WordPress has only been around for ten years? I guess that makes sense. I feel like I’ve been using WordPress forever, but I guess it’s only been a few years. I was using b2 for way longer than I should have :D
Well, happy birthday to WordPress and happy birthday to me! Thanks for the many birthday wishes:D We happened to have an intern coffee break event yesterday afternoon, so that was a fun way to end the work day. Bryan and I had frozen yogurt for dinner and it was awesome.
Went to the Poconos again this past weekend, this time for Brian’s sister’s wedding. It was on the beach on the lake. Very nice. Hot. It was really hot out. Better than rain. Then we danced and ate. Boy did they rush dinner. They kept asking us if they could take our plates. I kept wondering where the cake went after they cut it. they had it in the other room, but never said anything. It was good cake too. Natalie was adorable running around. She had a good time :)
One more wedding and a HS reunion left this year! I’ve been writing a toastmasters speech about HS, but it’s kinda a downer. I have to figure out how to make it sound less whiny.
I went off of Zyrtec a few weeks ago and have been using the NeliMed sinus rinse thing since then after a review from the Fitnessista. I had been thinking about it for a while, but it seemed like more trouble than it was worth. Actually, it works really well. My nose feels better than it did when I was on the Zyrtec. The first few days after I went off the allergy medicine I was miserable, but I can breathe just fine now. It’s a pain in the butt to have to boil water every day and get it just to the right temperature and then clean out the bottle after I use it, but it’s better than feeling like my head is going to explode. I call this experiment a win.
Gives me more opportunity to be annoyed by the new floaters that have been bugging me lately. Though every time my eyesight gets worse it seems like I notice them more. And I know when my eyesight is getting worse because people will say things to me like “you can’t read that???”
I should have blogged yesterday, I wasn’t doing much yesterday. We went to the Poconos for the long weekend. I was off Friday too. Went shopping at the outlets. Good times. Rosemary stayed with us, actually she’s still there. She’s always entertaining. And she has some videos for Bryan to convert, yip :)
Oh and I booked our San Francisco trip! We’re mostly going to visit family … and eat. Bryan was trying to convince me last night to take a day trip to Disney Land. That’s not a day trip. There’s plenty for us to do for one trip. Next time we’ll do a split stay. In the meantime, taking suggestions for things to do, places to go, things to eat in/around San Francisco.
After the experimental ice cream fail, I decided to stick with using coconut milk in the dairy free ice cream. The mint came out much better and surprisingly, coconut milk plus chocolate chips makes for a great fudge topping.
Julia’s party was pretty great. I really loved the fact that it actually started at 12. I much prefer pigging out during the day since it’s hard for me to sleep on a full stomach. It also gave us time to go to Ikea after and pick out some furniture for the guest room/giant walk in closet.
Sunday we had lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. I tried their Korean BBQ pizza and it was delicious. We went to Pier1 after that since I had a coupon. They couldn’t order a table for me from the Pier1 near work, but they gave me the number so I could order it myself. Unfortunately they gave me the number for Middletown, NY, not NJ. Actually the NJ store is in Holmdel. I spent quite a while on the phone with customer service yesterday trying to fix that oopsie. Our table in now on route to the correct store.
We also visited Brian and Natalie for a few hours. His sister’s getting ready for her wedding in a couple of weeks that I had almost completely forgotten about. I knew we had something to do on the first.
I made a lot of ice cream this week. Saturday we went to my aunt’s to celebrate mothers day with my family. I brought over caramel ice cream and experimental dairy free ice cream I made in preparation for Julia’s birthday next weekend. The caramel ice cream was good, the experimental not so much. We had a good time. Their new dog is cute, but he has some issues he has to work through. He snapped at us when we tried to pet him.
Sunday we invited Bryan’s parents and Nana over. We made kale chips, chicken spaghetti squash pad thai and chocolate ice cream. :P Then his parents bought us a new storm door. Yeah, happy mother’s day to us! :D We also got paint for the bathroom and outlet covers for the formerly red room.
Today I gave my second toastmasters speech. On Disney, of course. You can read it here: Planning the Perfect Disney Vacation. My original speech was like 20 minutes long, but I managed to cut it down to six.
I can’t focus today. Too worried about the pizza lunch Wednesday. I think we ordered too much pizza… or maybe not enough pizza. It’s really hard when you don’t know how many people are coming and you don’t know how many slices they’ll eat.
Since I can’t focus on my work, I made a donation box. I figured if there’s pizza leftover, people can buy it.
We went to Westfield with Carolyn and Tom on Saturday. Had lunch and frozen yogurt :D
Sunday Brian and a sleeping Natalie came over for a bit. I spent most of the day looking at furniture and stuff online. We’re turning that extra bedroom into a giant closet and it’s not going to look anything like the pictures on pinterest, but I’m trying.
And yeah, we had pizza at Uno’s again.
I’m getting a little tired of interviews. The folks I’ve interviewed this year have definitely been better than previous years, so at least I’m talking to intelligent people, but it’s a little exhausting and extremely time consuming. Can’t go on too much longer I guess, the interns start in a little over a month.
