Friday, November 30, 2007

Hoorah for Friday

Yay...finally Friday! Of course, I have a nasty head cold so will be taking it easy tomorrow. Sunday I'm supposed to go hiking with JewishMom. First time since backpacking in September, so I'm really looking forward to it.

I put up some Christmas decorations yesterday, including a gorgeous "crystal" wreath I bought in a post-Christmas sale last year. I also bought some "candle" lights to put in the windows. I broke the bulb in one almost immediately, but but two in the bedroom window and one in the master bath. Pretty!

In other good news, the sun is actually out.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Catching Up

The blind date ended up being a bust. The guy himself was nice enough, if a bit rednecky, but he's jobless, in the middle of a legal battle to get his kids, and trying to move from Atlanta. In addition, he has this large lump on his head from shrapnel (which was conveniently airbrushed out of the picture he sent). Oh well.

Thanksgiving Day was nice - went up to CrazySis's. With all the depression I've been feeling I was extremely grateful to not have to spend the holiday alone. (Even if I felt a bit like a loser for tagging along.) It was a blast though. What a crazy household with a toddler, a newborn, two dogs and two cats!

Friday I ran around getting ready to host Thanksgiving II - spent over a hundred dollars at the grocery store, a new record for me. I also cleaned the house so that it would look decent.

Saturday got a late start as VeggieSis and BabySis didn't get up as early as expected, but was fun. MomTook hung the shade I bought for the bedroom, so I finally have some privacy. (All I have for curtains right now are sheers.) We also played Scrabble while waiting for the turkey to cook. I actually won, despite playing against someone with an English degree (VeggieSis)and a grammar Nazi (MomTook). Dinner itself was delicious, of course. Afterwords, we watched Christmas Vacation, as is the tradition. All in all, a lot quieter than last year's get-together, but still fun.

This week has been extremely boring. I still haven't gotten my brown belt, thanks to Sensei's printer going belly-up (meaning he can't print the certificate). Otherwise, it's just work as usual.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I Am Blue (Ba da dee dah dee dah)

Sorry I haven't been posting as much lately. It's just that nothing much has been happening and I haven't really felt much like writing.

I was hoping to get my brown belt last night, but of COURSE that didn't happen despite me stating to Sensei that I was indeed back for good now. His excuse is that his printer (for the certificate) is giving him problems. Again. I've had belts delayed before for the same exact reason. It's like, just give me the damn belt and we'll worry about the certificate later. It ESPECIALLY irks when FakeDaughter has THREE FUCKING STRIPES. In TWO MONTHS. I'm sorry, I don't CARE that she's been going four nights a week. That's fucking RIDICULOUS. If everything else in my life were going fine, I wouldn't really care, but this is just like the icing on the suck cake that is my life lately.

Anyway, I'm going to help out with the kid's class today, not just for brownie points but because it's the only other day this week I can go. I have a blind date tomorrow (more on that in a sec), I assume Thursday's class will be cancelled, and Fridays are no longer happening.

And yes, tomorrow is a blind date with one of MomTook's coworker's brothers. I've seen his picture and he looks pretty nice, so there's going to be an after-work get-together at the local watering hole. I must be desperate to agree to a blind date basically set up by my mother. Should be interesting to see how it goes.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Already Getting Cabin Fever

The snow looks pretty, but with it now too cold to run and Sensei not being in class yesterday, I have cabin fever.

I did check out the local gym yesterday. Three months would cost just as must as getting a season pass to the speedskating oval so I think I'm going to do that instead. Unfortunately, it hasn't opened yet.

I'm going a bit nuts because in addition to not being able to run, Sensei was out yesterday and also doesn't teach the Friday class. With Dr. Z and I now on the outs that means way awkwardness if Sensei's not there, so I'm not attending. And then there's freaking Thanksgiving next week. Since people aren't coming over until Saturday because EVERYONE ELSE in the family EXCEPT ME has in-laws to go to on Thanksgiving Day that means two days off with no Karate or work so that I may more properly dwell on how pathetic and non-social I am. Thanks holidays. Not. God I enjoyed Thanksgiving as a single much more when I came up from Boston and everyone got together either ON Thanksgiving or Christmas depending on the year. Now we do neither.

