Thursday, August 30, 2007

Back to school

Well, not really. Thank goodness I am done with real school. Forever, hopefully, but you never know...
I am starting a creativity class at BPS on the 1st of the month. I am debating on taking Shimelle's class too, but I am afraid it will be too much and I won't end up doing any of it!
I am just looking forward to a nice long weekend. Joe has less than 10 days until the Ironman. I can't believe how quickly it had come up!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Having a needle stuck in your breast 4 times is not my idea of fun. I didn't feel any pain because of the lidocaine, but I was sore pretty much all afternoon. Good excuse to do nothing but read :). I finished The Queen's Fool by Phillippa Gregory - some good historical fiction about England.
I am looking forward to Sept. 3 3day weekends :). Start a new scrapping class (I am still with BPS even after all the drama). Joe's Ironman is in less than 2 weeks! He's been working so hard so I am sure he will do well.
I guess I should get ready for work now...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Another day

Monday mornings are hard. Especially when one doesn't have a real weekend. At least the light at the end of the tunnel is a 3-day weekend. Our buddies Kirt and Mike are not coming home for Labor Day so we will have to find something else to do!
I also have a dr's apt this afternoon - not looking forward to it. Just a biopsy of my left breast - it's some benign cyst or something, but better safe than sorry! At least it gives me an excuse to take the afternoon off!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Lost my momentum

I was on a blogging roll (albeit a short one), then I went out of town and was thrown off. I loved spending time with Ting and Mom. We did a whole lotta nothing and it was great. This week has been crazy with work and getting up at 4:30 AM to run. Joe's crazy work out schedule is rubbing off on me.

I will just leave with a photos of the girls!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The dancing is over...

and I am most sad! Cute little Sabre won over Danny, Neil and Lacey. I can't believe it! Now we have to wait until November to see more dancing!

Another early morning

We woke up at the crack of dawn today to run. Unfortunately it has been lightening pretty regularly so we had to drive from Memorial to the Met garage. Running aroung the garage definitely is more boring, but I guess it beats being struck down by lightening!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sleeping in

You know you are used to getting up early when waking up right before 6am seems late. Of course Joe woke up at about 3:30 AM to ride the CompuTrainer before work. Yes, he is crazy crazy! I think, though, even he is getting a bit tired of all this training. I'm sure it will pay off in Wisconsin next month!
We had some major rain and thunder early this morning. Hopefully this will cool things off a bit. Only 2.5 days until I leave for VA...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dog days of summer

You know it is going to be a hot day when you get in your car at 5 AM to run and the temperature reads 90 degrees. Good lord! We were sweating even before we warmed up!
I am going to visit Tinger in VA this weekend - looking forward to seeing my baby sis as well as her hubby and my mom, who will also be visiting. I have a breakfast work meeting so I guess I should be getting ready.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday already?

Sundays are great days because we work out in the morning and have the rest of the day to do whatever we want. Many times the doing nothing involves our friends and hanging out. Yesterday was no exception. We spent the afternoon in Kirt and Mike's pool. They have been working in KC all summer so we really enjoyed spending time with them as well as everyone else (Ken, Peg, Johnny, Matt, Rob, Marc, Joe, Richie, Marc and Darryl). Yesterday was scorching hot as well so being in the water helped cool us down.
But now the weekend is over and it's back to the grind. The OD in Dallas quit, yet again, so Dr. Do is having to travel up there tomorrow and I will be by myself for Tues, Wed, and Thurs. I don't know why the Dallas office has so much drama!
So I am trying to gear myself up. It's very very difficult!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

We are so cheesy

So Joe got us, Darah and Marc some tickets to the SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance) show coming in November. I'm sure we will be the oldest people there who aren't parents! My love for the dancing outweighs my embarrassment of wanted to see the dancing, so here we go!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Productive morning

Today I ran 4 miles, showered, tidied up the bedroom, did a load of laundry, checked email and cooked part of our dinner, all before 8 am. I get so much more done in the morning than any time of day.
Last night I was feeling just blah. I forgot my yoga clothes so skipped yoga, which may have been why I had a headache. Yoga is good for cleansing the mind, soul and body. No more skipping!
Tinger mentioned wanting to start a blog. Hee hee - I haven't mentioned mine yet. I feel like if people I know realize I have a blog, I will need to be much more witty and clever and interesting than I really am. Not quite ready for that yet!

Here is just a pic of some cuties. Time to start the day!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Say it isn't so

...the long weekend is over. It's back to the grind! Some things to look forward to: cocktail party at Matt and Rob's on Sat night. Kirt and Mike may be back in town for the weekend so we may have some more pool time on Sunday. I am keeping my fingers crossed (it is damn hot and humid out).

Monday, August 06, 2007

Happy birthday

Great weekend! Marc and I started Saturday off by shopping for some jeans at The Warehouse Sale at the Galleria. I found a pair of skinny Chip and Peppers as well as Citizens, total less that $200. We had a yummy lunch at 515 Ruggles Grill in Saks. I finished my shopping with a pair of silver wedges for Marc's party and some new Bobbie Brown makeup. I love getting make-overs - fun to make yourself pretty!

Their party was a great success. Darryl and Joe made some yummy chocolate martinis. We ended the night with dancing at South Beach - I actually got home around 2:30 Am which is not too late for our crew.

D, Marc, Amy and I had brunch on Sunday at Baby Barnaby's before heading over to Club Rue for the pool party. We had perfect sunny weather. Life can't be better than hanging out in a nice pool, sipping pina coladas and catching up with good friends. I wish every day were Sunday afternoon! Kurt and Mike are supposed to be home next weekend so we can hopefully have another pool afternoon.

I am off to scrap my afternoon away. Love my Mondays off!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I can't wait...

for the weekend to begin! This week has seemed interminable...I wish we could have a balance at the office between being too slow (this week) and being too crazed (most other weeks). Sigh. I guess there's just no winning!
We are losing one of our best technicians today as well. She is off to optometry school in a few weeks. I am so happy for her future but she will be missed.
Miss Marc's bday is this weekend. Darryl and he are hosting a cocktail party at their house on Sat night and the Rues have opened the pool on Sunday! I am so looking forward to spending some fun time with our friends. And no work on Monday - even better!