August 30, 2002
Friday Five 30-Aug-2002

1. What's your favorite piece of clothing that you currently own? Hmmm, I'm not sure. I guess I'd have to say this yellow linen shirt I have from Jones of New York. One of my eBay finds.

2. What piece of clothing do you most want to acquire? Just something in a smaller size! I'm not much of clothes horse, so I can't really say there is something out there I want.

3. What piece of clothing can you not bring yourself to get rid of? Why? I have a whole group of clothes that are just too small for me that I am hoping to fit into again.

4. What piece of clothing do you look your best in? Wow, hmmmm, I guess I'd have to say the yellow linen top with a white top underneath.

5. What has been your biggest fashion accident? Again, never been much of a fashion hound, so I've never been exactly "trendy." Always go for the classic, clean look. I did, however, have an orange polyester jump suit in the 70's, but I was only a kid. Also a yellow and white dress comes to mind.

Posted by Brie at 06:45 AM
August 23, 2002
My Thoughts For Now

Fat Flush Plan: Well, I just posted a few days ago that I would be GOOD this week on my FF plan (see 8/9's post), and yet failure yet again. Have not been able to get focused and do it. Having a very rough week for some reason. I need to get refocused and JUST DO IT, to quote a Nike commercial. I know this program works and I do feel better when I am doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

Back to School My oldest son starts back to school on Monday. He's a little nervous, as it is a new school. I'm very excited for him. What an adventure! The school he's going to seems great. They are on a traditional year (meaning no year round), which I think will be good for him. In addition, he has to wear uniforms, which, coming from a parochial school background, I think is great. More schools should require uniforms! I feel bad that I didn't go and get his paperwork from his former school. Especially with all of the work they did. But I know it will be transferred over. My biggest concern is that he gets in GATE (gifted and talented education), which he tested for and got into at his last school. That boy needs to be challenged!

Cost of Kids With back-to-school shopping and the recent enrollment in Tae-Kwan-Do, it struck me last week, that kids get more expensive as they get older. It's not when they are babies that they cost a lot of money, it's when they are older. I realize that this may not be rocket science for others, but it just dawned on me, while balancing my checkbook. Good lord, I'm going to have to get another job to just afford the kids when they are all in school!

**sigh**

Posted by Brie at 08:46 AM
Friday Five 23-Aug-2002

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not? I am currently a Sr. HR Consultant for the largest opthamalic manufacturer (we make eye glasses, lots of eye glasses). I support the Southwest territory, which include southern California and Arizona right now.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be? I am fortunate enough that I enjoy my career, but if I could choose anything, I would love to be a child psychologist. If talent wasn't an issue, probably a writer or painter.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices? My mom and stepfather own their own business, which is an excavating company. I watched them work very long hours. I don't think it affected my career choice (if you can call it that) one way or another. My dad and my stepmom are in the housing industry, they go into new home developments and help new home owners select new flooring and window treatments.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family? Not really, as my husband is very supportive. From being gone 3 weeks at a time (even while pregnant) to working long hours, he has always been supportive (not happy about it, but supportive).

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why? I don't know if there is an "easiest" job, it just depends on who is doing it. Same thing goes for the hardest job. It all about a level of complexity to the individual. I've been a receptionist in the past and thought that was easy, but I know other that do it that find it a challenge.

Posted by Brie at 08:33 AM
August 19, 2002
Long time no BLOG

Well, it's been awhile since I've posted so here is an update on what's going on....

TRAVEL I've been traveling to Arizona a lot lately for work. Beautiful area! Actually been tossing the idea of moving to the Phoenix area, but we will see what the next year brings us. We've been through so many changes and stressful events the last year I think we just need some stability. I've been going to Phoenix once a week for the last month. Not a bad commute, really. The only thing that is bad, is I don't get home until 9:00 PM because of the flight schedule. Still it's been fun, and part of me will miss it when it stops.

DIET/WEIGHT So John and I are on our 3 week of the Fat Flush Plan. We were doing okay the first week, but have had several slip ups. I've lost, to date 5 pounds, which is still good, but not as good as the 10 I thought I had lost before I slipped up. Going to try to concentrate this week and follow the program religiously. One thing I really like about this program is that I find John and I are cooking a lot together, which is fun. We even BBQ'd steak last night! First time we've had beef in almost 13 years. You know what? It was pretty darn good, too. Think we might have it again, too! John also made these awesome kabobs with prawns and scallops. Can't get food this good at restaraunts!

Other than those two things, I think that's about all there is. I'm teaching myself how to knit. Strange, I know, but thought it would be a neat thing to do. I also recently got Maddie's Christmas stocking kit, which I need to start. Hopefully it won't take 3 years to do, like the boys' did. Hmmmm, let's see....we got our new sectional in. Very nice! Never thought I'd like a sectional, but this is nice!

Think that's about it!

Thanks for reading....

-Brie :)

Posted by Brie at 10:30 AM
August 03, 2002
Bowie Defined

Which David Bowie are you?


Posted by Brie at 09:06 AM