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Monday, December 31, 2007
I know I haven't kept my webpage up to date this month, but before 2007 is over I just wanted to say it's been an amazing year! I'll always remember this as the year Dan and I got married and it was beyond amazing. We are both looking forward to the coming year and it looks like 2008 is going to be a busy one. Happy New Year!
Posted at 7:58 PM, 0 Comments

Thursday, December 20, 2007
I used to think eating cold pizza was weird, but now I love it. I had two leftover pieces of Papa John's pizza for lunch and they were delicious!
Posted at 12:09 PM, 2 Comments

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Today is our annual holiday potluck at work, which means we have a conference room full of yummy food all day. Those three homemade scones I had for breakfast (cinnamon, blueberry, and cranberry orange) were delicious, but they're sitting rather heavily in my stomach two hours later. It's a good thing I'm planning to go to the gym this afternoon!
Posted at 10:10 AM, 0 Comments

Sunday, December 16, 2007
Busy weekend. Details to come. Dan will be home tomorrow!
Posted at 11:17 PM, 0 Comments

Monday, December 10, 2007
First of all, I am feeling a little better today, but I still decided to stay home from work and rest. Spending the whole weekend sick in bed with Dan away on a business trip was horrible.

Second, on Friday I was very excited to discover that the Columbus Laboratory, the Space Shuttle payload that I spent a lot of time working on during my first Boeing internship seven years ago, was scheduled to launch over the weekend on STS-122. Unfortunately NASA decided to postpone the launch until January due to a fuel gague failure. But this isn't such a big setback considering that the launch was originally scheduled for 2004! Waiting another few weeks doesn't seem like that big of a deal.
Posted at 10:46 AM, 2 Comments

Sunday, December 09, 2007
I feel even sicker today.
Posted at 10:00 AM, 0 Comments

Saturday, December 08, 2007
The good news: Tim Tebow won the Heisman trophy! He's the first sophomore and third Gator to win the award. Very cool.

The bad news: Somehow I manage to keep getting sicker. The only reason I went to work yesterday was an afternoon meeting I had to attend, and even then I almost went home early. And last night I couldn't sleep because I had so much sinus pressure that I couldn't lie down. I finally fell asleep at 4 AM after taking some Aleve, but when I woke up I discovered that I had lost my voice overnight. Great. I took Dan to the airport around 6 AM this morning and then I spent the rest of the day in bed, but I haven't been able to sleep. My head is congested and my throat is swollen so breathing isn't exactly easy. And medicine hasn't helped very much. While sitting in bed I've watched quite a few movies and worked on a cross stitch Christmas ornament, but this isn't how I wanted to spend my weekend. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow because I really need to finish my Christmas shopping!
Posted at 10:56 PM, 0 Comments

Wednesday, December 05, 2007
1) For a really simple and tasty meal, add chicken breasts, sliced onion, and BBQ sauce to Crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours. Shred chicken and serve on toasted rolls. Yummy sandwiches with very little effort.
2) I can't believe I'm sick again. I guess my immune system hasn't quite recovered from the flu yet and I caught Dan's head cold (or whatever he's got). This is a vicious cycle - I got sick, then Dan got sick, and then I got sick again. It's hard to remember what "well" feels like.
Posted at 10:27 PM, 2 Comments

Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Tuesday - January 1, 2008
Captial One Bowl - Florida vs. Michigan
10 AM PST on ABC
Posted at 7:59 AM, 0 Comments

Monday, December 03, 2007
I'm headed back to the gym today after an absence of two weeks. I've already gained back 3 of the 8 pounds I lost while sick and I'm not eager to continue this trend. The good thing is that my favorite work pants were still really loose when I put them on this morning, but that will be hard to maintain as Christmas approaches. I think I'm fully recovered from the flu now, but I'll still take it easy at aerobics today. I don't want to pass out! Dan is taking it easy today too - he just sent me an email saying that he's taking a sick day. I'm glad because he really needs to rest. I love you sweetie! Feel better!
Posted at 10:20 AM, 0 Comments

Saturday, December 01, 2007
Today Dan and I took a mini tour of Los Angeles while running errands. We first dropped off his car at the dealer for service and then drove (in my car) to Beverly Hills to pick up Dan's watch from the Omega store. Afterwards we walked around Rodeo Drive marveling at the expensive items in the shop windows and the even more expensive cars on the streets. Our next stop was El Monte in the San Bernadino foothills to buy some ballroom dance shoes. There's a store/warehouse there that the Arthur Murray instructors recommended so we made the long drive out there to buy shoes for both Dan and me. But due to the fact that my feet are notoriously hard to fit, Dan was the only one who walked out of there with shoes in hand. Most of the styles come in a narrow width, but the "warehouse" doesn't keep many of them in stock so I had to order a pair. So sometime in the next 3-5 weeks I'll have ballroom dance shoes that fit (I hope)! Our initial goal for tomorrow was to get a Christmas tree and decorate the house for the holidays, but unfortunately Dan is sick (it always happens just as I get well) and he may need to spend the day resting instead. Either way we'll try and enjoy what's left of the weekend. I can't believe it's already December!
Posted at 9:29 PM, 0 Comments

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