Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Breaking News

 So, apparently it's not a good idea to eat an apple every morning for breakfast and then throw the core away in the trashcan in your office when the cleaning people only come once a week.  I realized the error of my ways about a week ago when fruit flies totally invaded the entire office.  Ooops!

I felt a little guilty so I researched ways to get rid of fruit flies on the internet and I brought in the ingredients today and made a few traps. I used regular red wine vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar because that's what my mom had in her kitchen cupboard.  ha ha  Well, shockingly, that didn't work.  I guess fruit flies really are attracted to fruit.  ha ha

So, I went out after lunch and bought some apple cider vinegar and made new traps and they really are working!  We will be rid of those pesky rodents in no time :)

Please return to your regularly scheduled programming.....

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Thursday already!  Where does the time go?  We have fruit flies in our office.  Just thought I'd tell you guys that.  I'm about to do some research on how we can get rid of them.  We also have a recycling plant behind our offices and apparently that means we have mice.  I just found out about that yesterday. Gross!

There's a really cute guy in our office and the Receptionist and I both have a crush on him.  It's something we talk about when we go out to lunch, but of course he's married so nothing is going to happen.  It's just interesting to have a cute guy at work.  I actually worked with him all day yesterday and that was a good time.

What's everyone got going on for Easter?  I'm going out to dinner with my parents and their friends.  We are eating at the Outback Steakhouse.  Yum.  Love that place.

I downloaded words with friends to my phone and I'm playing with the girls I workout with in my office.  Yes, it's a slow day for ALL of us in here.  Convention season is starting to slow down and I guess we did the bulk of our business all through the rest of the year so I need to figure out how I'm going to be productive and get through the slow season.  I just wish it would be busy all of the time.  Oh well.  It comes and goes in spurts.

I dunno.  I got nothing.  Have a good Throwback Thursday!

Monday, April 14, 2014


Hey guys!  Another Monday is upon us.  Ugh.  It's annoying how FAST the weekend goes by.  Oh lord.  I did get a lot accomplished though.  I got my 2nd paycheck on Friday, so I put half in the bank and then I went shopping on Saturday and bought like three new outfits!  Does anyone else know about Steinmart and love it as much as I do?????  It sounds crappy like Kmart or something., but it's actually a very nice department store with a REALLY great shoe department.

Anyway, I also worked out both Saturday and Sunday and I laid by the pool for about 40 minutes each day.  I finally got a sponsor - I asked my friend Jen to be my sponsor and I think it 's going to work out really well.  I'm going to have one year clean on May 15th so that'll be fun!

This morning I had to see my PO at 7 a.m. and it's always a huge source of anxiety for me because I have to be at work at 8 a.m. and I'm always worried that I'll be late.  I made it to work on time though and everything went well at the Parole Office.  I only have 4 more weeks of my Sunday counseling sessions so that makes me happy :)

And, the best thing about my weekend is that I won first place in the poker tournament last night at the clubhouse!!!!!!  I love winning!  What a great feeling.  The cash was nice too :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

One more day

Well, it's Throwback Thursday again!  I get really into it.  I dig out all of the old photos and spend hours on end scanning in pics and uploading them to google plus and then I put them on facebook all throughout the day.  It's a good time.  I enjoy it.

Anyway, I've been working out everyday this week.  So proud of myself.  I knew it would  make me feel good and I knew I'd be happier if I worked out, but it was so hard for me to just do it.  Luckily, there are a few girls at work that decided they wanted to workout at lunch and so every Monday, Wednesday  and Friday we workout in the conference room (mainly strength training - a lot of squats and lunges and we use the bands and stuff) - and then I go home at night and workout at the the gym doing the treadmill and elliptical.  So far so good.  Next step is to stop drinking sodas.  I know they are the worst.  I will never lose any weight if I keep drinking a coke or two every single day.  But, oh my god I love them.  They are so good.

I joined that stupid Plenty of Fish site and I hate it.  I dunno why.  It's just not my thing.  I hate the awkwardness of going out to meet people that I don't know and I'm just uncomfortable with it.  My friend talked me into it cause she met her husband on there, but I think I'm gonna cancel my account.  At least it was free so whatever.

I'm back to listening to Adam Carolla podcast at work all day everyday.  I have so many years to catch up on.  He also has one with Dr. Drew.  I just love them.  I think they are so funny.

One more day til the weekend and until I get another paycheck!!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Tough One

Well, another Monday is upon us.  My my my how fast the weekends fly by.  So, over the weekend, a friend of mine from High School flew into Vegas to see the American Country Music Awards and I haven't seen her in twenty years and she wanted to meet up.  So, I did it.  I was nervous.  I really don't ever see anyone from high school except for on Facebook.  Mainly because they all live in Maryland still, but there's also that sense of shame, humiliation and guilt that I feel for all of the crazy partying and who knows what that I did when I was still there.

