Monday, April 30, 2007
WEEHOO Ok I love surprises!! And my good friend Patty who I am running the marathon with sent me a care package today FULL of surprises!! She sent goodies for me to try on my long runs and a really great book about running.
My favorite thing is the magnet for my fridge. I love it! Nothing like a little motivation to keep you going. Oh and the ugly socks (even Patty says so) are for my race this Sunday that I am doing on my own.
Oh you do you like the funny I cut out of the newspaper??
Since I have started I have let on about some of the people I work with I do not like. They gave me a REALLY hard time when I first started. See I am the type of person who likes to ask a lot of questions so that I know for next time. Well they would either just give me the min amount of information or not tell me all of what I needed to do so I would make a mistake. I caught on to them very quickly but within 3 days I needed to go to my manager about issues I was having. They (when I they I am saying there were 2 in particular) were rude to customers and myself, so bad so that customers would comment that they were being rude. They also have BAD, BAD attendance issues. We are talking calling out sick at least 1 time a week for the ENTIRE time I have worked with them. Oh and coming in late 3 of the other days, not to mention one of them coaching the other (with me standing there) how to go out on workman's comp for a carpel tunnel sore wrist thing to get time off of work.
We are talking horrible people here.
Anyways time has passed and because I stood my ground with them they have sort of grown on me the attendance issues still DRIVE ME CRAZY but I realize there is nothing I can do other than always get here on time and not worry about them. My performance and work ethics will be a reflection of my character.
We have a good work relationship now but it took us some time to get here and now one of them is leaving. For good. And I have very mixed feelings about it not that they are leaving because the opportunity that they are leaving for is a better one.
And I guess you could say I have sort of had a "little" feeling about the situation by picking up bits and pieces of conversations ect. Well I told the hubby about it about a month ago that its what I was thinking and guess what. It happened.
And now I will not only have to do my own work but also pick up the slack for the work that is not getting done but the timing IS SO BAD! I leave for vacation in 6 more work days, this person leaves in 2 weeks with 3 days off in those 2 weeks.
Its so weird too, because just before one of them leaves I start to see a different side of her. The caring mother, kind person not such a rude hard ass I thought she was.
Always too late huh?
Our manager is on vacation till the day before I leave so her duties will not be taken care of till things get sorted out so I am going to come back from vacation with PILES of work on my desk...
But my outlook is WEEHOOO I am going on vacation for 3 weeks and I get to look forward to all the over time for more vacations!!! Ha ha, I could put some more time in the bank to take another long vacation this year!!!.. WEEHOOOO
Sunday, April 29, 2007
So I got up at 6am for my run. Lets just say I am realizing I may have bit off more than I can chew.
26.2 miles is the length of a full marathon.
1.3 miles length I can actually run without dying, .2 miles distance that I can actually run outside on regular ground and not the tread mill.
27 weeks to get my distance up, but I am not even going to get upset about it. Even if I walk and it takes me 8 hours to finish I am going to do this!!
It was amazing being out there this morning, I was the only one out it felt almost a little surreal actually, the fog made it really calm. I think I like this stuff...
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Could I ask for better weather to drive around with the to down?
Been busy with stuff. I still have not gotten into my closet to clean it out yet but at least I got started tonight.
I have been running and procrastinating about running. And icing my shins.
Tomorrows post should be a good one, I am headed out early with a friend and her 2 kids to the flee market and beach (did I mention it was 90 out today?) so I will be sure to take lots of pictures and have a post full of our adventures..
Hope all is well, I promise to get caught up with every ones blogs tomorrow.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Well today is no exception. I am sitting at work (doing only what I need to to look busy) and everyone goes running to the windows "Oh my goodness look at the ducks"
We have HUGE fountains outside my work place but I have never seen ducks out there, so I go to the window to look in awe with everyone else and there are 2 HUGE Canadian geese, I give everyone the education that you know they are Canadian geese because of the stripe on there heads and everyone teases me "Hey do you think you could talk to them in Canadian".
So now I am feeling all nostalgic with these huge geese visiting me where I work to get me MORE excited for my trip.
