Yay! It's A Blog! 2006-2010 - April 2007 Archives


Right now I'm 42...

April 27, 2007

but when next I write, I will be 43. I'm off to H-town to celebrate my birthday. I googled Houston and Birthday, and it came up with this cake [no longer available]. I think that means the trip is going to be out of this world!

You mice can party while I'm away. Have a great weekend!

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Daddy

April 22, 2007

I wrote a true story about my dad. He died 7 years ago around this time of year. It would mean an awful lot to me if you would take the time to read it. I miss him so much.

Daddy

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KimPretty

April 21, 2007

Another picture from my friend Rich's trip to Malaysia.

Sign that says Kimpretty

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Kim Novak Music School

April 21, 2007

My friend Rich went to Malaysia recently. He took this picture of a music school named after me:

Kim Novak Music School

It's not really named after me, of course. I'm not even on the map in Malaysia.

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Listening to Lori McKenna Tonight

April 20, 2007

I think she's brilliant.

Don't tell her that I drink tea and not coffee
I'd prefer it if you didn't talk at all about me
Even in the brief casual chat
Don't tell her how I loved your smile or things like that
...
Well what if we meet on some cross town street
And you'll introduce us, and we'll finally meet
And I'll be alone when you're walking away
And I'll be wondering what she's gonna say
Well I know we'll never be the way we were
But don't tell her
...
I can't stand anybody knowing me the way you do
And I can't stand the thought of her knowing you
~ Lori McKenna, Paper Wings & Halo

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Lily's Lump and Orion's Blood

April 20, 2007

I took Lily to the vet today. She had a lump on her lip about 1/3 inch in diameter. It just showed up this week. While at the vet, we noticed her gums were inflamed and rough. So they cut off the lump and took a biopsy of her gums. The lump and biopsy will be sent off to a lab for testing. I'll get the test results late next week.

The vet also looked down her throat because I had noticed her bark's been sounding funny. Her tonsils are inflamed and her windpipe below her larynx is ulcerous. The vet doesn't know what's going on. If antibiotics don't clear it up, the vet wants to give her a shot of steroids.

On top of that, Orion goes to the vet tomorrow to have bloodwork. When I took him 3-4 months ago, the vet found something she was concerned about. Not concerned enough to treat it, but concerned enough for me to bring him in again. I'll get those results next week, too.

I'm too numb from other things in my life to feel the worry. I do hope everything turns out okay, though. I love my babies so much.

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Just a Slice of Cake Will Do

April 19, 2007

Yesterday, I went through the Starbucks drive through like most mornings. I ordered a mocha and a slice of marble pound cake at the speaker. When I got up to the window, the tall blond barista with the great smile started to confirm my order. "You had an iced decaf grande no whip mocha and ...." The barista looks at me, looks back at the register, and looks back at me. "It says here you had a [starts to chuckle] pound of marble?"

I started giggling and couldn't speak. That made him smile and laugh some more, which in turn made me smile and laugh more. He says, "I'm going to quit Starbucks if they start asking me to slog a pound of marble through this little window." That made us both laugh even more. We were caught in a continuous loop of contagious laughter. Then he handed me the little bag holding the marble pound cake and said, "Here's your pound of marble." heh I giggled all the way to work.

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Working on Me

April 12, 2007

I joined Curves this week. Some of my co-workers go there at lunch three times a week. I figure they can keep me motivated to go. Right now I'm motivated without their help. As a result of working out, I have extra energy, and the downer I've been on lately has subsided somewhat.

I've also been working on my attitude. I'm trying to be more patient with people and think less negatively about so many things. It's going to take a lot of work. I've been the way I am for almost 43 years, and it hasn't served me well. I remember being impatient even as a child. I want to learn not to think so much about things. I want to not have so many expectations of people and events that I end up disappointed. I want to live, and I want to be happy.

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Give Me Some Love

April 7, 2007

Friends,
If you're reading this (dumb... of course, you're reading this), would you mind leaving me a comment. My life feels pretty crappy right now. Just a hello, or a hug, or a cliche, or some words of wisdom, or what you're up to today, or whatever you have will do. Anything, really, as long as it's positive.

This is me reaching out. I don't usually do that.

I'm off to the store now.

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Haircut

April 6, 2007

I got a haircut. I feel much lighter. The morning routine should be a little quicker.

Ugly Girl with Short Hair

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The Quest to Shine

April 5, 2007

I thought a lot today about what it means to shine. I think it�s about being positive and confident. It�s all that �love yourself� stuff.

I always think if I can lose weight, I�ll love myself more. I�ve been eating better, and I walked up eight flights of stairs at lunch today. I got up to the fourth floor and started to take the elevator the rest of the way. Then a very strong thought came to my mind. If I didn�t push myself to go up the other four flights, that I could never expect any good to come my way in life. I�m not sure what that was about, but I headed on up the stairs.

I don�t think losing weight is the key to loving myself, though. I think it�s more about attitude. I�ve got a long way to go with that.

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I Jinxed Gina, Juggled and Jet Skiied

April 4, 2007

  • American Idol: Sorry, Gina Glocksen. I didn't mean to jinx you by posting about you last night. Haley should have gone home. I guess legs get more votes than smiles. Not from me. I like a great smile over legs any day.
  • I'm participating in the Texas Roundup. Participants log minutes of exercise or other activities. Usually, I log 20 to 60 minutes of walking per day. It's also set up to log juggling and house work. I had 5 minutes of juggling today.
  • I didn't really jet ski as the title suggests. I'm just pretending to be more adventurous. I need to learn not to be so stuffy.

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Let's Smile with Gina

April 3, 2007

gina_glocksen.jpgSmile though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile



I enjoyed Gina's song on American Idol tonight. She has a beautiful smile.

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Unconscious Mutterings

April 2, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Trembling :: hands

  2. Shut up :: mad

  3. Heights :: inside the loop

  4. Monica :: Lewinski

  5. Delicious :: roast

  6. Joint :: knee

  7. Ferry :: Bryan

  8. Bliss :: cranberry

  9. Rejection :: disapproved

  10. Satisfying :: yummy

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Dream Journal - Work in My Bedroom

April 2, 2007

I was in my boss' office, but her office was really my bedroom. We were talking work stuff. I apologized to her for acting down and explained that I had a lot of stress in my personal life right now.

As I was talking, I looked through the drawers of my nightstand. In the bottom right drawer, someone at work had taken some things out. I wasn't surprised because it was stuff that I shouldn't have at work anyway. One of the very few things left in there was one of those knobby back massage things. It was different than the one I have, though, because it had a handle on it so I could use it on my own back.

There was a refrigerator where my TV is. We opened it. There were little hamburgers in the freezer section and sandwiches in the fridge. We suspected the work people put those there, but couldn't decide whether we'd be allowed to eat them.

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April Fool's Day

April 1, 2007

Let's celebrate the fools. Bless our hearts.

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