Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Talk to you next year...

Highlights of 2008:
1) Promoted to Senior at my job, along with a nice pay raise.
2) Accepted different position at my company, which I *adore*!!! My work has stopped feeling like work!
3) Ran another half-marathon.
4) Made it to Spokane, Vegas, Sedona, Chicago, Lex, and Fondy.
5) Blondie has an awesome idea for a website that he has been busting his ass on - can't WAIT for people to get to see it.
6) Made an aunt x3 for me, uncle x3 for Blondie.
7) Received notification that we will be x4 for nieces this year!!!! C'mon Sam... we want to meet you.

Plans for 2009:
1) Run a 5K in under 30 minutes - Blondie of course has done this many many times over, but this would be important to me.
2) Back to KY in Feb to meet TCKITW v4.0
3) VEGAS!!!!
4) Launch of Blondie's website.
5) Tahoe!!! Blondie will be working on perfecting his snowboarding skills the first weekend in Feb.
6) Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit Memphis and meet baby Ali!!! WC - watch out. We are coming.
7) And whatever else life may throw at us this year, we are ready for it. Bring. It. On!

--K and S

Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Xmas!

Blondie and I hit up the Land of Cheese for Xmas this year. We had a very good time, and also had a white Xmas for the first time in forever (it felt like anyway). It didn't stop snowing pretty much the entire time we were back, and it was also pretty dang cold.

I've pretty much eaten my way through 3 states in the past week, and I can so feel it. I've signed myself up for WW at Work (I swear, I keep WW in business) and it starts next week. I have to figure out how to make this a lifestyle change, and not a diet, and then STICK WITH IT.

Having said that :) Blondie and I are off to Napa tomorrow to meet my old boss for a day of wine tasting.

Our NYE plans are up in the air at the moment, but rest assured, we will have fun. And then our "eating right" plans start this Friday.

Today is my first day back at work, and I'm enjoying the slow time right now. I might go shopping over my lunch break, or I might just sit here. Such a hard decision.

Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tis the season... of parties...

I'm an awful sick person - I hate being sick, and I get real weepy and demanding when I feel bad. Trust me, it's BAD (ask Blondie). Having said that, I've been down and out for the past week. Suffering one of the most massive colds ever. I thought it was just sinus, and then it turned into awful coughing/sore throat. The past week has been *so much fun* for all who have come in contact with me. Ugh. Happy Holidays! :)

So last Wed (the day the problems started), Blondie and I hit up the 'Stro to see the movie Milk at the Castro Theater, and then to head for Dungenes crab legs after. Milk was an incredible movie, and Sean Penn should win an Oscar for that. It was cool to watch, b/c they filmed a lot of the scenes actually in the Castro and of course, that's where most of the movie took place also. After dinner and movie, we met up with Party C at the Bar in the Hood and hung out until pretty late. Then it was time to head home and shoot darts for an hour, while drinking some more.

Thurs I woke up in full misery, but still managed to drag myself to work. My nose wouldn't stop running, and I rubbed my face raw from blowing my nose so much. And I had a headache that wouldn't quit, so I only lasted about 4 hours before heading home.

Friday I basically called in sick. I laid on the couch for most of the day miserable (again, Blondie can tell you how much *fun* this is). But then it was time for Party with the Peeps, and then Ms HK's 30th. We hit Party with the Peeps for a bit, and Blondie got to meet all of my cool coworkers, and then headed into the TLoin for some Karaoke and more beer. I was home by midnight, but Blondie came strolling in around 2:30 am.

Saturday and Sunday found us not moving from the couches.

Monday found me calling in sick again to work, b/c it had progressed into horrible coughing fits at that point.

I finally made it to work on Tues, and then met my girlfriends for Girl's Holiday Dinner followed by frosty beverages in the NV. I was home early, but then worked until almost 3:30 am on Wed morning trying to catch up from being out so much.

And that work was worth it, b/c yesterday I finished up a major project that I had been assigned. The work wasn't officially due until mid-Jan, but I had been whispered to that the sooner I could get it done, the better. So I got it done. And now I can take a Xmas vacation and not freak out about what's left for when I come back.

