Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 2012

Where has the time gone? I have completely neglected this blog for 1/2 a year. I have found new interests like Facebook, a smart phone, Pinterest and Zulily, as well as a Kindle and classes of course.

I am about 1/2 done with my MBA. I will probably be working on it next spring but hopefully that will be the end.

Nothing super interesting going on here right now...just trying to get a little order in my life.

Monday, July 4, 2011


I was going to log in today and talk about my holiday weekend. It has been very nice....but after looking at some of my past blog posts, and realizing that I haven't been here in forever...I changed my plan.

I saw my new years resolutions a minute ago and thought about a friend's comment about making 1/2 year resolutions instead of the typical new year resolutions.

So... how did I do? Not really that good.

The budgeting thing has worked out pretty well. I have not documented it like I had planned but I have done much better with my expenses, etc.

Everything else pretty much bombed.... I didn't lose weight...I actually gained. I didn't manage to let my MBA work not overtake my life and I didn't take my lunch to work (which would help with the budget and the weight). I didn't work out either. for my plan....'s the same of course. I am taking one class in second summer term...I will try very hard not to let it consume me. I'm only taking one in the fall maybe I can manage to save some time for me/us.

Diet and exercise....I gotta get this right this time....I'm about sick of myself in this shape so I need to save some time for that too.. I guess it could be an additional class (lol...).

Anyway....hello to anyone that is out there reading. Wish me luck :-)

Monday, January 17, 2011

What was I thinking...

Well...on days like today, and I know there will be many others, I wonder what I was thinking when I decided to get my MBA. I really really really really have not had a good day. Today was a "holiday"...and I've been sitting at my desk in the study looking for a free data mining software program to evaluate. (LOL)... First, you can't pick a program that any of the other classmates have can't pick anything from this list provided, and you can't pick anything that you know how to use (apparently) because I have absolutely no clue as to how this program will work... After HOURS of searching and reading....I finally chose one that was approved. I had one selected yesterday but it wouldn't run on my computer...for some freaky reason....

So...I have a program that I don't know how to use and I've got to evaluate it (LOL)...this should be interesting., I wonder what was I thinking...why on earth am I doing this....and why shouldn't I just quit already...not looking like it's going to be a good semester.

But...on the bright least I can look forward to a nice vacation when this semester is over...

Monday, January 10, 2011

No day like a snow day

First snow day of the year - January 10, 2011.

I really did make use of the day off...though I could have accomplished more :-)

First, I fed the animals. Then I took a shower, put on my makeup and dried my hair. Then I decided to try to take a photo of myself with the self-timer on my camera. I hate the arms length photos that I try to take and George just can't take a good photo of me (probably because it makes me so uncomfortable to look at the camera and wait for it to click). After a few tries, I came out with about five that I'm not embarrassed to show..and you know, the funny part is...everyone that I took after getting the set up done was fine. Go figure. Here's the one that seems to be the most popular on Facebook.

After taking the photo, I did the breakfast thing....and put on the crockpot with pinto beans for dinner..... now to what I'm really supposed to be doing today....I checked my classes at case they had posted anything since today was officially the first day of class. One of my courses had stuff posted, so..... I started working on that. I answered several discussion questions and read more of my assignment...

In the mean time... I visited Skype and saw that Helen was I called her. She and I had a nice chat, I got to see Fatena and she drew a picture of the snowman that she built with some of her sisters.'ve still got most of a chapter to read but if I hadn't had that snow day, I would have just been getting started (lol).

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Let it begin

OK...I've been quiet about my MBA classes but I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous about them. Maybe a little intimidated at the moment....however, I got an email from my instructor (classes officially start tomorrow) that had the first reading assignment in it....well....If you know me...then you know that I had to start working on it :-P So...I have read chapter I'm having dinner....I'm really going to try not to let this overwhelm my life (I know...good luck with that huh)...but anyway... I have 2 more things that I need to do tonight (fold clothes and tan) I'm going to do those before I let myself read chapter 2....haha

Anyway......we'll see.... George was awesome with helping me keep up with the house and dinner, etc. when I was working on my Bachelors degree and I know he will be with this as well...but I'm going to try to manage a little course load is much smaller but the course content should be more difficult ;-)

Anyway... the beginning has arrived....

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sugar and Swine...make me feel so fine

The Arkansas Razorbacks are playing in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans....Sounds like an awesome time to me.... NOLA is one of my favorite cities... I am completely a fan of the cajun drawl and the food in the city is "to die for"...amazing!

George took me to NOLA for our first wedding anniversary. Another time we went on a cruise that departed from NOLA so we had a little time in the city...and then we spent almost a week in NOLA one summer for vacation.

Well..I'm hoping that the Razorbacks beat the Buckeyes tonight...guess, I better stop blogging to cheer them on........

Monday, January 3, 2011

Time heals all wounds

Time heals all wounds...or so they say. It seems interesting to me that there are wounds that need to heal that seem, in my humble opinion, to be basically self-inflicted...yet someone else is blamed for the occurrence.

Self-infliction occurs when you "get what you ask for" know "what you deserve"...when you cross a line that in nice, normal, polite society it is not acceptable to cross....

The blame...well....I guess when one crosses a line that polite society wouldn't cross, then one wouldn't be expected to take responsibility for one's actions...would one...

I guess one also wouldn't expect to have a person respond to their inappropriateness either.....

Glad we have that cleared up.