Long December

 So I am very happy about how I am ending 2007. I have had a rough year but it all seems to be fairing out quite nicely in the end, My Christmas was very nice, I received lots of great things from my family and friends. My favorites include a $250 donation to the Lupus Foundation, a big crock pot so I can start cooking more while I am working 60 hours a week between my job and practicum (oh, and by the way, I got all A's again this semester.. WOOT!), and I raked in about $140 in Starbucks gift cards!

On Christmas night we had our annual high school reunion at my friend L~'s house. It was basically the same crew as usual except for one MAJOR and EXCITING addition!!! My friend M~ came back in town and I have not seen him in at least 13 years. It was nice to see him, as well as, be on his team for Trivia Pursuit 80's edition.... we kicked ass (well, he did, I only got the Lays potato Chips pie question right). I also got to hang out with him and inoxia last night and we reminisced about old times. I dusted off so many fond memories from high school that I had not thought about in years. We laughed, we drank, we enjoyed each other. I could not have asked or orchestrated a more grand evening than that. I am sure going to miss him when he leaves.

Today, after getting home at 4am, I met inoxia to help finish clearing out her apartment. We ran about an hour and 20 minutes ahead of schedule with completing the project. It was nice to actually do something physical with an end product that you could see. I fear I am lacking the physical exercise since the cold weather has set in.

Not sure what I will be doing on New Years Eve. It seems as though most people are just relaxing at home. Not sure what I feel like doing... I have been in a very contemplative state of mind as of late. Perhaps I will do something alone, yet soul satisfying. Who knows. I just hope 2008 brings forth many grand memories and adventures.

It's Coming

So I had the epiphany yesterday when I looked at the date on my volvo dashboard and it said December 2, 2007 that Christmas is coming and this year is almost over.

Through all the stress of the recent weeks at work and school, I completely spaced that the future is still moving toward us at full force. I have so much to get done and not enough time to do it. At that same time, I have really been trying to slow down and enjoy life for a while. With that stated, I had a calmed enough to have a wonderful weekend.

On Friday night I took some much needed "me" time and relaxed at home by myself. I should have put up my Christmas tree but I was just not in the mood and desired a night with no agenda other than the 10:00 news. On saturday, I got up and leisurely went to Fishers to get my oil changed. I then went to the office to finish up a needed project and then returned home to clean. I then had a great night hanging with a friend and watching crazy shows while drinking and laughing. I was able to obtain a new favorite quote from the shows we were watching "I didn't know that pubic hair had dander........ no wonder my allergies have been so bad lately". Yes folks... that quote will keep me going for at least three months. On Sunday I cleaned my house, did some volunteer work, and hung out with friend from work and watched Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters.

All and all the weekend was a prefect end to a stressful week and a good beginning to a hectic week.

All is right with the world.. or so they tell us

Random Update

Wow is has been a while since I have been on here. I actually told someone that I would update like two weeks ago, but that obviously didn't happen.

Well life for me has been good. I am still working on my MSW that is kicking my ass. I just finished my final paper for one of my classes. My last day is next Thursday and the I am on break until January! WOOT!

Work is good. I am supervising the Medical Fragile and Fatality unit now. I have a great team of people working for me so that makes things better. We are actually have a team building night this Friday where we are going bowling (I suck at bowling).

I was approached about going down to Region 15 and helping out for a month. That is the southern region that borders Ohio and Kentucky. It's about an hour and a half drive from my home, but they are willing to put me up in a hotel. The great thing is that all the hotels in that region are casinos! WOOT! (There goes my paycheck). I don't really want to go, there is not a lot down there and I would miss being home, but failure to agree is like career suicide so I will suck it up and do it.

Overall, life is grand. I am busy, but all is well!
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The Many Ways I Procrastinate

So I am leaving for Florida tomorrow! WOOT! I am taking one of my WARDS to Disney World on Saturday!! I am so excited! The the rest of the weekend will be spent sipping Bloody Mary's with friends. I am so ready to get away from Indianapolis.... especially during the Indy 500 weekend! Not that I have anything against the race, I just hate traffic.

