Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday's fuming or foaming at the mouth: your choice

Ok...let me first forewarn you that I've had WAY TOO MUCH COFFEE. I feel like I'm in over drive and doing things at an incredibly fast pace. Of course it's also year end for me at work and everything needs to be done now now now now (and now). #vaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrroooooooooommm

2ndly, I am not selfish. Taking time for me, taking time to address my needs, putting my health and well-being first is not being selfish. It’s called self-perseverance. It is now a necessity and if someone doesn’t like it’s their problem. Others don’t have to answer to me and I will no longer feel the need to defend my decisions to those that don't like them. #kissmyazz

3rdly, after listening to the "Daily Boost" on my ipod touch (a free podcast off of itunes but I also think you can go to for free audio casts) I realize that I AM the most powerful person I know. I decide how i will respond to each and every situation. Yes I know, I sometimes react rather than respond but that's because I gave myself permission to do so. I decide when, what, where, how etc etc on many things in my life. Yes, i know, there are some things beyond my CONTROLBUT that doesn't mean I can't be the one to decide how I respond (or react) to said item beyond my control. #ohyesIsaidthat

4thly, I have a confession...I've been on a TOTAL sugar binge for at least the last 4 weeks. I'm amazed that I've lost ANY weight.  I've had DOZENS of donuts and AT LEAST 3 bags of muddy buddies. At first I blamed the new boss who is about as Type A as I am. However, see "3rdly" above. I made those choices. Thankfully not all of my food choices have been bad.  #allaboutaccountibility
and finally, TGIF. #enoughsaid

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Wonderings???


1) Im wavering on the ww path. Yes, Im still tracking my foods and my weight but Im struggling with the last 20 lbs (#dragginattitude)

2) I even bothered to get my Masters degree if all Im going to do with it is be an office assistant (#lovedmyjob2weeksagobutnotsomuchthisweek)

3) God gave me good looks instead of good humor (#iwannabewitty)

4) The grass is NEVER greener on the other side (#wishfulthinkingontheirpart)

5) More people dont want to break the cycle and do something GREAT with their life. Instead they blame those in their past for their current failures (#itsnotmyfault)

6) Theres no real separation of seasons any more in the Midwest (#somuchforspringorfall)

7) Promotions affect some more powerfully than others. Some stay balanced; others let it go to their head. (#saynotopowertrips)

8) People expect me to do all of the calling and visiting. dont THEY understand that the road goes two ways (#nolongerfeelingguiltyforpoorcommunicationskills)

9) it took me so long to grow up. I was never totally immature but I certainly had my days. Can you imagine how great Id be if Id learned some of life’s most important lessons sooner?! Ah..better late than never (#nevertoolatetogrowup)

10)  I wonder so much. Seriously, everything in life happens for a reason. (#dontsweatthesmallstuffitsallsmallstuff)
and in closinghere is an awesome quote I snagged from someones emailhope that they gave credit where credit was due properly.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ten Things Thursdays

1. A really good friend is coming to town this weekend and the hubs will be gone (most of the weekend). Finally a REAL girls night that doesn’t just mean that I’m staying up late with the dog to watch chick shows! This weekend has been planned for quite some time…and of course over labor day weekend I find out that the niece (my husbands niece) is having a birthday party. The MIL was not pleased when I mentioned I couldn’t attend because I was having company. F’her ya know. I’m tired of making plans and THEN having to alter the plans because of someone else. The MIL mentioned me bringing my friend but WTF-is that PC (politically correct)? I mean it’s the nieces party, hosted by the nieces mother NOT hosted by the MIL. Why does she get to decide who goes to the party and why do I have to go? None of them could really give a shit (pardon the french) what I do any other day of the year (including holidays and MY BIRTHDAY) #iknow-actlikeagrownup

2. The pug pup is doing wonderfully (knock on wood). Still must squirt the little shit now and then with water to “chill him out” but he’s such a doll (and a total morning dog). And FB is getting more and more comfy with him and isn’t afraid to fight back (lil pup is up to 10 lbs now-yahoo). Many times a day it seems like pugtona at our house as the pups run after each other single file round the living room furniture and kitchen table. #very cute.

3. I love how the guest room turned out. I love the colors; I love the bedding; and I even love the curtains that are acting as closet doors. It will be a nice hiding place for me to read or nap or whatever (as well as a nice place for visitors). It’s really serene and comfy cozy. Matter of fact I love it so much that I plan on sprucing up the bathroom, living room, and sun room with a dab or two of new paint and accessories.

4. I’m so very excited that it’s fall. I heart (mostly) fall….I love the cooler weather; the changing of the colors; sweaters, jeans, and hoodies; and cooking. Really LOVE cooking. What I don’t always like is the allergins that are in the air…but it’s a small price to pay right!? I mean really, so many pros very little cons to fall. I don’t even mind that if it’s fall time, snow is soon to follow. LOL of course once it dips below freezing for several day I’m beggin and cryin for sun and heat!

5. With fall comes my desire, urge, need to be outside walking/jogging. I’m very thankful that the puppy is “maturing” because then on the weekends I don’t feel guilty not being near him Thank heavens for naps.

