Archive for December, 2011

Christmas Sickness

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 | Health, Personal with 5 Comments

So my boss was ill on Monday and could not get anyone to cover for him in clinic. I was with him all day Monday. I caught his illness :/ It started coming on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and by Wednesday night I thought I had been run over by a truck. I’m spewing brown phlegm now so hopefully this means it is going away. Just wish the coughing would stop because I feel like I have to pee every time I cough now. Nothing like being sick over the holidays *not*

I’m not sure the weather is helping any either since we have been having high 70s. Yesterday was actually 79. I had the back door open all day long. I opened the back door up this morning too when the dogs wanted out again around 9 AM. It’s still open and I don’t fore see it closing until it gets dark either. I’m staying housebound again today as I still feel like crap although I really want some orange juice so I may run out one time to pick some of that up as well as milk.

Hope you guys don’t get sick over the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

Meet Me on Monday #62

Monday, December 19th, 2011 | Personal with 4 Comments

I found this meme on another blog and tracked it back to the originator. There are some interesting questions and a great way to know me a little more. You can check it out at Meet Me on Monday Meme. Here goes…

Christmas Edition:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Both because some things just cannot be put in a gift bag.

2. Real or artificial tree?
Real – love the smell of them.

3. When do you put your tree up?
I do not put any trees up as I do not decorate my place.

4. When do you take your tree down?
Reread #3

5. Do you like eggnog?

6. Do you have a nativity scene?

7. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Elf. So far I have watched it at least 10 times.

8. Favorite Christmas cookie?
Anything chocolate.

9. Where will you eat Christmas dinner?
At my house and it will most likely be a sandwich or some leftovers.

10. Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?
Star and angel if I remember correctly growing up.

11. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Everybodies so darn chipper especially in the mornings (not a morning person).

12. Do you like Fruitcake?
Not particularly.

13. What are you most excited about the holidays?
Well, initially I was excited to be going to the Bahamas for Christmas but that got kabashed.

14. Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
Used to be Christmas morning, however I open them when I get them now.

15. Will you still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
No, I will have all my shopping done.

Old Things

Saturday, December 17th, 2011 | Personal with 2 Comments

So this weekend I FINALLY did my Christmas shopping. As a matter of fact, most of it last night because I’m that slack.

I ordered one gift online last week which got shipped to a coworker yesterday while she was on her way to Georgia for her nephews graduation from Georgia Tech so I picked it up on my way home so no one would steal it.

Last night I hit up Wal-Mart for a gift card because that is what my coworker wanted for Christmas (I asked her). I don’t like guessing at things. Usually I get her a Kohl’s gift card.

My other coworker I usually get gift cards or if Avon puts out a special Christmas Barbie I will purchase one of those because she has been collecting them since she was a little girl and has amassed quite a collection which is insured there are so many and quite expensive now due to some of them being so old and in perfect condition. Anywho, I happened upon the B&N website and lo and behold they were offering a Christmas Barbie so I immediately bought it for her and it will be shipped this week.

Two of the physicians I usually buy wine for unless I can find some good Giants garb for one of them which I never scouted this year so they both get a bottle of wine.

Our nurse in the clinic I bought an O’Charley’s gift card from me and a coworker.

Now my boss is always difficult to figure out. He LOVES any electronic essentially. More gadgety more the better. I was unsure what to get him aside from the usual $10 iTunes gift card because he has everything Apple. Upon researching Hoth Cocoa which had Chewbacca I ended up on and found a cool iPad joystick so I bought that for my boss and will have to tell him NOT to use the gift card until he gets the package.

Anywhoo, what does all this have to do with the picture of my teeth? I went digging in my closet for the umpteen amount of Christmas cards I have to put the gift cards in and a scarf i’ve been missing and wanted to wear. So unpacking box after box I found an impression of my teeth that was done immediately after I got my braces off back when I was 16/17 years old. The top still look the exact same way but the bottom one does not. One of the teeth have turned inward a bit because I stopped wearing the night guards a LONG time ago. Probably almost immediately after I got the braces off because I didn’t care. Still don’t either. I found some of my old cross stitch stuff I had done. I also found the scarf *bonus*

Y’all have a Happy Holidays!

Sprint 3-Day Sale

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 | General with 1 Comment

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Knowing how expensive smartphones are I'd being jumping on that bad boy now if you are in the market for an Android phone. Everybody is wanting the bigger screen and definitely the 4G service. I actually saw someone on twitter the other day complaining they were not receiving the 4G speeds on a non Android phone and found it quite funny because I was receiving it on my phone and we use the same provider. The screens on these phones are really crisp is how I can describe it. Technology has come a long way and you'd swear it wasn't a phone you were looking at sometimes. The choice is a full touch screen or with the Shift a slide out keyboard along with the touchscreen. Get to your nearest Sprint store fast before the deal is gone.

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Meet Me on Monday #61

Monday, December 12th, 2011 | Personal with 2 Comments

I found this meme on another blog and tracked it back to the originator. There are some interesting questions and a great way to know me a little more. You can check it out at Meet Me on Monday Meme. Here goes…

1. Tomorrow I’m going to _________?
Work and the gym as per usual.

2. Pudding or Jello?
Pudding, jello is just for jello shots which I need to make.

3. What book are you currently reading?
Now that the semester is over a real book. It is Battle for Atlantis by Bob Mayer, the 5th one in the series.

4. What is the first concert you went to see?
Metallica with a friend.

5. What is your current weather?
50 degrees

Slimming Down

Monday, December 12th, 2011 | General with 2 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slim-Fast for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

About 5-6 years ago I went over to the Weight Management Center here at our campus as they were starting a Slim-Fast study to lose weight. I got accepted and for 2-3 years I was on this study using Slim-Fast shakes and meals bars, meeting with the nurse and dietician at least once a month, and obtaining my coupons for the Slim-Fast product. I also had a regime of exercise that I wrote down in my food intake diary so they could adjust how many calories I needed to go down or up if I was losing too much weight too fast. I ended up losing about 80+ lbs over the course of that time period and now I am in a size 10. The shakes and meal bars are an excellent source of nutrition and most of them taste pretty darn good. I LOVE the Rich Chocolate Royale Slim-Fast shakes as they are the tastiest in my opinion followed by the Creamy Chocolate. I would keep a stash of the shakes in my mini fridge at work as that is what I would drink for breakfast.

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