Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oops x2...Both Blog Related: De-Lurking Day and 8 Year Blogiversary!!

1. I completely missed De-Lurking Day this year...totally bummed about that because I find it fun to see who says hello and who is still reading.

2. Completely missed my anniversary this year. January 16 (Sunday) was 8 years since I started blogging. This is it's third iteration as it started under a different name, moved to MT and finally landed at blogger. So happy I started blogging as I have met some great people along the way.

Please say HI if you are still reading.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Here We Go...

STEELERS!! Watching the playoff game and knowing the Black and Gold can pull out a win!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Great Day...

So far I am loving my classes at school. Granted it was only the first day, but my students seemed interested, even though it's a required course.

It is only a 1/2 hour commute from home to campus, so that's also great.

Finally got my prescription filled...it only took 5 days for the doctor's office to call it in.

Got my tests results back and there is no sign of major neurological damage to my neck; which just means I have to learn to live with the pain in my neck since there doesn't seem to be a cause. Yay :sarcasm:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

AUGH!! I HATE going to the doctor's and spending the day

OK, so I think I mentioned on Facebook that I fell on the ice and sprained my foot, ripped my knee to shreds and jarred my neck right before the holidays. Well, yesterday, I went to see my neurologist because my neck is still giving me trouble. What should've been a 20-25 minute visit turned into 3 hours as he did X-rays of my neck, CT of my neck and brain, and an EEG to make sure it wasn't caused by a seizure...NO, I slipped on the ice silly!!!

Anyway, I really do hate spending so much time at the doctor's but I needed to know what was going on. After that, I went to campus to get my ID photo taken and turn in all of my HR paperwork so that I can start teaching on Monday. I can't wait! I love meeting new students and I get to do so at a new school! I feel like a kid in a candy store. :-)

Monday, January 3, 2011

First Monday of the New Year...

Didn't realize that today was Monday. D still had off from work, so I didn't realize that it was Monday. Guess I will get back to work tomorrow on my research and prepping for the class I start teaching in a week. Also, luckily, I didn't eat too badly today or do anything else to mess up one of my resolutions already. Still going strong! :-) I even signed up for the 100 Days Challenge on Facebook. Can't wait to do this!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Should've Finished Projects...Instead We Went Shopping

We completed most projects while D was on vacation the last two weeks. However, there is one project left that neither of us really wants to tackle...cleaning out our closet. We talked about doing it today, but instead, we went shopping. One of my favorite stores, Christopher & Banks was having a 50% off sale, so we ran there. And, of course that meant we wandered around the mall after that and then to Wal-Mart and finally home. We didn't get home until it was time for dinner, so I got dinner ready while D and Soxy took a walk around the neighborhood. Maybe we can tackle the closet tomorrow as D doesn't go back to work until Tuesday.

I still have a week until I start my new job!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Resolutions...How I Did in 2010 and What I'm Planning for 2011!

How did I do on my 2010 resolutions?
1. Get back in shape and lose the weight my doctor's are telling me to lose (10 lbs, not too bad). Determined not to have another hospital stay by listening to my doctors.
Did not do so great with this...but I have a legitimate reason--my doctors didn't release me to start working out again until October.

2. Start, and hopefully finish, my dissertation...it is time to become gainfully employed again.
Still working on my proposal...moving slower than I thought it would. Will be moving this forward to 2011.

3. FOCUS (on anything and everything). I need to regain my focus, I have not had much in the latter part of 2009.
Got better, but not great.

4. Spend less time with Facebook. This may be my toughest one as I LOVE Facebook; I may even start blogging on a regular basis again, since that is part of my dissertation!
Somewhat better on the blogging, definitely not better on Facebook.

5. Spend LOTS more time with my family. None of us are getting any younger, and I really do love and like my family. More time definitely with D and Soxy...as they are most important to me.
Did better than in 2009, but would still like to spend more time with them. It became more difficult as D took a job where he is gone most weekdays...flying, so he doesn't come home as much as when he drove.
And now, my 2011 Resolutions:
1. FINISH my dissertation; even it if kills me.
2. Blog more regularly; shooting for at least once a week.
3. Eat healthier and get back in shape.
4. Spend more time with family and friends.
5. Be the person Soxy thinks I am and live my life so I don't have any regrets.