Archive for August, 2008

>Random thoughts


I sneezed 6 times on the subway, my germs are all over the 7 train. Take that MTA!
I feel like singing, “My weights a rubber ball, it keeps bouncing back to me!”

Selvin has got to be the nosiest person I know. I was writing in my notebook and he had to come see what I was writing. That and telling me what I should do etc drive me crazy. Right now I am hiding in the Ladies bathroom writing this cause I just can’t stand to be here anymore today. He wants me to take this EPA training for NPDES inspectors. Fine, whatever. Anyway, it is in September in Poughkeepsie, so that may work out fine for me, Stitch can probably drop me off on the way to class.

Today I finished Murder in the Adirondacks by Craig Brandon and wrote a review on Shelfari. I copied it to LibraryThing. I should add that to my website list.

M is excited about our upcoming trip to Manhattan. She is going to order tickets to Top of the Rock. We don’t know where we are going to eat, but I am not worried. It’s a day trip with no set schedule.

She lost weight this week, I didn’t, yet anyway, official WI isn’t until Monday. If I am really good this weekend . . . however, my jeans are looser.

Phone not working

Well, not really, I just have problems if I go online. I thought it might be because I now have 1,000 messages in my AOL inbox, but when I signed off and tried to send a text, the phone froze up so I had to take the battery out to use the phone, I couldn’t even turn it off. So now I am just killing time because I am so tired and I just want to go home.

It was raining so heavy this morning the backyard looked like the everglades. Except no gators.

When I got home, Tigger wanted to look at my phone to see what it was doing, of course, it didn’t make the lines across the touch screen when he was playing with it. No, couldn’t misbehave for beloved Tigger could it?

I am almost done with Murder in the Adirondacks. I have finished the account of the murder and trial and execution, now he is writing about how the novel “An American Tragedy” came about.

Got the score for the football game: Steelers 21, Bills 24

And Cookie sent me an e-mail, could it be Grace is taking a supplement and that is why she is losing so much weight? I mean, 25 pounds in 5 weeks. I keep forgetting to ask M about it. I am sure she would have an opinion. I told her about the Chipotle flavored olive oil, so of course she had me get some for her, then she put it in her oil mister thing so she could spray it on her popcorn. I didn’t try any, but I am sure it is delish.

>back on track & cleaning

>I used 12 flex points yesterday. I am going to do better today, I bought some Kashi, I don’t really like them but they are better then eating chips for lunch and toast with butter for dinner. D and I cleaned the cabinet where the microwave used to be, and R D and I are paying for a new one. Now if we could just get a new cabinet! R went to Best Buy and got the microwave, D told me it will be put in tomorrow. I will post more tomorrow.

I was trying to do this from my phone and it wasn’t working. I was also getting lines in the screen when I was trying to go online. I have no idea what is up with that.

I am so tired I don’t know how I will make it the rest of the day. I have two LIW permits to review, sigh, guess I better jump on it.


up this am. hope its just water.

Well I ate too much today, I ran through all my points and then some and got a tummy ache. Then I was too tired to go to Allsport. Tomorrow is meeting so I won’t be working out. I will have to Thursday and Friday. I have to lose this weight. I started Murder in the Adirondacks last night. It is very interesting. I was afraid it would be like other true crime books I have tried to read, I mean not Ann Rule, but it is very readable. He does not embellish things, he reports the events as near as he can determine, if the facts are not available, he states that. It is a throughly investigated book. In the preface he describes what he went through to get the necessary information. I can’t wait to finish. I also can’t remember the next book I requested. I will have to check that out for you.

It is Whistling in the Dark. About a serial killer that preys on little girls. Should be interesting.

Home today

Didn’t go to work today, just not up to it. It poured here, thunder, lightning and hail. Stitch had my car and couldn’t come home because of the storm.

When M got home yesterday, the house was clean enough to satisfy her. Today I have done two loads of laundry for her.

Gwen and I played Rummikub too. I need to go to Allsport, I can’t remember the last time I went. I might be back later.

I am home now, in my room and it is cold. I feel like lying down with my book, but I am afraid I will fall asleep, I really need to log my food in the WW points tracker. Speaking of WW, my weight this morning was 137.6, 2 more pounds lost. M grilled burgers for dinner. She also sliced some tomatoes from her garden, they were very red! At this rate, I might be below 135 in another month. I am calculating the total from when I recommitted which includes a gain one week. I will be happy if I am 135 by next month. Yeah, keep saying that, I might believe it.

Em’s epilator came today, she had to charge it before she could use. I don’t know if she has yet, I will let you know when she lets me know. I told her about the one I saw at Target and didn’t get and she said she had seen one and thought it would be too big to use on your face, even though it said you could use it on your face. I had thought that also of the one I saw at Target, the one I got is prettier too. When I brought the box out, Tigger wanted to know what it was, Em said, “It’s my present, my new toy.” I hope it works well for her, maybe Gwen will use it too.