I snuck out to take pictures of them and I will post them later. The were the biggest geese I have ever seen. It must be all the fast food they eat here in the states there is after all a huge obesity issue out here lol
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Here are my answers
This is such a tough one. I really do not like to spend a lot of money on shoes, its a very personal thing and I can not shop on line so I would need to go to the mall and try them on and touch them. The most I have ever spent on a pair of shoes and it still makes me feel guilty is $100. The only reason I spent it, was they were the first pair of shoes EVER (still to this day) that when I saw them I squealed in delight and gasped and did a happy dance. I LOVE shoes it just bugs me to spend too much money on them
I think I would choose to be an actress of some sort. No one in particular but I have always wanted to do a movie. You see these stars and they say they have it so hard, I would just like to walk in there shoes. See how hard it is. Oh and also to get plastered all over the tabloids that would be fun if you had the choice it would all be over in a month. I would do things just for the shock value like buy 100 tubes of hemorrhoid cream in a see through bag from the pharmacy just to see what they would say about it. Oh and make out like mad with Random people just to see the shit they would write
Oh I have to pick just one? Not sure about this. If I could spend all of my time it would be with different charities. I would love to do more work with The Red Cross I wish I could get them organized and I would probably join the Peace Corp and habitat for humanity. I have tried to become a Big Sister but because I am not an American citizen they will not let me. This is also true for the Peace Corp. I would love to just be part of something bigger than me. I have always been a volunteer for some sort of organization. I think being a volunteer speaks volumes of your character.
I am a pretty open book. I may not ever tell, actually I think I have? I would say telling her I still sleep with my baby blanket. That and feet really gross me out. So much so when one of the ladies I work with wheres flip flop heals and her hammer feet are all out, I spend most of the day holding back gags and dry heaves. Oh and I used to make people wear socks in my pool.
My hubby, hes my rock and my center. I could not ever see my life without him, I think with him I could do anything and we could get through anything. I would also need the Internet that way I am never really that far away.
Oh and my shoe collection of coarse.lol just kidding
Now here are the RULES.
If you want to participate:
- Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me”, or words to that effect.
- I will respond by emailing you five questions, but I get to pick the questions, no questions asked. Any questions?
- You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
- You have to include this explanation, and an offer to interview someone else in the same post
- When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions
Oh and my birthday is October 1st. I don't think I have mentioned it since my last post. SO WEEHOOO
Marathon update: because I am sure you are all holding your breath about it..lol So I have been training 2 miles a day. And I have the shin splits to prove it. But each day gets better so I keep pushing along. I have the whole month of May to get my miles up. 2 is good for me right now but I bet any day now I will be doing 3. By the end of this week I will have ran with a combination of walking, 10 miles.
That's half way the distance that I drive to work.... The marathon is 26.2 miles and I have no illusion about the miles that I will put in from now till then. Its 501 to be exact but that only starts from June 3 (the official start of the marathon training) so all the miles I do from now till then are just an aperitif (appetizer for all those who don't speak French)
It does not matter that I wobble when I walk. Its cute really it goes with my big round body..
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
She wont drink the beer but she LOVES the condensation off of the bottles. Shes so cute she does the same thing with water, if I am drinking out of a water bottle shes squirming around that she wants some so I pour some in the cap and she drinks it like its chocolate or something. I should get it on video its so cute.
I just found out my manager is going on vacation this Thursday and then she is back for 1 day before I leave. Hell this is going to be fun considering the shit I put up with at work when she is there I can not imagine what I will be put through when she is not. Oh well nothing can bring me down, all I have to do is show up do the min amount of work to get paid and then go home. Just like the rest of them.
Monday, April 23, 2007
We did a little shopping and got caught up, we have not seen each other in 4 years so it was nice to see her mom again and chat. This was the ceiling at the restaurant.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
So I have been telling myself for years that I want to run a marathon, but why now? Well Oct 1st I will be turning the big 30. Yeah 30 so now is a better time than any and my friend Mrs. Patty will also be running her first full marathon as well as her BIG birthday celebration so we are going to celebrate together and both run together our first full marathons. WEEHOO I am so excited. Patty will probably run way faster and that's fine with me, this is something I am doing for me.
