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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Okay SFG, You WIN!
So after some gentle hints from SFG in my comments, I will post about my wonderful trip to the beach and some other stuff. We left for the coast last Wednesday and got back on Sunday. We had a great time, it was a tad cold, but it was relaxing and I didn't want to come home, except to see my dogs. So here's the trip in pictures:

So this was our condo which was FREE. Yeah, as in we only paid $40 to have it cleaned:

Here are some from our first walk on the beach. It was freezing!

And here's a good sunset for you:

We ate entirely too much fried fish and hushpuppies. YUM. I feel like I gained 10 pounds in 5 days.

Within an hour of getting home, one of our cats was dragging her back leg around and it was obviously hurting pretty badly, so it was off to the emergency vet we went. Turns out she tore her ACL (ligament in her "knee"), and I thought she was going to need surgery. The vet said that these injuries in cats often heal on their own, so we're waiting a month to see if she starts to use it more, and in the meantime, she's on pain meds. Poor cutie pie. They told me she's fat, and that can contibute to her condition. Oh, and our male dog LOVES this cat. He follows her around, but he won't look her in the eye. Can you see him cowering from the love??:

And last, but certainly NOT least, when I went through the mail, I had a surprise package from Shell! I tore into it, and this is what I saw!

OMG, she is amazing! I haven't even emailed her to thank her yet for the birthday/new job gift. I LOVE it. The stones are gorgous and I only wear silver, so it's perfect :)

That's about all I have going on. Let me know what you are up to!

Saturday, October 14, 2006
How Are You?
I feel like it's been so long since I've posted. I can't blog at work, so it's probably going to strictly a weekend thing. So here's what's been happening:

*We feed two of our cats in the garage and for the past couple of weeks, they seemed to be hungry all the time. The other night I went out to do laundry, and this is what I saw. Yeah, I think he's living in our garage:

*I found the most BAD ASS t-shirt on sale at Target tonight. Oh yes, I will be wearing it. I loves me some Bon Jovi:

*I also got a new pair of brown pumps at Target. They are comfortable AND cute!

*We leave for the coast on Wednesday, and I made a horrible mistake. I didn't even THINK about my monthly visitor. Um yeah, it will be there at the exact time we're on vacation. WHY? This is the second time I've done this.

*So far, I love my job. It's overwhelming, but not so much so that I want to come home and cry. Even my husband says I don't seem so down after work. I love that I have an office with walls and natural light. Everone is so nice and patient with me.

*I ate a TON of halloween candy tonight and loved every minute of it. Yum. I think I'll go have some more.

*I've been watching Father of the Bride 1 & 2 today. I forgot how much I like those movies. I also watched most of season 2 of Felicity this afternoon. I love, love, love that show. Scott Speedman (Ben) is HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT. Damn, the scenes where he's sleeping with the married caterer....wow. He's yummy.

*I have been seriously slacking on the walking and working out. That week I took off between jobs really screwed me up. I should have walked everyday. Instead, I slept in til 11 everyday. I have to admit, it felt really good. I mean REALLY good. I got to watch Y&R and DOOL. I loved staying my pjs until after noon.

That's about it right now. Let me know what you've been up to!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006
The Big 3-0
B-day Update: I had a really nice dinner with my family and closest girlfriends. It was really nice. My hubs got me a 3 hour spa package from Jackson Ruiz! Sweet! It's a facial, body polish/massage, hand and foot treatments, plus it comes with full size products too! I tried to upload photos, but blogger won't let me :(

I'm back from Chicago, and today's the day! I'm 30 and that's okay with me. I'm excited to see what my 30s will be all about. I met some of my best blogging friends last Friday for a b-day happy hour and I had so much fun!

They are all hilarious and fun and their labor stories are awesome. Now I REALLY don't want kids (totally kidding.....kind of....).

My trip was really fun, and even though I still hate flying (not at all helped by the CRAPPY landing in Chicago--I saw other people looking quite nervous as well, so it wasn't just me), it was worth it to see Weezie. She took me to lunch for my birthday, and we were able to catch up on the last 3-4 months. I miss talking to her everyday. She is one of the nicest and funniest people I have ever met.

I also got to see D, whom I met when we were case clerks at the firm. She just passed the bar, so she's an attorney now! She and her boyfriend took me to Lula for dinner which was really good. I ate like a piggy.

It was so good to see her too, and she was amazed that I actually hopped on a plane to come see her! The weather was god awful. It thunderstormed and even hailed when we were getting in her car to go to dinner. (You can see the wet street behind us, and her boyfriend's cigarette smoke in the foreground). Here are some photos from the next day (which was beautiful).

I just love that town!!! I'm off to get my hair done for my birthday dinner! Talk to ya later.

Sunday, October 01, 2006
I'm physically and mentally exhausted right now. My husband is dead asleep, one of the dogs is snoring as loud as a human and I can't sleep because I'm already freaking out about flying on Monday. I hate flying, and I really HATE that I hate to fly. I wish I loved it because I love to visit new places and see new things, but it's the GETTING there that is the problem. I have flown to Europe and Mexico multiple times, and Canada once, not to mention tons of US cities, so I can make myself do it, but it doesn't mean I won't cry while it's happening. OR feel like I'm going to have a heart attack because my heart is racing faster than it should. I have to go to bed about 8 pm tomorrow (actually today) because I have to get up at 3 am on Monday (6 am flight), so I need to be asleep as I type this, but I just can't make the thoughts shut off or my heart stop pounding in my chest.

And then there was the horrible Brazilian plane crash yesterday. I feel so bad for all those families and loved ones. It's just horrible. Terrible. Don't even want to think about it, but of course I read every little detail in the news articles because I can't NOT read them.

Also, don't even think about giving me the GD statistics about car accidents vs. plane crashes because A) when you're in a car accident, you don't fall 1000s of feet out of the sky going 100s of mph and B) everyone who's been in a plane crash woke up the morning of their flight and thought they would be fine. It's not about dying, it's about being up so high in a huge, hulking piece of metal. Sorry for the negativity, but I'm not okay right now. There's nothing that's going to make me feel better other than landing safely in Chicago. THEN I get to do it all over again on Tuesday.