The hardest part about seeing this girl was the fact that we were both recruited in high school to work at the NSA and of course, like most people who have an amazing opportunity to work for the government, she not only kept her job, but she got her degree, became an agent and is now chief of whatever, GS 14 and doing really really well in life.  I'm happy for her.  She's an awesome girl and deserves good things.

Of course, there's a big part of me that is sad for myself.  I mean, losing my clearance was the most devastating thing that has ever happened to me and it's just hard to deal with even after all of these years.

That being said, we had an awesome time, we at at Mon Ami Gabi and watched the Bellagio Fountains and the day was sunny and beautiful and I'm really glad we got to see each other.  It was a great time.

Last night I played poker with the old folks, I came in 4th place which happened to be the bubble so I was no pleased.  UGH.  There is nothing worse than going out on the bubble.  I hate that shit.

Well, anyway, it's a pay week and I'm happy about that.  Gonna get a space heater for my office and probably buy a new outfit or two.

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Last night I met my friend Jen at a meeting in Summerlin.  It was great.  I knew a lot of people there.  Amazing how I relapse and disappear for years on end and then I come back to recovery meetings and a lot of the same faces are STILL there.  Crazy how that works huh??  I met Jen a few years back when she first moved to Las Vegas.  I introduced her to people and picked her up and took her to meetings.  Well, she stayed clean and now she has 6 years.  She got married and everything.  If only I would have stayed clean too I'd have more than 6 years.  But, oh well.  Can't live in the past.   She caught me up on all the NA gossip.  Of course I missed a lot but now I think I'm thoroughly caught up :-)

I really don't have anything too exciting to talk about.

This is a crazy story that I've been obsessed with because it literally happened two streets away from my house....

A search for a missing mother and daughter in North Las Vegas has uncovered a gruesome crime scene leading to a family member's arrest.
Police believe Darius Davon Sorrells, 30, killed his mother and sister then butchered at least one of their bodies before living in their home for days as their remains decomposed.
Natasha Sorrells, 34, and Janice Burden, 53, identified by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, had not been heard from since around Wednesday when an officer visited their home early Monday.
Though police had repeatedly visited the home over the weekend to make contact with the women, this time they reported finding a backdoor left open.
"Without going into great detail, there is a lot of evidence," Sgt. Chrissie Coon said at a Monday afternoon press conference, according to the Journal.
Coon described it as a "pretty gruesome homicide," with at least one victim dismembered. The weapon used has not been identified but police said it was not a gun.

"It appears, based on the timeframe and the evidence in the house that the murder suspect was probably in the home with these women deceased for several days," Coon said. "Steps were taken to try to clean up the crime scene and contain evidence."
Once authorities were able to identify the bodies they then went to work looking for Sorrells' brother and Burden's son.
Fortunately for police they found him already behind bars on an unrelated traffic charge from over the weekend.
In that early Saturday morning incident he was allegedly seen driving drunk by police, leading to a wild chase. Sorrells crashed into a light pole as police tailed him and he was captured after attempting to flee on foot.
"It was unclear at the time why he ran from police," said Coon. Also unclear on Tuesday was a motive for the slayings.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Weird right??

So, I got my first paycheck on Friday and it was even bigger than I had calculated.  We don't have state taxes out here in Nevada so that makes a nice difference.  I got my nails done on Saturday - they look so cute!  I went shopping and spent some money, but I also put a nice chunk aside for savings.  Aren't I just the epitome of responsibility?!  ha ha  They should just put a picture of me next to "responsible" in the dictionary.  ha ha

Anyway, I played poker with the old folks both Friday and Sunday.  Had a good time but didn't win any money.  I did win third place a week ago so that was nice.

Here's a weird situation....

I go to counseling on Sundays.  It's mandated by P&P, but I don't mind going anyway.  They charge us for counseling services on a sliding scale, so at first I didn't have to pay cause I made no money, but now that I have a job, I pay 20 bucks every Sunday.  So, yesterday my counselor calls me into her office and asks me to borrow $20.  I couldn't believe it.  I told her I could lend her the money, but then I wouldn't be able to pay my counseling fee and she said that was fine.  She would credit me for the week and for next week too. Works for me.  Weird though right????

I'm working out at lunch with a few other girls today.  We are working out in the conference room on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.  I think it's just the motivation I need to start getting healthier.

Happy Monday!