Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Busy, busy, busy here at work today. So many "little" things going on right now. Sometimes I wonder if people realize all of the "little" things that I have to do. I'm not complaining, but sometimes it would be nice if people would do some things themselves. Of course, if I am free, I am more than willing to help out, but sometimes it just gets a little overwhelming. Fill out your own Fed Ex slip!! I know you can handle it! I guess that is the life of an admin, though. :) I like my job - don't get me wrong - just sometimes it seems like there are not enough hours in the day (and dollars in my paycheck).

Today was my Criminal Justice midterm - very easy I must say. I am hoping for a nice high grade! So far I am doing very well in that class. This semester my only headache is my English class. The class itself is not hard, but the teacher is somewhat disorganized and it does not seem to be going smoothly for anyone. I do not like her style of teaching (she seems rather obsessed with commas at times), but on a positive note, she is a very nice person. I am also having difficulty with the fact that when she writes something, she rambles and uses poor grammar, but expects perfection of us. It's only English 101 for crying out loud!! I HATE all this verb crap, dangling participles, etc. Like anyone cares about any of that in real life! I have already taken English 102, so I know that I have a fairly decent writing ability (okay, that and the 35 on my ACT in English), but she is killing me. I just keep thinking that if I am having this much grief, how is everyone else taking it? (It's an online class.)

Well - now that I am done griping - and thank you for listening (or not). I do feel better, if that is any consolation for wasting 5 minutes of your life reading my groaning....back to the doldrums of the worker bee...

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Ahh Tuesday....I enjoyed a nice, long weekend. I took Friday and Monday off as vacation days. Friday was all homework, while Monday was spent hanging out with Ray and Sparky. :) Friday night Leslie and Lily stayed the night, much hyper activity there.
Saturday was the candle party, which was fun. I had an emergency visit to the optometrist - my glasses are about ready to break.
I had to get an exam and pick out some new frames - all for the bargain price of $246 that I had NOT planned on spending....ahh well such is the life of the visually impaired.

Woohoo - Ray just called and said that my glasses are in !!! That rocks!!!

Friday, February 21, 2003

Here it is...Friday..and I am in the computer lab at school working on this insane research outline and theme for English class. Oh what fun! It has actually been easier than I anticipated, but that is actually scaring me. Ahh well, this is supposed to be a "rough draft", so if there are a few errors, no harm done I suppose. Tonight have little people coming over to visit while their parents out to dinner. I am not sure what time that fun and excitment is going to begin. Okay this keyboard sucks, if you care to know. I miss my Natural keyboard at work. :P Oh well that is what I get for taking a vacation day, eh???

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Almost Friday....that is all I keep thinking! :) I am debating on taking a vacation day tomorrow. Why? I am seriously pissed off about the research paper that I have to do for my English class. I have to have an outline and copies of all the materials that I am going to use as my research in the mail to my instructor by Saturday. The whole thing is just STUPID. First of all, she nixed my choice of topics...and now I'm stuck doing a research paper on Mexico. I have nothing against Mexico, but this research does me little to no good in my pursuit of a degree in criminal justice!! So tomorrow I could do the research paper outline and photocopy 9,000 pages of junk to mail to her...

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Today is a most stressful one. In the past week and a half I have had my car broken into, been rear-ended (no damage to the car, only to my nerves), and last night Ray had his stuff stolen out of his locker at the YWCA. This morning at school there was an anti-war demonstration on campus, which was most annoying because it was disrupting my class. I was sitting 5 feet from the instructor and at times had really difficulty hearing what she was saying. I realize people have the right to protest, but I also have the right to get an education. I have seriously mixed emotions about protests anyhow. Many of the people that participate have no idea what they are talking about, or are doing it just to "jump on the bandwagon." I am not implying that all protesters are un-educated, I am just saying that it only takes one bad apple to turn something that could be productive into a full-blown disaster.

Tonight my Mom is coming over to see the stuff that I have recently purchased for the wedding reception. Yesterday I cancelled the church and reserved the chapel at Crossroads Village in Flint. In other wedding news, still waiting for the cake topper to arrive from Jamie Lee. Have yet to order the invitations...still deciding what time to have the ceremony. I have the chapel from 1 pm to 4 pm but I also need to allow time for photos....ahh the decisions!

Hmm..well, venting here has made me feel a little better!

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Just another day in paradise. Today is one of those days that even the simple things are seeming rather difficult.
My satellite still hasn't come - good thing that the guy for the installation drove an hour and half to find that out...
and here I was thinking that I was lucky!! They originally had me scheduled for the 17th, they called last night, totally catching me off guard (and therefore I forgot that the dish hadn't come yet), and they moved me up today. Well, install guy came, satellite did not. I am wondering if UPS didn't drop the package because of Buddy being on the back porch...but they should have left a notice or something(???)!
I dunno - I am not in the mood to be at work, but I am really not sure what I am in the mood to do....
Well at least Brett Hull got his 700th goal last night *FINALLY*
The Wings have been in somewhat of a slump lately! :(

Oh - did I mention that I WANT MY FEDERAL TAXES DANG IT!! I WANT TO START BUYING STUFF FOR MY WEDDING RECEPTION!!! Oh yeah - and the dress, too! :) LOL Ray's taxes should be in this week too, so we can really get this wedding ball rolling!