June 30, 2009
How about y'all? Do you ever get this way, where you have too much and just need to take a break? If so, what did you do about it?
June 28, 2009
June 27, 2009
A short running update would be that, I've decided a run is not in my cards today:( On Friday I ran longer yet, and finished with 3.25 miles outside! However, this increased milage, every other day, isn't boding well for my muscle recovery, so we wait until Sunday! Tomorrow will be the weeks end for my running log and will read that I put in just over 9 miles.. THATS a HUGE increase from what I WAS running, anywhere from 3.5 to 5 miles a week. Not bad legs!
In another part of my world, I don't know how it happened, but R and I are getting a three day off together the weekend of the 4th! We are both so excited. The husby said last night that, that is the only thing keeping him going at this point:( Poor guy is soooo sooo tired and really needs a break...Besides lots of sleep for him, snuggle time for me and his First Sergeant's wedding on Sunday, I'm not sure what else to do that weekend. It was so unexpected...I was thinking maybe a day at the water park or even a small trip to Six Flags over Georgia? At any rate, he texted me while at work last night with this good news and I went from being really tired, to giddier then a school girl:p Its all I can think about, Ha!
I'm off to catch up on everyone's fab blogs! Have a great weekend chica's:)
June 25, 2009
This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.
The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.
The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma , Illinois , and Colorado . This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.
June 24, 2009
Me and two of my beautiful sister's!
June 23, 2009
I'm so smart. Put a doggy bone in the shot and she's occupied enough for me to get a flash in!
"Ummm, no I wasn't just chewing on your decorative pillows, I SWEAR!"
" And no, I wasn't just chewing on the cat, phsssh."
Obviously mommy never taught this baby girl to chew with her mouth shut:p
Have a great rest of the evening everyone!
P.s. I took my running outdoors and made it 2.75 miles! Not anything near what I ran on the tread, but definitely an improvment:)
June 22, 2009
On another note, I'm feeling a little lost today...I haven't posted anything about this particular event, just because it gets me down and worried, but maybe talking it out will help?
Things have been heating up at work and not in a good way...1.5 weeks ago our district manager (M) starts breathing down our necks about the fact that our percentages in reserves are really low...I'm not just talking about our store alone, its the entire district that is struggling...(A), my manager, comes to me last Wednesday after a "come to Jesus" meeting with (M) and gives me some disturbing news. (M) is singling out the employees that are not preforming with these reserves and (A) feels like those individuals will loose their jobs over it...Come again? WHAT! I am one of those individuals peoples! I talked to (A) about it. He knows the reason I'm not getting as many, as the others, is due to my lack of gaming knowledge. So here is my beef, why then was I ever hired! (M) and (A) knew that I had no knowledge in games when they gave me the job and there for had to know that I would struggle harder then the rest. I just don't know what to do ladies...I've had thoughts of finding other work, but am afraid that it'll take me ANOTHER 1.5 months just to do that...I've already settled in here and gotten over some huge hurdles...I'm not a quitter and I guess this just feels like I'm quitting...But do I stick around long enough to get fired? I've never been fired before and the thought of that just makes me want to bawl:(
June 20, 2009
June 19, 2009
This is an IED *explosive which can still explode* that Robert brought back from Iraq with him, I'm sure...He has another one on the shelf below this one. I'm almost positive he had them positioned as book ends before we got married...
From the words of Crocodile Dundee "Now thats a knife!" I mean, what am I going to do with that? Filet a steak?
