Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Here it goes.

I am ready to plow through the week ahead.

Yesterday I managed to do a little cleaning, survived the REI anniversary sale (I bought a heavier knee brace and socks - woo hoo), and then I went to see the movie Bridesmaids.  It was really good...

Overall it was a satisfactory weekend... now the fun begins... I'm sure it won't be as bad as I am imagining that it's going to be...  it might just be splendid... right?

hey - here is my horoscope for today!

Today is a 9 -- You make it look easy. Set a juicy goal. Your fortunes increase with a beneficial revelation. Guard against temptation to spend newfound riches. Save it for later.

well - I'm going to take that as good news... and I am going to do it!  

Okay, I am going to just plow through this and own it!  woo hoo!

Monday, May 30, 2011


I managed to sleep in until 7am this morning... I was awake at 5 - but managed to snooze until 7... that's good.  I fell asleep on the sofa last night while I was watching My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on TLC... I recorded it so I will have to watch it when I'm not so sleepy.

Today I am supposed to go see Bridesmaids...  I don't know what time yet...

This morning the knee feels better...  still a bit week but the swelling has gone down - maybe it's because I've been horizontal for over 10 hours... 

I got an email from my apartment manager saying that she sent an email to Mr. Clunky telling him to knock it off... keep down the noise.  We will see if it happens.

I had a revelation last night... I need to join some sort of twelve step group in order to meet a man....  do they have a twelve step group for shopping?

I am going to look for the positive this coming week....  I just have to put my nose to the wheel and get things done...  can you put your nose to a wheel???  that might hurt.

Okay, what else... I bought some hens and chicks the other day - I am going to attempt to make a terrarium or planter... I suppose I should figure out how to do it... that's what I can do today...

I guess I better get back to my coffee.... cheerio!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

okay I forgot to tell you...

When I went to the dentist the other day the hygienist let me wear the lead vest throughout the appointment... it was nice.  It's about the only good thing that happened last week...

Last night Mr. Clunky was using power tools to build something...  It sounded like he was using a circular saw and then there was the hammering...  oye.  I don't know what he's doing up there... power tools - really???

I survived teaching yesterday - I didn't really work that hard... but I still got a workout which was nice. 

I am going to try it again this morning.

This afternoon I am going to my sister's house for a barbecue - that should be fun... 

Okay - back to the knee... I was doing some research online yesterday and I think what happened last week was my patella was dislocating...  I am going to make an appointment with an orthopedist sometime in the next few weeks.  I need to wait until things settle down a little bit at work before I can do it though... 

Tomorrow I am going to go to a movie... a friend and I are going to see Bridesmaids... should be fun.

I thinks that is all I can tell you today... did I even post yesterday?  I might have missed it... if I did I'm sorry - it's been one of those weeks.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I got home last night around 6 and stayed in all night.  It was a rough week....

I didn't find a sub for my class this morning so I will just bark orders at people and try not to hurt myself.

The good things today?  I get my armpits waxed and my hair done.  That's all I have planned - I may go to a movie with my friend Patti.  That might be fun...

Okay, now I have to go...  that's what I get for slacking

Friday, May 27, 2011

The last day of the longest week of my life

Here's the update.

knee is better but it still hurts.  I'm trying to find a sub for my class tomorrow so I can give it a rest.

got one load of laundry done last night - I now have socks to wear.

Last night I also watched So You Think You Can Dance - that made me feel a little bit better... I really like that show and it only made me cry once...

Today one of my bosses is going to be back from vacation... He's going to give me a crash course on reading his handwriting so that I can enter his time for him... that should be interesting...

Next week is going to be crazy... it's just going to be me and a temp for most of it... aye aye aye...

I sure hope I survive all this.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Not much different than yesterday...

Incredibly busy at work.

Knee swollen up like a basketball.


I did get a good night sleep last night so that's good... my knee doesn't really hurt this morning, it's just a bit weak feeling.  I think I'm going to have to take the bus this morning instead of walking.  I don't really want to risk messing it up.  I have an acupuncture appointment tonight, and then I am going to come home and do laundry.  It is not pretty - I am running out of socks... that's almost as bad as running out of underwear.