So its the Detroit Marathon and its Oct 21st. Exactly 6 months from today, exactly 6 months for me to train (they offer a GREAT program for beginners) and I am so excited and nervous and this is such a huge thing. I have committed and this and I am already signed up through the help of Mrs Patty and it is going to happen even if I have to walk across the finish line. This is HUGE for me its some thing I am doing for myself. Something I have been wanting to do forever.
So there you have it. A Marathon. Me running 26 miles **mostly running**
I am squealing with excited on the inside. Time to go run. : )
Friday, April 20, 2007
* Work a few hours Saturday to bank time for vacation
* Take Daisy to the dog park
* Go through closet (try things on, get ride of some things, plan outfits)
* Have dinner with friend who is in town from Canada
* Update blogs and catch up
* Check out DSW one more time just to make sure I did not miss anything
* Call mom
* Call dad
* Make list of stuff needed for trip (hubby needs some new t-shirts I DO NOT need anything else!! Well maybe just some new panties and stuff)
* Do laundry
* Snuggle the hubby
* Try on all outfits for trip including shoes and prance around asking hubby "do you like this?" "Is this cute" " WEHEOO we are going on vacation"
* Sign new lease (we figure we are not buying in the next year anyways)
* Upload more pictures to facebook (so addicting)
* Make a training plan for my running
* Drive around neighbourhood to make running path so I can draw map for hubby so he will know where I am at all times.
* Do pilates
* Tell you all the big secret I have but I have to talk to the hubby about it first (wink wink Patty)
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The weirdest things keep happening to me.
1. I started to run again. I mean serious. As if
2. An old friend from 15 years ago and I are talking again. Like no time has even passed.
3. I am leaving for vacation and do not have to work for almost 3 weeks.
4. My neighbor who I hardly know but have talked to on about 4 occasions asked me to be her maid of honor at her shotgun wedding (literally she's 3 months pregnant) and I had to deflect the invitation like I did not understand it. Then she asked again. So I told her we would talk about it closer to the day. And for some reason I feel bad about it, I feel bad for her, 2 weeks ago when we talked (our dogs play together) she had broken up with her boyfriend and kicked him out because he had a drug issue and she thought it was for the better blah blah, and now they are getting married and buying a house. Interesting. And what's so interesting is for some reason complete strangers and weddings are drawn to me. Serious our last place we lived at our neighbors who we talked to about 3 times invited us to their wedding, and then checked back 4 times to make sure we were coming. So we went and it was beautiful but seeing how we did not know even there last names we just stayed for the ceremony and they gave our gift to a family member and snuck out. They came to see why we did not stay for the reception THE NEXT DAY, I lied I said I had felt really ill. So weird.
5. People I work with are like drones, they come to work and do the most minimal amount of work to get by and talk about there "glamorous" lives )(read: boob jobs, liposuction and divorces) like its EVERYONE'S business and they have no problems with it.
6. I gained back 3 pounds over night. What the hell? Is that supposed to keep me motivated or tell me to stop eating sweets?? Friggin hell
Monday, April 16, 2007
Yeah I need help.
Also did you know that I CAN FIT BACK INTO STUFF I WORE 2 YEARS AGO? Before I got all fat?
See the thing is I was waiting before trying anything on again. Why? Well because I did not want to be discouraged so I kept wearing the jeans that were getting to big and falling off until yesterday where I noticed that I had to keep pulling them back on and then I could pull them completely off without unbuttoning or zipping. So I went back into the closet of doom and pulled out some of my favs AND THEY ALL FIT!! Yep so I am on the right path. Here I was all worried about everyone at home taking one look at me and being "Well she really does look like she got married!" all fat ass and everything.
So I am back into my old jeans, which means that its time to clean the closet once again (with the exception of the shoes come on people) I tried on all my old favorite pants that I could not get over my thighs 4 months ago and I have managed to wiggle them over my fat ass. (what I thought the sausage look was in??) Just kidding they fit.
So this running thing is working out, and now if I just start Pilates everyday I should be in good shape.
15 pounds in 3 months not bad. Could you imagine if I actually dieted? I would be super fabulous and skinny... Yeah right I love my sweets too much!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
That thing called Facebook has put me back in touch with a lot of old people from my life. Its so refreshing really and so much fun seeing who has gotten married and had babies. My crazy old single white female room mate had a baby which is really a trip, seeing REALLY old pictures of me and friends from elementary school.
