Saturday, April 30, 2011

Trrrrdddd again.

I am so freaking stinking tired today... it started last night.  I went to yoga and then got home around 8:30...  I was good for nothing after that...  I was out like a light once my head hit the pillow... I only had one interruption by Mr. Clunky at 3:30 am...

My dinner tonight had to be postponed until tomorrow... that's okay, I kind of had a full plate today anyway...   I will have to go to Red Robin though and get a birthday burger... I think I might make it a gardenburger though and save me some points...

Well.... poop, I've run out of time...

Oh, I know you all like to know what's on the agenda...

WW, coffee, cycle, waxing appointment, picking up race packet for the doughnut dash, laundry, and red robin...  If I could swing a yoga class I'd do it.... hmmmm... maybe I'll look at the class schedule..

Later taters.

Friday, April 29, 2011

I ate too much...

Yesterday I ate way way way tooo much...

I have probably gained a bajillion ounces (I was going to say pounds - but it's probably not that bad)...

I had a nice time at dinner with my friend Debbie - we went to a greek place in West Seattle... it was yummy yummy yummy...

Today should be pretty slow at work.  I am looking forward to finishing my evening with hot yoga, a shower and then a good nights sleep.

There was a report out yesterday saying that Ann Curry was going to take over the anchor chair from Meredith Vieira... I am not going to celebrate until I hear it from them though...  I love Meredith but Ann will always be my favorite...

Last night after dinner I ran over to Bellevue Square to pick up a top for yoga.  My daddy gave me a gift card for Lululemon so I bought some new attire... I had tried it on at Pacific Place but they didn't have my size...  so I bought it at Bellevue... it's red and cute... I will look stunning as I sweat off the weight of a small baby in it.  Just as long as no one looks at my armpits...

I think that's all I have for you...

Tomorrow is dinner day... woot.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cranking up the heat.

It's cold out this morning... that's no good.  It's almost May!

Tonight I am meeting my friend Debbie for dinner... I'm using a groupon which expires today... of course - wait until the last minute.

I am a little bit sore this morning...  I realize I haven't complained about my foot lately.  It still hurts.  The ankle too...  I need a lower leg transplant.  The rest of my body is a bit achy too... I think it's a combination of yoga and a killer body sculpting class I took on Monday...

I had thoughts of getting up early tomorrow and watching the royal wedding, but I'm not stupid... I need to be refreshed and ready to go for my weekend.  It's not everyday that I have dinner with a man...  I don't want to have droopy eyelids.... 

I am fortunate to have my waxing appointment on Saturday morning... no need to be letting my armpit hair distract my date... (okay, it's not that bad, but it could be better...)... 

I don't know much else this morning... maybe I should just get ready to go...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I can't do it.

Yesterday I tried to not post anything about yoga or food on facebook.  It is impossible to do.

I found I didn't have much to say that wasn't about food.    I broke down around 3pm because I had eaten a terrific rocky road brownie...

Last night I went to yoga after work.  I think I sweat off about five pounds... it felt good though.  I can actually do things I didn't think I could which is kind of cool.

Today - nothing out of the ordinary is happening...    Maybe I should drink more coffee.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I have grown a pair.

Okay, it's a little pair that I have grown but still... 

Jenerator has asked a gentlemen out to dinner and he has accepted.  How that for a change?  I'll actually be doing something this Saturday night instead of nursing a glass of chocolate milk and watching Suze Orman.

Next up...  I ran into a former coworker on the bus yesterday.  We caught up on what was going on with each other and she also mentioned that she remembered that I was the first person to be nice to her at our office.  That I had actually gone out of my way to be friendly when I didn't have to... I thought that was nice of her to say.  I like to be nice to people... that is until someone does something to make me not want to be nice to them..

I have to be at work early this morning because we are getting new glass for your conference room table.  How fun is that?  I get to take some comp time later on this week... I might do that by coming in a bit late on Thursday and going to yoga in the morning.  Sounds like a good idea to me.

What else do I need to tell you?  I don't know...  I think I have told you more than enough today right??

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday again.

