Thursday, August 30, 2007

Icky Cold...

After working 8 of the 9:

And the Bello-bration song going through my head...STIL...

I am now like this (only she is better dressed):

and this:

This is so not fun. My guess is it had to come from one of the thousands of guests we had during the run of the show. Pretty much how I got sick so often last year. This is one of sneeziest head colds I have ever had.

But this:

Has come to my rescue! I had to fork over my driver's license because it is one of those not reformulated medications and it's been worth it. I can actually breathe a bit better and I am not sneezing every 10 minutes.

So, I have anti-viral Kleenex at home, in my car and at work and I am really glad after tomorrow's event, I can take it fairly easy for the next few days.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I Should Quit Seeing Movies...

So, this summer I have seen:

and most recently:

When I see movies like that and read her books:

I want to quit everything and go to culinary school! Actually, I think i would hate it and could take the joy of cooking away from me. But, my "inner chef" is absolutely taken in by all of it. I think that's why I like "Good Eats" so much. It gets into the science of cooking. While science wasn't my best subject, I am amazed how stuff works and why baking has to be so precise in measurements compared to other types of cooking.

With the job at the HP I don't cook near as much as I did a year ago. I really need to change that, but when I am rushing from one job to the next I don't have time to do anything complicated. I know I could go out and get some 30 minute meals books, but the stuff she makes rarely appeals to me.

I'd take hobby classes, but it's hard to do it when I am not always sure when I'll be working. I think the ones at Sur la Table are a little pricey, but would be worth it.

Actually, I am already looking forward to my Christmas baking! I know, it's August, but I bought my first Christmas recipe magazine on Monday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Game

So, I won the tickets for the 49er game. Even though they lost, I had a great time with my grandfather and though they were upper box seats, these were the best seats yet! I'd sit there again in a heartbeat.

The view of SF on the way to our seats

Warm ups pre-game

I have no clue what quarter I took this...but it was after Alex Smith was out.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Number 756 has been hit...

I have a bid on ebay for tickets to Mondays pre-season game against Denver...

And the Angels beat the A's at the game I went to with my grandpa last week!

Things can't get much better. Although, tomorrow night will be the funeral for Bill Walsh at Standford and then the public memorial at Candlestick (I will NOT call it by it's latest name) Friday morning.

I went to the doctor last night as a follow up on my leg. He said I pulled a muscle. I have pulled them before and I don't buy it. So, I will wait it out for another few week and then see what's next.

Tonight is...

Followed tomorrow by...

(Can I say I am SO glad they replaced the picture of him in a suit!)

and then Follow Up Training at:

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Not sure if I mentioned it here earlier, but during VBS I did something to my lower back. I was fine...up and down ladders, up and down stairs, dancing/running around like an idiot (and having fun), etc. I got home and took a nap and when I got up...pain...lots of pain. The pain has not stopped since.

During PYT I had to ask for my small group room to be changed. The interesting thing abut that is I now had a different group of kids. We hadn't done small groups yet, but it is weird to think that this group wasn't my original group...whoever they are! Anyway, that helped a little as well as my roomie giving me some ibuprofen, but I still spent a lot of time in pain.

Came change. Last Thursday I finally gave in to my mom's nagging and we headed to the ER. The MD said it wasn't my sciatic nerve (not sure I agree with it) but it was some nerve and so it's kind of a wait and see thing. They took X-rays to have some sort of baseline (and they found some arthritis in my spine), gave me a shot and a pill and sent me home with three medications to be filled. One is a muscle relaxer, one is an anti-inflammatory and the other is a vicodin/tylenol combo. Not really helping. I took yesterday off so I could take the meds regularly to see if that would help. Nope. Next step is to call Urgent Care for a follow up and see what happens.

I am currently at work and I had to take all three meds. No way could I go until late tonight. Why late tonight? No matter how much pain I am in, NOTHING is keeping me from seeing tonight's Angels game against the A's. The drive to Oakland and back is going to cause a lot of pain, but it will be worth it. This will be my 2nd Angels game this season and I am so excited. I have my PYT t-shirt on right now so I could show Rob and then I am going to home and change into my Angels shirt! Our tickets are MVP Infield tickets at row 20. The only bummer is it's near the A's dug out. I got the tickets on ebay so I spent $50 for the tickets and they are worth more than that. I love going to baseball games with my grandfather so this should be a lot of fun!

Right now I am having fun all by myself because of the meds. Weeeeeeeeeeee....... They should wear off before I go to see Rob. I hope.