Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Other blogs

My aplogies to Krissy I just realized the link to her blog was missing off my page....I must have accidentally deleted it when i was trying to clean up the links.

Also, be sure to check out The Lazy Chefs!

01/31/07 spending

$5.48 at starbucks
$5.xx at taco bell for lunch
$15 on water bill
$32.30 on my corporate visa for tolls while I was on the way to and in illinois over the holidays
$15 to verizon

01/30/07 spending

$5.68 for lunch
$45 at knutty knitter for the size 2 double pointed needles I was waiting to come in and three skeins of sock yarn (20% off on the needles and 30% off on the yarn).

And I opened up a special savings account to be my "christmas club" account. $100 from every paycheck (I get paid monthly) will get automatically moved into that account..and come Christmas I'll have lots of cash saved for christmas shopping and misc expenses while I'm at home -and anything left over will help pay for vacation in 2008 - mom and I are gonna see if we can swing the panama canal cruise on the disney magic while they move it to the west coast for another summer of mexican rivera crusing.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

New socks!

So I think I posted before about how I discovered this particular knitting needles I love....they are called "brittany" and they are made of birch. I bought some when i was working on all my christmas goodies and noticed I was able to knit a lot longer with these needles than I normally can in one sitting. The next time I was in my yarn store I mentioned it and they told me its because they're relatively soft they feel better in your hands. So....all these needles I've been buying lately are brittany birch needles to convert my entire selection of random needles to one good type of needle.

I decided to pick up and make some socks far I've actually only completed one pair like 2 years ago...and about half of a single sock that I haven't touched in over a year..... But I picked up some great pink/purple supermerino that I bought in Laguna Beach a while back and my size 5 double pointed needles and went to town....and I made a complete pair of socks (albeit ankle socks) in just a little over a week. And they are SOOOOO soft and comfy!!!! Look at my pretty handy work.... I'm so excited to start another pair! I'll have to check out the sock yarn at my local yarn store that's closing and see if there's anything good for a good cheap price!

01/29/07 Spending

$25 to a co-worker for a color me Mine gift card he can't use.
$197 for 4Q estimated local income tax

01/28/07 spending


01/27/07 spending

$24 at Michaels on little holders to hold knitting needles together.

01/26/07 Spending

$19 on Chinese (for lunch and LOTS of leftovers!)

01/25/07 spending

$35 to HOA

01/24/07 spending

$3.45 at Starbucks

01/23/07 spending


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Key Largo my meeting last week.....

As I mentioned in a previous was 48 hours before I got to take a minute to enjoy my view...and it was brief because then we headed out for teambuilding..but I'm getting ahead of myself....

Tuesday night we had 10 minutes to change for the evening and then headed over for those activities.... we had to build a race car out of various fruits and vegatables. We had to use at least a part of every food item on our table - and could only attach them using wooden skewers. Despite the fact that half the team are engineerings - with 3 of us being MECHANICAL engineers...our car sucked. Although in our defense....we actually made something that resembled a car....some of the other items were crazy...not at all car like. It was this evening we learned about the "nosiqutos" as they called them there...because the mosquitos were SOOO tiny you can barely see we had to COVER ourselves in Off..and then were sweaty and stinky the rest of the evening. Dinner was outside that night as well...and let me tell you....I've NEVER been so happy to see a shower as I was when I got back to my room that night.

Wed night was the beginning of our etiqutte@work training. Throughout our dinner that evening we learned all about proper etiquette at a formal business dinner. Meant it took a REALLY long time to eat as we had to learn the proper steps every minute of the meal....but I did pick up a few interesting things. After that I headed to the bar with a group of folks for a few hours.

