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Goals for the 26th year
  • Quit Smoking.

  • Write to Someone I Admire (Can be anyone from friend to celebrity).

  • Send 27 Post Cards (I miss connecting with people outside of the internet).

  • Leave the State for vacation.

  • Pay off my credit cards.

  • Give handmade gifts for special occasions. (Due to my schedule, I will give as many as I can)

  • Publish writing.

  • Sky dive or bungee jump.

  • Start a work out routine.

  • Debate with someone and try to see their side.

  • Walk for a cause.

  • Take a dance class.

  • Read a book a month (at least).

  • Give a gift to a stranger.

  • Hang out with my brother more often.

  • Seek Grammar/Writing Education Opportunities.

  • Volunteer my time outside of school.

  • Stop to reflect on the good things. (May decide to blog it, may decide to write it down in a journal).

  • Maintain a sick time balance at work.

  • Save up for a cushion/emergency fund.

  • Slumber Party/Diva Evening. (I miss sleep-overs!)

  • Learn to walk in heels!

  • Bring lunch to work (at least 3x a week).

  • Take a financial workshop.

  • Learn to cook/cook more often.

  • Go Camping!

  • Stop spending all my money on coffee!

Friday err... Saturday now
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I shouldn't have taken that 3 hour nap when I got home from shopping. Now I am wide awake. Oh well, it's the weekend and I don't get many opportunities to watch the sun come up anymore. Work was extremely busy this week, hence the lack in blogging. Thursday I ended up staying an hour later and then bringing home timesheets to work on for about 45 minutes to an hour. I went back today and work my butt off only to take more work home with me. I can't really complain, it's overtime and with vacation around the corner I really need it. My manager brought up something enraging though. The president is thinking of going to mandatory summer overtime. Mainly because people work a bunch of overtime, then cut out early when we're busy. He's thinking about making us come in at 7:30AM and stay a half an hour later than we usually do. I don't care about staying a half an hour later, I care about waking up earlier. I told my manager that if he did that, my tardiness was going to increase. She laughed and said she agreed. We'll see where it goes. It's just annoying that we have to be punished because two people can't stay in their damn seats until 5pm.

On a more positive note, I went to the knitting store today. I was on a hunt for cute buttons for Catie's Calorimetry. The ladies there are always so nice. She showed me all the new yarn and we talked for a little while about this and that. I took a leap and asked her if they had fixation, and they did! Not in red but they had 4 skeins in black. I scooped them up and did the math in my head. I think I saved 5 to 10 dollars on shipping by buying them from my LYS. I also wanted to do it because they have been such a big help. The owner is going to do a quick tutorial on sock knitting with me. The regular class is held during my working hours and the weekend class is way too expensive for my budget sooo she is letting me do a crash course for 5$. I couldn't believe it! How awesome is that ?!?! So any yarn I need I am going to check with them first.

Went shopping with my mom today for a bathing suit. I don't think I am going to have this one done before the end of summer, so I needed a back up. It's a cute bikini with a skull and crossbones on the right bra cup and another one on the back of the bottoms. It ties on the sides, around the neck and back. Mom also got me a cover and a new pair of shoes. I mentioned to her that I didn't bring her around so she could pay for everything and she just smiled and said she didn't mind, now I had money for vacation. -=giggle=- My mom has been abducted by aliens.

I went to the library and got "Knitting with Balls" and something about knitting socks while travelling. The sock book was cute, the knitting with balls thing, was a little silly. I have yet to find a single pattern that any man in my life (father, grim, grandpa, etc.) would even register as a maybe. I show some of the patterns to Grim and he just laughs. For instance, a knitted beer holder. Eh ? Nothing says macho like a felted beer holder. I guess I don't see how that is logical.

I think I had other things I wanted to write but at the moment, my brain has stopped. Today we're going to a Ren Fairre (I'll take pictures) and tonight to a friend's house for birthday cake. Sunday we're going to Grim's parent's house for a Father's Day/Catie's Going Away party.

That's it for now dears!

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posted by Valerie @ 4:53 AM  
  • At June 16, 2007 at 9:44 AM, Blogger Pheelya said…

    Sorry to hear work is going crazy. Sometimes you have to wonder about the logic some people come out with. There have been many a times when I just want to say to people "At what point did this sound like a good idea??"

    Ren Fairre is that the same as a Ren Fest?? I haven't been to one of those in years! I really need to find out when they host the one here and make plans to go!

  • At June 16, 2007 at 1:18 PM, Blogger Teresa said…

    Oh, Ren Fairre, we have the Ren Festival here. It's huge! I haven't been to one in a couple of years.

    I've briefly looked at knitting with balls in the store and I have to agree with you. I wasn't overly impressed. I think the woman really had no idea what men could use. Maybe a knit pocket for their visor or a file holder for the wall. I think it's just an excuse for some women to knit something that men might actually use outside of socks.

    Oh...and once you get through to the "Ah..I get it" on the socks, you'll really like knitting them. :D

  • At June 16, 2007 at 7:38 PM, Blogger Sacha said…

    I miss the Ren Faire; used to go every year when I lived in Maryland. Not sure if there is one around here.

    You'll love socks. The combinations of sock yarn, pattern, and the fact that they are so portable is awesome.

    Yeah...Knitting With Balls sounds silly.

  • At June 22, 2007 at 10:43 PM, Blogger D.moontear said…

    DAMNIT - I ment to spred the joy of yearnstores :P. I havea buisness card for one in...Brunswick methinks.

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