June 17, 2009
This was me! Non matching shoe laces, hideous pants and all but life was good while holding that lollipop:p
I was 6 and living in probably the smallest town known to man somewhere in the heart of Pennsylvania. Our town had one main road with no stop lights, a post office and one tiny gas station. "It's a good place to raise a family," I'd hear my dad say growing up, all the while knowing he wanted to be anywhere but there...Now that I think about it, he was right...Glen Hope is the sort of place famous country singers write songs about. It's that slow town where everyone knows your name and where Mr. and Mrs. Pearl, on those hot summer days, give Popsicles out to all the neighboring children. It is full of first of the month church potlucks, American flags and grandma and grandpa in their rockers watching the world pass by. You couldn't walk down a street or side walk without seeing the childhood games of Tic Tac Toe and Hop Scotch drawn out in squirrely chalk...Between that and the jump ropes every kid owned, life didn't get much better...Summer was my favorite time of year. It was full of frequent trips to the local swimming hole, later bedtimes due to longer days, The smells of Grandad grilling while we played Kick The Can and caught fire flies by the jar. Running bare footed, I would eat my weight in watermelon while taking special care to also raid my grandma's berry bushes every chance I got:p This was the age of jelly shoes, penny candy and a time where EVERYONE drank Pepsi out of a can. During those years, kids didn't play video games or spend hours upon hours watching T.V. Nope, mom and dad booted their butts outside and used catch phrases like "Go get the stink blown off of you." My own mother used this one a lot! These are just a few of the happy memories I have. I've always appreciated that I have them, but lately I've been acknowleding them more then normal. It could be that I've finally realized I'm getting older and older and further away form theses memories. Or it could be all the recent stress development at work doing it...Either way, thank you for letting me share:) Writing about those days do a lot for my in ability to relax, Ha! What about ya'll? I'd love to hear what you remember being great as a kid:)
A must edit: Two nights in a row I've been accosted by ugly little creatures of this earth! Last night I was out walking Bella when her and I was attacked by a very white and very hyper bat, EKK! While just now I was out, yet again, walking my puppy and as soon as my feet hit the sidewalk across the street from our apartment, fifteen humungo flying cockroaches started running at my feet! NOT really liking Georgia at night right now...
June 16, 2009
On another note, my power cord arrived yesterday in the mail and is now feeding life to
June 15, 2009
Gosh, I've been gone for so long that there's so much I need to write about...Certainly not all in one post though..I won't do that to you very sweet blogger buddies. You have other blogs outside of mine, I realize:p
Seeing as I have no cute pictures of Bella at the moment, I will wait on that particular blog and tell you, instead, of my running progress!!! I know some of you have been waiting on this so here goes...For the past three weeks I have been testing out a different approach to becoming faster and running longer. I got this advise from many of you as well as a running forum, so figured I'd give it a try! The run/wall approach really does work, it just takes dedication and time. The past three weeks have been full of ups and downs for me. I did well my first week, but then my second week I faltered. I got a new puppy and allowed that to get in the way of my running. Four days I skipped! That's three runs I missed and boy could I feel it when I finally got back out there. I ran diligently every other day for three runs in a row, but then...Let me explain, my husband and I have been on completely different shifts all week. Five days we went with out really speaking, eating dinner together, kissing, holding his hand, or hugging...So on the sixth day I was supposed to run but I worked a day shift that day and was going to get to spend the evening with him. Do you blame me? You could say maybe that I'm just not that dedicated, I guess, but I like to think other wise... So, I'll save you the details of each day this past three weeks and say that I've noticed progress in my speed and have figured out the key as to why I'm still at two miles....Ehhhh hmmmm! I stop at 2 miles:p So, silly and obvious I know, but hey...Today I figured this out...I was out running and noticed that I have extremely sore legs on my first mile, but then my second mile the legs warm up and my stride gets bigger, meaning I run it faster: 10:00 minute mile! Once I got back to my finishing point I felt like I could do more, but didn't...I needed to get back to the house and get ready for work ect...So the reasons for my delayed progress is due to many things: bad time management is one. I need to allow myself more time to do the 2 miles and then some. Allowing the "every days" to get in the way of my running/progress...A bad habit I'm going to break! It simply boils down to me pushing myself...Its that simple folks, THE END! Not exactly the progress you or I were wanting to hear, I know....BUT I have noticed improvement and will stick with it...I now know my enemy!
*to the following bloggers: High Heels & Combat Boots and More Then and Army Wife I swear I'm not ignoring your blogs, I'm just having a really hard time viewing your pages! High Heels, sometimes I can get on your's but More Then An Army Wife, I haven't been able to access your's in weeks! I keep trying though!
