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A Sudden Realization

that I haven’t written in over two years. Last week it hit me, and tried (and succeeded!) in restoring my WordPress account. Apparently, I had my old cell phone linked and couldn’t access it. Anyway, it’s all worked out now.

I’m not here to apologize for not writing, as if anyone really reads this. People close to me will understand why and those who aren’t well, it’s fine if you don’t.

Let’s do a little recap, shall we? (might need a tissue or two) Continue reading “A Sudden Realization”

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You get what you give

It’s the little things in a relationship that make it feel special.

Aaron is out mowing the yard and though while I’m inside where it’s cool and quiet, I packed up my small cooler with a damp washcloth tucked inside a ziploc bag – to wash off his face after he’s done, an ice pack and an unopened bottle of water. It is sitting outside on the patio table. I do this each time he mows the lawn and I know he appreciates it greatly. Continue reading “You get what you give”

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The Quiet One

I have gone running only one time this week, which according to C25K during my first week I should be running 3 days, a day apart. Due to the weather the last few days (thunderstormy/lightning/scattered tornado watches) I’ve been cooped up inside after work. Today would be a good day only it is in the mid 80’s and my body isn’t reacting to the high humidity levels that well. Continue reading “The Quiet One”

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Couch 2 Couch

I want to apologize for not writing in here as much I should have, especially since I now have my new laptop. No, really – I do! I bought it on Friday after work and it is so lightning fast. It puts my old one to shame. I remedied the whole sensitive mousepad thing by just plugging in the mouse from the old computer. More wires, I know – but more control.

I joined Couch to 5K last week (or maybe the week before) and I have yet to go running. I feel rather bad about that – but my boyfriend and I have literally no spending money and I filled up the car today, enough to last this week and hopefully next until I get paid again.

OK it’s getting rather late, for me anyway. Time to watch some silly youtube videos or read the news then it’s off to bed for me.

I lead an active lifestyle, as you can see. 😉

Happy Tuesday Night

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Havin’ A Bad Day…

They say Mondays are bad days. Yep, today was just that. I should have stayed home and inside, all day.

Once I got to work, checked my email before clocking in, I received a nasty email from my boss who reminded me that even though I’m assisting her department (that’s putting it lightly, I’m working there 6 hrs each day), I still have responsibilities at my current department to oversee throughout the day, print out reports when needed, things like that. Sounds simple. On Friday I was told to spend the rest of the day being trained, so that’s what I did. Continue reading “Havin’ A Bad Day…”

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So much for that…

After spending a good portion of my evening finding pictures I’ve taken or that my boyfriend has.. cropping them to the specified dimensions WordPress requires for headers, upon uploading said photos, I discovered that WordPress automatically crops pictures. D’oh! Well, at least I know this now…
Continue reading “So much for that…”

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A Change is On The Rise

These last few, ok several weeks of shopping at Wal-mart on the weekends have ruined my good eating habits and replaced them with junk. All. Junk. I did eat some feta/spinach pizza for dinner a little bit ago but now snacking on some kettle corn popcorn while Continue reading “A Change is On The Rise”

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OK so maybe I do have a problem

with managing stress. I can’t seem to just let things go. Unfortunately this isn’t a recent issue either, I’ve been like this for years. I read up on WebMD on how to work through it and though it may be helpful for others, I do not ever see myself doing Yoga, or keeping a stress journal. Isn’t what this is? I used to think if I had everything in order (at home: keep things from getting cluttered, clean weekly if not daily) that I’d be happy. This is not the case. Continue reading “OK so maybe I do have a problem”

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Moved In

Yep, that’s right folks – all done. All unpacked and home-y? Well, mostly. 🙂

I was terribly sick with Bronchitis; Sinus Infection; Ear Infection and overall crap for about two months. I had visited an urgent care doctor’s office – which I’ll never return. I waited for an hour just to be seen by the doctor for one minute, with him saying I have a simple ear infection (to account for my hearing loss in my left ear), sinus infection (I lost all taste and smell) but nothing he said justified why I was having a hard time breathing. Along my right lung, it hurt to breathe/cough/move. It was awful. He gave me a prescription for antibiotics. The rest of it, I was on my own. Two weeks later, my symptoms got worse. I could barely move without sharp pain. I had to go to the ER. My boyfriend (so very patient, and kind…) took me there, hours before he had to report to work. Immediately after my vitals were taken, I was walked to the exam room. My Oxygen level was lower than normal. After three hours, a chest x-ray, breathing treatment, they came back with a diagnosis: Bronchitis! But this time, they gave me an inhaler and real cough medicine. I had to call off to work that day, and my boss wasn’t too happy about it. She even threatened to take me off the schedule. Meh. At the time, I really wanted the job but now.. Now? Not so much.

