Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Well actually, you'll be heating the turkey and gravy and cleaning and all that girly kitchen-stuff while I sit on the couch with my friends and watch Conan the Barbarian. Sure, half our possessions are still at the house across town, why do you ask? Yeah, that'll be fun.
I knew I got married for a reason.
Best Christmas Ever.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
We picked up the apartment keys this morning and checked it out. Clean and pretty. I went home and took apart my bed. Then we waited around the house for our Movers to show up. It was just a few guys Hubby knows with a truck. After a whirlwind 2 hours or so we had moved alot more stuff than I had planned. Those guys were really helpful, and even got our washer and dryer moved. We thought we were going to have to hire someone with a dollie and a ramp. Thanks guys!
I'm going to spend a few hours here tonight sorting things. Most of the small stuff still needs moved, and most of the dishes are dirty. Must.Only.Move.Clean.Dishes.
Anyway, we didn't call the cable company yet, so since its the holidays I don't know when we will get internet and cable tv in the apartment. Until then I'll be online only when I can sit at the house.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!
3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.
4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.
5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?
6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.
7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.
8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?
9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have SOME standards.
10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.
Remember this motto to live by:
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
Thursday, December 14, 2006
It was the year of fire, (okay I really hope not)
the year of destruction, (same)
the year we took back what was ours. (MINE!)
It was the year of rebirth, (of myself)
the year of great sadness, (Hope Not)
the year of pain, (Hope Not)
and the year of joy. (hAPPY hAPPY jOY jOY!)
It was a new age. (Year 1 Post-AF [1PAF])
It was the end of history. (YUP)
Thought you should know.
Traci, I'll see you tomorrow probably around noon. Yay!
We put the deposit on a new apartment yesterday. It is very nice, and we move in next Saturday. Its going to be a busy few weeks. We decided to not transfer our land line, but to cancel it. We are going tonight to get cellphones. The cheapest phones I can get. I hate cellphones. Help me please.
First, after a quick shower, I'm off to the post office to send out my hair clippings and a box I really meant to send off a few months ago. Seriously, who puts me in charge of stuff, and what drugs are they on?
Speaking of being on drugs, I stopped taking the Vicadin and Ibuprophin they gave me for my gums. I think it was making me feel quesy, and my gums don't hurt that bad now. They did hurt a bit yesterday after he took the stitches out. Okay, alot of hurting, but I can take it. There are only a few pills left anyway, but I can take them if it starts hurting for some reason.
Oh, even though I ran today, it wasn't for my test. The only female who could measure my waist went home sick today, so I put off my leave 2 days for nothing. I have to test next Thursday, after I've been on leave (read: not exercising) for a week.
:( darn it all to heck :(
I returned from my visit to Traci with no pictures of a beautiful baby boy. Everyone is still waiting with bated breath for labor to begin. It was still a fun time visiting with her and walking the mall a half dozen times. I do have a bunch of photos of their little girl, which I think I will print up and send after we have our apartment set up.
Thirsty, Tired, Hungry, Sore from Tooth to Toe:
I had a dental checkup today. Everything was fine except that annoying nub thingey of tissue behind my two fronts. I got another lovely shot in the roof of my mouth, some knifework, and Nubby was gone. I took half a Vicadin when I got back to work because I only had two left.
Then I almost had to reschedule my PT test for the new year, because PT was cancelled for the week. The PT folks and I decided I needed to take my test today anyway before I became overdue. It was just me and the track for 17 minutes and 13 seconds. It was just enough to pass with a 30 inch waist (why am I telling the internet that?!), 52 situps, and 19 pushups.
Excited, Busy, Lazy, Overwhelmed:
This shall be the one and only time Michael can say he was right and I was wrong about $omething Important. I thought our lease at the house was up at the end of January. I insisted we secure an apartment during the holidays so we could move without taking leave from work. Then I looked at the lease and saw that it actually ends in February. Him Right, Me Wrong. I talked to the landlord today though, and he seemed fine with us leaving early and only paying up to next month. He's also buying our fridge, since we don't need it in the new place. We sign the lease today and move in on Saturday. Woohoo!