I am really enjoying my life right now. I have several wonderful friends that I get to spend lots of time with. I finally have friends that enjoy traveling and have an adventurous mentality. So far this summer I have been camping, going to Florida this weekend, going to Kansas City in a couple weeks. We are also planning a getaway at Myrtle Beach! That will be awesome!! The only difficult part is balancing all that with work and school. Summer session in graduate school is very intense. I have several papers due and little time to do them! I am hoping to multitask by writing one on the plane tomorrow. I think I will be successful.

I am also looking forward to Amsterdam in the Fall with




Warmth... inside and out

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.... seems to be the start of all my blogs as of recent. I have been really busy with school and work and all the joys in between.

I do have some exciting news to report. I have met this amazing guy, and even though it is quite early in the encounter, I see a lot of potential in this one. There is a strange comfortableness when I am with him. That is the type of comfortable that usually comes after weeks and sometimes months of knowing someone.

We went to Brown County on Saturday and enjoyed a very relaxing day in the amazingly perfect weather. I hope this one will lasts. We seem to have so much in common and we enjoy so many of the same things. I will keep you posted!!
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Life as I Have Known It Is Now Over

The worst thing that could ever happen to me happened today. This is something so horrific, so terrifying that I cannot even bring myself to say it at this moment.

We all that that one thing that echos in our minds at night. The one thing that we beg and pray will never happen to us. Well that thing happened to me. In all my years I have never endured such a tragedy as this. Even typing the words to explain the situation is too difficult because once I do it would mean that it is a reality. A reality that I am not ready to accept.

I feel that I am a good person. Of course I am not perfect, I accept that, but nobody is and I don't see what I have done to deserve such vile happening in my world. I sit here in utter awe over the thought that this could even happen.... and alas, it DID happen. Like something straight out your nightmares. The one torturous event that will permanently scar your very existence from this day forward.....

Okay, I think I am ready to tell you what exactly happened to bring on this abyss of negative energy into my life......

I went to the gas station that I frequent, and to my horror I was faced with a sign that said......................

Slushy Machine Temporarily Out of Order!

My fear is how this will effect the rest of humanity
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    My racing thoughts

Showin Love WOOT! WOOT!

First off, I want to give a shout out to someone who is very special to me!! We have a new member to the LJ family and I want you all to go and show some love to my girl waponi_queen! Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!??

Okay, now onto the update:

Well I have been in training this week... it sucks. You know, it's much like having one of those days where you wake up 15 minutes late, jump out of bed only to step on the cat. You fall into the dresser as you attempt to lessen the weight put on the cat. You get a black eye that swells shut just when traffic reached it's maximum potential. When you finally get to work, a co-worker calls the police because they think that the black eye is from domestic abuse and despite all your efforts to convince the authorities otherwise, they arrest your significant other. 

Okay, perhaps I am being a bit over-dramatic.... but you get the picture.

I went to class. I had to write a paper on Senate Bill 0025 which addresses the issue of raising the minimum wage (which I didn't complete until 2:00 in the morning). I do have to admit though, I think the paper was damn good.

Now I have to type an entire interview  word for word into a Word document for another class. 

I apologize for the fact that I don't have anything more exciting than this to write about.... sorry for you having to read this boring stuff!
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    Cupid's Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes

It's Meme Time!!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

Post the rules to your LJ and spread the madness!

In Media advocacy one must identify the objectives, target an audience, and tailor the message tot hat audience. As social workers we must learn from other professionals whose expertise is mass communications, public relations, or media consultation. However, s social worker's skill in working with people will pay big dividends if used with those who control the media

The book is"Affecting Change: Social Workers in the Political Arena" Sixth Edition.

I know..... how boring can I be?