11 EST Hello Again :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725596 I definitely have not been blogging much lately, but things have continued to be pretty busy and I think they will continue that way for a while becuase there is so much to do!! <BR> <BR> Last weekend was my dance recital weekend, which meant it was a crazy week! On Tuesday I had my last tap class in the evening which was sad. Then on Wednesday evening I had regular rehearsal at the high school theater we would be performing in. I didnt get home until after 10 that night! Then on Thursda... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:53:28 EST It's Official!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724888 This morning I found out that my application to separate from the Air Force was approved!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I will be separating on September 30 of this year and then I will be moving back to New Jersey! So, so happy! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:48:50 EST Happy Friday the 13th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717200 How's everyone's week been?! I've been struggling to get through the week. Work isnt too busy this week, but I feel like I am starting to mentally check out these days. I learned this morning that it will likely take 2 more weeks to finish processing my separation application, mostly because there is a backlog at the HQ personnel center. But 2 weeks is less than the 4 weeks I was initially told to expect, so that is good! In the meantime, I've been working on my resume and cover letters.... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:40:38 EST Weekend Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714124 Back from another weekend. Hope you all had a great one! <BR> <BR> On Friday I was living high on cloud 9, knowing that my commander approved my separation. It still had 2 more levels to go through and when I went home for the day there had been no movement on my application. I resisted the urge to check all weekend, but when I got to work this morning I immediately checked and the next level commander also approved my separation! Woohoo! Right now it is at my base personnel office to ch... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:15:45 EST More Updates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712057 I keep meaning to get a blog in but I've been pretty busy and lots have been going on at work recently. <BR> <BR> Last weekend I took a 3 day weekend and it was really relaxing! On Friday I went for a short 3 mile run and then ran errands at my work, including submitting my separation application! I also finished a baby quilt for a friend and watched a movie. It was a really relaxing day/night that I really needed! <BR> <BR> On Saturday I ran 9 miles in the morning. I took the running... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 11:38:17 EST Quick Update on My Work Situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708160 Hi everyone! Sorry I havent been around much lately - I am trying to get settled back now that I am done travelling for a while. I took Friday off and enjoyed a really relaxing day. I took a 3 mile run, ran some errands, finished a baby quilt for a friend, and baked cookies. I really needed the time off. <BR> <BR> But I really came to update on my work situation. First, thanks so much for all of the kind words and support. It means a lot! After I posted my last blog, the JAG Corps ann... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:36:20 EST May was a Crazy Month!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705167 Wow it's been a long time since I wrote anything! This month has been CRAZY and I have a lot to write about, so I am warning you now that this is pretty long and really all over the place! <BR> <BR> Probably the biggest thing going on right now is that my job is essentially up in the air! No, I didnt do anything wrong, but some crazy things are happening in the Air Force right now! Back in December, the Air Force announced that they would be going through a large reduction in force, and t... Wed, 28 May 2014 11:17:36 EST well, at least it is Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689766 My allergies seem to be subsiding a bit, probably because I sucked it up and started taking a decongestant, too. For the first time in a week, I didnt walk outside and feel like I was hit by a brick wall of allergens! I'm still feeling the allergies, just not as badly. So that is good. Because last night I was absolutely miserable, sitting in my room in the dark becuase my head was pounding! And I skipped my dance classes last night. I dont think I possibly could have handled loud music... Wed, 7 May 2014 11:56:11 EST Work = Drama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688151 Ugh last week there was so much drama, especially on Friday! I got an email around 3pm that caused me to almost explode, and I decided I could either respond and get myself in some sort of trouble, or I could just leave. So I left and went home. And then I ran some errands and picked up dinner and tried not to be so stressed about it, but I was. All freakin weekend I was stressing about stupid work drama! Blech. :( <BR> <BR> My allergies have been killer and I woke up both Friday and ... Mon, 5 May 2014 15:21:55 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685707 Even though it was a short work week for me since I was out of town on Friday (or, well, flying back into Colorado I suppose), it still seemed like a really long week. I think because it felt like I was putting out fires all week long at work. So many new clients, lots of issues, and some chaos at the Academy. *sigh* 13 more months. 