I am having a hard time getting a move on this morning...  It was a busy weekend and I'm ready for a nap.

Easter was a success... not anything happened out of the ordinary... I managed to drive to Olympia and get a "good Job" on my driving skills on the way down... on the way back up to Seattle at one point my dad asked "do you know how fast you're going?"  to which I replied "yes I do".
Actually, I was only going about 70 and I was moving along with traffic.  If I had been going any slower people would have been honking at me.  Then at one other point I was told that I was following someone too closely...  I just can't win.  That's alright... at least now he's not complaining about the consistency of the pressure on the gas pedal...

On the agenda this week I have work, teaching, dinner on Thursday and the Hot Yoga on Tuesday...  This weekend I get to have my armpits waxed... woot woot.  I am looking forward to that...  It's about time.

I think that's all I have for you this morning.  Nothing too exciting but that's okay....  see you tomorrow.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Recovery

I spent the majority of yesterday working out or eating...  I feel a heck of a lot better today after a good nights sleep.

My only complaint this morning is that my ankle is bruised again and my upper body feels like it was hit with a bag of oranges over and over and over and over...  I guess that's the hot yoga talking.

As you may recall from previous Easter posts - I am a big fan of the hymn Christ the Lord has Risen Today... I would post a youtube video of it but I think I'll pass this year.

I have a bit of a sore throat... I hope I'm not getting another cold.  I just got rid of the last one... it would suck to have another one...

This afternoon I am picking up my daddy and we're heading off to Olympia to have the traditional Easter halibut and angel food cake...  after going out to dinner with him last night and driving him to and fro I know that I will have to be aware of where I place my hands on the steering wheel (I have a tendency to drive with one hand... and he tells me about it when I do..). 
In my old car he would comment about my foot on the gas pedal and how I never kept consistent pressure on it...   oh well - I will adapt.

I think maybe I'll get ready in a few and go to the gym early... maybe go tanning (no, I'm not going to make it a habit - but it's free and I am pasty white)....

Have a happy Easter everyone...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Birthday

I had a great day yesterday...

it started out with me running into the UPS man when I was leaving for work - he had my comcast rebate card.

then I found a penny.... then I found another penny.

I had a birthday cookie waiting for me when I picked up our breakfast order for work.

My desk was decorated.

I got baloons.

30 percent discount for my birthday at Lululemon.

Happy hour with friends...

The only thing I would change is that I wouldn't have eaten those two pieces of wiener dog cake when I got home.

Today I am doing the norm... with hot yoga and dinner with dad thrown in...

it should be nice... hopefully my tummy will settle down.  I've taken drugs so hopefully it will get better.

It's good to be loved!

Friday, April 22, 2011

44 years ago today...

 I ruined my mother's figure by coming out the wrong way (through her tummy)...

I don't feel any different today... okay, I feel a bit sore because I went to hot yoga last night... it was good...  I went into a hotter zone, and I was sweating like cheese left out on the counter.  I DID manage to grab my right foot in the bow pose... that's the first time I've done that since the 80's... my knee doesn't usually let me do things like that but we're going to see what happens...  I think I may become a hot yoga junkie... I have three more weeks left of my deal... let's see if I can sit on my heels by the time I'm done..

My plans today are to work and then go to Happy Hour.  Seems like a semi -perfect day.

My Comcast visa rebate card is being overnighted to me so that will be nice... I think I will use it to buy a grocery store gift card...  I have no idea if they will leave it without my signature though.. I can wait though... I've waited this long - a weekend is not going to kill me.

This weekend I am going to recover from my hangover... (just kidding)... no, the usual.  WW, Teaching, then I'm going to yoga and then my daddy is taking me out to dinner...  On Sunday we are heading down to Olympia for Easter (and my birthday cake!)...

Overall I think things will be just groovy today and this weekend...

If anything exciting happens I will be sure to check back in.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Countdown to Birthday....

well, people are dropping like flies from my work birthday celebration... I guess that just means more cake for me. 
Today I am going to go to work and then hit up a yoga class after work.  The muscles in my shoulders and back are a little less sore so that's good.. I can still feel every single one of them... hmmm...