I just got an email from a headhunter who found my blog. Do I give off the impression here that I’m looking for a job? Note to any future headhunters who find this: I really like my job, not because i love programming, but because I work with awesome people and you cant trade awesome people for money. So unless its an acting job … on Broadway … in Wicked, I’ll save you the time: no thanks.
Spent most of Saturday with Rachi. Had foods, went shopping, bought flamingo earrings I left at my parents’ house. Spent the rest of the weekend watching home videos with them. I was cute, I was really cute. Shoulda started on that broadway job much earlier.
This has actually been my favorite set of workouts for Best Body Bootcamp so far. The lower body workout is short, but boy was my butt hurting the next day! Awesome! And my abs! My poor, poor abs! It would have been had if I didn’t have cramps this week too :( I survived though!
I’m been doing well with the tic tacs. Averaging only about six a day. Already had two today though :O
Haven’t been doing as well with the non pigging out. Not my fault! Maryam invited us over for dinner Friday. Do you know how yummy her food is??? I couldn’t sit comfortably after I was so full, but it was worth it :P I took home leftovers too. That actually worked out well because Saturday we went to my cousin’s Eagle Scout lunch thing and I knew if I didn’t eat something before we went I’d be die, so I had a couple of Maryam’s leek dumplings before we left around 10:30. I was so glad I did because they didn’t start serving lunch until 1 and I’m starving by 11, so that would not have gone well at all. The pizza and pasta was pretty good though and always nice to see family :)
Yesterday we had dinner at Uno’s because we didn’t get enough pizza? Had the deep dish cookie sundae for dessert. Worth every single calorie. I was good the rest of the day, and we shared the dessert, so I gave myself credit for Sunday.
This week we have Jenny’s lunch, because she’s leaving :( And Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work pizza lunch, so this will be another challenging week. I might skip the pizza Thursday depending on how much we have leftover…
Bryan has been converting my baby videos from VHS to DVD. He’s thinking of doing this to earn money, so if anyone needs their videos converted, let me know!
One extra bonus of Best Body Bootcamp, it reminds me to blog :) Changed my goals up a bit this time. I’ve been doing over 10,000 steps every day regardless of giving myself a check for that, so I changed that goal to help me quit my gum chewing. The first week was only 5 pieces of gum a day, the second, 0 :O I did accomplish this, of course I was eating about 15 tic tacs a day instead. So my new goal this week is going to be 10 tic tacs a day.
I’m also going to try to incorporate more Yoga into my workouts because Yoga’s awesome.
My other goal is simply not to eat like a piggy. Something I failed miserably at this week, but I was sick :( –/good excuse–
I ran out of dymista this week and the price went up to $51. I thought about not taking anything, but then I got the cold, so now I’m back on Zyrtec. If I don’t take anything for my allergies at this point, I’ll get a sinus infection (if I don’t have one already) and be sick for weeks :( –/good excuse–
Went to my parents’ this weekend. My mom and I went through my old baby tapes while my dad was working. We plan on converting them to DVD, so we needed to figure out which ones actually had me on them and which ones were reruns of 80s dramas. We went through about 20 unlabeled tapes. One was for a book report I did when I was 12 that I taped with my Tyco Video Cam. It was a little creepy. One was of course, me with Jerry O’Connell on TRL. That one was labeled: “You lose this and you are in so much trouble!”
Looks like none of the girls are in the office today :( Gonna be a boring day. Think I’ll skip the toastmasters meeting. Don’t need the extra stress messing with my immune system –/good excuse–
So I completely forgot I had a blog…. Bad Lissy.
The most exciting thing that’s happened at work are the automatic soap and towel dispensers.
Last Saturday, I met up with Rachi, Krissy and Shawn for lunch at Panchos Burritos. I hardly ever get to see Krissy, so that was a nice treat. I also met up with Tom and Carolyn later that day and we watched a show about evil kitties.
This past Friday I took off work since everyone else had off. I had lunch with my parents, where my dad made me order the veggie wrap because “someone had to look out for my soul.” That made the waiter giggle. After, I went with Carolyn for a mani/pedi. My nails are so short I can’t open anything now, lol. Sort is good though, I let them get too long and sharp.
We met up with the rest of the girls later for dinner at Grand Luxe and The Great and Powerful Oz in 3D. The food, movie and company were all fantastic. We really had a good time, it’s a shame we don’t get to do that more often.
Normally we take Buffy for a long walk once while I’m home, but her legs have been terrible the past couple of weeks. She can only go about five limpy minutes before collapsing. Poor thing :( otherwise she’s in perfect health. Just wish she could walk :(
My dad bought her booties so she wouldn’t slip on the floor, but they seemed to just make it harder for her.
My parents came over early yesterday so my dad could fix our toilet before Bryan’s parents came. He did, but not without a lot of effort. And the new flushing mechanism is too tall for the toilet. At least it works now! Dinner was pretty great. Good foods. Everyone liked my carrot ginger soup. Bryan’s mommy made adorable Easter cupcakes. Nana got us chocolate and wine :D