Monday, May 29, 2006

fun times

Another fun trip to Lake travis. The day went by too fast as usual. Enjoying life with our friends...what could be better? (Maybe tomorrow when I'm over my hangover!)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Been gone a long time

We had a fabulous time in LA!! Madonna rocked and I loved seeing Cindy. Miss that girl! However, by the time we got back home on Monday night we were exhausted.

We even had our final American Idol party last night. It was a success. Mr Soul Patrol Taylor won - not that I really care about him all that much. But the show was quite entertaining. And afterwards I went to M&D's to watch Lost. That show pisses me off - every time one question gets resolved, a million more pop into it's place!! I hate cliffhangers. Yet, I will be anxiously awaiting its return in the fall.

That's all for now - not been in the blogging mood lately.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I'm going back to Cali

Tomorrow! Way excited about it. We had a little drama with a new addition to our group, but I'll get over it. Venice Beach and Hollywood, here we come! I need to look up the weather to see what clothes I should brind. Lots of packing to do tonight.

Finally got a picture to upload! Here is the fam - love them! This is a cute pic but our heads need to be closer together...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

More random facts

24. I am the worst procrastinator ever. I keep meaning to make a list of things I need to do. But I haven't yet. I try to remember everything in my head, but inevitably I end up forgetting something.

23. Lately I have been reading less fiction and more non-fiction. I've been obsessed with The Big Picture and Stacy J's whole scrapbooking philosophy. I am excited to start her library of memories class this summer!

22. I've been feeling fat lately - probably because of the whole not-working-out-because-of-my-bunion-surgery thing. I did go to the gym this morning and did a leg workout as well as walked 30 minutes on the treadmill. I am really missing the whole running thing right now!

21. I am in the process of scanning all of my negatives into the computer. I have no intention of scrapping every single picture, but I'd like to have them all here. Just in case.

20. I get so much more done in the morning than in the evening. I am a definite early bird. This is most likely a result of my mom forcing me to go to bed early as a child.

Monday, May 15, 2006

I love my family!

So we drove up to Arlington on Friday night to be with the fam for mother's day. Ting and John surprised them with a visit as well! We all just hung out on Saturday - I was envisioning this amazing photo shoot and while we did get some great pics, but I don't know what my hair was doing and I don't like my shirt (yes, very narcissistic of me), of course not nearly as many as I would like. I guess practice makes perfect. I definitely need to get a tripod - this would make the whole family pictures a whole lot easier! But the ones of us looking up to the second floor were definitely my favorite. We will be doing much more pictures like that in the future!

I am having trouble uploading the photos so I will do so later.

I am still tired from getting up at 3 am to drive back home but at least I have the day off! I have already gone grocery store and done 3 loads of laundry so I am feeling somewhat productive.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Is is Friday yet?

Thank goodness it is! This week has just been hectic at work. Where does the time go?

We are going to Arlington this weekend to visit with the Fam. Ting and John are surprising Mom and Dad for the weekend. I am ready to see everyone. I want to take lots and lots of pics....

Not much to say today. Not very inspired right now.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

AI sucks

I can't believe Chris got sent home! This is awful. Even more awful than when Ace got sent home. I really thought he was going to win it all! And I did try to vote but crap!! I was shocked last night. So who are we left with: Katherine, Elliot and Taylor. I can't believe it still. The reality is setting in this morning.

Life will go on but again, AI just won't be as fun to watch...

8:23 PM
It looks like Chris may be the new front man for Fuel. I was never a huge fan, but now that he's there I may have a little interest.

Got my haircut today! More layers, to go with the new highlights. LA here we come!! Too bad I have been a lazy ass for the last month and haven't been working out (well, to my credit I'm just glad I'm not walking with a big limp any more!).

Otherwise I am feeling a bit shitty right now. My body is starting to ache all over. Not a good sign. To bed early tonight (which means right now - I thought when we get older we need less sleep! I feel like I need more and more...).

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Mornings to blog

I can tell already I'm having a hard time getting back into the work out routine. I am enjoying having these few hours at the house to myself. To give me credit I did do half an hour today - 150 bicycle curls, 100 modified push ups, 150 leg lifts and stretching my hamstrings in between. I really need to stretch - yoga is going to be bitch when I go back. I just don't like going to the gym to simply lift weights. It's just so boring to me. I probably need to get a new MP3 player - it's much easier right now at home because I was playing the stereo.

I really want to do a mini photo shoot when I go home. I just got to get the troops motivated. I want some fun pics of the fam. I guess the more I can plan it out the easier it will be for everyone. I think I will send Ting the link to the Tara Whitney blog so she can kind of see what I am imagining.

I need to do my Art Journal page and then get ready for work. Another day at the grind....

AI is almost ending. I am most sad about that. We will be having the closing party chez nous.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


was fabulous last night! Definitely more mellow, since it was an acoustic set. But very intimate and fun. Andy still has an awesome voice! And of course they played many old favorites, including a little respect (last song), oh l'amour, sometimes, love to hate you, and many more. The set was not very elaborate. And poor Baby Joe was still sick so Richard went in his place.