Last night my mom took my cycle class... I think she survived.  I told her that I wouldn't call her out in class but I did.  I actually forgot that I told her I wouldn't.  Oops.  I have that problem sometimes... I've learned to adjust to it...

I don't really have anything else to report today.  I managed to do some laundry last night... I was running out of socks.  That's almost as bad as running out of underwear if you ask me.

coffee, shower, work, yoga, shower, the office, sleep..... birthday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I think I have a yoga problem.

I went to yoga last night at 8pm.  What the heck am I doing???  I really like it... it hurts my knee a bit, but everything hurts my knee...  my upper back is a bit sore, but I think that's because I'm not used to using it that much....

This week has been really long and it's only Wednesday... luckily I have full french press next to me and my feet up...  a half an hour more and then I'll need ot get a move on...  but that's not for another hour.

Tonight my mom has signed up for my cycle class...  I'll try to take it easy on her... try is the key word...

Hmmmm....... I don't really have any plans for the rest of my birthday week except for happy hour on Friday (you want to come?) and cake Friday afternoon.   I think I said it yesterday but I haven't had too much time to be excited about it this year.  It's hard to be excited when you probably won't get any presents...  oh well... at least I'll have cake.  That's the most important thing.

On my way to yoga last night I took this picture - it's the Space Needle... looks like a UFO I think...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What can I tell you about yesterday.

Last Monday when I got to the gym to teach my class I thought I had forgotten to bring my pants.
Yesterday I DID leave my pants at home.... nothing like having to go down to Fred Meyer and buy a pair of inferior pants to wear while teaching...

Not that I can afford to buy more pants.

I survived teaching twice yesterday, my body is still sore - I do get to go to acupunture today though... it's been six weeks since I've gone...  I can't believe it's been that long.  I am still recovering from that stupid fall... 

I think I may try to go to yoga tonight.  There's a class at 8pm that I could go to... it probably wouldn't be too hard to find parking... I think at that time at least...  It might be a good way to finish off the day.  (even though I'm still sore from the classes this weekend)...

Have I even mentioned that it's Birthday week?  I seem to have gotten sidetracked by life... I think that's a good thing though.

I finally got around to doing dishes this morning... it was getting scary in my kitchen... It's all better now though.

I feel adequate.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Late Start this Morning.

I don't have time to write much.  I taught the 5:45am cycle class so I didn't have time to catch you all up on what's going on.

I went to hot yoga again (it's easier the second time even if you do hurt).

I wore my shoes... feet hurt a bit.

Comcast left me a message on my phone saying they were looking into my rebate.  That's excellent customer service.  I give them an A+++ 

Now I just need to resist eating this chocolate muffin I bought on my way into work...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I survived hot yoga.

I am a little bit sore today but I will survive...  Yoga was not as horrible as I was expecting it to be...  I did however sweat up a storm...  I think I am an abnormally over achiever when it comes to sweating...  I may go to a class this afternoon... 

In addition to yoga yesterday I wore my new minimal shoes...  I think that's another reason why I'm a bit sore...  I'm using more of the muscles in my legs...  My heel doesn't seem too ouchy though...

I was going to put together a new playlist of cycle songs this morning but I don't think that's going to happen....  

Hey - it's Birthday Week.  woot woot.

I think that's all I have to say this morning.....

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Complaining gets you somewhere (sometimes).

Yesterday I mentioned that I hadn't received my rebate from Comcast.... lo and behold there are Comcast Employees out there scouring the web looking for dissatisfied customers (or maybe the guy who contacted me was just enamored by my photos...) Well, this guy posted a comment on my blog saying that he could contact people and look into my rebate.  Will it work?  maybe... it's nice to know that people do care...

I complained about another thing yesterday as well.  A friend of mine borrowed my video camera a long time ago.  I haven't gotten it back...  I complained.  Did I get the camera?  no.  But I did get some nice flowers...

Now if only Starbucks would figure out how to get their free drink cards to people in a better manner than having them get lost in the mail...

back to the agenda... off to ww, then to teach, and then I am going to try out hot yoga...  I have a groupon..