Thursday the meeting was only half day with team building in the afternoon. I wish I could say this was awesome since it was when we finally got to actually see where we were and enjoy the beauty of our resort. Alas...we were sadly dissapointed. The first thing we had to do was build a boat out of three sheets of cardboard, some plastic sheeting, and duct tape. We had 10 minutes to design, and 30 minutes to build. And then two people had to get in and race the boat around the lagoon. We were THRILLED when the race took off as our boat quickly took a strong lead (while 4 of 7 teams immediately sunk). Then as we were nearing the finish line - one of the fallen teams sabotaged our boat.... We were HEARTBROKEN. And feeling very mean towards that team the remainder of the day - and really had no interest in further competetion at that point. Sadly our afternoon was just beginning. After that we had a volleyball competition, followed by a weird water balloon human slingshot with us as human targets (this one sounded dangerous...but we reported no injuries). Then onto the next event...a kayak relay race where the front passenger needs to collect tennis balls in the lagoon while the back paddles. My partner and I were the 3rd to go on our team...and by the time we got out there we had to go all the way to the far side of the lagoon for balls. A little mishap had us roll..and fall out of our kayak (with the speed of the even no one buckled themselves in). We were unable to get BACK in our we gathered our balls and started swimming back with our kayak in tow. Remember...I said we were ALL THE WAY ON THE FAR END OF THE LAGOON..... I was SOOOOO tired....about halfway back we decided we couldnt' swim the entire way...but we were fairly close to the shore up the beach a we'd swim to there and get out and carry our kayak back to our team. well.....even then...I was so tired from power swimming...when I went to stand up my legs gave out....and I landed right on my left leg where I hurt myself when I fell down the stairs..not pretty.... I was also unable to lift the thank good for my team member picking up the slack (the rest of our team was not able to help us at that point). Luckily the balls all got collected and we didn't have to make a second attempt at this event. After that was tug of war...with no and ripped up hands...AND...when our team went down...I fell and landed on the OTHER leg where I hurt myself when I fell down the stairs. Oh...and the man made beach where all this was happening was NOT soft to walk on at all...and most of us had left our shoes back where the boat building event had occured...and the sand was softer.... So everyone feet were dying from the rough sand by the end. you know why i was too tired to blog on Friday!!!!!!!!

Anyway, after showering and getting all the sand out of my wet clothes from teambuilding (since they had to be packed that night) we had a tropical themed dinner on the beach. This was probably the NICEST thing we had cooled off....the bugs weren't out...and we just had some good drinks...some great food...and good fun.

Friday was morning meetings and then traveling all afternoon to get home.

And that was my trip to Key Largo in a nutshell. I'm wishing we'd just gone someplace colder like last year (in Baltimore) so we wouldn't have been sad to miss out on enjoying the locale where the meeting was.

01/22/07 Spending

$333.91 on my HELOC

01/21/07 Spending

$5.29 at Taco Bell
$86.34 on Groceries at Target

01/20/07 Spending

$89.98 on knitting needles - my local yarn store is going out of business...and I'd decided its time to replace all my old random knitting needles with the birch needles I love from brittany. The going out of business sale meant they were 20% I bought every size of straight needles they had that I did not already have, and 2 sets of 2 sizes of double pointed needles. They're also calling me when the third size of double pointeds I want come in.

$87.96 on cat food (its special food and will probably get me through 3 months)

$12.16 on Breakfast at bob evans

01/19/07 Spending

$21.88 on Itunes

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm too tired to write about my week so far.....

You'll understand why when I do get around to posting...but here's the view from my balcony...its a crime that the first time I got to see it in the daylight was today though!!!!

01/17/07 and 01/18/07 spending

still nothing!!! gotta love expense books!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Key Largo

So our meeting started in Key Largo today. I left Hburg on a 6am flight....we got to Atlanta okay...but then sat on the tarmack for EVER trying to get takeoff clearance for Miami. Somehow we were only a little late....but by the time we got bags, and our rental was 1pm...the start time of the meeting. And we had a 90 minute drive to the resort. Luckily the HOST of our meeting was also on our flight from they couldn't start without us.

I only had about 2 minutes in my room to change for the meeting while it was light out. Its an AMAZING view. I'm hoping to get a pic was too dark when we got back to change for dinner and teambuilding.

Not liking the BUGS! We had to cover ourselves in bug repellent so the entire group STUNK throughout teambuilding, drinks and dinner.

