Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I don't want to jinx it, but I think I might've remedied whatever ailment what coming on yesterday. After work, I didn't go to the gym as usual because, if you're trying to avoid germs, the gym is the last place you need to be. In fact, the gym totally sicks me out - but that's another post.

Instead, I did laundry and tried to catch up on reading. In theory, this book should be enthralling. It's about the Galveston hurricane of 1900, which fascinates me. However, Erik Larson has a knack for getting off task. His English teacher never told him to "write tight". So just about the time he started rambling on about Christopher Columbus (I KID YOU NOT!), I was out like a light.

I slept for about two and a half hours until my cell phone rang. It was hubby wondering why I was Idle on Google Talk (he wanted my opinion on web design). I was so utterly confused that I started mumbling something about "everything is everywhere". I remember being quite offended that hubby had no clue what I was talking about, and he was asking me to clarify my lethargic gibberish. After all, I knew what I meant.

I finally woke up long enough to finish my laundry and learn about Michael Jackson's troubled childhood on E! and then I was off to bed. I think the 10 hours of sleep really helped. I'm no longer congested, and I only hit snooze 3 times this morning.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I can feel it coming on...and there's nothing I can do about it. Boss 1 is out sick, two brokers are out sick, my remaining co-workers are projecting a refrain of coughs and throat-clearing all over the office. I hear phlegm everywhere I go. It sounds like a flock of geese have taken over the company. I just want to shut my door and aim a can of Lysol at anyone who dares to enter. I've been sneezing the last two days, which I've blamed on allergies. Now I think it could be something more. Either way, I keep slathering myself with Purell.

Friday, January 25, 2008


I apologize that I haven't written anything new in so long. I have been genuinely scatterbrained since the start of the new year. Fortunately, despite my harried and forgetful demeanor, life is still going better than it has in a long time. This year has already been exponentially better than last.

However, I still have been in a blah mood, even though I don't have very many reasons to be blah. I have to blame it on the weather. This constant cold, drizzly mess we've been wandering around in for the past two weeks is making everyone crabby. I haven't even wanted to drag myself to the gym - something I usually look forward to at the end of the day. I just want to spend the day curled up on the couch under two blankets watching movies.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Maybe I should give up on the coffee shop thing because, for some reason, today I'm attracting toddlers. When I got here about 45 minutes ago, there was hardly a soul in here. Now, I am surrounded by three families with four active toddlers. And I didn't even pray for patience today.
Maybe some people can write an article to the sounds of screeching, but I am not one of them. Maybe I should've borrowed hubby's noise-cancelling headphones. I realize that I have a quiet house to work in, but is it so wrong to want to leave the house?
Ah the fun continues. Now Chubby Girl Reading Tabloids on the Couch is having a phone conversation with her ex-boyfriend about his web of lies. And two giggly college girls are busy critiquing brides in wedding magazines and chatting about the latest episode of "Girls Next Door". Now one girls' cell phone is going off. It's her mother calling to discuss things she accidently left at home during Christmas break. No I didn't even see the James Avery box, mom! Suddenly the toddlers don't seem quite so annoying.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

happy new year

So we've officially started another new year. The years seem to go by a lot faster than they used to. I guess for a long time I was always in such a hurry for the next big thing, that I couldn't wait for another year to pass.

The whole time I was in grade school, I just couldn't wait to be one grade older. The next grade held more privileges, more prestige, more freedom. In college, one more year meant I was one year closer to being done with school and moving on with my life. Had I known what the real world is actually like, I might've savored my college experience a little more.

Now that I am in the real world, a new year really just means that there is an opportunity for change. When I was younger, everything was pretty much mapped out for me. There was little question about where I would be in a year. I'd be one grade higher doing the same extra-curricular activities with the same friends I'd had since elementary school. But now when I look back at the last five years, I see how drastically things seem to change from year to year, and the possibilities seem endless. That can be something to look forward to, but really it's pretty scary too.

So only God knows what 2008 will bring. By the end of the year, I could have another job or even own my own business. I could be in new organizations surrounded by new friends. I could be in another house in another town. Believe me - I tried the whole mapping out my future thing, and what I learned is that God is the one in control - not me. So I guess I'll just go along for the ride.