Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Got up to find I'd received a couple of Christmas cards and my gift from my friend K. She sent me the Pride and Prejudice that'd been done by the BBC for the Masterpiece Theater presentation of Jane Austen's books. It also has Jane Austen Regrets. My friend knows me very well. :)
I didn't get out of the house at all today. Whatever is bugging me is outside too and so today I hid in my room with my allergy medication and my DVDs. :) I'm hoping this...thing will go away. I called into work and found out when I'm scheduled to be in tomorrow. I don't have to be there until 1, so I can sleep in just a tiny bit. I plan on stopping at the USPS to drop off all of my Christmas cards (yes I am THAT late), my book for Renee (I am SO sorry it's taken me so long) and a couple of gifts. *sigh* I am soooooo lame. :(
Lessee...oh, I rented some movies the other night. One of them happened to be Tropic Thunder, that spoofish movie done by Ben Stiller. Can I just say that I can't remember laughing that hard in a long time? The language is horrible, but Robert Downey Jr. rocks my world. He's amazing as a white man playing a black man playing a...well, it's complicated, but he's amazing. I never thought he was all that attractive in his younger acting days, but as an older man, he's actually pretty hot. LOL!! Especially when he's kicking out an Australian accent. Yummy! :)
I'm very tired tonight. I haven't been sleeping very good these last few nights. I should've taken a sleeping pill, but will do that tomorrow. I get to pick up Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian tomorrow, which I'm greatly looking forward to. It's seems like forever since I read the last book.
I was feeling rather melancholy earlier, especially after watching Jane Austen Regrets. I find a lot of similarities between us, though I do hope not to die at such a young age. I think most of it has to do with the lack of love in our lives. I mean, I'm loved, but I've never loved a man. Not even close. 'Tis kind of sad when you think about it. I don't know why I've never loved a man, but I haven't. *sigh* Then again, I've never had a man love me, so I guess it doesn't really show anything.
I think my issue is that I've got a lot of regrets. I regret the fact that I screwed up when I was young and instead of focusing on school, I went thru a severe depression that allowed me to completely disregard the school system. I regret the fact that I never persued certain people, because if I had? My life might be very different from what it is now. I regret the fact that I've never really and truly been on my own. I regret the fact that I've let fear lead my life. And my biggest regret of all? That I'm 32 years old and I've never really lived. Sad, isn't it?
I'm not writing this for pity or anything else, it's just...there. Sometimes I wonder what my life would've been like if I'd made other choices. As they say, hindsight is always better than foresight, which is really a shame.
Alas, I'm tired and a bit grumpy. I shall leave you with a hearty good night and a wish for sweet dreams. Ciao!
Monday, December 29, 2008
We stopped at B&N and then she had to do a couple of exchanges. I bought the 2nd book in Jessicca Andersen's Nightkeepers series, Demon Bound by Meljean Brook, Magic Study and Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I read those two last night and will review shortly. :) They were excellent to say the least. :D
Got home and ate tacos! Yum! Hard to believe that 99% of the snow we had is gone. I'm afraid that'll cause some flooding difficulties for some. When the snow disappears that quickly, it's difficult to keep things from flooding.
Oh, one thing! While at the mall I stopped at The Body Shoppe (my favorite girly store) and bought a gift set of their Vanilla Spice stuff. Oh man, it is SSSSSOOOOOO Yummy! It smells like vanilla and cinnamon mixed together. It smells very good on me. Mrowr! LOL!
The internet is still having issues. I couldn't get some sites to load. Boo!
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I get to call work tomorrow to find out what my schedule is for the week. Blah!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was different this year. Because of the weather, we decided to have Christmas on Christmas Eve. My brother and SIL came over after work to pick up the boys and we had pizza. After dinner, we unwrapped our gifts. :) I didn't get the most phenomenal gifts this year since I really couldn't get out of the house, but I did get gifts. :) I brought my brother a pair of Seattle Seahawks jammy bottoms and a top, two $20 gift cards for the nephews (because I couldn't find anything I liked) and dish towels, hot padsand a hot chocolate/s'mores set for my SIL. :)
My parents got me my AAA membership card (Yay!) and a memory foam mattress topper. My brother and SIL got me a foot spa and this unbelievably gorgeous (and very warm) fleece blanket. :) The boys got clothes and toys, though Dylan liked Cooper's toys better. LOL!