Anyway....I was up at 3:30am early night for me tonight.

Here's the web page to the resort if you want to check it out: Ocean Reef

01/16/07 Spending


All spending today was expensed! Yeah!!!

Monday, January 15, 2007

01/15/07 Spending

$6.50 on lunch

Performance Review today!!!

So I had my annual review this morning. As was very positive. The only negative thing is that I take things to personally sometimes. Which I know...I tried to take a class this summer on managing emotions and thriving under pressure...but the class ended up NOT really hitting on the high points I't do me any good. Anyway, my boss said he things I've learned everything from this job that I needed to and am ready for my next one (not that I get to take it until next year). We'll start trying to get more specific about my next move and exactly what that job will be in the June / July timeframe.

AND the best news....a nice big fat 6% merit raise. Now....6% may not seem like a lot to some people...but its a VERY healthy raise for my company. In fact...the only time's I've gotten close to it are the 5% raises I got with the last two promotions....the biggest my annual raise has been outside of that is 3%.... Not that I'm whining...if you look at my starting salary and what I get today.....the increase is pretty remarkable.... But...I'm thrilled with the added income from my raise!!!!!! to get ready for my business trip to Key Largo in the morning.

High Heels

I had a GREAT quote yesterday on my 2007 "just the right shoe" calendar.

"High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead." - Christopher Morley

I still think they were invented by a man as a torture device....but maybe that's just me! Somebody asked me recently why girls wore them.....and I was like are you kidding....guys LOVE them. Thats a big factor in why girls wear them. I mean..I'm not super tall....5'5"....but I like a guy to be taller than me...and most of the guys that I meet are in the 5'7" to 5'10" range. So when I wear high puts me at almost the same height.....I'd rather be shorter (its a wanting to be "protected" thing). But guys LOVE the way girls look in heels..and hence..I wear them.

Although sometimes its because my pants are too long and I am too lazy to hem them.......

Sunday, January 14, 2007

I think I need to get drunk more often...... not what you think. I got SMASHED on friday night. Like....I think I drank and entire bottle of wine by myself, and at one point I was chugging vodka...and oh yeah.....I didn't eat dinner!

It occured to me as I was trying to recover from my crazy night that I hadn't been drunk since like last I'm thinking I need to get a little drunk more often...and not get CRAZY drunk occasionally!!!!!

I won't get into the details of my night....lets just say....I needed a drink....or 6 .... and had them. And at least I was in good girls were all pretty drunk too!

01/14/07 Spending

$3.05 for bagel and hot chocolate at panera

Saturday, January 13, 2007

01/13/07 Spending

$6 at McD's for a hangover curing breakfast

Friday, January 12, 2007

01/12/07 Spending

$13 on lunch (way more than I was expecting...I paid $6.50 for egg salad wrap and water at one stand at the farmers market...and then went over to another place for some tomato and mozzerella salad....and I saw the sign said $7 a pound....but I just ordered the smallest container..a half pint...and it was over $6!!!!!!)
$14 on veggie tray for party

01/11/07 Spending

$8.50 on lunch
$42 Quarterly Sewer bill

Thursday, January 11, 2007

For all the lovely ladies in the house....

Actually....this advertises fun for BOTH men and women.

If you are just dying for that one extra accessory for your ipod....perhaps this is the one for you!

iBuzz ( may not want to access this page while at work!)

They make EVERYTHING for the ipod these days don't they???

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

40 Questions

1. Have you ever been searched by the cops?

2. Do you close your eyes on roller coasters?
Yeah...but its mostly because I'm afraid of losing my contacts, and a little because I'm scared

3. When's the last time you've been sledding?
HEHE..Senior Year of college. We had this crazy big we went to the sledding hill by campus.....and we didn't have we used these crazy big cardboard boxes we found.

4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
With someone else.....but I have to settle for the cats for now. And my teddy bear.

5. Do you believe in ghosts?
Definitely....the ghosts of my old dogs used to torture Chloe I'm convinced. There was this place in the house they always used to lay before they died. When we got Chloe she'd always stare at that place and sometimes she'd go NUTS barking at it. I'm convinced its because she saw Molly and Pepper.

