Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Off to Orlando

I'll be missing you peeps. I leave for Orlando tomorrow afternoon for a long weekend with LW. He has a conference so I'm crashing his stay there. In my defense he did ask me to join him.

I'm looking forward to time away from work. I'm uber stressed lately.

See everyone next week.

GO BUCKS!!! BEAT MICHIGAN!!! WOOT WOOT

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My new bedroom!

I couldn't be more thrilled with the look of my new master bedroom. It's a room LW and I will enjoy for a very long time. :-) I am disappointed in one piece (the top of the amiour). I have a call into the furniture company. I rarely complain, but part of that piece is already damaged. I didn't see it when the guys were setting it up. It looks like it came from the factory that way, so I'm not going to point fingers. But none the less, I had great service (so far) and I'm overall happy with my choice.

Enjoy!







OMG I'm losing weight!!

Last week I was down 2 pounds and this week I'm down another 4. Holy moly batman!!!! I went from 136 to 130 in two weeks. DAMN I can do this!!! I have about 15 more to go.

It's amazing what happens when you watch what you put in your mouth (no comments Julie - HA!). Plus I worked out four days last week.

I'm just in heaven today. I needed some good news!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Reminding myself I'm lucky.

Too many times this year I have found myself down in the dumps...depressed over not finding a man (I have obviously found him now!), losing friendships, the death of my mother, my dislike of my job, etc. But then reality hit me today. Life could be over quicker than it started.

My best friend has a friend who was seriously injured over the weekend. She fell down (they aren't sure if maybe she passed out due to blood pressure issues) a flight of stairs, broke her neck, and some how managed to crawl back up the stairs (I assume to get help from her daughters as her husband was at work (police officer), pass out and be found by her husband at 4 am (they think the accident may have happened around 1 am - not sure because Cathy can't remember)). She had surgery yesterday to put pins, bolts, screws and plates into her neck. She's doing okay. The doctors aren't sure at the moment how much mobility she will have once she starts healing. However it is a good sign that she has tingling in her hands and feet. Please pray extra hard for the family.

With that said, I've learned that I need to stop whining about my issues and be GRATEFUL I am healthy, happy and alive. I'm going to stop worrying about things I cannot change and focus on the things I can. I'm lucky to have a great man, to have the friends that I do and grateful, despite my mom's death, that my family is mostly healthy.

Hug your family tighter today and be sure that they ALWAYS know you love them.

Tomorrow may never come.

So love to all of my family and friends! Thank you for always being here for me.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Update

I've been in training this week so no time to blog.

Then I had an offsite for work in Sunbury at Autumn Lake.

Friday I'll be back in training.

Is the week over yet?

I'll try to blog more later.

Life doesn't quit when you're busy.

Can't wait for BUNCO!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Martini Park Review

The reviews are in...WE LOVED MARTINI PARK!!! Of course now it's our spot since he told me he loved me there. AWWWWW

Saturday we decided to celebrate our 6 month dating anniversary by going to Martini Park. We got there at 6:30pm, not quite sure what to expect. The place was crowded, not overly packed. I liked that. We ordered drinks...and The Columbus Pizza for dinner. We sat in the quiet section...I guess this is the section for lovers. LOL

The layout was fun. When you first walked in, to the right was the sports bar area. There were tvs around the bar and tables inside and out. The center of the bar housed the main bar, lots of tables, the dance floor and the stage for the band. The back area was the quiet, more intimate area. You could hear the band, but it wasn't so over bearing that you couldn't have a conversation. We sat there most of the night until we gave up our table to a group of very nice people. We moved on to the sports bar area and stood there and talked and listened to the band. The band was just awesome. They had everyone on their feet dancing and singing. A++

The menu was limited, however The Columbus Pizza was incredible. We almost ordered a second pizza but opted out for more alcohol! HA Later in the evening we also ordered Ranch Onion Rings. They were amazing, but on a stomach full of alcohol, the grease wasn't working.

Oh the drinks! Let me tell you the drinks were amazing!!! Expensive, but amazing. I think I ordered at least 6 different martini's (Berry, Strawberry, Berry Fizz Lemonaide, etc), which would explain why I spent all day yesterday in the bathroom praying to the porcelin God! But so worth it honestly.

All in all we had an awesome time. I loved that the crowd was older. The staff was super friendly and dressed very nice. The wait staff was incredible. I never had an empty glass and my table was always cleared of empty dishes and glasses. The security personnal were dressed professionally in suits with ear pieces. I kind of felt like the President was in the house. HA!

Best experience ever! Will definately go back to celebrate 7 months. :-) It's now OUR SPOT. AWWWW

Friday, November 7, 2008

Emotionally Spent

I was up all last night tossing and turning...on the couch no less...about work, missing my mom, and things with LW. I'm emotionally torn to pieces right now. I try hard and keep a smile on my face but really I'm just a big ole mess on the inside. I honestly don't think that anyone how knows me knows what's going on.