6. I’m not fond of new bosses…especially ones that come straight in and right off the bat change things. They don’t bother to look at how things have been done (and worked for years); don’t look at the fact that we are the NUMBER ONE office in our district (and it’s because of how we do things); they just come in and change things because it’s how they did it in their last group. It must be a power trip or something…just like a dog peeing on the mailbox. Marking his/her territory. Or it’s like the new dog smells the old dogs pee and thinks “He didn’t do it right, this is how you pee on the mailbox, squirt.” #irritating

7. I’m keeping my current car (05 PT Cruiser) until it either crokes (and costs more than it’s worth to fix) or some else totals it. Period. I don’t care how much I want a mini van (yes-I’d love a mini van). There are just too many rude, inconsiderate aholes dinging my current car that it isn’t worth spending good hard earned money on a new ride for others to abuse and me to cry over.

8. Although I love my current job, I’ve been daydreaming of a different job. I do have a Master’s degree after all and it isn’t going to pay for itself. However, with the current status of the economy and the fact that I have a pretty good paying “office assistant” job (that is making the payments) it’s hard to fathom leaving my current gig.

9. I am working on being entirely debt free by 2020. I may not have much in savings (if any) but I WILL HAVE our house, my student loans, and miscellanous credit cards paid off. I’m tired of limiting my horizon. I’m tired of being at the mercy of the “almighty dollar” and making sure Peter pays Paul and Paul pays Peter. I’m confident that I can do this, I’ve already started making changes to my budget, IT WILL GET DONE.

10. I’m glad that I am who I am. There’s no one else I’d rather be. There’s not point in time I’d go back to to “change” something. I’m not perfect but I sure am having a really nice time trying to be a better person…someone mom would be proud of!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tori's Tuesday Tidbits

I can still jog a mile without stopping even though I haven’t jogged since April 2011. #ouchmylegshurt

I’ve resorted to squirting the puppy with a water bottle; it’s the only way to get him to stop nipping/biting Fredbird! #soannoying

I’m SO excited that fall is upon us. #lovemysweaters

I’m “ever so slightly” nervous about telling my folks we are not coming for the holidays…I’m boycotting going ANY WHERE (even the in laws) for Thanksgiving and Christmas (unless it’s to volunteer at the food pantry). #tiredofonewayroads

Yes, it REALLY is ALL about ME; just ask me I won’t lie to you. #imfullofshitcan’tyoutell

A good friend of mine is coming this weekend from VA…#soexcited.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tori’s Tuesday Tidbits

  • Turning 41 has not been as exciting as turning 40. Granted 41 is much better than the early 20’s but I’m just sayin.

  • It was a pretty productive weekend at my household. I got half of my to-do list (20 items) done…none of which included reading.

  • I love my Moving Comfort Maia high impact sports bra. I love it so much that I bought two more and wear them on a daily basis (they make me feel sexy!! Odd? Yes but the bra keep things “high and tight” and gives a look of small and perky chest!).

  • I haven’t gotten to sleep in (past 6am) or take a nap since July 31st…as they say on twitter #notcool

  • I have a twitter account, twitter is ok, but rarely ‘tweet’; I don’t always understand all the slang (and I can’t find a cheat sheet) and some folks I tried to follow (whom I didn’t know know) tweeted too much about stuff that was of very little interest to me (every half hour of EVERYDAY!). I want to tweet with “normal” folks, about normal “chickish” stuff (@tori7870 did you all hear about the new mascara/brow coloring by Covergirl? Or @tori7870 I tried the most awesomeist meat loaf and it was only 4pts a serving!).

  • I wish I could overcome my “reality tv” obsession….most of those shows are like “watching a train wreck” or “being a looky loo” and have no real positive impact on my life (unless you consider the fact that after viewing some of those shows I feel “normal” or reassured that my life really doesn’t suck that bad.

  • I am continually amazed/in awe of the changes that naturally happen in my life. From the improvements in the puppy’s behavior to the excitement in my hubs voice when sharing something new to me to my personal growth as a woman, daughter, wife, co-worker, friend.

  • I really LOVE my job; I LOVE my co-workers; still wish that I could work from home! #somefolksareneverhappy




Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ten Things Thursday’s….

Long weekend coming up and it will start early for me (yeah me!)…need to plan a list of things I’d like to get done.

1-Finish painting the guest room (and put up curtain)

2-organize closets in guest room and old guest room

3-work on border (get at least half of them laid)

4-purge items in the sun room (file cabinet, hobby cabinet, shelving unit)


6-make cookies or chili for work (do Monday)

7-clean the bathroom (scrub is more like it) and change out seat.

8-vaccum whole house

9-mop kitchen floor

10-find someone to take unused shower stall and toliet out of laundry room.

Ten more things that I’d like to make time for:

1-read 4 chapters of my “The Total Money Makeover” (thanks Sarah from Finding my Fabulosity)

2-write a list of food items we have in the house (both freezers and the pantry)

3-from list of food items on hand make list of meals that can be made

4-create a list of “staple food items” needed

5-read and respond to blogs

6-walk/jog on treadmill each day for a minimum of 15 mins

7-read 4 chapters of “101 ways to get organized”

8-chat with neighbor

9-go to breakfast with friend

10-go to dinner with friends