Thursday, April 28, 2005

No headache

The headache seems to be gone today! The sun is out as well, although it is still chilly here.

I am going to a murder mystery toga party on Saturday. I am trying to remember why I agreed to go to this.

On Sunday we are going to Chicago to see friends. We will check out Millenium Park, eat good food, and shop!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


I have a headache that started Monday night. Advil makes it kind of go away. I went home early from work yesterday. I got a good amount of work done around the house, and my headache went away. It came back last night though and has stuck around this morning. I might go home early from work today too. I have tons of sick time, so no big whoop.

Congrats to Cate!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Crappy weather

It is funny how I don't feel like posting sometimes. It could be because I don't feel like being introspective, or I just don't have anything exciting going on.

My sister-in-law is going to be having a baby soon (due date is May 5th but she usually goes early), and this is number 5. My brother's family is keeping the gender a secret, but Duane and I swear that he slipped on Friday night and said "him". He denied it, saying that he said "them", refering to their twins. We shall see!

We did some work around the house this weekend. I really wanted to work outside, our landscaping is a disaster. The weather was sunny, but very windy and chilly. We got some things done inside the house as well as cleaning. Funny how I can clean 3 rooms to Duane's one. :)

That weird thing on my ankle is still there, but my thyroid test came back normal (it took 3 weeks to get the result!).

The weather all week is rather crappy here. It got really nice and warm for a couple of weeks, and then BAM! crappy weather.

I have to do some real estate studying this week as I am constantly reminded as to why I hate my job.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The Usual

Just the usual going on here.

I did have lunch with my boss for a coworker's birthday on Monday. He managed to make a few derogatory remarks about Catholics (we were talking about the Pope), and went on and on about some medieval crap no one was listening to. He was also decked on in white pants, pastel plaid, and a lime green, orange, and yellow golfing cap. He is never without a hat or sunglasses (even when he attended my wedding).

Same old, same old.

Friday, April 15, 2005


I love the concept. I have stuff that I no longer need which is cluttering up my house. I can give it to someone who needs it, and they may even come pick it up from my house.

The reality is that there are some rude people out there. People who will say they want your stuff, but then change their mind and never contact you again. I have been trying to pass some things along for a week now, and it is getting frustrating. I have someone coming to look at some doors tomorrow, hopefully they will take them.

Hanging out with friends tonight, which should be fun. Tomorrow is a birthday party for a cousin I rarely hang out with, but my little sister seems to want us to go.

Sunday is going to a Brewers game, which should be a lot fun.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

That's all I got

I did do some work yesterday, but can't say that I feel like doing any today. The weather is beautiful!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


I will do some work today.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


I am sleepy today, despite not going to bed too late and sleeping in a little. I wasn't sleepy yesterday when I got up early and went to the gym.

I still haven't heard back from the lab on my thyroid test. I am going to assume that nothing is wrong with my thyroid. Why am I so darn tired then? The weird thing on my ankle hasn't gone away yet either.

I had a good visit with our friend that has returned from Iraq. He is thinking about going back next spring. :(

I wish I had my own office with a bed in it.

Monday, April 11, 2005


How did Monday come up so quickly?

We found out that a friend of ours has arrived back in the country from Iraq. We are having lunch with him today, which should be nice.

The birthday party was fine, but I forgot that I had to babysit for my sister. We didn't get home until 11pm.

On Sunday we cleaned out the garage, and Duane put together this miter saw table he bought. I have a piano in the garage that I have to figure out what to do with it. I would like to find out how much it would cost to tune/repair it, and then decide if I want to keep it.

I didn't study this weekend. Bad me.

p.s. the new car is awesome

Friday, April 08, 2005

It is Friday!

So the car purchase has been made. Duane got the car he really wanted, which I know will make him happy for a long time (it better!). We bought a 2002 BMW 330i. It is certainly a nicer car than I have ever driven in in my life.

We will have to keep a tighter eye on the budget, and probably cut one or two things.

