Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Monday in the Park

Here are the pics as promised. I am sooooooooo tired! We had a great time yesterday. We were only in the park for about an hour. This is "our" park. We go here a lot. I have someone sitting right behind me which makes it hard to write....need food. Now that we have seen Star Wars 3 We are watching the old movies again...interesting new perspective.

Point Pinole

Blurry Bug


Must go on starvation diet immediately.....why did I quit smoking?????!!!!!!

Orange Flowers

Uber busy

It's about 6 in the morning, my toast just popped up, coffee is brewing...I'm uber busy this morning. The craziness once again commences. I start class again today; once I post this I'll be there (online school is pretty cool, lol, I can rhyme at 6 in the morning). Anyway, I had a great weekend; got sunburned yesterday. I'll post pictures and recap this evening after work; yes, I work today too...okay toast is getting cold........

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Fun Day Off

I finally finished the scarf I started last winter. I had so many things going on and had lost my tapestry needle, so I just never got around to getting it completed. All I needed to do was get the fringe on. This is my very first scarf with fringe. I have one more niece to knit a scarf for (it's halfway complete) and they will be nice and warm next winter ;)

Scarf for niece

My first real day off yesterday was nice. Got to talk with my daughter for a good long time. I also got to talk with my best friend for a good long time; she had a blast in Disneyland recently, I was very happy for her because she had never gone before. I can't wait to go again. Her and I are going to take our daughters together. :) That should be a blast. I also got some Sims time in yesterday; I haven't played the Sims (2) in awhile. I really should do some cleaning today.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Why did I start a blog?

I was thinking about this at 6 this morning. I was thinking, "geez, everything I have posted so far is utterly boring, why did I start this?" Well, I had to remind myself that I didn't start the blog to be a fabulous writer or to make my life look overly interesting; I just want to keep my friends and family up-to-date. I am really difficult to get a hold of, and if they can check this out occasionally, then they can see what I have been up to or how I am feeling at the moment. I should get in here more often and post more substantially. I guess I am just getting used to this format still. I will keep going, and learn, and hopefully get better at posting.

On a very happy note...we had a great visit at work today. One of the "Big Guys" came for a visit and was very pleased with our store. He was so pleased that he scheduled his own boss to come for a visit next month. Will the madness never end? We have had 3 visits in one month and now another. We are all so tired, but the good thing is that we are getting the support from the higher-ups that we need. Also, I may be getting promoted soon. Keeping my fingers crossed. I haven't gotten an official offer, but I have the blessing of my boss's boss. My department still needs to set in motion some new changes and I need to find a replacement. I am very pleased, and excited about the coming changes.

My three day weekend is starting a little early (like right now). Hopefully I won't get too bored. I am so used to "going" all the time that three whole days off with no work or school is a little scary.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

My boring life

So, I knit an MP3 cozy last night. I needed something fast and easy to do that I could actually finish. I am not great at sewing pieces together yet, but this will work (see pics below). Class ended on Monday (Thank God!). My next class starts on Tuesday; Human Resources, should be more interesting than economics. I have tons of things to say about work, but must figure out how to say it cleverly without giving out personal information. Maybe I'll start an anonymous blog so I can do that, hmmm.....I'm up for a promotion, but that means leaving the safety of my cave ( I work in a big warehouse type room with no windows.) I'm really excited about the fact that I have a 3 day weekend this weekend; no work and no school! That hasn't happened for me in about a year. I never get time off from both, it's always one or the other. I must actually go get ready to leave for work so I should stop typing now.

mp3 cozy

mp3 cozy

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Saturday Ham

Saturday Ham Posted by Hello
Here's my kitty Mitch hamming it up for the camera. He knows he's special :) Having a crazy day trying to work on my final for Econ and putting together a PowerPoint presentation for class. I'm surrounded by a mess so horrid that I should be running around and cleaning and scrubbing, but I can't seem to find the energy. Yesterday all my boss and I could talk about was having just one cigarette (she quit years ago). If I smoke again, I'll be thin again, I won't be so tired all the time, but then again I'll be hacking all the time and coughing up really gross stuff all the time and getting bronchitis all the time, and smelling all the time. Today is my 7 month anniversary of having quit.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Cell Phones Are Nice When They Work

Just got home. Everything worked out...Aaron only had to look frustrated for a brief time and the sales person, Justin, did everything he could. He got the phones charging again, and even gave us new chargers. So we have phones again and don't have to suffer without a way to communicate. We went out to dinner and got a couple movies to watch. I'm gettin on my jammies, grabbing my blankie and lemonade and watching a movie. :)

Monday, May 16, 2005


Twas a long day. I was prepared to write a paper for class, that I thought was due tonight but actually isn't. At least that is one last thing that I have to do. Tomorrow will be hell. I have phone calls to make and have to go to the Cingular store with two cell phones plus chargers because nothing is working, nor charging. Not being able to use our cell phones has been killing us. It makes life difficult. How did we ever live without them?! I'm sure I'll be in tomorrow night to post about how it went at the Cingular store. I just hope they are nice about it and give us new phones, Aaron's phone has been replaced twice in the past two weeks, and with all the switching of batteries and what not between the phones to see what was wrong, my phone has now been screwed up. I am going to spend the rest of the night tonight relaxing , listening to podcasts, and knitting. Maybe I should post some picks of my knitting. I just learned last August and was knitting like crazy after I quit smoking in October, but haven't spent much time on it lately. I still can't do more than knit scarves, so I need to find a pattern to learn something new with. I need to get back to it because I am dealing with stress by eating cause I can't smoke, which is making me fat, grrrrr.

Sunday, May 15, 2005


Well, I have gotten my pic posted to my profile, found a nice pink template, and got some links posted. I have econ homework due tonight (I do school online) so I should stop playing with my blog and get started on the homework. My fiance also recently got me interested in listening to podcasts so I will be distracted by that as well tonight....ugh.


This is my very first blog. I have had my own web site @ rhowan.com for many years, but have never tried anything like this. My fiance recently started to get into blogging and got me hooked reading them. So today I decided to give it a go. An online diary might be a good outlet for me. I use Frontpage and CuteFTP for my domain, so I will hopefully pick up this blogspot interface quickly. I hope to make it look a lot nicer and more "me".