Thursday, January 31, 2008

Great News!!! The Professor as you know him on my blog was hired by AUBURN UNIVERSITY today.......He is so happy and DESERVING! It means a 9 rather than a 12 month job a year and the option to pick up classes in the summer if he wants too. He's working out the salary but it will be at least a 10,000 pay increase with summer's off. We could travel and see the world! We are going out to celebrate tonight. Wahoooooo

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I am in a WHIRLWIND!
I have tons to do and not enough time to do it in!!!! I have class tonight at the college. I have a couple of chapters to read before then. We have progress reports going out in a coupld of days.
I think I have managed a total of 10 hours of sleep in 3 days. I need some definate DOWN time. I know that will not happen for quite awhile.

Wish me luck, love and good taste! ( not to mention the winning lotto numbers)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It is a GREAT day today!!!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Stressed out is not a STRONG or ADEQUATE enough of a term to use on how my day and current life situation is feeling.

What do you do with meddlesome family members? Besides hire Tony Soprano? (It is getting close and he's as busy as he used to be)

Another strange note have any of my blog readers needed to skip your period for a week? Meaning have you even had a special occassion in which you would want "FLo" not to show up? Did your gyno do/say or offer any advice? Did you start a new pack of pills and skip your sugar pills? I put a call into mine talked to a nurse and she is checking with my doc.
I am wondering if I would have reactions....mood swings....emotional stuff and or added nervousness? Ideas????

Friday, January 25, 2008

What are your thoughts on a pre nuptial?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Signs of EMOTIONAL EATING---( God I do it ALL the time!!!)

You strongly crave a certain comfort food, and a healthier choice won't do.
The urge to eat passes if you delay a few minutes.
The urge to eat is accompanied by a trigger, such as an emotion (stress, boredom or even happiness), particular place, person or situation.
You are eating to fill a void (loneliness, emptiness, lack of fulfillment).
You eat quickly, gobbling the food down without tasting or enjoying it.
You want a snack to relax, unwind or reward yourself.
You've eaten within the last two or three hours.

I have a busy day at work. Hope yours is short and sweet.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I have a killer headache. I took 3 tylenol in the last 2 relief yet. I know it's sinus stuff. All the people I work with have it. UGHHH

Ok, I need help for a friend we will call L. L has a lot of bad feelings towards her parents. She has always been the one to excel, but never gets the recognition she deserves. I mean NEVER. I think it causes problems for her in relationships. She sees herself as a failure with boyfriends, marriage and only holds on to her career. Is there anything I can do to build up her self esteem?

She seeks approval from family and will never get it. How can she cope?

I had yesterday off. I needed the rest. I did ALOT of school/ work.. I cleaned up some. Flo finally left me. Thank GOD!!!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods.

We've discovered that when I'm in a good mood, it turns green and when I'm in a bad mood, it leaves a big friggin red mark on his forehead.

Maybe next time he'll buy me a diamond.


Who's the Boss?
A young couple on their wedding night were in their honeymoon suite.

As they were undressing for bed, the husband, a big burly man, tossed his trousers to his new bride. He said, "Here, put these on."

She put them on and the waist was twice the size of her body.
"I can't wear your trousers." she said.

"That's right,'' said the husband, "and don't you ever forget it. I'm the man who wears the pants in this family."

With that she flipped him her panties and said, "Try these on."

He tried them on and found he could only get them on as far as his kneecaps.

"Hell," he said. ''I can't get into your panties!"

She replied, "That's right...and that's the way it is going to stay until your attitude changes."

I Like Your Thinking

A teacher asks her class, "If there are five birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many will be left?" She calls on little Johnny.

"None, they all fly away with the first gunshot."

The teacher replies, "The correct answer is four, but I like your thinking."

Then Little Johnny says, "I have a question for YOU. There are three women sitting on a bench having ice cream.

One is delicately licking the sides of the triple scoop of ice cream. The second is gobbling down the top and sucking the cone. The third is biting off the top of the ice cream. Which one is married?"

The teacher, blushing a great deal, replies, "Well I suppose the one that's gobbled down the top and sucked the cone."

"The correct answer is the one with the wedding ring on... but I like your thinking."

There was a cop on his horse waiting to cross the road when a little boy on his new shiny bike stopped beside him.

''Nice bike,'' the cop said, ''did Santa bring it to you?''

''Yep,'' the little boy said, ''he sure did!''

The cop looked at the bike and while handing the boy a $20 ticket he said, ''Next year, tell Santa to put a license plate on the back of it.''