Today is my office Xmas party. We leave in a couple of hours. I'm pretty lucky, b/c I love my new position at the company, I love the people I work with, and my company is still throwing us a Xmas party even with the bad economy.

And tomorrow my new boss is having everyone to his house mid-afternoon for the "Hair of the Dog" party.

I plan on crashing and sleeping for 4 days (between being sick and all the parties, I'm exhausted) before heading to the Land of Cheese for the holiday season.

Aren't I a ball of fun? You know it, yeah, you know it.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh holy ....


Happy 8 days late (red face) to the fabulous Shugs!!!! Hope you had a great day and are still talking to me!


Tuesday, December 09, 2008


And I'm not a senior. And I'm not leaving my job. And I only have 3 days of vacation for Xmas.

But god. It sure feels like I'm lacking motivation to do much right now (even though I know I'm busting ass at my new job). I think this "lack of motivation" feeling comes from the fact that my new job is so much less frantic than my old job. Without the constant pressure, even though I'm still working my butt off, it feels so much less like a "job". Kind of nice.

So, Yours Truly had a bit of a drinking fit on Friday night. From many bottles of wine with Party C, to tossing back a few beers with Blondie before dinner with Shelbs and Bbbb (and more bottles of wine), and then bar hopping until 1 am, it was a green Saturday. I believe I laid curled in a ball on horizontal surfaces for most of the day.

On Sunday, Blondie and I got our errands out of the way, and then had a depressing day as both the Packers and the Jets lost. Sigh.

Tomorrow I'll be working from home, and Blondie and I are going to have a date-evening. We are off to see "Milk" at the Castro Theater, and then to dinner at Anchor afterwards! Woot! Dungy's are going to be mine!

Blondie and I are headed to the Land of Cheese for Xmas this year. I'm looking forward to the trip. I hope *cough cough* Mama G makes me some peanut butter balls *cough*. Maybe Blondie *cough* can drop a hint too *cough*.

And then in January or February, after Mrs Pooh gives birth and has gotten settled, we are off to the Land of Whiskey, Tobacco and Horses, to meet the Cutest Kid in the World, v4.0.

Of course, when I win the lottery on Friday, then Blondie and I can just start making trips to wherever we want, whenever we want, for how long we want to. But until then...

--Ready to go home for the day.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Vacation Rulz!

Hope everyone had a great T-Day! A big shout out to Mr Pooh who finished his 5K in under 30 minutes, which is HUGE! We are so proud of you Mr Pooh, you are a true inspiration!

Blondie and Party C ended up doing the 5 mile Turkey Trot on T-day, while I did the 3 mile Turkey Trot. We were all extremely happy with our times, and also happy we got some activity in prior to EATING. ALL. DAY. LONG.

After the Turkey Trot, Party C came up and helped me assemble an apple pie, and then Blondie and I headed over to Sweetie J's for some awesome cooking!

I've been thinking about eating meat again, so at Sweetie J's, I ate 5 bites of turkey, and then spent the entire morning the next day doubled over with stabbing pains in my gut. So yeah, I'm not thinking about eating meat again. At this moment in time.

After the stomach thing cleared up on Friday, I met Sweetie J and Party C for a movie and some drinks. We saw 4 Christmases, and while they really liked it, I found it depressing. But the company rocked, and that's what matters.

Saturday I met PC early in the CV and we got some sandwiches and movies, and proceeded back to the apartment to literally not move for the next 12 hours. Sweetie J joined us later in the evening, but other than that, it was a day of chick flicks, food, and beer. Perfection.

And on Sunday, Blondie "forced" (put a gun to my head, I swear!) me to go workout. I hit Kezar Stadium while he ran in GG Park. I ended up going around the stadium track about 8 times, and ran up and down the bleacher steps for each side. I can't feel my calves today.

Headed back to work today and the new job is such a nice change from my old job. I still feel rushed, but in no way do I feel franctic which is always how I felt in the old job. I hope that makes sense. I'm still really busy, but it's for my own projects, and not due to someone else screwing something up (only if I screw something up). It kind of rocks.

Blondie is really busy also, working on his fabo-idea. Can't wait for everyone to get to peep it!