December 2011

There are literally no words.

I still have my ridiculous cough. Hopefully that’ll be gone by Tuesday night…

Remember, I will be gone for awhile, but I will try to post when I can. I’m sure I’ll have a more climactic post when I get back to reality. But for now…


Have a good one

(And early Happy New Year!)

SO, I haven’t posted a lot over the past week or so. Not a whole heck of a lot has happened, so I don’t feel too bad for not updating, since there is not much to report.

I am still sick. So, that’s awesome… 😦 I feel and sound fine, except for the coughing. So much coughing. This needs to stop in the next 2 days. Seriously.

Christmas with the family was great. We celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve since my brother had to leave on real Christmas so he could get to his apartment in time to catch a flight. My sister is leaving tomorrow and then I am leaving on Friday. So, I bet my parents are really going to appreciate a completely empty house. (I, unfortunately, will be back in a week or so… but I am for reals moving out sometime in early 2012… at least that is the plan right now. Someone hire me, please. Thanks…)

I’ll be gone for a little while and posts will be sporadic, if at all until January 11th or 12th. I’m bringing my computer with me, but I don’t know if I’ll have time to sit down for longer than a few minutes. I am going to be staying with some friends for awhile… I need to just be away from here and recharge my batteries, if you will. 2011 was crazy stressful. I’m hoping to end it with friends, start 2012 with friends, and then take that year by STORM. My time. It’s my time.

So, yeah…

I just started reading The Hunger Games, so I’m going to stop typing and get reading. BOOKS – WOOT

Have a good one

Hello there!

Merry Christmas 🙂

(Or, Happy middle of Hanukkah…)

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. That’s been a combination of my family is here and I don’t have much free time at night these days, I’m still kinda sick (oh this cough sucks so much), and last night I had to work until midnight, so I didn’t get home till way late.

So there that is…

It’s been an interesting few days to say the least. I went and saw A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie w/my family. The HR department at my workplace has managed to screw up all my Leave of Absence stuff even though I submitted it 6 or 7 weeks ago and had already triple checked that everything was in line (though hopefully after a phone chat today that got sorted out for real). I watched a bunch of movies with the family. I helped my mom cook a bunch of stuff. We celebrated Christmas Eve and Christmas on the 24th since my brother has to leave here on the 25th.

This time next week I will be with a bunch of friends ringing in the New Year. It’s going to be epic, to say the least. 2011 is going to end on a positive note if it breaks me and 2012 is going to start (and hopefully end) on a high as well. Next year is my year. MY YEAR.

Well, as I am still hacking up a lung with this horrendous cough, I am going to go to sleep. Usually on Christmas Eve, my siblings and I hang out, play games and whatnot, but we’re all super tired. I think my sister is already asleep in her room. I’m typing this from my room, and I can hear my brother watching HP7 Pt 2 in the living room. Though we cannot replicate Christmas Eve’s-past, it’s still super comforting to know that my whole family is here together under the same roof, if only for a few days.

I hope you and your have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful rest of your holiday season.

Have a good one 🙂

Hey there,

Sorry there haven’t been many posts as of late. My sister is in town (got here yesterday!) and I’m still super sick/tired. I had to be up at 4:30 this morning for work, so I tried to go to bed early last night (hence no post). I ended up getting maybe 3 hours of sleep. And I’m still sick… this cough just will not go away. I’m going to the movies tomorrow with my mom and sister… I’ll need a pocketful of cough drops to get through it, I just know it.

I will post more throughout the week, just not tonight.

Have a good one

Sometimes I can keep it under control, but more often than not I can’t. I had a coughing attack in the middle of Target today – I’m sure that was not appealing to the people around me. Oh well – I couldn’t help it.

I had off from work today, so I went Christmas shopping. I had all these ideas and a few of them fell through, but I got it done and everything is wrapped. When I got home, I told my mom that I was done, but how it wasn’t my best year in terms of buying presents for the rest of my family. Like, you know some years how you just know you got the perfect gifts for the people on your list? Well, this was not one of those years. I tried. I honestly did. But, I just feel like something is off. We shall see come Christmas Eve/Christmas morning.

