Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Doing some graphic design

I haven't been able to do much Scrabble stuff the past few days.  I've been doing some graphic design work on flyers and posters for the band as well as some stuff for our upcoming library convention.  I'm starting to get a little better at Adobe Illustrator.  I can handle InDesign in my sleep and I'm fairly proficient at Photoshop, but I've struggled with Illustrator.  Thankfully just googling stuff seems to help find answers when I need them.

Matt is out of the dog house.  He finally apologized before bedtime on Saturday.  I think he learned his lesson.  As husband's go, he's a pretty good one.  We rarely have disagreements or fights - he's pretty easy going overall.  As a male, he can sometimes be insensitive and not exactly realize that he is being that way.  The problem is that when I pointed it out and told him he hurt my feelings, he was dismissive which didn't bode well for me.

I stayed late after school today working with other librarians on their catalog home pages.  I'm the one most call when they have questions about technology issues and such.   Tomorrow at school I have to deal with three junior English classes in the lab helping them get signed up to take the SAT test.  I have other things I'd rather work on but sometimes you have to take one for the team I guess.  It could be worse so I won't complain (too much).

I finally lost a pound this week.  Last week I had gained .2 but this week was down 1.2.  I've lost a total of 8.8 pounds so far this month.  It's slow progress, but progress.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Husband in the Dog House

It wasn't a big thing but he said something that hurt my feelings and wouldn't apologize for it.  Being the kind of person I am who will hold a grudge forever it is now a matter as to when he is going to give in.  He will eventually because he is typically a peace keeper.  He is being stubborn right now because he thinks I'm being irrational - which may very well be true, but to me this is an unresolved issue and I can't/won't move past it until it is.  So there we are.  How's that for being vague?

In other news, I got my haircut today.  It had been way too long - 3 months and it was driving me crazy.  I'm finally getting over my cold that starting hitting me on Tuesday.  I pretty much came home most evenings and went to bed after taking a benadryl.  I didn't have any sneezing today.  There's a little bit of congestion, but I think I'm on the upswing.  I haven't done much studying this week because of the cold but I need to get back at it.  The Houston tournament is coming up in less than two months and I want to be prepared.  I may need to start going back to the public library on weekends and do some studying in a quiet place away from the distractions of home.  Of course the problem with a library is that often there are distractions in the form of books.  Two of my ebook reservations came through today so I've got to get those read first.  At least I have things to keep me busy while I wait for that apology.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Nursing a Cold

I could feel it coming on during band rehearsal last night.  You know that feeling when your throat starts to get kind of sore and you know something is about to hit you.  I came home and took a tylenol pm and went straight to bed.  Sure enough woke up feeling sick - but not enough to warrant taking the day off.  My throat is sore and I feel a bit run down with some sniffles.  Of course we had a faculty meeting after school so I didn't even get home until after 6:00.  I picked up Sonic on the way home in spite of the diet.  I didn't lose any weight this week but I'm not surprised after this weekend.  I'll have to do better the rest of the week but I think an exception can be made when you feel like crap.

I'm still working on my Scrabble stuff.  Up to the letter L in my four letter word lists.  I think tonight calls for an early bed time.  I'm going to go watch some HGTV or Big Bang Theory and call it an early night.