To go along with the cop, the little boy said, ''Nice horse you got there sir, did Santa bring it to you?'' ''Yes, He sure did,'' said the cop.

The little boy looked up at the cop and said, ''Next year tell Santa to put the dick underneath the horse instead of on top.''

Big Boss Man

When the body was first made, all the parts wanted to be Boss.

The brain said, "I should be boss because I control the whole body's responses and functions."

The feet said, "We should be Boss as we carry the brain about and get him to where he wants to go."

The hands said, "We should be the boss because we do all the work and earn all the money."

And so it went on and on with the heart, the lungs, and the eyes until finally the asshole spoke up. All the parts laughed at the idea of the asshole being the Boss. So the asshole went on strike, blocked itself up and refused to work.

Within a short time the eyes became crossed, the hands clenched, the feet twitched, the heart and lungs began to panic and the brain fevered. Eventually they all decided that the asshole should be the boss, so the motion was passed. All the other parts did all the work while the boss just sat and passed out the shit!

Moral of the story: You don't need brains to be a boss - any asshole will do.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

OK I am feeling totally hormonal this morning. I hit snooze several times. Flo is here....
I had dinner with my guy last night. He asked me to come to work when I left work, so I did. We ended up talking seriously for a couple of hours about anything and everything. Well, for the most part I felt even closer to him.
Just a few minutes ago, I called just to hear his voice this morning and to wish him a good day. Well, I was wanting more than an I love you. We haven't spent a night together in almost a week because of our schedule, his interview and timing. Frankly, I just feel like I need some cuddling! I told him he could come up here for lunch with me today -- I only get 30 minutes but it's 3 bucks and he gets a good meal. (not to mention GREAT company)...he says it will have to be a special occasion ....ok. I was BUMMED.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


"Yesterday, I was buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for Charlie the wonder dog at Wal-Mart and was about to check out. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired, with little to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, and that I was starting the Purina Diet again.

Although I probably shouldn't, because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry and that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified , she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no; I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's ass and a car hit us both.I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack, he was laughing so hard!

WAL-MART won't let me shop there anymore.."

I thought this was cute....

Monday, January 14, 2008

Pics of Tenn

This was one of the wonders I was able to capture...again, I am not accustomed to freezing aspects of the world. IN the Smokey Mountains--just one of the mountains of magic!
R took this of my all bundled up while awaiting the fire place to warm me up.
I just LOVED this monkey. It was in Gatlingurg in a shop window and I had to take the picture. The store was closed at the time, or I would have tried to buy it. My kids at school would have thought it was too cute!
My strong guy holding the tree up! He got home late last night from his interviews. He was a bit distraught over one of the committee members. She was rather cocky with him. He was told they had 30 applicants and they chose to interview only 3. He was impressed that he was one of the three. He felt like his weakness was they he had not yet completed his Ph.D. He's about 1/2 way there. They are supposed to let him know something by the end of next week. I get the impression he thinks it could go either way. So keep praying!
Have a decent Tuesday! Snap your fingers and make it Thursday or Friday soon...although Flo will be here and I will be moodier than ever. Send me positive vibes......and it sucks too cause I have a 3 day weekend coming up.

Oh well, I can't have everything... **SIGH**

My weekend was busy...but a bit frustrating.
Sat R took me to my favorite place for lunch. I had boiled well season shrimp and fried okra with a big glass of sweet tea. We went shopping for him to find a new pair of black pants for his 2 day interview process yesterday and today. I went to see ATONEMENT as a matinee yesterday. It was good, but not exactly what I had expected.

He's at AUBURN UNIVERSITY by the time I post this he's half way through his process. He had dinner with one of their committees last night. Today, he has presentations, interviews with another committee one of which is the History Department and a separate with the Department dean.

Please say a prayer for him!!!!!!!!!!!!! He wants this job it would be 10 months rather than 12 at the University where he is now....(we could travel!!!! ) or he could pick up summer classes and make more money. This job would be at least a 8,000 to 10,000 pay increase as well.
He has been rather stressed out about this ...who can blame him???

So with his stress...I am thinking of going to his house--I have a key-- and making his bed...and spelling out I Love You with miniature chocolate bars. He is addicted to Hershey's. So when he gets home at 10 or 11 tonight he will have a sweet sentiment awaiting.