On a more positive note, I did by some new "walking around town" boots yesterday. The first snow of the year reminded me that I have nothing between "sneakers" and "butt-ugly Sorells that make me walk like Frakenstein." The northern about-town boot comes in two styles - Uggs and the fur-trimmed ones with pom-poms. I bought khaki pom-pom ones. They're actually pretty cute. AND were only $60 because they were 40% off. Score!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

PoopsALot II Has Arrived!

Well, actually he arrived Monday, but I just haven't been in the blogging mood as of late.

He did end up having to be delivered by c-section, but mother and baby are doing just fine. In fact, CrazySis and PoopsALot II should be going home today.

In other news, winter is finally here. It had been delayed a bit (yesterday was in the mid-fifties), but a winter storm has come in and the forecast doesn't have it getting above freezing again. Looks like yesterday was my last outdoor run for the year. (Going to the gym and signing up is on the List of Things to Do today.)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

False Alarm

Well, CrazySis went off to the hospital last night with contractions. Turns out it was a false alarm though - she was only dilated one centimeter. Poor thing - MomTook told me she was crying. Not that I blame her - she's five days overdue at this point.

Oh well. MomTook's convinced it will be on Friday since it's a new moon. (You know, women's cycles and all that.) I, being the pessimist, think it ain't gonna happen until they induce on Monday.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

First Snow

We did have some flurries a couple days ago, but overnight we had the first "sticking to the ground" snow of the year. Thankfully it's only an inch because CrazySis started having contractions again last night. (Still 25 minutes apart, but as always, I'm poised and ready to run.)

Anyway, that is all. God my life is boring sometimes.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Posting Goal Reached!

For 2007, anyway. My goal was to average a post a week. With this being post #52 of the year, I've made it. (Thanks to crazy posting last month.)

STILL waiting for the call from MomTook. PoopsALot II is now four days overdue. Poor CrazySis. Hopefully they won't have to induce.

Voted today...yay, I guess. It was all fairly minor offices with little or no competition.

Back to work now.

Monday, November 05, 2007

The Weekend

Went out to CrazySis's house with MomTook on Saturday. Her new house is gorgeous - a definite step up from her last place. She was happy about the "big girl bed" we brought for PoopsALot, who also loved it. Poor kid is already suffering from new baby syndrome - she thought it was for PoopsALot II.

Did a bunch of stuff around the house yesterday - laundry, vacuuming, mopping - that sort of thing. Went down to Station Street to watch the big Pats v. Colts game and found out that thanks to Sunday Ticket, I could watch the end of the Packers game. (Which was an awesome game.) I will now be heading there for my football needs as they will put on any game you ask for. Plus? They have GUINNESS ON TAP. Love.

I only saw the first half of the game as I had to go to JewishMom's dinner party. It was pretty fun, although all the other "single women" were middle-aged or older divorcees.

This week looks to be pretty busy - aside from being on-call for CrazySis, work has picked up, voting is tomorrow, and I have my post-op appointment on Friday.

Friday, November 02, 2007


Still nothing new here. I did go to Mad Pup in Plattsburgh to get all my hardware (except my belly ring) back in. They rock. Not only did they replace the nose stud I bought when I dropped and lost it five minutes after purchasing it, they refused to accept a tip and instead directed me to a donation jar for a local shelter. Did I mention this including putting 4 CBRs in my ears with one pissy piercing that bled everywhere AND having to repierce the second half of my nose? They rule. Go there.

Work has all of a sudden picked up, so that's keeping me busy and out of trouble.

In other news, I'm heading to CrazySis's with MomTook tomorrow to keep her entertained and her mind off the fact that she will officially be overdue.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Still No Baby...

Argh...the suspense is killing me. Oh well. Shot an e-mail over to MomTook and CrazySis has a doctor's appointment today so maybe that will get things going. MomTook also said that's she's ready to head over there and feed her spicy food and take her for rides over bumpy roads. Hee.

Did get about a dozen trick-or-treaters last night. It still surprises me how late they come nowadays. I was still getting stragglers wellafter seven. (Which doesn't sound late, but I went at like five when I was a kid, not to mention the fact that around here it's pitch black out at that time this time of year.)

I'm hoping to go shopping and get my hardware all put back in during lunch, but I'm afraid to go. Just like when I went for a walk today I was afraid that was when I would be getting the call from MomTook.