Thursday, March 24, 2005

It really is supposed to be warm next week.....

It is still pretty cold here. The sun is out for the most part, but the air temperature is chilly.

Duane managed to have a little fender bender this morning. We were going to the gym (in separate cars), and it was taking him forever to show up. I went to the car and checked my cell phone (the gym discourages cell phone use inside), and he left me a message that I better come home because he hit someone. My first thought was that he ran someone over!! It was actually a minivan that blew a yield sign right by our house, and Duane hit her. The accident tore off his bumper and did a fair amount of damage.

Luckily (for insurance and money purposes), it was totally her fault. I gave him a ride to work this morning, and I will tomorrow too. He was loving that.

We are going shopping in the Chicago area on Saturday. Lots of furniture type outlet places. If you have any favorite places to shop, please leave a comment for me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Partly cloudy Tuesday

At work we are going out for lunch for my birthday today. I don't really want to go. Some days you feel like being social and some days you don't.

We had a guy come to the house last night to give us a window estimate. We have a gigantic window in the living room. One of the sides doesn't open and moisture builds up so you can't see out. The estimate: $4000!

Duane and I are going to Poland, Czechslovakia, Austria, and Hungary in August. If you have any suggestions of what to see, where to go, or what to do, please leave them in the comments section.


Monday, March 21, 2005

Sunny Monday

So I wrote a post up earlier, but it never posted. I realized that there were a few things that I didn't mention in the first post, so here we go again.

I had a nice dinner with my sister's family. My niece and I made chocolate lollipops and my nephew made gummy candy.

I took Friday off. I got a few things done around the house, but then I got lazy. Duane got stuck in Minneapolis so he didn't get home that night.

On Saturday I did a few things around the house, and then I was lazy again. I sat on the couch for too many hours for me to say. I haven't done that in a long time though.

Sunday was a shopping day, although we should have gone grocery shopping. We got a good deal on a table for the miter saw! I also got some wood to make two shelves with. We had an awesome lunch, but then we got really lethargic and giddy (hence no grocery shopping). We watched Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It was a cool movie that could have been so much more!

I also watched Uptown Girls. I thought it was going to be very stupid, but it was actually quite good. I also watched Princess Diaries 2. Princess Diaries 1 was much better.

I have to start studying for my real estate license.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

C'mon get happy

So I didn't fall asleep until 1am last night, which led me to sleep late this morning. Certian aspects of life are much easier when Duane is here.

The sun is not shining today and it is supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow.

The real estate company is ready to bring me into the fold, which is not too surprising since it is not much of a risk for them. You are an independent contractor. They give you a lot of schooling and support, and then take a percentage of your money (which oddly enough she didn't mention at all). I am going to go for it. I can keep my job while I am doing the schooling part (ie not earning any money for a few months). Hopefully I will be successful in selling some homes right away, so I can leave this job. I have decided then that I need to be much more productive (or just plain productive) at this job, since I will need it for a few more months.

The happy part of today? I am taking off tomorrow, so today is my Friday. Oh, and I will be having dinner with my sister's family tonight.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

On a more positive note...

I think I can be more positive today. The sun is shining!

I have an appointment with someone from a real estate group this afternoon. Hopefully it will be interesting.

Duane is out in California staying at the Ritz and eating $100 dinners. Rough life!

My mom is coming to see me today. She says she doesn't care if my house is totally clean, but I know she does.

I made an awesome recipe for dinner last night. I always make things that Duane would never eat when he is gone, and this one was really tasty.

I have really been slacking at work lately, but then I hate this job anyway.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


Sometimes I believe that if you don't have anything good to say, just don't say anything.

I got nothin' today.

Monday, March 14, 2005


I couldn't fall asleep last night, and then had a series of weird and horrible dreams. I was also cold because Duane took all of the blanket.

Duane saw that Conor had titled his link to my blog as, "Life with Duane", so he asked me to change it. It is more accurate than just Life. :)

I need to call the real estate lady about making an appointment. She emailed me on Thursday and then called me on Friday. I emailed her back, but she didn't respond to that (maybe she didn't get it?).

Duane and I spent Saturday in Janesville hanging out with my parents and my sister's family. It was fun. We scored some good things at Big Lots too!

