2009 didn’t bring me motivation
Posted on January 6th, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

I’ve been feeling pretty lazy about pretty much everything.  I said in my first post of the year that I wanted to get back into working with my polymer clay and jewelry and stuff, but I just haven’t been bitten by that bug yet.  Instead, I’ve been spending my off time playing World of Warcraft with my new Death Knight (I’m now level 61, they start out at level 55), and having seasons of “Supernatural” running on my Mac while I play WoW on my PC.

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Bring it on, 2009
Posted on January 1st, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

Another year, come and gone.  They seem to be zipping by so fast now.

It’s it funny how when you’re young, the year just seems to draaaaaag by, but the older you get, the faster it seems to pass?

I really need to get my hiney in gear this year with a lot of stuff.  Getting back on our Medifast diet (shakes are ordered and will get here next week).  Try to post more often here and on my other blog.  Get moving on my polymer clay play and start making beads to hopefully sell.  Maybe get back into making jewelry.

For the moment though, now that the Kiddo is napping, I need to dash off to the store and get her some more clothes, and pick up a few more card making things so I can finish making her b-day invites, while her dad hangs out playing games while she sleeps.

When I get back I’ll probably start my new Death Knight on World of Warcraft – he got my other character to level 55 last night so I can now create a DK!  Yay!! :mrgreen:

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It’s just about as much fun as moving
Posted on December 22nd, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

So the termite exterminator came by earlier today, and pulled up some more carpet but this time in my husband’s office.  We found that the trail did not lead to the crack near the tile in the living room, but instead went back the other way – snaked around the tack laden wood (for holding the carpet down) that follows the walls, back to the closet.

The closet which is full of boxes and stuff being stored.   Plus, rather than being cut in a separate piece from the main room, the carpet in the closet is attached to the rest of the carpet in the room.  So we couldn’t lift it up any further.  The guy said we’d need to reschedule because he wanted to be able to trace the path of the termites completely before he started drilling any holes.  So, next Tuesday.

Meanwhile, after he left, I set about purging the closet of all of the boxes.  It was full, from the floor to the rods for clothes, with just enough room for the door to open inward (walk in closet).  It’s probably about 25 square feet (5×5). That took probably about an hour.  Then I pulled up the edges of the carpet, and followed the trail, which was still keeping to the tacked wood along the walls.  And the trail let straight to the wall that adjoins the hall bathroom.

$@(@#$)(@*#$!!!!   I have no idea what this means yet, whether they’ll just drill along the wall inside the closet, or what.  Because immediately opposite that wall is the bathtub.  Sounds to me like their point of entry is probably along the plumbing, like if there was some sort of silicon seal between the pipes and the concrete, maybe it wore away.  Who knows. 

I sure as hell hope they don’t have to tear up walls or even gut our bathroom to get to those buggers.  Before he left, on a hunch I asked him to pull up the carpet on the wall opposite the shower head in our family room.  There was no evidence of any termites there, but that just means they decided to go west & north rather than south from the plumbing.  I suppose if they HAD to cut an opening in any walls, that wall would probably be the best place to do it, as it is nearest the pipes.  I just hope it does not come to that, especially since they do not do any repairs when they have to do that.

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Thanks for the heart attack, cat!
Posted on December 19th, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

I’m working from home today.  The Kiddo is at preschool, so all there is to bother me while I work is the neighbors dogs barking, and the annoying whine coming from my crappy work laptop.

I have a pair of noise cancelling headphones that, even when they are not powered on, still do a fair job of drowning out most noises even with the volume of the music at a reasonable level.

I forgot that I had my office door open, and was working away, listening to my music, when suddenly my chair jolted violently.  :shock: I turned and looked to see whether my life was suddenly in danger by some uninvited criminal, and was looking directly into the face of my cat.

I flicked him on his side a couple times with my fingers and yelled at him for nearly giving me a heart attack and told him to get the heck out of my office.    Then I waited for my heart to slow back down again (heck I can still feel the adrenaline), and walked out to get myself another diet soda and closed my door on the way back in.

Ugh!  If I wasn’t awake earlier, I sure am now!

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Insomnia bites
Posted on December 19th, 2008 @ 9:29 am

Obviously from the timestamp on my post last night, I was up past bedtime.  I couldn’t sleep.  So I went into my office and sat down at the computer, and posted something to pass the time.

Boy did it bite me in the rear come morning… I usually set two alarms on my phone every night – one for me, to wake up and shower, then I crawl back in bed for about 30 minutes or so, and the second alarm is to wake up my husband so he can shower, and while he is doing that, I prep the Kiddo’s morning milk and go wake her  up and get her ready for school.

Yeah.  I don’t even remember hearing MY alarm.  I must’ve been hitting snooze in a sleepy stupor… and then when it came time for the second alarm, I don’t remember hearing THAT one go off either, all I know is I sat up in bed at 6:30 and thought, “crap!”, because I’d WAY overslept.  I checked my phone and MY alarm was still set, but my second alarm, which should have gone off 20 minutes prior, was no longer set.  Which means I swiped the phone to “on”, rather than hitting the snooze again.  Swiping to “on” shuts off the alarm completely, no more snoozies.

Fortunately it was only about ten minutes later than when my husband normally would have woken up, AND I am working from home today so missing my shower isn’t that big of a deal.

But, I’m still tired from not getting to sleep when I should have.  Bleh.  Darn insomnia.

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Bug season
Posted on November 22nd, 2008 @ 9:30 am

I think the Kiddo brought home a cold, and it’s trying to invade my space.

*shakes fist*  Go away!  I don’t want you here days before a holiday!!

So I’m sitting here consuming a huge glass of orange juice and took two vitamin C pills.

I hope it goes away… I don’t want to be miserable for Thanksgiving!

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Firefox and Chrome – no likey my site today
Posted on November 5th, 2008 @ 8:28 am

And I have no idea why.

So, if you’re dropping by from EC and using those browsers – I am working on trying to get my widets fixed so they show up again.  But in the meantime it may be completely gone because in order for anyone using those browsers to even *see* my content, I had to switch themes.  *sigh*

So now to figure out WHAT broke my site.  :evil2:

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No unexpected surprise – so far
Posted on October 8th, 2008 @ 10:04 am

The test kit I bought has three tests in it.  I know ideally they’re supposed to be done with first morning pee, but I took one right before bed anyway since the anxiety about not knowing was going to keep me from getting any good sleep.

That one was negative.

I took another one first a.m., and also negative.

Yet I am not quite relieved, since I was on the pill, whow knows when conception would happen, if it happened.  So I’m going to save the last test and take it on Saturday.

I think I am going to forgo the pills this month and start them again when the hag finally shows to get back on track.  We have a stash of alternate protection that hasn’t expired that we’ll just have to use in the meantime.

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Something is missing…
Posted on October 7th, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

I’ll be talking about womanly issues on this post… so if you are a guy and are squicked out at this kind of talk, or even a gal and would rather not read… look away.

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Go away heartburn
Posted on October 1st, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

Geeze I’m having some evil heartburn today.  Unfortunately all I had with me was two lonely Rolaids chews, and I had those hours ago.  I can hardly wait until I get home so I can go down some Tums.  Until then I’m drinking water like it’s going out of style since that is all I have besides soda.  I think the soda would probably exacerbate the problem rather than help…

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