Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Learning...

So...while writing about how I love to learn, and trying to incorporate some "cool" things into this entry...I learned when you get that little box that says "Are you sure you want to leave this page before saving" You really do lose your stuff if you say yes.

Starting over.

I love to learn. I could have been one of those career student types...except for the bills and lack of money to pay them that is. My degree is in exercise science. Why you may ask. I love health and the human body. To me going into the exercise world was a way to help people make postive changes in their lives concerning their long term health and quality of life. But I digress....

In my current job, which my day job is in no way related to the exercise science/wellness world, I've gotten the opportunity to venture into the world of web and e-services maintenance. Now mind you, we use an in house content managment system for our web maintenance...so I don't know much when it comes to...well anything more technical than how to get your words to bold, grow, shrink, change color, or appear in a list. But it has been fun learning some of the basics. So what do I do...what I do anything there's something I want to know more about. I went and bought the book Creating Web Pages All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies from Barnes ad Noble . I haven't had much time to apply my small amount of learning...or to expand it...until now. Last night poking around the Blogger world, I discovered that the sky is the limit when it comes to designing and personalizing your own Blog. How cool is that. So, today I logged on to learn.

For example (and this is where I should have SAVED last time so I'm going to now!) Today I took a picture of the cute flowers I have on my desk to remind me that SPRING is just around the corner.




My pretty spring flowers! Posted by Hello

So that was a little wierd...but I got it posted so I guess that's all that matters right? Next time I'll know better how to work this whole Hello/photo thingy.

Well, I have a pouting 3 year old...so I guess today's lesson is over.

Peace!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

So much to learn....

Holy cow! When you start looking around this blog world...there's a lot of cool stuff out there! I mean my blog is shameful comparatively. I mean it's taken me a whole month to figure out how to FIND other people's blogs. You'd think I'd be a little more savvy at this...I guess I'll chalk it up to lack of time.

Speaking of time...I have a little more of it on my hands now the basketball season is over. What a sad day that was. It's always so hard to see the seniors leaving the court for the last time.

Teaching at the studio is going well. The carpet has been installed and it looks fabu. (Oh...I think that means I need to learn photos!) My yoga class time has switched a bit now to allow for more time AND more quiet at the end of class which you yogis out there know is a good thing.

Interestingly enough today, I was able to have 2 "what do I want to do when I grow up" conversations. Don't know that I came to any conclusions...guess I'll keep trying.

The hubby will be home from class soon. Time to wrap up and head to bed.

Peace!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Love...

Love comes in so many forms. Take for example Valentine's day this year in our family. My husband sent me flowers at work...that was it...but a gesture you can be assured I greatly appreciate. You see I LOVE fresh flowers. Yeah, so they die in a week...is there anything that better portrays life and happiness than a fresh bunch of pretties. Daisies are my favorite...all sorts, all colors. It's just like in the movie You've Got Mail...they are just happy flowers.

What did I get him? A wireless controler for his PS2. What type of love is that you ask? They type that knows he gets little time to play and when he does get a chance to play there's normally a 3 year old and a dog running back and forth between him and the console. So...it's the type of love that tells him it's OK to take some time for himself and I'm going to try to make it a little bit easier :)

And our fancy resturant dinner consisted of delivery pizza in the living room while watching Shark Tales with our daughter. One of the best family time gift I could have asked for considering our normal run like crazy all the time lives.

The love in our house is comfortable. Not fancy. Not overly romatic. But the kind that wraps you in warmth and smiles every single day. I think that's pretty magical.

Peace.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Time...

Whew! Where has the time gone over the past 2 weeks. Let's stream of thought about it a little...
  • The basketball team finished our 5 games in 8 days sprint with a record of 2-3.
  • On Jan. 31 the new studio where I teach yoga opened. Talk about a blast! Not only am I enjoying teaching there, but I've been able to attend Spinning class and I've started doing fitness evaluations on our members which makes me feel good about actually using my college education!
  • My house has been the "being" that has suffered most so as I sit here and type (instead of clean) the dishwasher is running and pans are soaking. Bills need sorted through and paid and I guess at some point and time I should clean the bathroom.
  • Our fish aquarium is about 10 gals low on water and I haven't "vacuumed the poop" (as my 3 yr old says) in over a month. At least we have very few fish for the size of aquarium so they don't mess it up much.
  • I need to figure my taxes and start to rack up some "business related" expenses for the 2005 tax year - like that's a hard task considering my book, music, and DVD addictions.
  • My new Dell mp3 player has finally arrived (I've been window shopping for several months) and even though I have over 500 songs ripped and sync'd...that's only about 1/4 of our CD collection so I need to get busy! So much to do, so little time.
  • OH HOW COULD I FORGET...we new have DSL! So I can comfortably blog from home. Isn't life grand?!?!?

Scott and Lexi have each fought through a cold and I hope are both on the mend. KNOCK ON WOOD, I've stayed healthy. Well the kiddo has awaken from her nap...I have missed 3 nights of snuggling...I have some catching up to do.

Peace!