Thursday, March 20, 2003

Thursday now - boy, I haven't been keeping up too well this week! Last night I went out to dinner with Ray and then we went to Wal-Mart to look for new toys for Sparky. Spoiled dog!

I have discovered that my gas gage is definitely out of whack. After running out of gas on the expressway on Sunday....yesterday I filled it up and about 5 minutes later the check gages light comes on. About a minute later it came on again, and the gas gage went from full to 3/4. Keep in mind that by this point I had only driven about five miles!! I know I didn't use that much gas!! Well, the gage went back to full and the light went off, but it makes me wonder what is wrong with the thing. It just started doing that this weekend...
Any ideas?

I have class tonight and I have felt like crap all day, so I'm not looking forward to it. However, I am a little less than thrilled with the grade I got for midterm, and I want to talk to the instructor about it. Definitely need to get that up!!

At least tomorrow is Friday though!! woohoo!

Monday, March 17, 2003

Monday already? Looks like I missed a few days here on my blog! Ahh well. Weekend was good. The weather was fantastic yesterday, and except for that little "running out of gas" incident on the expressway, it was a great day! Sparky played outside most of the day, and then we took him for a nice, long walk. He really is learning to walk better on the leash. I bought him a new 16 ft. retractable leash yesterday at Pet Smart. Spoiled dog!! :) I really wanted that leash though. It will be nice when we take him to wide open spaces, like my Mom's yard.

Work is going all right this afternoon, but for some reason I am seriously dragging. I think it might have something to do with the fact that they did not bother to turn the heat down in here - that is definitely making me sleepy!!


Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Here it is - Hump Day !! Woohoo! Halfway to the weekend! This morning started out kind of rough - woke up with a killer headache in the back of my head / neck area. I think I was either grinding or clenching my teeth in my sleep. So - I got up, took two Excedrin Migraine (the wonder drug) and laid back down for a while. My adorable puppy Sparky sensed I wasn't feeling well and came up and laid beside me on my pillow. Every once in a while he would lick my hand or arm as if he were trying to comfort me. It was so cute! I ended up falling back asleep for about 45 minutes, and then woke up and realized that Sparky was sprawled out beside me and snoring. Anyhow - feeling much better now! I didn't get into work until about 8:30, but such is life. I would have been rather useless with that pounding headache! So far it's rather quiet here this morning, but I'm sure that will change. We have our weekly meeting tomorrow and I do have some things to get done for that. On that note - maybe I'd better go start doing some of them!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Tuesday already? My week has been thrown off track by the fact that it is spring break. :) No classes for me this week. Unfortunately, since I already have a real job, I have to work.

I just logged into my website on The Knot, and according to their official countdown, we have 81 days to go until the wedding! You can view our webpage here for the "Story of Us".

You are...

What Spongebob Character are you? Click here!

Found on Zaldor's website. Apparently none of us are too busy at work today.

The irony is that SpongeBob annoys the heck out of me. That show is weird to say the very least.

Monday, March 10, 2003

I am not feeling all that wonderful today. I called and made a doctor's appointment for 3 p.m. I think I have some combination head cold / sinus infection crap going on. I have been putting it off because of the damn copay situation. This is going to cost me $10 for the office visit, $10 for the prescription and of course a few hours of work. Luckily I can just make the hours up another day. Otherwise I would have to just sit here and suffer.

I received a letter last week from Ferris State University saying that I have been accepted into the Criminal Justice program in Flint! Woohoo! I also called Mott today because I don't believe that the graduation audit that they gave me is correct. No wonder college takes so damn long. If the people working at the college would get it together, it would make a lot of people's lives easier. Just think of the potential for ripping people off, here, too. How many people would double check what they say? I'm willing to bet that the majority of people would just take what they said at face value and continue trudging along.

Even though I feel extremely blah right now, I had a pretty good weekend! Did all right in bowling last night, first game was a 144 and the second was a 111. My scores are definitely improving from the beginning of this season.

Take the What
animal best portrays your sexual appetite??

Got that link from Zaldor's blog. What kind are you??

Friday, March 07, 2003

I have been reading some of my old entries (not that there are many of them) and realized that most of them are ranting / raving, and nothing that is even remotely close to being thought provoking. I think that I am going to have to take the time to update my blog at home, rather than work, and that might help. Trying to squeeze in an entry while no one is looking doesn't amount to much in the quality arena. :) I am glad that today is Friday, and I am very much hoping that Ray gets home from work in time to call Great Lakes Crossing back. He definitely needs a new job - I am very concerned for him. :( He doesn't like his job and from what he has told me, it almost sounds like they are setting him up to be fired. That would be extremely devastating right now (well really anytime), with the wedding only a couple of months away and all. I hope that it all works out, because I'm not sure that my measly paycheck can handle all the bills.....

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Why do people insist on doing things to screw other people over? I haven't used my Ebay account in months...and today I look on there and I have negative feedback. "Seller beware - doesn't pay".... Well, I knew damn well that I had mailed the sorry sucker a check. So, I dig through bank statements and old checkbook registers. Sure enough, the check was cashed on November 8, 2002. Give me a break people. Now, I realize that one negative isn't going to kill me but I do not enjoy being called thief. After all, that is what you are if you take something and don't pay for it, correct? Now - figure this out - why would they have shipped me the item before the check cleared?? I honestly do not remember when the item arrived - it was a Christmas gift, so it promptly got stuck in the closet after it arrived and I checked it for damage, etc. The product was great and well worth what I paid for it. (Note the key word in that sentence.) I don't know if it was oversight on the seller's part or what, but they seriously owe me an apology. I am also going to have to submit a request for "mediation" because the seller cannot automatically retract their statement, even if it is a blatant lie.

Well, on that note, I believe that my fishsticks should be ready now. ;) Meal of champions!

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

So far Tuesday is going much better than Monday did! Yesterday was far too stressful. Today I have just finished updating a spreadsheet that isn't due until Friday, so that is a nice feeling. Now it is on to the one million other projects that I have piled on my desk.

We went to Osterman's and ordered Ray's wedding ring yesterday. Nothing fancy, just a plain white gold band. I also am mailing out the deposit for the chapel . Very excited about that. The next step is order the invitations. I have to 100% decide on the "starting time" of the ceremony first. I am looking at 2:30. We have the chapel from 1 to 4, but I want to allow time for us to decorate or anything of that nature, plus anything too early and everyone will be completely famished by the time the reception starts. I also want to allow time for photographs after the ceremony. I wouldn't mind getting some outdoor shots at Crossroads Village and maybe even Stepping Stone Falls. I think we are going to have to utilize someone else's vehicle for that day - large dress and little Cavalier do not mix!!

I also *finally* finished updating our "wedding page".