Saturday, October 28, 2006

I got a job!

So, when I went to Curves on Thursday to work out, the lady who's usually there in the morning asked me if I was looking for a job at all. She said they needed someone for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. I said that sounded great, because I've been keeping my eyes open for a job that's only a few hours a week. So, she introduced me to the lady in charge and we set up an interview. Yesterday was the interview, and she hired me right there.

It's going to be a great job, I think. I'll have to be cpr certified, but they'll pay for all that, which is cool. It's only eleven hours a week, so that's awesome. But just about the best part is:
Free Membership! So I don't have to pay the $39 a month to exercise. In fact, they encourage us to exercise During Our Shifts. That's so cool.

Anyway, that's the big new thing going on with me.

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I tried

I made these the other day. I wanted to post them then, but blogger's picture thing wasn't working. I guess even my underwear don't have the power to win the world series.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Rachael Ray

Yesterday, Ben and I went to the mall in Tempe, where Rachael Ray was making an appearance. It was really crowded and reminded me that I can't stand people, but I did get to see her up close and that was totally cool. She signed the pictures we have from FHM from a few years ago. I told her we hang them on the fridge and that my husband just loves her, and she said, "That's hilarious. My husband really loves these pictures too." And Ben took a few pictures of her. We didn't get any that turned out really well, but here's some of the better ones.

Here she is when she first came out, talking to the very annoying local news personality.

Here's one Ben took as she was walking out. She was very nice and tried to talk to as many people and sign as many things as she could.

Other news: I've been going to the Curves. I joined last Monday, and I did four days last week. I went today too. My goal for each week is four times.

The pain is better, and they don't really know what it was. I'm going back to see the dr. on Friday morning, but I think it'll probably be one of those, if it comes back, let us know, type of things. But I've been feeling really great lately, so hopefully it won't come back.

I've been helping with the boutique at church lately. Last week I put together a bunch of bookends for the sale, and this past weekend, I helped sell the raffle tickets for the big prize baskets. They sure have some really great prizes and baskets and stuff. Maybe I'll get some pictures of all the baskets and things next weekend, and I can post them.

I've been totally liking Heroes. Anyone else?

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006


I rode my bike all over the place yesterday. I'm really glad that it's finally getting not completely gross outside. I even have the windows open today. So anyway, I rode to the Urgent Care clinic and picked up my ultrasound to take with me to the regular dr on friday. And I went to the library and read Cat Fancy. And rode back home, but had to go about a mile out of the way because of construction. Well, at least a half mile.

I love to ride my bike and it's cool to be able to get places on it, as opposed to at home growing up where the only thing within three miles is Teeters. Not that Teeters isn't rockin'. Anyway, it was great riding my bike and getting outside, but dude, I hate traffic. It makes me so nervous to be on a two foot wide sidewalk with the traffic going by right next to me. I usually try to avoid the busy streets like that one, but I wanted KFC for lunch, so I went up the one with the dangerous sidewalks. I don't want to do that again, so that should keep me away from KFC.

Okay, Cat Fancy. Another thing I kind of like that I should be embarassed to admit I like. But it's kinda neat. And it's like, you're not alone, there are other people who are as weird about cats as you are. There's always at least one article that makes me tear up. But it's hilarious too. I mean, they even have a breed of the month kitty centerfold. That's just freaky. I guess it's one of those magazines that I'd never actually buy, but I read every chance I get.

Also, what happened to being quiet in the library? Why is it now okay to go aroud talking normally-loudly? And not making children whisper? This woman walked by me talking very loudly to her friend about how she hadn't been in a library for sooo long, and isn't it strange how she never comes here, and she always goes to Barnes and Noble instead. I almost turned and said, "I can tell you haven't been to libraries in a while, you forgot about the quiet rule." But then I realized that while I can be completely rude in my head, I'd better try to stop myself before I let it out in public. I'm not good at mean.

The other day on Good Deal with Dave Lieberman, Dave Lieberman made falafel balls. I never knew falafel was chickpeas. I thought it was that gross gyro meat. I got those two confused I guess. Anyway, since then, I've completely been wanting to make falafel balls. And this neato salad he made with bulgar wheat. I wonder if I'll actually like this stuff, or if tv has mislead me.

Today I'm going to make some bread. We've been out all week, and I don't like not having bread. I mean, what's a better snack than toast with peanutbutter? And without bread, no toast. Anyway, I always use the neato bread maker to make bread, so it's practically like instant bread. Well, it takes three hours, but you don't have to do anything so kinda instant. Just like I consider slowcookers to be fast food. Is that an oxymoron? Anyone want to check with Mr. Pryce for me?

