Mindy Memories

Saturday, January 19, 2008

All About Me

I stole thus from Suzemo's blog. Answer the questions and type your answer into Google images search. Post a photo from the FIRST results page. (this can be tough!!)

Age you will be on your next birthday?


Place you would like to visit?


One of your favorite places


Your favorite object?


Your favorite food?


Your favorite animal?


Your favorite color?


Name of a past pet?


Where you live?


1st grade teacher’s last name?


Middle Name?


A bad habit of yours?


Favorite flower?


Favorite Holiday?


Friday, January 18, 2008

Too tired to sleep

I'm sure you've all been there. You're absolutely exhausted and your body and mind hurt and you just want to sleep, but you lie there wide awake. So, I decided to get on my blog and get things off my chest.

In the past month, maybe a little more:

--I had the foot problem and tendonitis in the left foot and wrist. They are better, but still wearing the braces because they aren't great.

--Had a back problem that lasted most of last week and made me lose 3.5 days of work. I sometimes get sciatica and all I can do is take muscle relaxers and pain meds and do nothing but lie around for a few days. Sitting is awful. Luckily it was pretty much over in a week and I had enough sick time to cover it.

--Earlier this week broke a tooth that had a crown on it. Luckily, the tooth seems to be dead so it doesn't hurt. Made an appointment to see dentist this morning, but had to cancel because...

--I cut my middle finger on right hand opening the #$!@$%@ can of cat food and had to go to the ER to get a few stitches and a tetanus shot.

I keep telling myself that I'm getting all my injuries for the year out of the way now, but that cat food thing this morning really ticked me off. I haven't been to the ER in over 20 years, and to go for something that stupid is irritating, but I'm also laughing because this whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. So that whole ER thing first thing this morning really tired me out. I went to work and was somewhat productive and then came home.

Another thing that has been bothering me is what feels like the break-up of one of my favorite stitching boards. Apparently, there was a disagreement between admins and there are now two boards. There's no us vs. them or anything like that, and both boards seem very keen on keeping it that way. I'm not sure what happened, and I like most of the people on that original board very much. I think many of us will be going back and forth between boards for a while, but realistically people will probably gravitate more toward one than the other. I was afraid that this would happen when we had admin problems a few months back, although that was a completely different issue. Oh well. Just gotta get used to the idea that things just don't stay the same forever; people come and people go. I'm going to do my best to visit both because I like people at both boards. I'm surprised I'm as bothered by it as I am, but I guess I always felt that board to be a safe haven and that somehow that safe haven has been violated. Keep in mind I'm very tired and irritated about other things, so I'm probably a little over emotional.

Now, hopefully I can go to sleep. :)

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Thank you, Carson Kressley!

So I just watched two episodes of Carson's Look Good Naked and have such emotions about it. I was crying along with the women when they looked in the mirror and realized how beautiful they really are, even though they aren't perfect. It was very interesting to see how many extra inches they added on to their weigh due to their own misconceptions of what they really look like. As someone who has battled my weight all my life, I really can empathize with them. It's so refreshing to see somebody help women see how beautiful they are, rather than tell them what parts of their bodies they need to change to be beautiful. Of course, there are still lots of people who think you aren't beautiful unless you have a flat stomach, but screw 'em, lol.

As I've mentioned in the past, I no longer diet. Since making that decision, I lost about 10 pounds and have pretty much stayed in that range, give or take a pound here and there. I'm going to get back into some sort of exercise regimen next week, possibly over the weekend. It's nothing huge, just getting in 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week. This is in addition to my walking I do to and from work. There really is no reason for me not to get in 30 minutes on an almost daily basis -- except this past week. I wanted to start this past Monday, but I woke up with a bad back and was actually at home mostly sleeping from Monday through Thursday due to the sciatica problem and the muscle relaxers they gave me to help. It did help, though, and I went to work today and can once again sit without too many problems. So, I don't want to push it yet, but early next week should be fine.

So, thanks Carson! Between this show and What Not to Wear, I've really started to gain confidence regarding how I present myself.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Stitching progress

Below is the progress I made on Angel of the New Dawn and Ribbon Topiary. Angel of the New Dawn is one of my 2008 finish goals, Ribbon Topiary is one of my Guilt-Free January starts. I may also finish it in January, we'll see. The original is in pink, but I'm stitching it in teal.

This weekend I started another Guilt-Free January project, Mermaids of the Deep Blue. I'll post some progress after I get some more done today. I should have the hair head and arms done on one mermaid by then.




Good grief, what a loud mouth

The couple across the hall started arguing last night and are STILL arguing at 5:23AM. I guess they slept or one worked in the meantime, but when Tim got home he could hear them and he left to go to work a little while ago and it had escalated. I understand arguing, Tim and I aren't perfect and have our moments. I just don't get it when people are this loud and just don't care about anyone else hearing all their personal stuff. She has such a loud mouth that it sounds like it's going on right outside my door. He gets loud sometimes, but most of the time I really don't hear him.

They do argue from time to time, but not usually like this. That thing on New Year's seemed to be more about the other couple that was there than about them. I guess I'm just getting old and like my peace and quiet.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

ARGH! Had to call cops twice tonight

I haven't been to bed yet, partly because I didn't go to bed until about 2:30 or so because I was stitching, but mainly because since then I've had to call the cops twice because of the idiots across the hall from me. First, there were two guys arguing in the parking lot, and they were loud. It went on and on so I called because I thought it sounded like they were going to come to blows. I think by the time the police got here they'd stopped and come back inside. Then, about half an hour ago, a big blow-up between two girls and a guy started. I thought it was in the hallway but I guess it was actually in the apartment -- just loud enough that it sounded like it was in the hallway. So, got them out here again and this time they got here in time to talk to them. I think the two arguments were related and it sounded like the one woman was hyperventilating or something.

I don't usually call the cops but I figured better safe than sorry. I know people argue, but this was ridiculous and at one point I heard one of them hitting the other, just ridiculous. There's a difference between an argument and something that sounds like it's going to come to major blows any second and has gone on for many minutes.

At least I don't call them all the time. I felt like a dufus for calling them twice in a night, though. This place has really gone downhill in the time I've been here, which is about nine years. The funny thing is that the people who live across the hall from me tend to think they are better than the rest of us here -- yeah, obviously.

So, Tim will be coming home from work soon and I guess we'll be going to bed at the same time. I was planning on going to bed late, but not this late.

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