6. Do you consider yourself creative?
Not really

7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife?
I kinda do....

8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?

9. Do you stay friends with your exes?
Nope, but I really wish I talked to my ex from college....we keep in touch via Christmas card now....but I really miss our friendship....which we had before anything else.

10. Do you know how to play poker?
Yup...but I get my ass beat when playing with the girls.....but last time I played with all my guy coworkers at a meeting in Seattle I cleaned up big time!!!!

11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?

12. What's your favorite commercial?
Not into commercials thanks to my tivo

13. What are you allergic to?
Eurethrimicin (I'm sure its totally spelled wrong....but when I say it they know what I mean).

14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around do you run red lights?

15. Have you ever had a Choco Taco?

16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?
Chicago Cubs!!!!

17. Have you ever been Ice Skating?
Yes. But not since freshman year of college

18. How often do you remember your dreams?
Goes in stages...right now....some are vividly stuck in memory.

19. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
At work last week.....we just remodeled the office....and becaue of where the heat/ac stuff is we have a small aisle between our cubes and the our cubes are cut out so we can see the windows...but to adjust the blinds you have to walk around down the little aisle. Just that morning the guy next to me was complaining that people were going to try and scare each that afternoon when I needed to close the blinds.....I noticed he was standing up adjusting something in his cabinets and jumped out with a big "BOOO"...he jumped so high!!!!!!!!!! I was laughing so hard I had serious tears down my cheeks!

20. Can you name 5 songs by The Beatles?
Love, I think we're alone now, One, Sg Peppers Lonely Hearts Club, Help

21. What's the one thing on your mind now?
Its a person...that's all I'm saying....

22. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe in chemistry at first sight...and that you can fall in love very quickly....but not love at first sight. How can you be in love without having a conversation?

23. Do you put salt on a turkey dinner?
I only put salt on eggs, tomatoes, and pasta ( the pasta water). Oh..and french fries!!!!

24. Do you always wear your seat belt?

25. What cell service do you use?
Cingular! I'm so getting the iphone when I have enough money!

26. Do you like sushi?
Yes, if its without seafood

27. Have you ever narrowly avoided a fatal accident?
Yes....somehow my accident down the stairs didn't result in anything like my neck or back broken...I had so many people tell me afterwards about people they knew that broke their neck falling down stairs.

28. What do you wear to bed?

29. Been caught stealing?

30. Do you pee in the pool?
No, but in the ocean.

31. Do you truly hate anyone?
No, but strongly dislike.

32. Bluegrass or Rap?
Rap I guess

33. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?
Too hard to pick just one!!!!!

34. Skim, 1%, 2%, or whole?

35. What food do you find disgusting?
Anything that lives in the water

36. Windows or Macintosh?

37. Did you ever play, "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours"
No...which is weird because my primary playmate my entire childhood was a guy

38. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back?
Yes, but seriously...who hasn't?

39. Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew?
Don't know.....

40. Have you ever sung infront of the mirror?
Oh yeah....lots during jr high and high school. And of course while my roomy in college and I would blast Alannis while getting ready for a night on the town.

01/10/07 Spending

$3.80 at Starbucks
Bought a fabulous "Barefoot Dreams" robe at Nordy's....but I had a $171 credit from returning some uggs that didn't fit and they didn't have the other uggs I I got the robe and still have a $37 credit left!!!!!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

01/09/07 Spending

$.17 at Panera (hehehe...I had a $5 gift card and breakfast was $ it was only $.17!!!)

01/08/07 Spending

$8.50 for lunch
$100 for Roxio Toast 8 (yeah tivo2go!)

Monday, January 08, 2007

Tivo2Go for Mac OSX!!!!!

