Sunday, March 31, 2013

It's that time of year again...

Happy Easter everyone... Christ the Lord is Risen Today is my favorite hymn of all time.  They actually played it at one of my Dad's Memorial services because I'm such a fan.

This morning I am going to run around Greenlake with a friend and then possibly go to church... maybe.  Still not sure about that one.

This afternoon I am heading over to my momma's house for dinner.

I don't know what else I'm going to do - I should probably do some laundry at some point.

I have been trying to watch all the episodes of True Blood before Xfinity's Watchapalooza week is over.  I have four more episodes to go.  I think I can do it.

Yesterday was not very exciting - ww, running around Greenlake (twice), big brother clothing party and then the True Blood marathon.  I will take it. 

If something else exciting happens I will let you know.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Not much to say.

This has been the longest week in recent memory.

I swear it felt like Friday on Wednesday....

This morning I woke up at 4:30... managed to stay in bed until 5:00 but then decided to get up and watch an episode of True Blood On Demand...  it's a watchathon week and I don't have HBO so I thought I would take this opportunity to cram all 12 episodes of season 5 into two days.  I've got 2 down, 10 to go.

Yesterday at the office we had work stations installed.. that meant I was displaced temporarily... no phone, no computer...  I should have just taken the day off...

I will be so happy when this remodel is over...  it's going to look really nice.  My only complaint is that I'm sick and tired of everyone being critical and questioning construction decisions without ever having looked at the plans.  If they move a wall I'm sure there's a reason for it - did they go to construction school? NO I didn't think so...  I say wait until the whole plan comes together.. It's not finished - wait until it's done before you criticize it...

CRAP - good lord, I'm going to start punching people if they don't chill out.  I may just go postal.

Onto another subject.  I may actually have a date in the next few weeks.  Now that would be an event.  Things are still in the works, but I am optimistic.

So I just realized that the title of the post says "not much to say" but I guess I was wrong... I think I did have something to say.

Happy Friday! Happy Payday! (if it's your payday) Happy Feet (the movie)....

It's going to be in the upper 60's this weekend... I am feeling highly optimistic...

more photos...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I'm still around


It has been a busy week and it's only Thursday.

The good news is that for the first time in a few weeks I don't have a constant headache...  I visited the chiropractor on Tuesday and we worked on my neck again.  I have to go back one more time next week... hopefully that will do the trick... my neck is still a bit stressed out but in general it's feeling better.  At least I don't feel like crying all the time now.

Yesterday my sister and I went to meet with my Dad's Financial adviser...  a lot of paperwork to fill out...  I don't think I am going to be independently wealthy (and I won't be able to quit my job - not that I would)... but I should be able to pay off some of the principal of my student loan a little sooner.  I'm trudging along with the whole death thing...

Two more work days til the weekend...  my plans this weekend are to go to another big brother clothing party and then stuff my face for Easter...  I think I'm going to go for a run Easter morning - I may also go to church... I think I will just play it by ear for now.  I don't have to teach so I may even sleep in until 7:30!

I shall leave you with some photos...

 Terracotta flower

Real Flower

Demo with groovy wallpaper


Sunday, March 24, 2013


I took a yoga class yesterday and today I am hurting!

I mean it's a good hurt - minus the muscle in my neck which is freaking out.   My body isn't used to doing those things... stretching and bending.

Last night I slept for 11 hours... I guess I needed it.  I've been worn out lately...

Today I am delivering clothes, teaching class, and I think that's it... I think I will stop by and visit the puppy dogs at some point as well.

I think I am in a lull... I'm okay with a lull...

Next month is birthday month...  I don't know what I'm doing to celebrate....

For Easter I think I'm heading to my mommas for dinner... maybe I'll go to church since there are not classes at the gym...  I weighed in at WW yesterday and was only up .2.  I just have to lose 2 pounds in two weeks in order to weigh in for free next month.  I've decided to reign it in and track track track...  you just have to follow the program and it works... the problem is that I haven't really been following the program...

okay, I'm rambling...

