Wednesday, August 31, 2005

cool air

today was the first day of walking out the door and feeling cool, crisp air (of course, "cool" is all relative). it feels sooooo good!!!

i drove a truck for the first time in my life last night. must mean that we're getting close to our moving date. oh god - it's tomorrow! todd is already moving stuff over. he rocks. tomorrow i'm going to spend the day unpacking with the help of my good buddies emi and joanne. should be a fun time. other people may show up eventually. mostly to see the new place, i'm sure. we'll put them to work though. mwah hahaha...

Monday, August 29, 2005

new stuff...

new week, new day, new workout gloves (which i didn't have time to use this morning, because i was lazy and stayed in bed too long to do both cardio and weights), new house (soon enough), new ideas, new concepts, new thoughts, new dreams...

prayers for the people of Louisiana and surrounding areas.

btw, what do the people at the National Hurricane Center do during non-hurricane season?

Saturday, August 27, 2005

a single rose...

I guess there are days that are better than others. I guess there are weeks that are better than others. This has been an "others" week. The focus has been gone, the joy has been gone, and life has been utter crap.

Things started getting better on Thursday evening and I was able to smile again. And work again. Friends are so important. A rose on my pillow. Hugs. Ice cream. Smiles. And even laughter. Things will be tough for a while, but I'm up for the challenge.

New house is exciting. People are so helpful. I feel bad - I've barely done any packing at all. But someone has to work, right? I'm taking a day off for the official moving day. That will just have to do. I'll be more inspired once we're moved in, I'm thinking. IKEA here we come.

Monday, August 22, 2005

where have all the flowers gone?

just felt like making that the title of a post...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Happy Birthday Todd!!!

I honor of my dear husband's birthday, I am taking the evening off! I know - it's a real token of my love... :)

Can't wait for yummy Mellow Mushroom Pizza.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

nothing has changed...

Up until 1:00 AM or so on an OSD call. Back up at 6:00 AM to go to the gym.

Maybe one can survive on 5 hours of sleep per night. But I sure feel groggy.

Problem is my brain has to be in top condition every day all the time for high-level analysis and problem solving. In fact, it never stops thinking about these things...

It constantly churns and churns and wonders what is really the best solution to this problem? Cause there's always more than one... Always.

Haven't run in two days. Made me sound irritated with my best friend on the phone yesterday. I hate when that happens. So, now I'm going running. I like to be happy - and my friends like it when I'm happy. Apparently, I should smile all the time. I'll work on that...

Saturday, August 13, 2005

dessert tip

Trying to eat healthy and still enjoy treats now and then (or daily - like me), then I have great news for you:

Soy Delicious Li'l Buddies

They are awesome! And come in several flavors. And are wonderfully non-dairy.

Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

roller coaster life...

yeh. bought a house and sold a house in a less than 24 hour time period.

life is good.

will have pics/link soon.

Saturday, August 06, 2005


I finally filed our taxes. Ok - I haven't mailed them off yet, but still! This is soooo exciting.

My friends were right... Itemizing is better (at least a little).

Ok - gotta go help Todd get this house look pretty and sellable. We've found a totally awesome house - hopefully they will accept our offer and our house will sell quickly. :)

Friday, August 05, 2005

house hunting...

...and selling and cleaning and packing and I don't have time to write anything else...

...except that I went to Panera yesterday and my food was cold. Not a good start. But the soup (second attempt) was very good.

The family is back, which is very cool. :)

And my friend (who got sick in India) will be back on Monday (or so he says). It's all quite thrilling. Must sleep now.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

post-run ramblings

FYI - When you live in Nashville, TN (Ok - Brentwood, TN to be specific), it makes a really big difference if you run at 5:30 AM as opposed to 8:00 AM (which is when I ran on Sunday). I made it about twice as far this morning - despite the complaints from my thigh muscles.

Lunges are brutal!!! I started them up last week after many months of no lunges. I eased into it, I stretched, yet I've been in pain since Wed (probably didn't help that I did a few sets on Saturday while still in pain from the last session...). Whew - but they're soooo good for you - so I'll endure the pain and hope for the best.

My friend Katie is back!!! It is such a treat. I saved her some Swedish chocolate. I've got to remember to give it to her today. :)

Btw, why is it "the best thing since sliced bread"? It should be "the best thing since oatmeal"!! Today I'm having it Scandinavian style with lingonberries. It's quite delightful. Too bad I'll be running out of this stuff in a month or so. It is available at Harris Teeter, but at a highly overpriced rate. Hmmm. I guess it would be worth it.

So - field trip today. Should be fun. I love North Carolina. I want to live there, in fact. Just wish I was here to greet my family as they return from their 3 month Europe stay. I guess I'm officially giving work highest priority... (I'm kidding, mom!!!!)

Well, the oatmeal is all gone (whaaaahhhh!) and I have a meeting that I mandated in exactly one hour, so it seems I should get going...

Until next time...