Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for a good night's sleep and feeling rested this morning.  I know this may pass, but for now, I feel good.

I'm also thankful for the rain that's coming this weekend.  The water is much needed, and it will force us to slow down and relax a little and stop running around frantically.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Our landlord is buying us new windows.  There are three men walking through and around the house measuring.  They seem confused.  So either one is training the other two, or they all are confused and are going to mess this up.  I really hope it's the first.

Happenings as of Late

New/Noteworthy: Got a haircut a week ago.  Tired of the long hair, old color, split ends, and weird reactions to being pregnant.

Interesting Activity: Went to a Pumpkin Carving Party Yesterday.  We all had a lot of fun.  Got to meet new people, eat good food, laugh, be creative, have fun.....

Biggest Accomplishment: Filed about 6 months worth of things needing to be filed, filled out registration cards for new appliances (purchased in AUGUST), applied for PG&E credit for energystar appliances

Fun Photo: 

Our photos from the pumpkin carving yesterday.

So many photos, so little time

I've added lots of photos to my flickr site the last week or so.  Most are from the wedding, but there are others there too.  Feel free to peruse at your leisure.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday Thankfulness

I'm thankful for the relaxing week I had last week on my honeymoon and am thankful to feel rested again.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


You will all be so thrilled to know that we figured out why we couldn't turn our furnace on. The batteries in the thermostat had exploded and there was battery acid all over the place.

So we took them out, cleaned it up, and replaced the batteries.

Now we have a working thermostat.

I played with it some and go the time set and figured out how to program it. Now to just program it correctly.

sigh ... hrmph ... grrrrr ... and all that jazz

Part of my annual review is to pitch one idea that will help lower operational costs. I had an idea. I don't know if it was a good idea, but it was an idea. I brainstormed about it and after discussion decided that it wasn't really a big cost saver, and probably wouldn't go over well by some people.

So I didn't say anything.

Yesterday somebody else pitched a VERY similar idea to the VP and he thought it was great.

you snooze you lose I guess.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday Thankfulness

I am thankful that family is arriving safely and we're getting ready for a fun weekend of celebration and family time.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Things I notice when riding to work each day...

  1. We pass between 3 and 4 McDonald's depending on the way we go to work and that many Starbucks.  I think I counted at least 15 fast food joints total between McD's, Burger King, Wendy's, Carl's Jr, etc.
  2. There is at least 1 person who runs a red light.
  3. Every road in California has some sort of construction
  4. Speed limits are optional, especially on the freeway
  5. The hands-free law is ignored by most drivers
  6. Drivers are selfish and refuse to get over early, so they merge at the last second forcing people to slam on their brakes and thus causing a back-up in the merge or exit lane ... which then causes more people to not get over early and wait until the last second (viscious cycle).
  7. The more expensive or junkie your car, the more right you have to drive like a moron.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Pregnant Happenings

I get it.

I understand why women feel fat when they are pregnant.  I always said, "You don't need to feel fat.  You're pregnant.  You have a growing baby inside of you."  But here I am, only 7 weeks pregnant, and I feel fat.  I know it's mostly water retention right now, but I still feel it.  By the end of the day my belly is sticking out and I look fat and chunky.  

I'm trying not to feel fat.  I'm trying to eat the right foods.  I'm trying to still get my exercise.

Of course, this would all be easier if I weren't feeling nauseous, didn't have a headache, weren't  hungry, and my skin didn't ache.  It's such a weird sensation to be hungry and nauseous at the same time.  Knowing I need and want to eat, but nothing is appetizing at all.  I have to force myself to eat something ... anything that I can keep down.  And I eat it slowly.  VERY slowly.  I've not thrown up yet, which is good.  But the nausea still isn't fun.

I'm not sure if I'm getting sick, or if this is just how I feel when I'm pregnant.  Being my first pregnancy, I can't answer that.  But I'm doing what I can to make myself feel better ... especially since I have an important event in EIGHT days.

I find that I'm better when I am doing stuff.  My head hurts more and my stomach is in bigger knots when I'm sitting still doing nothing.  So I'm trying to get away from my desk and work in the lab; get off the couch and clean the house or go walking.  But I have to convince myself that I have the energy to do such things in order for it to happen.

Lastly ... I hurt my back the other day.  I was laying on the couch in the tiniest of tiny balls cuddling with Josh.  When I got up my shoulder blade area hurt so bad I could hardly move.  It's not gotten much better.  Sleeping is hard.  It gets better throughout the day ... but it hurts so much in the morning.

OK.  Enough griping for today.

New/Noteworthy: feeling nauseous

Interesting Activity: while printing programs for the wedding, I ran out of ink.  Took me THREE seperate outings to Office Max to actually purchase new ink.

Biggest Accomplishment: Got my desk cleaned off and the lab cleaned out in preparation for my vacation in a week.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thankful Thursday #3

Today I am thankful that I have my ipod and can drown out the noises that distract or annoy me while I'm working.