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A young professional's struggle with everyday life...

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

...On the bright side

I'm still sick. I will spare you what happened to me this morning but it involved cramping, chills and passing out.

I was late again today. But after what happened this morning I almost called 911 I was so freaked out. Thank god Kevin wasn't there, because he would have. Anyway, after I came to...I felt totally fine.

I am slightly excited, today is my last day before I go on my vacation to nowhere. You see my company is requiring us to take all of our vacation before the end of Q3. So I'm taking my measly 3 days right before Memorial Day weekend. So I'll be home, doing nothing for 6 whole days. I'm not going on any exotic trips or far away place....just my parent's pool in their back yard. I am determined, I will get a tan!

But you see I actually won't be doing nothing...I will be cleaning and unpacking, getting ready for a stupid BBQ that my husband insisted on having. Not only that, but my inlaws will be arriving Thursday night to add to my stress. As you can see I'm trying to look on the bright side, but I'm very pissed.

We've have three friends that will be coming to the BBQ who have had or will be having a Birthday. So I have to shop for gifts and wrap them, get cards, and order a cake! Like I said I'm trying to be happy about this.

I just have to get better...my life depends on it.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Late....again

I hate Mondays, I hate them so much.

Not only did I wake up late BUT I FORGOT MY FUCKING MAKE-UP AT HOME!!! I'm sitting here, at my desk, with NO MAKE-UP ON!!! The only thing that I can do is pinch my cheeks, put on some lipgloss and hide.

Friday, May 20, 2005

2 weeks in a Nutshell

Things are going good. I got back from Dallas on Sunday and Kevin was out of town until late Wednesday night. Dallas was ok. We packed up Kelly's stuff and shipped it all day on Friday. We shipped her car, the Honda, which I'm going to buy. On Saturday were the ceremonies, I cried. Once we had everything moved out we got to stay in the 5 star hotel that my parents were staying in. It was old but very nice. If you can afford it, which I never would, you should go... http://www.mansiononturtlecreek.com/ Every night I would go down to the hotel lobby and drink with my parents.

I caught a cold on Wednesday and woke up feeling like poo. I was home sick on Thursday and should have called in sick today....but I have Day Quil. I pretty much have been totally useless all week...I finally put away the three baskets full of laundry that I washed BEFORE I left to go to Dallas. I washed all of our clothes from our trips yesterday while convalescing and found that 3 of our fish in the big tank had died and were SMELLING UP THE HOUSE. UGH, and until my meds kicked in I couldn't smell it.

Hmm, what else, I went to the bookstore with my sister and got the "Idiot's Guide to the Kama Sutra" You have to check it out, it's very fun!

Sissy got a 2004 525i 4 door BMW for graduation, lucky bitch.

I guess that’s my week. On Saturday Kevin is going to a race that I had planned on going with him, but I’m sick so we’ll see how I feel. Sunday we’re going to celebrate our 1 year anniversary early by going to the SF Zoo and then dinner somewhere.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Feeling like shit

When I woke up this morning I knew something was wrong. First of all I woke up later that I usually would like to. The shower that I took made me feel better, but now I just feel yucky. What I thought was just alergies is actually a cold and I'm here at work so I'm not dying. I've taken my generic Rite Aid DayQuil and I'm spraying my grape flavored children's chloraseptic down my throat every 30 minutes. The weird thing is I haven't been sick in about 2 years, so this cold is starting to get annoying.

Kevin is coming home tonight from a business trip in Mason City, Iowa.

Didn't know that it existed, me neither. Go here http://www.masoncityia.com/

It sounds like he had a good time. I really miss him...more than I thought I would. We've been apart for 7 days, which doesn't seem all that long now that I write it down, but it feels like a month. We've been apart for longer periods of time, but I'm usually the one traveling and he's at home.

Ugh, I'm sick...please...send...help...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A little knitting


A little knitting
Originally uploaded by Angelposh.

Here is the hat that I made while in Dallas. People must have thought me so weird. It was 90 degrees and I was knitting a wool hat.

The Phantom Prof

Hello out there! I'm back and I took pictures and everything. But I'll talk more about the later. I found the best blog EVER!

http://phantomprof.blogspot.com/

It is written by a now former professor at Southern Methodist University who was let go because of her blog. It is is funny and honest and most of all TRUE. How do I know for sure, well, the first reason is because my sister went to SMU and the second reason is because I went to high school in that VERY TOWN. Please read it, it gives a small taste of what it was to live in Highland Park, Dallas, Texas. God I hope that she writes a book about it!

Friday, May 13, 2005

The Graduate


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Originally uploaded by Angelposh.

Well I'm in Dallas right now for my sister's collage graduation. There she is in the photo...Hot huh?

The flight here was fine but completly packed. I got to sit next to my sister and my lovely Dad sat in first class. Grrrr.

