Friday, December 19, 2008

Jumping on the bandwagon (hope you don't mind Jess :))

Dear Self,

Next time you move out of an area, please think a little. Don't plan your move day for the same week as tons of Christmas parties, a work week extra busy because you are trying to get 3 months worth of work done, a center that you are helping to pack and move, and dinners almost every night with friends you want to say good-bye to. It's ok to plan ahead and not to jam pack everything into the last week. You need to know that burnout and sleep deprivation are not attractive qualities on anyone. Just because you CAN pull all nighters for a week straight doesn't mean you HAVE TO or SHOULD. Also remember that you don't need to spend 18 hour days at your work to prove that you are a good worker. It's just a job and not nearly as important as spending time with your loved ones. Try to learn how to say the word "no"and include it in your vocabulary. It should be easy for you to practice saying it because you are a speech therapist. If you don't know what it means, look it up in a dictionary. If you can't find your dictionary because it is packed, go to And most of all, remember that this time of year should be focused on Christ's birth and not on you and your little world.

Seriously, what WERE you thinking?



(BTW I did look up the word "no" on because I was curious. There are 11 definitions for "no". This one is my favorite: no can do, informal. it can't be done.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Celebration,Confession, and Confusion

Celebration: My sister had her baby!!! Her name is Natalie. My sister was holding out until December because Natalie means "born in December". She was also hoping for a December baby because she thinks November's birthstone is ugly (seriously). I honestly don't know the middle name yet or how much she weighs because my brother-in-law didn't tell me.

Confession: I am addicted to Craigslist. I found a place to live and I still go back to look at the apartments. I like seeing what is available. I also look at the insanely expensive ones to see what is so great about them. I only ever look at the apartment listings and have never looked at anything else on Craigslist. I just can't stop :).

Confusion: I have been looking for apartments in Western Maryland. Usually the listing has the name of the town. However, there are some listings that simply say "Western Maryland". This drives me nuts because I want to know WHERE in Western Maryland. It seems like there actually may be a town called Western Maryland. Seriously...who was the clever person who came up with that? "Hi, I'm from Western Maryland, Maryland".