Krissie: All About You

Photo on 2013-01-14 at 08.26 Ah, another week. I’m thinking my hair has gotten too long. I mean, I love the curls, but maybe it’s a bit much. Opinions? I’ll give you another view of it tomorrow. I do like the idea of being able to braid it, etc. But maybe all that riot of waves and curls is a bit much for a woman of my dignity .

Okay, another week, another bunch of challenges. For today, I’ve got to call one doctor for a refill, the hospital to set up a mammogram, another doctor to change an appointment, then call the courts so I can set up a small estate for this one check (refund from rent) that came from my mother (fill in forms, get a copy of the death certificate, drive 40 miles to the courthouse). Plus make reservation to go down to NJ on Friday. And finish the short story I’m writing for

Easy peasy.

What’s on your agenda?

33 thoughts on “Krissie: All About You

  1. Healing. That’s my whole agenda…well, and reading. Liz Flaherty’s new book, JAR OF DREAMS, released today, so pretty much, that’ll be my day. Trying very hard to not feel bad about the work waiting for me…I promised myself at least until Wednesday to get back on my feet. I didn’t believe I’d need that long, but holy cow! This hurts and I’m not ready to give up the pain meds entirely yet. Going to ease into ibuprofen and keep trying to put a little more weight on the foot. I’ll be back kicking ass soon enough, but in the meantime, thank you, Liz!!!

  2. AuntieJB says:

    Sing! Choir started up again last week. We have LOTS of new music to learn and a couple of wonderful opportunities to perform this Spring.

    Finances! Get my receipts/expenses entered and figure out a reasonable monthly budget.

    Purge! My dad is coming next weekend to help me assemble a big-a$$ bookshelf from IKEA and I need to make room for the assembly.

    Krissie: I like your curly hair. You look younger with it. Softer. Maybe have it layered more so the curls stand out.

  3. Carol says:

    Get back on the treadmill or my goal for 60 is bust.

    Get back on track with the food, clearly any carbs blows all my hard work.

    Get really proficient with a new software program.

  4. Heal. Get my bandages off on Thursday and hopefully things are healing well. I hope my nose looks okay. Don’t go insane over the bandages before then.

    Once I’m okayed for it, start exercising again. I am so out of practice now and losing muscle tone. 🙁

    Apply for jobs and network in Seattle from afar. There is a wonderful job I am very interested in that I am going to apply for and try to find a way in around the application process as well.

    Start researching rents and rentals in Seattle area. Cry a little over the prices.

  5. I love your hair! I so wish I had curls and waves.

    I’d tell you my agenda but it’s been getting derailed so heck. I hope I get some writing done. I will type a paper each for my boys (it will take 30 minutes for both, tops. Probably 15.) Other than that… The Lord only knows, as my mother used to say.

  6. Kellyr says:

    The way things are going, I am just trying to make it to work every day this week. And hopefully pick up my cpap equipment. Must make follow up call. That seems like enough, but school starts this week so I need do my schoolwork as well. Must start off the quarter on the right foot!

  7. Cindy says:

    I love your hair, all those waves. It frames your face. If you are tired of the length, you could get some layers around your face…or layer everything. Whenever I get tired of my hair’s length, I just get a trim and add some layers, that way there are no regrets. A good stylist will work wonders.

    Coming up this week…

    Cardiologist appointment with my daughter.

    Neurologist appointment with my mom to discuss her Alzheimer’s.

    And trying to quit my horrible eating habits. It seems that the more I think about them, the worse I get.

  8. Lois says:

    I like the hair.
    For the week:
    Continue with my conference. Enjoy the sun here.
    Get back to meditating. It was a total flop this am
    Go to a funeral for an elderly cousin. She was one of the last of her generation.

  9. 1 Try fasting Tuesday and Thursday – I’m going for the 5:2 approach where you eat 600 cals on two days each week.

