Random Stuff from My Life

Saturday, February 23, 2008

And that was interesting...


Last night I went for my sleep study. (My doctor says I have several "risk factors" for sleep apnea.) I don't sleep well in new places anyway, but this was probably in the top five for "worst night of sleep in my life." I was waking up constantly! I'll probably get diagnosed with something, whether I have it or not, because my sleep rhythms had to be abysmal.

One of my co-workers says this is the first time in several seasons she's had an early favorite on "American Idol." So far, I'm in Simon's "I didn't see anything that would make you a recording artist" camp. Oh well, tomorrow we get OSCAR!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Well, that was fun

So, our friends came up. The best part, sick as it sounds, is that they didn't get here until 1:00 Saturday afternoon and left at 9:00 this morning. (Hey, I HAD to get some work done this weekend!)

Anyway, it was all overcast on Saturday but we went down the coast and it was just beautiful. We spent a couple hours just beachcombing--looking at random rocks and shells. I took so many pictures!

Then Saturday night we went to the new gay club here in town. We missed both the big Grand Opening and their soft opening, so we had no idea what to expect. It was fun. Ran into several people we know, but it neither too crowded nor too dead and the music was neither too loud nor too low. Left just after midnight.

Then yesterday after church we headed out of town in the opposite direction--to the redwoods. Again, nice relaxing afternoon. Last night they watched a movie with Stan and I attempted to get some work done--but the computer ate the file right off of my flash drive; never had that happen before.

This morning Stan cooked breakfast and then they left and I went to the office. Got my big report done (well, not 100% complete, but let's call it a 95% submittal). Very happy. Not too stressed out about taking time off over the weekend. This was good.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Minnesota is cold in February

Okay, so that might not be a news flash, but I am SOOOO glad to live in California! We just got back from a trip to visit Mom & Dad (and their tenth great-grandchild; how can I be a great uncle that many times?). We got routed through Minneapolis, and it was COLD. Not just a little cold, SERIOUSLY cold. Way colder than Utah.

Anyway, it was nice to catch up. Got to see my aunt and uncle, one of my cousins and her kids, one of my high school classmates, and a former co-worker. Didn't get to see either of my siblings, though. Still, it was nice just to relax and be away--work has been insane since the end of January. But it is even nicer to be back. This really is home now.

The best part is being back EARLY. In the original plan, we wouldn't have been home for about another 45 minutes. But United had cheap fares on the shuttle to SFO this weekend, and we ended up getting on an even earlier return flight, so... Yea!

We have friends coming in next week, and work will still be crazy, so I'm not sure when I'll have time to blog. Maybe something good will happen on American Idol tonight...