Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Rat 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
Romance could be tricky for rats this year. Many of you in long-term relationships will come to the realisation that the person you’re with is not the one you actually want. However, that’s the only area of 2009 which presents problems, because everything else looks wonderful. This is a great year for your career, especially for those people who work outdoors or have positions of leadership or authority. Rats will eat a lot of good food this year too, but should take care not to overindulge! The elder family members of rats may have health problems, & rats are discouraged from engaging in risky sports because the chance of getting harmed is high! Overall, rats will make great progress this year as long as they know that good things take time.
Hmmm.....We shall see, Chinese Astrology....We shall see.
1. Volunteer at the Children's Hospital.
2. Be creative.
This was an easy one for me...I've completed and hung 2 paintings that go together. I love them! I've also been working more on my scrapbook. Ultimately, I want to sew more. So far so good though.
3. Save 100 dollars a week.
Done and done! I've saved mega bucks this month and I love it!
4. Vegan: Do it.
With the occasional slip of chocolate and sometimes inevitable skim latte (because I can no longer have soy, doctor's orders), I've done pretty well this month.
5. Lose 5 lbs each month until March.
Womp! Womp! Haven't done this one this month. Although, I've been working out 5-6 days a week. I can only conclude that I need to pay more attention to what and when I eat. I have a bad habit of snacking-And even though I usually eat healthy things all the time, snacking is still a bad habit and isn't good for my metabolism (which is already pretty crummy).
6. Go to the gym 6 days a week.
GOAL REACHED FOR THIS MONTH! Keep it up, yo.
3.5 out of 6 this month, (a .5 for the vegan goal)...I think I'm doin pretty darn tootin grand!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Death Cab for Cutie is pleased to announce 2009 US tour dates.Ticket links and the current tour information will be available at http://www.deathcabforcutie.com/tours.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I've finally decided to stop fighting the battle and admit that I am not a night person. I have always been this way. I love going to bed at a decent hour and I LOVE waking up between the hours of 5 and 7 AM.
I love waking up and heading straight to the gym. I love that hardly anyone is there while I start and finish my 30-40 minute run. It just gives me this amazing peace of mind that sets the mood for the rest of my day. I also revel in the thought that by 10 AM I've run 3-4 miles, started have made it through 2 hours of work already, and/or painted/cleaned/done laundry/written/etc...Most of the people I know haven't even gotten out of bed by that time.
Enter the downside of being a early bird...A lot of my friends are night owls. Their night begins when my head hits the pillow. I wish I could stay up late, but when I do I usually feel pretty crummy the next day.
Anyway, tonight I'm hangin out solo, sipping wine, sitting in my pjs, and surfing the internet and having more fun than I would at a bar.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Of course, they were girl names, and I didn't really like any of them...Probably because right now, I'm in no position to have children. I don't even want them right now. Hell, with my job I don't need to have any kids right now. In a way, I have three of my own kids, ages 3, 1, and 4 months. We kick from 8-5:30 Monday-Friday and then I'm done. Usually by the end of the day I fly out of work like it's on fire...
So yeah, I don't really know why I lay there for a half hour thinking about baby names. Is okay to blame hormones?
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
So, this one time, my friend Lindsey Jane and I decided it would be a really good idea to pretend that we had JBM. That's right, JUST BEEN MARRIED!
So we decorated my '91 dark blue toyota camry with soap and paint...Pink triangles, things such as "JUST HITCHED," rainbows, etc....
We dressed up in our old prom dresses....
We drove around blaring Weezer's, "Pink Triangle."
We drove around Savoy, Champaign-Urbana, and the U of I campus specifically (and guess what, it was move in day for students-PERFECTO!)
I think we also stopped by Wal-Mart for some reason, I don't remember why.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, good times.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Built a climbing course for a 1 yr old
read many many children's books
took a nap
baked vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
cleaned up the mess from baking +the mess from H and D's "WE'RE BAKING COOKIES TOO, PATTY!"
did 40 minutes of cardio
and smiled....all day long
Monday, January 12, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Today, during "rest time," I heard H "reading" loudly. As I crept upstairs to ask her to quiet down so she wouldn't wake her brother up, this is what I heard:
"AND JESUS LAUGHED AND HE LAUGHED!!!"
What was she reading, you ask? Baby's First French Words
Sunday, January 4, 2009
it started from the beginning, before they even really met and i think it ends when he dies, he's much older than her, i don't really know the ending just yet...but i peeked a little bit
i drank this red wine the whole time...it was supposed to taste like fruit and chocolate. but it tasted like water and shitty wine.
normally i get drunk half way through a glass, and last night was a normal night
i easily lost focus on a page and found myself thinking of the first time i made love, not sex, love
i'm surprised i remember every detail of how it began
the Appleseed Cast and dimmed lights, my teenage room and scared teenage mind
and he told me, " You're beautiful."
i don't remember anything after that,
but how kind and gentle you always were in that relationship...
especially in my reckless state of mind
i don't know if i really meant it last time we talked,
but i'm sorry for my carelessness
how ironic is it that this new, beautiful, amazing love i have found started out with the same band? i just realized this.
p.p.s. that wine was really shitty
Saturday, January 3, 2009
i think your better off dealing with the fact love is not a reason to believe that one day things will be great and you will feel content
you cannot feel great, you cannot feel content, when you feel so misplaced withing yourself
what you have become lately is complete bullshit
i don't know who this person is that hides her emotions with alcohol and stupid disrespect of sex
you will not feel great, you will not feel content, until you deal with what is really happening within yourself
i am through understanding your cowardice
i have been exactly where you stand today...except honest and stronger
and i can't stand behind you when you turn your back on me whenever meaninglessness is an option
Thursday, January 1, 2009
1. Go to the gym 6 days a week.
This shouldn't be too hard for me to do. I'm pretty good about it, except for those days
when I drank too much the night before or worked too late.
2. Lose 5 pounds of fatty fat in January, February, and March and keep it off.
3. Go back to being a vegan.
After reading the book, Skinny Bitch (Oh, yes! I am embarrassed about this one!), and
after wanting to puke at the things I read, I'm going back to it. I pretty much was one
already, but I made exceptions for fish and eggs....Not any more. More and more, I believe
that our bodies are not made to eat and digest meat and dairy.
4. Save $100 a week.
Since I'm moving back to Chambana in the summer, I'll need to save up some dough.
Besides, there's something comforting about knowing there's a bunch of money stashed
away for a rainy day.
5. Be more creative.
This includes painting, sewing, music, e'rethaaaaaaaaang. I find myself laying on the couch a
lot watching tv in my downtime, when instead I could be doin' stuff!
6. Volunteer at the Children's Hospital.
Need I say more?
I think that's it......I've written these down in my day planner so I can stare at them daily. We'll see how this year goes!