August, 2008

  1. Monday Always Comes Too Soon.

    August 25, 2008 by raspberryvixen

    My sinuses are throbbing, thanks to the impending rain.  So much for the weather idiot’s forecast of a “beautiful, sunny first day of school!”


    My stomach is seriously pissed off at me today for some reason.  It actually started last night, and it certainly didn’t help that I got NO sleep last night.  Stomach be damned, I’ve got shrimp scampi on order for lunch.

    I need to sit down and call my Mom to get the family medical history tonight, in preparation for Thursday’s appointment.  I’ve also got to write down all of my medications.  Actually, I have to find some of the bottles, as I don’t know what the doses are.


    Work is slowly picking up again.  I’ve actually been busy all morning, program jobs into the copier and trying to plan things out with the boss as to what we’re gonna do.  We’ve got jobs coming in, which is a wonderful thing, and we need to figure out what takes priority.

    And right now, priority number one is lunch!

  2. Miscellaneous Mutterings.

    August 24, 2008 by raspberryvixen

    It’s been a weekend. I felt like crap yesterday, but I did manage to get some things done. I FINALLY got my AeroGarden set up last night…I’ve only had the thing since the end of last NOVEMBER! I am growing herbs right in my kitchen now, and I can’t wait until they start sprouting!

    I also put all of my magnetic spice tins back up on the side of the refrigerator, so once the herbs start growing, I can snip ‘em off and easily store them.


    Stupid Ravens. They looked pretty bad against the Rams last night. If they keep this up during the regular season, I’m not holding out much hope for the team…

    At least the Eagles beat the Patriots Friday night, and they looked pretty damn good while they were doing it.


    I’ve been struggling with headaches all weekend. Yesterday’s headache was pretty damn bad, and I had to take Excedrin PM in order to get to sleep. Normally, laying my head down on the cool side of the pillow helps a lot, but last night, NOTHING was working. Thankfully, it’s down to a dull roar today, and it’s tolerable…for the time being.


    My domains were down for a good 24 hours. It’s unbelievable the amount of spam that accumulates when you can’t retrieve your email. Ads for Viagra, casinos, a Chicago accident attorney, get your CSI degree NOW!…it just cracks me up the kind of stuff these spammers send. There’s a reason I run a spam scrubber program before I download my mail…it’s so none of that junk EVER hits my inbox!


    I preemptively made an appointment at a new lab to have blood work done on Thursday. I have a feeling my new doctor is going to want a full work-up done, so I figured I’d make the appointment for after I see the doc. I figure what the hell, I’ll pretty much be fasting anyway, since my appointment is at 9:45 AM to see the doc, and I rarely eat breakfast. I’ll just have to stop drinking at midnight on Wednesday.


    Usually, I’d be counting down the days until we leave for our annual Jersey Shore vacation. The fact that we’re not going this year SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS. It’s got me a little bit depressed. With all the overtime hubby’s working, we can’t even take a weekend trip next month to the shore so that I can get my salt air fix.

    Not. Happy.

  3. Nowhere To Put Stuff.

    August 22, 2008 by raspberryvixen

    When I was a kid, I used to drool over those huge Victorian dollhouses that I’d see in this one certain store that my Dad and I used to shop at all of the time.  Dad and I loved going to this store…it had a huge art supply department that I would wander around in, and they also had an amazing model train department.  They also sold the aforementioned dollhouses, my favorite Breyer horses, airplane model kits and books, and all kinds of collectibles and crafts.  It was a neat store, and I’d usually spend a good portion of my weekly allowance there.

    I’ve recently gotten back into collecting Breyer horses again, mainly because I managed to find a model of my all-time favorite horse, Ruffian.  A local PetSmart was clearing out their equestrian section, and among the clearance items were their Breyer models.  I picked up the model of Ruffian for 50% off, along with some smaller horse models.

    I collect way too much stuff.  I guess it’s a good thing my Dad never got one of the dollhouses for me, as I’d probably still have it…with nowhere to put it!

  4. Etsy Addicted.

    August 21, 2008 by raspberryvixen

    Work has actually kept me a little bit busy this week, and I’ve pretty much been passing out as soon as I get home. Things caught up with me today, and I feel like somebody ran me over with an 18-wheeler. I swear, I need a home based small business opportunity so that I don’t have to get up and leave the house to actually go to work! It would be really nice to have my own home based business…working at home in my pajamas would be FABULOUS!!