I also received my books I'd won by the Book Smugglers (Thank you, ladies!) yesterday. I read all but two. One I'd already read and another just did nothing for me. I'll review the books soon. Kristie J will be thrilled with one of my reviews. :)
For the first time in almost two weeks, the weather outside is pretty normal now! Yay! It's been raining solidly for about two days. We did have major snow on Christmas Day, but because it was wet, sloppy snow, it didn't stick. The roads are relatively clear now, which is nice. I'd love to just get OUT of the house! I am so sick of hanging out at home I'm about ready to lose my mind!
Quite a few books are coming out. The new Lara Adrian and others. Katie(babs) reviewed the latest Jeaniene Frost book and didn't like it as much as she did the first two. I loved the first book, but the second one drove me nuts! I asked KB if I could borrow it, because if I buy it and hate it, I'll be very unhappy. :(
I should call work and find out what my schedule is for next week. These last few days off have been SO peaceful! It's been lovely to just have the house to ourselves with no screaming boys. I love my nephews, it's just that after listening to them for 12 hours, it's enough for anyones head to explode. :)
We're having tacos for dinner tonight, which shocks me. I don't think we've eaten tacos in years! It sounds unbelievably delicious though. I love tacos, especially the way my mom makes 'em. :)
If I don't go shopping today, maybe I'll go and rent some movies. Being as housebound as I have been, I've rewatched every movie I own a gazillion times. I finally watched Howl's Moving Castle. What an odd, but lovely movie. I'm a big fan of Japanese anime and those usually don't make a ton of sense. This movie made sense, but it was just so WEIRD! As I was watching I kept thinking the voice of Howl sounded familiar and even told my mom "I bet you it's Christian Bale." If I'd put money on it, I would be rich. :) I'm not too shabby at guessing voices when it comes to animation or commercials.
And that's about all that's going on. The internet is finally moving for us and so I'm going to go check out stuff I haven't been able to check. And to all those lovely people who sent me a Christmas card....yours will go out on Monday. I am so sorry it's taken me so long to send them out, but with my illness and then the weather, it was just so difficult! I could barely get of my house and didn't have any stamps. :( Aw well, it's just going to be late, is all. :)
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
When I got home from work there was a note from my mom sitting on my bed. We're expecting anywhere from 4-8 more inches of snow tomorrow with freezing rain a real concern. *sigh* She said in the note that the family had decided to just do Christmas tomorrow when my brother and SIL come by to pick up the kids. She also asked if I'd be willing to go to the store with my dad to pick up the things we HAVE to have. So, that'll be my adventure for tomorrow. *eye roll*
Amazingly enough I did make it to work, though it was touch and go there for awhile. I'm just thankful the #9 bus that goes down Powell was being consistent today. Usually that bus is questionable at best, but it arrived within 15 minutes of me showing up at the bus stop. Since it's usually a 30-40 minute wait, I was impressed. :) Also, super hottie of a postal worker was on the bus both going to and coming from work. I'd say I'm 99% sure he's of Russian decent and yummy! Very nice too. :)
Ya know, I find it funny how we take obnoxious people for granted, so when someone nice shows up, we're surprised. As I was waiting for the bus (with super hotty postal worker) this young woman stepped up to the stop and was rifling through her bag looking for her bus pass. She had a box of Junior Mints in her hand and once she found her pass, asked me if I'd like some. I said sure, so she poured quite a few onto my hand. We chatted and she kept giving me more. We got on the bus; me sitting down near the front and her going into the back. The lady I sat down next to was really nice to.
I think everyone has resigned themselves to the fact that the weather sucks and we're all just trying to move along. Customers calling in today? Not so nice. We all had to say that we were sorry; packages weren't shipping since PDX (airport) was shut down up until last night. It got to the point where I wanted to say "Haven't you watched the news?" LOL! People in other countries even know we're having unbelievable weather here! Sheesh!
