Freaky Friday!

I am soooo excited! Tomorrow! Renaissance Festival! Yay!!! I plan on having a lot of fun this year :)

My ankle is doing ok. Just ok though. Should be interesting all the walking I will be doing tomorrow. I will be bringing my wrap with me, just in case it needs it.

Today, is just a beautiful day :)

It's actually kinda chilly out today too! I think the high is supposed to be 72 degrees, which is perfect.

An Inner Bitch Quote:
An Inner Bitch Reminder:
If you settle for less, that's exactly what you'll get. Is that what you want? I don't think so.

 I have no idea how busy today is going to be. I just know I'm sorta tired (got to bed late) and I am chugging my coffee like it's my life blood. Ok, what I really mean is that my subsisting on coffee period at the moment! LOL. It's my bestest friend. Well, that's Jackie, but right now she's in Florida and she doesn't exactly give me a caffeine fix!

I guess I should start thinking of what the hell I will be wearing on my vacation too. I should make a list of what's required and see what I can that might past muster. The awesome thing about losing weight is some of my old but still hot/cute clothes now fit again :) Oh and me wearing a size 12 jeans?? HOTNESS. My 14s are pretty comfy/loose now. I could wear 12s without a problem. I have a couple times and damn, I got some good reactions. But I am not sure if need every guy staring at my ass at work. Yeah, that's probably not what I need! What I need, is to clean my house though. Because dust bunnies seem to multiple on an hourly basis!! I blame the cats.

Damn it, I just had a thought and as I was about to write it, it ran away. Hate it when that happens...

 Anyway! It looks to be a busy weekend and next week as well :)


A Thursday Quick Note Thingy

It's a tad bit chilly this morning. I love the seasons changing! I always have :) There is something, so fresh, about each season. Almost like a reset button. Well, ok it really IS a reset button - but you know what I mean!

Also: How the fuck did September pass so damn fast? I mean, seriously?? It's the 26th already!! It felt like the 2nd yesterday! Yikes!!

I finished one scarf last night. Not sure if I like it. I made a couple silly mistakes, not the end of the world. But I almost, ALMOST, want to go back and re-do it. Will see if the person I made it for likes it. If not, I will re-do it. See, I much rather re-make/do something so that the person I am giving it to REALLY likes it. Not just a little bit and that it's ok. Nope. If I can make an change (easy or not, it's not really a stressful thing for me), then I much rather do that and have the person like it that much more. Yes, sometimes it's the thought and effort that count. But you know what? If I want to wear something not ONLY because someone I know made it for me, but also because it's pretty/beautiful/awesome/fill in your adjective here, then that is a WIN. Besides, crocheting a scarf is easy.

I have another one that I had started last year that I will be finishing next. It's this pretty beige and oatmeal colors one that I love. And with me having short hair now, scarves will certainly be my friends this winter!! I will probably make a couple more simple ones after that. I have a strong feeling I will have a pretty decent wardrobe of scarves!! Hmmm, I guess I should probably give some to family and donate some too. I like that idea!!

Work will be picking back up soon, it's had a nice little lull recently. I am ready for the real stuff to start though.

My ankle/foot - well. It's still getting better. I am going to try to stay off it more tonight. Work, I can't really help. I still have the wrap on it, but no air splint. If I could have kept that on longer, I would have. It really does help keep your ankle straight and from rolling or causing more harm. I do walk pretty carefully though. I am going to end up wearing my wrap when I go to the Renaissance Festival on Saturday though. I just want that extra support with all the walking we'll be doing. I can't wait for Saturday, it's going to be a lot of fun :)

My jeans are still loose, which is nice. I haven't changed weight at all for the last week or so. I think I need to mix up my routine or something and get it jump started again. Plus, I know I will be eating more when my sister comes to visit (can't wait!!!). I am planning on making lasagna for my birthday dinner :) And Dump Cake. And maybe some fresh bread! Talk about carb overload! But it's my bday, so why not!!! I haven't been drinking as much water as I should either. Bad Me! Well, working on it now.

Ok, time to get my ass in gear!!


Humpity Hump Hump

I always think of Digital Underground when I hear Hump Day


I am wearing shoes today, with my ankle still wrapped but no air splint. Hmmm. My ankle is thinking I'm a bit of a bitch due to this. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do, whether you like it or not.

