Friday, May 27, 2005

Long weekend

It is me, myself, and I at work today so I am leaving early. I will be having lunch with my fabulous husband. He made a great score of some wood patio furniture (from IKEA) at a rummage sale today. Go Duane!

I am hoping to get my house in good shape this weekend. The weather forecast is odd. It could rain maybe at sometime/anytime any of the days. The forecast is fabulous for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week though (figures).

I haven't figured out my official leave date yet, but when I do I am thinking of posting a countdown.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Another day of sun!

It is sunny again here today. I find that it really boosts my mood. It makes me plan many ambitious outside projects for the weekend, which I am pretty sure Duane does not want to do.

Work has been quiet.

Did I mention that my brother planned his new baby's baptism for the same day as my 1st wedding anniversary? This day also happens to be my parent's 40th wedding anniversary. I am sure that must have been the only Sunday available in the history of time. So my 1st wedding anniversary will include lots of other people. We are going to dinner at a very nice restaurant though. I am trying to think of a good "paper" gift. At least there will be no house projects for that weekend!

Also, Duane has two trips to California this month. They are a week apart at least, and he does bring me good presents. :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

But I want a kitten!

So Duane has this weird pet limit. We can only have 4 pets. I could have gotten a calico kitten for free, but Duane says no. Duane is no fun.

So yesterday when I wanted to do no work has become today. I did actually do a little bit of work, but I am planning on leaving early.

Duane and I went for a bike ride last night to look for tennis courts. It seems that the only tennis courts in our little city are at the high school. Two parks have plans for tennis courts, but they haven't been put in yet.

The 3 cheese stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut is not better than the regular stuffed crust pizza, even though it looks really good in the commercial.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

This is Cate and Conor's awesome house! Posted by Hello

This is Tobie, Cate and Conor's other minature poodle (and Duane). Posted by Hello

This is Barlow, Cate and Conor's cute minature poodle. Posted by Hello

I got to pet a baby horse today!

I decided to walk into work today from where I park my car (about a mile or so). I was rewarded by a very friendly 3 week old foal. I walk past some of the agriculture buildings, including a barn. The horses were outside, and I love horses. He was super friendly, nuzzlying my hand and nibbling on my fingers.

I am doing some work today, even though is it so tempting to goof off and then go home early.

Cate did an awesome review of our trip to visit them in Missouri.

Monday, May 23, 2005


So Duane and I had a fabulous time in Missouri! We drank wine by the river, sang karaoke, and canoodled with their cute, cute mini poodles. Pictures tomorrow!

My dogs seemed happy and healthly after their trip to my sister's. I wish they could write little diaries because I am so curious as to what they did! She said they were good, other than a trip into the river (which she was warned about in advance).

We ended the weekend with my niece's 5th birthday party. My 4 year old nephew asked me if we went to church! Good grief!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005


So, I had a long talk with my boss today. Oddly enough, he was very supportive. I just don't understand why he can't be like that ALL of the time.

We talked about how I really haven't done any work around here, and why that is. We talked about what direction I want to go in (he knew I had applied for other jobs), and what he can do to help me. He said he wouldn't give me a bad reference, even if I haven't been as productive as he wished I was.

I think there was agreement in that I wished he had been different as a boss, and he wished I had been more proactive in my job.

I can kick myself wondering why I haven't been more proactive and confrontational. I know why though. This is not what I want to do with the rest of my life, no matter how much I thought it was when I was in college.

I know now exactly what my boss wants me to do before I leave, and he knows that I am planning to leave.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Not so bad

I haven't mentioned that I have been doing well on my real estate studying. I am over half way done, and should be able to take the test in early June (which reminds me to schedule the test).

I am also doing pretty decent on Weight Watchers this time. I have lost 5 lbs in 4 weeks. I wish it was more like 8 lbs.

Work is ok, probably because I am taking Thursday and Friday off this week. On Thursday I am taking the dogs to my sister's, so Duane and I can travel to MO too see Cate and Conor! I am excited for a road trip.

Friday, May 13, 2005

A craptacular Friday

Well my boss decided to remember that I work here today. He is putting the hammer down, which is just so hypocritical after not talking to me for months.

