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Archive for January, 2009

I’m a bit on the cranky side

I’ve been cranky all day.  I woke up at 6am and was out the door by 8am (yeah, I goofed off for awhile).  I was at my desk by 8:30 and miserable the entire time I was there.

I had some work I had saved from yesterday so that I would have something to do today.  I finished it before 9am.  I read two issues of Sports Illustrated and one issue of Cosmo while I was there.

I also was tempted to make a snow angel in the snow behind the firehouse.  I did not do this because I did not have a change of clothes and I didn’t want to freeze my ass off.   I chickened out.

I got home and took a two hour nap.  I’m ready to go back to sleep.  This weather makes me very tired and sleepy.  I guess it doesn’t help I’m fighting a headache too.  Thanks, Mother Nature.

Tomorrow morning, I am going to go do laundry, go to church and then grocery shopping.  I need my snacky foods for the Super Bowl tomorrow.  I also need some other things to last me the next two weeks.

I think I’m going to go lay on the couch and relax the rest of the night.

Until next time…

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It’s Friday!

Normally, I’m extremely excited that it’s Friday.  Today?  Not so much.  We have a nice new layer of snow out there this morning and I HAVE to work.  I can not take today off.  I also have to work tomorrow to make up for Wednesday.  So I’m not too excited about it being Friday.

My hands have been bugging me the last few days and I’ve been trying to figure out why the tendinitis is flaring up in my hands.

And then I remembered Tuesday morning, I drove to work at 25-30 mph gripping the steering wheel so hard I thought I’d break it.   Then on Wednesday, I took an hour and cleaned off my car of all the ice and snow.  No wonder the area between my thumb and index finger is swollen on both hands.

They hurt.  I rarely bitch about my hands hurting.  But today?  I’m bitching up a storm because it has me almost in tears.  I’ve been wearing my braces here at home when I’m not typing.  They aren’t helping.  I’ve been taking ibuprofen and tylenol in intervals.  Those aren’t helping.

Last night when I got home from work, I iced them for 15 minutes and that seemed to help a little bit.  Maybe I should just go stuff my hands in the snow for awhile?

Until next time…

Back to work today!

I’m going back to work today.  I’m almost ready and will be leaving early.  I need to dig my car out because they plowed the parking lot last night and of course piled it up behind the cars parked there.

I spent an hour cleaning my car off yesterday, so it won’t be so bad getting the ice and any snow off of it this morning.

I have 8 hours to make up for yesterday so I’m hoping to get in early and then will maybe stay late, depending on the weather.

I did quite a bit of swooning last night before bed.  I got an unexpected text from someone checking on me and we ended up texting for an hour and a half before I went to sleep.  *le sigh*

There is still quite a bit of ice on the trees and roadways.  They are saying that there still could be some power outages, I’m hoping since I dodged the bullet yesterday, I will continue dodging said bullet today and tomorrow as the ice starts to melt and trees continue to fall.

I hope ya’ll have a great day and if you’re in one of the areas hit by this snow/ice storm?  Stay warm and be safe.

Until next time…

What a boring day!

I’ve been doing a whole lot of nothing!  There has been a CSI NY marathon on Spike, so I’ve been watching that all day long besides the news.

I went out earlier and spent an hour cleaning off my car of all the snow and ice.  The ice was super thick.  I added all the pictures to Flickr and my Facebook account.  Crazy stuff!

The sun was shining for awhile and now it’s all overcast again.  If I remember what the news said, we are expecting snow and flurries the next few days.

I just need to make it to work tomorrow.  I can’t afford to miss another day without taking one or both of them without pay.  Not happening.

When I came back inside from cleaning my car, I was so hot and sweaty, but I had to get out of the wet jeans I was wearing.  My jeans were soaked from the knee down and then a few spots from where I leaned on the car to reach the snow and ice on the roof.

I vacuumed the entire apartment too.  I cleaned the dishes, picked up the living room and am now going to do nothing the rest of the evening.

Until next time…

Snow day! Errr ice day, that is!

Yesterday, we had a bit of freezing rain after the snow fell.   Over night?  We had about a half inch of ice fall over everything.  They are calling for more freezing rain for a few more hours and then snow.  3-5 inches of snow.  YAY!

I’m taking today off and will flex the time.  This means I have to make up 8 hours between now and Saturday.  I figure I’ll work a few extra hours tomorrow and Friday and whatever the remainder is, I’ll go in Saturday to make that up.