I miss my mom. Plain and simple. I don't know how to get through these next two months without her. Knowing she'll never see another snowflake (she loved snow), or hear another Christmas song, or see her grandkids grow into amazing people...it hurts. The pain is so deep and so fresh and so raw. And it all feels so unfair. I try hard to not show physical emotion around people. I cry on my drive home from work or the gym, most every night. I'm too afraid to ask LW for hug for fear he'll think I'm falling apart and leave me. It's tough. I know it's not suppose to be easy, but I certainly didn't think it would be this hard.

And work...I hate my job. I hate it. I'm good at it and the pay is wonderful, but I'm unhappy. I have never wanted to work in IT...it just kind of happened and the money is certainly the reason I've stayed in it for so long. I dream of working with volunteer organizations and making money for homeless shelters, animal shelters...etc. I dream of helping people reach their dreams. I just don't know how to get there? It frustrates me to no end.

Then of course there is LW. Sunday marks 6 months together. He still won't tell me he loves me. I can't tell you how much that hurts. I know he shows me love in other ways, but seriously, is it that hard to tell me you love me??? I miss hearing someone tell me they love me. I know some people might think it's just words...but those are words I take seriously and if after 6 months he can't tell me, then perhaps he doesn't feel that way about me. I try to talk to him about it, but he'll quickly change the subject or simply say, you know I like you. I need more. I want more. And I tell him....and still no change.

I'm sorry. I'm just frustrated today. And it doesn't help that LW snapped at me this morning (long story - maybe I deserved it). Being an adult sucks.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Body Statistics

A friend sent this to me and I died laughing!!!

It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
One human hair can support 3 kg (6 lb).
The average man's penis is three times the length of his thumb.
Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.
There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
Women blink twice as often as men.
The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

Women reading this will be finished now.
Men who read this are probably still busy checking their thumbs.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

CHANGE is coming!

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to see Obama win the Presidential race. I've been a long time Republican (I blame my Dad) and was even a Bush supporter until Obama entered the race. I listened to Obama...I wanted and needed change and I felt he could deliver. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next four years has in store for Americans. Will the troops come home? Will the economy change? I know change won't happen immediately, but I do believe Obama has a plan...a good plan.

I was excited to see and hear about everyone who voted (YAY it took me 10 mins!). Regardless of who you voted for you should be proud that you took the time out of your busy day to express your rights as an American. What a great country!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

I am so excited to vote today! It is one of the most amazing experiences as an American citizen. I spent time this election updating myself with the facts and am hopeful I will make the right choices. I am planning on going around 4:30pm as I have to work a full day. Too bad it's not a holiday! I did hear on the news this morning how there had been talk in the past of making Election Day a holiday. Wonder how many more voters they would get???

Happy Election Day!

Monday, November 3, 2008

So nervous!

Peeps I tell you, I'm blessed! I am happily dating a man who has one of the most amazing and beautiful daughters ever. I couldn't be more lucky!

I met LW's daughter this past Saturday. We were suppose to meet Friday night, but K wanted to stay the night with her girlfriends. Perfectly fine. I remember that age. As cool as your parents are, staying up all night with your best girlfriends is an experience children love.

LW and K got to the restaurant before I did. When I got there, the two of them were playing some kind of middle school patti-cake game. I'm telling you..seeing my man interact with his daughter was the most incredible feeling. It brings our love to a whole new level. I didn't think it was possible to love him anymore than I already do, but watching him with K brought out emotions and feelings that I had no idea would surface. I love that man more than ever now.

As soon as I acknowledged LW, I immediately acknowleged K and told her how adorable her boots were. She was so polite back. Saying thank you, etc. When we sat down, I started asking her questions about school, her favorite things....you know, normal kid stuff. She humored me and answered every question with a smile. Later in the conversation we talked about animals and she was telling me how she has three dogs so I told her about Boots and Boomer (my cats). She looked at me with those big beautiful eyes and said "Can I come see them?" OMG does she like me????? Of course I told her she can come over anytime she wants. She then asked me if I lived alone. Interesting question...but honest and I like it. I answered as honestly as I could without overstepping my bounds because we all know LW might as well live there since he's there all but four or five times a month!

During lunch I couldn't stop looking at her and LW. They are so much alike....their eyes, their nose, their shy smile. I loved the way she buried her head into her Dad's shoulder when he would talk to her about the difference between a B and an A. See if she gets all A's on her report card he is going to take her to Build A Bear. She was one or two A's shy (hey B's aren't bad at all). I knew she was going to be beautiful, but I'm telling you, LW is going to have his hands full when she gets older. She's just a beautiful little girl with a wonderful personality.

After lunch was over LW and K went putt-putting. I was invited, but I thought it best as to not 'steal' all of her time with her Dad. I keep thinking baby steps! Later in the evening LW texted me and said "She likes you." OMG really??? She doesn't hate me or think I'm too ugly or too fat or weird???? Seriously?? I can't tell you how happy that makes me.

For never dating a man with children, I think I hit the jackpot. I'm so blessed. Now I look forward to getting to know her better, along with getting to know her older sister (LW's oldest daughter) who lives in Arizona. She's coming out for Christmas!