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Friday, December 19, 2014

It's been a week since I've blogged. And it's been a frustrating and stressful one. I've been working my cute butt off to get my project done. Well yesterday i did. But...there'salways a butt right?...I'm now working a child kit and I found a problem. And no one has the answer to the question...is it OK? It was so bad yesterday I was crying at work. ARGHHHHHH!! emoticon

Today was better at work. Still haven't resolved the issue, but at least we only had to work half of the day. We had our dept Christmas lunch and Green Valley Ranch. They had have a great buffet. I think I did a pretty good job of not over doing it. Dinner was light tonight. emoticon

On the 10th our whole dept went to the movies. We saw Hunger Game: Mockingjay Part One. I really liked the movie. But...we all left work at noon for the 2 PM showing, everyone kind of did their own thing for lunch at the outdoor mall the movie was at. One of my bosses asked if I wanted to join him and another coworker for lunch. I said no. Why? Because this other coworker made a snarky remarked about my weight. I had been talking to my boos about gaining some weight over the Holidays, and this coworker looked at me (I was wearing my Santa hat) and said that with the hat and glass, all I was missing was white beard and I would look just like Santa. I looked at her and said Really? I just got done talking about how I gained some weight and you make that kind of comment? I just walked away after that and did NOT go to lunch with them.

So then today, I'm setting at the table with the same boss and the coworker that made the Santa comment, plus a few other coworkers. I didn't want tos et there but it was the only seat left. I had one plate of food (and it wasn't filled all the way) then some dessert. I had a serving spoon of bread pudding with a spoonful of vanilla sauce, a cookie, and small piece of pineapple upside-down cake. All of it, size wise, it was about the size of regular slice of cake. The guy coworker setting across from me looked at me and then said the coworker from last weeks comment that it was time for dessert and he was sure Colleen (me) would be more than happy to go for seconds. OMG...really? I so jumped all over his sh*t. He got all defensive and didn't think I should be insulted. I have NEVER in my 13 yrs of working at this place had something like this happen let alone twice! emoticon

SO...that's off my chest. I'm going to work on my short story tonight. It kind of got set aside with all the work stuff. emoticon

Working out has been hit and miss this week, but even so I was down 2 pounds this week. *Knocking on wood* And since I'm only at work two days next week, it'll stay hit and miss. I can't really work out with hubby home. emoticon

SO OK...this is it! TGIF everyone!

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CALENSARIEL 12/20/2014 12:22AM

    Do you think you could get brave enough to take those coworkers aside and tell them they really hurt you with their comments? If they're saying those things to you, you know they're saying them to other people. Sorry that happened, girlfriend. Hugs, Calen~

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

I'm so glad it's Friday. I'm tried and I really didn't do much of anything today. It's raining here, which I like. I'm still worried about the whole Dr thing. I need to contact the office and see if I'm suppose to just take the new meds or take the new and old. For now I'll just take the new.

I've started a new short story. I learned alot from doing the first one. This one is a bit differnt. It's not from a first person view. I was like 1000 words into before I realized the love intrest/hero hadn't shown up yet. It just kind of took on a life of it's own. I might post a excerpt form it here tonight. But do note that it's a rough first draft.

I'll be off to bed soon. Let the weekend start!!


Jamie looked up at the clock over the doors that lead to the dimly light club. So tried that she had to squint her eyes, she saw it read 12:30 AM. Only 30 more minutes, she sighed to herself. Thirty minutes that was going to seem like hours. She knew that from experience. Time always seemed to slow down the last hour or so before her shift ended. All she wanted to do was go home, roll into bed, and sleep for days. Closing her eyes, she could almost feel the coolness of her sheets as she imagined herself sliding between them. A bump from behind brought her back to the club’s staff area.

“Hey Jamie, you OK?” Kandy (with a K…as she’d informed Jamie when they met), Jamie’s best friend and co-worker asked. “Sorry about the bump girlfriend, but Harry is yelling for you.”

“Yeah I’m fine, just tried.” Jamie gave Kandy a small smile as she turned back toward the kitchen. Stopping, Jamie turned back around. "Kandy, have you noticed anything funny tonight out there?" nodding toward the doors leading to the club floor.

"Funny?" Kandy followed Jamie's nod, looking toward the doors . "Funny how? I know we're busy tonight."

"Like you're being watched?" Jamie asked, Kandy nodded in the negative. "I feel like I'm being watched. It's kind of creepy." Jamie shuddered then walked the short distance to the pickup counter, where three steaming plates set.

“JAMIE…OREDER UP!” Harry, the temperamental cook and owner of the club, yelled from the kitchen. “TABLE 6!”

“Harry, I’m right here.” Jamie pointed out, “You can stop yelling.” Harry just grinned at her. He only had one volume when he was in the kitchen and that was LOUD. He yelled everything.

Grabbing a round tray, she moved the three plates to it, added some condiments, then picked it up and turned to head out to table 6. She backed though the door with the ease of long practice, turning and heading for the waiting table.


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CALENSARIEL 12/14/2014 3:08PM

    Intriguing story, gf. Can't wait to read the rest of it. Hugs, Calen~

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LJCANNON 12/14/2014 12:24AM

    emoticon Hopefully, you will get some good rest this weekend.
I enjoyed the book excerpt.

