Friday, April 02, 2004

Time: 4:07 pm
Music: Nine Inch Nails
Mood: Ready to go home!

Dear Diary Friday....

It was a very productive day at work and the mindless need to continuously eat has finally stopped!! It is almost time for me to leave and I am ready for my weekend.

I get to see Connie and Lindi tonight! They will be stopping by my house briefly to pick up their latest adoption....The beautiful Clover!! Connie and Lindi are being kind enough to take him tonight without the dental work being performed as of yet so that Kjori will have room in her house for a couple of other fosters. I am so grateful to have such wonderful friends like them who open up their homes, and their hearts, to those in need.

The weekend is going to involve cleaning, yardwork, and my Angel's birthday. I am being honest here when I am saying that right now I am looking most to the yardwork. I love my Angel more than air, but her mother is driving me insane. She is a beautiful young woman who is so totally ungrateful for ANYTHING. I hate watching my folks get their feeling hurts when they give gifts and NEVER receive a "thank you" back from her. If this happens on Sunday, the niece will be getting the talking to of a lifetime!

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Time: 6:10 pm
Music: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy...Again
Mood: Happy

Dear Diary Thursday...

I have strong PMS this month and from yesterday to today, if it was not bolted down, I ATE IT!. The first time ever since joining WW, I was over my points total! Thankfully the insatiable hunger is now gone but the motivation to work out with cramps has not happened. I went to the gym on Monday but have not been back since. That is not to say I have not been incredibly active thanks to Jen finding a bunch of baby kittens AND still trying to capture Scaredy at The House. To be honest, this is the first night I have actually been able to totally relax without having to do something, and I am ever so grateful! The gym will probably have to wait for me to start back on Monday, but I will be getting plenty of exercise this weekend. I am doing TONS of housework AND hardworking....Probably cutting down many branches off of the huge pine tree out front.

Work has been much better. My co-worker/co-researcher and I have been hitting our appeals back log heavily this week and we are now only about 29 days behind. HIPAA guidelines state you need to respond within 60 days, so we are doing wonderful. Our company goal is to respond within 10 days, so by tomorrow we should be within that. Our personal goal is to have them caught up completely, no outstanding appeals at all, and NEVER to let them get back logged again! The phones have also calmed down a great bit, which is helping with the over all attitude of all of my co-workers.

Jenn and I have been communicating a lot more lately and I had totally forgot how insightful and beautiful she is. I love rekindling relationships and hope that she and I can keep this going.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Dear Diary Tuesday...

I woke up exhausted today...To the point that I forgot my lunch AND I don't remember any of the drive in. Last night was a rough night for me and I don't think my sleep was very restful. Work has been very stressful lately and running home to go to the gym and then doing rescues has wore me pretty thin. I am thankful that this coming weekend is all mine, to do with as I please. I am hoping that I can regain some lost energy, energy that I have given freely to others as it has been needed.

Back to the work situation, like I stated, stressful. We have people who have decided that they don't need to be on the phones or take calls. Now why is that being allowed, you might ask? Well, if you figure out the answer, please let me know. And it seems that there are two people on this "team" that are always being dumped on by everyone, we are expected to do everything and take the calls. Unfortunately, it is a vicious cycle. If we don't get our usual work done and help on the phones, that generates more phone calls because we are not getting other projects done. If we are off the phones and doing our projects, then calls back up all day and we don't meet our stats.

Home has been good, other than busy. It is that time of year when I need to be in two places at once...Cleaning the house and being outside. This weekend I plan on doing a bunch more yardwork and a couple of rooms will get some deep cleaning. I am not going to kill myself, but just enjoy spending time doing it. I hope that by this weekend, things will be coming to a "close" for The House.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Time: 5:43 pm
Music: Depeche Mode...Again
Mood: content but tired

Dear Diary Sunday...

The evening at the Breeze/Ricketts residence with the gang was absolutely delightful in every respect....And I did not wake up with a hangover!!! Toni made her wonderful salad and I enjoyed beverage, salad, a roll, and a cheesecake that Shane had made. The evening was everything that I thought it would be and more. I am always at a loss for words when it comes to how fantastic my friends are.

Today was a good day. Mom and I went shopping to Costco, Petsmart, and then Wal Mart. Unfortunately I am fighting either a very bad cold or a very bad case of hayfever....It is just not far enough along for me to be able to tell which it is. After shopping, we got home and I went down to give Scaredy some fresh water, didn't see him, so decided to look into the house and there, in the window is ANOTHER CAT! I went in the house after it, as it did not look to be in the best of shape and the thing just disappeared! I believe it ran downstairs and out the open basement door, but I also did not see Scaredy....That is now going on 4 days of not seeing the cat, which makes me nervous. And now the thought of ANOTHER cat does not do wonders for my heart and spirit either.

Tomorrow starts my entry back into the gym. With the week long migraine I had last week I only managed to make it once. I plan on going every night this week and am looking forward to it. I have now tweeked my routine a bit....Two miles on the track, 500 ab crunches (200 with weights) and then sets on the weight machines to work the upper body. I have a new personal fitness goal and hope to achieve it within the next three months. I have discovered that the little "personal goals" that I set for myself have been working out wonderfully.

Positive thought for the day: Remember to feed not only the body, but the heart and your soul. Love and energy are the food.