In addition to Christmas shopping, I spent probably an hour or so trying on clothes. Not at the mall or any store – but at the house. I have something I need to dress up for in the coming weeks and I didn’t want to have to buy anything new, so I tried to piece together an outfit and a backup outfit. I think I did okay.

I have off from work tomorrow too. I will be doing laundry, cleaning up before my sister gets here, job hunting, and I will need to call where I work.

I submitted a request for a Leave of Absence from December 29-January 21st (though that date might change). I was told that my request was approved… yet, when I went to check my work schedule for the week of the 25th-31st, I was scheduled to work on the 29th. HOLD THE PHONE, YO.

So, I need to call work tomorrow and get that straightened out. I can work on the 29th, I just was trying to avoid it so I could have the day to get ready.

What’s really disappointing is that I made sure to submit my paperwork well over a month ago. And then a couple weeks ago, I went in to double check that everything was submitted and asked when I would find out if it was approved or not. I spoke to the HR person in charge of all this and she said that it was approved and that I could plan to be off on the days I asked. WELL, THAT OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T HAPPEN. So, I will call. And I will be completely civil about it. But, it’s just a little frustrating when I check and double check about such things and then when it comes down to it, it appears my request was either not put into the system, or they just mistakenly scheduled me during the time I was approved to not be there.


Well… I’m going to go cough some more and read. And hopefully sleep

Have a good one

Seriously, though. This coughing needs to stop. I tried to go to bed early last night since I had to be up at 5:30, but I was up well past midnight b/c of the coughing. I’m coughing as I’m typing this. Buh-what the heck.

I have off from work tomorrow and was thinking about seeing a movie before I went Christmas shopping, but I might have to skip it if I’m coughing too much. I would hate to ruin the movie for other movie goers (as well as myself) by coughing through the whole thing. If I have enough cough drops maybe I’ll go. I really want to see Young Adult. So, we’ll see.

I worked until around noon today and then went home and had some lunch w/my mom before we went out so she could do some Christmas shopping.

We were *this close* to getting a puppy. We saw the CUTEST Black Lab/Retriever puppy and we both wanted it really bad. But, we were at the mall. And you don’t buy puppies from a mall. Especially not for an astronomical price. But this little puppy was ADORABLE. She was trying to pick a fight with the other two puppies she was with (they were sleeping and not budging even though she was biting them). And then she yawned real big and just crashed with her little puppy nose against the glass. I wanted her so bad. SO BAD. Puppies are the best.

My dogs are currently sleeping. *They* are the best.

Well… I’m gonna go grab a snack. And then read. And then hopefully sleep some tonight :/

Have a good one

P.S. 3 DAY WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have spent more than a bulk of my time the past day and night coughing. I don’t have a fever. I don’t have the flu. I don’t have bronchitis. I’m just coughing. A lot. And it’s super old. And painful.

Today at work, I was coughing to the point that there were tears streaming down my cheeks. All the while someone was asking me questions and I was in no position to answer them because I couldn’t get any words out – only coughs. And more coughs.

My voice is nearly gone and my throat is super sore. But besides drinking tea and sucking on throat lozenges, I don’t know what else to do. Alas.

It’ll pass. I’m just extra moody about it because I’ve been like this for almost two weeks now and it really hurts (and I’m tired/bitchy because I’ve coughed more at night than I’ve slept … so there’s that :/ ).

But, enough complaining about something that can’t be helped.

So, I had a fight with my parents yesterday. I’m not going to go into any details or anything, but we’re okay. Sometimes these things happen.

I worked today. It was busy. Most people are still friendly at this point. The highlight of my day was definitely a chat I had with a little boy who was super excited about leaving cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

I’m not a huge fan of kids, but it made my heart swell when this little guy was so excited about Santa. I love it when little kids are in the holiday spirit. The holiday hasn’t been ruined for them – they are excited about Santa and are just super happy it’s Christmas time.

Okay… so I’m watching Survivor right now. (SPOILER ALERT) And Brandon just got immunity. And Coach is pissed. I’m rooting for Ozzy to win the whole thing this season… he’s been rocking the shit out of Redemption Island. Damn.

Well… I’m gonna go read some RS and watch some shows. I have to be up at 5:30 tomorrow morning for work… not looking forward to that. But, I am looking forward to my 3 day weekend 🙂

Have a good one

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