Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Finished!

Yay! I finally finished Pillars of the Earth this afternoon! Hurray! Don't get me wrong, this book was very good and had a great story to it but it was a long one. I'm not sure I will be reading the next book...I think I may have to spice things up and pick up a lighter read for my next choice, but I'm not ruling anything out down the road.

That will have to wait for tomorrow since it's party time real soon! Hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year's eve. I will be happily enjoying my spirits as I ring in the new year tonight at a friend's par-tay. So, have a great night everyone and see you in 2009!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

So Swamped

I do love having time off from work but going back afterwards is scary. I think I have only one small patch of clear space on my desk...just enough for my computer, phone and water bottle. Otherwise, the rest of the desk is piled high with files and problems. Then, my coworker was sick yesterday and had to go home. I have to cover all her duties when she is out so I'm crossing my fingers that she'll be back today. I usually don't mind doing her stuff too, but I've got too much of my own stuff right now.

So what else is new....we are still bowling but not doing quite as well this quarter. We were in 31st place as of yesterday but did get a nice chunk of the points from last night's games so let's see if it's enough to get us back in the twenties. I've accepted that this quarter will not be too successful but we are going to rock the next quarter!

Oh, remember the "no sweets" comment from Sunday? Evidently my body has decided it wants to continue riding the junk food train until Jan 1 so I'm going along with it. Yay for cookies, chocolate and other yummy treats! (I am soooo going to pay for this).

Sunday, December 28, 2008

No More Sweets Please

From Thanksgiving to this point, I think I've consumed at least 3 pies all to myself-2 of which were pumpkin pie. Then there was all the Christmas cookies, chocolates, eggnog, candy canes, sugared this and that. My body is in sugar overload! I think I've had enough and I'm ready for some good sugar-free food again.

Okay, maybe just one more donut with my morning cappuccino. It's Sunday anyway. I'll just start tomorrow. hee! hee!

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Monday Already?

Really? Damn, that was a fast-moving weekend. Nothing to exciting to say this morning. My weekend was pretty non eventful. Saturday was a major cleaning day-carpets, floors, kitchen, laundry, bedroom, bathrooms-all done! It's so nice when everything smells clean and fresh again. It was nice weather too, so we opened the windows and let the air go through the house and get the stuffiness out. Sunday was a pure lazy day for me. I got my book out at about 9am and stuck to it for most of the day. That book's done! Now I'm back to plugging away on Pillars of the Earth. I've been trying to read this freaking book on and off for most of the year and I'm determined to finish it before the year is out. The only other things I accomplished yesterday was make dinner and take Wilson out..and hula hoop, of course.

Now, I'm back to work through Wednesday and then I get a nice long weekend for Christmas. The goal for tonight-get some more Christmas shopping done. Yep, procrastination lives on.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yay for Thursday!

Why you ask? Well...

  • it's one day closer to Friday, and
  • annoying coworker (T) is going on vacation at noon tomorrow, which means
  • i will have a peaceful work day for at least half the day, and
  • i will just drink lots of caffeine and crank up my ipod to drown her out for the first half of the day; and
  • The Office is on tonight; and
  • i just finished a scrumptious glass of eggnog-did i mention it was scrum-diddly-umptious?- and
  • the Christmas tree is lit,
  • the candles are burning gingerbread cookie scents; and
  • Tomorrow is Friday!

Rambling Rocks!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Job Interview

Had a phone interview today for a new paralegal job. It went pretty well. Let's face it, the lady loved me and is recommending me to the "board" so hopefully I get a call back in the next week or so for an interview with the attorneys I'd be working with. This position is right up my alley-lots of stress, deadlines, working for 3 attorneys who want all my attention for themselves-just what I'm looking for!

Besides that, my day was rather uneventful. Work is work-no major coworker drama or retarded phones calls. Just a peaceful Monday workday. The plans for the evening are a couple phone calls and a 3 mile run.

Later gators!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Hiatus Continues

Okay, I've become a Slacker McLazypants with regards to blogging this month. Heck, the month is half over already as of tomorrow-holy crap! There's just been a lot of stuff going on so far this month but the next week should be quieter-thank goodness.

So what have I been up to? Well, I turned 31 this month. Wow, how the hell did that sneak up on me? Then, there was lots of bowling, work holiday party, Christmas party with friends, Jeff Dunham show and, of course, watching all my Christmas movies. I've been busy kiddies!

Due to all this, I have also slacked a bit in the exercise department but yesterday and today I did get in a couple 4 mile walks and some hula hooping. I'm going to take Wilson for a walk this evening so we can check out the neighborhood decorations. So pretty!

I still have lots of Christmas shopping to get done and Brian and I are trying to figure out our rendezvous plans for the holiday weekend since I won't be making it home for Christmas again this year. Oh well...I'll just bug the family some other time I guess!

Anyway...time to skedaddle and get the laundry done and some last minute household chores. I like to start my work week off with a tidy house, happy dog and clean laundry. Best get to work!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Brief Hiatus

Sometimes a girl just needs a break from things for awhile to relax and do other stuff. That's what I've been up to these past couple of weeks. But, now I'm getting a bit restless again so time to get back to my routine...which is tough during the holidays but I shall persevere!

Some things have stayed the same. Work, of course. Blech-don't even want to discuss that topic. We are still bowling on Monday nights and I can say with total honestly that we went from pretty good to blech as well. We are currently in 21st place out of 34 teams, I think. Now, in a glass-is-half-full mantra, this is not so bad and we are not last but COME ON! This is the first time we have been so low and it must stop! I blame society.

One thing I have neglected is exercise. I've maintained my current weight quite well (minus those couple days around Thanksgiving-which were totally worth it) so at least there was no real gain but you know how your body feels when you have exercised in awhile? That mushy feeling? That's how I feel now. So, it's time to dust off the gym bag and get back out there. At least by tomorrow.

Well, I can hear the workday calling so it's time to get my mushy self ready for work. Happy Friday to everyone!