Monday, January 22, 2007


Folks, I'm ready for some changes.

Some good changes. Had the bad ones. Not going there again.

Yesterday, the message at church was about being stuck in a rut. Man, did that speak directly to me! I've been feeling in such a rut lately: get up, go to work, come home, cook dinner, go to bed, do the whole shebang over again.

I know, you're thinking the same thing I said to my brother after he married his first wife and they both got full-time jobs.

Welcome to adulthood.

There's got to be more to my life than this.

I thought I'd start by changing my Blogger template. I searched for tips on making my own, and figured it was more work than I was up to, or able to do.

Did another search, for templates. Found one I liked. Tried to change it.

No luck. I guess I'll have to get Amanda to help me, since she knows lots more code than I do and maybe she can give me some pointers.

I had to make due with changing my background color.

Oh, if only getting out of ruts were this easy in the rest of my life!

I guess I'm just really, really tired right now. I'm burned out on most everything in my life, so even the things that should bring me enjoyment don't.

Maybe it's just winter. Maybe it's just my cycle. Maybe I'm just tired of being cold!

I have come to one conclusion: Thanksgiving and Christmas come way too early in the winter. I mean, you get two holidays in six weeks time, and then what?

Big fat nothing to look forward to until spring, that's what.

Today started early - a legislative breakfast at 8:00 a.m., during which I ate nothing, because all they had were muffins and pastries of indeterminate origin.

Last year, they at least had bottled water. No water, no tea this morning, and I was not in a coffee mood.

We have this one state senator, and I promise, I hate when someone gives him the chance to speak. He's the very definition of a blow hard. Today was no exception.

All the local yokels were there, and they were all co-mingling and such. And me, well, I found my seat and made sure my notepad and camera were in working order. I'm not stuck up, but I'm not much of a hobnobber either.

I have to work late, because somehow I've been rooked into coming to a banquet tonight for the Soil and Water Conservation District. I don't know much about the group, except that they have poster and essay contests each year and give savings bonds to school kids.

I would take a day off, but one, that's next to impossible since there isn't really anyone to cover my job, and two, I'd just have to go back to work the next day, and I'll be back in the same boat.

Jason and Anna Marie went to Memphis today on business, so I ate lunch at home alone. Normally, I'd have enjoyed it, but all I could think about was how much I did NOT want to come back to work. If I didn't have that banquet tonight, I probably would've just stayed home.

I've gotten no rest the past two weekends, because either Jason's had me running around town with him, or we've been cleaning out closets at home. And this weekend, I have a bridal shower on Saturday morning and My Little Pony Live in the afternoon, so no rest there either.

Oh, and the weekend after that, I have booked a Premier Jewelry party to help out the daughter of a friend who is trying to build her business. I do seem to have a free weekend the next week, but then I have a birthday party one weekend and a wedding the next.

Oops, scratch that free weekend - that's probably going to be our Valentine's Day date.

Man, I think I need a Coke Zero, stat. I haven't had one in a few days, and I'm going through withdrawals.

Time to suck it up and get back to work, I guess.



doodlebugmom said...

Aww, you sound so bummed. Hope the Soil and Water Conservation people knock your socks off! (although I doubt

I like the new blog colors. And what is a Premier Jewelry party?


Melissa said...

Premier Jewelry is kind of expensive costume jewelry - they term it "fashion jewelry" that is sold at home shows like Tupperware would be. I sold it many moons ago, when I got married, but I didn't have much luck.

And about that meeting - I'm about to leave to go over there, and I just have this feeling that it's going to be one of those "what am I doing here?" moments.

Thanks for the compliment on the colors!

And I've been meaning to ask you - where did you find such a cute little avatar?

Valerie said...

i'm ready for changes, too, but right now i think i'll settle for some Midol. i was just thinking the same thing you wrote about earlier this a.m., then i got a call from the sister in law that her cousin from Ireland will be out here in March for a week.
so there's a little something for me to look forward to! (and

no luck on changing the template? i do like the colors, very rich & warm feeling.

how did the meeting tonight go?

Melissa said...

The meeting was actually fun. I'll have to post about it later.

doodlebugmom said...

I came across the cute little chick while goofing off online. (while I was supposed to be working...shhh.) I think it was on twopeas. Shameless me, I just right clicked and stole it!