Saturday, March 25, 2006

Finally "Friday"

So Saturday has come and this is the last day of our fund I'll be off tomorrow (YAY! *Faith dances around the computer with joy*). I'm totally bouncing off the walls. So if I can make it until 7 pm tonight, we'll be in good shape. Except for the fact that I've got church tomorrow so I really won't get much rest. *sigh* Good gravy....guess I'm all excited for nothing. Maybe next weekend I'll get a chance to rest. Until then, bring on my latest addiction....Hot Choco-Latte....chocolate and coffee, double the whammy!! No wonder I'm bouncing off the walls. Its going to take me at least a month to get back off of the caffeine...*SIGH* Funny, as I read back over what I have written so far, I'm not feeling much "saner" than the last time I was on here, so I think I'll leave now. Later.....

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Brain Dead

My insanity is no longer is now permanent and constant. We're now in've lost track...maybe four(?) of our fund drive here at work and I have almost forgotten what the "outside" looks like. I am so exhausted. When will this be over? I've gained at least five pounds from all the food thats been spread out, and I must confess that in my tired haze I have lost sight of why I quit caffeine back in November...eek. I fear that by the end of this fund drive I will once again be a caffeine addict. God help. Two cups of coffee this morning, which I NEVER drink coffee, and I still feel like I need toothpicks for my eyelids. I just am not doing well at these 12 and 14 hour days. Its dark when I come in and its dark when I leave. Dear God, I miss my life. How do people DO this? I am losing my mind.
So now this is totally blabbering about nothing of great importance (or that makes sense...even to me) AND I'm on a borrowed computer at this moment since I am in Studio B. And now the owner of this computer is ready to use it again, so if this is the last time you hear from me, you'll know that I didn't survive this torture....

Monday, March 20, 2006

Daily Muddle

I would say it was the daily "grind" but these days it seems more like a muddle. I don't do very well being this busy. I haven't even had time to visit my favorite scrapbook sites. I put in a 12 hour day (not including lunch) on Friday, then worked over the weekend to be ready for the beginning of our fund drive here this morning. And then today....up at four-thirty, left the house at five-forty-five, got here by six-twenty, and its been pretty much non-stop since. I'm hoping to get out of here before eight tonight, but we'll see. This is not my idea of an ideal life....are you kidding? WHAT life? I'm glad this is only for a week. I'd die if this were my regular routine...I guess I should feel sorry for KC since this is what he does every week. Oh my. I am such a whiner.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Role Reversal

I wonder how many times in life we actually experience role reversal and never realize it. When we're the one loaning money and never get repaid, then we turn around and forget to pay someone else back....when we're griping about coworkers that call in sick all the time for no good reason and then we cough and decide we'd feel better to stay home. How many times do we stop and think, hmmm....I'm wonder if they are feeling about me the way I felt about them...and I am rambling. Are you wondering where I'm going with this? Me, too. I think I'll just drop it.
Oh wait, I remembered where I was going, I think I just lost my way getting there. (that happens when you get old -- the forgetting thing -- I'm 23 now you know). Anyways, I walked a mile today, only Leanna couldn't go, so I talked my mother into walking with me. And role reversal...I was was me. Poor Leanna has to slow down for me, I had to slow down for mom. Ah well, at least we got outside.
Must get back to work now...or I'll be like those people I complain about that don't do any work around here.....LOL. Kidding...only kidding.

Monday, March 13, 2006

I'm A Genius!

So obviously I have figured out how to post photos now. It only took me forever to get there. For some reason I would upload and then type and suddenly...goodbye to the picture...then the upload process must be begun again. *sigh* I still don't know what I was doing, but for now, they're there...if they disappear by tomorrow, I didn't do it. =)
Anyways, so I'm still in recovery from my run with Leanna at lunch today. She nearly killed me today. I don't know what happened, we only ran a mile and a half and walked another mile. Maybe its because we did it in 35 minutes. Or maybe because it was warmer today than Friday. Or maybe it was both....all I know is it took forever for me to get oxygen back in my lungs properly and I still feel somewhat handicapped in that area. *deep breath* Ahhhh....but it was nice to get outside. Today we went around the lake and up and around the back of the a little different scenery and a few extra hills. I WILL (someday) be able to run a mile without stopping to pass out. That is my goal. That shouldn't be hard...right?

More pictures from Saturday

KC by the lake...the best-looking duck around, hands (and wings) down.

Yeah, that's me. KC can't handle me not being in at least a few pictures. I don't know why, I can handle it just fine!

A canadian goose on the lake. I love my 70-300mm lens! What a beauty close up!

These were taken on the campus of *a college*....some at the lake, and some on the steps behind the Administration building. These are just a few of the ones I got. I'll upload some more scenery ones later and take KC and myself out whenever I get the other ones edited and resized for the web.