Sunday morning, I am getting my hair cut :) It's starting to grow out more and I really am loving this short style, so I think I am going to keep it until next summer and then decide if I want to grow it out or not. Which means I will need to make some more scarves. And maybe ones not as wide as I made the last couple of years. Especially if I'm not going to be smoking in 15 degree weather!!! So, I am hoping to really get through several of my yarn projects this winter :D

I really want to paint the kids room, this month though seems to be seriously busy!! Renaissance Festival (YESSSSS), my sister visiting (BEYOND AWESOME) so I was just looking at my friendly little Google Calendar (am loving that btw) and 10/19  - 10/20 looks to be the weekend for painting :) I will see if me and the Kid can at least organize the attic a little bit more (he's made a complete mess of it searching for things) so that I can put up there everything else he doesn't "need" right this moment. And then I might need to get a couple more paint brushes and 1 more gallon of white paint (for my office) and I'm basically all set. I think the biggest pain in the ass will be moving his furniture so that I can get to his walls!! The Kid will be with his Dad that weekend, so I will be playing some high energy music and get it done! I do know the office will probably take longer just because it's being sprayed on and not just painted.

Anyways, time to get my ass in gear :)

Inner Bitch Quotes

Inner Bitch Food for Thought:

When we suffer from Toxic Niceness, everyone else in our lives gets more out of our efforts than we do. Is that what we really want? I don't think so!


Today is "Anything is Possible Day." Because your Inner Bitch knows that every day is anything is possible day, but you have to start believing it sometime. 


Dental Fun Time & little updates

This morning, I didn't really get sleep in before my dental appointment. But whatever. Still, I was sitting in the dentist chair at about 8:30 am, waiting for the fun times to begin.

I got the impressions/molds done of upper/lower teeth and a temporary crown put on. Oh and my gums had to be cauterized a little bit. OW OW OW. I just took a couple Advil since the numbness is starting to wear off.

Speaking of numbness, it's a strange sensation to have your eyeball go numb. So 1/2 of my mouth, nose, cheek and 1 eyeball got that lovely feeling going on. And now that it's start to wean off, my teeth are aching in that itchy sorta way! I hate it when my gums/teeth feel itchy. I don't know quite how to explain it though.

I am attempting to slurp coffee without drooling. It's not easy. Sometimes it's all about getting a good seal and just chugging it. I need me some caffeine though.

Lunch will be a late thing today, since work is having some 10 year party type of thing. At least I am pretty sure there will be food.

So, I think I am going to quit smoking soon. This whole week they've just tasted nasty. I don't know if it's because I am just happier now or me losing weight or what, but it's a good thing. I am going to finish out this week and then just keep a pack in reserve for any of those super stressful moments. Moments where the punching bag doesn't do enough that is.

I am also really excited about Saturday :D I can't wait to go to the Renaissance Festival, take in the sights, smells and delicious food! Have fun with the kids and enjoy the shows.

My foot/ankle is doing better. I still have it in the air splint and wrap. I will have to take the air splint off tomorrow because I just have too much at work going on that needs me fully functioning. Will keep the wrap on though. This will mean I will have to try to rest it as much as possible once I'm home. TRY being the operative word here.


Maryland Renaissance Festival

Just a quick note :)

So, just purchased the tickets for the Maryland Renaissance Festival :)


So excited! One of my favorite groups is performing, The Mediaeval Baebes! Love them!

Oh and I am having a moment of De Ja Vu


Anyways, I think we're going to have a blast :)

Darkness Of Light by Stacey Marie Brown

Darkness Of LightDarkness Of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really and truly enjoyed this book. The author did an excellent job with the plot and writing. I must have read this book within 24 hours of downloading it!!

The main characters has great tension between them. It was full of intense moments with a wit that I absolutely loved. The characters were strong in themselves, the plot amazing and it really kept you on your toes and wanting to see what is going to happen.

Highly recommend, it was a great book to read and I look forward to the next one!

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Monday's Moorings

No crutches today. I am still wearing my ankle wrapped and with the air splint, and still not putting a lot of weight on it (in other words, staying off my feet) but when I do walk, I am just hobbling along!

Last night I got to meet some local pagans for a Pot Luck and Mabon celebration. It was nice. It's been SOOOOO long since I have done anything with any type of group. It's not a coven or anything formal. Which, honestly, was probably one of the best things. Because as with most situations when you have more than 2 people in a room, there is drama. At least with this particular group, I didn't get that vibe at all. Well, at least not from the first meeting. And it's just nice to talk to people! LOL, you know what I mean though? People who aren't coworkers and also that at least have SOME idea of similar thoughts. And the food was good too :) I made my bread pudding and it went over really well, which always makes me feel good! I love feeding people. It's not a huge group either, which is nice because I don't remember their names. Bad Me!

This means I got home at about 10 pm. Next time, I can bring my Kid and he can play video games and hang out with their kid(s), which will make things better. I've also offered up the use my backyard, because it would be nice to have some things done outside. Of course, with Winter coming, I doubt it will be a lot (and yes, I do want a fire pit at some point, just need to figure out where!) and I also need to get rid of that poison oak.

