Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

So here's another reason why I need to have kids....soon.

Tim the Rooster

Oh, how they hate me! I should probably sleep with one eye open tonight.
We're going to a costume party later tonight and I'll post some pics tomorrow from that.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trauma Update

Can I just say how pissed off I am at the Porter County Animal Control? They never came. I called them at 4:30pm and that poor raccoon lay on my patio until 9pm when Spiderman noticed that it had disappeared. I have no idea what happened to it, but I hope it doesn't come back today now that it knows where to get food. I'd like to think that it crawled away and died and that it's not still somewhere suffering. It comforts me to think that because the alternative just upsets me more.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Day of Trauma

Today was a busy day at work. Wednesdays are always busy. I have two sets of students. We have two local schools that offer Respiratory programs and I'm the clinical instructor for both. One group comes the beginning of the week and the other comes at the end. On Wednesdays they overlap. It's a little stressful since the programs are different and teach at a completely different pace. There's a huge gap in the knowledge and skills between the two schools as each is in a different place in the program. This makes for a busy day keeping these students entertained while teaching them something and also preventing them from doing bodily harm. My day was just about ending. I had let the students leave an hour early and was going to play catch up on some of my paperwork. Then I got the page. They were shutting down power to an entire wing of the hospital. Unfortunately, this was the wing where both our Cardiac ICU and Neuro ICU are located. We had to move all the patients on life support out of the ICU's and to another wing. It was great fun and exactly how I wanted to end my workday.
When I finally got home I looked out my patio door to find a young raccoon gimping around my backyard. It looked to have a broken leg and was shaking so bad it could hardly get the birdseed it was so frantically trying to get to. Now I don't know why, but this greatly upsets me. I cannot bear to see any animal suffer like this. It keeps wiggling around and is now laying panting and shaking on my back porch. The kitties keep pacing back and forth and banging on the glass. I called animal control and they said it would be several hours before they could get here because "bubba" is out on the boat. I'm sorry, isn't this thier JOB? Isn't this what they get PAID for? I know I sound a little crazy, I don't even get this worked up when I see people suffer. (I think you get numb to it) But this little guy has been laying here struggling for 2 hours now and I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE! I hope they come soon before I'm completely traumatized for life.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Projects...How I Love Them!

This weekend I started several projects. I went to my first knitting class on Saturday. I was concentrating on learning how to cast on, knit, and pearl that the 2 hours flew by. I did have a headache when I was done....probably from thinking too hard. I can see how the repetitiveness will help to soothe me, once I know what I'm doing. They gave us an instructional booklet and it has several patterns in it for once I master the stitches. I have my eyes on kitty sweaters. Spiderman just groaned when I pointed them out. Matching argyle kitty sweaters? How cute would that be! (again, I really need some kids)
On Sunday my mother came over. I have been looking for a new bedspread for about a year now and I just can't find a pattern or colors that I like. I really love the one I have, but it is made out of a silky material and the kitty's claws completely wrecked it. So, I decided to make one. I bought all the material and my mother and I cut all the squares yesterday. Now I just have to sew them together and we'll be all set! I'll post the pics when I'm done. Unless it turns out awful. Then you will never hear mention of it again.
With these and work and school and the impending holidays I should be keeping myself pretty busy. If this doesn't snap me out of my funk I don't know what will!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fun Fact Friday

Here are a bunch of random things about me.
  1. I love to watch other people eat. It fascinates me. Everyone has their own little quirks they do when they eat.
  2. I can't stand people who eat with their mouths open or smack their lips. I makes me cringe.
  3. When watching movies, if an actor/actress has bad teeth, it completely distracts me from the rest of the film. I can't focus on anything other than their teeth. I get this from my mother.
  4. I could eat pizza every day. I love it that much. Good thing since we've had vendors bring it for us for lunch three days in a row this week.
  5. I have hypothyroidism which makes me fat and tired. (of course, all the candy doesn't help either)
  6. Today at the end of my driveway I found what is either the worlds largest worm or the worlds smallest snake. If it's the latter I may lose my mind.
  7. I'm going to be a vampire for Halloween this year complete with fangs that attach to my real teeth. It says I can eat and drink with them on so it's gotta be pretty strong. I'm not sure how I'll get them off. (With my current obsessions of True Blood and Twilight I figured I HAD to be a vampire!)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

For some reason, I'm feeling better today.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Problems with Motivation

I'm almost completely finished with a new story for class. I only have one more scene to write but I'm not sure how I want to approach it. I know what happens in the story, I just can't write it....I'm stalling I guess. I don't know why. The rest of the story flowed from me pretty naturally. Now that I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel....I've run out of steam. Lost my motivation. This seems to be happening to me a lot lately and not just with my writing. By this time I usually have all my Halloween decorations out and have made a serious dent in my Christmas shopping. This year? Nothing. I can't get motivated to do any of this. I can barely get motivated to clean my house. I've been wanting to start a new exercise program...or at least start running or something. I know I'd feel better if I would just get started. motivation. I keep stalling. I just feel blah. Wishy-washy. Like I would rather take a nap or veg out on T.V. I can't even get motivated to read some of the many books I have piled up. This is completely unlike me. I'm usually jazzed about the upcoming holidays and full of energy. This year I feel zapped.
I'm not sure what it is.
How do you get out of a funk?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Too Much Time