We had a good time on Saturday, driving around, taking pictures, etc. It was nice to be able to spend some "quality" time together...seriously. =)

Sunday, March 12, 2006

A Morning Drive

This is a cool old house off of Hwy 64 that I drive by every day on my way to and from work. Every time I drive by I wonder who lived there and in my imagination, I try to picture it seventy or eighty years ago. Maybe when the road in front of it was just gravel, or an old one lane asphalt drive, and the windows still had all the panes in them. Who lived there? Was it a young woman like me, still pretty much a newlywed, were there kids sleeping in the loft? What was it like when the yard was being tended and the vines grown up around it now weren't there? What stories does that old house hold? We drive by now, at a glance, would you think someone had ever lived there? Today, we'd look at it and think, "no way, thats too small" but we're so spoiled. Maybe they were richer than we think!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Wimpy me

I am so exhausted. Leanna and I got our exercise in today. We ran together for about a mile, then I got my rollerblades out (thinking in my silly little mind that they would be less exhausting) and I bladed and she ran for another 2 miles. UNFORTUNATELY, its been three hours since we got back and I'm still hurting. LOL. It wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't for that one huge long hill on the other side of the loop. It almost killed me. It was WAY worse than running. I'd coast down the hill, race across the level .25 mile strip to get my speed up, and try to make it as far up the hill as possible before losing momentum. However, the hill is steep and a little over .25 mile long (and seemed like 3.25 miles long) and I only got maybe .25 of the .25 mile hill behind me before my legs (along with the rest of my body) were screaming. Unlike running, however, when you're on blades, you can't stop and walk when your body threatens to shut down, you must go on or die. I went on. And then I went the second mile. Just like in everything else, the second mile is definitely the hardest, but I made it. I think I'll stick to walking/running for the next few days...or else find a level lot to do my blading in....
Oh, and something else thats really sad (besides how out of shape I am) is that I'm losing my running partner. Leanna told me this morning that she's turned in her notice and her last day here is March 21st. So now that I'm getting moving, I'm going to have to find someone else. Very sad. I'll miss her. Speaking of work...I should get moving.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Twenty-three Years Ago Today

Gas was a lot cheaper. What, did you think I was going to say I was born or something? Oh, wait, I guess that happened, too. LOL. So its official now, I'll never be 22 again. It's very sad, I still feel like I'm 19. Of course, there are still quite a few people that don't think I'm over 18, but that is slowly changing. Finally.
So my birthday started out pretty rough...I had to go get a vaccine for measles (MMR) and let me tell ya, that was kind of painful! Its no wonder babies cry. After that, my day could only get better, and it did. *smiles* Everyone here at work was very sweet, took me to lunch and everything. All in all, its been a good day. Here's to another year, may it be the best one yet.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Update on getting in shape...

I haven't had time to post lately, but yesterday I ran 1/2 mile before I had to stop and catch my breath! Yay for me. I'm doing really good though, Leanna and I walked a mile on Friday even though I was sore from Thursday, and yesterday we did FOUR miles. Aren't you proud of me? I am! I ran 1 1/2 miles of it and walked the other 2 1/2 miles. I wanted to get out today and do a couple of miles, but Leanna was busy and I'm a fraidy-cat and didn't want to go alone. *grin* Hopefully we'll get to go tomorrow, but, I'm gonna get in shape if it kills me.

Where's my "STUPID" button?

I need a STUPID button like Staple's "EASY" button. You know, how when you push it, their's says "That was easy"....well, I need one that when you push it, it says (in a really sarcastic tone) "THAT was stupid!" I just globally changed the database here at work without doing a backup, and there is no "undo" tool. Of course, it wasn't intentional, it was supposed to be on a small group of records, unfortunately I forgot to select the group. So I disconnected the phones on the whole database. Now I have to figure out how to RE-connect them. GRRR. Some days I think it is completely useless for me for me to even bother trying to get anything done.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Oh My....

Well, that was an exciting run....LOL. My friend is way more in shape than I, and it showed. But she's been doing it a lot longer. I did two miles, and I ran a little over half of it. So thats really not THAT bad. *consoling herself* It doesn't matter that Leanna ran circles around me. It just matters that I got out and did it. And the weather was beautiful and I feel good about getting outside. Just keep telling myself that. *smiles* If I keep at it, I'll eventually be able to run without gasping for breath every few steps. But oh how my muscles ache today.

My, Oh My, What a Beautiful Day!

Oh it is SO nice outside. I want to go out and PLAY! Who's idea was it anyways to put all the beautiful weather in the middle of the week and the stinky pathetic weather on the weekends. It never fails that I'm sitting at my desk looking outside whenever there is a pretty day and whenever I'm at home wanting to go outside its yucky and nasty. *SIGH* What is UP with that? Well, today I refuse to let the weather win! I have made a running date with my coworker, Leanna, after lunch. We're going to get outside and enjoy the weather and get some exercise...YAY! I'm so excited. I guess its probably really sad to be this excited over something little like that, but I like to enjoy the little things in life. So come on twelve o' patience is getting thin!!!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

In Recovery

Well, it was a wild (and yes, fun, too) weekend. My friends left Monday morning. We had a great time, but I am SO tired. I stayed up too late talking on Sunday night and then when I did go to bed, I was suddenly struck down by a strange stomach bug and didn't get any sleep anyways. So I called in sick and stayed home...but I can never just sit and do nothing when I see stuff that needs to be I spent the day alternating between resting and cleaning house. ARGH. End result is: I'm still feeling a mite under the weather (as my mammaw used to say). It feels like my brain is still out of order, too...rambling on and on...well....random insanity.