I am thinking hoping today won't be as crazy as the rest of the week has been...   it's always bad when it's a pre-three day weekend.  Next week is going to be crazy too...  I'm going to be the only staff person in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday (and possibly Thursday)...  we have been authorized to hire a temp.   aye aye aye...

Okay - I'm going to try and remain positive.... yes I am.

Yee haw!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I sure hope today is better.

Yesterday sucked on all levels.

I actually thought it wasn't going to be that bad... it was going well... then I found out that a friend of mine has cervical ovarian cancer.  W/hat a way to bring you down right?

What else?  not that much else could have gone bad right?  wrong.  I went to yoga and did something funny and my knee (cap?) kept popping in and out of joint....  whatever it was doing it was not comfortable or fun.... it's not going whacky this morning but it sure is irritated. It's also not swollen so that's good.  I should try and find a sub for my class today but I hate to admit it that I can't afford to not teach... poop.  I will just keep my brace on it, and ice and ibuprofen...

Today I get to visit the dentist.  Yeehaw!

Okay, all my faithful readers - think good thoughts for my friend - she goes into surgery this morning...  I'm not usually one to ask for prayers but this time I am...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nothing to say

I've got nothing this morning.... I'm a bit less than satisfied with things right now...  Nothing is too bad, but nothing is too great either.. the thing I am most looking forward to is sleeping in on Monday.  yep, that's what I've got.

hmmm....  I'm feeling a bit jaded and bitter.... can't quite put my finger on it... blah.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm not ready for this.

I am stinking tired again today... I had a very busy weekend and I don't think I have recovered just yet... the lack of rest and the amount of crap that I have eaten this weekend have me feeling really gross.

I need to eat more veggies...  I haven't had any substantial amount of vegetable matter in the past week or so...  I'm feeling crappy.

Good news though?  it's a three day weekend this weekend!    yeehaw!

I had a good time at the baby shower yesterday... it's always nice to see my camp friends.... they always make me feel good....    I am looking forward to counseling at camp this summer (I always am...)...

Let me see if I can muster up the energy to get off the sofa soon...


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Feeling okay.

I managed to survive my outing last night....   It's not that I don't like going out, it's just that I'm really shy when it comes down to it...  I am not very fond of small talk... but I managed to do alright..  I succeeded and managed to stay up past my bedtime.

Today I have a baby shower to go to.  Of course I haven't gotten a present yet....  I'm behind the times I guess. 

The rapture didn't happen yesterday - that's good... there were a lot of things I needed to get done and the rapture would have ruined it all...

Maybe I should drink more coffee to get ready for my day...  yep, I think that's the ticket.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I made it to Saturday

I am here... I think I'm ready to go...  not 100 percent sure but it'll do.

I made it to yoga last night for the first time in about a week.  I missed it...  my knee is feeling a bit better - it was kind of sketchy there for a while... once I went to the chiropractor and he put my hips back in alignment it was smooth sailing - the knee didn't hurt like it had.


Today I am going to a barbecue... how much fun is that.

here's to the end of the world today

Friday, May 20, 2011

Confession Time

Yesterday I got a friend request on facebook for someone I went to High School with.  I remember their name but for the life of me I can't remember who they are...  (at least I know it's a guy)...

 I would drag out my annual and figure out who it is but I can't find it... it's packed somewhere.

This morning I'm going to the chiropractor... my knee has been killing me...my hip must be out of whack..  hopefully this will fix it...  I haven't been able to get in the work outs because of it and am afraid that it's going to show when I weigh in tomorrow... gah!

Mmmmmmm  I think I'm going to be wearing a skirt again today... that would be three days in a row!  I know, look out world - pasty legs and all - here we come.

This weekend is busy...  I don't know if I will be able to handle all I have going... barbecue, baby shower, teaching....