This week, I watched August Rush nine times. Nine times! I can't help myself. I have the digital cable package where I get like 6 HBO's and it's on All. The. Time. And every time it's on, I have to watch it. I don't know why. I love the music ( I downloaded the soundtrack too, I know I'm a geek) and I especially love the ending. For any of you out there who haven't seen the movie, I won't ruin it but it's cute and the song at the end is gorgeous.
I have the perfect attention span for my movie channels. I will watch the same movie over, and over, and over again. HBO makes it easier because for example AR was on at 2pm on Channel 550. It's a 2 hour movie. When it was over, I waited a half hour and it was on Channel 551. It goes on like that all day just moving down a channel. One day I watched Sweet Home Alabama literally all day as if it was on a loop. Yep, I have THAT MUCH TIME on my hands. I need a baby already. Actually, when it's on all day long I tend to leave it on and only watch it in pieces. A little bit here, a little bit there. Clean my house, cook dinner, do homework in between.
Has anyone else seen this movie and did you feel the same as me? I'd be interested to know if I'm just crazy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I will probably be MIA for most of this week as I am working on two different stories for my writing class and they are taking up most of my free time. I've got to keep writing while the ideas are flowing. Who knows how long it will last.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Before and After

Spiderman and I have lived in our house for a little over a year now. When we moved in, the entire house was already decorated. While pretty, it was not really our taste. Every wall was painted in muted colors mostly pale yellows, beige and taupe. Now I know that there are a lot of beige people out there, but I am not one of them. That's not to say that I HATE's just that I can't handle it if EVERYTHING is beige. My downstairs living room, for example, was painted in two different shades of beige.

Please excuse the prominent toilet present in this photo. But do take notice of the nice green color of the bathroom...the only room up to this point that we had painted. Do you see the contrast between the beige and the "Sarah"? It's pretty obvious. Well, this week in honor of our anniversary, Spiderman and I took the week off work. The first thing we tackled? Yep...painting the living room!
Separating the two shades of beige, the previous owners put up a textured border. And then they painted over it. They did this border idea throughout the entire house, let me mention, and it's slowly starting to bubble and peel off in places. This is forcing us to move up our painting time table because it looks like shit and is driving me nuts.
Because we chose this room to start with (it was making me COMPLETELY crazy) the border decided that it would be a total pain in the ass to come off. I had originally considered another border to separate the two different colors we had chosen to paint the room, but after dealing with this border, my mind was changed. Instead we taped off a stripe between the colors. The walls are in an eggshell finish and the stripe is high gloss. I do have to say that I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.
What do you think?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Day That Will Live in Infamy....

Two years ago today, Spiderman and I were married. It was a beautiful, sunny, 70 degree day, completely unlike the overcast, chilly day today.Don't you just love my gown? I felt like a princess. It's a shame you can't wear your wedding dress every day, but I understand It would be a little much. Especially for work.
Happy Anniversary! I still love you and would probably marry you again. (I'm kidding, I swear!)

Friday, October 3, 2008

A Shout Out.....Seriously?

Did everyone watch the debates last night? Do any of you seriously think that after that debate Sarah Palin is capable of potentially being the president? Can she even spell the word president? Because not many folksey, "main street Americans" can. Here's what annoyed me about the whole thing.
  • It irritated me that she used phrases like "Joe six-pack" and "hockey mom's. Quit trying to sound like the rest of us. You're not like us, you're the governor of the U.S.'s largest state. Last time I checked I wasn't a governor. I can barely make my cats listen to me.
  • It's Nu-cle-ar. It's NOT Nu-cu-lar. The moderator got it right. So did Biden. (This is one of Spiderman's biggest pet peeves and I tired from hearing about it last night)
  • Did she really "give a shout out" to some third graders? Is that appropriate behavior for a political debate?
  • I wished she would have actually answered the questions that were asked of her and not the ones she was coached to answer.
  • She must have said the word "maverick" 10 times. Again....annoying.
  • I think it's condescending to women that
    a. they think that women will vote for her ONLY because she's a woman
    b. this is the best female republican that they could come up with?
  • It made me cringe every time she winked at the camera.
  • The fact that she is supposed to be a role model for women when she blatantly uses her sexuality and "cuteness" instead of her brain. She is not Shirley Temple nor are her gimmicks "cute".
  • It pisses me off that she is sullying the name of Sarah. The rest of us totally Rock!
I'm sure Biden was thinking that she was making him look REALLY awesome. In fact, I'm not convinced that she isn't a little bit retarded. I think my IQ dropped a little bit just watching her.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Grumpy and Sleep Deprived

I now have to post from my old "home" computer, otherwise known as the slowest computer in the history of the world. And I have to sit in my office where I can't watch TV or anything. I hate it. They were able to fix the motherboard on my laptop, but stripped a screw while doing it so they have to come back to fix that.....and I need a new keyboard...which will be another visit. Unless I don't want to ever actually type anything. Oh, and the Dell guy won't come after 3pm. I told him that I work till 3pm mon-fri and Spiderman works till 5. You'd think they'd be a little more accommodating since, like, ALMOST EVERYONE has a 9-5 job. They don't have any sort of evening hours? WTF?!?
Sorry if this post is a little grumpy. I'm also sleep deprived. I had to have an EEG performed this morning as I've been having some strange visual disturbances in addition to the migraines that I already suffer from. After mentioning it to my Dr, he thinks it's a possibility that they could be small seizures and wanted to check. That's all fine and dandy....check away....except that there were stipulations when I called to schedule the appointment. I had to come with clean hair (not an issue), couldn't have caffeine or chocolate beforehand (there goes my candy breakfast) and here's the kicker, I could only sleep from midnight to 4am. They wanted me to fall asleep. Midnight to 4am? 4 hours of sleep? They let prisoners of war sleep longer than that! Sleep deprivation is a form or torture you know. Plus I wasn't thinking when I made the appointment and I had all 4 of the students. Needless to say, I was not overly pleasant today. I thought it best that they did a lot of "independent study".
I feel like I can hardly think anymore.
I think I'm going to take a nap.