Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dancing With the Stars

Didn’t find it last night.  But I didn’t look inside the house.  I may have spent most of the evening watching Dancing With the Stars.  I did get my ceilings, baseboards, bed changed and toilet cleaned, so it wasn’t a complete waste of time.
What did you think about the final?  I’m okay with it.  Shawn and Derek were my favorites.  However, when they ignored a couple easy judges’ points on Monday, they gave it away.  My coworker is happy.  Why was Derek crying at the last blurb?  He’s always been on top and given great partners so any time he hasn’t won, it’s just been fair to the others.  It was a fun episode – very much what I needed when finally feeling a little better from the cold.  I’ve not been into this season of DWTS as I have others, but I really got into the final.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thumb drive Search

How are you?
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I have an emergency, lol.  I’ve lost the flash drive that I keep all my files on!  I had it Wednesday night so I know it is in my house.  But I need it to do so many things!  I hope to spend tonight finding it.  Wish me luck.  I have a bad feeling that it’s under a pile of Kleenex.  Yes, I’ve had a cold since last Tuesday.  I know there must be some people who sneeze a couple times and can still act all cheerful.  That would not so much be me.  I look like I’m about to die.  And I have no energy for a week.  This means that I have a pile of Kleenex and mail to go through.  So again wish me luck on finding the flash drive.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Day Plans

Good Morning!
After my post last night, I got a text from a prayer group that I signed up at a concert for.  It asked if I needed any specific prayer.  Didn’t I ask for prayer yesterday?  I thought I should take any that I can get.  The person on the other end wasn’t a counselor, but she/he did make one comment that did make a lot of sense.  It’s something to keep in mind.  That’s why I’m taking time to make sure what I say isn’t just hurt and anger talking.

Now enough about that!

What are you doing for the holiday?  We are going down to my aunt’s house.  It will just be my parents, me, and her.  Small, but that’s the immediate family.
I’ve realized I’m getting a cold today, so that’s going to add fun to the long weekend.  Yes, I feel whiny about it.  I know I’m not sick but that doesn’t mean I feel ready to play a game of tennis.
Friday is the last home football game of the season.  Then it’s on to decorating the house for Christmas.

Monday, November 19, 2012


I’m not sure what I’m going to blog about today.  I was going to talk about the weekend.  The way it ended though, I’m not sure how to start or stop describing it.  Or what to say and what to leave out.  Who to say it to, and what to say to them.
It all sounds very vague, right?  I have a lot on my mind.  Please pray for wisdom for me to decide what is best and when and what God wants me to say and pursue.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Aren’t you proud of me?  I’ve actually posted two blog entries in the past week.  Woo hoo!  I guess I can tell the biggest thing lately.  It is actually something big.  As some of you know, my dog is my baby.  We thought he was developing arthritis.  Not unusual at all in a 10 year old husky.  The vet agreed and decided to run some blood work to make sure the medicine was good for him.  The results came back that he’s a diabetic.  My poor puppy!  He’s going to have to go to the vet almost every day for the next week.  Then we have to give him shots for the rest of his life.  I know it could be much worse, but this is still hard on the puppy.  I know he’s not really a puppy, but he is to me.  I know, but you say the same thing about your kids, right?
Last night, I went to check the prices of the diabetic dog food.  Did you know they now have dog food for specific breeds?  Why would you think your dog needed it?  I talked to the girl at the register, and she said you had to have a prescription.  Why would you need a prescription?  Is there medicine in it?  My father is a diabetic, and we don’t need a prescription to buy food from him.
Do you have any experience to share about diabetic dogs?
And I will definitely take any prayers you would like to offer.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


You were warned one was coming.
I'm at work so I can't really embed the link, but it shouldn't be that hard to click, right?

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Yes, I started this on Friday but I thought I’d give you the whole run down.