And I am not kidding. My boss does not talk to me for months at a time.

Hopefully I can placate him, because it would be nice to have a salary for a few more months before I quit.

I am not trying to excuse the fact that my work ethic is not existant here.

I can only hope that my full sanity returns once I escape from this place.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Baby Elisabeth Posted by Hello

Hello, it's me again!

Hello! I haven't posted in awhile, so here I am again.

My new niece was born on Saturday, all healthy and everything. We went to see her on Sunday, after breakfast at my parents for Mother's Day. My sister-in-law just had a baby, and still had the gumption to ask Duane and I if we went to church. She doesn't seem to get that Duane is NOT Catholic. Oh and I am not getting up at 6:30 am on a Sunday to go to church (my family goes to 8:15am church and they are 45 minutes away).

I took a sick day yesterday. My right tonsil and lymph node were swollen, so I decided to rest. I got pretty sick last year around Thanksgiving, and I don't want to repeat that.

Cloudy and cool weather today and yesterday. I am hoping to get some outside work done this weekend.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Mr. Kitty Posted by Hello

Miss Kitty always blinks! Posted by Hello

I am a horrible wife

So Duane and I have been watching Veronica Mars this season on UPN (awesome by the way). I set up the vcr to tape it last night, since we were out golfing. I set it up to tape at the wrong time!! Bad me. Duane found someone at work that taped it, so we can borrow her tape. I did another boo-boo though because I sent him a synopsis of the episode before I knew we could watch it. Bad me again. I think I will have to bake some cookies or something.

Golfing last night wasn't too bad. I am a beginner, but I did manage to hit par on one hole (a par 3 course).

I had an awesome dinner. We went to a restaurant that we love, where we usually get pizza. I ordered something else this time, and it was so good. It was a ton of shredded salami, ham, and pepperoni in a balasamic cream sauce. Yummy!

Pictures of the kitties today too!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

I figured out how to post pictures!

So I figured out how to post pictures, in my quest to make this blog more interesting and less depressing.

Hershey will be 12 this year, and Brisco will be ~3. Hershey is a chocolate lab mix, and Brisco is a treeing walker coonhound (a breed not recognized by the AKC).

I will post pictures of the kitties tomorrow.

This is Brisco, the young guy in the house. Posted by Hello

This is my oldest dog, Hershey. Posted by Hello


I forgot to say congratulations to Brian and Beth who got engaged last week. They don't have a date yet, but I am already excited for it!

Dinner out and bowling with friends last night. One friend is traveling to Alaska to work on a salmon fishing boat for the summer! I had a great peanut stew which was supposed to be spicy, but wasn't. I think a little more spice would have made it excellent.

Monday, May 02, 2005

It's May!

Thursday night we went to see Sin City. It was visually stunning and very cool. I love movies about comics though, even the Hulk! It did cause me to have a weird dream though.

Friday night we went to the 26th anniversary dinner of Epic Systems (where Duane works). The food was tasty. Beverages were boring because they always do a non-alcoholic thing. We had a great dessert of chocolate mousse in a tiny chocolate cup.

On Saturday we painted the ceiling in our bedroom. My great invention (stupid QVC link that doesn't take you to the item) from QVC sucked ass, so Duane had to go buy a roller cover. Duane said I can no longer watch QVC. It says that it is perfect for textured walls and ceilings, and it really isn't. It needs a second coat, but otherwise turned out well. Now I just have to sew the curtains, duvet cover, and pillows! I also need to stencil the walls.

The murder mystery toga party turned out to be pretty fun. It kept us up late though, and made us tired for going to Chicago.

Chicago was kind of a bust, due to the weather. We went to the Chicago Antiques Fair. We knew that it cost $12 to get in. I guess we should have figured that it was going to be super snooooty. I thought I might be able to buy something small, but everything there was megabucks.

We went somewhere to eat (, and it was only ok (although the cinnamon rolls were fabulous!). We did a little more shopping, but the freezing, windy weather sucked. I did buy a paperweight. It is a log with tiny turtles on it made out of iron.

I think I am going to try and be more interesting here, instead of depressing.

OH, found out today that my boss is actually interviewing to hire someone to replace someone that is leaving.