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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Sooooo tired

Been a long day... had the alarm installed in my new car today, ran some errands, went to work this evening, then performed my cardio w/o

I'm pooped.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Ups & Downs

I had a mixed day today, but more bad than good, I'm afraid! Too tired to talk about it... but I'm about to choke my kid who's being mean to the baby. They lie around here all day doing no chores or anything, then whine when I ask 'em to do ANYTHING. I am SO sick of it!

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Monday Madness!

Let's have some fun! More fill-in-the-blanks! =)

1. ___________ is more fun to celebrate than any other holiday.
2. The last vacation I took was to __________.
3. The next vacation I plan to take will be to ___________.
4. I'd really like to be more _________.
5. I can't remember the last time I __________.
6. The book I last read (or am currently reading) is ________.
7. The last program I installed on my computer was ________.
8. When it comes to food, my weakness is _________.
9. I really look forward to spending time _________.

The last one is not a fill-in-the-blank, but a challenge........(completely optional, my friends!)
10. Choose a person's blog in the comment section, and welcome others to visit it, by leaving a link to their blog in your entry today. Like, check out:

Saturday, March 26, 2005


I was afraid my old junker wasn't going to hang on much longer, so I went today to see if I could qualify for a loan... and DID! WITHOUT A CO-SIGNER!!! Needless to say, I am thrilled. It's a 2005 Kia Sedona LX Minivan.
: )

Friday, March 25, 2005

Looooooooooooong day...

And tomorrow looks like a bear. Maybe I'll find the time to fill y'all in on it...

Oh, BTW... my son got a raise: $1.50/hr!

Thursday, March 24, 2005


I'm trying to get used to all this running around... can't wait 'til I adjust. Gotta get to bed now... worked both jobs today and working again in the morning. I'll catch up online over the weekend, I hope!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Huge sigh of relief

Got through the taping today for Freecycle, but I didn't have to appear on camera (thank God!) just there for Michelle's moral support... and to watch the baby when they got to the computer part!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Who's that knocking at my window?

I was completely absorbed in my work on the computer today, when I hear this "rat-a-tat-tat" sound, a couple of times... but didn't think anything of it, figuring perhaps my boss was hanging some new pictures (as he is wont to do) or something like that.

Well, a few minutes later, he comes walking into my office, saying "Did you hear that?" and I said "Yes, but I thought it was you!"

So he walks over to the window (mind you, we're on the second floor... no walkway nor stairs outside) and raises the shade.

"I have a little visitor who comes 'round once a year," he said, then modified that to say "well, dunno about that... he looks young!" and there sat a little red-headed woodpecker, just as pretty as you please.

I took a few shots with my camera phone, but not sure how well they turned out. Need to upload 'em.
: )

Monday, March 21, 2005

Frantically busy

Working both jobs tomorrow, then have the Channel 7 News thing on Wednesday... tired. Going to bed. See y'all soon!
: )

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Monday Madness!

How Many........
1. gadgets do you own?
2. on your living room walls?
3. ...magnets on your refrigerator?
4. ...reference books in your bookshelves?
5. ...boxes of cereal in your cupboards?
6. ...lamps in your house?
7. ...times a week do you shop for groceries?
8. ...magazines do you subscribe to?
9. programs do you watch on a regular basis?
10. ...items on your bathroom counter that don't really need to be there?

Saturday, March 19, 2005


Hit a snag in typing up the songwriter's lyrics:

My daughter is "helping me" and expecting to get half the pay, no doubt...

Anyway, she typed up a WHOLE VOLUME (A 3-ring notebook) full of lyrics, and when she told me she was done, I took a floppy in there and saved it to the floppy... but didn't check it. (Mistake #1)

Then I got busy and didn't have time to check it for a while... and since she didn't hear from me that I didn't have a good copy: she deleted it from her hard drive (Mistake #2) and even went so far as to empty her recycling bin (Mistake #3)

So now I'll have to re-type a volume she had already typed, because she's already working on volume 5 (I was doing volume 4 when this occurred...)