Friday, January 11, 2008

It's Great To Be A Man

Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can wear a white shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
The world is your urinal.
You never have to drive to another gas station because this one's just too icky.
Same work . . . more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
Wedding Dress $2000; Tux rental $100.
If you retain water, it's in a canteen.
People never glance at your chest when you're talking to them.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
Your pals can be trusted never to trap you with: "So, notice anything different?"

One mood, ALL the damn time. ( MY FAVORITE!!!)

And don't forget. . . . . .Phone Conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
A five-day
vacation requires only one suitcase.
You can open all your own jars.
Dry cleaners and hair cutters don't rob you blind.
You can go to a public toilet without a support group.
You can leave motel bed unmade.
You can kill your own food.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite you to something, he or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $10 for a three-pack.
If you are 34 and single, nobody notices.
Everything on your face stays its original color.
Three pairs of
shoes are more than enough.
You don't have to clean your apartment if the meter reader is coming.
You can quietly watch a game with your buddy for hours without ever thinking "He must be mad at me.
"You don't mooch off each other's desserts.
You can drop by to see a friend without having to bring a little gift.
If another guy shows up at the party in the same outfit, you just might become lifelong friends.
You are not expected to know the names of more than five colors.
You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
You are unable to see wrinkles in your
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You don't have to shave below your neck.
Your belly usually hides your big hips.
wallet and one pair of shoes, one color, all seasons.
You can "do" your nails with a pocketknife.
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

Christmas shopping can be accomplished for 25 relatives, on December 24th, in 45 minutes.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hey Hey
I started back to graduate school last night. I am taking an Instructional Design course and feeling a bit overwhelmed with the amount of work she is expecting. WOW. Most of the class is on line but the assignments are weekly and involve a considerable amount of reading and web creating. Web creating is not my strength...hell why do you think my blog looks so primative???

I signed up for another course that is supposed to be strictly on line and I need to make up my mind today about dropping it. I only get a refund if I drop it by 10 tonight. I can't get a syllabus out of the teacher thought~ I have tried for a couple of weeks now and no luck, its a new course and she hasn't created one yet! SCREAM.

Pray I make the right decision.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Snowy River

Hey Ya'll!!!!! I had a mini version of a winter wonderland. I really do enjoy spending time with R. He makes me happy!!! I really needed this get away! I felt decompressed and less stressed. This was our cabin~ It was really cozy.

I had a great time in Tennessee. We drove up New Year's Day and had the cabin reserved for 3 nights. The first night we got there it snowed!! We were both happy. I know I was thrilled. You have to realize growing up in the is a RARE occasion for me to see much less be able to pick up and throw a snow ball...or let snow flakes caress my face....

We did alot of shopping! Those of you who know me know that I was born to shop. We went to an 8 mile strip of arts and crafts shops. It was amazing! Shops included quilts, wood working, ceramics, pottery, art (photography and painting), and even some live music!
I am surrounded by snow!!!! YEAHHHHHHH I was as pleased as a kid in a candy store.

I am asking again.....because I didn't get but one response about proposals and the best or most unique that you have seen/heard of/ or participated in.....PLEASE SHARE WITH ME!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Happy New Year!
We went to Tennessee for a week and had a great time! I love this guy!!!!!
As I am feeling particularly romantic these days~ I would like to know what was the best marriage proposal that you have accepted/watched/heard about/seen or dreamed of????
I have seen billboards, heard it at NFL football games, a simple dining experience down on one knee...

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Well, we brought the girls home yesterday. I woke up not feeling right. R cooked spaghetti the night before and added all kinds of stuff. He really is a good cook...but this time it DID NOT agree with me. I drove the rental car to Mississippi. Once we got there and sat down at Cracker Barrel, I just nibbled on my chicken. I left with 90% of it. I can get motion sickness if I am in the passenger seat too long---it started when I was a kid. So I told him on long trips we needed to share the driving. Well, on the way back I tried to drive some but really was nauseated. I tried to hurl 20 times. Well, I didn't have anything in my tummy to upchuck. We made it home I was a miserable bitch. My tummy was cramping and I felt horrendous! He brought me home and left me to suffer all by myself on New Year's Eve. I was kinda bummed with that but he was upset because he book a cabin in Gattlinburg yesterday morning and it's non refundable. Besides he was stressed with the girls here for a week. He needs a couple of days to unwind.
I turned my air on and got in bed....I managed to eat some crackers...everything else was a turn off.
I have only been up about 30 minutes. My tummy hurts cause it cramped so much yesterday. I took pepto. I just ate some cereal. I want to see if I can keep it down before I commit to a 6 hour drive and a 3 day get away. Wish me luck.