Sunday, October 30, 2011

The people I meet

I got to thinking about the people I've met since I changed paths job wise. Some I now wish I hadn't met while others are pretty damn cool. Some of them include:

 The paparazzi who camped out in Octomom's neighborhood. They were sleazy, sleazy people, but interesting to talk to. Who knew that one picture could be worth so much?

 And others simply include the simple and mundane, such as that cool photographer with the unique, creative perspective that makes you think. There's also the owners of the lingerie store in my city (who sell a lot of sex toys at that store also) who got served with a civil lawsuit while I was talking to them. Yeah, that's a new one.....

 All in all, it's just cool to be doing something exciting instead of what I did before-survived. It's cool to meet interesting people and hear their stories. 

it's my birthday, it's my birthday.......

 So yesterday was my birthday. Just thought I'd announce it. :)

I didn't do much for it. I think that one year I'll want to take a trip to Tahiti or somewhere else exciting to celebrate it. This year though, I did other less expensive stuff.

 Like a birthday mani

 and a birthday pedi.

 I hadn't gotten those 2 things done in a couple of years. When times were good in real estate, I'd consistently get them done once a month. If I also had to go to a wedding, I'd get them done then also. Had to justify! So anyway, it was fun to do........

 Happy Birthday to me. :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nothin' like a good belly rub....

 "When I get lost, feel I've been crossed
   She will be my salvation
   When I feel low, I've nowhere to go
   She'll be my inspiration

  Yeah, when my poor heart is breakin’ apart
  She’ll put it back together
  She ain’t the kind to show off her mind
  But talkin’ of love she’s clever, yeah

 (Talkin’ ‘bout you, honey)

 Delegation-Oh Honey  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

what's happenin'

 Been having an okay week so far. How about all of you?

 I went to an Oktoberfest at a local college and they had this cool tree art there. I wondered how the woman made it!

 I'm preparing for my birthday this weekend. I think I want to do a mani pedi, since I haven't gotten them in forever. I should probably make an appointment to get it done at a place where they actually speak English. I can't stand it when the Asian manicurists are talking smack about you right in front of your face. The Caucasian manicurists cost a little bit more, but the price of knowing that the person I'm paying to do work on me isn't talking smack about me is worth that. :) I know it's non-pc to admit that, but it's the truth.

 Until next time!

Friday, October 21, 2011

and I have to eat right too....

So going along with the revelation of the previous post that I need to exercise comes another sucky revelation.

 I need to eat right too. :( Damn those fates!

 I've always had a weight problem. That has never been an issue. I don't know why that is. Probably bad habits learned as a kid, since my parents only developed weight problems as adults. We ate lots of good stuff, and now, it seems to be catching up with me.

 I've been successful twice in losing weight also. Only twice. The first time was when I was 18 and getting out of high school and going into college. I lost roughly 70 pounds through Weight Watchers and kept it off for 5 years. I'd say I was successful, wouldn't you?

 The second time was a few years ago. I entered a program through my local medical group called HMR and lost 86 pounds. I started gaining it back when I began working nights for a local foreclosure company because the medical group by me had no classes for me to attend since I would now have to be at work by 3 p.m. each day. They sent me to classes by a local medical school that quite honestly were quite extreme. It was the same program, but this group ran it extremely strictly. Drink only shakes, they said. Um, no thank you!

 And so, now that the polycystic diagnosis has come to light, I guess logic is dictating that I go back to the less expensive program and more practical program, Weight Watchers. I mean, I could just lie to myself and say, "Hey, I don't have the painful cysts associated with pcos, so don't worry about losing weight," (hahahaha!!!) but I know better. I looked up the other effects of this disorder-yikes! You could become diabetic, have an increased risk for certain cancers. The list is never ending.

 I'm comin' back, healthy eating and exercising!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

exercise :(

 I want to cry. Why?

 I have to exercise. :(

 So I apparently have polycystic ovarian syndrome. I'm fat and the hair on my arms that recently started growing in kind of gave it away. It's apparently not at a horrendously bad level though according to the bloodwork, which gives me hope. And how do I solve this problem, you ask?

 I have to lose weight and exercise. Booo!!!!!!! Hiss!!!!!!!

 A friend's wife has this wonderful condition, which is otherwise known as PCOS. She had a difficult time getting pregnant and cured it in the most simple way-she lost weight, got pregnant, gained it back once the baby came, lost it again, got pregnant again, had baby number 2 and stopped. :)  The author of another blog I read also has it and lost 50 pounds and wouldn't you know it, got pregnant.

 I'm not trying to get pregnant, but I think the point has been made.  Lose weight and exercise=less health problems. It's no fun to exercise because you puff and pant and get all sweaty if you're working hard enough. I need to figure out something to do though that is fun exercise for me. I need to do this.