>lazy day

>and I shouldn’t be. I swept upstairs and the stairs then quit halfway through the living room. It is hard sweeping into that little dust pan with the broom. I couldn’t find the brush that goes with it. Someone was just outside yelling to open the door. They are gone now. I didn’t make it to Ruperd’s this am. I got up late and then I probably should have been getting ready instead of cleaning. I am such a mess sometimes.

>Never made it back

>yesterday, as you can see. I didn’t surf with my phone yesterday and I still had battery power at the end of the day. I was very tired last night. I even tried to get a nap in before I had to go to Target. Then I ended up getting there 10 minutes before they closed. So I picked up litter and put new litter in Abby’s box. I didn’t get any cleaning done I was so tired. I am seriously thinking about going out in service but I am afraid. I didn’t read my magazines, I haven’t gone over a presentation so I will not be prepared if I go. Of course if I got off this computer, I would be able to prepare. I could at least eat breakfast. I so want to just curl up under my blanket and sleep.

Well here I am again. I didn’t go out in service, I was running around trying to get the doll together to ship it. Ugh, anyway, that is done. I was going to get lunch, then I realized I should get home and turn the AC on for the animals since it was getting warm. Then I was going to walk to Ron’s to get lunch and Tigger and Gwen started texting me. I finally made it, and Lucy was collected money for Lance Armstrong. When I crossed the street she asked me, Are you Bella? When I said yes she said, Do you remember me? I’m Lucy, and when I said yes, she smiled and asked me to tell M hi for her. I sent M a text message, so far I haven’t got a response from her, but then again, my phone is upstairs right now. So I am going upstairs. I am going to try really hard to study for tomorrow.

>Saving my battery

>My phone battery has been dieing every day, must be because I keep sending e-mails with it. So I am starting on my computer this a.m.

My weight this morning was 138.00 with clothes. I forgot to weigh until I got dressed and then thought, what the hey, so I am pleasantly surprised. However my official W.I. isn’t until Monday so it could go up before then. Well I really have to go to work now.

>Paranoia is not pretty

>Someone was telling me about her daughter’s first date and what a gentleman he was and all I could think was, or he’s a control freak, like my ex who before the relationship was over told me what color lipstick and nail polish to wear! Of course I didn’t say anything, because some men are gentlemen and nice to their girls just because they like it.

I went to my blog on my phone and it looked like I could edit my post, so I typed this big long thing about how I felt I was being stalked by Grace and that I had sent an e-mail to Melva about it and what Cookie said about her winning. I suppose I could just ignore her and go on like she is not there but it is hard! Anyway after I typed all that, it wouldn’t publish, so here I am again sending an e-mail.

The reason I felt I was being stalked is I went to post on Journal Challenge and she had posted there! I suppose she could have just found it because she does post to several threads. Anyway, what Cookie said is the if I quit posting, she wins. I don’t want to stop posting to Journal Challenge because it is helping me stay on track. I have lost a total of 4 pounds. Of course that might change by my official W.I. day, but for now I am HAPPY!

I ordered an epilator for M. She has been looking for one, but hasn’t been able to find one that says you can use it on your face. I got a Slim one at Target and saw in the brochure that this company makes an epilator ‘gentle enough to remove individual hair on the upper lip, chin’ so I ordered it. The company name is Emjoi. Check it out.

Going down,

139.2 this morning. YAY! Keep going down.

As we were waiting for the train to leave, this man, who was sitting on the other side, had his cell phone glued to his ear. The announcement came over the P.A. system, ‘This is the express train to Poughkeepsie making stops at . . .’, all of a sudden this man shouts, ‘What? This train doesn’t stop at Croton?’ He jumps up grabs his bag and leaves. It was so sudden and unexpected we laughed.

OK, trying again. My jewelry came, and I had to listen to the no personal mail speech, because I believe in, it’s easier to be forgiven then get permission. I promise to never do it again, or at least until Zales has another clearance sale.

So I had a pretty productive day, I went to work, I came home, hung my clothes out that I put in the laundry this morning, yes, this morning! Put another load in, the last load of M’s. Then I went to the meeting, was almost on time. Came home, called my mom back, she has called twice. Cleaned both cat boxes, pulled the dehumidifier out from D’s workroom and plugged it in. Oh and I fought off Abigail. I also gave Papuga a piece of pineapple, I am trying the bribery route. She is funny, she took the pineapple, then dropped it, then gave me this look like ‘oops’

My new phone has over 100 text messages in it. I am not deleting until I find out how many it will hold. Well, I have to go now. This is post #200.