Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's been a while

So much has happened since I last logged in... this new role at work is going to be a time sapper for sure. Oh well, once I get into a rhythm I'm sure I'll have a bunch of new horror stories from the front lines of corporate America to share. It is kinda odd when you head to a gathering on your floor and overhear the following, "while I was on the phone with the Justice Department discussing the ramifications of how this might play out with FOIA". I'm in a different world these days. While I won't be able to share details, this exposure will certainly open my eyes to the inner workings of yet another part of the corporate world. 

What's been happening in our world? God bless my liberal counterparts. I was able to watch the inauguration with coworkers on the 10th floor when they brought over two TVs. Even thought it was hazy it was powerful. Simply awesome to watch. A felt myself getting emotional on several occassions, just happiness to be witnessing this in my lifetime. Much like most of us with children who, we hope, will think us oddities for having to explain why it means so much to have an African-American in the highest office in our land, my little one had no clue about the enormity of this day. I dream of a day when Little Missy will live in a world where the color of someone's skin has nothing to do with whether he/she can do a job. 

Speaking of Little Missy.... I've been lax in taking photos as of late. I'll try to be better, promise. She has been quite busy as of late. She went to the Children's Museum twice in the last week and loved it both times. She digs running around like a free bird. She also ate out at a restaurant for the first time in ages last week. Mom was ill prepared and had NOTHING with her but we survived. Shows me that she can do more than I give her credit for... She has been working on her shapes and can identify lots of stuff. And she is getting 4 new teeth. 

Yesterday we headed to an Austin reunion with the kids. Good times were had by all and we were pleasantly surprised when Kate showed up. I don't think I've laid eyes on Ms. Kate since our graduation years ago (too many to count). Our 7 delightful girls played well together and it was so nice to meet and see this group of future world leaders all in one spot. Pictures of our fun can be found here and here. Thanks for hosting FP & FPGal! 

I am child free today as the hubby took Little Missy out to his mom's for some quality Grandma time. What to do?? I have a whole list of things to get too so I'd best get off to it! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Living like the other half

Last night the hubby and I had a date night with our friends. On a Tuesday night, are you silly, you ask? Not when the tickets are free, baby.

Our pal own a local HVAC company and the insurance agent comped him with tickets to the TWolves game last night. Tickets for this venue are not hard to come by these days and none of us (we went with he and his wife) are huge basketball fans, but let me tell ya, you don't pass up this opportunity.

It started with valet parking, on the coldest night of the year, I might add. Then we had free drinks (wine, beer, soda or water) and food before the game. We walked in and found our seats on the floor. Yes, the floor. I have never sat on the floor for a game before. As we were getting seated, the Wolves were warming up and a bball hit Jr in the head. Kevin Love walked over and apologized. Holy crap are these guys tall, I thought.

We sat down to watch the game, just to the left of the basket and thoroughly enjoyed being a spectator. Hearing the plays and defenses being called, watching the speed of the game from that perspective. What fun, although I could have done without the danceline lining up in front of us (jesus girls, put some clothing on and then go get something to eat, seriously).

We had the opportunity to head back into the restaurant for free drinks during half time, at which point I called my mom and said, "turn on the TV!! Your daughter and SIL are on TV!!". Don't know if she found the station or not... During the second half I was blessed with having the camera man turn around (because I nearly had my foot on his back on night) and put me on the jumbo-tron. Dang that is intimidating. Plus, you don't really want to look up because all peeps would see if your nose hairs so I have no idea how I looked.

It was a good game, unfortunately we lost by 3, but it was tight to the end.

I have attached a pic of my ticket since I know I will never again in my life hold something that cost this much for a sporting event. Yes, you are reading correctly. Each ticket was $750.00.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Must... lead... healthier... life

I'm tired. All the time.

My blood pressure is bordering on hypertension. Today it was 'low' at 132/92. Yes, folks that is scary.

I need to lose 10 pounds. No joke. Does weight watchers accept people who are trying to lose only 10 lbs?

I have hives and I don't know what is causing them.

How did this happen to me? How long ago did I run that marathon? When did this happen? It feels like it happened over night (which, it did not). Instead of having thoughts along the lines of "I'll never let myself look like that person over there" I have moved onto thoughts of "Damn those skinny bitches. Genetics suck."

Seriously, what the hell happened?

My life needs to change NOW or I fear I will not be alive for my daughters high school graduation.

Getting old sucks too.