Needless to say this puts me WAY behind schedule on the project, and I didn't even email with a progress report to the songwriter this week out of sheer embarrassment.
: (

Friday, March 18, 2005

New Job

I worked at both jobs yesterday, so never got online at home to catch up. Here's the scoop:

My first two days at work were great... although I almost got fired for being too slow, but he said that he hired me because of my attitude and potential, so he's just going to try to bring me "up to speed" as quickly as possible.

He's a VERY nice guy, and definitely does need assistance, but it's not just with the web part, I'm really doing more "gal friday" kinda stuff, like answering phones, greeting clients, etc.

I do wanna make sure he doesn't decide I'm not worth the money he's paying me!

Got the world's greatest boss... for sure. It's a long drive, but worth it to me... guys like him and jobs like this one don't come along every day. I want to prove him right about my potential.

Got my own office next to his and my own desk, computer, etc.

Cross your fingers, say a prayer... I do NOT want to lose this job!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Nervouser and nervouser

I am starting my new job tomorrow, and have to drive a long way to get there... then I'm scheduled to work at the evening job, so I'm really nervous about how it's all going to go.

Also, the local news is interested in doing a story about The Freecycle Network and that's really exciting although nerve-wracking!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Better watch what you ask for!

You might just get it.

I have work coming out the wazoo... and no end in sight. Housework, freelance work, two part-time jobs, and the list goes on.

Now if I could only get a halfway decent car before mine bites the dust...

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Monday Madness!

Fill in the blanks.... completely random!!

1. I wish I had more __________.
2. I usually think about changing my blog layout when _________.
3. If more people would be _________, the world would be a better place.
4. I really should __________ more often.
5. The weather we're having right now is ________.
6. When it's time to plant a garden, I'd like to plant ________.
7. When I'm running late, I sometimes forget to _________.
8. When I can't think of anything to blog about, I usually _________.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Friday, March 11, 2005

Strange and stranger

I went to Ft. Lauderdale today to see a guy who needs help organizing a bunch of stuff he has. On my way out of the area, I passed by a very busy bar (it was getting into the evening hours) and several drunk tourists with British accents begged for a ride, so I picked 'em up & drove 'em to Ft. Lauderdale beach, where they got out and paid me $13 for the ride. Not bad, eh?

I dunno if the guy who wanted the organizing done will call me or not. But it made for an interesting evening for me!
: )

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Gonna be out late

So I don't know if I'll get a chance to post anything later. Going to work at 6 and tutoring a coworker afterwards. (Gotta remember to bring a phone cord with me... he's itching to go on the internet!)

Probably won't get home 'til 11:30-12 and ain't gonna log on THEN!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Got a job

But not going to say a whole lot about it, since I would rather not join the ranks of the "dooced"!

However, I will say that it's mostly hand-coding HTML (a few other things, but that is the bulk of it) for someone who does cgi programming (shopping carts & stuff)

Starting out at about ten hours/week gradually working up to full time... which is fine for me because I'm really not used to working fulltime outside the home!

A bit of a drive, but he agreed to pay me the $15/hr I said I'd require to work that far from home...

What else is there to say? He's still setting up the office I'll be working in, next door to his, and I should be starting next week, midweek.
: )

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Monday Madness!

1. What's on your refrigerator? (Please feel free to use a picture to answer.)
2. What color is your refrigerator?
3. Is the freezer on the top, bottom or side?
4. How old is your fridge? Does it match your stove?
5. How regularly do you clean the inside of your fridge?

Saturday, March 05, 2005

'Nother side o' me

Did I ever tell y'all I REALLY enjoy a glass (or several) of Carlo Rossi Chablis?

Please don't judge me.
: )~

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

New Blogger!

I have recently had the pleasure to read a wonderful lady's first post, and would like to share it with you. Enjoy! Karen's Blog

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Getting late...

Been up since 5am and it's 10pm... don't think I'm gonna stay up much later! LONG day. Wish I weren't so doggone tired, I'd tell U about it!