Marc, D and I had dinner at Fish before hand. Yummy sushi. I had 2 vodka tonics so my head is a bit achy this morning. I need to drink some more water before work.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Unwelcome visitor...

Aunt Dot surprised me this morning. I was wondering why I was feeling so crampy. Well, now I know. This is probably the worst thing about being a girl. Hate it!

I dropped my car off at the dealership to have them finish fixing the FDRS (Fold Down Rear Seat). Hopefully it won't take too long.

Poor Joe got really sick around midnight. This is the first time in our whole relationship that I remember this happening. Needless to say, he is not feeling 100% this morning. I may have a companion on my day off!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Long and short weekend

We spent the night at the beach house in Galveston. Much fun was to be had for Richard's Bday. I drove down with Matt after seeing patients in the morning. Marc, D, Matt, Rob and Daniel arrived a day earlier. Ken, Peg, Joey, Chad, Amanda, Johnny, Patrick, Joe and Doug all joined us later. Lots of good food eaten, including shrimp, chicken, sausage, hamburgers and Peg's yummy seven layer dip.

We went to this club in Galveston called the Undercurrent. Should have been called the Undertow! It was ok, but their drag show just dragged after a while. And I have never seen such masculine looking women in my life (NOT drag queens). We were lucky to make it out of there by 1:15 am!

This morning we had brunch at a restaurant called Pic's on 45th. Yum-o!! Excellent crab cakes and sweet pototoe fries. I am definitely going to try baking sweet potato fries - THAT would be good!

We are going to see Erasure in concert tomorrow with Marc and D. And I have a day off - woo hoo. Need to get some better sleep!

More random facts:
29. I typically wake up before 9 am on any given day, no matter what time I fall asleep (excluding any help from sleeping aids). Because I like to have at least 8 hours of sleep, when I go to bed late and get up early, I tend to be tired all day. Like today.

28. Madonna is probably one of my favorite musical artists ever. Say what you will about her, personally or professionally, but that bitch has got some staying power. And some good music. I am listening to Ray of Light - which, to me, brought in a new era of Madonna. She had gone through some freaky stages in the mid-90's. But she came out of it a better person and better artist. It's a great CD. Not very dancy, but her lyrics touch me more than usual. And I have loved every CD since.

27. I love to type things on the computer. And play with fonts. Probably because my handwriting is so atrocious.

26. I love paper goods. Stationary, card, little notebooks, you name it. I have to stop myself from buying too much, because most of it doesn't get used. It's too pretty!

25. I think I may be tone deaf. I cannot sing to save my life. American Idol I am not...

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Yes, I am an even bigger nerd for knowing today is National Scrapbooking Day! Two peas is having lots of activities, which I won't be able to participate in, but hopefully they will have the stuff up long enough for me to enjoy!

After seeing the one-day post-ops, I will be driving down to Galveston with Matt. We are staying with Richard, who is having a pool party for his 41st bday. It should be a good time, as long as it doesn't rain all day! Otherwise I'm not sure what we'll do. But you can bet that my camera will be there to capture all our fun moments!

Joe got up bright and early this morning to ride his bike down there. Thunder and rain have already started here, hopefully they will miss him or be over by the time he gets here!! He is so intense on his ironman training - I'm really proud of him!

I've been working on my Art Journal and trying to change a habit by keeping clean. It's mostly working. Sometimes, when I get caught up in scrapbooking, I get lazy. But I just gotta keep on!

Friday, May 05, 2006


So this month I will pretty much have every weekend off!!! I can't believe it - so happy about that. Now that's a little thing that makes me happy. I think one of the reasons I like my job but don't LOVE my job is the work hours. I understand why we need to, but that doesn't make me have to like it anyways. I accept that we have to, but again, that doesn't make me have to like it. So I am definitely going to be appreciating my birthday month!

Joe and I had a low key anniversary celebration today. I just made him a layout for a little gift (we said no gifts this year). He got me some tulips and a new, bigger camera bag! He said it wasn't technically a gift, since I needed it. But very sweet nonetheless. That's my boy (sweet, unless he's slamming the door when he thinks you're talking too loud on the phone. Sometimes it can't be helped, especially when Lost throws you for a loop!!!).

Not working out is starting to get to me. I feel soft and out of shape. I am so ready to do some cardio!! But I do like how it frees up my morning to surf and blog! I also need to work on my art journal, so bye for now!

Monday, May 01, 2006

First day of May!

My birthday month! Goodness, the year has gone by so quickly! I'm not going to be bloggin' for the next 2 days - going to Austin to sub for Dr. B for a couple days. The travel is kind of a pain, but I think the work will be slightly easier than here (I hope!).

So no Art Journal for the next few days either. I'll think of things I want to keel clean and the catch up when I get back. No biggie.

No AI party either! Man, this work thing is interfering with my life!

Update: I don't have to fly to Austin until tomorrow morning since they don't open the office until 10am. So play time at home for now!