Friday, March 22, 2013

I think I slept through the night...

Thanks to one of my leftover painkillers from my knee surgery a few years back I almost got a restful night's sleep.

The neck/shoulder area is still stressed out, but it's feeling a bit better.

I am really really really really really REALLY glad it's Friday.

It has been a long week.  Fortunately my coworker was back yesterday and I wasn't too stressed out.

I am contemplating taking a yoga class tonight.  I'm thinking maybe it will help relax the body a little bit (and sweat out the corn dogs I had for dinner the other night).

This weekend is shaping up to be uneventful which is perfectly fine with me.  I'm not really in the mood to do much out of the ordinary.  Perhaps I will go on a road trip and/or long walk...  or maybe I will just do more laundry - it never ends.

Next item -  Someone in my apartment building is organizing a garage sale next month.  I think I'm going to participate.... I have an inner spring futon that I need to get rid of - if I can get money for it that would be great.  After the garage sale there is also going to be a potluck.  That will be fun to meet some of my neighbors.

Oh look, I've run out of time... I need to hose myself off and get going...


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Falling apart (again)

It has been one of those weeks again...

Here are my complaints/statements in no particular order:

My neck still hurts (my head not so much).  - going to the Chiropractor helped but I have to go back on Tuesday for a tune-up...  It turns out that I did a number on my body when I fell off the platform during class.

I'm tired. 

I'm eating too much crap (because I'm tired and I don't feel good).

People have been out sick this week at work which makes my work load a bit more challenging.

On a positive note, my apartment is clean.

Here is a random photo of the lights at the Whitney Museum of American Art which I took last month...

maybe someday I will take the time to take more photos and post them...  I need a benefactor.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Finally a break...

This morning my chiropractor is coming into the office special for me....  I will finally (hopefully) get rid of this headache... it's bringing me down.

I don't have much time to type... 

Not much to report.  I tried to bring more pep yesterday morning.  I think maybe I did... me and pep?  meh.

Last night my momma decided to sneak into my class... I didn't even call her out.  I think she survived.

What else...  yesterday I was the only staff person in the office... my cohort was out sick.  Hopefully she will be back today.  We have a temp coming in so it shouldn't be too bad.  Just as long as my headache goes away...  blech.

maybe someday soon I will quit being cranky... we can only hope.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Clean clean clean...

I am having one of those big brother clothing parties today.. My apartment is almost clean.

I just have a few things to clear off my coffee table (and hide in my closet).

I'm still a little miffed about needing more "pep" when I teach at 6am.

I just want to tell everyone to take a flying leap.

I should start cleaning again... but I'd rather sit here and drink more coffee...

oh, and Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Need more pep.

I was asked if I could be a little more peppy when I teach at 6am.

No comment.

It's 6am.  I'm almost 46 years old!

I said I would try...  this is where I differ from some other fitness instructors... I am a normal human being.  I  have an innate need to be asleep at 6am (or at least on the sofa drinking coffee).  It's going against nature to be overtly peppy all the time... I suppose if I took "supplements" or drank energy drinks I might have more pep but I'd be wired... I don't like feeling that way.

As I said before - I said I would try.  More pep and talk more.  I feel like I'm talking all the time.


Perhaps my schedule is catching up with me... 

I need a benefactor.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm still here.

I keep trudging along.

I've been dealing with a headache/shoulder ache since I ran into the wall the other day.. been too busy to do anything about it.

okay, I take that back.  I just called the chiropractor.

I picked up my car yesterday and she is really pretty...  I just hope nobody backs into me when they are parallel parking...

Work is work.... construction is going to drive me crazy.  I have to clean my apartment before Sunday, I need to quit eating crap...

Goodness... this sounds like a rant.

I must admit I'm kind of cranky.