Now...those of you that know me know that I LOVE my tivo! And several of you know how much I love my mac. But I've been seriously dissapointed this past year that I could not use the famed Tivo2Go program to transfer stuff from my tivo to my mac - like I could with my laptop. Which I didn't even KNOW when I got my mac.....and when I got my new tivo's last February I intentially didn't order the ones with the built in DVD burner because I figured the new Imac had a DVD burner and I could just Tivo2Go and burn from there. And I was SOOOO upset when I learned I could not do it. And tivo's web site has just said "its coming" for ever. I got excited when I found out a beta version of it was shown at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show...but all of 2006 passed with no Tivo2Go for Mac.

Fast forward to today, and Macworld starting. And I get an email from Roxio, that the new Toast 8 Titantium contains Tivo2Go for Mac OSX!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm downloading my very first tivo recording as we speak...and this means I'll be able to transfer stuff from my Tivo's to my IPOD to watch on the road. I'm so excited right now!!!!!!

What a weekend!!!

So on Saturday it was 70 degrees out!!!!!! It was amazing! I had plans to go to the driving range, but decided to take a look at the Coach outlet in Hershey first. I'd read online that some of the "legacy" collection in the whiskey color (now discontinued) would soon be hitting the outlets and had a credit I needed to I tossed the golf clubs in the truck, rolled down all the windows..and off to Hershey I went!

Overall I wasn't impressed by the offerings this trip...but I did luck out and find the vintage flight back from back in 2004 in the blue (I have a demi in the bronze that was part of this collection too). It was marked down to $103 and I had a $45 credit from some gloves I returned after it was a steal!!!!

Then I headed off to the driving range to meet my friend Nik. It was so amazing outside! And Nik and I hadn't talked in we got a large bucket each and spent an hour or so swinging and just having girl talk. And a nice ego boost....she said I looked great and that I was losing weight (I really hope so!)Then we decided a lunch place with adult beverages was a we headed off to Damons for a mid afternoon lunch. When I got home I started doing some stuff around the house....straightening up and paint touch ups. I've had several spots downstairs that have been SERIOUSLY in need of touch up...pretty much from the beginning. So I finally dragged out my downstairs paint....made my touch ups..and then moved some of the remaining paint into my nifty touch up bottles. If you haven't seen these....get one! They make it so easy to do touch ups. I have one for every paint in my house.

Sunday was a FULL day of productivity. I was up by 8am thanks to the kitties. Started off the morning with my walk around the neighborhood. Then after checking out the Sunday Target ad I headed off to stock up on some workout wear that was on sale for the week and some food for dinner this week.

I got back home and went STRAIGHT up stairs where I began with installing a new showerhead that I've had sitting around my house for a good 3 months now. Then I moved on to cleaning out my closet and drawers. Did some reorganization of my clothing..and a few furniture pieces. Did some cleaning out and organizing of my bathroom - got rid of various cosmetics and things that don't get used (need to do this with my linen closet too!). And I think most exciting...I cleaned out my glass doored cabinet so I can get some of my shoes out on display...the only ones not packed away right now are the one from Bev for my birthday and the one from mom for Christmas. I'm thinking tomorrow night I'll dig the rest of them out and unpack them. Anyway, I also did a MOUNTAIN of laundry...all my clothes, towels, and like 20 differet items of dry cleaning (god I love dryel). The only thing I didn't get to yesterday was the sheets because by the time a friend called last night I was beat!!! So...spent a while on the phone and then I headed downstairs to make dinner and work on my sweater for the rest of the night.

A nice, productive, enjoyable weekend for Shelley!!! Yeah!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

01/07/07 Spending

$148 at Target on assorted clearanced workout clothing, foods
$43.26 on shampoo and conditoner at salon (great web site for discounted professional hair products!)

Saturday, January 06, 2007

01/06/07 Spending

$65 on new purse at the coach outlet (thanks to a credit from mom!!!)
$7 on a bucket of balls at the driving range

Friday, January 05, 2007

Where Does your Inner Californian Belong?

Orange County

You're rich, pretty, and living a charmed life. (Or you seriously wish you were.)
From Disneyland to Laguna Beach, you're all about living the California dream life.
Just make sure to marry rich - so you don't have to work for it!

