Archive | July, 2009

holding that thought

30 Jul

eek. behind on stuff. again. will post here soon i promise. all is well. just busy. mwah.

to sam, from auntie scout

24 Jul

Today is a big day! It’s Samantha’s 1st Birthday!!! We will be rockin’ out to Sesame Street and enjoying various grilled goodies, and an Elmo’s World cake tomorrow with family.

Of course, there be a proper birthday message here later but I wanted to share this post first. How lucky and blessed we are to have such great friends who love us and write such sweet and lovely words for our baby girl.

To Sam, From Auntie Scout

Hugs and love sis!

ADD much?

21 Jul

Ok, I have had two people in the past week tell me that I may have adult ADD! And ya know what? I’ve wondered this myself many times and it really wouldn’t surprise me all that much if a health care pro said “yep, you got it”. 

And I wrote the crap below BEFORE I wrote the first paragraph of this…so, there ya go…you do the math.

Dang, these bangle bracelets keep clinking on my desk, driving me crazy. I’ve taken ’em off fifty million times today, will rearrange ’em and put ’em back on.

I think I’ve chewed through two packs of Trident today. I chomp on a piece till it loses flava and then get a new piece. Don’t worry, I take it out when I’m in a meeting or talking to someone. I don’t wanna be a Violet Beauregarde or anything.

Here’s the thing…today I’ve been unneccessarily stressed out and weird. I mean, I’m always weird but today the weirdness wasn’t that cute quirky weird ‘o mine but more like paranoid, freakin’ out, panic attacky weird. Most definitely not of the cute variety.

Work is bugging me today. It bugs me every day but today its really gotten under my skin and made me give the office door a fierce “eat dirt and die” look as I walked in and caused me to punch the keys on zee trusty ol’ keyboard a bit more violently than usual. I’m payin’ my bills and that’s a blessing. But sometimes I begrudge that I have to do what I do to make that happen. Which prolly makes no sense but I’m not getting into specifics. Meh. Just wonder how I ended up here sometimes. And is it too late to turn around? Metaphorically speaking.

Methinks tonight is margherita pizza for supper. Much better than the popcorn/poptart combo I’ve had the past two nights. Hey, I never claimed to be a healthy eater. Am working on that. In short bursts of good intentions anyway.

Speaking of health, I’ve not had a decent run in well over a week. I took Cooper to the greenway yesterday and he ’bout drug me into the creek multiple times and wore me out within the first mile. I dunno what it is, besides the goofy dog, but my legs just ache and I have no energy. Oh wait, this could all go back to the popcorn/poptart diet couldn’t it? See the things I learn from randomly blogging? I think next, in addition to fueling up the bod a bit (ok, much) better, I’ll try new shoes which I never got around to buying. After that, I think I will recruit my super motivated positive go-getter running buddy, Donita, to record her voice saying “ok, you ready to run again?”, which is really more of a statement than a question and you know what, I always say “yes” to her even when I’m ’bout to collapse on the side of the road and curl up into a helpless writhing ball in the ditch. She’s just got that way about her like that. Or she’ll say “ok, we’re almost to the end, we can do it!”, etc. Then I’ll just play her voice in my ipod when I get whiney and want to stop and walk. So D, if you’re reading this (and I know you are girl) I NEED to run with you! You keep me going lady! It’s a mental thing with me and I’m losing it (ha, ha, I can hear you laughing, shut up). Need a recharge.

Oh, D, I saw a bumper sticker (actually two) that made me think of you…on the same car…one said “running is cheaper than therapy”. The other said “hiked it, liked it” with a picture of hiking boot footprints on it. Cute huh?

Oh y’all, again with the bumper stickers…but I saw the funniest bumper sticker yesterday. It said “honk if you think I’m Jesus”. Ok, so that’s not too hilarious right? But then when I pulled up next to the driver it was this guy…who looked just like all those pictures of Jesus you see in books and stuff! Minus the tats and piercings but otherwise, spot on. White dude with long brown hair and beard. Anyway, I chuckled the rest of the way home. Maybe it’s just me.

And oh lookie, it’s time for me to go home now. Mwah!

i’m sorry, could you repeat that?

19 Jul

Sometimes (ok a lot of times) I catch myself completely zoning out.  As in spacey-brain, mind-wandering, free-thinking, day-dreamin’ girl. It’s like the opposite of meditation or something. Because when you meditate aren’t you supposed to be focused on something specific? Like various aspects of nature, deep breathing, or how your aura fits within the Universe or something?  And not that I’m hatin’ on that kind of meditation because I could seriously get into that. But my brain tends to float randomly around thinking about whatever pops in there.

I probably waste a lot of time doing this when I should be doing whatever it is mom’s are supposed to do when their kids finally settle down for a nap or bedtime. But laundry and vacuuming pale in comparison to day dreaming about living like Amelie in a super chic apartment in Paris or hiking the Swiss Alps again or clubbin’ it up in NYC. Come to think of it, most of my imaginings revolve around being someplace else. Hmmmm, that probably doesn’t speak well of me, except to confirm that I’m definitely a head-in-the-clouds type.  And that perhaps its time to move.

What is the point of this post? As usual, I have no idea. It’s just one of those things that popped into my head in one of my “zoning moments”. See, I’m so weird I even think about day-dreaming WHILE I’m day-dreaming. That’s messed up.

simple but true

19 Jul

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.

– Anonymous

friday randoms

18 Jul

This was in my drafts but I’m clicking “publish”, even though this is Saturday. So there…

Yesterday I was either invisible or just in a meeting to look cute. I’ll choose the later. Some people are just too big for their britches, as the saying goes. But it’s over so whatever. I’ve become apathetic to some things.

Hooray for Fridays though right? Weekend plans…nothing concrete except a hair appointment on Saturday. Was going to do a 5k but now have a conflict at the last minute. Boo. Will still get a few good runs in this weekend. I have my eye on a great race on August 1st though in my favorite park. But we’ll see.

Some people have no office kitchen manners. If you take the last paper towel off the roll, please don’t be such a lazy ass and put a new roll on the holder! Seriously! And why are you people leaving your dirty dishes in the sink? I don’t get it. (no comment from you hubs, I know I do that at home but this is different! really.)

Sam update: her staph infection has cleared up and she is back to normal! Yay! She is also finally crawling all over the place! The 1st Birthday celebration is in the planning stages. As in, there will be cake, grilling, family and pictures. And maybe Elmo.

not a bad problem to have…

14 Jul

…but a problem nonetheless…

I’ve been losing some weight recently (go me!) and today I realized that while this is great, I now need to go shopping. Darn it, I know.

My pants have been literally hanging onto my hips by a prayer all day today and have been driving me crazy. I’ve been awkwardly hitching them up all day long and not wanting to walk anywhere for fear of mooning my office peeps.

For instance, I had a meeting today so I’m lugging armloads of color coded Excel spreadsheets and other enthralling documents across campus while muttering to that little known Patron Saint of Waistbands to please not let my pants fall down, and if he spares me this embarrassment that I promise I will go buy some new pants, or at least a belt right after work!

And so, that’s where I’m goin’. Don’t you love it when I tell you these things? Mwah!

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