Projects? Doesn't she ever finish anything? Well, you may ask. No. No, I don't. I seem to be in a black hole of projects at the moment. I've been working on the mobius scarf, and it's coming along. Depending on how much knitting I do, might finish it today or tomorrow. The blue t-shirt is still waiting to be adjusted. I'm not quite sure what to do to make it fit, so I've been avoiding it. But maybe I'll just make a stab at it later. And the I have to do the trim. Also, it's long sleeved, and I won't need that for another month or two, so I'm not in a huge hurry for it. The other shirt that I took apart is all ironed smooth and marked, so I should get going on that soon too. I've got that nice bright green for that one. It's a button up sleeveless shirt. I'm still working on how to finish the armholes for that one, but first it guess I'd better make sure the fit translates well.

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Monday, October 09, 2006


I went this morning to the Curves to sign up. I'm very excited about it. And it's really only a mile away, and I'm a wimp for thinking it's too far. :) I didn't actually sign up today because there's going to be a promotion next week so they waive the signup fee, so I have an appt to go sign up Monday morning. Awesome.

The urgent care clinic says my ultrasound came back negative for cysts. Which seems odd considering I know I have cysts. Maybe they were hiding. Anyway, that means what I thought were cysts were actually my ovaries. Duh. Good thing I'm not the ultrasound technician. I've got an appt with my regular dr on Friday to discuss all this. I've been feeling better, but not 100%. I have stopped taking that gross pain killer. It was making me a zombie. Brains.

I'm crazy happy about the weather not being deadly anymore. It's still hot. Like way hotter than I'd choose. But beggers who live in the desert can't be choosers. It makes it way better for getting out and riding my bike places.

I've got a shirt all taken apart that I want to try to make a new one out of. It's all ready to get cut out, but I'm not sure if I'm in a sewing mood today or not. I do have some pictures to hang that have been just sitting, forlorn and lonely waiting to get framed and hung. Maybe I should take care of that instead.

Food diary. Yuck.

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Friday, October 06, 2006

I had my ultrasound yesterday. I haven't heard from the dr yet about what's going on. I could see the cysts on the screen, but it's not like I can tell what they're doing or anything. I think one had a party hat on though.

I finished Ben's sweater a second time yesterday. This time, I was so confident, I adding the neck ribbing. He tried it on. It doesn't fit. Again. This time it's too binding. So, I think I'm going to go a needle size down, and follow the original instructions for the shaping and see if that'll work. Everyone knows that the third time is always just right. So that means I have to go buy a size 8 circular needle before I can try again. In the meantime I started a mobius necklet thing from some chocolatey colored knit picks Elegance. I think it's turning out nicely, and it's a very basic lace pattern, so that's fun to try. I might finish that today.

My house is a mess. I haven't been feeling well enough to do housework and stuff lately. And Ben is great about trying to help, but he doesn't do stuff unless I ask, and I don't like telling him what to do. It seems bossy. I do wonder why he doesn't know what has to be done without me telling him... like he doesn't notice the mess, I guess. Anyway, I'm going to do things a little at a time today and see if I can't get the little messes here and there cleared up and things looking good again for the weekend.

Today is a stormy rainy day. Very nice for curling up with a book later.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A Lizard Video

Just an experiment with video. Though the lizard is kinda cute if you watch it. He does push-ups at one point.
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

It's my cysts

I went to Urgent Care yesterday, because I figured a week long stomach ache needs some kind of medical attention. The Dr. seemed pretty sure that it was my polycystic ovarian crap that's somehow causing the giant abdominal pains. I have to go in on Thursday for an ultrasound. In the mean time, I plan to nap, because the painkiller he prescribed makes me sleepy. Yes, a very sleepy, cysty panda. That's me.

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Monday, October 02, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!

Ben at work.

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Cookies As Far As the Eye Can See

I got to bake a ton of cookies this morning. I've volunteered to bake cookies for the church to serve at the OCIA meetings this year. I won't do this every monday, but it should be a few times through the winter. This time I made peanutbutter cookies and oatmeal cookies. I think there will be a few leftover for us to have too of course.

I haven't been feeling well for about a week now. I've got some sort of digestive problems going on. I think I'm going to have to see the dr. about it today. It's just not normal to have such cramps and nausea for a whole week. Well, at least not while I'm not having my period anyway.

No sewing today, I think. It's going to be a full day what with the baking and if I do end up going to the doctor. Tomorrow though, I have a circle skirt to experiment with, and my blue t-shirt to try to adjust and finish.

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