Being a responsible employee is taking away my blog time

Hello! Remember me?  I’m the one who use to live for blogging and reading blogs, but since I’ve decided to devote my working hours to actually working, I don’t have 8 hours a day to read blogs anymore. I’d like to say it sucks, but really I’m so caught up at work it isn’t even funny. And the self-satisfaction of doing a job well is very, um…satisfying, so I think I’ll continue doing the job they actually pay me to do instead of using this time for my own personal endeavors (except for right now, because I am waiting on the next batch of papers to arrive, so I have a few minutes to spare – yay!). 


ANYWAY, the other night I had a really bizarre but completely fun dream:  Debby came to visit me and she brought along Annie, and we all went to Sam’s to do some bulk shopping (because apparently we needed 20 rolls of paper towels or something) and while we were there, we ran into June, who was having an argument with a teenage stock boy who wouldn’t help her in the fashion to which she is accustomed (I don’t know if June’s really like that, but that’s what was going on in the dream).  There was also something about Halloween costumes and big dinosaurs, and mattresses in the back yard, but that part’s a little fuzzy, so I can’t really explain all that. Now let me just tell y’all that Debby is one of my best blogging buddies and we have conversed many times, so the Debby part makes sense. However, even though I read Annie’s and June’s blogs every day, I’ve only commented once on both of their blogs and neither one of them would know me from Adam (Eve?) if they saw me on the street, so I can’t tell you why they were in my dream, except that maybe I instinctively know that we would all be great friends if we were to actually, ya know, go to Sam’s and hang out. I’m just saying.


Let’s see, what other weirdness is going on in my life? Oh, I finally jumped into 2007 and let my kids get a Nitnendo Wii. Yeah, we are way current with whole video gaming thing. Anyway they have been saving up for 10 months to get a Wii and we found a good deal on Craigslist (I loves me some Craigslist) so we got the Wii and have been playing it and Oh My Gosh I Am So Sore!!! I can barely lift my arms and my back feels like I gave an elephant a piggy back ride. I’m thinking of going professional in bowling cause I am crazy good.  Who knew?!


Oh! I think my original point of this post is to set a goal weight-wise for the holiday season. Do you all have a goal? If you don’t you probably should think about getting one – they’re all the rage these days. My goal is to get back to 155 (which I did as of this morning can I get a WootWoot!) and stay there until January. If I can just stay at or slightly below 155 for the next 8 weeks, I’ll be happy.  I think it’s good to have a goal, otherwise I’ll just dive head first into the first tray of Christmas cookies I see and not come up for air until Springtime. That’s kind of what has happened the last…well, let’s be honest, that’s what always happens. We’ll see how it goes this year since I have my Super Awesome Winter Holiday Goal or SAWHG for short. What’s your SAWHG?


Oh you may be asking why I needed to “get back” to 155? Well I gained about 4 pounds in the last month – not a huge gain, but again, I blame the finger incident. That really jacked up my mojo and even though I’m still not working out like I’d like, my eating has gotten better and I’m just a lot more active these last couple of weeks, which helps.  I’ve discovered that my whole house is one big gym. Saturday I reached the point of I JUST CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE and I cleaned my house within an inch of its 1700 square foot life. I spent the whole day cleaning but when I finished it was a thing of beauty! I burned major calories that day, and since I didn’t want it all to get messy again within 24 hours, I have been vigilant about keeping it picked up. That burns a lot of calories too, just picking up after myself and everyone else, and even though it is a lot of work, the satisfaction of having a clean and tidy house is worth it. I just hope I can keep up with it.


Since it’s been a while since we’ve talked about my hair, let’s talk about it again, shall we? It’s driving me crazy again. I know I am in need of a trim, but here’s the deal: my stylist T who I have been going to for 5 years now always gives me the same cut and style no matter how I tell her I want it. Don’t get me wrong, she’s great, but she is a big fan of the flat iron, so that seems to be her default – trim it and then flat iron it. I have been wearing my hair curly for some time now and frankly, I don’t have the time or energy to flat-iron it every day, so I really need a flattering curly-haircut, and I don’t know if  T can handle that.  So I ask you – do you have any good styles for me?  I’ll post a pic of the hair as it is now and you all can email me pics or suggestions or just post them here on the blog – whatever, just give me some ideas please!!  I’m growing desperate, and there has been talk of a family portrait in the near future, so I need ideas soon! Okay I just tried 47 times to upload a pic of my hair and it’s just not working for me, so go visit my pics page and you’ll get an idea of what my hair sort of looks like.