13 more months. That is one of my new mantras. <BR> <BR> Looking back, the month of April was pretty decent. Ok, I didnt eat fantastically, but I did cook... Fri, 2 May 2014 11:13:07 EST Oh, it's May! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684907 This year continues to fly by and we're now into May! If only the weather in Colorado would catch up. It snowed on my home from dance class on Tuesday night, and we had a freezing warning last night! I still havent even turned my heat off! But it looks like it will be in the 70s this weekend, so that should be nice. Soon, it will be forest fire season again... <BR> <BR> So, since I've been back from my NJ trip, I've been feeling really down. Went to therapy on Tuesday morning and that ... Thu, 1 May 2014 12:17:00 EST Asbury Park Half Marathon! (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683294 This past weekend, while visiting my parents in NJ, I ran the Asbury Park Half Marathon! I was so very excited to run this race for quite a few reasons. First, running at sea level is 1000x times better than running at 6000 ft above sea level! Where I live in Colorado, we are that far up, and it makes breathing hard. I love every chance I get to run at sea level so that I can actually breathe! Second, I love the Jersey Shore, and this race was right along Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ,... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:33:31 EST Woohoo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678011 So exciting news!! <BR> <BR> This morning was my Air Force PT test. It has been a year since the last one and I truly had not prepared much for this one. I was hoping for a 90 or above, since I've always scored over a 90 and becuase if you get over a 90 you only have to test once per year instead of twice. But I wasnt expecting too much. I've been more focused on half marathon training than anything else. And training for a half marathon is different from training to run a timed 1.5 mil... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:17:45 EST Rough Holiday Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677028 It was rough :( It really started on Friday. I was stressing about what to eat because it was Good Friday and so I shouldnt eat meat, but I planned to run on Saturday so I needed to eat something substantial. I hadnt really figured it out at all, and then had a long client meeting. It was my first time meeting this client and it was difficult. Sometimes client meetings go well and sometimes they mess me up real bad - just the emotions and the way the client acts and responds to questions... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:33:36 EST Weekend Recap w/ Pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672057 Back from another weekend - I can honestly say that this one was super relaxing, and much needed :) <BR> <BR> I left work a little early on Friday because we didnt have much going on. I was going to go to the gym, but since I had a long run scheduled the next day and had worked out M-Th and was a bit hesitant about my knees, I decided that I would take Friday as a rest day to give my knee a break before the long run. I think that was a good idea. I mostly just caught up on my DVR on Frida... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:33:16 EST yup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668958 Just wanted to pop in real quick and post an update on my knee. I decided to do an easy 2 mile run yesterday since my knee seemed to be doing better, and I wanted to see how it would hold up. I thought I had packed my knee brace in my gym bag, but I didnt. I did pack my Garmin, though, and since it was 75 degrees out (!!!) I decided to run outside :) I planned to run at an easy pace so as not to push myself. I ended up running at my half marathon pace (10:30 min/mile) without even trying... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:53:56 EST The week is slowly moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668209 Anyone else feel as if the week is dragging by? I havent got much to do at work this week. I made a to-do list and then felt saddened by the lack of things on the list - mostly phone calls for status updates on cases. Which means lots of free time. Blah. Made myself sad yesterday reading old blogs from last year since most of them talk about things J and I did together. Silly me for reading them. I like to occassionally look back and see where I was and what I was doing a year or more ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:58:50 EST Knee is improving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667295 I am happy to report that my knee is feeling better! Its about 75%, and that is making me feel good. I wore my large patella-femoral knee brace to work yesterday just to help prevent my knee from getting stuck in a bent leg position while sitting at my desk, and I made sure to get up every hour and walk around. When I got to work it hurt to walk up the stairs, but by the end of the day, the stairs were no problem! I went to the gym after work and did 45 minutes on the recumbent bike. I r... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:56:31 EST Back from a long weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666445 I took Friday off work and it was nice to have a day to myself :) I got up around 8am, ate breakfast, and then worked on cleaning my house a bit. Vacuumed, but realized my vacuum wasnt actually working :( washed the floors, dusted (I never dust!), scrubbed the kitchen counters, emptied the frig and freezer of old foods. It was productive. Then I went to walmart to pick up a new vacuum. I really needed to get one for a while now - the old seemed to work just ok, but on Friday it wasnt pi... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:20:31 EST Today is my Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663669 I took tomorrow off, and I am so excited to have a day to myself --- to clean my house haha. I plan on running first thing in the morning, and the rest of the day cleaning becuase I feel like my house is a mess. And then I can relax all weekend :) <BR> <BR> Last night I hooked up my new Roku Streaming Stick! It's this little device that you plug into your tv's HDMI port, and it wirelessly connects to your internet, and then you can watch tons of different channels like netflix, amazon ins... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:11:13 EST April is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662616 This year is just flying by already! I didnt do my monthly goals yesterday, but I am here to do that now - sorry no recap from March - March was pretty hectic and ridiculous and I was sick with a bad head cold. The end. <BR> <BR> Ok, goals. I actually dont want to set too many crazy ridiculous goals this month. It's my last month before I officially start marathon training! Yikes! I have one half marathon scheduled at the end of this month while I am visiting family in NJ and I am exci... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:09:20 EST Back in town again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661632 Blech. It's been a rough week and a half. :/ Let's see. <BR> <BR> Last Sunday, the 23 of March, I did a 9 mile run after not running for about 2 weeks. It wasnt a bad run, but I was so ridiculously sore afterwards. My hips were so sore to the touch that they actually felt bruised! I definitely broke out the foam roller after that one! Also, it was a rough day becuase my mom was emotionally off-the-wall and I had to talk to her, my dad, and my brother to try and figure out what was goi... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:31:14 EST Feel better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653152 Woohoo! I am finally starting to feel better! I was not feeling so great yesterday afternoon and made the decision to just stay home from dance class and let my body rest, and I think that really helped. I also spent at least 30 minutes straight blowing my nose - no lie. But I could finally breathe. I am still congested, but in better spirits, breathing out of my nose! I am also not feeling exhausted today. Guess resting helped a ton. <BR> <BR> There was so drama at work yesterday, so... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:13:58 EST Willing Myself to Feel Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652382 I attempted to blog a little earlier today, but when I went to post the internet died. It has since come back to life, so I'm back to write again. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty exhausted. I know my body must be really run down right now and that is why this cold wont seem to go away. I slept 10 hours on Monday night, 12 hours on Tuesday night, and 12 hours last night, but I am still exhausted. My whole body feels tired, and I know it is becuase it is fighting off this cold. I am feeling better... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:55:31 EST sick again :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650661 I feel like I have been constantly on/off sick since September. And I am sick again. I was fine on Friday, and then I woke up in the middle of the night into Saturday feeling sick - like my head was congested and I was coughing and my throat hurt. Went back to sleep, deciding not to run my race Saturday morning, and woke up still sick. Spent all day lying on my couch, except when I had to go to a work meeting for about an hour and a half. Woke up Sunday feeling even worse - like someone h... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:28:40 EST Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647092 Wasnt sure whether I would blog today or not, but I like the daily writing, so here I am. Not too much to say. Work is quiet today - since I have a hearing next week and have to work over the weekend (just some trial prep meetings for my client), I will enjoy the quiet time now! <BR> <BR> Didnt end up getting in a workout last night, but I did accomplish some stuff around my house, so I think it's a fair trade. Plus, my shins were sore and today they are not. I did get to have a phone da... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:50:50 EST Another Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646355 What a day yesterday was. <BR> <BR> No lie, I was super frustrated yesterday. Work has been getting to me. I've been really frustrated with leadership. I was so ready to go home yesterday at 4:30pm and as I was packing my back pack up, my phone rang so I had to stay and talk on the phone. By the time I got out of here it wa after 5pm and I had dance class at 6pm! I made a not so healthy, but quick, food choice and barely made it to class on time. I have to admit, with daylight savings ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:12:05 EST So cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645293 It's actually about 45 degrees outside, but in my office I am freezing!! The temps are going to go down today, after two days in the 60s, and we are expecting snow later today. It's so cold in my office that typing makes my hands cold and hurt! Not sure what is going on in here? <BR> <BR> If you hadnt noticed, I've been feeling really down lately. My headaches arent helping, but I think they may be allergies, so I am going to run out and get some allergy medicine later and see if that he... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:24:20 EST Weekend recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644354 Friday towards the end of the work day it was snowing pretty hard, but I couldnt leave early because I still had one more meeting to attend. Luckily it went by quickly, but after it was over, I got back to my office and had a voice mail that upset me. Apparently a commander of one of my client's was upset about an update I gave my client because it wasnt good news, and he thought I could have handled it better? Um... was I supposed to lie and not tell him the bad news? Its not like the AF... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:48 EST Fridayyyyy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642117 Just gotta get through today, and then it's the weekend! This week has been rough. I made it through yesterday, and even went to my jazz dance class. I had missed a lot from the week before, but I got all caught up. Our dance is seriously intense, and I am sore all over today. Such a good full body workout! Unfortunately, I just didnt sleep well last night. I thought about taking a lavendar bubble bath last night, but I didnt want to go through the effort of drawing the bath - I think ... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:27:26 EST This week needs to be over.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641363 Ugh such a busy week. I've had busy weeks before, but I think the driving is taking a toll on me. I also havent had so many meetings in one week, in possibly forever! Fortunately, my meetings at the Academy are done for this week, and so far I only have one scheduled there next week. I did have a meeting this morning, and I still have two more tomorrow, so this crazy week is not over yet. But I think I am going to take this afternoon to really try and clean up my office a bit. The piles... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 12:22:54 EST Wednesday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640370 I want to say that I feel like this week is going by fast, but I know that it is just because I've been really busy with work meetings! I even woke up this morning thinking that it was Tuesday. I dont think that's happened before - waking up thinking it was the day before - usually I wake up and think it is the next day. Hopefully this means the rest of the week will go by fast. I have another meeting this afternoon at the Air Force Academy, and then tomorrow I will be meeting-free before... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 11:41:53 EST Busy but Excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639514 So yesterday my meeting went well - one day down, 4 more crazy days to go! So busy this week. But I bought a new notebook to keep track of my to-do lists this past weekend, and I already feel much more organized using it. After this week of craziness, I do need to sit down and organize my office a bit, but that will have to wait for now. <BR> <BR> When I got home last night I had the worst sinus headache, again. So I guess it cant really be the worst. But seriously, what gives? Why do ... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:22:15 EST Weekend Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638532 I was going to dedicate a blog to recapping my February goals in more detail, but I've thought about it and decided that last week's blurb was enough for me. I only really like to recap for accountability and to be able to look back in the future. <BR> <BR> Ok on to the weekend recap. Friday I left work a bit early and went to the gym and got in a 3 mile run. It wasnt the greatest run. I feel like after running at sea level, coming back here running was hard with the breathing in the alt... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:03:10 EST Friday and the End of February! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636037 That short month went by quick! It was filled with some stress, some sickness, a vacation, and more stress. Oh and my 31st birthday. Ah fun times. Kinda glad it's over, though! I'll do a more detailed monthly recap blog next week but overall it wasnt too bad. I didnt get in all of my runs, or do any ST or Yoga, but I did manage to beat both of my goals for the half marathon! I did a bunch of crafting and reading this month, too. Sounds like a win :) <BR> <BR> I'm ready to set goals f... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:41:57 EST Just some random thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635288 I dont know what happened but I was absolutely exhausted yesterday - post-vacation tiredness maybe? I dont know. I was practically asleep at my desk in the afternoon, and I was in bed at 7:30pm last night! I couldnt even keep my eyes open to read my book, and its a good book, too! I guess I really needed the sleep. I had planned to run a short 2-3 miles yesterday, but that didnt happen, and probably for the better anyway! <BR> <BR> Trying to get caught up on work - its hard when I call ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:54:55 EST Disney Princess Half Marathon 2014 (with pics!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634422 Hello! Back from vacation. It was....difficult. I guess that is the best word to describe, and you'll understand why as I explain how the vacation went... <BR> <BR> Thursday after leaving work, I rushed home to eat dinner and change, drop my dog off at boarding, and then go to dance class. I wasnt really in the best of moods - I was feeling sad for no apparent reason - dance helped, but I still felt sad when I got home. I finished packing and cleaned up my house a bit, and got a few hou... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:47:34 EST Almost Vacation Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629195 Just have to get through a few more hours of work and then I will be on leave until Wednesday! Heading to Florida tomorrow morning! My flight leaves at 6am to Denver, and then around 7:30 I head to Orlando! I checked in online this morning and printed my boarding passes. I am ready! I am mostly packed, but I also made a list this morning of everything I could possible think of needing so that I dont forget anything! After work today, I will eat a quick dinner, pack up and take Buffy to ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:18:03 EST Mid-Month Check-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628251 I know - it's a few days after the middle of the month, but late is better than never, and this helps with accountability! <BR> <BR> So how am I doing on my February goals? <BR> <BR> Fitness Goals: <BR> * Run 3x per week - meh. I've been running 2x per week. I do need to add in an additional day of running, but work has been keeping me late, plus I was sick, etc. <BR> <BR> * ST 3x per week - nope. I havent STed at all. I really wish I didnt avoid it so much. I need to come up with a ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:07:37 EST Crafty Weekend With Pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627296 This past weekend was my birthday weekend, and I had a pretty low-key but enjoyable weekend. I did things that I wanted to and things that I enjoy, and to me, that is a great weekend! <BR> <BR> On Friday, I left work way early, and went to the gym to get in a birthday run. I had planned on doing 4 miles, but when I got to the gym I discovered that I never packed socks in my gym bag. So I ran 2 miles without socks, and that was so uncomfortable, so after 2 miles I threw in the towel and le... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:24:24 EST It's My Birthday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624003 I'm 31 years old today!!! <BR> <BR> I went to dance class last night and had a blast. After less than 6 months, I've really been able to open up with my classmates, and they have opened up to me! One of them even gave me a birthday present last night! It was a candle that smells like the ocean, and a bunch of chocolate. Yum! <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up to facebook and sparkpeople birthday messages. I've had a multitude of text messages, too. <BR> <BR> I got great news on a case t... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:18:26 EST Not So Sick Anymore... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623026 Phew! That sinus infection really took its toll on me! On Monday, I ended up leaving work after lunch and going home early. In the morning I had called to try to get an appointment at the on-base clinic, but there were, of course, no appointments available, and they told me a nurse would call me within 24 hours. Well, hey. I at least tried to see a doctor, right? The sinus pressure surrounding my right eye was so bad, that I was just keeping my eye closed! I did still do some work at h... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:42:33 EST Another Weekend Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620279 It wasnt the most exciting weekend, really... <BR> <BR> On Thursday night I went to dance class and had a really good time. I was starting to feel a little sniffly during the day, and I dont know. When I got home, I laid down to read for a little while, and when I got up to let my dog out, I felt really dizzy - like the room was spinning, and then my vision blurred. Not good. I also felt a lot of sinus pressure :( When I woke up Friday morning I felt the same way but worse. And the roo... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:49:10 EST so, so cold and some thoughts on sewing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616931 It was -14 on my way to work this morning! I am so over this frigid cold weather. My dog went out to do her business this morning and almost froze out there! She actually got stuck and I had to go and get her! Luckily, it looks like it will warm up into the teens today and by Saturday into the 40s. Of course, with the drastic weather change, I'll probably get sick. Actually, I am already sniffly today! I dont want to be sick for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Since it was so cold yesterday, I... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 13:06:57 EST Wednesday... and a January recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615814 Almost half way through the work week... It's been a really busy week, so at least it is somewhat moving along quickly. I am already looking forward to the weekend and the sewing expo on Saturday! <BR> <BR> Yesterday we ended up getting released from work early again because of the weather. It actually wasnt too bad when I left, but about an hour later it snowed pretty hard for about 2 hours. Probably another inch or two on the ground. My dance classes were not cancelled last night so I... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 10:54:40 EST Cranky Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614891 I woke up this morning and I was cranky. I've been sleeping through the night mostly, but I know that I've been having pretty upsetting dreams because I wake up feeling somewhat upset, vaguely remembering what I dreamt about, and my jaw hurts because I must have been clenching it while sleeping. *sigh* I am starting to feel the same aggression/frustration towards my job that I was feeling back in August when I started going to therapy... I know its just because work has picked up a lot rec... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:11:14 EST