I don’t have vacation to burn so I can’t just take the day without worrying about it being unpaid or having to flex the time.  I’m glad I have the option to flex it.

Sometime in the middle of the night I heard this horrible snapping and popping sound that woke me up.  I went back to sleep almost immediately.

I found this morning that the trees behind my building as snapping and falling apart from the weight of the ice.  I’ve snapped a few pictures so far and will make sure to get more when the sun comes up and it’s a little brighter out there.

I was going to go back to sleep, but I don’t want to sleep all day, ya know?

I’m hoping my power stays on throughout the day.  They are calling for more ice, which will definitely put more pressure on the power lines and what not.  Ugh.  Cross your fingers for the power staying on!

I’m going to go have some coffee and watch the news coverage of the power outages and everything.

Until next time…

Tried posting from my phone

Don’t ask me to do that again cause I don’t know if I will ever find out how I did it hahaha

I was fiddling on the phone and thought I would try to come in here and post something from the phone.  It didn’t work.  And I’m okay with that!

I made it to work in about 50 minutes this morning.  It’s a drive that normally takes me about 20 minutes on a good day.

Even with the anti-skidding feature on my Jetta, I was fishtailing a few times.  I was near tears most of the way into downtown.  I think I was gripping the steering wheel so hard, I hurt my left wrist and hand.

There was about 6 inches of snow around my car in the parking lot this morning and I had to clean that off, along with the ice that had accumulated.  It took me about 20 minutes to do that.

I brought an over night bag in case I get stuck here.  Although, I’m sure I’ll try to make it home because I don’t want to leave Josie alone, ya know?

However, if I do get lost stuck, we have womens quarters here, across the hall from the men’s quarters.   There are beds in there.  So I wouldn’t have to sleep on the little couch in the kitchen.

It’s icing out there right now.  The news says that’s going to get worse as the day progresses.  Awesome.

So, for my first day driving in this crap, I did pretty good.  I got to my destination in one piece and no worse for the wear.

Now I need to actually work.

Until next time…

Live like you were dyin

This song is dedicated to Lisa. Everytime I hear this song (it’s on my iPod and I listen to country so you know it’s a lot) I will think of you and smile with the sweet memories of how you shared your journey with me (and everyone else who reads your blog.)    You and your family are in my prayers, always.

This is Live Like you Were Dyin’ by Tim McGraw.

“Live Like You Were Dyin'”

He said I was in my early 40’s,
With a lot of life before me,
And a moment came that stopped me on a dime.
I spent most of the next days, lookin’ at the x-rays,
Talkin’ ’bout the options and talkin’ ’bout sweet time.
Asked him when it sank in, that this might really be the real end.
How’s it hit ya, when you get that kind of news.
Man what ya do.
And he says,

[Chorus]

I went sky divin’,
I went rocky mountain climbin’,
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu.
And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I’ve been denying,
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin’.

He said I was finally the husband,
That most the time I wasn’t.
And I became a friend a friend would like to have.
And all the sudden goin’ fishing,
Wasn’t such an imposition.
And I went three times that year I lost my dad.
Well I finally read the good book,
And I took a good long hard look at what I’d do
If I could do it all again.
And then.

[Chorus]

Like tomorrow was a gift and you’ve got eternity
To think about what you do with it,
What could you do with it, what can
I do with with it, what would I do with it.

[Chorus]
Sky divin’,
I went rocky mountain climbin’,
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu.
And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I watched an eagle as it was flyin’.
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin’.

To live like you were dyin’.
To live like you were dyin’.
To live like you were dyin’.
To live like you were dyin’.

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What’s your style?

I’m in the middle of an Alias marathon and am planning on relaxing all day while watching. Don’t have much to say today….


Your Friendship Style is Empathetic


You deeply care about each person you’re friends with. For you, friendship is all about the personal connection.

You tend to know everything about your friends’ lives… and they know everything about yours. Your friends are your confidants.

You are always there for your friends. You celebrate their successes and support them in their times of need.

You are as loyal as they come. And you expect the same loyalty and understanding from your friends in return.

You and another Empathetic Friend: Have a amazing friendship, when it works. You care for each other deeply, but you often end up with hurt feelings and drama.

You and a Gregarious Friend: May have a bit of a one sided friendship. You adore your Social Friend, but you sometimes feel a bit neglected.

You and an Independent Friend: Struggle a bit. You are very interested in your Independent Friend’s life, but your friend often needs more space.

You and a Philosophical Friend: Respect one another. You love to learn about your Philosophical Friend’s brilliant ideas.