Discovering Donna

Wants and Changes

Posted in 101,changes,NaBlPoMO by Donna on February 4, 2009

So, I missed posting yesterday, it’s not that bad I know.  I signed up for NaBloPoMo again this month but it’s okay that I missed a day.  The subject for this month is Want.  Today I took a look at the blog and tried to figure out what I wanted to do with it.  I wanted to change something but I just wasn’t sure what.  So after debating today I finally figured it out.  I added another page it’s called My Life Right Now and it’s what I’m doing right now.  I also took some stock in my 101 lists and tried to figure out if I really wanted to do all of them.  And I didn’t.  So yeah, once again, I changed a few things and I’m okay with it.  I put a few things on there that I want to do that I normally wouldn’t.  Now if I do them all or not that’s a different story.

So what about you?  What do you want?


Sunday Stealing Again!

Posted in MEME,NaBlPoMO by Donna on February 1, 2009

K so I’m thinking I’m going to do this each Sunday.  Not sure yet.  I snagged this as usual over at Sunday Stealing so here we go:

1) What was your dream growing up? A Cardiologist

2) What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the guitar

3) If I bought you a drink what would it be? A mudslide

4) What was the last book you read? Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts- but I have like 3 in progress

5) Worst Habit? I clam up when I’m nervous

6) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?  Depends-wouldn’t I have to see you first?

7) What is your favorite sport? College Football

8) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Strike up a conversation more than likely

9) Worst thing to ever happen to you? Probably my dad passing away.  If not that, my ankle break

10) Tell me one weird fact about you. I have to sleep on the side of the bed that is away from the door

11) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? Well, Who knows-

12) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I’d be thinner

13) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Conscience

14) Ever been arrested? No

15) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? Ohhhhhhh there are so many possibilites.  Use it to get settled here and get my stuff out of storage in LA.  Visit with the family there for a few days

16) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Writing or scrapbooking or working on my various projects

17) Biggest pet peeve? It’s a three way tie between Liars, Cheats and Bad Drivers

18) In one word, how would you describe yourself? Me

19) Do you believe in/appreciate romance? Absolutely believe in it and appreciate it

20) Who wins today: Arizona or Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh

It’s a random thought kind of day

Posted in NaBlPoMO,Thoughts by Donna on January 31, 2009

so it’s just one of those days.  Today is the last day of the NaBloPoMo and I’m thrilled to have this done.  And it’s another thing I can cross of my list.

I’m not much into really putting something organized together so sorry for the scatterbrainness of it.

We’re going to dinner with a couple of D’s friends from High School tonight.  This is the guy they used to get into so much trouble together.  Yikes.  I can’t wait.  Talk about dirt on the hubby!

I’m so frustrated because the company that said they would wait for me to get better decided since it’s been 2 months that they aren’t going to wait.  I think a lot of this has to do with the temp agency telling me that no, let’s wait for you to be in a hard cast.  Now let’s wait till you are in a walking boot.  No let’s wait till you don’t have to use crutches, no let’s wait til you don’t have to use a cane, no let’s wait till you are able to wear shoes and don’t need a walking boot.  I’ve been fighting for two weeks now to go back to work and they found one excuse after another.  EVEN though I had a full doctors clearance with no restrictions for several weeks now.

I blow dried my hair for the first time December 5th today and wow, I’m amazed how nice it’s being.

I’ve slacked on my 365 project and my 1 thing project.  I need to figure out what I’m going to do with those and do it.

It’s a beautiful day in Cali with the sun shining and the temp in the 70’s…And I’m ready to get outside and do something.  But the hubby is at work and the dog is sleeping.  Sort of makes me want to take a nap too.

The Feb theme for NaBloPoMo is want.   I have to think about this.  I mean there are a lot of things I want.

But what about you?  Off the top of your head, what do you want?  Not what do you need, what do you WANT?

I want to be here, Right now!

Posted in NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 30, 2009


Insert Frustrated Post Here

Posted in NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 29, 2009

So as I’m sure you know, I’ve been really frustred with this whole broken ankle thing.  I was cleared to go back to work on the 29th of December with the only restriction being I needed to elevate my foot.  Then the doctor cleared me to go back on the 5th of Jan with no restrictions.  So I went to the temp company I am working for and at first they said wait till the cast is off and we’ll see.  K well the cast comes off and they say well, let’s wait till you don’t have to use crutches or a walker.  Okayyyyyyy.  Now I’m in a walking boot, without a cane and don’t use a walker.  They turn around and say well we need to wait till you don’t have the boot on.  Ummmmm But I can walk just fine.

Today the big issue was could I wear a normal shoe.  As long as I can, then they’ll let me go back.  I’m frustrated because they keep putting me off.  This is a first for me with the temp game.  Every other time I’ve had to go through a temp company it’s been great results.  This just sucks.  I’m very frustrated at this point.  All this time I could have been working and they are putting me off simply because I have to wear a walking boot.  ARRRGGGGHHHHHH  I soooo feel like Charlie Brown right now when Lucy moves the football right before he kicks.

Am I wrong for being so frustrated?

I cooked!

Posted in Life,NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 28, 2009

Yep, last night.  Well sort of.  I made the speghetti sauce on my own.  I made the salad.  D just made the noodles and garlic bread.