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Before and After...
The second picture is after I chopped off the length to donate to Locks of Love, but before I went to the stylist. Here's a couple pics of me chopping my hair off:
And now, I will show you the absolute best haircut I've ever had, which I love, and which only cost me ten dollars:
I don't like this picture as much. Not because of the hair, but because I look awkward. Is that how you spell awkward, or is it akward, or ackward, or more meds for me? I dunno, but here is a picture for Carol.
Anywhoo, we saw The Holiday tonight. It is, by far, the best movie I've seen lately. Not to say that The Fountain wasn't good, but this one made me laugh out loud, literally. That doesn't happen much.
Ohhh! Also I've noticed alot of the books I loved as a kid are being made into movies: Charlottes' Web, Bridge to Tarabithia, and How to Eat Fried Worms. We saw the preview for Bridge to Tarabithia tonight, and I'm really excited. I remember that was the first book that I cried at, or maybe it was Where the Red Fern Grows. Serious growing-up books. I read up to 10 books a week in the 6th grade, walking back and forth from the tiny public library. Because read well above my grade level I was exposed to certain mature subjects. I think it was really important in shaping me emotionally at that time, that my reading wasn't censored at all. I really regret that I havn't been able to read much in the last few years. I doubt I've read 10 books in the last year. I don't really forsee having any time to read soon either.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
There's no gender bias in Science, right?
I wrote my research paper about Assisted Reproduction, and part of what I found was that people with non-lethal conditions sometimes use genetic screening to make sure their children will have the same condition. Dwarfism and deafness are two of the biggest examples. "Normal" people might see this as cruel, to choose specifically to have a child with a disease just because you want them to be like you. But I understand where they are coming from, a deaf person might feel they cannot raise a child who speaks. They might also feel that the child doesn't feel like they belong in the parent's culture. Anyway, I just read this blog, which cited a NYTimes article, which acted like this was some new idea. The sources I read for my paper were at least 10 years old. Interesting topic, I think.
Side note, its been 2 1/2 hours and my face is still numb. But I guess the pills are working because my teeth don't hurt now.
I noticed on the news today that there were ice/snow storms last week. I really need to watch the news more often. Is everyone up there doing okay? No people-sicles?
No, my meds havn't kicked in yet, I'm naturally this way.
Yeah so I've had my gums trimmed up, and its pretty gross looking. They used alot of needles on me because the numbness kept going away. My lip, cheekbones, and nose are all still numb but the pills havn't kicked in yet. Weirdest sensation in the world? Numb nostrils. You should try it sometime.
So the doctor forgot to give me a quarters slip for tomorrow, and Hubby called the dental clinic to see if he could go back and pick it up. They said unless he gave it to me while we were there, I couldn't have it. Dammit, so I guess I have to go to work tomorrow. W.T.F?!
I'm gonna have some ice cream and pout.
Sunday, December 3, 2006
So it snowed today. In Texas. I didn't believe the forecast, but there you go. It snowed off and on all morning.
To Do List:
I finally have all the stuff for the care package I'm sending out. I think the box is too small, and I don't have the address.
Address in hand, now its Sunday. Dammit.
Its time to register for the Spring semester, and fill out paperwork to be a degree-seeking student, and also begin putting together my request so I don't have to do this job for 3 months.
Oops. Return the library books and pay the late fee, so they will lift the hold on registration.
I should find something to wear for Saturday's holiday party.
That was NOT fun. The shopping. Party was great.
I have a dental appointment next Thursday. (I won't have to work on Friday!)
I have a fitness test in two weeks.
We have pamphlets from the 3 apartments we put our names in for, but we should look at a few more just in case.
Its becoming obvious that we need to replace our land line with two cell phones, and I need to research the best plans in our area.
My car will need new base registration stickers next month. I went to do it today, but they are out of stickers.
Also, I'm going to make an appointment for a haircut, but this is why I'm scared:
Whatever, I woke up this morning and my hair was wrapped around my neck choking me, so the crap is going away!