Friday, April 2, 2010

My mind, in bullets so you don't get lost

So, things on my mind...
  • I love, love, love Old Navy's Dreamer jeans. I forgot how wonderful it is to wear jeans that don't gap in the back. In fact, I want to buy more and just toss out all my other pants.

  • I won - Thank you Cursingmama! - a copy of The Mayo Clinic Diet book & journal over at her review blog. I also started it even though it cautions to wait until a good time. The week before Easter is decidedly NOT a good time. As I have mentioned every single year on this blog, my favorite candy in all the world is only available at Easter. The first two weeks (the Lose It! portion) you are suppose to give up sugar. Hahahahaha. Yo, that shit is hard. I've done... ok. Not perfect but not nearly as bad as I would have been if I wasn't doing this. Also? I have to decided to eat as much candy as I want on Easter. For one day. I will be in a sugar coma. Then? I might extend the first 2 weeks for one more. We shall see.

  • As anyone who follows me on twitter already knows, I had my annual review yesterday at work and it has been decided I'm full of the awesome. As for a raise, extremely minimal merit raises are being offered up. I for one am glad to have a job. Not that we couldn't use the money but I'd rather have no one lose their job.

  • Found out a friend from high school is in the hospital with an infection around his heart... from twitter. Twitter FTW! (As for the other business on twitter. Suck it, don't suck it, I'm out of caring. Although, thanks for the entertainment.) As for my friend, I'm seriously worried. He is one of the kindest people I've ever met and we just reconnected. Get well Alan!
Child update for the related people and grandparents out there reading - non-related and non-grandparents, do not feel the need to read my annoying gushing. (I must gush when I can because usually I'm just complaining about them):
  • Alex played for the Varsity baseball team during a scrimmage the other day. He was not nervous. I was a wreck. He held his own though. It's his first year catching and he's doing great but has some stuff to work on. What? I don't know - see: not informed about sports. Still, the coaches seem to like him and he's getting the hang of it.

  • Tyler made the JV golf team. He's very excited and we are very proud. Now we need to invest in a membership for him at the local golf course.

  • The last parent-teacher conference ever for Dylan was the only one where the teacher had nothing negative to say. Only lovely words were spoken. And his grades are higher than they've ever been. Also, it has been agreed by all that Jr. High should be good for him. Apparently letting him almost flunk out last term worked. He's getting all his homework done at school now. Now if he would just let me cut his hair.

  • Zach. What to say about him. He's a bit sassy. A bit whiny. All brilliant and still adorable. Baseball starts next week.

  • The 3 youngest have all signed up for the mini-triathlon again.

  • Clearly none of these children are related to me.