Sunday, February 24, 2008

Day 24

Had a fantastic date tonight; went to a hockey game, that that means #66 is COMPLETE!!! Guy is *really* nice. Super nice. No awkward silences... there were silences, but I didn't think they were awkward. We came back here after the game and talked for over 3 hours. Then I got some smooches before he left. (=

1 down, 100 to go!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Day 20

My wonderful mother sent me the book Making Faces by Kevyn Auncion. It's GREAT! There's even a part specificaly designated to the smokey eye look!!!
I have a date on Sunday, to an IceHogs game; number 66 is going to be my first one finished I think!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Day 19

I'm just making this entry so I don't lapse on my "make weekly entries".

Been pretty down since the NIU shootings. I'm glad I wasn't involved more than I had to be.... all those poor families. I just don't have anything profound or insightful to day about it... I just hope it stops happening.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Day 14

Being Valentine-less, I made a wallpaper of Gerard Butler. Yum.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Day 13

Things have been uneventful. I've made progress on drinking water and moisturizing my face, hooray! It's *almost* part of the routine.
NG and I aren't going anywhere. That's pretty much all there is to say about that.
MOMD sent me a horrible homemade valentine's poem; of course it was the sweetest thing I've ever heard, ever ever ever. First I've heard from him in almost 4 months. Granted, I kind of ended it, but with a "call me when you're ready for this" kind of thing. There's not a whole lot of stuff I could never say "no" to, but he's definitly one. It's 3am in the middle of winter and you want to see me... well, come on over. He looked great ... probably gained about 30 pounds, arms and chest are definitly bigger and more defined. Little belly, hehe. First thing I thought when I saw him was "wow, he beefed up". He's says, "Hey, meow" and it was like not a second had passed since I'd seen him.

Anyway, this is turning into 1001 love trysts that interfere with 101 important things, hehe. Thank god no one reads this blog but me :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Day 6

Well, not much is going on. Still trying to drink those 64 ounces a day; seem like I can get through about 75% of it, then I feel bloated and can't drink anymore. But I know I'm getting used to it now... no more overnight potty interruptions! J from KH suggested crystal light... I bought some peach tea and fruit punch mixes.
I attempted the smokey eye look the other day. Ended up with the cheap hooker look instead... guess I'll keep practicing.
Got together with M this weekend. He's a fun guy. I'm wondering if this is going to be a friendly relationship instead of a romantic one. I'd be satisfied with that; we really get along great, have a lot of the same interests. I need more physical attention, though, but I'm waiting to see what develops. I do wish C would get in contact again, I really think we could have a fantastic relationship... but he wants no gf right now, and I'm not about to sit around and wait. I waited for XH to change for over 2 years, and I learned that lesson the hard way.
On the #47 side, I still need to get a scale. The diet from spark is FULL OF CARBOHYDRATES, and I know from the many many many diets I've tried that I need to limit those carbs as much as possible. I'm still reading YOAD.
I applied for several positions this week, all are AWAY from Illinois, which I think is a good thing. Not that I am looking forward to moving, but I know that this isn't where I want to spend the rest of my life. The more I look into these positions, the more I like the idea of being a curriculum design specialist. Teaching pre-service teachers is still what I want to do; professors of education seem to be a dime a dozen and the job market is very competitive. Curricular technologists, on the other hand, are soon going to be in high-demand, and I think now is a good time to get my foot in the door so that after I graduate I have experience *and* that Dr. before my name.
I was thinking yesterday that I need to call Walden and get my stuff together so I can FINISH. I love learning, but I'm tired of being a student, and I'm not quite ABD yet. Lo and behold, one of the academic advisors called me today (thank goodness I answered!) and we got the ball rolling for me to start again on February 25th. I just need to fill out the FASFA. And I only have TWO classes left, not counting the doctoral study intensive: the proseminar on teacher leadership beyond the school, and the qualitative research class. If I really hump it I *might* be able to graduate in December!!!! I'm not going to push it though... take my classes, one at a time, get some advice about my dissertation and how to complete that when I'm not working in a K-12 school, and how moving to a university position, if appointed, is going to affect that.

So, I've plenty on my plate for the next little while. I am so glad I'm starting to feel normal again. I've been sitting on my ass for like a year and a third, if you don't count me working at the schools this fall. I refuse to let myself get into the mindset that I'm not good enough--Jill said (almost a year ago!) that I have "imposter syndrome".... that I'm worried people are going to discover that I don't really know what I'm doing or talking about, that I'm a fraud, etc. However, I *do* know what I'm doing--I'm an expert in my field and highly employable. I even wrote it on my bathroom mirror to remind myself :) Keeping that positive outlook is a definite MUST DO, especially if I'm going to complete these 101 things.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Day 1

Day 1

I have officially begun! Take a look at my list, and I've italicized the things that are in progress. Most (all) of these things I started before tonight, but every little bit helps, right?

My ex-husband popped over a weekish ago and we sorted out the recipe box (he had it). So I've listed that one as in progress, because now I just need to make little tabs and put everything into categories.

The water is set up (not the vitamin water!), and I started the moisture regimin this evening. The blog... well, obviously. I put money in a savings account, and I've set up (but not yet maintained hehe) online bill pay.

I think that's a pretty good start!!!!