TGIF!!!!  So you know after yesterday what I’m doing tonight.  But if you didn’t read (shame, ,shame), I am going to dinner with three friends and then going to hear one’s husband’s band play with her and possibly another friend.
One friend can’t go to the bar with us because she’s taking her mother to dinner the next day.  I’m not sure the connection because everyone lives close to each other so there’s not a lot of driving or something she has to rest up.  And we will have 1-2 drinks, so she won’t need recovery time.
The other friend doesn’t drink.  She doesn’t have a conviction against it.  She just won’t order a Sprite at a bar because she thinks it will be too awkward.  I don’t get why it would be since they’ll just think you are the driver.
The friend that’s joining us is an accountant.  Since it’s the beginning of the month she has to work late.  Her company is the only one I know that makes people stay after 6 on Fridays except for year end.
I had a fashion crisis this morning.  I decided I didn’t want to change between work and this evening, but what to wear?  It’s not a jeans day at work today, technically.  We can only wear jeans on the last Friday of the month.  OTOH, I think the new colored denim doesn’t really look very jean like.  I could argue that if anyone objected.  I settled on purplish-blue jeans and a matching sweater with black low heeled boots.  After all the agonizing, I was running late so I through all the make-up I could possibly want in my make-up bag.  I bought the large Vera Bradley make-up bag in Deco Daisy. 

  It’s been discontinued.  However, I had a $20 coupon that expired on 10/31.  I know it was after that, but I decided that they were so big on customer service that they’d probably still honor it if I played dumb.  I had just enough time to run over to the store before dinner.  I decided to get the other make-up bags in complementing colors so it didn’t look like I added one after everything else was discontinued.  I found pictures.  I bought a medium in Summer Cottage 

and the small in Provencal.

Dinner was fun at the Mexican restaurant.  The friend who thought she would be late made it.  We had fun,, and the restaurant was ready for us to give them back the table two hours later.  Afterwards, we went to one’s house to combine cars.  We drove to the bar to find about three people sitting at the bar.  Oops, wrong bar.  The correct one was on the other side of the highway from the restaurant – the opposite direction of the house.  We found it and went in – paying a cover charge.  I know that’s typical of a bar, but this is truly 40 year old men acting out their rock star dreams.  We got a drink, and I noticed a couple sitting near the bar.  I’d had their daughter in youth group at the main campus.  We caught up a little bit.  My friends and I found a table to sit and talk except the band was so loud, and we actually had moved on to some serious conversation.  We stayed for an hour or so and went back to talk at the house.
Once we were back at the house, one started talking about her job issues.  I sympathize with her – it wasn’t that long ago I was in the same boat.  On the other hand, I think she does a lot to sabotage herself, and I’m not sure how to point it out nicely.  Around 12:30 or 1, we realized it was getting late and headed home.

The rant about the presidential election will be coming because I have several things to get off my chest.  Yes, I know, but I really have a couple things I have to say.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Atypical Weekends

After the description of a typical weekend, let’s move to the fact that the next month is crazy! It started this past weekend ;)

10/26 – Lock-in with the youth – fun!

10/27 – Football game – we beat one of our oldest conference rivals!

10/28 – Harvest Festival at church – cold!

10/30 – Tennis – actual exercise

11/2 – Dinner with college friends

11/3 – Jr. high youth event

11/6 – Tennis

11/9 – Dinner & movie night with some friends

11/10 – Football game – my Dad is coming with me since my friend I have the tickets with has to work.

11/11 – Church & youth group

11/13 – Tennis

11/16-11/18 – Youth trip to Gatlinburg

Then it’s Thanksgiving Weekend with all the decorating.

It’s going to be a crazy month. It seems the fall is always that way. Does it happen to you? Is there another time that always is crammed for you? I am the type of person that signs up for everything, though. You’ve probably guess that already. After listening to some people in a meeting this week, I remembered. Extroverts get energy from being with people. Introverts from being alone. I’m not outgoing and eventually I need time on my own, but I think unless I’m doing something I feel like I don’t have a life or bad about myself.