Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bear with me....

My Dad had to have a heart cath and a stint put in so I am trying to catch up on things. (By the way, last year he had heart surgery and a brain tumor removed, so this was a bit of a scare for us for him not to be done with all of the health problems.) He's doing well although they had a bit of trouble getting his blood pressure under control. Hopefully, he's going home today. The man really needs to catch a break, health-wise.

Of course, that means I'm behind on school stuff and trying to get that finished! Anyway, I just wanted you all to know that I haven't fallen off of the planet, and I will get back into the swing of things soon.

I miss all of you, and I'll never catch up on my Reader at this rate. Let me know if I've missed anything important. For now, it's back to work and wishing I could curl up in my bed and sleep for about a week. Can someone arrange that for me? Anyone who would like to do a guest post around here, feel free to let me know. I have a couple of people who are thinking of some things, I think. I haven't had anyone visit in a while though, so I figured it would help get this blog back on track. School should be over in about a month now!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is it Friday yet?

I can't believe I'm saying that on Tuesday this week! I need a vacation. Really bad. I mean seriously, really bad. See? I can't even speak correctly anymore.

I thought about just taking a week and being a bum. Unfortunately, I want school to be over before I do that so I can really enjoy myself and not have to do anything. And so that when the vacation is over I know I don't have to get back to this craziness of working and going to school. *Sigh* Can I make it until the end of next month? Hmmmm....

We had a great time at the Paw-ker Run for the animal shelter Saturday. We had 25 bikes and they played 30 hands, so I thought it was a pretty good turnout for the first time we put on the event. They all promised to come back next year and bring lots of friends. I think we are going to push it back to the last weekend in April next year though because we were competing with a lot of other things. Otherwise, I think we would have had a better turnout.
The Hell's Angels group from the beach was supposed to come, but they had one of their guys get killed during a Run in Virginia so they had other things to deal with. I felt bad for them and they were worried about not participating for us. That would have been a nice addition, but we understood.
The guys even had to push start one after the run. I guess the bike decided it had done enough that day.
There were some really nice bikes there, and the guys suggested we have a bike show next year, too. I'll have to remember to write that in my notes. They spend a lot of money on those bikes, so I'm happy to do anything that will get them to participate and let them show off a bit.

I was REALLY excited that the winner of the event ended up giving us half of the pot back as a donation. Yay! I can't believe I didn't take a picture of him, but here's his bike.
I love the sounds the Harleys make. They just sound so damn cool! Okay, that sounded like a pretty nerdy statement, huh? Oh well... I'm sure everyone in our small town was wondering where the hell all of the bikes were coming from. Get used to it, folks! This will be a yearly thing, especially because these guys have proven how generous they can be. Gotta love 'em. We made some decent money to help save some puppies and kittens.

Now it's on to the planning of the event I'm in charge of in September. We are planning to do a big thing down at the river. We are going to have our President demonstrate with his dogs in the water retrieving and have booths set up for lots of fun stuff. I'm thinking of doing a dog walk event where people get sponsors to donate for those who are walking. Of course, we'll have animals out there for adoption, too. I just have to figure out who all to contact that will be generous. Any ideas you all have from events you've attended would be greatly appreciated. September will be here before I know it. Ugh!

I ask you again... Is it Friday yet???

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday foolishness and a busy weekend

Another week almost over! I have a lot to do tonight, with the animal shelter's 1st annual Paw-ker Run tomorrow. For those who are new around here, I am the Treasurer for our local animal shelter. We have a very small shelter and we need all the help we can get.

Anyway, tomorrow we our having what most people know as a Poker Run. It's where mostly motorcycles (although some participate in vehicles) meet at a given place to sign up, and they ride to other locations to pick a card from the deck located there. The rider with the best Poker hand when they get to the final destination wins a cash prize depending on how many entrants we had in the ride.

Of course, we'll be doing raffles and other things, too. I'll be selling some dog shampoo that I got a recipe for that I have to go home and make tonight. I told them the proceeds from the shampoo would all go to the shelter. (I have a new label for my personal products I will start selling, so some of you might be interested in those once I get the website together.)

We will eat, drink, and be merry to the DJ's tunes after the ride is over. It's supposed to be a beautiful day, so I hope we have a great turn out. There are a lot of bike riders around here who love doing this sort of thing. I'll take pictures and probably post a few next week. I wish we could have some animals out there to get adopted but the bikes would be too loud and scare them too much.

For now, I have tons to do so I'll leave you with some funnies... or rather foolishness to brighten your Friday afternoon.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Cheers!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm a year older since we last spoke..

I use that title because it seems like that long since we've commiserated here and because I've had a birthday. My birthday was Monday, May 2nd. I just turned *cough cough.* I'm sorry, did you not catch that? I'm now *cough hack cough.* Still didn't get it? Well, I'm sorry but I'm not going to spend all day repeating myself, no matter how much I love you all.

I had a pretty quiet day Monday. Of course, I talked to a few family members on the phone that day with their well wishes, and then because I was bored I ended up texting a guy in Charleston that I haven't spoken to in forever. We ended up on the phone, and I went to bed way too late. Sounds like an exciting day, right? Well, that's how people my age roll. Okay, I really need to stop making myself sound like I'm ancient here. I'm not THAT old. I just feel like it some days.

Anyway, I got a hell of a birthday present though. Our awesome Navy SEALS made it so that my birthday was the first day the planet was a much safer place without bin Laden wasting valuable oxygen. How about them apples?! That was a hell of a gift, I thought. But then, our military rocks!
I know there has always been much debate about who is better - SEALs or Delta. Personally, I think they both rock, and the Special Forces we have in the Air Force are pretty damn awesome as well. Most people don't even know they exist, but they do. They are all unsung heroes who are called away with no notice to go God knows where and do so many things to keep us all safe. There are no words to express how grateful I am for everything these soldiers do. I'm just glad they are on our side!

I've been back to my healthy eating thang this past week. I managed to drop 7 pounds so far. It's amazing what simply getting up off of your ass will accomplish. I also ordered myself some Zumba tapes, mainly due to my blogging friends telling me how great it is. Wait, did I just say tapes? Ummm, CD's! Let's just show your age some more today, Krissy.

Anyway, I'm going to Zumba my way to a much slimmer me to share with you all. I have motivation for the weight loss too since I have a friend getting married next month, and Sister #3 and I booked ourselves a cruise to Key West and the Bahamas in December. I know December isn't exactly the most ideal time, but I'm going on a freaking cruise! For the first time EVER!  I really wish it was right after I finish school, but that's okay. I have no idea what to do about summer clothes in December since I'm hoping to be a lot smaller by then. My goal is to loose 50 pounds before the trip. I'm hoping to lose more than that, but I didn't want to set my goal too high. I think 50 pounds in 7 months is totally doable, and surpass-able.

I'm excited about the whole thing though. I've never really taken a true vacay in my adult life. Every time I've taken that much time off, it's usually to go see family and/or friends. I plan to be about THIS intoxicated..
.. for the majority of the trip. I am loving the idea that I can go to a club to party, or a casino to gamble, or have fun in the sun, and I can STILL just walk back to my bed. I won't have to worry about designated drivers or any of that mess. As long as I don't fall overboard, I'm pretty care free, right?

Okay, I guess I better go try to finish up my homework for the week so I can go catch up on what you all are up to. I will try to be much better about entertaining you all here. I can't believe I've been such a slacker lately. Graduation is coming soon, folks! Or at least, I keep trying to convince myself of that.


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