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January 18th, 2007

07:03 am - Wedding Stuff
Our invitations are so beautiful!!!!!!!! I am so excited with how the colors are textures blend together -- and I was really worried! 
Both sets of parents gave us names and addresses for the invitations. I've started compiling their lists with our friends list, see which addresses we're still missing. I hope to be addressing envelopes by Sunday. I REALLY need to finish thank you cards this week.... and buy 30 stamps, ad get them mailed out by saturday..... I've been so lazy about them. 
Julie finished Amy's dress!!! We get to see it this weekend!!!!! Hooray!!!!!!!!

Still need to outline the ceremony, touch base with Beth the florist, call Amber the caterer, buy tulle, decide on wraps and shoes for the women, get the boys down to be fitted for their tuxes, get out the invites, decide on a rehearsal space, register somewhere for something....... There's probably more. I need to stop being lazy.
Current Mood: bouncyyippee!
Current Music: Creedence Clearwater Revival

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January 15th, 2007

07:11 am - humph
It's 20 degrees outside. Not that most people know this or care, as they're all snuggly warm in their beds, having been given mlk day as a holiday. not me. oh no.... god forbid. so here i am. i am so not happy.
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off

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January 11th, 2007

07:03 am - The Resolution

My New Year's Resolution was to work on myself. What have I done thus far?

Gym 3 days in a row
Initial psych eval yesterday
Next appt scheduled
Begin meds in 2 weeks

I really need a hobby once the wedding is over. The gym isn't a hobby, it's a chore that is required to keep me from hating myself. Knitting is something I would like to pick up again. Photography is the other thing. I want a digital camera, and not a point-and-click. I want to be able to play around like I did in photography class. Some of my favorite memories of this last spring were wandering around at Deepwood with Erin, learning how to take a decent picture. I'd also like to get down to see Mari on a monthly basis, and hopefully get in a ride at the barn.

I have my review in an hour. Joy. He said to not get nervous, it's positive. I have no idea what to expect, as rumors have been whirling around here like crazy. So we'll see.

Current Mood: anxiousanxious

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January 10th, 2007

07:08 am

I got to the gym yesterday, 2nd day in a row, and worked my ass off. I feel all little and skinny today. cuz you know, miracles happen overnight.... ;)

it's kinda snowing outside. coming down in more fitful stops and starts than anything. with some effort, we could have a beautiful day. i have my psych appt this morning at 9. Have to be there early, so I'm leaving work at 830. It'll probably be close to 1030 by the time I'm back to work. 
after work, I'll only have little over 30 minutes at the gym before racing off to my physical therapy appt. I'm so sick of those. she schedules them at 530. getting off work at 4, i have an hour to kill. not enough time to go home and do anything, not enough time to run errands, too much time to just head over to the clinic. and then i don't get home until 630. all for a woman to show me new exercises with elastic bands. she's really nice, but it feels...... pointless. i really do have better things to do with those 2 1/2 hours after work. i think i'm coming toward the end of them....... crossing fingers......

i still haven't started my thank you cards. i'm awful!!!! this weekend is wedding wedding wedding. gonna knock a bunch more out. like ceremony, tuxedos............ i'm sure there's more. 

maybe the skies will dump feet of snow and we can all go home.

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Train - Drops of Jupiter

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January 9th, 2007

07:02 am - 10 1/2 weeks to go...
I really really need to sit down and fill out thank you cards this week. I believe etiquette says I have 1 month from the date of the shower, and that time is ticking away. This weekend involves selecting tuxedos and addressing envelopes. yippee!! 

year-end reviews, 2007 goal meetings are this week. i plan to ask what they're envisioning for me this year. as it is, i'm doing the jobs of 2 people, not devoting enough time to the one I actually like, and not being paid enough for the one I hate. We'll see what the outcome of my meeting is. I don't know what day it will be yet. However, my future here largely depends upon what is decided in that meeting. we'll see. 

i went to the gym after work yesterday. yay! and i'm going today, shooting for an additional 15 min of cardio. I can honestly say the ipod nano makes a HUGE difference in passing that time. 

guess i'm gonna work now. 5 day work week, what idiot thought of that?
Current Mood: calmcalm

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January 4th, 2007

07:09 am - sick day?
I've been fighting this low-grade fever for several days now, and I'm really exhausted. I have training on the FTIR today. I might take a sick day tomorrow if I'm not feeling any better, and catch up on sleep. 