I did get some great pics of Dylan and Cooper on my cell phone yesterday. Dylan was kneeling on the couch waiting for Poppa (my dad) to come back from taking Chloe on a potty walk so they could go on a big boy walk. He was so cute all snuggled up in his snow suit. :) Cooper was caught smiling, which is always good. :)
I'm hoping that when my dad takes me to Freddy's tomorrow, he'll let me do my Christmas shopping. I pretty much know what I'm getting everybody, I just need to get to the store to get it. We have to get a couple of things at Wal-Mart too. I hope he'll be willing to take me there too. Again, know what we need and it'd take me 5 minutes tops to get it done. We'll see what happens. *sigh*
And so, that's what's been going on in my neck of the woods. I admit to being a bit bummed that Christmas'll basically be nonexistant this year. It's bumming me out a bit. But, whatever. I'm trying to be optimistic. :)
Ciao for now!
Just to give you an idea, I'm standing at the end of our walkway. In the middle there is the "walkway" we'd created to get to our cars. The snow, if it hadn't been disturbed would've gone all the way up to the third stair. And we're expecting 6-8 inches more with freezing rain on top of it all. Ugh!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
So, I've been housebound since Saturday. I'm going so stir-crazy I can hardly stand it. It wouldn't be so bad if I had something new to read! I heard that B&N has the new Lara Adrian book available, but I couldn't get out to get it. *sniffle*
We didn't even get mail today, if that tells you anything. Nobody was walking on the sidewalks. Most were walking down the center of the street. When my mom took Chloe out for a potty walk, the drifts were so tall Chloe couldn't get over them, so she followed in my mom's footsteps and ended up peeing on the sidewalk. My mom has been feeding the birdies out in the tree. We've got a hummingbird who has decided that he loves my mom. She has 2 feeders: one in the tree and one w/ just the place for him to get his sugar water. She takes that one in every few hours, microwaves it and takes it back outside for him. He chitters at her when she takes too long. It's pretty funny, actually.
My brother and SIL both went to work today. I personally think they're insane. I dunno, I just don't think it's necessary to almost kill yourself to get to work. I would've stayed home. My dad took Dylan out for a long walk today, which thrilled him to pieces. He loves going out on walks. He came inside COVERED in snow. The snow as almost as tall as he is. :)
And that's about it. I'm going to try to get pictures tomorrow just to show y'all that I'm not complaining about just a little bit of snow. We beat a 40 year old record! 14.5 inches of snow at the airport. That's nothing compared to most other places. Lots of commuters stranded at the airport, Greyhound and train stations. Over 100 truckers are stuck on I-84 which is totally shut down between Troutdale and Hood River. Most of them are at a place where they can get food and stuff, but a lot of them haven't moved since Friday. It's really and truly a mess.
I don't think it'd be so bad if we just had the personnel to go out and clean up the roads, but honestly we really don't get weather like this very often. It happens once every 5 years or so, which screws everything up. I feel for the poor homeless, but we do have warming centers set up all over the city so they can get inside. People are driving their SUVs to the airport, charging a nominal fee to drive people up to Seattle. So, it's not like we're being selfish or anything. In fact, people are really going out of their way to help their fellow men. Lots of really amazing stories of people doing great things to help others. Makes a person feel good. :)
And I'm off. I've got a killer sinus headache. The pressure overhead is really screwing with my head. *sigh* I wonder if it's snowing again? It snowed almost all day and petered off around 5 or so. We just keep getting hit though. New storms keep coming in off the coast. If you look at the radar it's insane how many storms are coming in back-to-back-to-back.
I still haven't gotten my Christmas shopping started, let alone done. *sigh* People are getting things late from me. Ah well, it'll just drag out the season for all of you. :) I'm off!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Yesterday was a joke of epic proportions. I was supposed to be at work at 10 am. Got up, took my shower, got outside, looked around and was wondering why my genius of a boss hadn't closed down work. It was bad. Got in my car and got as far as Starbucks before my car spun out and I glided along to rest against the curb. Called my supervisor and told him I wasn't coming in. Got home and my dad said I'll give you a ride. Thanks a lot dad. *eye roll*
Got to work only to be told we'd be closing at noon. *sigh* Buses were delayed as long as an hour, so my dad was a dear and came back downtown to pick me up. It snowed all day yesterday, freezing rain last night and more snow today. I don't think I've ever seen so much snow. And they're expecting up to 7 inches tonight. It was clear the last time I looked, but more is definitely on its way. I got a text message from my brother telling me that they had to try to get into work tomorrow. Good old companies more interested in the all-mighty dollar than the safety of their employees.