On the flip side of that I AM feeling a little bit of my funny self coming back. (however little a bit it might be...).

I've been dreaming about taking a vacation someplace warm.  I haven't really gone somewhere nice and warm for a long time.  It might be nice.

I think that's it...  I'm done ranting.

For now.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The blog post which recounts you almost knocking yourself out during class...

This morning I almost went head first into a glass block wall.

During class I realized that I had to use the restroom or I was going to be in trouble.... graceful me got off the bike after a drill and tried to run to the restroom.  It didn't work.  My feet got caught up and I tripped head first into the wall.  Luckily I was falling in slow motion so I managed to get my hands out in front of me to catch myself.

Bruised palm, bruised pride, sore shoulder and a headache..  I may have to make a date with my chiropractor again...

The good news is I got laundry done and I won't have to go commando tomorrow...

This week should be interesting.  Taking my car in.  Who knows how long it will take to get it fixed.  Hopefully not as long as I'm thinking it will.  I am going to expect the worst though.. it's par for the course - the way my luck has been lately.

I'm trying to remain semi-positive about things.  It's a bit challenging but I will do my best.

I am going to make myself feel better by watching episodes of Hoarding Buried Alive... it should do the trick.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

the inability to get out once you get in...

I made it home about 1:30 or so and never really made it out again today... the laundry definitely didn't get done...

Oh well.

I'm kind of sad-ish this afternoon...  well, not exactly sad.  Just a bit on the lonely side I guess. 

Maybe I'll go to bed soon... it is Daylight saving times tonight... might as well get the extra hour back on the front end...

I made it to Saturday

I only spent 11 plus hours at work yesterday.

Everything got done and I only almost cried once..  it wasn't as bad as Thursday though.

I will be glad when this whole thing is over.  I'm developing my construction cough.

Okay, I don't feel too bad... I just saw a story on Justin Beiber... he's having a harder week than I am.  But he has a ton of money so I guess he can manage...

Today I am subbing the Body Sculpt and Cycle classes... we shall be doing wall squats!  That's really the only thing I feel comfortable teaching.

I absolutely need to do some laundry or it's not going to be pretty... I had a waxing appointment schedule but that had to be rescheduled...  I guess I will just have to hide my armpits.

I think I need a vacation.  Really.  Someplace warm.

Friday, March 08, 2013

No Desire to go to Work Today

I am not a construction manager.

I am not looking forward to going into work.

I have to be there at 7am for furniture moving...  I'm waking up with nightmares.

I will be glad when this is over.

I only cried once yesterday... I know everything will work out in the end, but people need to chill out and work amongst themselves.

If you are thinking about working with Integra for your phones - think again. 

oh, and I am crampy...

Thank goodness it's Friday.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Are we sure it's not Friday?

Wicked Brutal.

That's the term that Christie Johnson (local news reporter here in Seattle) just used...

That's how my week is feeling so far.  I am just too busy.

I think a vacation would be nice.  Someplace warm.  I could use a little color in my cheeks.

The good news is that I managed to do the dishes this morning.

Tonight I shall try to get some laundry done if I get home in time...  It's first Thursday and I think it would be good to look at art and try to be social.  You know it's not always easy for me to get out.  I'm okay once I'm out there, it's just hard to get out there.

okay, back to the office.. (or maybe we were never talking about the office)... we're in the middle of construction and I think I"m developing black lung (is that right?)...  no, I think the dust is making my throat sore.

After tomorrow I won't have a desk to sit at.  Let me rephrase that - I won't have a real desk.  I will have a folding table.  Today the cabling to some new temporary offices will take place.  Blech.

Tomorrow I have to be there at 7am.  At least I'm an early riser.

Okay - that was a pretty good rant.  I haven't done that in a while.

I could rant about other things too, but I'll save those things for later.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Geez it's early

It's only Wednesday.

This week has proven to be out of control.

