Sunday, September 26, 2010

Computer Issues

I have an HP laptop that I absolutely love. Hubby bought it for me in 2005 as a gift when I was getting close to finishing my bachelor's degree. It weighs a ton because it has a 17 inch screen and has such a short battery life that you really can't take it anywhere, but I love it anyway. On Thursday hubby calls me at work and said he had some good news and some bad news (I hate those, the bad always outweighs the good). He said he wasn't going to purchase the window tint for his car just yet so we were going to say that money; however, my computer has started making a horrible squeal, so we may need to buy me a new computer. He said it sounded like the fans and had apparently woke him up because it sent the dogs in to a howling frenzy. NOOOOOO not my baby. I called Mr. Notebook and he is going to order the part (it is a special order since she is 5 years old) and it should be here within a week. I am going to have to come to terms with the fact that I will need to part with my baby soon. If, no make that when, the time comes, I think I want to go back to a desktop. At least hubby can work on a desktop. Or maybe he will get a new computer and I will take his laptop. I don't know yet. I still haven't come to terms with the idea that she will need to be replaced. I know it sounds silly to get so attached to a computer, but I am.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Ever heard of Shingles? And I am not talking about the ones on your roof. Shingles is the chickenpox virus that can break out after you have had the chickenpox. Well, I am lucky enough to have an outbreak almost every year and have done so for the past 5 years. I have found for me that large amounts of stress cause the outbreak. I have gotten so good at identifying them, that even my doctor doesn't question it anymore. Well, yesterday I noticed a small outbreak. This time on the pad of one of my fingers. That is such and odd place. It is easy to keep covered with a bandage so I don't smoosh the bump, but just such a weird place for me. I have not considered getting the shot previously because they say that is something you get when you are older. I guess I need to face the fact that I am now "older" and should probably get the shot.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Wish I Were An Oscar Mayer Weiner

Remember the jingle for Oscar Mayer that was on the radio and TV. You know the one.... "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener, that is what I would really like to be." Well, I woke up this morning with this jingle stuck in my head. I have no idea why. "Cause if I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener, every one would take a bite of me."

Monday, September 13, 2010


I worked pretty much all weekend trying to get somewhat caught up at work. I am hoping I have only 1 or 2 more hard weeks and then I can get back to a normal pace. With my assistant leaving, I have been working really hard to clear up the backlog of work that she was stashing without telling anyone. This weekend, I brought a ton of stuff home and managed to get 2/3 of it done. Yesterday, I got up and worked either doing stuff around the house or on my work stuff from 7:30am to 11:45pm; except for the couple of hours I paused to watch a movie, Death at a Funeral, which was hilarious. This morning, I hit the snooze button more times that I ever have. In fact, I even debated calling in to work late, but then I remembered I needed to tidy the yard for the landscapers and that woke me up. Thank goodness I only have a few meetings/conference calls for today; otherwise, I just might fall asleep while the talk.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Getting Older Sucks

Have you ever noticed as you get older that your brain and your body are not on the same page? You brain is saying "let's do it" and your body is screaming "are you crazy". I noticed that over the weekend. Mentally I feel like I am in my late 20's, but physically I feel like I am in my late 60's. Realistically, I am in my early - okay getting closer to mid - 40's. When the heck did this happen?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

TransSiberian Orchestra Tickets

Hubby and I plan to see TSO in December and thought it would be a nice gesture to purchase a second pair of tickets to donate to the local high school band. We think the show is a phenomenal experience and would be great if an aspiring young musician could also go to the concert. I reached out to the band director via email to introduce myself and make the offer to donate the tickets. I allowed plenty of time before the ticket pre-sale to give the band director a chance to respond. Sadly, they never responded. The ticket purchase date was last Thursday and since I never heard back, I only purchased two tickets for hubby and I. We are excited about the show and got great floor seats.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Yikes! I can't believe it has been a week since I blogged. Work has been making me very stressed. Work that I had been under the impression was getting done, wasn't happening; therefore, making my workload crazy right now (the joys of being the boss). School just started and I found out that I either misunderstood or was given bad information about how my masters program and the certification I am trying to obtain will work together. This has caused me to miss out on having completed several courses already. Then just to complicate things, I found out that I have a "raging infection" in one of my teeth. My jaw has been swollen like someone punched me in the face and the pain has been unbelievable. According to the new dentist (my old one retired without notice), apparently this has been building for several months even though I had been telling the old dentist something wasn't right with those fillings. The new dentist gave me some antibiotics and pain meds, so that is getting much better.

But, on a positive note..... TransSiberian Orchestra tickets go on sale tomorrow. I already have it marked on my calendar and have marked myself as being in a meeting for a hour while I purchase tickets. I am so excited that they will be coming to Austin again this year.