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26th-Mar-2008 12:48 pm - I love TV DVD series
Series I have completed:
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
The Sopranos

Series I am currently watching:
Rescue Me

Series I want:
Frisky Dingo
26th-Mar-2008 12:38 pm - Today
So the father-in-law wedding was gorgeous and simple, and wasn't nearly as drunkedy.

Work has been good, I am pulling a fair amount of overtime which has been nice. I am a woman possessed with money right now because of that student loan. I mean we are paying it down but it has slowed significantly. I know my husband's idea to go ahead with the 2007 IRA is a great one. I just feel super stressed that we have this one last bill that has been dogging me since 1997 (technically since they are college loans) and we are hemorrhaging money into savings. I will just be a calmer person when it is done. Being the grand planner I already have tons of things I wanna do at the end of summer and beginning of fall, and so I am ready to push past this obstacle to get there.

I am also ready to start traveling more as well. We have lived in a state of stasis for about 2 years now trying to pay off bills and prep our lives to live without credit cards and debt. I am ready to DO more now. Every day I am flitting off to Bhutan, then Turkey, then Greece, then Italy, and of course, the American West.
7th-Mar-2008 11:51 am - Reviving the Blog
I can not believe I only posted on here once a year and a half ago. Tons have happened. We are down to only my school loan in terms of debt thanks to the Dave Ramsey plan. I ran a half-marathon slowly. Work has been great. I have been in a werewolf game for 1.5 year, and just switched to Shadowrun of Yesterday, a cool amalgamation the Jerm created. And I started the weight loss blog with Krissi! woo hoo. Besides being caught up in the world of Anita Blake and Merry Gentry, and The Dark-Hunters series, I have been catching up on my Spiritual Midwifery as well. So here is to reviving my e-monologue. We are actually rev'ing up to celebrate my father-in-law's wedding. The Lithuanians and Russians are going to have a vodka bottle to each table. I have no idea how they plan to get outta there at 9:30 pm.
30th-Jun-2006 03:43 pm - First Post
It has been at least 9 years since I have thought to put my innermosts to print. You know what I miss with online posting, obsessing about which type of book to use as a journal. I love buying office supplies and journal sections in bookstores keep me highly entertained. I guess you can not shake the love of school shopping and fond memories of the cheap little red cardboard diaries with the huge lock and dual keys that every little girl would receive for the first 10 years of her life. So here I am though, updating.

I started this journal in hopes that I could accomplish some of my goals with the thought that I can keep myself focused. Since I am the only married woman I know without children, this leaves me a lot of time to obsess about me. Which is surprisingly fun. Currently what I am obsessing about is finishing a marathon this year, and picking the Spanish language back up. Of course my husband and I have all the big financial goals: pay off the credit cards, travel more, save money. blah blah blah. But since this is my journal I am going to just focus on my little delights.

The marathon. I started out only running to be thin. Well now that I have learned to love myself a little more I realize that I am not really fat (okay I said a little more, so I would always love to lose more weight). So with self-acceptance comes another problem, motivation. Why keep running, what am I doing out there if there is no longer the dread, fear, and self-loathing to keep my feet pounding the pavement. That is where the marathon comes in. How amazing! You finished a marathon! Not many people can do that! Well actually they can and do, but it seems an amazing accomplishment to me of will and body. And so after two years of piddling, I am getting serious and going for the 26.2. You wouldn't believe the time and effort involved in running religiously. I don't even feel that devoted yet. Luckily I have other zealots, who have given up so much of their time to run with me. Another thing I have to thank running for: my amazing friendships.

So with this inaugural post, I am going to make some promises. Stick to my running schedule, shave 2.5 mins off my mile, and stop using my work schedule (I am a Labor and Delivery nurse) as an excellent excuse not to run.
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