    2 Write more – I’ve been pretty detached from writing recently.

    3 Chase up builder and electrician to do some minor jobs around the house

    4 Get tidying and sorting in the boys’ rooms.

    We need to get our house sorted so we can put it on the market at the end of February. Hoping for a quick sale.

  10. Curls are good, but I say do what makes YOU happy. Me, I’m growing mine out at the moment and thinking about letting it go gray. It’s a mess and I don’t look good in hats.

    Saw Silver Linings Playbook and loved it. Watched the GG’s last night. Tonight I’ll watch The Bachelor and see what all the fuss is from Harlequin and the making of a book cover. ; )

    This week:
    Book club.
    Trip to L.A.
    Local chapter meeting.
    Pick the grapfruit and oranges.
    Edit the last book in the series.
    Continue to learn promo/marketing
    …and if there is time maybe some housework.

  11. My big task this week is to internalize and move beyond a professional disappointment. Happened late last week and I was ok Friday but today I feel deflated and unmotivated. This too shall pass. A little exercize will probably help my mood.

    I’ve committed to organizing a retirement party for a former colleague (everyone else who said they’d help backed out at the last minute) – I need to book the date/venue and send out an invitation this week.

    Our computer died last week, so I haven’t been able to do any blogging. In the interim, I’m working on a couple of jewelry projects – creativity is also a good antidote to feeling down.

  12. Office Wench Cherry says:

    I have a doctor’s appointment at 2:00 to get my blood test results back. I’m equally nervous that the results are going to be A)something or B)nothing. My paternal grandmother had, we think, fibromyalgia and was basically drugged to the gills for much of my childhood because no one knew what was wrong with her. I’m concerned that if the bloodtests don’t show anything conclusive that no one (and by that I mean doctors) will take me seriously. My chief symptoms are fatigue and muscle/joint pain. Yeah, vague much?

    The rest of the week is waiting on the results. Except for Friday when we go to the city to get our passports renewed, do some shopping, go to a movie and on Saturday evening go to a dinner theatre production of The Buddy Holly Story with friends. That I’m looking forward to.

  13. Gin says:

    For the estate administration, have you seen this brochure on Vermont estates? There’s a section on small estates, if you scroll down a bit. (I’m not licensed in Vermont, so I can’t give any advice. The brochure looks useful, though.)

    I tried the link to forms there, but it was broken. If you do some more searching, you might find the form, though, and have it prepared before you go the court.

  14. Catherine says:

    I bought a gel seat for my new exercise bike. Just the other seat was discouraging due to the ouch factor. Now it’s protecting my bits better I’m planning on cross training more… not a euphemism .

    Drive down to Dad’s place with more fruit salad.

    Get my nails done for the first time in months.

    Tackle maintaince decluttering. I’ve realized this is just a regular part of keeping life ordered. Assessing what resources I need and acting accordingly.

  15. Gah! I keep forgetting to make my mammogram appointment. Thanks for the reminder.

    We have some orientation tonight for Kiddo at her future HS. Still can’t believe I’m going to have a high school kid next year. HOW is that possible? She was 4 like 15 minutes ago.

    Other than that’s this week is finishing this rough draft so I have at least 6 weeks to revise. I’m about 4 scenes from the end. Must push through!

    Registered for RWA this morning so that’s one less thing to do. Love the hair longer. I’m trying to grown mine back out after having it really short for a long time. I’ve just about gotten past the point when I always go cut it off again. I’m determined to be able to put it in a ponytail by summer.

  16. Cindy says:

    I hate that feeling…the hoping it’s nothing, but if it’s nothing, then not knowing what it is. And I know all about wanting somebody to listen and figure it out. ((((( hugs )))))

  17. Kieran says:

    Wear your hair whichever way makes you feel most beautiful. I like women over forty with long hair. I like when they twist it up with a pencil in the back, something artfully messy.