Friday, April 15, 2011

Poor again.

I got paid today and after paying the majority of my bills I am poor.  I think I have 72 dollars to last me a week.  Luckily I get paid from the gym next Friday (my birthday) and that will cover my comcast bill...

Speaking of Comcast - I had to send them a message today because I never received my Visa Rebate card they promised me when I signed up for my service...  I did all the things I needed to do - I had to call some phone number with a validation code and I paid on time for three months...  I hate bad customer service... 
(Comcast has remedied the situation so they are cool in my book now!)

What else.... the memorial service yesterday was nice.  My nephews were there and they behaved themselves nicely...  they are good boys (they're 7 and 5).... they were nice to Grandpa too...  at least that's what my sister said on her fb page...  it almost makes me want to have kids.

here's some photos I scanned yesterday...

I must be heading toward a plate of cookies.


Petting a lamb (goat?) at the Kelsey Creek Pony Farm

Wiener Dogs!

Three Witches.

Pony Farm

I wore those tennis shoe roller skates all the time!

It's kind of fun looking at all these photos.... I kind of miss all the physical photos with evolution of digital media... maybe I should learn how to take photos.... I do have a real camera...

I have cramps.

hows that for a transition....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello again.

It's Thursday!

I slept like a log last night... I like it when that happens... no waking up at all.

Today I am leaving work early because I have to go to a memorial services for my Dad's cousin. 

Yesterday I had to close my checking account at US Bank.  They wanted to start charging me for keeping money with them... I've been with them a long time, but when I moved to New York I had to open an account with a bank that was located there... (Chase)... Sorry US Bank.  You lose.  I may end up eventually moving all my money into the credit union but for now I think two financial institutions is enough. 

Last night before I went to the gym to teach I decided to stop by and see the puppies... they always are excited to see me.  I love them.  I was going to take Zoe to the wiener dog walk around greenlake next week, but I had to reschedule acupuncture so that's not going to happen... oh well.  I love my dogs.

One of the things I do miss about living with them is the way Stinky used to snuggle up next to me when I was posting to the blog every morning... 

Let me see what else I know.  Not much.  Maybe this weekend I will make some artwork... or at least get the studio organized.  It's only been five months.  right?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Things I would like this morning.

a nice foot rub

a puppy in my lap

a few days off

2,250 dollars

a pedicure

thinner thighs

I really don't think any of the above are going to happen...  I could possibly manage a few days off, but then what would I do???

Next week is Birthday week.

Last night I went to an opening at Richard Hugo House  it was artworks based off poems... most of it was good.  It was on my way home so I had no excuse not to go...

I got word yesterday that my shoes have shipped and they should arrive on Friday. 

That's all I've got.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

No Acupuncture, no fun

I got a call yesterday saying that my acupuncturist is sick.  Boo.... I guess the only bright side to this is that I save 15 bucks.

I'm not feeling the post this morning....  maybe I should cut back on them...

I'm not feeling that hot... physically I'm better... minus the usual aches and pains...

as a last ditch effort to fix my foot I ordered the shoes to the left here... For those of you who are fashion conscious like I am - rest assured I ordered the purple pair... not black.

They are supposed to help me use the muscles in my foot more and make them stronger. 

Since me wearing my rigid orthotics isn't helping we're trying something else...

I know that I am supposed to be saving money - I did use a 20 percent off coupon at REI.  If they don't work out I'll return them.

Maybe some day I will post about something other than having aches and pains...  I doubt it though...

Let me think.... here's a list of things that I do like...

Cute Flats

Monday, April 11, 2011

Offically poor.

I am now officially poor.  I have to buckle down if I expect to go to Vermont...

I think I'm just going to eat canned goods.

I am sitting here in a nice clean apartment...  okay, there's some dirty dishes in the kitchen, but other than that it's clean... I think I should have people over more often so I clean more often.  I broke out my new vacuum cleaner yesterday and I must say it does a great job of sucking up the dirt.