    I’ve been working my tail off lately, but on the flip side, I’ve also been spending way too much time on Etsy. So far this week I’ve bought cupcakes from Bangerang Bake Shop, a new beast from Beastlies, and some adorable stuff from Sea Breeze Studio. I am fully addicted, and I spend a good portion of my day scrolling through the Time Machine to see if there’s anything good. Screw eBay. Etsy is much more fun!

  5. Ch-Ch-Changes…

    August 18, 2008 by raspberryvixen

    Please pardon the dust while I work on tweaking out a new theme.  I get bored easily, and when I’ve got time to kill at work, a new theme gives me something to do.

    The latest theme is called DailyPress, from the creative minds at BlogOh!Blog.  I adore the layout, but it needs a lot of tweaking to get it up to my stringent standards.

    In other words, I’m bored as hell at work and I’ll be flipping back and forth between themes for a little while.

    Or, I’m tired of the glaring white.  It makes my eyes hurt.


    I spent the day wandering around iStockphoto, pondering how to spend my remaining credit on some graphics, as I’m looking for some retro stuff for the Soapworks blog.  Occasionally, I get in a mood to change things up a bit, and Soapworks needs a bit of an overhaul.

    I have 20 credits in my account.  And too many goodies in my Lightbox over at iStock.

  6. So Very Tired.

    August 17, 2008 by raspberryvixen

    I’ve spent the majority of the weekend feeling lost and out of sorts. Nothing new there, really. I am truly blessed, though, to have married such a wonderful man. One that is more than willing to take care of things and of me when things knock me down for the count.

    Thank you, sweetheart. Thank you for everything that you do. You are my rock, my strength, what gets me through the day.


    I got out of work early on Friday and managed to cough up enough energy to head over to the bank and close out my account. It took all of ten minutes to get it done, thankfully, and I was home before I knew it. Unfortunately, by the time I got home, I was wasted. Hubby and I curled up in bed together at 4…he got up and left for work at 6, and I finally got out of bed at around 7:30. I ordered some dinner and sat down to watch TV for the rest of the night. I had no energy to do anything, nor had I any plans to do anything. I was in bed by 12:30.

    Yesterday, I did manage to get a few things done after I got out of bed. I got a couple of loads of laundry done, fiddled around on my computer, and then hubby went and got us dinner. He left for his half-shift of overtime at around midnight, and I went to bed soon after.

    It gets harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning.  This morning was no different, except for the fact that I actually managed to roll my fat ass out of bed well before noon.  Today’s been a repeat of Saturday, except that I was afforded a nice, relaxing soak in a hot bath, which has done wonders for my aching muscles.

    I am counting down the days until I go to see the doctor.  With my luck, it’s going to turn out that there’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with me, and that all of it’s just in my head and I’m severely depressed or something.

    Tomorrow when I get home from work, I have to call my Mom so that I can get our family’s medical history.  I have a feeling I’ll have PAGES of notes once my doctor’s appointment rolls around…

  7. Could This Be THE Team?

    August 14, 2008 by raspberryvixen

    Last night was pretty damn awesome.  Of course, I’m paying for it in a MAJOR way today, but still.

    There’s one more week of the 9 ball session left, and we broke 1,000 points last night, which is a pretty big deal.  We kicked ass, took names, and did victory shots when all was said and done.  I beat a 2 14-6.  The other team had to forfeit the last match, and we ended up winning 65-30.

    This is honestly one of the best teams I’ve been on in a LONG time, and it reminds me a lot of the Sunday 9 ball team I brought into the league ten years ago.  We have A LOT of fun.  There’s no pressure.  We’re out to win, but we’re gonna have fun doing it.

    Hubby had a good time last night, as well.  He got nice and drunk…it’s been quite some time since he’s actually had two days off in a row, and he took advantage of it.

    Oh, and hubby?

    I want THESE for my birthday.  And maybe THIS, too.  And THIS.

  8. I’ll Eat Your Face Off.

    August 13, 2008 by raspberryvixen

    Well, it’s been done.  I finally broke down yesterday and made a doctor’s appointment.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get in to see the doctor that I wanted, so we’ll see what happens.  I’m getting a full physical for the first time in like 25 years.  I’m SO not looking forward to that.

    I will be walking into her office with a list of questions, along with a full list of the medications and supplements that I take.  There’s things that I need to know.  Stuff I want to find out about.  Medications that I want to have changed.

    Blah, blah, BLAH.

    I hate doctors.


    The boss is letting me go insanely early today, and he said he’ll split the day with me so that it won’t be a total loss, pay-wise.  I already called hubby, and we’re going to go to Don Pablo’s for lunch.

    Right now, I’m starving hungry, and dreaming of mesquite-grilled shrimp…