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Thursday, February 28, 2008

And the countdown begins...

Until I'm 30. In high school, this seemed like forever away. I don't feel like I'm almost 30. Well, I do have a year left to get use to it. I still get carded from the 22 year old waitress, so that makes me feel good. Maybe they're just being nice. I don't think I can do this getting older thing. I call a do-over on year 28.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Christmas in February

Weight: 182. Nothing gained, nothing lost...I think I was just bloated on Sunday! I know that's what you wanted to hear.

I always found it funny when people would leave their Christmas trees and lights up for a while after Christmas. Well, I have become one of these people. Christmas was two freakin months ago and my lights are STILL on my house! And their not those normal string of lights that you can't really see until you're up close...they're icicle lights! I'm so embarrassed! I'd take them down myself, but 1. they're too high, and 2. that's a man's job. I don't do outside stuff.

I finally took the Christmas tree down in mid January, but it hasn't been put away yet either. It's still sitting in the box in my living room. It weighs about 3000 pounds, so I'm still waiting for hubby to put it back where it goes. I've got a honey-do list a mile long, and no honey here long enough to do things like take down the freakin Christmas lights! Maybe we'll just fit in with our white trash neighbors and not EVER take them down.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Oh ya, still shiny!

Weight: 183. Ya, ya, I've gained a pound...Thanks TMEA.


I cleared off 2...yes, count em, 2 hot spots today. And the day isn't over yet! A hot spot is somewhere in your house that collects things, like the coffee table or the dresser in the guest bedroom. Today mine was the kitchen counter and the dining room table. It makes me smile seeing a clean table...actually a clean anything. My sink has been clean a shiny for a week. This may seem silly to some, but it works for me. I've even got hubby trained to not put anything in the sink...this is a huge milestone. I'm telling you, that shiny sink's gonna change my life. :o)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Changing lives one shiny sink at a time!

I am going to change my life starting with my kitchen sink. Thanks Rhonda for the cool website that's teaching me how to clean and declutter my life! I'm starting small, I know, but that's exactly how I'm suppose to start. The first thing we're told to do is "shine your sink". There's a certain way this is done, so I won't go into detail here, but that's step one. This one thing has made me a happy girl. I've had a clean, shiny sink for 3 whole days! I'm feeling quite accomplished! Now, I thought it was kind of cheesey when I went there the first time, and it was a lot of information, but sooooooo worth it! I think everyone should be taking advice from the FlyLady. And if you don't need her because you don't have any clutter or messes, then I don't like you. That is not natural!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

TMEA is here!

The week of convention is finally upon us. Music convention, that is. Here is a chance for music teachers to get away from school and be either drunk or hung over for 3 days. This happens twice a year for us music folk...February and July. I always look forward to these little reunions...that's pretty much what it feels like. You see people you haven't seen since the last convention and there's a lot of alcohol involved. I always enjoy going and seeing how people have changed. Have they gotten fat?...thin?...married?...divorced? Teachers are a very gossipy group of people.

Then there's those people you don't really want to see and try to avoid at all costs. But no matter how much you try to avoid eye contact and reverse direction, they always catch up to you and want to talk about their job and how great things are. Then they ask you where you are teaching. But this year I'm going to smile happily and say "nowhere...I don't teach anymore". That'll certainly wind the conversation down, for music teachers like to talk shop. No shop to talk here! This year I can just be one of those "band director's wives". I'm ready to get my drink on! :o)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Isn't college suppose to make you smarter?

Boy, I sure am glad I went to college for 6 years for my music degree. Just look how far I've come! I spend 10 hours a week teaching private lessons and the rest of my time studying medical terms and listening to doctors dictate things like gastrointestinal surgeries, history and physicals, and laboratory/pathology reports. It's going to take me longer to pay off my student loans than it took to decide to change careers.

Who the heck knows at 18 what they want to do for the rest of their lives? No pressure or anything! Music was all I knew how to do, so what do you think my choice was? Hmmmm...

Now 11 years after I've graduated high school, I think I know what I want to be. And you know what? I didn't need a college degree to do it. Too bad I can't give my degree back and ask for a refund. That would be AWESOME!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Favorite past time, or obsession?

Weight: 182

Lately my days have been consisting of only 3 things: studying, reading, and teaching lessons. But the second of those three things is my favorite of all! Studying is great and all, but I don't get paid to do it yet and find no pleasure in it at the moment. Teaching lessons is my little way of getting out of the house and making a little money. But reading....oh, reading...takes up the rest of my day. I kid you not, I have read for 12 hours straight and have sometimes forgotten to eat. If you know me, than in itself is shocking for me to be missing meals. But hey, I'm down 3 pounds. I could stand to miss a few meals.

Of course, I only read the very best of genres...romance. Perhaps I should dedicate this blog to each book I read. Then I would be blogging every other day! I admit to neglecting my house work because of this past time...or is that obsession? I don't really care. It makes me happy, and I'm all about making me happy. So now I'm off the bed to see how my heroine steals the heart of a mighty Scottish laird. I wonder if they'll get together!? :o)