Did I mention the pair of cycle shoes I found at a consignment shop near my place?  I bought them for one of my students... they were in perfect condition with cleats for 36 dollars.  I would have kept them if she didn't want them... I love finding a good deal.

What else is going on this week?  I am going for acupuncture tomorrow.  It's been over a month since I've gone... I hope it helps.. my foot hurts.  boo.  What else?  I have to fork over my deposit for the residency... I have to teach and I have to work off the five pounds I gained last night from eating too much chili and pie.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A good nights sleep.

I went to bed last night at 9:30.  I am not ashamed of it at all... I must say I feel a lot better.

Today I have to do some cooking and cleaning to get ready for my Top Pot Doughnut challenge viewing party.  It's going to be fun... I've got some chili in the crock pot and I'm cooking up some bacon (just because I need to).... I've been thinking a lot about wedge salads...  I have the blue cheese dressing - I just need some bacon to crumble up on top of it.  Yum yum yum!

Yesterday I was down yet again at ww... that's over four pounds in four weeks.  That's good news.

Last night I joined a wiener dog meetup group... it might be fun to take Zoe out on walks...  they are having a walk around greenlake on the 16th.  I may see if I can get my act together to go... they start at 6pm so I'd have to figure out how to get the dog and there by 6pm.  I'll have to think about it.

Yesterday I didn't wear my orthotics... I managed alright... I took a walk in the afternoon and towards the end of it my ankle was hurting but my foot wasn't any worse than it normally is...  We'll continue the experiment today.

I got a good nights sleep... maybe I'll do some cleaning now!  or drink more coffee...

Saturday, April 09, 2011

living the dream

I am up again ready to attack the day.

the cold is resolving itself... I am still stuffed up, but I don't feel as crappy as I did...

same old same old today with some cleaning thrown in... I am getting my hair cut even though I now can't technically afford it.  I have to come up with 300 bucks to pay for a deposit for the residency by the 17th... I should be able to scrounge it together somehow...  (I should just cancel the hair appointment..)... but I can't really do that...  hmmm... decisions...

I went to the chiropractor yesterday and we talked about my choice of footwear and how it affects my foot and its healing...  I am going to be trying to wear my shoes without my orthotics and see if that helps.  I'm tired of my foot hurting... did I mention that I'm looking forward to the month in Vermont so my body can heal itself?  I am.  I'm going to take up swimming...  I do own a few swimsuits and I'm not afraid to wear them... 

Okay, I need to get moving.  Don't want to be late for weigh in...

Friday, April 08, 2011

Cold - please go away.

The cold has progressed to my lungs...  it's the usual progression.  Sore throat, sneezing, plugged up nose, and then the lungs... next it will go away.  It can't come soon enough.  I'm not sick enough to not go to work... but not well enough to feel good.

Last night I went out to first Thursday... saw some interesting things and saw some people I haven't seen in a while... the weather cleared up so all was well... (I walked over nine miles yesterday - which didn't really help my foot)...

This morning I have to do some shopping for the office and then I have a date with the chiropractor... I am going to have him give me an overhaul... back, foot, hip, shoulder... I may even have him look at the foot...  I am really looking forward to my month in Vermont.. maybe It will give me a chance to heal my foot....

This weekend I really really really am going to clean up my apartment.  I have people coming over on Sunday night so I have to do something...  good times.

I think I shall go now... try to get rid of some of this phlegm in my lungs... woot woot.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Phlegm fest.

My cold is moving through it's regular course... now I'm in the phlegm stage.  I feel alright other than the sore throat (which is better) and the croupy-ness in the back of my lungs.  I know that description makes me sound very attractive doesn't it?

Thursday... thursday... thursday...  tonight if I feel reasonable I will trudge down to first Thursday to see the shows that are up and then I will come home to my sofa and the Big Bang Theory...  I know!  My life is full.

I received a new top last night (it was half price from the big brother clothing party which was booked from mine)... I think I may wear it today even though I think it's freezing outside... I was just thinking yesterday that I was a bit tired of wearing my big puffy coat - but I think I'll keep it around for a while...

Okay, I think I will go now... I have ten more minutes before I should get off my backside and get ready...

