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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Meme

Pink tagged me about a million years ago.....I love being tagged! Here is my meme:

1. Two things you do well.
2. Two things you're not so good at.
Relationships with actual human beings
Finishing things I start
3. Two extraordinary things you plan to do this year.
Learn to play the mandolin
Finish things I start
4. Two items in your house you should get rid of.
Nearly-dead peace lily in the living room
A wax stain on the carpet
5. Your two favorite beverages.
Diet Coke
Strawberry margarita
6. Two of your nicknames.
Miss Smarty
7. Two places you've never been that you'd like to go to.
Anywhere tropical
8. Two of your favorite authors.
Dean Koontz
Lee Child
9. Your two favorite outfits.
Jeans and anything
My pink sweater and anything
My pink sweater and jeans….comfort and joy
10. Two words you hate hearing.

I'm taggging everybody!! Everybody that wants to play along, that is!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Final Countdown

I'm at the crap-job....2 hours left!!! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!

Then, I'm off to the gym to walk a mile. Now that I have an "extra" five and a half hours a week, I have no excuses for not exercising. As much as I enjoy my water aerobics class, I truly believe the only way I'm going to get some fat off my ass is to get off my fat ass and start walking. So, I'm shooting for a mile a day. Everyday. My foot has been bothering me a lot lately, so I'm all doped up on Aleve. This is another problem that can probably be corrected if I would just lose some weight.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Clean Slate

I am alive. Not that anyone asked, but I am. I just love a new year. It's like a fresh, clean chalkboard, just waiting for someone to write on it. 2007 was not a great year for me. I'm hoping 2008 will be better, perhaps even smashing!

Highlights of the year, so far:

=Quit the crap-job. Sunday will be my last day. Yippee!!

=Started classes at a new school. So far, I'm loving it - except the online class, I'm tolerating that one.

=Tb is back in town and back to work at his old job and doing well.

=I have a new niece. She is a cute little red-head. Just like me.... ;o)

So what are my goals for the new year?

=Read more for pleasure. I used to read voraciously. I miss it. I have an entire bookshelf full of books I want to read. I love to go to the books by the pound sale and buy more. I'm not allowing myself to go to the spring sale unless at least two previous purchases have been read. Thanks to the writer's strike, this has been an easy one to get going on.

=Finish what I start. I love to start new projects....I have many of them. Can't start a new one until I finish an old one.

=Finish what I start. I'm very good at starting to clean my bedroom, but get distracted by a phone call, the computer, something shiny.....I'm not going to stress over not finishing, but I'm really going to make a concerted effort to follow through.

=Lose 31 pounds. This will take me back to a weight I swore I would never get over again. Then, I can start working towards the next lower weight I swore I would never get over again.

=Blog more often. Comment more often on other blogs. I read alot of interesting blogs, but don't comment often - I'm not shy anywhere else - why am I in the blogosphere? I know my blog isn't the most exciting spot on the web, but I enjoy it.

=Stop sweating the small stuff. Enjoy today.

=Go on 1 date. Yep, I said 1. I'm signed up on a dating site. It's not going well. I guess I may just be too repulsive to date. Oh well. Not looking to get married or even laid. Just want to see if I remember how to date.

=Clean and organize my desk at work. Then, keep it that way.

=Spend more time with friends. I'm slowly but surely becoming a hermit.

So here is my first post of the new much for blogging more often.....Oh well, I'm not sweating the small stuff, I started the post and finished it, I'm having lunch with a friend tomorrow, and here is a pic of my latest knitting project:

Mittens for me - they just so happen to match a hat I made for myself, but haven't gotten around to photographing.