My work should've shut down yesterday, but waited until noon. By then most of us were hard-pressed to get home. I don't understand the stupidity of management in situations like this. It's not safe for people to be out. With the freezing rain we had last night, it's caused about a half inch of ice to be layered between the layers of snow. It's horrid out there. *shakes head*
On to some good news. Went over to the Book Smugglers to find out I'd won! Yep, I won a whole bunch of books. Might help me out of this dry spell I've found myself in. Whee!
And that's about it. My Christmas cards are languishing on my floor waiting to be sent out. I am SOOOOOOOO sorry that they're going to be so late. I haven't even been able to get any Christmas shopping done. Except for my mom. I gave her her gift early b/c she was complaining about not having anything to listen to. I bought her Enigma's latest CD. It's really good. :)
And that's about all that's going on here. I hope to take some pictures of the disaster that is Portland tomorrow, just to show everyone that we aren't panicking about just a little snow flurry. We've have some hard-core weather here, not just for us, but for just about anyone!
I'm off. Going to go play Sims 2 for awhile. Ciao!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Work is getting sssssssssssllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Of course, now we have to deal with the "What do you mean I have to pay THAT much money to get my package in time for Christmas? Haven't you heard that the economy is suffering?" My response (or should I say what I wish I could say) would be "You can afford to spend $1000 on clothing and you're complaining not only about the economy but that you have to pay $17.95 in shipping with an additional $7.95 of shipping? Excuse me while I feel no sympathy for you." Idiots.
I'm feeling much better today, though I'm still a bit droopy. More tired than anything. Would really like to have a night of uninterrupted sleep. Here's hoping I don't wake up to crazy snow like I did this morning. Of course, by the time work was over, most of the snow was gone, but it'd turned into a ton of ice. *sigh* Driving home was...interesting to say the least.
I'm finding Facebook to be an interesting, but definite time-suck. I spend more time tending animals (cutest little penguin ever. Named her Chewie) and fighting other Mob Bosses than anything else. That and Scrabble. 'Tis kind of sad, really. LOL!
Work tomorrow and Saturday and again on Tuesday. Will not go back until the Tuesday after that. If I'm being honest, I have no problem with this scenario. Except I do have to question the genius behind this tidbit. Holiday is officially over the day after New Year's. What did my work decide? Let's have a holiday sale catalog come out...immediately! We'll have no down-time! Ack! We'll go from the insanity of Christmas shopping to the insanity of After-Christmas sales...right away! Wah!
I'm quite proud of myself. I got my Christmas cards done. I just need LB's address (she promised she'd email me. ha!) and wrap a couple of things and they'll go out. So, for all of you expecting cards from me? Yeah, you'll probably have them the week after Christmas. *sigh*
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I've got 99% of my Christmas cards done. I have 2 left and then they'll be off. So, some of y'all might get 'em after Christmas. I tried, people. :D
Now, it's on to shopping. Ack! I had the best of intentions to be done by now, but with me being sick and life in general, I'll probably be finishing up on Christmas Eve. *sigh*
Got my schedule for next week. I work on Tuesday. That is all. Scary.
I'm tired. I think I'm going to go play Sims 2 for awhile and then it'll be off to bed. Need to get up early enough to go spend an hour at the Post Office. Save me!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I'm alive, which is saying something. I'm definitely still not 100%. I wish I were, but I'm not. Spent most of today watching a bunch of period dramas (Sense & Sensibility, Jane Eyre, both P&P's and something else) and basically being a vegetable. *sigh*
Found out we're expecting up to 6 inches of snow here on Weds. Ack! Portland usually doesn't get weather like this, so of course we're all in a tizzy, panicking and wondering what/how we're going to go about normal life while it's happening. If what I expect happens, the entire city will shut down and we'll basically all be housebound. Oh joy. This happened about five or so years ago when we first got hit with about 4 inches of snow and then got hit with freezing rain so all told there were about 10 inches of this sheer ice on the ground. The entire city shut down for a week, because nobody could drive on the streets. The poor semis got stuck in the Pass and a lot of grocers ran out of food because nobody was delivering. We were stuck at home for close to a week. By the time we could get out, going to Fred Meyer was like the ultimate adventure. :)
Tomorrow I go back to work. I went back on Saturday, but I was still pretty messed up. I think my boss is taking pity on me though, because I'm scheduled for 6 hour days all week. I'm not complaining though, because I'm still recovering. Still weak and find myself crashing at the oddest moments. That happened to me earlier today. One minute I was starting a movie and the next it was over and I was waking up. Very weird.