Also: I noticed something rather interesting Sunday afternoon. I tried to smoke a cigarette - and it was nasty. I didn't want it. I don't normally have that reaction. Soooo weird. Good, but weird! Not sure if it's just because I'm happier now days or changes in my weight or what. Whatever it is, it's a good thing!! Today, hmmm, I will see if I get the same reaction while at work. If so, well I guess that means my body is telling me to quit smoking for good (hopefully!!).

Edit: Ok, so I just smoked, and it was still gross. I think that I am going to wind down on my smoking, and just quit :) Wow. Who knew!! I will keep 1 pack in reserve for those moments that I want to punch someone's face in - you know - just in case! But at least with these cigarettes (Native American Organic ones) I don't have nic fits or cravings. Which will help in the long run. I think the hardest part will be reading while NOT smoking. I've always done those together (yes, even when it's 20 degrees outside) so that will be an interesting adjustment. Oh and another thought, to make sure I don't just substitute food for smoking as well. I don't want to gain weight from quitting! Maybe will see about more bag time....hmmm...will see what happens :)

I have tons of laundry to do when I get home. I have a dentist appointment early tomorrow morning, which means I can sleep in (yay!!). I am hoping to get some stuff down in the office this week. My main goal is to get my filing done!! And to get the rest of the crap at least sorted and hopefully stored. I also want to make a couple scarves and start on finishing this one baby blanket I've had for way too long. And of course, hopefully give it to someone :) Or maybe sell it. I have several things of yarn I would like to use up :D At least my winter will be productive if I can get that done!

Ok, time to pretend to be productive. Or maybe actually productive.


What an AWESOME weekend!

Friday night, well, was eh.

Saturday though! OMG, one of my good friends came to hang out :) So, of course I wasn't exactly the best of staying of my tootsie, but blah! I haven't see her in FOREVER it seems. I think she was a tad bit shocked by my hair and weight loss. But in good ways at least!!

So, I had her try on some of my old clothes that I can't wear anymore and she was able to take a good portion of them, which is awesome :) We then decided that starving was not a good idea, so headed to one of my favorite local Chinese restaurant :) It was drizzling out, so hot soup and tea were perfect :) We had a lot to catch up, and I will totally admit I would not shut up! I feel bad! I just kept babbling, but I guess that's normal when you haven't seen a friend in a while!!
Then I had to run to the Pennsylvania Dutch and pick up some small supplies (raisins for one). She had never been in there, so hey, new experiences are always good...well almost always good! I have had a few in the past that I totally could have skipped over. Totally.

We were originally going to go to the Wine Festival, but since I had hurt my foot, that was out. What we did do, was buy some wine and hung out some more though! It was very awesome :) I got 2 new wines and 1 had had before.

One is called "Bitch"
Fruit forward, Intense, Medium Bodied
Aragon, Spain- Dark cherry and raspberry aromas are underpinned with spicy, peppery notes with hints of anise. Displays extraordinary natural acid balance, even at elevated ripeness levels. Conveys vibrant, juicy fruit with a very soft, sweet-fruited palate structure.

The 2nd one was from Red Heifer (Loved the name!)
The one I got was:

Sweet Heifer750mL | 12% alcohol | $14

Delightfully sweet with a pleasant grape finish, our Sweet Heifer will remind you of the simple life at the farm.
Can't wait to try it :) Of course, I will need someone to try it with me :) Because it's never as fun trying new stuff unless you have a friend or loved one with you :)

We ended up drinking the one bottle I had already here and another from Linganore that I knew was good! Sweet red wines are awesome :)

Saturday night, went to the Tilted Kilt and had dinner. It was raining and wasn't too busy :) Had some good food and headed home to put my foot up and relax. I was not cleaning or doing anything that would annoy said foot. Well, at least not too much! I must say that it's nice I can actually put weight on it and not be in instant pain. Though honestly, taking the stairs as slow as I do is getting on my nerves!

Sunday :) I made a yummy if simple breakfast. Bacon, fried eggs, coffee. Cleaned up around the house (dishes, so far 1 load of laundry, dishwasher, swept the stairs and downstairs) and then made some Cinnamon Raisin Bread. It looks and smells seriously good. It's in the oven right now. Once it's out and cooled off, I will be making my Bread Pudding for tonight's get together. I have never met these people before, but from what I can gather it seems like a nice group :) I haven't done anything like this in such a long time either! I am not nervous per se, but I am curious :) Plus, my foot is still healing so I want to make sure I take it easy. Especially since I didn't quite do that yesterday!

Also: I gave Diego a mini bath. Which means I cleaned up his rear-end and that's it. I am too tired to do a whole bath.

Right now, I would love to take a nap and then a shower. Or a shower then a nap. Ugh, kinda hard to nap when I am waiting on bread and then have to make something more. Blah. Oh and I should probably map the place and have a clue of where I am going and how long it will take. I seriously doubt it will take too long.

Hmmm, it was a really good weekend :) Gotta love that :D Yay - Happiness is loving life :^D