 So what should I do? Swim? Walk? Gym? No running though. I don't want to look like more of an ass than I probably already do when I exercise.

 Consistency with exercising is a serious issue with me though. I have to be consistent at this. I guess it's something I need to work at.

 I don't want to though. :(

Monday, October 17, 2011

I did WHAT at what hour of the morning??

 I can't believe I did it. I answered work emails at 5:30 this morning!

 Yes, you may all fall over in shock. I actually did something work related that damn early in the morning! I know! I got up then for some odd reason and thought what the hell, why not answer emails since I'm awake anyway? So, I replied to work emails and went back to bed.

 I would have thought that was crazy a few years ago. After all, today is my day off from that job, so therefore, that means not thinking about them today. Right? Not when you enjoy what you do.

 I think being an independent contractor is a very good fit right now in my life. I actually enjoy what I do-and I guess it kind of shows if I actually am crazy enough to answer my emails at 5 friggin 30 in the morning and on a day off too! I truly didn't mind answering these emails then. Wow! Change from a few years ago? Um, yeah!

 I guess when you are working at something that is a good fit for you, it shows. And that is good.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

fresh, natural and (relatively) cheap?

 It's pretty damn rare for me to find a place to eat where I really like the food. I mean, really like the food. I found it though at this place, G Burger, in my hometown!

 G Burger is ran by a Greek family that just really knows what they are doing. All the ingredients are fresh and natural and are in jars like these that line the counters and cases for all to see.

 And the funny thing is that the one thing that I love eating there is not hamburgers, but instead something relatively healthy (GASP!!! I know!)-their Chicken Caesar Salad.

 It's pretty darned natural. The chicken is grilled, the croutons are baked on site, freshly grated cheese and capers are also on the salad too. The dressing is also made on site and is good too. I just love this salad! Better than that, I can call from home to order it and go pick it up. It's on the other end of town from my parents house, which means it's closer to my home.

 Doesn't it look good too?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Odd stuff.....

 It's odd. It's just odd stuff.

 I swear that it's very hard to get an answer from Blogger for anything! Are there even tech support people for Blogger? I have a question and I think that my question could be answered so easily if I just had someone to talk to over the phone or via email. One more incident like this and I'll be headed back to Wordpress. At least they get back to you in a timely manner!

 I'm also finding that I can actually comment now on Blogger blogs if I do something odd. I have to reset my password every five seconds! I don't know if it's my computer or what! It's just odd as hell.

 Does anyone else have Blogger issues too?  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

When brutal honesty does nothing....

 I was so sad today. I was also angry.

 My mom and I took a trip to San Diego this weekend, but not for fun. It was to confront my sister and let her know that she needs to seek help. She will be fired from her job soon if she doesn't seek treatment in some form. (We honestly don't know what the issue is but know she needs help.) Her boss and every one of her co-workers have noticed an issue for over a year. It shocks me that action hasn't been taken before now.  She's a government employee, if that explains anything.

 I honestly hadn't spoken to her in almost 6 months before today. My sister was shocked upon seeing us and wondered why we came. My mom said her peace and we left. It just amazed me that I got a call from my sister after we got home asking why I needed to drive our mother down to see her. Why couldn't she say her peace over the phone? What really got me was that she accused me of allowing our parents to monopolize my time! Hello! I am the only one they have, as my mother so sadly told me a few nights ago. I got very angry as my sister told me that over the phone and decided to end the conversation, as she tried to bait me into an argument. I tried to honestly share things with her, to no avail. The denial was just horrendous. Even her boss has noticed the incredible denial and is shocked also.

 All we can do is pray now. Boundaries have been set, so only prayer can save things now.

September update

So September is gone and now my birthday month is underway. Yay, yet wowee also.

 September was hard in many respects. It was a stressful month that had me making bad choices as a result of said stress. I was worried on all fronts. I was worried about my dad's heart issues until his cousin said to me that I needed to stop and simply accept his decision to not have bypass surgery. She is right, and I have. My sister's issues also cropped up also though, and that got me angry, which shocked me.

 Work also stressed me out in many ways. You can really say that I'm learning all over again. I may have been a Comm major in college, but since I was in escrow for so long, I'm really relearning this again. I think that a lot of my bad choices came from family stress. I really do. I made a dumb choice at one event that made me look bad at one freelance job, even though I didn't write the article for them. It really was unintentional, but it still got me gossipped about at work. I also nearly got creamed due to some other stupidity. Fun stuff! I hope October is less drama filled for work. :(

  I also went to Darin and Donna's wedding. What a great couple! They give me hope! Darin and Donna met through and knew that God meant for them to be together. Their wedding was at our church and the reception at this nice place in Santa Ana. The parking was horrific, but I liked the place. And the centerpieces at the reception were wedding cake pinatas! They were cool!

 Onto October! What should I do to celebrate my birthday month?