01/05/07 Spending

$9 on lunch at El Rodeo

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Are you in a relationship?
No, but as I get closer to 30 I'm thinking about it a LOT more.....

2. Do you hate more then 3 ppl?
I hate to say I HATE people...but I definitely have an extreme dislike for more than 3 people.

3. How many houses have you lived in?
Hm...actual houses....the one I was born in, the two I grew up in, the one I lived in Senior year of college, and the one I own now....5 houses. I've also lived in 4 different apartments, and a dorm.

4. What is your favorite candy?
Hershey's Milk Chocolate

5. What are your favorite shoes?
My black python and microsuede Coach pumps

6. Have you ever tripped someone?

7. Favorite summer trip this year?
the only non-work trip was to LA for a I guess that one!!!

8. Have you ever been in love?

9. Do you own a Britney Spears CD?
Not a physical CD...but several songs from ITunes

10. Have you ever thrown up in public?
Oh yeah...on my 21st birthday I threw up outside the bar we were at...and then all along main street from downtown Peoria back to my house .... I was laying on people's laps in the backseat of the car with them holding me and the door slightly open (so I'm told)

11. Name someone that's ALWAYS on your mind.
You mean right now??? I plead the 5th!!!

12. What is your favorite music genre?
Anything but country

13. What is your sign?

14. What time were you born?
2:25am November 16, 1977

15. Do you like beer?
Not my FIRST choice of beverage...but its good occasionally....particularly if its Blue Moon

16. Have you ever made a prank call?
As a kid...but drunk calls are more fun.

17. What is the most embarrassing CD you own?
Lots I'm sure...

18. Are you sarcastic?

19. What is your favorite color?

20. How many watches do you own?
My working Coach one and lots of broken Little Mermaid ones....I really should get those fixed.

21. Summer or Winter?
Spring..when all the flowers start to bloom again!

22. Spring or fall?
See 21

23. What is your favorite color to wear?

24. Pepsi or Sprite?

25. What color is your cell phone?

26. Where's your second home?
Mom's...too bad I don't have a bed there....

27. Have you ever slapped someone?
Not that I can recall....

28. Have you ever had a cavity?
When I was little..not for al ong time.

29. How many lamps are in your bedroom?
2 plus the overhead fan light

30. How many video games do you own?
Do the 5 on my ipod count??? Tempted to check out the Wii though..

31. What was your first pet?
The first pet I remember was Alex..a chocolate lab that was only with me for a short while....

32. Have you ever had braces?

33. Do looks matter?
Of course looks matter, silly

34. Do you use Chapstick?
I'm to keep those lips kissable for random makeout sessions in bars.

35. Have you ever loved two people at the same time?
Not in the way this question probably means...but yes...part of my still loves both my past loves....I don't think that changes....

36. American Eagle or Abercrombie?
Apparently this survey is mean for teenagers....Ann Taylor Loft for me!

37. Are you too forgiving?
no, I hold grudges

38. How many children do you want?
Hmmm.....I think I have to decide if I WANT children first. But if I had them I'd hope for one of each.

39. Do you own something from Hot Topic?
I don't think they have stuff in my size????

40. What's your favorite breakfast?
Hotcakes and Sausage at McD's

41. Do you own a gun?

42. What was the last thing you ate?
A chicken fajita wrap at Roly Poly

43. When was the last time you cried?
last week when I saw Pursuit of Happyness

44. What did you do 2 nights ago?
Left work very late and then spent most of the night on the phone and went to sleep.

45. When was the last time u went to olive garden?
When my mom was here in May? i'm not really a fan.

46. Have you ever called your teacher mom?

47. Have you ever called a friend’s mother mom?

48. What are your nicknames?
Shelbell, #1 (by dad...I'm the oldest)

49. Do you know anyone named Bertha?

50. Have you ever been to Kentucky?
I've driven THROUGH it

51. Do you own something from Banana Republic?
A few sweaters

52. Are you thinking about somebody right now?

53. Have you ever called someone Boo?

54. Do you smoke?

55. Do you own a diamond ring?

56. Are you happy with your life right now?
For the most part

57. Do you dye your hair?

58. Do you drink alcohol?
Yeah, too much when working, not enough outside work!

59. Who's your best friend(s)?
Michelle and Mandy

60. What were you doing May of 1994?
I was a jr in high school, student directing South Pacific the annual musical, meeting my baby sister for the first time, and attending my first prom.

