I am not scared of the dentist. I just really hate mouth pain. And tomorrow I have to go in to get two fillings and a core for a crown. 2 1/2 hours of holding my mouth wide open.

I am not looking forward to it.

I really need to set up a blogging schedule. I have a four day weekend coming up. Perhaps I will sit down and try to design a new layout and setup a schedule.

I have gotten so into paper crafting that it’s taking over my life. Scrapbooking and card making. I am going to have to start posting pictures of what I am working on.

Paper Crafting

I don’t have a hobby. I collect hobbies.

I guess I actually do have a hobby and that is crafting. I am all about crafting. Right now I am into papercrafting. I am starting to scrapbook and make little paper projects. And like most everything else I get into, it started with a video on youtube. I saw this video and was hooked:

I want to know how to make scrapbook albums like that! So I have been watching plenty videos on how to do it and acquiring the necessary supplies and tools to make it happen.

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Scrapbook supply haul from today

And I spoiled myself a little bit with my tax return and bought a pink Cricut Expression 2. I have taken it out of the box and plugged it all in and looked at its prettiness. And then put it all back in the box. I have to admit I am a little intimated by it, as I am a scrapbooking noob. But perhaps I will bust it out tomorrow and get cutting. The only other scrapbooking machine I would like to get is the Cuttlebug. It’s on my wishlist!

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I decided to entertain myself by Googling my name. I have always tried really hard to keep my full name off my website as I didn’t want coworkers to have access to my website. A link on the first page of Googling my name linked to my yahoo contributor profile. Which had a link to this website.

Sigh.

So now I don’t know what to do. I mean, I rarely post anything about work here anyways and I don’t know that any of my coworkers Googled my name. It’s more that there are certain things I don’t want my coworkers to be privy to since I am not dumb enough to blog about work. Ugh. Just a headache.

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Sick again

Apparently I only post to update everyone on my illnesses. Ridiculous. I need to put myself on a schedule. Well, I might as well tell you about the latest.

I am currently getting over a really terrible sinus infection. I had to work from home for a few days last week. I will feel a lot better once my sinuses aren’t so packed.

In other news I am starting Weight Watchers and will most likely document that here. Hopefully that helps me increase the amount of my posts. Additionally I might have more to blog about.

Nothing really new with work. Other than the fact that I have a coworker that wants to set me up on a blind date with her son. Why is it that mothers keep trying to set me up with their sons? I am not entirely sure if I should be flattered or insulted. Either they think I am a great catch for their son, or they think I make a good last ditch effort. Not sure which. And I haven’t said yes or no yet.

I can’t decide. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen? We could both meet each other and right away decide no way. I mean, I guess he could be a total jerk. But if it’s a blind date I assume we would arrive to where ever in separate cars and I could just leave when I felt it necessary.

Here’s the thing…I have never been on a date. Shocking, I know. So yeah, I don’t know. It’s been about a week, so I feel I should give an answer soon.

Sigh.

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in sickness

Last Saturday I felt a little nauseous all day just overall not well. I just chalked it up to being a little exhausted and left it at that. I ate pretty normally and then went to bed at midnight. I fell asleep right away. 30 minutes later I woke up and felt incredibly nauseous. I sat up in the bed and that was the end of that. I stood up to run to the bathroom, but I didn’t make it one step. It seemed like everything I had eaten all day came back up all over my floor. It was a nightmare.

Luckily I have the best friend in the whole wide world. Not only did he clean up my puke, wash my carpet, and helped me get cleaned up, he also took care of me the next day. I owe him. I owe him a lot.

Now a week later I am feeling much better. I still am getting little twinges here and there, but mostly I am better.

This weekend I am just taking it easy and reading books, watching movies and crafting a little bit. For xmas I got Sims 3 Dragon Valley, Into the Future and WoW Mist of Pandaria. And I bought a few games from the winter Steam sale. So Sunday might be gaming day.

Game on.

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If I won the lotto

A few weeks ago the mega millions was somewhere around 600 million dollars, a group of us at work all put in a dollar in the hope that one of us would win and then we would split the money.

What would you do if you won the lotto at a couple million dollars?

First I would pay off all my debt. Student loans, credit cards and the car. Then honestly, I think I would save the rest. I thought at first that I might buy a house, but honestly, I don’t know where I would want to live. I would have to figure that out first.

Well, and I would give some away to family and friends. I would want to help them out as much as possible as well.

I keep hoping I will win. Wish me luck. I am putting in a dollar tomorrow.

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Funky town

My platonic life partner, Mathew, is all about the holidays. Particularly Christmas. While I think this might be my last year celebrating it. He likes the traditional Christmas colors, look, ornaments and tree. While I, prefer to get a little funky and colorful. And thus, the funky tree was born:

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The picture is a little cut off at the top and bottom, but you get the idea. Lisa and I picked out the ribbon and the ornaments. Mat, amazingly enough, picked out the blue poinsettia.

I really wanted a pink tree. I went all crazy pinning pink xmas stuff on Pinterest. I do have a white tinsel tree with big pink tinsel sequins on it in my room. It has some pink antique looking ornaments on it. I also have strings of purple lights all over my room.

But alas, I think I shall give it all up next year.

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Learning to Design

I am making it my mission to learn how to make my own WordPress theme. Why? Because I want one that looks like theirs damnit: Jenn & Whitters. Why? Because I love, love, love the way theirs looks. Love it. And damnit, it can’t be that hard. I just spent an hour looking at free WordPress themes and all of them had slider images and all these bells and whistles and I don’t want mine to be nearly that complicated.

So, before the end of this weekend I am determined to sketch out what I want my layout to look like, gather fonts, possibly create a rough header in Photoshop and read all I can about coding a WordPress theme.

…and possible emailing some people for help. You know…tips and tutorials and such.

Any advice is gladly welcome.

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I decided to start over. My blog posts were few and far between. I love my new job but it has been harder finding time to enjoy the things I once did. I find I have to make the time myself. It probably seems that way more so because it is winter and when I go into work it is dark and by the time I get out of work, it is dark. I feel that when spring and summer come and the sunlight lasts longer, I won’t feel this way as much.

My room-mates and I have the house decorated for the holidays. I always feel a little weird about celebrating “Christmas” as I am not Christian. I try each year to make the holidays more my own. I didn’t quite succeed this year, but I feel next year will be better. It’s an inner struggle I have difficulty explaining to others.

I have been working more on my crafts, photography and volunteer work. I am also trying to make time to go to the gym. And I need to eat better. I was thinking of buying a Weight Watchers Online membership. I have enough money left over from my birthday to buy the three month deal. Now I just need to put on my big girl panties and do it.

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Moi

Christina. Twenty-seven. Living in a state of quarter-life crisis. Platonic life partner to Mathew. Mother to two furbabies, Zoe and Pluto. University graduate. Bachelor's in Professional and Technical Writing. Career seeker. Feminist. Activist. Volunteer.

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