Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stunning! Halle Berry!

I'm sure Halle Berry is used to being called beautiful, but she looks just stunning in this photo. It's nice to see an actress who is paid to be beautiful (and skinny) let herself gain the normal pregnancy weight without trying to hide it or be ashamed of it. I am impressed and happy for her and her boyfriend!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

What to do?


So I have a dilemma. I dislike my job. I want to move. I'm not happy where I am.


I don't know that I can afford to quit my job in order to move and then find employment. Here is the issue: I have been getting frequent migraines, feeling ill and just all-around crabby. I have a feeling it's from the stress of my job (I won't get into the details of the reasons behind the stress).

I'm contemplating whether it's worth feeling better, not getting migraines and hopefully being happier for having to pinch pennies for a while.

What would you do?

***I should put a discloser on here to say that it is NOT, I repeat, is NOT due to the actual work that I do. I truly enjoy the actual "hands on" portion of the job. It is other things pertaining to the work environment that I do not like. I hope that makes things as clear as mud :)

Monday, October 22, 2007

You WILL miss me...

I am gone from Tuesday afternoon until Monday at a conference (and celebrating my dad's birthday on Saturday!) So until then...I leave you with memories of how tiny and cute Carmel was to now!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dumbledore is gay...

J.K. Rowling announced this at a book signing (I believe that's what it was). People seemed shocked and also wondered why she didn't make this a part of the book (actually come out and say he was gay). What do you guys think about this?

I, myself, don't really care if he was straight, gay, purple, orange, he was a wonderful wizard who cared so deeply for Harry and the people at Hogwarts. He fought for what was good and because of those things, he is a hero. It doesn't matter what his sexual orientation was. A good man isn't based on if he likes boys or girls. But I am curious to know what you think. Feel free to leave the comment anonymous if you want.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Really? Nobody?

So I guess nobody (besides my mom) took the time to follow all of the instructions for the last post. Did anyone watch the video? My mom did and really liked it!

Today is homework day (or as it's turned out to be: day of procrastinating against homework). I have gotten my work bag cleaned out, shred lots of papers and killed a spider. I would say the day is a success.

I have lots to do before Tuesday. I leave Tuesday afternoon for a conference that runs from Wednesday morning until Friday. Then Friday I go to my parent's as my dad's birthday is Saturday. Then back here on Monday in time to get home, unpack and head to class. Whew, I'm tired just thinking about it!

Any big plans for you this week?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You Tube It

So, I've been trying (unsuccessfully) for the past two days to post a video from You Tube and it just won't let me. I don't understand the logistics, but whatever.


Go to You Tube and type in "Tim McGraw If You're Reading This"

Then watch the video. (Go Ahead, I'll wait. Just come back to read the rest)

Then post a comment on what you think. I really love this video (from the CMA awards), but I also love the words and the meaning of the song. We've been in this damn war for too long (I won't even start on my opinion of even getting into this "war"), but the heros who have fought and lost their lives deserve this song (and a little recognition!)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

What....you miss me?

Well, this weekend has been a fun one! It started early when I came up to my parent's to have some relaxing time. No homework, no work, no phone calls :) YAY! I ran the rummage sale for one last time today and we did fairly well. I was just glad to get some of the stuff to leave my parent's garage. Now, I have to go through the stuff tomorrow to make sure I really want to give all the rest to charity. At least it will all go to a good cause.

So tomorrow I had back home...to the homework, my office (with all my work patiently waiting for me), and my phone calls to find me. I have enjoyed this "technology free" weekend (except for TV and this blog posting!) and it's been really nice.

I graduate on December 16th (you can all send the presents early if you want!) and I really can't wait. I have started looking for jobs in the area that I'm from and so far, I haven't found anything that's really popped out at me, but I'm not going to get down (I still have a while!).

So how was your weekend? Any fun plans?

Monday, October 08, 2007

How much did you NOT want to know about me?

I saw this over at Island Life and decided I would give it a shot!

What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? Oh man, I have lots of stuff. Regular soap-Tone, then lots of Bath and Body works stuff

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? No.

What would you change about your living room? I would make it bigger and have it not be right next to the neighbor's bedroom...yeah not fun!

What is in your fridge? Lots of stuff...yogurt, OJ, eggs, milk, bread, lunch meat, butter...all the essentials!

White or wheat bread? White.

What is on top of your refrigerator? my cereal boxes, juice boxes, malt-o-meal

What color or design is on your shower curtain? Suns and Moons--Imagine that!!!

How many plants are in your home? None. I killed them all--I do have a cactus outside on my balcony (I've decided that I can't kill it! I leave it outside all winter and it actually grew back this year!)

Is your bed made right now? Uh no. I just climb in it again at night.

Comet or Soft Scrub? Soft Scrub.

Is your closet organized? Um no. Well, kinda.

Can you describe your flashlight? Seriously? This is a question? Wow.

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? Glass.

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? No--not a fan of iced tea

If you have a garage, is it cluttered? Don't have a garage

Curtains or blinds? Blinds.

How many pillows do you sleep with? I have 4 on my bed.

Do you sleep with any lights on at night? Yep, a night light.

How often do you vacuum? I hate to vacuum so usually whenever I have to

Standard toothbrush or electric? Both.

What color is your toothbrush? Pink

Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? Well, it doesn't say "Welcome" and I don't have a front porch, but I do have a mat outside my door.

What is in your oven right now? Just the oven racks.

Is there anything under your bed? Uhhh...I had to actually look. Just some duffle bags.

Chore you hate doing the most? Cleaning the bathroom/toilet

What retro items are in your home? I can’t think of any.

Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? Yep

How many mirrors are in your home? 13 (but you must know that my closet doors are mirrors not doors.

Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? No.

Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home? No...maybe my flashlight!

What does your home smell like right now? Ummm an appleish candle that I have burning

Favorite candle scent? Vanilla Carmel from Yankee Candle....yummmm

What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now? The little midget ones

What color is your favorite Bible? i don't have one

Ever been on your roof? No.

Do you own a stereo? Yes

How many TVs do you have? 1

How many house phones? 1

Do you have a housekeeper? Yes, me.

What style do you decorate in? whatever matches and i like :)

Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? I have mostly solids in my apartment

Is there a smoke detector in your home? yes

In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip? Um, my laptop, popples, purse, and whatever pictures i could find!

I’m not going to tag anyone but if you decide to do this, let me know so I can come and visit!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Life Happens

Well, as you can tell, I haven't been the best at posting lately. I hope you all will still stick with me. It's been hectic. I am almost within two months of graduating and I'm hopeful to make some pretty big life changes soon after that.

Life has been going by fast lately. Lots of homework, work is crazy, and plenty of traveling. I have been really tired lately. I think it's just been a lot of stress lately and then not sleeping the greatest = a lazy Amy. So that has been part of the reason I have been writing. I also have taken more time to look inside myself and see where I am in the healing process. I'm feeling pretty darn good about all of this and definitely have a more positive outlook. Which helps in just my every day life.

Well, I am going to continue watching the Packer game and then head to bed. Happy Sunday night or Monday (depending on when you read this!)