Radio and Rain

I am really getting sick of listening to the radio. I am blessed with a fairly short commute therefore don't have to listen for very long, but still pickings are slim and there are way too many commercials. On some stations there are more commercial breaks than songs or "talk." It is so annoying. On top of that, the gossip is totally centered around Dancing with the has been stars and Amerdicane Idol. Ugh. I don't watch either of those things and I really want to hear the latest gossip. Super annoying. Add to that, all the constant barrage of "check us out on facebook"... this is radio people... really. Usually when I have had enough I switch to NPR for my radio commute, but inevitably the morning and afternoon commute are filled with stories that just aren't appropriate for my drive. I really don't want to listen to talk about war, global anything or election stuff on the way in or the way home. Not that that stuff isn't interesting I just need a little less intensity during the commute. I wish it could be fresh air, this American life, radio lab or wait wait or even Colin for the ride home. I might need to start planning my week out on my ipod and do that instead. I have just about had it.
On top of the bleak listening situation is the rain. I really loved the weekend with the sunny skies and warm winds and I really needed it. The gloomy gray days just make my mood plummet, especially last week with the passing of hubby's grandma. So today, back to gray days. yuck. I guess it's better at least that the gray days are during the week while we are at work instead of the weekend when we are trying to have some fun. Yesterday morning as I was getting dressed I heard a gentle thumping and thought, "Gosh those are loud squirrels running across the roof... and gosh there are a lot of them!!" And then realized that it was raining.... a small part of me wished it was just noisy squirrels.
On top of all that nasty bleakness is the 12 day work week ahead of me. No break this weekend as it is commencement here at the U. Not the worst event to have to be a part of, especially that I don't have to sit on stage like the winter commencement. But sucks the air right out of the weekend all the same.

Hope the sunshine comes your way!


It's done...

I finished my class and it's looking pretty good for the grade.
This week was full of highs and lows.

- Class is done, over, fini, the end...
- Today was a gorgeous day and I got to spend it getting my hair done and visiting with friends and shopping and having a great time instead of worrying about homework.
- I had been desperately looking for this one thing that I was sure I lost... and I found it.
- Lots of friends have shared really great news with me and for that I am happy.
- I'm taking the summer off!!! No class for me til September (cue the music... SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER.... SCHOOLS OUT FOREVER!!!!)
- In less than 10 days I have a facial and pedicure coming my way... so excited.
- One of my very best friends is coming to town to have a jewelry party at my house... yay.
- In about a month we are gonna be on vaca... ahhh... so truly excited.

- My hubby lost his grandma. His Oma. She was one in a million y'all. She was sharp and witty and still ran the show at 90.
- This loss only dredges up the recent loss in our lives and that makes for some sad days.
- The weather didn't help, it has been raining for ever!!!
- Whenever I get my hair cut I can't decide if I love it or hate it. If you know me well you know this isn't like me at all and I can usually make a decision and stay with it.... BAZINGA.
- I'm not loving my wardrobe and don't know where to start sprucing it up. I bought some underwear today.... does that count? I'm not really sure what it is but I'm not generally happy with anything these days. I need to get back to the choose happiness mantra... hmm...

k peeps. ciao.

Oh, hug your mom tomorrow. xo. Sending a (*hug*) to all the moms out there. love ya.



While I was procrastinating writing my final paper of the semester I decided to head over to the good ol' interweb for some entertainment. I was immediately told that my firefox needed updating and to click for the update. I went through the update and was totally let down when I realized the the new version of firefox is not supported on my trusty old laptop. WTF. Torn. Do I write the paper or try to figure this new stuff out? Oh and of course I did not mention that I replaced the old version of firefox with the new version so there is no way to just forget the update and continue with the old version. I am really really irritated people.
Of course I wrote the paper and am now faced with having to decide whether or not to go ahead with the freaking update. AM SO ANNOYED. There is no easy way to get around this. ugh.
Then of course the first time I started to write this post Safari crashed... the whole reason I love firefox. ugh.
This whole week has been a freaking let down. UGH. A friend passed away rather unexpectedly. We worked together and he was a great guy. Sad. A couple of other things I was waiting to hear about did not work out, not the end of the world I realize but really annoying to say the least. The fallout is the worst part of it.  I missed book club and that stinks too. My FIL is in the hospital and that stinks even worse. It rained all week and that does nothing for my mood.
The good stuff: I had a lovely lunch with my friend Courtney, she rocks. I went to see my boss in a Shakespeare production at the U and he did a great job. I stopped by a house warming on my way home and that was fun too. This morning I had a really nice walk with my bestie H; awesome is all I can say. Class is over and and as soon as I click "submit" I will have handed the paper in as well. Oh and I made the executive decision to withdraw from school for the summer so I guess that is good too. Don't worry. I'll go back...

Ok, ciao for now.