I feel so bad too, because I had all these grand plans of having my Christmas cards out early and everything. Instead, they're barely done and not even sent out. I've already received a couple, which have been a big boost to me. I've needed that sense of being...noticed, if that makes sense. It's amazing what getting seriously ill does to a person's psyche. I've basically been homebound for over a week and it gets to the point where I feel like I'm going to scream...or something else horribly unpleasant.
Well, I'm off. In the midst of a Scrabble game on Facebook. Before I go though, a few ladies are in the midst of the genius that is The Italian Gourmet-Baby-Food Baron's Ironically Pregnant Virgin Mistress. Here's Chapter One over on CJ's Blog, The Thrillionth Page. It's sheer genius on sooooo many levels. :)
*Edited to add*
Katie(babs) had this on her blog. I had to steal it b/c A. I'm evil like that and B. It's Wolverine! And Gambit. Dude!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
And there's a birdie there too. See him? :)
So, that was what I woke up to this morning. The house is all snug and warm, but outside it is windy and blustery and snowy. What a mess. Thank goodness I didn't have to work today!
Last night I slept through almost the whole night...for the first time in a week. I'm still exhausted, but at least it looks like I'm finally catching up. It's about time. Yesterday at work, I got my schedule. I think my boss was taking pity on me, because I'm only scheduled for 6 hour days all week. Trust me when I say I'm not complaining. :)
So, today is a day for being lazy and quiet. I might curl up and take a nap. It's just that kind of day.
I'm now over on Facebook. I blame my friends for this addiction. I could use the excuse that I just wanted to play Scrabble (which I did), but I've been doing a lot of other stuff too. *sigh* Like I need any other distractions. :~S
Friday, December 12, 2008
I will say one thing though; getting as much fluid pushed into me as I did (2 full IV bags), it's caused me to pee like nobodies business. I know, that's a bit TMI, but it's getting just a bit ridiculous. Every time I turn around, I've gotta go potty, again. *sigh*
I tried to go to bed awhile ago, but I guess I just wasn't ready to. So, I'm sitting here watching P&P 2005 for the bazillionth time. A couple of things I've noticed. 1. Matthew MacFadyen has some beautiful hands. That scene when he's walking away after helping Lizzie into the carriage and the camera does the close-up of his hand flexing? Wowza. I'm a big fan of sexy, masculine hands. Sausage fingers do NOTHING for me.
2. The guy who plays Mr. Wickham bears an eerily uncanny resemblance to Orlando Bloom. It's his Doppleganger! Ack!
3. Keira Knightley isn't what I would call the most beautiful woman in the world, but there are moments when she is absolutely stunning.
4. Donald Sutherland cracks me up.
5. The actresses who play Kitty & Lydia are perfect. Two more addle-brained, ridiculous characters I've never seen.
6. I wish I didn't like this movie so much. It gets just a bit depressing to realize that Lizzie can be as outspoken and judgemental as she is and yet she still gets her man. And yet, me? Ha! I've never learned to curb my tongue and end up saying things that can be taken out of context.
Oh, and remember when I mentioned I'd gotten a new idea for Kara & Jamison's story? Well, thankfully it ended up not being the lunatic ravings of a sick woman and actually ended up being awesome. I'll have to change 99% of the story (ugh), BUT I think this change will completely make this story. It'll add intrigue and danger that didn't exist before AND make it into the paranormal romance I was hoping for. :) Whee!
And so, that's what's been going on in my little brain tonight. I'm still pretty shaky and my body is all out of whack, but I am on the mend and I am getting better.
And Katie(babs) both Alice & I are looking for your addie. I told her I think you like being all mysterious and stuff. Am I right? LOL!
Night & all that good stuff!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
When my mom's alarm went off this morning I told her "You're going to have to call my brother and tell him he'll have to figure out something with the boys, because I need to go to the hospital." And off we went.
We got to the emergency room and there wasn't anyone else there. The nurse took my stats and because my pulse was pretty high, she got me a room immediately. Got me hooked up on fluids and that was that. Got blood work and a pee test done, which came back clear (Thank God), but I was still really messed up.