Why am I so proud of the sauce and that I cooked?

Well, because I made the sauce on my own.  My own recipe.  And it turned out great!  I’m so suprised.  All I did was look at a couple of recipes online and then went to work in the kitchen.  Without a recipe!  Well now I have one and I’ll be making my own sauce in the future.  Nothing like a cajun speghetti sauce!  If you want to know the recipe let me know.

Other than that, it’s off to have a backup plan and try to find a job just in case I can’t go back to ISU.  I’m hoping to hear that I will be able to go back soon.  We’ll see.

I hope everyone is doing well!

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Posted in Life,NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 26, 2009

The Good- I walked today without a boot! Yep, that’s right on my own

The Bad- I still haven’t heard if I can go back to work yet. I’m beginning to think that I need to just seriously start looking for another job.

The ugly- That was the hail that was on the ground this morning.

But other than that, I’m not one for words, how is everyone else doing?

Love you!

The Sassiest Meme

Posted in Life,MEME,NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 25, 2009

K I took this from Sunday Stealing Who took it from two other bloggers. I am going to post this because we are going on an “adventure” as the hubby says and not sure when we will be back today. So here we go…

1. If you could say anything you wanted to say to George Bush, what would you say? You tried with what you were given. We all mistakes. (Yeah, I’m a Republican)

2. If you had to be the mother of Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, who would you choose and why? Wow, that’s a selection that makes you want to be childless. If I had to pick, Britney, at least she’s trying.

3. You get to be Queen for a day. The kids are all taken care of, and you can spend as much money as you want. What do you do all day? Ohhhhh I go to the spa, get my nails and toes done, then I go and get what I need for the house to be decorated and then I grab the hubby and head somewhere sweet and romantic for the day and decide to decorate later.

4. Is there a song that brings tears to your eyes every time you hear it? If so, which one? Amazing Grace. I always associate it with my father’s funeral now and it’s a beautiful song. Those two combined and I melt when I hear it.

5. A fairy taps you on the shoulder and tells you that you can either have a perfect face or a perfect body for the rest of your life. Which do you choose? Perfect body- at least I could kiss a diet goodbye! But only if I get to keep the face I have now.

6. If you could live any place in the world and money was no object, where would you live and why? Ireland. It’s always been a place where I would like to go, I’d pick to live there just to be able to study the culture and history

7. What is your biggest regret in life? Ohhhhh the biggest? That I gained all this weight in the first place.

8. If you could go back and visit one person in your life who is now dead, and ask one question, what would that question be and why would you ask it? Mamaw.(my father’s mother) The question? Did you just give up?

9. If you had the choice to age forward (like we are now) or aging backwards (think Benjamin Buttons) which would you choose and why? I think age forward like we are now. I don’t want to start out old and get young. I want to start out young and age gracefully!

10. What will the epitaph on your headstone say? She really did it!

What about you?

I What?

Posted in MEME,NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 23, 2009

I am me and no one else.
I think there is a lot of good in this world that is still untapped.
I know I am loved
I have the world’s best set of safety nets to fall on in the form of my friends and family
I wish my inner creativity would just pop out one day!
I hate monikers that we place on each other
I miss my family in Shreveport
I fear never being the person I want to become.
I hear so many things, the good the bad and the ugly, even when you don’t think that I do.
I smell the roses each chance that I get
I crave Reese’s cup whoppers
I search endless for what I think I want, only to find that I have it.
I wonder if there is ever going to be true world peace
I regret Scott, ‘nuff said
I love the beauty in life
I ache when I think of all the orphans who need a good home and aren’t wanted because they are too old, too sick or too something other than an orphan who needs a good solid home
I am not as strong as I want to be
I believe there is a reason for everything and that reason will be known one day
I dance when no one is watching
I sing in the car
I cry at sad sappy chick flicks
I fight for what I really really want
I win every step that I take
I lose my safety crutches and learn how strong I can truly be
I never give up unless it’s utterly useless
I always have wanted to find my mother.
I confuse smart politicicans and jackasses
I listen to everything around.
I can usually be found reading or writing
I am scared of snakes, scorpions and spiders
I need to learn that I can do it.
I am happy about my life
I imagine that sooner or later, I’ll do it.
But what exactly is it??
Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.  What are you???  If you do the meme, leave me a comment!!!!

Day 22

Posted in NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 22, 2009

Well, it’s day 22 of the NaBloPoMo challenge.  I’ve done good and made sure I’ve posted something each day.  But the past few days I’ve been doing other writing.  I’m not exactly sure that I want to post it here I’m perfectly happy just writing it and not sharing it yet.  I’m just thrilled I’ve been able to post this much.  There isn’t always something to say.  But that’s okay, that’s what they make pictures for right?

I’m working my way back to getting out of this boot.  I’m now using a cane when I have the boot on and am trying to get to the point doing that without the boot on.  I put on the shoelaceless shoe today and was amazed it still fit!  The foot is still swollen but it’s getting better.  I still have numbness but I’m sure that will go away given time.  At this point, I’m just ready to go back to work.  Maybe that will happen next week.  Who knows.  But I only have 9 days left in this challenge and then I might take a break for a day or so.  We’ll see.

It all depends on what you have to say right?

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