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Sorry it's been so quiet around here...

things have been so very busy - here and at home and now at school!!!

Work - well, I have been made a team lead and my team is basically all new people. The one that has been there the longest has only about two months working with us. So, I have been trying to get into my new role and train along the way. I have also been assigned to a testing team for some new software we're going to be implementing which is going to take a lot of my time, plus I have been working with the divestiture team b/c of the big sale we've had recently. This sale closed down one of our office, well is closing down on of our offices where I had a counterpart - so that means, I'm IT for our group now. So, I'm the only one left for offshore where we had about five or will be at the end of the month - which is always the busiest time for me. So, yeah you could say I've been a little busy. One good thing is that my counterpart from Louisiana is a friend of mine, so as I transition into that r…

I love having every other Friday off!

Today is my first full Friday off. My last one I had to work a half day to get it started. Today has been great, though. The salesmen for the security company came by this morning...then I met Elaine for a very nice lunch...and now I am IM'ing and playing on the computer!

I am ready for a nice evening. I think Michael and I might go to the movies tonight. I need to see what's playing. This week has been a bit stressful and I'm ready to relax a bit. On Monday I am started grad school...yet another reason to be slightly stressed!!!!! So I want to have a very nice weekend...I want to have a very relaxing weekend!!!

I admit I am nervous about school...b/c it's been so long I guess, but I am excited, too! I wish I had kept going the first time I started...I would have my MBA by now! Honestly, though, I think I am at a better place in my life to be doing this. I know I have a new family now, but I am a bit calmer these days and since we don't have kids yet, it's the …

Sorry it's been a while,

things have just been a little crazy around here. A friend sent me the following email, though, and I had such a good laugh I thought I would share!!

The first thing you should know is that hair removal is not my friend.The particular talent of removing unwanted hair has eluded me.



All methods have tricked me with their promises of easy, painless removal-the Epilady, the standard razor, the scissors, the Nair, the EpilStop,and now .... The Wax. My night began as any other normal weekday night .I came home from work, fixed dinner for my son and we played for awhile. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next couple hours: "maybe I should use that wax in my medicine cabinet". I set up my boy with a video and head to the site of my demise, um, I mean bathroom. It was one of those cold wax kits.

No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the clear strips in your hand,peel them apart, press it on your leg (or wherever) and ignore the frantically rising…

The snowflakes didn't last very long.

I really liked the blue, but I guess I got tired of it...so it's back to red, or at least shades of red! I really like the picture in the left sidebar. I took it a couple years ago in the Dallas Arboretum. Here is the original. There were so many beautiful flowers when we went...there are more pictures in my album.

So...I know it isn't spring yet, but I still love the flowers! Enjoy!

We're surfing at home again...

or at least Michael is! I found our DSL at the front door yesterday and as soon as we got it all set up Michael was working on his fantasy teams!!! We now have a desktop and a laptop, though right now only the desktop is set up. I am going to try to set up wireless so Michael can use the laptop upstairs, but am going to have to wait until daddy comes home to help me out with that! I really don't think it will be that difficult (keeping my fingers crossed), but I am still going to ask his help since he set it up at their house. All my friends are pros at it, too so I might have to request their help if daddy and I can't get it set up!

I am finally ordering new business cards today. I have been using the ones with my maiden name for a while and finally threw them away - but I have two meetings today and don't have any cards to give out! Ah well...

Tonight we're going to a BBQ Cook-Off...

Well, I started that post this morning, then got interrupted by work (go figure). This …

Is it Friday yet???

Yesterday seemed to last FOR-EV-ER. Michael even said the same thing. Maybe it was the dreary weather, who knows. Today, though is a different story. It isn't moving by at the speed of light or anything, but I didn't have time to breathe all morning. I'm eating lunch at my desk (which I often to) which is why I have time to be posting now.

We have a rotational accountant who is going to be in our group training this week...yeah, I knew she was coming, but had no idea it was today. So, a lot of this morning was spent with her. Then another analyst teamed up with me to train her, but I had a rep come in (unexpectedly) so I had to leave them to the training alone...then my boss handed a few things off on me an informed me that we had a team of 14 auditors coming in next week to audit our recent sell of properties to their company!!! Okay...didn't see that one coming. Well, to be honest, I knew it would have to happen sooner or later, but was so expecting it to be later rat…

Happy Birthday Darling

(one day late)!! Yesterday was Michael's 28th birthday! My mother and grannie, Michael's parents, brothers and their fiancé and girlfriends came over and we had a birthday dinner (lasagna & salad & garlic bread) and birthday cake to celebrate! I think Michael had a really good time!!! He had all the guys upstairs playing pool much of the time. That's the first time we have really had anyone over to just visit - before it was to help move! I really enjoyed being able to entertain/hostess for the evening!

