Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm supposed to be sleeping now...

I'm tired but excited! I don't have to work tomorrow and I'm never off on a Tuesday. I traded days with a co-worker who was moving on my off day (Friday). I get to see Penny tomorrow night as she took it off for her holiday this week. I am so glad I get to spend time with my spouse before Christmas.
On a lighter note I got to go to the movies with R last week. We saw Burlesque and both loved it. She also surprised me with a sweet Christmas gift. I now own some MAC eyeshadow and I LOVE IT!!! She picked out some GREAT colors for me. I can't wait until I see her again so she can see what a great job she did!
I hope she likes her present as much, I didn't have it all ready when I saw her so I shipped it off. I'm pretty sure she'll love it though.
Penny got some new pj's this week. She needed some winter ones. Did I mention how far we've come this year?

I know I won't have time to post again before Christmas so I just want you all to know that I hope you have the happiest of holidays!

Big hugs from me!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thanks out there!

I just want to thank some other bloggers for their kind words lately. Thanks Petra! I love reading your own blog. Your phrasing makes for lovely reading as well as I am jealous of the hoisery and legs that you sport! And thanks so much to T-Central for asking me to guest-post. I think you do some great work! Thanks also to everyone who stops by. The first reason I blog is to get my thoughts down so I can reflect on them. The second is to let everyone (and this is the WWW so I do mean everyone) know what I am thinking/ feeling regardless if it is good or bad. Thanks for climbing aboard my mood swing roller coaster! Thank you Penny. For being the true love of my life who is always loving and supporting.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

December comes, another semester ends...

So as you may not know I take a class or two per semester (work will pay for one and we pick up the cost of another one if it looks like the work schedule will permit) to further my education and work towards certification as a Certified Veterinary Technician (animal nurse for my overseas friends... and because I like it better).
I began about 3 1/2 years ago as a receptionist in the animal hospital where I currently work and began in April working in the kennel which gives me lots more "hands-on" experience with our patients. This also means I spend large amounts of time cleaning, picking up poop, bathing, cleaning, washing clothes, cleaning, washing dishes, cleaning and running back and forth with animals on a leash/in a carrier.
This does not make for a good housekeeper at home. Penny is a jewel. She is so understanding and more than willing to pitch in to do my share of housework when I am studying or when I have had a particularly bad day at work.
I couldn't do it without her. I wouldn't want to.

These were my New Year's Resolutions for 2010:

1. Keep my dedicated time with P.
2. Continue to be creative.
3. Explore Digital Creativeness.
4. Study More
5. Exercise my physical body a minimum of three times per week.

The first two I nailed.
The last three, well I have done a few digital projects this year, but haven't given as much as needed to the study time and halfway through the year or when it got really hot I gave up on the exercise. I have started the exercise back in earnest and with my new workout partner I think it'll go ok from here on out. Penny has not been participating in the resolution ritual so I've kind of been doing this on my own. I have to say I'm rather proud at all I've done this year.

I'm really happy that we keep our time dedicated to one another. I know for a fact it's what keeps our marriage so good! Occasionally we don't get as much time as we really need, and you can tell that we need to be around one another. Our work schedules are actually day and night from one another so our friends and family know when I say I am spending the day with my spouse, I probably won't answer the phone or call you back, I'm busy and it's important. The people at work always make jokes that they know what we're up to on Fridays, but they don't know ALL we're up to as no one has made any hilarious jokes about dresses and heels.

I broke our agreement about Christmas gifts. I didn't mean to, but Penny did mention just a small something that she'd like to have and so I got it for her. I told her today that I got her a very small something. I know she thinks she has to go out and get something, but she doesn't (yes, I'm so evil I did hint at some things anyway). We got a mutual household present this year, a new tv, our old one died. We think it makes everything look so much prettier. LOL, it's our first "skinny" tv.

I'm rambling now because it's late and I just got home from a scrapbook crop. I just don't want to lay down and sleep. I had the nicest day with Penny and then some good creative time with silly ladies all playing with paper. I finished my Christmas Cards and addressed all the envelopes. They will go in the mail tomorrow. I love my homemade Christmas Cards.

I also made some pointsettia pins to wear and share:

Ok, I'm stopping now.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The thing about Glee...

Ok, so this is gonna be about a tv show. (Really) Do you watch Glee? Penny hates all the processing that goes on with the vocals and I don't really like that part either. There weren't enough people interested in having a glee club when I was in school, so we didn't. We had a HUGE drama club and really only performed musicals so that was our compromise.
Anyway last week's episode of Glee really, really touched my heart. It's called Furt and I dare you to watch it and not cry. I have watched the show since it's beginning, and so I do know all the deets about their character stories, but you don't need any of that to enjoy this show. It's all about total acceptance and the end of the show makes me sob like an idiot. To see people the age of the Glee cast open up and totally accept Kurt (he's gay, not a crossdresser but still). And to see his father treat him so well. It was really touching. The episode is available on Hulu. Seriously, take 25 minutes of your life, watch it and if you don't think it was worth it just to see all that acceptance thrown around and then think about how popular this show is and how all that acceptance just oozed into households all over that may have never even considered this themselves.
It really humbles me to think of it.
What about you?