After getting home, I downed a thing of strawberry jello, which tasted like ambrosia. What is it about having no appetite and jello? I'm not a big fan of the stuff, but anytime I've been in the hospital, it's the one thing I crave. Is that weird? LOL!
I ate my jello, went in and took a hot shower and then went to bed. I fell into a coma-like state for 4 hours and woke up to feeling almost like myself. Thankfully, my doctor excused me from work tomorrow and that means I have another day to recuperate. It means I have to work on Saturday, but thankfully that'll be a short day and then I'll have two days off to recupe even further.
Thank you to all of you who left get well wishes. They really meant a lot to me while I've been out of my mind. Let me tell you, I've learned my lesson. If I ever get this sick again, I'm going into the hospital immediately. The only other time I was this sick was when Dylan was born and I had that really nasty flu bug. I'm just thankful this one wasn't the vomitus noninterruptus that the other one was.
And so that's been my week. I'm just thankful the pain is gone and I can read again! 5 days of not being able to read has been HELL! You don't know how much you miss it until it's gone. *sigh*
How's everyone else doing? Now that I've basically got a free day tomorrow, I'll be finishing up Christmas cards and getting those off, including the book for Renee. I feel so bad that I've been lame when it comes to getting stuff out. I've been laid up. It's my only excuse. :~S
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
And I'm not the only one. My mom was really sick last night and my dad has been suffering from the same symptoms I've got, though mine seem to be worse. I hate the flu. :(
I was so proud of myself too. Hadn't had hardly any sick days at all this year, but took off Thursday due to some major girl issues and now this. *sigh* If it's not one thing, it's something else.
I finally took a sleeping pill at 4:30 this morning and knocked myself out. Slept like the dead...finally. Still wish I could sleep longer. I just wish my body didn't ache so bad. :(
I haven't done much of anything at all. No books, movies, or anything else. If my eyes didn't hurt so bad, I'd actually have something to do. *sniffle* My mom took one look at me this morning and told me I looked like I'd got punched in both eyes. The circles under them are that dark.
And so I'm going to go now. I'm tired of whining. Night!
Monday, December 8, 2008
I just wish my eyes didn't hurt. It'd make reading or writing MUCH easier. *sigh*
I should just go back to bed, but I've been sleeping off and on since about 3:30 yesterday afternoon. :(
Aw well, whatever. I'm calling in sick tomorrow. Going to stay in bed and hope to kick this nasty bug to the curb. Wish me luck. :D
Here's how it works: Open the book closest to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.
This is from Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card:
Where are you spending the most time and effort? Are you constantly researching or inventing more about the setting? Is it the detailed unraveling of the mystery that fascinates you? Do you constantly find yourself exploring a character ?
I'm not tagging anyone, because I can't think at the moment, but if you'd like to participate, let me know. :)
Because of the sinus pressure and all that good stuff, it hurts to read. Why am I on the internet then? There's nothing else to do and it's relatively easy to read. *sigh*
While I was asleep though, I came up with a great idea for Kara & Jamison's story. Of course, it was a fever dream, so I might not think so tomorrow. But, I wrote it down just in case. :) I always have a pen and paper handy next to my bed because I never know what'll hit me when I'm sleeping. I've come up with some pretty amazing story ideas while sleeping. I've got a vivid imagination, I guess.
Not much going on. I'm hungry but nothing sounds good. All I've eaten today are a couple of sweet rolls. I missed my nephew's dedication, so I'm sure I'm on my brother and SIL's poopy list. Let me put it this way, there was NOTHING that would've gotten me out of bed. I wish nothing had gotten me out of bed until sometime tomorrow. *sigh*
I really, really want to go take a shower, but am afraid I'll wake everyone up. I feel disgusting, which doesn't help matters any. :( I think I'm falling apart. Wah!
Well, I'm off to go write down my ideas for Kara & Jamison. Wish me luck. :)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I'm coming to the conclusion that I'm blaming any and all book expenditures on the Book Smugglers. I kid you not, the last....8 books I've bought are because of them. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and now the Desperate Duchesses series by Eloisa James. It's a sad, sad state of affairs, but there you go. And sooner or later I'll get a review for them over on G&BB. My brain just isn't in the mood tonight.
