Sunday, February 17, 2013

Another weekend gone

It’s seems like time is going by fast these days.  Josh and my friend Kirsten were here for the past few days.  I was able to see a bunch of old friends at the WTAMU music reunion on Friday night.  I also had a bit much to drink but luckily Matt was driving.  I think Matt was bored, but it was nice of him to come.  I did introduce him to people, but he didn’t have a lot to say.  Some were amazed at Josh because they remember him as a baby when I would bring him to band rehearsals.  I ordered some items for Matt for Valentine’s day but they didn’t arrive on time.  I had to call Fedex to trace the package and it turned out that it was delivered to the wrong address.  So instead of it arriving on Wednesday, it didn’t come until Thursday.  Matt sent me flowers on Thursday, but I didn’t get them until Friday because I left school early for a meeting.  We didn’t even see each other until late Valentine’s day.  I went to a concert with Kirsten and Josh while Matt ran the Scrabble club.  I guess we weren’t meant to have a romantic valentine’s day.  I didn’t mind though.  I’m not worried about Matt going anywhere so if we have wait a few days to celebrate alone, that’s ok. 

I got Matt a book on grilling and an apron for his present.  I think he likes the book.  He’s making all sorts of grilling plan which benefits me.  Tonight he grilled some juicy burgers which were quite yummy.  My ex-boyfriend Michael is in town this week.  Matt and I are going to dinner with him on Wednesday.  It’s going to be another busy week.  I have orchestra rehearsals on Mondays again.  Band is on Tuesday.  The dinner plans on Wednesday and Scrabble on Thursday.  I think we’ll plan to stay in on Friday.  Matt is about to finish the 4th Harry Potter book so I think we’ll watch the movie then.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Back to busy

I’m playing in the orchestra again.  They moved rehearsals back to Monday nights so I told them I’d come play but that I would miss the last concert.  So tonight I had rehearsal and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  Surprisingly, I could play all the music.  Tomorrow is band rehearsal.  I really should practice some of the music, but I haven’t made the time.  My friend Kirsten and Josh are coming on Wednesday to stay here while they go to the TMEA convention.  Then my ex-boyfriend, Michael, is coming here for a convention next week and we’ll probably go to dinner. 

Matt and I had a nice time in Houston.  I got to get a ride in on a new coaster so that was fun.  We also went to the aquarium which was a little disappointing and then went to the Galleria to do some shopping.  I only bought some things at Bath and Body Works.  We met his friends for brunch after church on Sunday.  It was nice to meet them and they paid for our meal. 

Well Lent is just a couple of days away.  This year I’m not giving up anything, but I’m adding exercise.  I’m going to force myself to walk at least 3 days a week.  I’m also going to continue to watch my calorie intake.  I really need to work on the weight loss. 

Friday, February 08, 2013

Mini Vacay

Matt and I are heading to Houston this evening.  We originally planned to go to Nacogdoches for a Scrabble tournament (and to see Josh), but the tournament got canceled and Matt already had Saturday off.  So we decided to head to Houston and go to the Kemah boardwalk (and ride some coasters), probably go shopping, and then visit some of his friends on Sunday morning.  I think it will be a very nice getaway. 

I finished my library inventory today so that is a relief.  I still have so much on my plate that I don’t know if I’ll ever catch up, but my one goal for next week is to get my desk cleaned off!  I think the papers on my desk just reproduce when I’m not looking. 

I feel really exhausted today.  I may just sleep on the way to Houston.  Matt is driving.  I paid for the hotels and he’s covering the meals and boardwalk tickets.  I’m really starving today too.  I didn’t even stop to each lunch today.  I remembered that I was hungry during 7th period so I had a bag of chips.  I’ve started calorie counting again, but thankfully I have a lot left over right now so I can get a nice burger or something as we head out of town.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Road Rage

When I decided to move to San Antonio I made sure that I chose to live fairly close to work because I hate traffic.  I.hate.traffic.  I don’t mind driving 30 minutes to work – only if that 30 minutes is at 60 mph most of the way and work is about 30 miles away.  I hate driving 4.5 miles in 30 minutes.  Yesterday I had to go to two meetings after school.  The first one was for writing a grant that I wanted to apply for and it was required that I attend in order to be eligible for the grant.  I got there on time with no problem, but had to leave early to try to get across town to another meeting.  I left by 5:30 but ended up getting to the next meeting 40 minutes late (which was supposed to start at 6:00).  My GPS tried to help by avoiding 281, but the combination of stupid drivers and continual rush hour traffic even on somewhat minor roads lead to my intense frustration and perhaps a little bit of screaming.  I didn’t use my horn though I really, really wanted to.  It just serves as a reminder to me that I’m pretty much bound to working on the south side of town from now on. 

In other news, I was really horrible about dieting last week but still lost a pound.  I’ve been horrible this week too, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I gain this week.  I’m blaming it all on female issues but after today I don’t have the excuse any more.  I guess I need to buck up and get back on the treadmill.  I seem to have a mental block about using it these days.  Ugh. 

Matt has now read the first three Harry Potter books (and I’ve read 1 through 4).  We will probably watch the third movie tonight.  I started the 5th book so that I can get it read by the time he finishes the 4th one. 

The new kitty, Felix, has a nickname.  Sometimes he is also called “Shithead” because he can be obnoxious.  He is still a kitten that likes to play and get into everything.  He is fattening up because he eats like a horse as well.  But he’s still cute. 

Today seemed to be exhausting at work.  Kids were obnoxious and I started working on inventory.  I didn’t have my morning coffee and ate only popcorn for lunch.  So now I feel completely drained.  Matt of course will exercise and won’t get here until late for dinner.   At least tomorrow is Saturday and I can sleep in.  I start dieting again tomorrow.  I promise.  But tonight I’m think I’ll suggest going to a Greek restaurant for dinner.  That sounds really good right now.