June 12, 2009
Yesterday I went out to fix my power cord problem and in one way I failed, but in another I succeeded! I had sort of priced these things on the Internet two days ago and got a general idea of how much they cost. So I was greatly surprised when Wal-Mart was selling them for $40.00 more dollars then what I had seen...I then drove to Best Buy thinking that they might be cheaper due to their larger selection of all things PC, WRONG! Best Buy does not have the "best buys." A whooping $120.00 bucks! Frustrated, because I'm a cheapo, I head home and immediately begin to search the Internet, yet again, for a reasonable power cord and SCORED! I ordered it yesterday for $22.00 with shipping and handling included! I expect it to be here in the next three days...Don't you just love it when you feel like you've cheated retail:p So for another few days I'll have to put up with my Love's loud, awkward keyboard inside this cave:)
I promise to post about Bella soon! I have kinds of questions for you pet owners. I just don't want to make this post longer...Also, I PROMISE to post about my running trial here soon but I think I'll wait until I get my laptop up and running again:p Happy Friday everyone! I'm off give Bella another shot at watering the grass:p
June 10, 2009
I seriously am craving some late night Sonic...AHHH! I could say I took the dog for a walk right?
June 8, 2009
I went and met up with some more of the same Army wives at Starbucks today. It was nice to see them again and there were more this time! I couldn't stay long though. I had let Bella roam inside the apartment while I was out; testing how long she could hold it/not chew on things. She did good, but then I was only gone for an hour....Not much of a test I realize:p I wished I could have stayed longer to chat with the ones I hadn't met. I hope they didn't think me rude because I basically drank a coffee and ran!
I hate to report that, ever since I got Bella, my running has taken a back seat...However, I did get out of that seat yesterday. I put Bella in the bathroom with water, food and her kennel, shut the door and made myself go. The reason I haven't run is not from the lack of want. I just feel guilty locking her in a room so I find reasons not to, like not running...I've made up my mind to stop this bad behavior though, SO today was a rest day and its back on the trail again tomorrow! As a result, I am going to have to push back my "progress" post with the run/walk thing because of my four day break:( Bad Becca! I feel like such a back slider, but that face! Lol...Well I need to get off here and go get on YouTube...E3 was on this past week and I need to attempt to watch some of it. It is all about future big game releases and sneek peeks. This is where you get a lot of your information that gets customers to reserve games. This is something we're graded on, so I need to buckle down and just watch it so I too can get lots of reserves! Hope everyone had a great Monday!
June 7, 2009
June 5, 2009
I will definitely post pictures tomorrow of our newest addition in her new home:p Goodnight everyone! I am off to try and get some sleep...
June 4, 2009
June 3, 2009
June 1, 2009
So we all read of my excitement over Friday when I went to Olive Garden with a group of Army Wives, BUT the very next day I did it again! This meeting I am really fond of because she is a fellow blogger/Army wife! That's right folks, I finally had the chance of meeting Jessica from Southern Yankee on Saturday night. This was a lot of fun and unexpected...Jessica was down visiting her husband this weekend and I knew it, but didn't think she'd have time to meet up. I mean its only a weekend and when you haven't seen your hunny in three weeks like her, "sorry Mrs. G.I. Joe, but you can wait!" Lol, been there, done that:p But turns out, her husband, Trey, had to be back on post by 6:00 p.m. so we had time for a meet up! It was so neat meeting one of the many people I read about on a daily basis. She and I both laughed about how we feel like we know ya'll already, because of blogger, but have never actually met...It definitely makes a face to face much more comfortable with tons of conversation possibilities:p This girl is so sweet and genuine. I absolutely loved chatting it up with her and in fact, hardly touched my dinner because I was yakking soooo much:p Hope we can do it again sometime! And girl, we are both bloggers...SHAME on us for not getting a picture of this! Lol...
Last night I totally meant to walk through the door, from work, and throw on my running shoes but I was greeted with a delicious aroma; Italian chicken that had been cooking in the crockpot for hours....Yummm! So I blame my fallout on the hubs:p He had this meal tender and ready when I arrived. It was too hard to fight! Oh, and then he sealed the deal with Heath Klondike Bars for dessert...Don't judge me:) However, take comfort in the fact that, as soon as I publish this, my happy self is going for that run! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday! Its gorgeous out today, so I'm glad we don't have windows at work; the sun won't be able to mock me from the other side:)