Lennar finished all the work on our bathroom on Friday afternoon...and even though I am very pleased with the speed and good job they did, I have to say that on Friday I wasn't very happy! I told them I would be home from noon until three and that I had to leave at three. Well, our plans changed and I was able to stay a little later, which was a good thing, b/c the painters didn't get there until 3:30 to texture the ceiling! Michael was livid...and I wasn…

We're the fattest city...again!

Houston was rated the fattest city. I hate seeing that in the news. It's not hard to imagine, though with all the great restaurants we have here. Michael and I still haven't started walking. We haven't really had an evening where nothing was going on either, still not an excuse. Tonight we have company coming over and all weekend we were on the go.

Friday night we went to the casino and on the way we decided to just grab something to eat on the way...we ended up going to Whataburger. Now I know that fast food isn't the healthiest, but you can make healthier decisions there. There was another couple with us and she ordered the grilled chicken sandwhich w/ onion rings and a diet Dr. Pepper - I had the breaded chicken sandwhich w/ fries and a regular coke - the difference in calories:
1148.97 calories v. 673.79 & 40.64 fat grams v. 30.30!!!



FoodCaloriesFat


Breaded Chicken Sandwhich522.9721.14


French Fries386.0019.50


Regular Coke240.0000.00


Grilled Chicken Sandwich472.7919.…

Welcome to Homeownership!!!

That was the comment my boss made to me yesterday when I called from lunch and said I wasn't coming back b/c they were tearing down the ceiling in our bathroom and were going to replace it that day! Yep...that's right. We had our first catastrophe in our new home already!

Well, honestly it wasn't that bad. Yesterday morning I woke up to a dripping sound - I thought I had gone to bed and left a faucet partially on, but no! I wish that had been the case. Instead the dripping was actually coming from the ceiling in our bathroom - luckily it was the ceiling in the bathroom and not over a carpeted room in our house. There were wet spots all over - about ten in there. I slightly panicked b/c living in an apartment it you simply called maintenance and they came out and corrected the problem. This is my house, though. I don't have a maintenance office to call. I do, however, have a WARRANTY office to call!!!! Which I did immediately, but since it was 5:30 in the morning no one …

Happy Birthday Nina!!!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!!

Go visit Nina and wish her the happiest of birthdays!!!

Can I find another excuse???

Well, it's the New Year and with that comes resolutions...no, I don't make them. Mainly b/c I have never kept one. So this year is no different. I am not going to make any New Year's Resolutions, but I might ride along on someone else's!!!

Christine started her own weight loss journal and webring for it. Her site is a challenge to lose 5 pounds a month in 2005. That's a pretty realistic goal and rather short term, too. It's easier to obtain and easier to stick with so I figure if I just take it one month at a time there's a good chance that I'll be a bit more successful this year than in 2004.

We had some errands to run yesterday and while we were out we ate chicken...yes, it was fried. Not good diet food I know. On the way home we passed a couple walking and Michael said, "That should be us..." and he's right. We said once we moved we were going to start walking and we haven't yet. Tonight we can't b/c we're going to the hospi…

I know it's been a while since I have updated,

but as you can imagine we've been pretty busy...and the fact that we haven't had internet at home since Wednesday is another reason that I haven't been able to update. I don't think we'll have it for another week.

Well, we got all moved in and everything put up...yep, we can even park both our cars in the garage!!!! Actually we were able to do that the second night we were there. The only things left to put up even are a few pictures that I haven't been able to find a home for. They have currently taken residence in my big comfy chair so they will find a home soon! I haven't taken any pictures yet, but I will!

It was nice to be off for so long, but it was hard to get back into the groove of work...though it wasn't too bad b/c this week I am starting a 9/80 schedule. For those of you that don't know, 9/80 schedules allow employees to get in their 80 hours in 9 days instead of ten so we can have every other Friday off! Our company just started this an…