Maybe I will get to it...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

owie owie owie

Last night was the first time I have ever had to "modify" while I was teaching... my knee was killing me.  I think my hip is out of joint and that's why it's funky...  I'm going to the Chiropractor tomorrow so it should get better... hopefully.  Everything just aches.

Yesterday I bared my legs to the world... I'm going to do it again today.. it's supposed to be 69 degrees...  he he he 

What else... this weekend I'm going to a barbecue... I'm working on getting out and doing more things...

hmmmmmm...... what would happen if I quit blogging?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What is happening to me?

I didn't work out yesterday...  oh my.  I know, my knee was not doing well (still isn't)....  but I did go to get poked with needles (acupuncture) and it does feel a little bit better (it's not as swollen).  I decided not to tweak the knee with yoga last night.

It's supposed to be sunny today - maybe I will bare my legs...  maybe.  I know, they are still a bit pasty but they won't get any less pasty if I don't bare them...

I am afraid that I have lost that loving feeling... see you later.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Big Puffy Coat Stays.

I keep waiting for the weather to clear up so I can quit wearing my big puffy coat... I don't see it happening anytime soon.  Supposedly it is going to get up to the 70's later this week... I will wait until I see it.

My knee has been bothering me a bit...  Did I mention that I caught up my foot on Sunday and tweaked my knee and ankle (the other side - not the one I sprained)...  I've been wearing a brace around the knee to keep the swelling down... ah, the joys of getting old.  (and being clumsy).

Oh, another up"date" - the guy I went to lunch with may or may not have a girlfriend... ah... the strange dating life I lead...  if I determine anything else I will let you know.

A life with a million cats is looking like it's going to become reality...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Another week, another twelve dollars.

What do I have to report this morning?  Not much.  I didn't sleep that well last night so it might be a rough day.  It all remains to be seen.

I am waiting for the coffee to hit all the important parts of my brain this morning.

Up this week?  I do have an acupuncture appointment tomorrow.  That's it.  Nothing due, no big dates, no plans to go anywhere (not that I can afford it)... 

It might be nice to go on an official vacation sometime I think...

Last night I stayed up late to watch the season finale of Survivor.  I was completely satisfied with the outcome (Boston Rob won)... he played the best game ever... sure, he's had a lot of practice - but you know...  I should dust off my videos and work on a tape to submit... it might be fun.  and I could stand to lose a few pounds by eating nothing but rice and fish for a month....

I think that's it today...  carry on.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This is where it gets tricky

I am attempting to write this post all on my iPhone. We will see how it works out. Today was fairly normal. Teaching, I did a Load of laundry for my dad. Then I went shopping at the mall. Fun times. I skipped yoga today because my knee is a bit tweaky. Ouch.

Tonight I am gearing up for the season finale of survivor (go rob).

That's all I know today. See you in he morning.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Back to normal!

Okay, the only thing normal about me is that I wear clothes and like to watch television a lot.

I mean Blogger is back to normal.

Update...  although I though my "date" a few weeks ago went pretty well, it has not parlayed itself into a second one.  I have resigned myself to being a little old lady with a lot of wiener dogs....  It could be worse I suppose.  Not a lot worse... but I'm sure it could be.

Oh, I forgot to tell you this.  I was checking out my stat counter the other day and someone at NBC checked out my I heart Ann Blog... that means someone at the Today Show got my story idea about me!  Will they call me?  maybe, maybe not...  you never know.  At least I tried.

Camp is coming up in six weeks or so - so I'm kind of looking forward to that.  I am a big camp fan...

Okay, I guess I should get a move on.  I think it's going to be one of those days.

Friday, May 13, 2011

And you thought I wasn't going to show up!

I tried to post this morning but Blogger was down.  I would like to apologize.

Sometimes these things happen.

So - instead of telling you what is coming up in my day I will tell you what I did.

Woke up, drank coffee, tried to blog (and couldn't), got ready for work, walked to work, picked up treats for work, worked, ate peanuts, went to lunch, balanced checkbook, worked, got an early dismissal, went to yoga, walked home, took a shower and now I sit here... blogging and eating Pirate's Booty (yummy).  I should just go to bed soon so I don't eat all the water weight I lost at yoga.

