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Got a plan? No, me neither…

For years, I’ve never really been bothered by my slight weight gain.  I figured that a few pounds over the course of the year can’t be all that bad.  What I failed to take into account was that a few pounds multiplied by a few years equals “a helluva lot of weight gain”.   I know.  I’m a mathematical genius…
I’m also plagued by hypothyroidism, which causes weight gain for no particular reason, even when medicated properly.  Couple that with the fact that I hate vegetables and ridiculous amounts of exercise…I’m doomed.  According to the National Institute of Health, I’m bordering between overweight and obese.  Obese?  I hate that word, but it’s true.    My “healthy” weight should be within the range of 101 to 136 lbs.  Holy hell – that’s a long way from where I am. How in the world am I going to get there?  I’m not quite sure, but somehow I need too. What’s changed?  Why the sudden need for weight loss?  Well, it’s simple – I’m not comfortable with my physical self.   I’m at the far en…

Random Monday Thoughts...On a Tuesday...

I haven’t felt like I’ve had any time to myself in a very long time.My brain is mush.I don’t know what the hell is going on in my life or where I’m at within it.I’m actually thinking about taking a *cough* sick day (or two) just to stay at home and catch up on some “me” time.I miss me. I usually try to save my sick days for June or July (when the weather is warm, the sun is shining, the beer is cold and my deck chairs are clear of snow), but I’m getting desperate for some solitude.Really, really desperate. Over the past couple of weeks, my jewelry business has been picking up steam again and I’ve actually just received an order for a wedding in June.Yay me.Problem is – I have no motivation to get moving on it.Hence, another great reason for a “me” day. The Boy was home for a quick visit on the weekend.He was actually home for a summer job interview with the water department of a local town.Fingers crossed that he gets it.He desperately needs a good summer job and those are very scar…

Weekend Recap...

Where the hell did it go? What the heck did I do? I don't recall, so it was either a really, really good time or I'm blocking something horrible. Now it's Monday and we're back at it. Whatever "it" is...

Settle In…I’m Going to Start Complaining…

Well, I’ve been at my new place of employment for 4 months now. For the most part, I like the people I work with.They are slightly boring, in comparison to the people I’m used to working with and there are a couple of people with “issues”; but what place doesn’t have “those” ones right?.Variety is supposed to be the spice of life, so I guess, I’ll just deal with it. I also enjoy the work I’m doing – mostly.There are always those tasks that I’d rather not have to do and usually put off until the last possible moment, but once again – I deal with it. The pay is good – no complaints in that department.Benefits are good too. So on the surface, it sounds like the perfect position and I really have no reason to complain, but alas, I’m going to anyway. Problem? I know what needs to be done.I know how to go about getting the job done.I know how to make things run more efficiently. My boss does not understand the concept of efficient. My boss is high-strung and super anal retentive, but I’ll say…

Sure Sign Spring is Near?

Canada Goose Shit on the Sidewalks – Canadian Geese are simple vermin in the eyes of Canadians.
We are overrun by them.Thanks to global warming, they no longer “fly south”.Nope, instead they prefer to save their energy and hang around during the winter and breed.As soon as the weather warms slightly, they seem to appear and are everywhere.Thanks to urban sprawl, geese have moved into many city neighborhoods.They choose to nest in the oddest spots – including the shrubbery surrounding the building where I work. If you haven’t had the pleasure of a run in with a Canada Goose, let me say this - they are mean-spirited and nasty and love to attack the unsuspecting.Oh, and they are indiscriminate poop machines.When the hissing and honking starts, you better start running or swinging or both.I’ve seen them dent car doors and break car mirrors.I prefer the cursing, purse swinging, leg kicking, high karate moves myself. Yup, goose poop on the sidewalks usually means Spring is just around the …

Doom and Gloom. Anxiety Setting In Yet?

With so much doom, gloom and tragedy in the world at the moment, how do you manage to keep a positive outlook on the future? A.Do you hide under a rock? B.Do you put on those rose colored glass and pretend the world is not falling apart around you? C.Do you turn off all forms of communication to avoid being inundated with media reports? D.Do you figure “What the hell?It can’t get any worse?” Right now, I’m leaning towards item A.It’s kind of like a game of rock, paper scissors.If I’m already hiding under the rock, how much damage could it possibly do?

Back From The Beach...

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Well folks, I've returned from holidays...my apologies...
All that's left are the memories.  Here are a few photos, which I should point out were actually taken by me.  I bought my own camera, so as not to have to rely on J to share his.

New Template For Now...

It appears that my previous template has become corrupt, so I've had to switch templates.  Rest assured it will change again once I'm back from vacation - this one is just a quick fix, so please no comments about how fugly it is...

Til then...

On The Bright Side of March...

In a desperate attempt to put the winter blahs behind me, I trying to look on the bright side of things and this is my attempt of looking for the positives in the month of March (in no particular order).
St. Patrick’s Day – What’s not to love about a day where you can drink green beer and kiss Irish people?
My Birthday – Also another day you can drink beer and kiss Irish people.
Mardis Gras -  Do you sense a pattern?  Another day to drink beer, but this time I don’t think you’re limited to just kissing the Irish.
Spring – The first day of Spring officially arrives – enough said.  No wait – WHOO HOOO!!!
Daylight Savings Time – More daylight!  Yeah!!!
Three Pay Checks – Bi-weekly pay periods are fantastic when you are blessed with three of them in one month.   What to buy? What bill to pay?
March Madness – I don’t really follow basketball any other time of year, but I am part of a “pool”, so I tend to pay a little more attention to what’s going on in March.
International Women’s Day – I’m actua…

Facebook… The Pickle Theme…

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The jury is still out as to whether I find Facebook to be a useful tool.  Sometimes I want to gouge my eyes out and defriend everyone on my list (mostly blood relatives) because I’m inundated with crap about their lives.  There are other times when I find Facebook to be a great tool for sharing and inspiration.   Yesterday was one of those days…
Various comments and status updates that brought joy to my life…
In response to my status update of:
“The sun is shining. All is right with the world – at least my world”.
A good male friend (who dislikes cats – therein lies the humor) wrote:
"Good for you, my morning started with cleaning out the refrigerator after the dill pickle container spilled through the night, only to be followed by Ewok (his wife’s cat) puking her guts out and then crapping all over the kitchen floor. I need a vacation!”
The following status update that made me laugh out loud and comes from a newly added “friend” (via our blogs)…you know who you are…
“My inner cheerlea…

Random Enough For You?

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That's all I've got...
Happy Tuesday!