Saturday, November 27, 2004

Dear Diary Saturday...


Ah, what a busy week it was. I took Wednesday off of work and spent the day doing prep work at the folks house and cleaning our house. Then my Daddy and I decided to hang Christmas lights outside of my house and he bought Dylan and I an adorable Santa and Reindeer decoration for out front. Now the house is starting to get the Christmas feel. Thanksgiving went off ALMOST without any problems. The food was great, we had a great time at both families homes, and the atmosphere was full of fun. The only problem was my sister and her attitude. Oh well, it was a ruined day for her but I would not allow her attitude to ruin anyone else's!!

Friday Dylan and I were lazy most of the morning and then went out for a little "sight seeing" of all the crazy folks shopping. We did a little bit of Christmas decorating shopping ourselves and headed home to relax the remainder of the evening.

Today I am not sure what is on the agenda, as it is snowing and VERY freakin' cold. I am sure we will probably relax, maybe do a little bit more shopping, who knows. All I know is that it is wonderful that Thanksgiving is behind us and we can start working towards Christmas being behind us.

Honestly, I am going to try and be more festive in my attitude, but it will be difficult. I have had a few hurdles to over come this week, and I believe that I did after much struggle. Sometimes it is the hurdles that are the best teachers of all........

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Dear Diary Tuesday, part deux....

Avon VitAdvance Energy Advance Liquid is my friend today.....if you have not tried it, I strongly suggest it for that extra energy boost you might need.

I probably am going to be busy for the next few days so I won't be blogging...or at least I doubt I will be blogging. So, with that said, I hope that every one has a very wonderful Thanksgiving and please stay safe.

Dear Diary Tuesday...

Mood....excellent still.

How can a morning go bad if you start it out with a fat free bagel with artichoke and jalapeno spread with a coke???? I'm just saying...

Anyways, last night was interesting. I am not going into any details, but I did manage to take a nice hot bath, do some light cleaning, read my book, and go to bed fairly early and had wonderful sleep. I woke up with as much on my mind as I did when I went to bed, but my attitude is better then it ended up with yesterday.

And today is my last work day. I plan on accomplishing a great deal today and then going home and doing some more cleaning....maybe stopping to do my nails. Tomorrow I am going over to the folks house and while they make pies, I am going to be scouring their house. I figure the least I could do is clean their home since they are making Thanksgiving dinner. All in all, it is going to be an awesome day!!!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Dear Diary Monday, part deux....

I tried, honestly, I tried really, really hard. It doesn't work for me. I have given up.

I have gone for several weeks trying to enjoy Christmas, trying to get excited about decorating, buying gifts, everything and anything that has to do with Christmas. But yet again, the reasons that I hate Christmas have reared their ugly head. Christmas is nothing but an excuse to deal with family stress, family trauma, just emotional upset. I tried hard, staying positive about it, believing with all my heart that things would be different this year because I was in my own home. I think that things are actually worse because of that. I hate Christmas, will always hate Christmas, and if I really had a choice, would not participate in ANYTHING that has to do with Christmas. When December 26th rolls around, I will be the happiest girl in the world.

Dear Diary Monday...

Mood....very positive.

It was a long night last night. I kept having really horrible dreams and ended up waking up at midnight horrible stomach cramps that kept me up until 2:00 am, then I fell into a very sound sleep, for 45 minutes. Oh well, at least I am not exhausted right now and my mood is very, very good. The mood might have something to do with the fact that I am only working today and tomorrow...YYYEEEEAAAHHHH!

Tonight I have a family dinner with Dylan's family.....we are picking names for Christmas. I am so happy that Dylan's family does the "name drawing" thing and I wish my family would. However, I understand that each family is so very different and has their own traditions. Oh well.

Other than that, not a lot to write about. I hope you all have a very wonderful Monday!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Dear Diary Sunday...


The weekend did not turn out exactly as I had planned, but it was good nonetheless.

Friday we went to dinner with Chet and Shane and then we saw "The Grudge" since they had never seen it. The food, the movie, and most of all, the company was wonderful and I had such a delightful evening that I can't wait for it again. After the movie, the Boys came back to our house and hung out for awhile. It was nice to reconnect and have our lines of communication back up. The only unfortunate part of the evening was as it was drawing to a close, I could feel a cold coming on.

Sure enough, I woke up Saturday morning feeling totally rotten. I went to my weight in, then tried to do the gym with my mom and ended up only doing about half my work out. I got home and Dylan and I decided that our "get together" that night was not going to happen so I called up everyone to cancel. I felt horrible doing that to everybody because I miss everyone so much, but at the same time, if I am sick I don't want to share it with my loved ones either! So, I took some cold medicine and Dylan and I did our grocery shopping and were lazy the rest of the day and evening. I was in bed by 9:00 and slept all night.

This morning I am feeling more energetic and can still feel my body fighting off the sickness. I have already started laundry, cleaned the house a little bit, made dinner for my folks and Dylan and I, played with Helga, and now will be getting into the shower. I am suppose to be taking my mom grocery shopping today, so the cold medicine will be my friend once again.

The best part of the whole weekend is when I got a call yesterday from Jeremy to tell me that out of 128 applicants....HE GOT THE JOB! I could not be more proud of that boy!! He will now be doing investigative work for the Metro Gang Unit.....and catching all of the Enemy Number One's we have!!!! And the other good news is that they are FINALLY training somebody for Michelle's position so she will be able to start HER NEW POSITION soon!!!! Those two kids make me as proud as a Mama Chicken!!!