Other than working OT this weekend (so I can bank time for my vacation) I just spent lots of time at the dog park and with the hubby.
I did watch the movie The Holiday and Blood Diamond which were both pretty good movies.
Friday, April 13, 2007
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Dinner! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
The Cat's Diary:
Day 983 of my captivity.
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.
Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards!
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now!
Which means I should be getting it soon! Which is GOOD news, it also means that I will have an extra copy of my birth certificate and marriage cert to keep in a safe place.
But its always better to be safe the sorry.
Oh and I am thinking of getting my boobs done. No not implants but having them reduced, these friggin dd's are KILLING me and my back. I think a nice full B cup would be cute. My boobs are so big and heavy that when I take off my bra they actually hurt as well as the bones in my shoulders have scarred dents in them from my bra straps. Not to mention it would be cool as hell to never have to wear a bra again and insurance covers it 100%. So I have some thinking to do about it, I think I am going wait until I lose 30 more pounds and get healthier before I even look into it, I want to be 190% certain I want to do it, all I can see now is how bad it is actually going to get over the years, if I nip it now then I will not have these issues later.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
(In all honesty the laptop had been on the last strings for a few months now and we knew this was coming sooner or later)
Me "Oh well then DSW is having an extra 30% of clearance sale so I am going to stop by after work"
Hubby... Long Pause.... "Your only doing this because I bought a computer right?"
Me "No "not completely" the reason"
Ha ha... No serious though, Patty sent me a heads up about the sale and I want to check it out, I did however promise I would not buy anything unless I TOTALLY loved them because I am VERY picky about shoes. That and I am aloud 2 more pairs for our trip.
So we will see how well this goes and I will be that crazy lady taking pictures in the store for all you crazies that really want to understand what goes on in my head!! LMAO
Fingers crossed I find the perfect pair and never have to shop for shoes again....(as if) I may however have a shoe auction before I leave from Canada and auction off all my pretties so I can come home with money to buy some more. LOL
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I see old people.
I see young people.
I see sick and dying people (they tell me this too)
Life is a gift and each day I appreciate the people I still have in my life, I am thankful for so much.
What brought all this sappiness on? I had a father who is 92 years old come in with his son today. They were both pretty frail but so spunky and full of life. I hope to be like that when I am 92, joking and poking at each other teasing each other.
Its made my day, already and I just got here.... Oh and on the way to work in traffic I sneezed, and the car beside me said bless you. : )
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
So there is this thing called FACEBOOK, its sort of like a myspace where you can "connect" with friends only better. Anyways an OLD friend of mine sent me a friend request and I screamed.
We were best friends all through elementary school and into high school until we got into a little trouble. Well not really, ok so one night I begged my mom to let me have all my friends sleep over, at the time there were 3 of us so me, Sarah and this girl Lisa (the one who contacted me) decided we would sneak out and steal Sarah's moms car. We were 15 at the time and we thought it was a good idea, not only that we thought it would be a great idea in said stolen car to sit on the sides of the car hanging out the window dukes of hazard style and drive like maniacs.
Well we got caught and were brought home by the police, but seeing how we grew up in Canada and this was 15 years ago before kids really started to get into shit we were taken home in police cars to our parents and that was the end of it. Well Lisa's parents wanted this lesson to stick and the next day shipped her off on a flight 2000 miles away to live with her grandparents so she would no longer be around me or Sarah because we were bad influences on her.
We sent letters but never spoke again UNTIL TODAY!! Can you imagine, not speaking to someone who you were joined at the hip with for 6 years and then 15 years later picking up where you left off, we had emailed to start but it was too much work and so many questions? It was so strange and great and life is so short and I am so excited about rekindling this relationship. She sounds EXACTLY the same and I am so blessed to have her back in my life. When I go home in May she is going to make a trip to Ottawa so we can get together.
15 years. Wow how things change but also stay the same.....
Saturday, April 07, 2007
So what does an almost 30 has not "really" run since high school WAY outta shape has not been to the gym in 2 weeks do???
SHE TRIES TO KEEP UP!!
