Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Back to the rain!

Greetings! Its good to be back. Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to go on vacation and actually want to come home.

We had a great trip to Mexico and Belize! I need to get my pictures off my camera and organized before I comment any further. It has been a relief to get back to a normal eating and working out schedule. It was good to get the furry friends back as well.

Other than that, its been back to work and the thesis. I had a job interview this morning and it went pretty well, so that is a step in the right direction. I am not going to get ahead of myself, but it would be a great opportunity. I'll just need to be patient.......

We are heading out Corvallis and Bend this weekend for some downhill and XC skiing! Its been snowing, so it promises to be a fun weekend. I just got a tasty mocha and croissant and now its time to do some area elevation analysis!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Random Musings...

I think that is what rainy weather does to people. Make them think about stuff!!! A and I had a kind of serious conversation last night about our future plans and whatnot. Good stuff. Good thing to have in advance of pre-marital counseling!

These are my New Year's resolutions:
-lose 20 lbs
-Manage our money more responsibly
-take one photo every day (365 Photo Project, or also similar names)
-run a half-marathon (its been a few years since I've done one, and its time to get back into it!)
-brew beer
-do more yoga
-finish thesis
-get married!!!

just a few things to think about :) I am looking forward to 2011! But first, its time to continue packing and getting ready for Mexico/Belize.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Work at home Wednesday and the end of the sickness!

Its been a whirlwind past few days! My hangover on Sunday gradually turned into the cold that Aaron has had for part of last week. Ugh. I feel like I have been getting everyone's colds over this fall! I should be more proactive in taking a multi-vitamin, I did have some, but they made me nauseous. I bought some chewable ones and they seem alright. I'll have to remember them on our trip. I also found a good flavor of Emergen-C, so I am pleased about that.

Just a cold, but I was pretty congested on Monday and not feeling great, so I worked at home. I also ran a bunch of errands related to our upcoming trip. Therefore, it made me feel much less stressed. I was feeling well enough to put in a full day of work yesterday, AND I found several problems with my PRISM data processing that is annoying. However, I need to make sure that my stuff is all good, so I need to re-run a bunch of statistics. While it is very annoying, I guess this is the best way. *shrug* It is stressful though...

I finally feel that I have recovered from the excesses of Thanksgiving by organizing our food over the past two days and making sure to eat only meals and one snack in between meals. I am still not stoked about being in a bathing suit over the next two weeks, but such is life. I have lost about 8 lbs in the past two months, so I am happy about that. There is still more to go, I have been reading quite a few "healthy living" blogs over the past few days, and it seems like the new Weight Watchers plan might be worth the few extra buck to kick my butt into gear :) Ah, I hate to say this, but it shall be a New Year's resolution! good stuff.

OK, so lots to do today! Thesis work, packing, cleaning and I feel good enough for a run today!!! Its raining today, but there should be several breaks in the rain, so that is promising for a run.

On that note, its time to get to work!!!


Friday, December 3, 2010


I just found this on the internet, and how cool is this!!!

Owl Lover 2011 Calendar

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What is a normal Wednesday?

I am watching Oprah right now, and she is talking about what is normal....its amazing!

I made myself and the dogs head out for a run this morning, it felt OK.  I think I am still recovering from the weekend!  I had crazy dreams last night...I woke up at midnight and was very confused.  Then, I had a vivid dream in which A and I were skiing in Utah on vacation, and he ate my food!  I was so angry at him.  Poor A, I woke up and was still mad at him.....

I"ve been getting lots of work done today!  but, this one job application is still plaguing me.  Darn essay questions.

Also, these new HD channels are flippin awesome!!!  Time to get some work done before its time to make soup!