Oh, I found out about the deferred payment plan for my residency so I should be able to manage it... hopefully.  I don't think I'll need to sell a kidney.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Alive (but not) Kicking

I have the beginnings of a cold.  Hopefully it won't stick around too long.  I came home and vegetated on the sofa last night.  Unfortunately my mother instilled a work ethic in me and I don't feel bad enough to not go to work... that would just be cheating.

This weekend I'm having a Top Pot doughnut challenge viewing party.  Top Pot and Mighty O doughnut are going to be participating in the Food Network Challenge on Sunday night.  I have to start cleaning now!

Now that I've been up a little while and took some drugs I'm feeling a bit better...

OKAY - I FORGOT!  Rumors are surfacing that Meredith Vieira is leaving the Today Show.  She's a great anchor and I would miss her - but I WANT ANN CURRY TO REPLACE HER!!! That would be an ideal situation...  I should start planning a campaign for her right now.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I'm going to Vermont.

Well - I asked for the time off work and I got it.   Woot woot!  Now I just have to tighten down and stick to a budget.  To do this I have the following plan.

Only eat what I own.  (minus buying fresh fruits and vegetables)...
No surplurfurous extra spending.
Sell pairs of shoes I don't wear.
Limit waxing services.
Sell a Kidney.....

I'm just kidding about the last one.

Although I might consider it if I could get good money for it...

I have sent an inquiry to Kickstarter to see if they will help me out.  Kickstarter is a funding platform - you propose a project that you need funding for - then you solicit pledges and if you reach a certain amount by a certain time you get the money...  in exchange for the pledges I would give gifts/artwork in exchange... we'll see if it all pans out... I'll find a way to make it somehow... woot.

Okay, I think my french press is calling me... later gators.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Wait wait wait...

The days just seem to run together one after the other...

It is Monday again. Fun times.

Yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning they ran this story about a man and a goose... you should watch it.

it's sweet...

Yesterday I went to momma's house and did some laundry and vacuumed my car out.  That was fun.

On Saturday when I went to the Big Brother clothing party I saw someone I hadn't seen in about 20 years (oh my goodness) and she said "you're little"  that was nice to hear... sometimes I forget.

Let me see what I've got coming up this week.

Work, sleep, teaching, eating, walking...  I think that's it...  oh, haircut on Saturday.

I think that's it.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Back to complaining...

My ankle is not working as it should... last night I had the ice out and stocked up on ibuprofen.  It still smarts.... I am currently suffering from an impingement of a tendon on the inside of the foot. 

I think I just need a lower body replacement... 

Today's agenda is fairly low key... teach and then come back and work on the studio... I guess If I'm going to go to an artist residency I should prepare myself.  I should also start working on a grant application so that I can afford to do it... glargy.

If my ankle felt better I would go for a walk - but I'm not sure if it's going to cooperate.

What else do I know?  Nothing...

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Good News.

I got home yesterday and had an envelope from the Vermont Studio Center.  When I was in New York I submitted an application for their Artist Residency Program.  They have a few fellowships available - I didn't get a fellowship, but I did get in.  That's cool.   I was reserved a spot in September.  Now I just have to figure out if I can take four weeks off of work, and come up with the money to go...

I have a few friends who have been there.  I was also given the option of going in the winter when grant aid is more abundant.

Today I am doing the usual... ww, coffee, teaching (my ankle hurts), waxing appointment, big brother clothing party.  But now I definitely won't be getting anything at the party... I can't afford it.

I got my vacuum cleaner the other day... I should use it tonight... clean out the car and the apartment.  Woot Woot.

Okay, I need to go now.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Hello Birthday Month!

Well crap - I had a post going but then I decided to restart my computer and it lost everything... to sum it up.

it's my birthday month
I bought gas yesterday and now I'm poor (almost 50 bucks)
My former camper is here so I am letting him sleep in a little bit... I mean, sleep in compared to when I get up in the morning... I'm in my bedroom, but feel the need for coffee...

I ate the best sandwich last night.  Smoked gouda and artichoke on grilled sourdough.  yum yum.

Okay - I have to go now...