Last night I got drunk with my parents and sister...wow, never thought that would happen. I stayed with Kelly at her almost empty apartment on the air matress. I got a total of an hour of sleep all night! Then I woke up at 5am (3am Cali time) unable to breathe with the worst sinus headache ever. Thank god for Sudafed.

We've been packing all morning and finally I get to sit down and relax. It's 80 degrees here with 90% humidity. I have already broken out in a heat rash on my arms. Now I remember why I live in California. We're 95% done getting things packed and now we've gotten ready to go out to Mexican. I'm just glad I finally got to take a shower!

Shit Blogger is down for maintinence!!! Its telling me 2-2:45...well it's almost 3 Fuckers!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Today is the Day!


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Originally uploaded by Angelposh.

Ok so the title of my profile says, "Get the Skinny on the Plus Sized Professional" Now at the time I started this blog I was honestly, around 220. It was the highest weight that I had ever been in my entire life. I had 9 months till my wedding and I didn't want to be a fat bride. So in 3 months I lost 35 pounds and kept most of it off till the wedding. Where I sill was large according to most people at 198, and still plus sized. I worked out 1-2 hours a day 5 days a week and was a religous follower of Weight Watchers.... I looked HOT on my wedding day.

It's been 11 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, and 3 hours since my wedding last year. In that time I have gained exactly 53 pounds. So now, I'm at my highest weight I have ever been in my life, 243 pounds. I'm sorry but I must be honest, that is HUGE!

So someone a few days ago ran across my blog and was so nice to tell me that I was hot. Well actually I WAS hot. The photo on my blog profile is 53 pounds ago. So BEHOLD what I acually look like now (on a Friday night after 8 hours of work and driving in traffic.)

So now to the point of this baring of my soul. I've had enough! 3/4 of the clothes I own don't fit me. I shop at Lane Bryant. I've gone to a "not so bad" size 12/14, to a belly busting size 20/22. I can't even shave my legs properly anymore!!!

So here is where I set goals:

1) I will work out at least 30 minutes 5 days a week.

2) I will stay on my weight watchers plan, eat only the points allowed for the day and no flex points (flex points are for pussies).

3) I will drink 8 glasses of water daily.

Mini Goals:

5/30 Memorial Day, -3 pounds (240)

6/19 Father's Day, -6 pounds (237)

7/4 Independence Day, -9 pounds (234)

10/5 Labor Day, -18 pounds (216)

Monday, May 02, 2005

Mr Washie


Mr Washie
Originally uploaded by Angelposh.

Ok so now that I feel a little better, TA DA here they are!!! My new washer and drier!!! This past weekend I did like 9 loads of laundry. I don't know what's wrong with me either, Kevin would catch me sitting in the garage all alone staring at the clothes going around and aroud in the washer. I still catch myself doing it. Aren't the beeeeautiful! Never again will I have to lug 800 lb baskets of laundry to the coin laundry outside. I can leave my shit in as long as I like and not have to worry about it getting stolen or thrown on the floor. *sigh* I'm in heaven.

The funny thing is that it was before the water was in our name. We've filled up 2 huge fish tanks, and done 9 loads of laundry for FREE WHOO HOOO...free is good.

Relief

I came home to my hubby today and cried. Mostly because I was so relieved that it wasn't me. Cause it could have been. I'm so new at what I'm doing that honestly, they could pay an intern half of what I make to do my job. I guess I was just afraid that they would find that out and give me the axe. I felt much better, sitting there, sobbing with Kevin rubbing my arm. Him saying, "What?What?What?" and me sobbing so hard that I really couldn't get out what was wrong with me. He knew, I had already called him and told him the minute that I found out. He just couldn't comprehend why I wasn't happy that I still had a job. But I am, I'm so fucking glad that I'm still working, but I can't help but cry....

Shitty


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Originally uploaded by Angelposh.

After my shitty day today and my good friends even shittier day. I would like to present to you a shitty picture of the shitty drive home in shitty weather last shitty Friday.

"Reduction in Force"

First of all, no I didn't get laid off. At least not yet. :-/

I came in today to find that someone that is in our department was let go. UGH I feel horrible for this person and very angry for them. It's not fair, this person was so nice and smart that I can't believe that this actually happened.

I'm also thinking how could have this happened without a warning??? I've been with this company for going on three years and the two other times we had layoffs we knew it was going to happen...this time was like a thief in the night. You were robbed and you didn't even know it. I feel so violated, how could MY company that I'm so proud to work for have done this to such a undeserving person. I feel guilty that I feel violated because nothing happened to me. I actually got a raise, a smaller than usual raise, but still a raise.

EW I feel icky.

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My old boss and I went out for margaritas at lunch to talk about stuff. I feel better and when we got back people seemed to be doing better. I'm still afraid to talk about this with my own boss. I mean it could have been me. Even though I'm qualified for my position....I've only been doing it for six months. This whole day/week has been destroyed. I was so excited that I was going to talk about my weekend and my new washing machine....now I really don't see the point.