Saw the doctor the other day - my BP is still high-ish without meds, so I'm back on them. He doesn't know why I almost passed out. My blood sugar is still normal (YES), so that's not it. Eh, bizarre. I've lost another 12 lbs, so I now have only another 33 to lose to reach my original goal. O_O Well. I think it's pretty clear that I'll be going below that. I'm okay with going somewhat lower, but I know of one woman who had the surgery and now has to have it revised because she's lost TOO much and can't stop. I'm really not worried about that, but I don't want to be a size 8 or something crazy. But to be almost to my goal... wow. Wow.
Last night I returned a pair of jeans I'd bought a couple of weeks ago - I wasn't sure that I liked them, so I never took the tags off. I was glad I didn't, because I got the next smaller size in a different style. They're a bit tighter in the waist than I'm used to, but I'll get used to it, I'm sure. I'm wearing them today.
I also got plain black flats to go with my suit - and they ARE one size smaller than I used to wear. I still hate shoes, though.
Pretty much all packed - I have a few final things to shove into boxes tonight and then tape them shut, but that's it. I have everything set to pick up the truck and the storage unit is reserved. My one coworker is bringing his wife and baby daughter, whom I've seen a number of times. The baby adores me, and she's just soooo cute. I intend to play with her the entire time and talk to his wife while the guys move my stuff. LOL
I have new books for my exile from the computer over the weekend and the trip - the new Elizabeth Peters, plus three Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child paperbacks (the Special Agent Pendergast ones). I've been reading a lot more lately - it's been a good thing.
Migrating the intranet site here at work is the suck, as is waiting for people to email you back about important things. *taps foot impatiently*
Bebo, MySpace Codes and MySpace Layouts by Pulseware Survey Software
Now, the overall chart above? Kinda crap. But the individual descriptions below? Those... yeah. Woah. There are a few things that are completely off-base, but most of it is spot on.
You are generally calm and composed, reacting moderately well to situations that most people would describe as stressful. You are a calm person who is considered almost fearless by some. You rarely get angry and it takes a lot to make you angry. You very rarely feel depressed and are usually in a good frame of mind. You do not feel nervous in social situations, and have a good impression of what others think of you. You often resist any cravings or urges that you have, but sometimes you give in. You are poised, confident, and clear-thinking when stressed.
You are neither a subdued loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time alone. People generally perceive you as distant and reserved, and you do not usually reach out to others. You tend to feel overwhelmed by, and therefore actively avoid, large crowds. You often need privacy and time for yourself. You like to speak out, take charge, and direct the activities of others. You are usually the leader in group activites. You lead a moderately paced life. You like some energetic activities, but also like to relax and take it easy. You love bright lights and hustle and bustle. You are likely to take risks and seek thrills. You experience a range of positive feelings, including happiness, enthusiasm, optimism, and joy.
Openness To Experience
A desire for tradition does not prevent you from trying new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual. You are a moderately imaginative person who enjoys a good balance between the real world and fantasy. You are not interested in the arts and do not display aesthetic sensitivity. Generally you are not considered to be an emotional person, however you are aware of and in touch with your emotions. You are eager to try new activities, travel to foreign lands, and experience different things. You find familiarity and routine boring, and will take a new route home just because it is different. As a person who is open-minded to new and unusual ideas, you love to play with and think about ideas. You also like to debate intellectual issues and often enjoy riddles, puzzles and brain teasers. Often you exhibit a readiness to challenge authority, convention, and traditional values. Sometimes you feel a certain degree of hostility toward rules and perhaps even enjoy ambiguity.
You have some concern with others' needs, and are generally pleasant, sympathetic, and cooperative. You naturally assume that most people are fair, honest, and have good intentions. There are times when you believe that a certain amount of deception in social relationships is necessary, however you are mostly candid, frank and sincere. People find it moderately easy to relate to you. You will help others if they are in need. If people ask for too much of your time you feel that they are imposing on you. You do not enjoy confrontation, but you will stand up for yourself or push your point if you feel it is important. You feel superior to those around you and sometimes tend to be seen as arrogant by other people. You are not affected strongly by human suffering, priding yourself on making objective judgments based on reason. You are more concerned with truth and impartial justice than with mercy.
You are reasonably reliable, organized, and self-controlled. You are moderately confident that you can achieve the goals you set yourself. You are a reasonably organized person and like to have a certain amount of routine in your life. You have a strong sense of duty and obligation, and feel a moral obligation to do the right thing. You are content to get by with a minimal amount of work, and might be seen by others as lazy. You have strong will-power and are able to overcome your reluctance to begin tasks. You are able to stay on track despite distractions. You take your time when making decisions and will deliberate on all the possible consequences and alternatives.