    I’d like to get a hold of you and do a makeover-for-the-day. Nothing serious. You look great now already, but makeovers for a special occasion or just girls getting together can be so fun. I want to give you gorgeous glass frames that look like a piece of art. And then you’d have to have a magnificent shawl but nothing granny-ish. Your shoes would be incredibly eccentric. People would gasp when they see them. They’d look vintage but with sparkles and in a shocking hue. If you go to RWA 2013, let’s have a ReFab get-together and maybe DO this!! Wouldn’t it be fun?

  18. SJ says:

    I’ve never posted a response here before, but I read here often. I love the curls on you.

    My agenda for the week is yoga every morning.

  19. Reb says:

    I think your hair looks great! Layers might be even better but it’s pretty darn good as is.

    This week, I’m keeping on with the 2-minutes-a-day thing. It’s proving a remarkable motivation tool. I think “Ugh, got to do 2 minutes of exercise/photography/German tonight, may as well do it now” and find myself stopping half an hour later.

  20. Fabulous hair is much more important than dignity any day.

    I’ve got to get over this coldflublergh thingy ASAP, as I already missed a knitting lesson this morning dammit! Also need to finish something that I can’t recall at the moment because coldflublergh.

    Loves and non-contagious smooches to all!

  21. Office Wench Cherry says:

    Well, that went better than I’d thought. My doctor said all my bloodwork was all normal (My cholesterol was perfect!) so to his mind that left fibromyalgia. There was not even the slightest hint that he didn’t believe me and I should have known that since he ordered such extensive blood tests. I tried not to spend hours on the internet looking up symptoms and freaking myself out but now that I’ve really looking I can draw a line between it and even some of my weirder “character traits” like my over-sensitivity to noise.

    This is all very funny because if I hurt myself – get a cut or burn or something like that – I actually have a very good tolerance for pain.

  22. Lulu says:

    I like your curls, too, Krissie, but since chopping off my own very, very long hair half an eon ago, I keep trying new styles every so often. It’s fun to try new looks on!

    For this week, I’ve gotta get my new year’s big project off the ground. Also, get back to the de-cluttering. I am surprisingly attached to the Christmas ornament collection we’ve amassed over the past 30+ years, even though we would need about 4 trees to hold all the ornaments. Why can’t I get rid of the ones we haven’t used in the last 10 years???

    Then, I need to use up some more of the 100+ lbs of apples in my cellar. More applesauce and apple butter, I think. Or else, compost before they go bad.

  23. Kim G says:

    I’m going to sound like a broken record–but have you looked into Lyme disease? All of your symptoms match. It’s hard to diagnose because only a few labs properly test for it. It mimics many other diseases. I hope that you feel better soon.

  24. I already did one of to-dos: TV interview in the city where they did my hair and make-up so I looked fabulous when I went to lunch with my agent (who wouldn’t care if I looked like hell, but still . . .) Must use more eyeliner.

    Finish painting the cottage this week. The walls are up, and once paint is on the drywall it looks like a real house.

    Get all the course stuff for McD done for this eight weeks. And get the freaking grading done for the last course.

    Keep telling myself that I will be in the cottage by Feb. 1, so just keep breathing and things will be fine.

  25. Micki says:

    I’m going to spend more time sitting and thinking (as opposed to sitting and being mindless). This is the time of year I like to plan . . . plan the garden, plan my lessons, plan my diet and exercise strategy. I feel like I’ve been spacing off for the last three weeks.

    I love the curls, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

  26. Cindy says:


    One of the girls on our POTS boards, ended up getting a Lyme disease diagnosis after years of agony. She had horrible pain, and a lot of stomach trouble and countless other symptoms… sensitivity to smells, etc. Anyway, she has POTS, but it’s probably caused by Lyme disease.

    The mom is fuming, because she told them numerous times that they lived in the middle of nowhere, that they had a lot of animals, and nobody thought to do the test.

    Just thought you’d find it interesting…

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