Okay, well that’s about all I can think of to blather about for right now, so I guess I’ll end it here.


Or not, cause I just thought of something else: I like shopping at thrift stores and I’m not ashamed to say it! There, I said it. I admit, I like getting clothes for dirt cheap and the last time I went I bought a ton of stuff for myself and my kids for $23! Yes $23!! Super cute jeans for Sarah, 4 super cute tops for me, some dressy churchy clothes for Matthew and a few other things made for a very happy me! Oh I got the CUTEST jacket for those nights out on the town – it made me feel so trendy! And did I mention it was DIRT CHEAP???? I loves me some Goodwill.


Okay, that is really all for today. I’m sure I’ll have more to ramble about later, so don’t forget to come visit me again, k?!  Have a great day!

7 thoughts on “Being a responsible employee is taking away my blog time

  1. Actually WORKING during the workday? What has the world come to?

    For your hair, I’m going to suggest finding a salon with a curly-hair specialist, or at least ask for someone experienced with curly hair. They’ll be able to layer your hair in such a way that the curl comes out and it’s manageable. Beware of people who straighten your hair in order to cut it curly. They’re useless, trust me from personal experience.

    I’ve never done the Goodwill thing, mainly because as soon as I walk in, I feel hopeless that I’ll find ANYTHING in there and I walk around aimlessly before leaving, with my tail between my legs. Any tips on hitting Goodwill up for good deals?

    1. First, know what you are looking for. Do you need a cute denim jacket? A black skirt? It helps if you have an idea in mind. Next, sometimes there will be a rack of clothes that still have the store tags on them (some stores give their overstock to GW) – I always hit these up first just to see what’s there. Then I just wander around and see if anything catches my eye. Last time I was there I grabbed about 15 different items and took them into the dressing room with me – I came out with 4 tops and 2 pair of pants that fit and looked good. It’s a learning experience, but if you have an idea of what you want, it’s easier to navigate all those racks of clothes!! Let me know if there’s anything else you need help with. 🙂

  2. Ha! You and your ethical behavior. I couldn’t reply when I was AT WORK because what you said is so true. So now I have to reply when I am home and half asleep, and my comment won’t be nearly as clever as it ought to be.

    Oh! De Dream! De Dream! (said like the little guy on Fantasy Island.)

    I have a dream (quote lifted from you-know-who) I have a dream, that one day my best blogging buddy Jillie will come out here and clean the living daylights out of my 650 square foot cabin. I have a dream that someday, little doggies will not feel the urge to get up in the middle of the night to pee on my carpet. I have a dream that someday every cake and every pie will actually be good for you, and will help you to lose weight and gain muscle mass. I have a dream…

    But really, HOW FUN would that be to spend the day with you and Annie and June. And I bet they like going to thrift stores too. Or if they didn’t, we could teach them exactly how much fun it really is. Sometimes I will have a very fetching ensemble on, and I will look down and realize it is ALL THRIFT STORE. So fun. It is fun to try on all different styles and sizes that I wouldn’t otherwise try. And don’t get me started on the black velvet dresses. I think I have a fetish for them.

    And my SAWHG? Can I think about it overnight? And can I say that I find it fascinating that we are exactly the same weight at the same time? Never mind that you are 6 inches taller than me. It still makes me feel good.

  3. YAY thanks for checking in and for adjusting my ‘tude 🙂
    I always thought if I had a “traditional” job Id have more time to blog (for reals :)) but youre right.
    Id have to work 🙂 and not have the flexibility of writing/working weird hours.

    take care!

  4. I hate it when life gets in the way of blogging! How dare it!!

    My oldest daughter has curly hair and she just has a simple straight cut with a bit of an angle from the chin to the length. It looks great on her and is easy to maintain. It’s a bit below her shoulder.

    Have a great day!

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