13 November 2004

A very productive day

Today has been good so far. I got up at 5:30 am on a Saturday to exercise. Then Charlie and I went to the Open Market and stocked up on veggies for the week. After which he went to work and I went to WW. That was not great, I was up again, but I kind of know why and I didn't let it stop me. After the meeting I went for a 6 mile walk; you realize of course that is just an excuse to listen to the Dark Tower. I generally listen in the car and at work in the morning before anyone else gets there. Since I'm on the last book I really want to get through it and see what happens; do ya ken??? After my walk I went to both Ross' and the mall and spent $10; that made me very happy. Although everytime I work it out I realize we will be fine finacially, I still sweat it because of the rental car and paying for my car repairs; that doesn't seem to stop me from spending sometimes though. Anyway, then I came home and had a big salad with tuna fish - it was awesome. I then sat my butt down, popped a CD in to the computer and got my bills all straightened out. I am so very, very pleased with myself. All I have to do now is get the taxes finished and I will be good to go. This is me doing the dance of joy. I have been putting this stuff off for weeks because I just didn't want to face it and, of course, it turns out to be not nearly as bad as I imagined it would be.

I will be making some New Year's resolutions this year. I want to really get my finances straight and start things like a retirement account.

10 November 2004

Another Day

Well, it's been a couple of days and things are rolling along. I have been exercising and eating fairly well. Tonight I was starving and probably over ate but at least it was ahi and pumpkin fluff....

Otherwise things are going well. My boss, Wendy, took off today and it was really quiet in the lab. Amy (the other boss) is getting ready to go on vacation; that will be fun!!!

A news flash just came over that Yassar Arafat just died. I wonder what the hell is going to happen in Isreal now. Things are so crazy there this could tip the balance either way. It may end the hostilities; Yassar was a real driving force behind a Palestian state; on the other had the next leader could be even worse and things could really get bad over there. It's kind of scary to think about. It's good to know that Kerry isn't in the white house now. He would no doubt have let the EU talk him into pulling support from Isreal and god knows what might happen then.

Well, enough politics. This really is all about me :) I need to pay some bills so I'll go do that now....

08 November 2004

The end is near.

Okay, the weekend is over and I need to put it behind me. I spent the afternoon cooking and getting food ready for this week. I have breakfast and lunches for the entire week. Tomorrow morning I will get up and do the Firm and then tomorrow night I will do either a ball workout or yoga. The weekend is over and it's time to move on. I just needed to close this period and get ready to get back on track.

07 November 2004

It's time for a change

Okay, I have begun spending way to much time at this damn thing. Last night I sat here for over 2 hours reading blogs. While it was fun and informative and I learned a few things, it was basically a waste fo 2 hours. I have too many things I want to do and I just can't afford to do that anymore. So I have a new rule: I will spend only 1/2 hour at a time sitting here. I will set the workout timer on my watch to make sure I don't go over. After 1/2 hour I will turn the screen off and walk away. I've started my scrapbooking and I have my quilt project; I want to get these things done. So starting today, in fact right now - 1/2 hour!!!!

I did find an amazing amount of blogs last night. Some of them were hysterical and some of them were downright bizarre. I don't have any illusions that anyone is reading mine and that's good. I can't always be amusing or witty or even make sense since I write about what's on my mind and important to me.

Yesterday turned out to be a gorgeous day here; but I had my plans set for a rainy day and it was hard to make the switch. So I ended up not doing much of anything. The Rimadyl had Mana blowing her coat something fierce. I stopped giving it to her (Thursday was the last day she got it) but I have no idea how long it will take for the shedding to stop. Her skin was starting to peel too all over her body. Hopefully this will clear up soon. It's too bad because the Rimadyl was really helping her. Well, maybe we can find something else for her.

Okay, today I make a plan for next week. I will go to the store and stock up on necessities. I will cook to I have food for lunch and breakfast everyday, and I will exercise everyday. I also need to work on a life list. I want to come up with a list of things I want to do with my life and work out how to achieve them. That will be my ongoing project. So today will be a day of planning and working because next week will be extremely successful.....

Success when I'm not looking

This is true, especially for me. I try to stay on the straight path, but life doesn't always like the straight path. Life throws thin...