And I had the BEST workout in FOREVER! I came home all red faced and pumped, I gave up after a mile but the fact that I kept up for a bit and we had the same pace makes me think I would get a way better workout if I had a running partner. I was AMAZED at how quick I fell into a rhythm that for some reason I can never find when I try to run alone. Weird how that works, so now I am changing the tunes on my MP3 player and going to try for the next few weeks to get my mile up just so I can look at even trying to finish a 1/2 marathon.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
How can you not love a mug like that.
Does it all make sense now why we had to keep her? Am I acting like a dotting parent? I love this friggin mut so much shes so cute and has such a personality on her!!
She loves to sleep in, she eats the ugly shoes (only mine for some reason) she runs around crazy with her head cut off, she wags her whole body when you come home. She LOVES my blanket, that none of my "real" friends or family will even touch....lol Yeah shes a keeper.
Oh and yes that is her in the bed.... I am hopeless.
I can not figure out how to not have her eyes red except for in these 2 pictures...I'll figure it out
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Well I FINALLY got through with 6 days of trying and held for 45 minutes, when I finally spoke to someone they advised me that they are only processing applications that were received JAN 17th. Which means they had no record of mine in the system and would not FOR ANOTHER 3 weeks. Ok this means we are now pushing it so what does a good daughter do?
I called my mom.
See when you apply for a passport in Canada they need your original birth certificate, my current passport (Expires April 30) as well as my marriage certificate so basically I am in the US with no ID to prove I am Canadian and no marriage cert to prove I am married.
Oh yeah good times. So I am going to get my mom (always trustworthy) to go to get a copy of my birth certificate as well as my marriage certificate so that IN CASE OF EMERGENCY I can still travel. But what REALLY beefed me is I asked the lady on the phone if there was a way to pay extra to have it sooner and there is not.
Also I asked what would happen if I just let them process it and then my travel date is here and I still have not gotten my passport could I get an emergency travel document to travel with. And she did not know. Also I asked if I could get my documents back so I could just apply out here because when I originally applied they said processing was taking 20 days and now its 15 weeks and she said I would need a FEDEX account to get my documents back and it would take 2 weeks to find them and ship them!! WTF!!
Ok I am done bitching now.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Ok so I sent an email that read like this to all my family and friends.
Hi Everyone, Well we were trying to wait till we got there in May to let y'all know about our little secret for when we came to visit. Here she is. Random Musings Jr. 7 pounds 6 oz Born March 9th 2007. Is she not beautiful? See y
You all soon!!
Oh and for good measure I included all these pictures.
Ok so some of the reponses I got were:
From my good friend Bryan: "WTF....No way"
From Andrea: "SHUT YOUR MOUTH___AS IF---congrats, that's amazing--as if you kept her a secret this WHOLE time......wow, she's SOOOOOOOO cute---lol"
From my baby brother who saw me in Feb and I would have needed to be 9 months pregnant for this to work: "I don;t trust you but if you're serious you picked a bad day to announce it. But I think you;'re full of it."
My Step mom (who probably gave my dad a heart attack and I feel most guilty about) "Oh my god!!!! Congrats! What a precious beautiful little darlingl!!! This is wonderful. I am so happy for both of you.
Ok just like to add I KNOW I AM GOING TO HELL!!
My good friend Harriette who lives in London: "Ok hold up a second here. You have a baby???? I didnt even know you were pregnant. Kinda missing out on some info here - please explain."
So HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!!!! Oh and its the hubbys cousin's baby she was 3 days old in these pictures..lol
See funny story is I just shipped a care package to my best friend FULL OF SHOES, why? Well the were all so pretty and needed to be purchased and worn out on the town. And then the emails that went back and forth with my best friend was that I was also going to send her a "secret" box of shoes (and because I can not keep secrets from that man I told him and he said something along the lines of "As if you even thought of that shit your so sneaky") so that when I was packing for my vacation the hubby would not be able to grumble at me and all the shoes I was bringing, and also that way they WOULD ALL BE WORN because currently they are sitting up at the top of my closet talking obvious shit about me and not being worm on a regular basis! (we have the same size feet)
And then her post about her nanny. READ IT HERE and I had my future flash before my eyes.
That's so me. And yes if you ever try to throw them out I will dig through the trash after them!