Remember how a few posts ago I talked about that super-charged, erotic, whoa-mama dream I had? I kid you not, I've had the exact same dream for at least a week. It's is getting really, really annoying. Why him? Eesh! I mean, it's not like he's unattractive, because honestly he's actually really hot, but he's just not for me. I hate having this dream for 2 reasons. 1. I hate waking up knowing that it was all a dream...because it is SO REAL in the dream. 2. I hate waking up knowing that it wasn't real. *sigh*
And so, I'm trying to purge my brain. I'm thinking bleach. LOL!
And work is crazy, crazy busy. I know the economy sucks donkey butt and all that other sad mumbo-jumbo, but you'd never know where I work. I guess it's because we have a higher end clientele or something. I had a woman call in yesterday who had to buy something of ours, but couldn't tell me her size because (and I quote) "I have all of my clothes made especially for me, but I just couldn't pass this item up!" Can you imagine? Sheesh.
Other than reading, I've been playing the new Tomb Raider game. I broke my own rule and bought myself a copy. *sigh* I just couldn't resist. It's been amazingly easy (I say this now) up until this point. It's still difficult, because the TR games love puzzles, but I'm not doing too shabby if I do say so myself.
I"m listening to Napster and hanging out. My life is so boring. We were having computer issues at home for the last few nights, so I haven't really done much blog-hopping. Will probably do that tomorrow.
My nephew is being dedicated tomorrow. I haven't attended church in years, but will probably go since this is a specialy occasion. We had the boys over tonight and my mom & dad took them on a walk to see the Christmas lights. Dylan was quite ecstatic about this & I could hear him cooing loudly for blocks. :) We haven't had a Christmas tree at home in probably 5 years. My mom and I are both allergic to real trees and to most fake ones as well. Also, with the boys around, it's just not feasible. Our house is way too small anyway. I don't really mind all that much, though I do admit to feeling a bit blue not to have sparkly lights. I love Christmas lights, especially the small fairy lights. I'm not a big fan of all white lights though. I like color.
There's a street here in Portland called Peacock Lane. I kid you not, this entire street outdoes itself every year. People will drive up and down the street. If you move onto this street, you are REQUIRED to put out major decorations every year. I wouldn't like that. I like the idea of decorations, but doing however many you want because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to.
And I'm done. Going to go vegetate for awhile. My eyes are all tweaking tonight. *sigh* Ciao!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Finished reading book 3 in Nora's Sign of Seven. It was the best of the 3, but still seemed pretty flat to me. I've been sorely disappointed by her last few trilogies. Same story over and over and over again. *sigh*
And here's the preview for the new movie The Ugly Truth starring what's-her-face Heigel and Gerard Butler. It looks really cute. Here's hoping it is. :D
And that's that. I'm off to beddy-by now. Ciao!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I was so tired yesterday I took a sleeping pill and was completely out of it by 9:45 last night. I can't remember the last time I went to bed that early...when I didn't have to. *sigh*
Here's genius for you. We were busier today than we were on Friday. Ugh! 23 shopping days left. Ack! I won't be doing 99% of my shopping until after next Friday. Have to wait until payday. So, I'm trying to be caught up on all my bills now so I won't have to worry about them. Blah!
I'm playing this really trippy game for the PS3 called Mirror's Edge. I have no idea how to describe it, but let me put it this way. I'm on the EASY session and I'm having a horrible time. I think it's because the controls are so specific. It's hard to get the character to do what I want. I spend more time smacking the controller in frustration than I do enjoying myself. That drives me nuts. I'm waiting for the new Tomb Raider game to show up at Hollywood so I can rent it. The girl asked me why I didn't just call Game Crazy and buy it. I told her I don't do that anymore, because it's too easy for me to beat them. Yes I'm a geek. :~D
I got part of my Christmas cards finished today. I'm going to be sending them out early this year, because I'm trying to be organized. I'm still waiting for a response from a couple of people in regards to Christmas cards (*ahem* Lisabea), but I have quite a few people I'm sending cards to. Some'll get gifts, but they'll be few and far between this year. I'm so broke, it's not even funny. *sniffle*
Have a couple of books I'm looking at buying, but as for right now, I'm waiting. I don't know why so many books have to come out NOW! Why not after the holidays? Don't they realize that I have GIFTS to buy? Huh? Huh? LOL!
Well, I'm going to go play the Sims 2 now. Ciao!