I have so much crap stress there, it’s insane. There is one person (well, two/three ish) people I cannot stand working with. Not to mention the moron/stupid customers. All for what? $8 an hour? Pshh! The rent at our apartment is much less than what I’d be paying for everything at the old place with my half-sister and her daughter. Decisions, decisions.

Yesterday, I spent a good half hour on a cleaning spree throughout the apartment. Namely the bathroom, it hasn’t been cleaned since we moved in just over a month ago. It wasn’t that bad as you may think. Just dust had settled along the edge of the tub and some on the mirror. I went ahead and wiped down all surfaces. We don’t have a mop or a broom yet – but that wasn’t an issue, the floor.

We went to Applebee’s for lunch yesterday. The 2 for $20 deal we chose. He got his usual sirloin steak (looked yummy) and I picked out the riblet basket. Uhm *shakes head* won’t be getting that one ever again. At first, I thought it was just one of those McRib things from McDonald’s because I didn’t see any ribs/bone. Oh hell. Thin and flat, hidden in the meat. Nothing like TGIF or O’Charley’s.

Tonight, I worked. 8+ hours, but I was warned to not go over eight. Meh. The co-worker tonight doesn’t have much common sense and she didn’t realize today was the last day of the work week. They operate so strange there.

I went to Wal-mart immediately after work, though after glancing at the level of my gas in my car, I should have filled up. The price of gas here, $3.74. HOLY COW! I’ve heard that before/at the start of summer, it’ll be $4. Ugh, now I can see that happening. Oh, the days of less than $2 a gallon… I picked up several cans of veggies, fruits and some bags of mashed potatoes. Cheddar smoked sausage, rolled biscuits, crackers, haha. We do eat healthy, promise.

We have a neighbor in our building (I hope, anyway) who has a habit of standing outside the building. More often than not, you can find him chatting on his cell phone while smoking but lately as I’m leaving/coming home, I see him outside, drinking from a horrid Speedway styrofoam (sp?) cup and smoking. OK so he cares about not smoking inside the apartment, cause smoking is NASTY but c’mon GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! He also likes to chat me up whenever he sees me. I don’t fall for that, I’m perfectly happy with Clint and not interested in anyone else as friends or otherwise. Friends are cool, but I’m not looking for anyone of that nature around here. Wish I could just tell him to go away. Too bad though.

Since the five or so weeks we’ve been living here, we’ve noticed that there’s a CRAP TON of police activity. I mean, the week we moved in, five people were arrested for Meth/Drug smuggling. Isn’t that crazy? Those five people lived here. I make it a point to not leave anything valuable in my car – that’s my golden rule.. but I need to probably clean out my glove box too, to be on the safe side.

The apartment is slowly coming along. There’s a few pieces we’re missing: the “perfect” coffee table; loads of IKEA stuff (a trip we’ll take this summer probably); a futon/couch thing for the office (no idea where to put it – haha); and various other things. Oh and an office chair! Clint does have one, but it doesn’t go up so I’ve been propping myself up with a folded down thick pillow. I’ve always been strange. Need to be sitting up way high. :p

This possible Government Shutdown is serious stuff. At first, I thought it was just the budget and something… nothing to do with me and everyone else but I was wrong. I hope they do meet the deadline – this will completely mess everyone up.

I am honestly wired at the moment. I had a Rockstar at work, several hours ago and drinking an iced coffee (which I made all by myself). I’m going to be up for hours!

Ah well, I’ve been writing this for quite a long time and I’m starting to yawn – uh oh! Going to hop off here and watch a bit of U-Verse.

G’night all!