61. Do you own a Backstreet Boys CD?

62. McDonald's or Wendy's?
McD's...even after working there.

63. Do you like yourself?
Yeah, most of the time

64. Are you closer to your mother or father?

65. Favorite feature(s) of the opposite sex?
Good teeth definitely! Also BUTT!

66. Are you afraid of the dark?
No...but I am afraid of not being able to SEE

67. Have you ever eaten paste?

68. Do you have a webcam?
Techincally yes...but its rarely used

69. Do you enjoy sex? long do you have to go without to be a virgin again???? Better get on that one!!!

70. What are you looking forward to the most this week?
The weekend!!!

01/04/07 Spending

$6 on lunch at Roly Poly
$25 at Color Me Mine
$4 on milk and a powerball ticket

I love having a Garage!

Especially one that my CAR fits in!!!!!

I've started this new thing where I go for a brisk walk in the morning wearing my MBT shoes and carrying some small weights. Believe it or not, I'm up and walking around 6:30am - and try to walk for a half hour. So I've noticed the last few chilly mornings all the frosted over cars, people coming out to start their cars so they'll defrost, and people scraping. And the whole time I've been SOOO thankful for my garage.

I mean - when I left the house to head to work at 8am - it was 32degrees out. So imagine it was at least a few degrees colder at 6:30am. And I've NEVER had a garage to park a car in I used to be one of those people that was standing outside scraping...or starting the car 20 minutes early so it would defrost and warm up on its own WITHOUT me having to do the scraping. And even last winter I didn't get to take advantage of my garage...because there was so much stuff EVERYWHERE inside that my car didn't fit! But not anymore....and I'm in love with my garage!

Now if only I can move up to a house with a TWO car garage so that I can park inside AND have plenty of storage space. And maybe a smaller car so I can fit it without having to touch the storage boxes in front of the garage (I've already had one accident with that that left some lovely marks on my hood thanks to 4 storage containers coming down on the car!).

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

01/03/07 Spending

$2.00 on bagel and apple juice for breakfast
$73.02 electric bill (how can it be that high when I wasn't HOME for 2 weeks of the cycle?????)
$30 to Michelle for retirement present for an old co-worker
$99.95 to Apple to renew .mac subscription for 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

01/02/07 Spending

$8.14 on lunch at Panera
$1.10 on pop and a snack at the office
$911.56 on mortgage (reduced for this month and next due to overfunding of my escrow account - hopefully they figured THAT right so I don't have to PAY extra later!)

Monday, January 01, 2007

How well do you know YOUR 80s music?

You Scored 50% Correct

You are a solid child of the 80s
You'd never confuse Tiffany from Debbie
And while you may not know Prince's first #1 hit
You know every word to Little Red Corvette

01/01/07 Spending

$2 at Panera for hot chocolate and donation of change (yeah for my free egg souffle coupon!)
$100 at Target on asssorted necessities (again yeah coupons! I actually got a target mailing that like HALF the coupons were stuff I needed. I saved $10!).
$54.65 on groceries
$400 to credit card
$50 to Waste Management
$20 for Water bill
$14.92 for phone bill
$58.82 for cell phone bill

Wow...between that stuff, my mortgage payments for this month and school...I don't have a ton left. Why did they change my tax on the company car to hitting December paycheck? Better yet...why can't they spread it out over every month??? I took a pretty big hit again this year...and I didn't even think I drove that much.....DAMN...forgot...I'll have to pay for the miles to go home over the holidays....OOH...except I won't process that expense book til I can use THAT paycheck to pay for those!

Happy New Year!!!!

Welcome to 2007 everyone! Hope you all had fun and safe evenings and a healthy and happy new year!