This weekend?  What's happening?  I don't have a stinking idea...  laundry for sure... like Oprah says... what I know for sure - I will be doing laundry.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

cold extremities

I have had a bad case of cold extremities for the past twelve hours... my hands and feet were freezing last night, I had to curl up under a blanket last night (and then fell asleep on the sofa)....  They are pretty cold this morning too... mostly my hands...  This is something out of the ordinary...  maybe I'm deathly ill... nah...  Maybe it's just cold outside.

Today our office is going to Dahlia Lounge for lunch... it should be good.  I would have some coconut cream pie, but I don't think I have a spare 21 points on me today...

I keep getting emails for other Jennifer Towners out there (not the other Jen Towner of Radio Go Girl)...  I guess that's what I get for grabbing my gmail address early on...  I'm a trendsetter...  I feel sorry for all those other Jennifer Towners out there who want my name as their gmail address - they can't have it.

I am hoping today finds me in a better mood than yesterday... I got a little down in the dumps... it's one of those normal things... I think my pre-camp funk is coming early this year.

My month of yoga is running out... I really don't think I can afford it.  That has got me a little distressed... oh well.  What can I do?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Funniest Thing I've seen in a While

I don't really have much to say today... I'll just post this. It's funny.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday - Last minute details.

As is usual a grant application is due today and I'm not done with it.
At least I am ahead of where I usually am in the process.... I guess I know what I'll be doing durning lunch.

Yesterday I sent a story idea to the Today show about my artwork...  who knows, maybe I'll be famous someday. 

I am still trying to recover from the Chinese food I ate the other night.... oye.

What I want.

A vacation
financial security
tummy tuck

Oh, yesterday my foot didn't hurt so much!  I think that's good news.

Here's another picture of Ann.

Some people are saying that she's a bit dull... but I LOVE HER!  (not in that way though).... she's my favorite!

Monday, May 09, 2011

It's a great day!

This morning it was announced that Ann Curry will take over the hosting duties of the Today Show.  IT'S ABOUT TIME...  for those of you who are just stumbling upon my blog for the first time I have a semi-healthy obsession with Ann Curry.  Well, actually it's an obsession with the Today Show and I made a whole series of artwork about it.

I spent three months becoming a "regular" in the plaza at the Today Show... Every day I took a sign referencing Ann Curry's name in some way... I would try to get on camera as often as possible.  It was my attempt to become famous without actually having talent or skill...

You can see my behind the scene photos on my blog for the project I Heart Ann.

In other news I ate Chinese food last night and I think I have the worlds largest gas bubble in my tummy now... that combined with cramps???? not so much fun, but I don't really have a care in the world this morning...  just the warmth in my heart knowing that Ann Curry will finally take her place of honor next to Matt in the Anchor chair.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Momma Momma Momma!

I love my momma a whole bunch.  Today is her day! 

Last night I went to bed at 9:30... how much fun is that?  I know, I know... maybe someday I'll be able to sleep in in the morning and stay up late at night...  It's a goal I have someday...

Today I am teaching and then I'm off to yoga... then it's dinner with the family at Mom's. 

Yesterday I managed to do some cleaning and get some laundry done... woo hoo the excitement!

My goals for this week?  Finish up my GAP grant (it's due Tuesday) and then cleaning cleaning cleaning... maybe I'll get my studio put together???  I've only been here six months...


Saturday, May 07, 2011

Hello Weekend.

It would be nice to sleep in sometime I think... today is not one of those days.

Last night we went to Eva Restaurant it was very tasty.... I'm a bit afraid to weigh in this morning, but I will...   it's been a week of burgers and bad things... 

Yesterday when I got home I found that I had a free drink card from Starbucks in the mail.  It was for my birthday - they sent me one for my birthday earlier, but I'm not going to tell them...

Today I am going to work on my GAP application and try to finish it up.  I think I have everything done... just need to upload images.