The cabaret last night was interesting. We didn't stay for the whole thing because it was getting late, and it was really smokey. I finally got to see Martin Price of Wake Forest fame in action. Quite amusing.

We have my twin niece and nephew's birthday party tomorrow, and then will hopefully work around the house the rest of the weekend.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Yes I am really

going to a cabaret show with my boss. Yuk. We are meeting at 9 and the show doesn't even start until 10 (and is supposed to run 2 hours). I was planning on getting out of there at 10 (oh and it costs $6). This is supposed to be for his birthday. I agreed to go when the plan was to go to a "bar". I can handle going to a bar, there is alcohol there anyway.

Still working on the car thing, in case anyone is breathlessly awaiting our decision.

Is it Friday yet?

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


So Duane really is driving me nuts with this car thing. He can't decide how much he wants to spend, can't decide on a car, is obsessing about it, etc.

He told me that we would just buy the car I wanted, since I knew exactly what I wanted. Oh, he changed his mind about that last night too.

While a Hummer would certainly fit in around here, we don't have that kind of cash. :)

We did look at a Prius the other day. The interior is pretty crappy considering the jacked up price. It does get great gas mileage though, which is one of our concerns.

Rain in the forecast tonight, but we are supposed to have a fabulous weekend.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005


The post that I thought I lost last Friday really is there.

The doctor determined that I do not have a blood clot, vasculitis, and another condition that I cannot remember the name of. We may never know what it is. She had a funny way of discribing my blood pressure and pulse (lowish blood pressure, weakish pulse). I did give blood to get my thyroid checked, and now my arm hurts.

I started studying for my real estate exam.

I am having lunch with Duane today and it is nice out. Yea!

Duane can't decide what kind of car he should buy. I think he is going to drive me crazy with this. :)

Monday, April 04, 2005


I had written a post up on Friday, but I did not save it and it did not post.

The new news is that I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning to check out what could be a circulatory problem. I have had an odd bruise like thing on my ankle for about three weeks. I did think it was a bruise at first until it didn't go away. I talked to my sister's mother-in-law (a nurse) and she was very worried about it. Exciting.

Duane will be buying a new car. Dispite the nature of his car accident being quite tame, there is extensive damage to his car. It is more than the car is actually worth, so the insurance company will just give him the value of the car. I was thinking of buying a new car, and now Duane gets to. It will be something slightly used though, since it is such a rip off to buy a brand new car.

Duane was in San Diego last week, but no more traveling for awhile.

We had my niece and nephew's first communion on Sunday. It was nice, but required getting up very early. Duane thinks Catholics are a strange bunch.

I haven't started studing for my real estate exam. I think I am afraid that I won't be good at it. I will conquer that this week.

OH, and it is WARM here. 73 degrees of warm, and I am sitting in my office. I am being quite good though and doing a lot of work.

I have a hair appointment tonight for some highlights. Not sure what I am going to do with it. Hopefully it will turn out well and funky looking (not suburbia looking).

I think I am caught up now. Any questions? Leave them in the comments section.

Friday, April 01, 2005

A week later...

I haven't felt much like writing lately, should be a sign to me that I am feeling out of sorts.

The insurance company has decided that it will cost more to fix Duane's car than it is worth, so now we are trying to figure out what to do. We don't know how much it would cost to make the car legally driveable versus how much it would cost to totally fix the car. I would just buy a new car (since the car I want is on the low end of price), but I don't think Duane is ready for a new car. He also hates my car (manual transmission), so that doesn't help things.

Duane has also been in San Diego this week. He comes back tomorrow afternoon.

I have to figure out what my feelings are on the whole realtor thing. I haven't started studying for it yet, so I know there is something holding me back.

Sunday is my niece and nephew's first communion at 8:15am. This means we need to be ready to leave by 7:15am, which means getting up at the ass crack of dawn (especially since it is Daylight Savings Time this weekend). Ugh.