Duane watched basketball on Sunday and we watched Dodgeball. Duane said it wasn't as funny the second time around.

Friday, March 11, 2005

And the beat goes on....

I took a realtor simulator test yesterday. I turns out that I did pretty well on it, and will meet with someone next week about career possibilities.

I am hoping for a good fish dinner tonight. Last week we went to a "supper club" where the fish was very good. No free refills on soda though, how archaic is that? A supper club in WI is an old fashioned type place full of blue hairs and brandy old fashioneds.

Duane goes to Pasadena next week. It gets a little lonely, but I don't have to share the tv. At least I know he will bring me back some See's candy!

Thursday, March 10, 2005


Discribes how I feel today.

Duane had the stomach flu the past two days, so we didn't go out somewhere cool for dinner. He owes me next week. He did send me flowers at work though! He also bought me a very cool mickey mouse watch, even though he has something personal against mickey mouse.

My house is a mess, even though I have been home most of the past two days keeping Duane company.

I know my apathy is a result of my job situation. Dammitalltohell.

I looked up getting your realtor's license. If you through the WRA (wisconsin realtor's association) it cost $400!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

What if

What if I could go back to being 21? There are choices that I made that I wouldn't make again, but it would mean that I wouldn't end up with what I have now. Would I give up what I have now, to change things in the past?

There are choices I need to make about my career, but I am not making them. I am hoping another job will come along, and keep me from having to make any choices.

One of my dogs slipped on some ice this morning and fell on his butt. It was pretty funny.

Monday, March 07, 2005

I really need a new job

The HMO job fell through. They were looking for someone who has computer programming experience. I told them that I was sure I could pick it up quickly, but they didn't sound optimistic.

My boss put an email on my desk (why print it out when you can forward it?) from our collaborator. He is wanting to know why an experiment hasn't been done, and why he is missing data. Oddly enough, I had no idea he was still interested in receiving any data from this lab. The experiment has not been done because it involves monkeys and is my boss's responsibility. I can get most of the data to him quickly, but I am not looking forward to my boss yelling at me (which he usually does when things are his fault).

My birthday is on Wednesday, but I wish it wasn't.

Happy Birthday to Duane!

Friday, March 04, 2005


So I got a call today from the temp service. Oddly enough that job was only offering 10-11 dollar/hour. This job isn't not horrible enough to take a $10,000 pay cut. We are going to do a phone interview in case there are other "opportunities" that I match up with.

I got a call yesterday about a job with a local HMO. They saw my resume posted on a site and called me. Oddly enough she mentioned having computer programing skills, which is not on my resume anywhere. The job sounds interesting so I will call her back. I hate calling people.

I scored a victory at Home Depot today. I want a particular ceiling fan for my bedroom, but it isn't sold with a light kit. It will be replacing the overhead light in the bedroom, so it needs to have a light. No one at Home Depot knew anything about a light kit for this fan. This fan is not in any catalog or on their website. After a few rounds a Home Depot, they finally found this light kit (which is a special order). Yea!

No big plans for this weekend. Going to a home products show, which will probably be fun, and a pancake breakfast!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Still Cold

I followed up on the job from the other day. It is a temp service, so they are really vague about the job until they interview you. I did not get the impression that the money would be there, but we shall see.

I am glad that my Trading Spaces calendar has really bright colors on it. It makes me think of Spring, even though it is pretty cold here.

I am making Cincinnati style chili for dinner tonight. Yummy!

I am still pretending that my birthday is not next week.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Chilly day

It is pretty chilly here today, even though the sun is starting to feel warmer. Spring cannot get here fast enough for me, well I am not looking forward to muddy dog feet, but otherwise bring it on please!

Duane's new idea of a possible job for me is to be a realtor. There are parts of this job that I know I can handle, and others I am not so sure about. I am not what you would call a pe0ple person, but maybe a challenge would make the job more interesting.

Side note: I have reserved a tape on playing pool at the local library and I am number 2 on the list. I have been number 2 for about a month and I have had the hold placed for about 2 months. Hello! I want to learn how to play pool!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

This morning felt like a Monday

Well my haircut turned out pretty good. At least people tell me they like it, which is always a good thing. It is a little short for me, but cute. I liked the new salon as well.

I did get a phone call about a possible job yesterday. I need to follow up on that.

Nothing else exciting today.