I think I'm also going to go to hot yoga this afternoon...  woot woot... good times.

Friday, May 06, 2011


I don't have much to say today...  Still no news on the Ann Curry front.  They just need to give her the job already... right?

I almost had the misfortune of running out of coffee this morning - that would have been a tragedy... luckily there was enough in the grinder to get me almost a full pot (sure, I could quit at any time). 

I am pretty sure that it's going to be deader than a doornail at work...  I don't know how I'm going to entertain myself...

Tonight I am going out after work for a belated birthday celebration with some of my friends from the gym.  We are going to Eva at Greenlake.... hmmmm....  You know there's nothing but trouble when I'm going out after work...

this weekend I'm doing the usual... with Chinese takeout added in for mother's day...  I'm going to throw in a few yoga classes too.... I'm winding down to my last week of classes... boo.  I don't know if I can swing anymore after this... I hate being poor.

Maybe someday I'll have something interesting to tell you.... the other Jen Towner keeps asking me about "my man"... I have no man.  I am my own woman... a lone, single woman...

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Slow Start.

I  have been awake for a while but am just now getting around to posting...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Maybe I'll have a taco for lunch.

What do I know?  Nothing...   My toilet handle broke last night... I can still use it but I have to take the top off the tank and pull up on the handle that pulls the stopper...  good times!

Today I have an acupuncture appointment and then I think I'm going to hit up a yoga class.  My time is running out and I have to get in all the classes I can.  I am officially poor so I don't think I will be re-upping (but you never know).

What else do I know.... It was kind of nice yesterday - today it is raining...  I want to show my legs to the world but I can't because its too stinking cold!!!  oh well... there's always August right?

I think that's it.  See you later!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I've got nothing.

I am a blank page today...


They need to just give Ann the job already.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Do You Ever?

I sometimes wake up and have no idea what day of the week it is...  today was one of them.  I was thinking that it was Sunday this morning...

It's not.

I don't have much to say today..... tonight I'm going to yoga... I haven't been since Friday and I miss it!  I have to figure out how I can afford to do more of it when my one month runs out...

Sometime before the 10th I need to submit my grant application for the GAP grant... I think I just have to upload images of my work...  of course I started the application about a month ago... now I will wait until the last minute to submit it...

There still is no word about the Ann Curry situation... maybe when she gets the nod I might sell some of my Today Show artwork... maybe!  that way I could afford to do yoga all the time!

Woot woot.

Okay, I think I need to focus on drinking coffee right now...  see ya!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Weekend Recap.

Here is a report on the weekend. 

My race went well.  I was a few minutes slower than last year, but last year I was training for a half marathon and I didn't have a bum ankle.  I am fairly pleased with the ankle... it didn't hurt too much (in fact not much at all)...

After the race I headed home and tried to focus on not throwing up.  I was feeling a bit jumpy, but I think that was all the caffeine I had since I have gotten up at 5am.  I made myself something to eat so I felt better.

Lunch was good.  I wasn't too much of a dork, we ate lunch, talked about things and then went to Costco where I loaded up on generic Prilosec.  I hadn't been into Coscto in over 6 years I think... it's been a long time...

It was fun... it might happen again (the going out)...  You know how I am, go in with low expectations and then I'm pleasantly surprised.

In other news... there was a link in the New York Times saying that Ann Curry was going to be tagged as the next host of the Today Show.

Then there's the whole news about that terrorist... overall a pretty good weekend I think.

I am pleased.

Sunday, May 01, 2011


It's finally Sunday....

This morning I got up at 5am... yikes.  At this rate I'm going to be falling asleep at 7pm...

I need to get moving soon so I can run around the lake for doughnuts.... then I have to get ready for lunch...  I'm looking forward to it.  I am just going to be me... it's all practice in my book...

Last night I went to Red Robin with my friend Bill to redeem my birthday burger...  we ate onion rings... all 37 points worth of them.... I think I'm going to barf.

Not really.

Okay, I should get ready to go...  I think I have a few more minutes but I still have some coffee to drink...

I will update you tomorrow.