Work is going gangbusters... our construction is in full swing and I am only partially in the loop.  It might help if you tell the office manager what is going on... it might help.  It's a good thing that I hold up under pressure...  I'm going to be running on fumes by the end of the week.  Friday morning I have to be at work by 7am for the movers... good thing I'm used to getting up early to teach.

Only two more classes to teach and I get a break from that too.  I'm subbing classes on Saturday so I don't get my usual three day break but that's alright.  I might be getting to the stage where I may give up a class... I'd just have to decide which one to give up... ah, I probably won't give any up... but I dream of a day when I don't have to work out all the time (then I'd probably gain 20 pounds).

Some point in the future I would like to do the dishes... it's just not happening yet.  I'm not at a hoarders stage yet, but you know I'm just one jug full of urine away from being called for an intervention (I'm kidding)...

Overall the place (my apartment) is looking pretty good..  I am having people over in a few weeks and have to get everything in tip top shape..

There was a grant application due today which of course I'm not going to get done... oh well.  I've gotten 2 out of the last 3 done so I'm doing better than I usually do....

I need a vacation.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I've got nothing for you today.

No post - not really in the mood.

It'd be nice to stay home today, but I can't. Poo.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

What Now?

Yesterday with some help of taking off my socks and activity monitor I was able to get back to goal at ww.

Now I don't have to officially weigh in until next month (although I will be weighing in just to keep track)....

Haircut and color went alright (it was a new person... she passed the test).

Today I am teaching and then going to work on an art application...

Perhaps I will go for a long walk when I'm done with the application.

I don't have much more to report than that.

I suppose that is good.

Saturday, March 02, 2013


These flowers were from the service yesterday.

Overall it went really well.

It was nice to see everyone I know and meet others that I didn't know.

We went to dinner afterward at the Wedgewood Broiler.  Overall it was a good day.

More to come later when I have more time.

Now I'm off to see if the bereavement diet worked...  I was .4 from goal last week.

Fingers crossed.

Friday, March 01, 2013


I don't really have much to say today.

I went to my Dad's storage locker yesterday and took out a few boxes.  Man, did he sure have a lot of ties.

He liked his ties a lot....  I'm hoping that someone else in the future will like his ties as much as he did.   I don't know exactly if we're going to donate everything, but I did take a purply striped shirt for myself.

Today I shall work on cleaning up my place a little bit more - it's coming along but there's a way to go.  I did dishes this morning...  I have my art work table up in my living room so that has a bunch of art making supplies on it...

This weekend is interview weekend at SAIC.  A friend of mine I met while I was at the Vermont Studio Center has an interview with the Fibers and Material Studies Department.  I wrote her a recommendation... I'm glad she's got the interview....   when I saw her work I thought she would fit right in.  I told her to say hi to my friend Karolina (the Grad coordinator)... I sure miss her.

Let's all keep our fingers crossed that the interview goes well.

This afternoon looks to be a bit emotional, but good...  a lot of people have a lot of good things to say about my Dad.  It turns out that one of my blog followers children went to Kimball Elementary and had my Dad as a librarian.

I've been trying to thing about the reasons why I haven't been more upset (distraught) about my father dying...  I have come up with the following reasons:

I was always truthful about things with my dad.

I don't have a husband, significant other, or children so I don't have to manage multiple tasks and deal with other peoples emotions.

My longtime camp counseling experiences have helped develop my spiritual life... I have more of a sense of God (or spirit) that gives me comfort that me and my loved ones will be taken care of.

My watching of Long Island Medium (I know - this sounds like a crock).  But by watching this show it has given me peace in that when someone isn't physically here, their spirit still is...

I'm sure there are other reasons...  I would rather be happy for his life than be sad in loss...

I've said it before - there were sides of him that he didn't show to the public - but I love him for all those imperfections as well.

I have to read Psalm 23 today...  I hope I don't mess up.  but if I do it doesn't matter...

perhaps we can start moving on a bit when the day is done...