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Not A Happy Camper

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I went to see our new Dr. today. I've been feeling really tried for a while now. I asked my old Dr about my Thyroid meds maybe needing adjusting but she said they were fine. So today the new Dr tells that not only are my thyroid meds to low, I'm pre diabetic, and my LDL levels were too high to even count. I'm so pissed. Not at my new Dr (he was great!) but at the old Dr who blew me off about how I've been feeling. Now I have to look into getting the LDL down. emoticon

So I'm thinking about writing another short Christmas story. I learned a lot writing the first one. This one is going to be called Santa Baby, I think. emoticon

OK I'm dead tried tonight so I'm going to watch Big Bang and then head off bed. Happy TGIF for tomorrow!

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TWEETYKC00 12/12/2014 7:05AM

    I'm glad you have a new doctor that seems to be on top of things. Hope you can find a good way to lower those numbers.

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PICKIE98 12/12/2014 6:35AM

    I am so happy you switched docs!! Let this new one get you straightened out..

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CALENSARIEL 12/11/2014 11:54PM

    When a doctor tells you you're pre-diabetic it's a load of crap. You are or you aren't. The only difference is in the early stages you have a chance to control it with diet instead of medication. So you better be doing some reading up on diabetic diets and be proactive about it. If you do, I guarantee your LDL will come down. Did he tell you what your triglyceride level was? That's almost more important than the LDL or HDL. It's a better predictor of heart issues. You best take care of yourself girlfriend! Hugs, Calen~ emoticon

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Last Christmas - A Short Story

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I finished my short story! I'm going to TRY to post it. If Spark will let me (Spark doesn't like some words!). In other news...washed my FitBit and killed it. Got a new one (under the Best Buy Protection Plan). Started a new blog ( wp.me/5s136 ). Had a quiet 60th Birthday on Sunday.

So that didn't work. It stripped all the formatting out of it. The link above should work. Cut and paste into your address bar of the browser your using.

OK...I'm off now. Have a great day!

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ICEDEMETER 12/10/2014 10:32AM

    Belated Happy Birthday!

Thanks so much for sharing the story - it's given me a lovely start to my day.

The pacing was just right, just enough background so that everything made sense, and that lovely little touch of cynicism and disbelief that makes it more believable.


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CALENSARIEL 12/9/2014 8:04PM

    LOVE the background. Where'd you find it? AND the first cartoon. Sent it to Bran! Hugs, Calen~

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Short Story

Friday, December 05, 2014

I finished Chapter 13 of my WIP the other day and sent it off to my BFF and outstanding beta reader. I heard back from her and I've add notes to my Scrivener from her email. But I'd had this idea kicking around in my head the last few days. Now I have to admit, I read a couple of short story analogies over the last week. So I decide to give a short story a go. Short stories run anywhere from 500 words to 7500 words. Not a lot (my WIP is like over 45K words right now) so I'm giving it a whirl. Tentative title is Last Christmas. I have about 3300 words so far and I'm getting down to the ending of the story. When I'm done, I'll edit it a few times and I hope to put it here before Christmas. I will say that the charters in it took on a life of their own and it went in a direction I hadn't seen coming. So stay tuned! emoticon

Oh and Calen..you get first crack at it BFF! emoticon

So I missed my workout today. We went to lunch at Red Rock buffet. I have to say I'm kind of proud of myself. I didn't over eat! I had a small slice of pork loin, a BBQ grilled chicken thigh, some roasted carrots, a few roasted potato wedges, and some Shrimp and grits. The Shrimp and grits I thought was scalloped taters. First bite and my thought was they didn't make the taters right. Then my friend told what it was. emoticon For Dessert, I had some bread pudding with caramel sauce. And then I stopped eating. I wasn't over stuff...I just felt full. emoticon

Starne thing at home last night. I went to bed about midnight (I watched Peter Pan Live on TV, then read for a while). I went into the kitchen and looked out the dining room window. There, blocking our driveway, was cop car, lights flashing. I peeped out the curtains but couldn't see anything but the car. OK...so I turned out the lights and started down the hallway to bed..and darn..another cop car shows up, lights going.

Now I'm spooked! So I wake up hubby and he goes into the living room and throws up the blinds, looks out, says they are just talking then heads back to bed. My hero! emoticon OK..he's not worried so I'm not going to right? As soon as I hit the bed, the whole front of the house (living, dining, kitchen) as well as the hallway fills with really bright blue/red/white strobe lights. I jumped up and went to look. There was now an ambulance outside! emoticon Hubby declined to get up again. I have no idea what was going on, everything looks OK when I left for work at 5 AM this morning. I guess I'm just a bit paranoid right now. emoticon

So no workout today, my weight was up (must WORK on this!), more calories consumed at lunch, and working on a short story. That's it in a gift wrapped nutshell for this TGIF!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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LJCANNON 12/7/2014 9:20PM

    My Son can attest to the Blessings/Frustrations of Writing, LOL!! He recently had one of his Short Stories included in a book of Short Stories related to the TV Show "Stargate"
emoticon Complete Craziness about the Cop Cars!! Maybe call the Non Emergency Number and ask them what was going on?

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CALENSARIEL 12/6/2014 12:11AM

    Girl, I so think you need to move!!! I would have been scared to death. Did you not dare go out and ask them what was going on? You take care now! Hugs, Calen~ PS. Randy's over here for the weekend. Haven't seen him for awhile.

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