Chet's gone Monday through Thursday next week, so it's just me. I'm hoping to get Christmas packed away and the house super clean this weekend so I can relax after hitting the gym each evening next week. 

I'd love to check out the winery business, see if that's something that interests me. 
I passed out just before 10 last night, but I still really want more sleep.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy

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January 3rd, 2007

07:20 am

I want to work with plants. I’d love to take a grunt job at a nursery, but we can’t afford the pay I’d receive. I’d also love to take some horticulture and landscape design classes, open my own landscape design business, but Chet says we won’t be in a financial position to do that for a very long time. Sigh. How did I end up stuck in a career I hate, straight out of college? And why am I being told it’s too late now to change my mind? 

Daily Life Affirmation:
I have a roof over my head and a warm bed to sleep in each night. 

Daily Job Affirmation:
After yesterday, it doesn't deserve one. 
(this probably defeats the purpose)

Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

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January 2nd, 2007

07:01 am - Hello 2007
Back at work on this fine tuesday morning.....

I'm trying really hard to not mourn the loss of my warm cozy bed this morning. 
It's a short week. Not as short as last week, but not as long as the other 50. Hooray....

My hair is dark! 

I'm starting the year off by being more prepared and proactive. Before going to bed last night, I did all the dishes and cleaned the kitchen (kind of). I folded two thirds of the laundry stack. I packed food for work today: baby carrots, red seedlesss grapes, a banana, two things of string cheese, and a roast beef sandwich on multi-grain bread with cream cheese instead of mayo. I transferred french onion soup from the freezer to the fridge, because we need to live like we're dirt poor the next month and live primarily off the frozen soups we've stockpiled. I packed my gym clothes into my bag.

Our dryer died last night. Fortunately, I live with a boy who is a genius and can fix anything. He identified the parts we need to replace, and we ran to Ace. We have to go to an appliance shop after work today for the second part, but after that, we're going to the gym!! I really feel the need today to go to the gym. I'm ready to get at it, and come hell or high water, I will make it. 

I have my initial psych eval on the 10th. And I think I've decided to take just the two-saturday spring gardening class for now. The landscape design can wait until after the wedding/honeymoon/etc. 

Oh, my mom asked me last night how I felt about living in Jefferson..... apparently there's a brand new subdivision. 4 br, 2 ba, 2 car garage, 199,000-210,000. Something to think about. 

In light of Erin's goal..... 
Positive Job Affirmation:
I'm usually left to my own devices

Positive Life Affirmation: 
I have very patient friends
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
Current Music: Matchbox 20

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December 29th, 2006

09:33 am

so the only heat we have in the facility is from the ceramic heaters brought in. it's 80 degrees at my desk, 62 degrees 4 feet away from it. and the sewer in our building is clogged. this means we have two restrooms for 80-some people. we can't use water in our lab because of the sewer problem, and we can't use solvents because of the heaters not being explosion-proof. so people are limited to computer work. some people are playing cards in the break room. as if this isn't lovely enough, they're testing all fire alarms. yeesh. what a morning. and it's only 9:30.

Current Mood: surprisedstunned by the day's events

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07:15 am - FRIDAY!!!!!!!
yay.... yay.... friday....

i'm sick. crap. nothing i can't live with, but still..... just wish i could get rid of the headache. 
i was curled up on the couch next to chet, reading, last night while he played oblivion. i passed out just after 8. woke up at midnight. promptly went to bed. believe it or not, i'm even more exhausted today. i think the sleep allowed my body to take the hit. woke up sick. guess i should be good and take a multivitamin for a few days. 

i have a hair appointment tonight!! i'm excited!! i'm making him take me DARK. no more of the almost blonde that somehow has been bleaching for the last 9 months (cuz we've only been weaving in brown...). i want my hair way closer to my natural color for the wedding, so i better walk out of his salon drastically darker -- or else!! i'm going to take in a photo of what i want for the wedding, since the girl even has the color i'm aiming for. 

i'm going to be very adamant about the hair tonight. i really am excited to go dark. yippee!!! cough cough.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: none, bcuz i forgot to charge the ipod


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