Thursday, December 31, 2009

In 2 Hours

In 2 hours, it will be 2010. A new decade, a new year, a new day, a fresh page. I am sitting in my apartment, a movie on in the background (Where the Heart Is), in sweat pants and a fleece shirt, wrapped up in a fleece blanket. I am laughing at a line in the movie....the little girl asks if you feed a cow chocolate will you get chocolate milk to which the guy responds yes and he continues saying that if you spin a cow around really fast you will get whipped cream. LOL

I had offers to go out tonight and had planned on doing just that. Tim's sister Carol is hosting the New Year's Eve celebration tonight and Cheryl from church invited me over for board games and food. However, tonight home just sounded SO good. I haven't really felt that great.....probably due to lack of sleep, stress, some bug going around or a combination of all three.

Tuesday at work I just didn't feel well all day. Nothing that I could say "this hurts or this aches" just overall not feeling well. At 8:30 that night, I finally just went to bed thinking that I would probably wake up around midnight or something. I didn't wake up until 730 the next morning and only then because Shadow was biting my toes to let me know that her food bowl was empty. I thought that maybe I just needed the rest.

Yesterday, we had snow again. Flurries off and on throughout the day but the temperature wasn't too bad. This was the view from my window at work:

The day at the insurane agency was chaotic. It seemed like for every new policy we wrote we cancelled one in its place. Tim and I didn't even really speak to each other because we both were just so .....I cant' even find the right word. I left the insurance agency and went to work at the YMCA. I was there until 10 and then booked it to the movie theater.
Blind Side FINALLY made it to the $5 club and I was not going to miss it. It was the bestest, happiest, saddest movie I have seen in a long time and I can't wait to see it again. In fact, I can't wait to own my own copy. I laughed,I cried,it made me think, it made me hope.....Hope that there is still kindness for each other, hope that there is still goodness, hope that no matter what the situation change is ALWAYS possible.
I didn't make it home until after 1AM and I had to be at work at the YMCA at 6AM. I left the house around 5:00 thinking that maybe the Bread Co would be open and I could grab a danish and hot chocolate. No such luck as they do not open until 6, so I ended up at work at 5:30AM. I worked until 9:30, had to be at Tim/Becky's by 10:30 and was hungry for Hardee's cinnamon holes. I went through the drive-thru to find that Hardee's no longer carries the cinnamon holes---twice in one morning I was denied the sweetness I was craving!!! So I settled for a sausage/cheese biscuit and milk--and headed to the Philipps house. I ate my "not what I wanted" breakfast while staring at the remains of the kids French Toast. I wanted that French Toast, I wanted to eat the cold remenants that were left in the sticky syrup pool on their plates, I wanted to lick the bottom of the syrup pool. I didn't though because I'm a grown-up and giving in would just be disgusting. I ate my "not what I wanted" biscuit and drank my milk. I have NO idea why I was craving sweets SO bad.
Becky and I took Delaney to see "The Princess and the Frog". It was so cute seeing Delaney carrying her Princess Tiana doll to the movie.

I made it back home around 2pm. Shadow and I curled up on the couch for a much needed nap. And here I sit, now only an hour and half to a new year. Indy has her 10PM snack and is curled up in her cat perch. I am looking around at the mess of my apartment and think "tomorrow is another day"
Happy New Year!!!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Mayhem

The title fits today. Monday's are always crazier than normal but having the office closed for two days adds to the chaos. The morning started out better than expected but of course it ended with trying to take care of a client and needing to leave for an appointment at the same time. Tim stepped in and finished up with the client as best as he could given the time of day.

Outside my window today: Cold but yesterday's snow started to turn to slush on the sidewalks. By the time I arrived home, the temperature had dropped and the slush was turning to ice.

On the TV: My usual shows are on hiatus so I am watching a recorded episode of Holmes on Homes. The show makes me thankful that I am no longer a home owner and am not renovating/remodeling. It gives me great insight into what SHOULD be done though.

I'm Reading: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I finished "The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent while at mom and dad's for Christmas. I don't recommend that book. It was ink on emotion behind the words when there could have been SO much. I finished "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" right about a week ago. A great book but not what I had expected. I'm not sure what I expected really. I checked it out because of a review that was written about it in USA today. It's the story of a Chinese American man who grew up during the Pearl Harbor era. There was so much history and emotion in the pages and I'm glad that I read it. I can't imagine growing up in that time as a Chinese (or Japanese for that matter) youth, having to wear a button to let all know that you were Chinese so that you didn't get arrested.

In my kitchen: Dirty dishes--LOL I had Fiesta Lime Chicken from Schwan's for dinner. Tomorrow night will be my "creative night" so hopefully there will be something tasty coming from the kitchen.

I took Shadow to the vet tonight for her booster shots. She is approximately 4 months old. She was SO mad at me afterwards. She curled up in her carrier with her back to me. It wasn't long after we were home though that she was back in my lap. Love that cat!

With the new year and the change in work schedules, my plan is that Monday night will be my house cleaning/errand night. Tuesday will be creative night--baking, scrapbooking,etc--or doing something with friends. Wednesday is church night. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights will be work at the YMCA. Sunday...well that's church day and the day of rest which means NAP.

I had such a blessed Christmas this year. It was so nice to be with my parents and just relax. No agenda, no place to be, no expecations....just us three. I hope you had as wonderful a holiday.

Until the next is a random picture