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All-Nighters: Not Just for College Kids

6 Nov

So…yesterday afternoon I set my alarms for 2:15-ish so that I could shower and finish packing.  Then we watched a movie and had some wine and popcorn. And this must have somehow reacted with the cold medicine I’d taken earlier (can’t be getting sick NOW!!) because I was completely WIRED!

Figured if I got in bed and watched some tv I’d fall asleep pretty quick.

I am wrong a lot. I mean A. LOT.

I was REALLY WRONG this time!

And I’m still wide awake. Not wired feeling, but definitely not sleepy.

And the packing is pretty much done.  Gonna finish some coffee, swallow some energyBits, curl my hair and put on some face and hope for the best when I get to Orlando!!

Cause you know I gotta get my park on!! But which one….that’s the big question!!


Happy Hump Day people!!! Someone take a nap for me please!

What’s In Your Fridge?! A Linkstravaganza!

25 Jul

What’s in my Fridge? Well…let’s start from the top!


Top shelf:
Milk – from Stew’s , 1%. It’s the only kind I drink
Flavored syrups for baking (and occasional adult cocktail experimentation)
Powerade Zero – grape this week
Sparkling water
Coconut milk
Lemon juice
Bloody Mary Mix
Margarita Mix
Wet Washcloths in a baggie (for the dog’s current owie/itchie situation)



2 Diet Cokes
Dill pickle relish
Margarine (used for baking)
Butter (used for baking AND eating!)
Sugar Free Jam
Half a lime



Canned Pumpkin
Bits (On this shelf it’s Recovery Bits)
Pasta Sauce
Cottage Cheese
Another Powerade (blue flavor)
Various Marmalades

Oh, and that meat drawer? Full of, basically, cheese and salami. And some pepperoni. And maybe a small bag of M&Ms…

Bottom Shelf – At Last!!


More yogurt
More Bits (here we have Energy Bits)
Dog Fud
Acai Juice
Cherries (for the occasional adult beverage)
Pickled Beets in a jar.

Top Veg Drawer –


Some bags of salad
Lemons and limes
Cut up pineapple and cantaloupe that should probably be tossed!

Bottom Fruit Drawer –


Coconut is a fruit isn’t it?!



Condiment heaven – I couldn’t name them all if I tried!
Also, insulin



Frozen stuff.
Mostly meats and veggies
Scraps of bread for making crostinis to go with the hummus in the fridge!

So…now that you know EVERYTHING that’s in my fridge, what’s in yours?!

You can also see what some of my friends keep in theirs if you go to Running With Ollie – she started it!! There’s a bunch of links at the bottom of the page to keep you entertained!!

Let’s Eat All The Things!!!

11 Jun

Or, how my second week of Whole30 is going…

Finally back from vacation, Finally ready to buckle down and kick this thing into gear! So, I’ve got my fruits, I’ve got my veggies, I’ve got protein out the as…well, you see where I’m going with this. I’ve thrown out the milk even and bought coconut milk for my coffee!

This should be a piece of cake. Mmmmm….cake…

First day back things went pretty well…I slipped and put half and half in my first cup of coffee…but other than that, I was about 85% on track. I might have eaten some cheese.


Friday was tough cause it was National Donut Day. And, if you need to know anything about me, you need to know that I have a serious…SERIOUS, sweet tooth (yeah, it doesn’t make being diabetic very easy!) and I have a definite affinity for the little round fried goodies. And, as I may or may not have mentioned, the lobby of my office building contains a Dunkin Donuts! But, as luck would have it, I woke up feeling kind of punky on Friday and not even a donut could tempt me to eat. So…I was pretty much on track only cause I was drinking water and eating an apple all morning!

Friday night I might have had some cheese and wine…

wine glass half full

Saturday and Sunday were easy days to stay on track since I have no temptations in the house!

Back at work – packing a lunch was the best plan since we have no vending machines in the office ( that I know of…)

But today? Today I want to EAT EVERTHING IN SIGHT! With a definite preference for things that might be termed “crap”…luckily, none available!


So, even on days that I’ve slipped up, overall I’m definitely making some better choices and thinking twice before putting something in my mouth!

It can only get easier, right?!! 

Thank God it’s Friiiiiday!

17 May

If you now have that song in your head A. you’re old, dude! and 2. My work here is done!!

Happy it’s Friday – but I would be even if I wasn’t working. The dude is coming back home this weekend (and he will hate that he’s mentioned here so mentions will be VERY limited – unless he does something absolutely worthy of mountain-top shouting!) which is always a good Friday!

Now,  I’m sure we are all very happy I made it through week one of my new job without stomping off like a big baby cause I have nothing to do!! The people I sit with (in some funky, four desk configuration that has me staring at three people all day!) are nice. One is only a week ‘older’ than me at this company. My boss is nice and has great plans for piling my work on….eventually. Suffice to say, nothing is being piled on the first week. It never is! (Note to people who hire me: I’ve been working for a BAZILLION years…I pick up on things pretty quick so I can handle running some Excel Macros…)

People-wise things are good. My Big Boss is pretty laid back and the fact that she looks like my best, oldest friend helps. Like, she REALLY looks like Eydie so it will be tough for me to not think she’s Eydie! The other two guys I work most closely with are, I think, being careful to not overwhelm me with my tasks. I sit with three other people, all contractors like me (though I think one might be an intern). One of the gals is only here til/through June I think. The other just started last week. And then there’s the “intern”.

One of my “office” mates and I have decided to take a long walk every day which is going to be nice. It’s good to get out and see the city. She’s done counseling in the city for the last 10 years so a lot of the homeless people we walk past actually know her and they all seem to love her!! I’m learning about lots of cool things that go on in the city – free stuff to do!

So, while I’m not making the money I was making before I am, so far, liking things…we’ll have to see how long this lasts! As long as they keep giving me more to do I’ll be fine. But, sitting in an office getting paid to do nothing is NOT the cake job people think it would be 🙂

Plus…loads of free coffee and hot chocolate! And, have I mentioned Dunkin Donuts in the lobby??

Have a super Friday night!! Get out there and Boogie!


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