There was a huge dust storm yesterday. Winds got up to 55 miles per hour. I had to drive through it for about 40-45 minutes to pick Cody up. It was not fun. A haze lay over everything. Fortunately, I survived and now the weather is must calmer and cooler. I heard it will soon get hot too.
Some small photos from my trip. Most of my photos were too dark or had family members in it so I don't want to post them. But here these are!! It was a blast!
Yesterday I got up at 5 am and then we all went to Disney California Adventure!! It's the first time I went to that park. We got there around 11 and spent the whole day. I loved the Cars race ride and the, well I can't remember them all. My top all time favorite was the Aladdin show. It was incredible! I've been told it is way better than the one on Broadway even and I can believe it could be. It's not that big a park really and majority of the rides and shows I wasn't all that interested to see so I probably won't be going back for a long time. I'm glad I went though. I bought two key chains for my souvenir. We took sandwiches and snacks and water which saves a ton of money. The only other thing I bought besides the key chains was a bottle of Coke which costs over 3 dollars. Crazy. The group split up for awhile. Jules brought her friend Katie who actually got her in for free! They park hopped. I would be too tired to try it. I was exhausted as it was. Jes brought his girlfriend who is extremely shy and very, very nice. We got back home around 3:30 this morning. Needless to say, we all slept late. Jules and Katie are leaving tonight for New York to get back to school. It was great seeing them on their Spring Break even if they did head out a lot with plans on the town.
I'll try to post pics soon.
So Betty took me to a professional to get my hair cut for a late Christmas present. My bangs have been widened to cover more of my forehead, and the bottom third of my hair is layered. I really, really like it.
The next day I was sick though and spent the whole time sitting in a chair either reading, sleeping, or watching tv. I couldn't do much more. When I went to bed I found my back behind my right hip was in extreme pain. I pulled a muscle or pinched a nerve. Whenever I bent at the waist it about killed me. I blame the chair. Trying to sit and then stand was gruesome.
Somehow I miraculously made it through work the next day. I so desperately wanted to call in sick but with this job it just means I'd have to make it up later. My boss generously gave me overtime since one of the pages quit. I really didn't want to use that for my regular time. The money is desperately needed. I work tomorrow on Super Bowl Sunday and I won't miss it at all. I also have another extra day next Saturday. Just as long as my hip continues to work and my congestion calms down enough so that I can continue breathing then all is good. :D
- Current Mood: drained
I have had a cold for the past nine days. Congestion and cough, mainly. It's a real pain at work. A couple of times I had to stop what I was doing and make my way to the break room and restroom until I got my coughing under control. I awoke late this morning to a rainstorm. Being fair to myself I did wake at 4:30 am to get medicine and it knocked me out. The rain is nice though especially when I am tucked in bed with tea and a book. My plan this year is to get healthier as in losing some weight about 10-15 pounds and eating a bit better and possibly start exercising regularly. Ironically when I thought of this plan was when I got sick. Of course I won't hold myself to it. If I do the plan then wonderful, and if I don't I won't worry and hold it against myself. I also want to clean out my garage and den. I think I will do this in stages. I already cleaned two separate small areas in my garage. At this rate it will take a full year, but since there's no rush and it's getting done then Yeah me!
I started reading a book called The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J. K. Rowling. It’s a mystery and very, very good. Highly recommend it.
"After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers"
Christmas went well. Mostly quiet and calm. I got an awesome pair of dragon bookends and a lot of sweets. We got a 50" tv in the den. Now when I play Batman: Origins it looks really awesome.
Otherwise everything is the same and I am doing well.
Have a Happy Happy New Year!!
I have been baking a lot of cookies ranging from mini M&M ones to cinnamon bun cookies. I also made strawberry cupcakes that were filled and topped with cream cheese frosting. That was the best one yet. I'm going to make a strawberry roll cake and fudge and cheesecake petit fours. I'm even going to try to make my own eggnog with low-fat vanilla yogurt.
Jesse and Cody were in a church performance with their drama team. They performed in Alamo, NV and at Opportunity Village. I watched them at the Magical Forest and they were excellent. They made me cry with the last act. It was about how Jesus will always be Mary's baby boy even through all his trials.
Btw I did finish NaNo! I got it done one day early. It's a mystery starring two characters from a short story I had written earlier. The new novel is called The Blackstrap Murders. Once I've edited it a bit I will post online somewhere for anyone who wants to read it.
Aarrgh. I am so pissed. I thought I had finished my NaNo story. I am using Open Office and the word count read 51, 078. I was thrilled. So I went to validate and NaNo said I only had 48,794. WTF. I am so tired and I want to cry. It seems that Open Office counts curly quotes or dashes or I don't know what it does. Now I need a little over 1200 more words. The only good is that I have an extra day although I work tomorrow. I was just so ready to be done with this. OMG. My story is finished and I was happy with it and arrgh. What do I do now? Fill it with garbage?