Friday, April 14, 2006

My not-so-good week continues

So this morning, I'm preparing something to eat and decide I'll use up some leftover Mexican food to make a burrito. Unfortunately, I think it was starting to turn bad so I decided not to risk it and tossed everything.

On to plan I was rummaging through the freezer, a bag of frozen peas came open and, you guessed it, all over the kitchen floor. Maybe this is a subconcious effort on my part to clean the house? First the bathroom and now the kitchen?

So I put together a snack and it needed to be steam cooked. I just checked the pot and the water wasn't even boiling. What the heck!??!!! Yep, I didn't turn the burner on. Yep, I'm starving. Yep, I'm NOT in a good mood, lol.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

It is soooo not my week

Last week, I took a road trip to see my folks and left a day earlier in the hopes of seeing my SIL. But she had to leave the day before I got there because of the weather.

I was going to help the ladies at my mom's church make dumplings for their fundraiser, but they got a late start and I could only help one day. And I could not change my plans and stay longer because I had to be back in the office since my boss was on vacation and the other dept. lead is still on maternity leave.

Every day there was a crisis in the office. Usually, I can handle them just fine. But with being short-handed and every crisis having big ramifications, I was quite stressed.

Yesterday, I got a call about a family crisis.

Last, but not least, I've come down with the flu. So I've been miserable in bed all day (except for some computer time). Orprah wasn't even interesting today.

I decided to treat myself to a bath. Unfortunately, I knocked over the shampoo bottle, which in turn knocked over my water. Then I ran out of hot water.

Thank goodness tomorrow is another day!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Crop and money woes

I should be working (yes, even at this hour), but I took a break to check out my favorite scrapbook site ( There is lots of chatter about the big November crop. I want to go and DH is okay with that (I missed last year's so I really want to go), but I'm freaking out about money. We just don't have any extra with his job change and my potential cut in income.

I decided to depress myself by calculating my bonuses and pay increases for the past ten years. Of course, during the internet boom years, everyone did well, no matter where you worked. But now? Well, with the company deciding to go with a new employee evaluation system that I can't figure out, plus the current US business model of do more with less, it looks like I will have to work harder than ever to not make as much money. Do you know how depressing it is to work the hardest you've ever had at a job and know that you might make less money per year? We haven't had any reorganizations in my department, nor RIFs (reduction in force), but we have had two people move on and only one of them has been replaced (so far). Add to that someone out on long-term leave and we're all under a bit of stress.

So now the big dilemma. Spend the money or not? It isn't a matter of saving up for the trip. Those of you who know me well, know that saving $ isn't a problem. I always live within my means. But should I spent the $ on something as frivious as scrapbooking or should I replenish my savings? Sigh, sometimes I wish I wasn't so darn practical.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Update your blogs!

I finally added a post to mine. Now how about you? L and K, I see you updated yours so you two are off the hook, lol. But one of you hasn't updated in a month!

Fat or not?

I know I'm not fat, but why do people think that I have a mental or emotional problem if I want to lose some weight? Not a lot, just a few pounds. I don't really care about the number, though I would like it to be less. I'm running out of close that fit and my "fat" clothes are now my everyday clothes. So yes, my current weight is a problem. And why do people think that if I'm not heavily overweight it should be easier? Proportionally, I have more weight to lose than a lot of people. Wish me luck.