Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Captain's Log Stardate 201108.31

Well we have reached the end of August and things are progressing. I have been excited about this next semester at the academy and I know that it will be challenging but fulfilling as well.

The crew is all set to start this new mission, though they have been a bit sluggish of late...trying to draw out the last of the vacation.

I'm ready to adjust to my new schedule. Unfortunately the Commander is always tired which is reeking havoc on my brain and heart. Dealing with things the best I know how and trying to smile.

Decided to send my book to self publishing. Currently it is only in digital form but I hope it will be available for print and download. I am very happy with my work and I look forward to the other stories I want to share. I also hope it will help with expenses and needs around the house. Plus I have to come up with $321 by the middle of September. I thought we had done away with having to use money!! I will have to spend some time looking into scholarships, especially since we will have to have childcare for our youngest.

My exercise schedule has gone to the dogs, the Borg, and the Romulans. I hope soon I'll be able to get something that works and doesn't mean I have to get up at 4 am. Got a great 30 minutes in today, will try to do better. All the reading I must do leave me a bit sluggish...and I have to start tapering off the fiction reading...too much of a distraction.

Here's to the start of a great semester!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Captain's Log Stardate 201108.25

Survived a shopping away mission with ensign Denyce. I think next year I'll delegate this job to Lt. Commander DuJuana, I need to keep my sanity.

As intel comes in from mission command, I prepare myself to leave behind many of the day to day tasks aboard ship and dedicate my time solely to my new mission. The work will be immense this semester.

Still not quite following my exercise schedule with all the running around I must do getting everyone else ready for all the changes.

I am excited about the next 16 weeks!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Captain's Log Stardate 201108.23

Doing better with getting things done and staying motivated.
On Saturday we did somethings as a family, some light shopping and taking care of the house.
By Sunday we were rested and ready for the new week.
Monday I volunteered on campus to prepare for the incoming new nursing students and finalized my skin test reading.
Today I walked maybe 2 miles with all that had to happen at orientation. Definitely got my exercise in and it was nice to meet some of the new students and encourage them. I am looking forward to being a mentor this semester. Shows I've grown somewhat, huh!?!
Finally heard from our peds instructor so I raced back over to SDSU health services so I could finish my compliance, because I have clinical on Monday!!!!
My room is mostly organized and I am ready for bed. I have been running everyday this week so far and doesn't look like its going to stop until Saturday!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Captain's Log Stardate 201108.19

What a week! Okay I know my log should be more official but it has been a challenging week. Ensign Denyce did well at her annual physical and was glad to not have to have any injections. The house is more organized and things are coming together. Had to buy another book for school and will eventually get my parking permit but I am excited to for the start of new semester.

On Tuesday we took off for Long Beach and I spent the day with my girl Danielle who is visiting from Detroit with her three children. We ditched the kids and had lunch then went for manicures and pedicures. It was nice to just relax.

On Wednesday I began the process of installing the Apple computer for mom and moving all her photos and files. Everything went well, except I couldn't get the computer to communicate with the printer. Wore me out.

On Thursday we returned home, I was done with the kids not getting along as well as they should. Was glad to go to the library and start book 5 of the fever last escape before school starts on the 29th.

On Friday I had to take care of compliance things so I could be ready for clinicals beginning at the end of the month. Took care of my Avon clients and felt pretty good. I have to start getting more sleep and rest.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Captain's Log Stardate 201108.15

Been doing a complete overhaul of the ship. Started in the halodeck (family room), then the messhall (dining room) and finally made it to the conference room (living room). Engineering (kitchen) it taking some time, sometimes the nooks and crannies take a lot of time to deal with. Its giving the crew a good workout. Recycling what need to be recycled and disgarding things that are no longer needed. The ship could pass an inspection if we where going to have one. With all the running around the ship I've already taken off a few inches. Its amazing what a little housework will do.

Will be traveling to the LB Quadrant tomorrow. Will be looking up a buddy from the high school days. Will also spend some time with the family as we begin to get things ready for the next semester.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Captain's Log Stardate 201108.11

Sometimes doing something you don't really want to do can provide just the right amount of motivation to help you accomplish the job and get back on task.

Dusting my family room proved to be the jumpstart I needed. Worked my arms really good, kept me from drifting into boredom and I'm ready to get more accomplished before Starfleet academy takes not just my money, or should I say more money, but take up a majority of my time.

Minus the expenses that I am getting ready to have, I am excited about this new semester and I have hopeful that I will make a major impact.

It was great having all the crew together for mealtime. I do hope we will continue to keep communication and together time a priority over the next few weeks.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Captain's Log Supplemental Stardate 201108.5

Looking back at my first week of August I can say my grade would not be very good if I was giving myself a grade. Seemed like everything got in the way of exercise though I did make better eating choices but I know that won't be reflected on the scale.

My goal for the new week is to really schedule all that I need to do, as well as some enjoyment time, so I can get back on track. I am at my heaviest ever and this is not good, healthwise or any thing else.

Here's to recommitting to being a healthy me and keeping the promise to myself.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Captain's Log Supplemental Stardate 201108.4

Had to wait for engineering to fix the transmission link up. Went well, components had to be replaced but I was glad for the efficiency that was displayed at things got back to working order.

Cut into my holodeck time but at least that is one less thing wrong with the ship. I'll make up for it tomorrow.

Time is moving faster than I'd like it but I am getting things accomplished.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Captain's Personal Log Stardate 201108.3

Today started out well. Temperature not so hot and Andrew is adjusting back into the classroom setting. I was all set up to do my exercises when things went haywire with the satellite receiver. I spent more time than I would have liked "chatting" with someone trying to correct the problem. Unfortunately I'll be held hostage in my house waiting for a technician. We'll see what happens.

I am all registered for school, all my required books are purchased and I just need to buy a parking permit. Trying to wait until a week before so my money will have been received. Its amazing how quickly a person can spend money for school. I am getting excited about my new assignments and moving on with my career.

My next goals: get a workout schedule together, finish my resume, and organize my study space.

I've been enjoying my holodeck time, writing my book and been so pleasurable. Now I need to start making headway on my first story I began back in 1997. Maturity and research have a way of helping you make a more realistic story. I have a few people enjoying my current finished work. We'll see what's in store for me next.

Ensign Denyce had a great birthday. Though I don't know what is to come in the next years I am glad that I have been chosen to be her mother and help her on her way to womanhood.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Captain's Log Stardate 201108.2

Back on track?

One of the things I hate about the heat is that I am unmotivated to exercise. Made sure to do some moving around but my mind was not focused on it.

Wouldn't it be nice if our bodies could do the work while our minds were elsewhere?

Well tomorrow is a new day, a new chance to start fresh.
May I make the most of it and put procrastination in its place.

Monday, August 1, 2011

July 2011 wrapup

Captain's Log Stardate 201107.31
Things have been quiet as we begin to look to August.
Steve and Denyce enjoyed ComiCon as much as could be enjoyed with all the weird changes and inconveniences.
7/25 we visited the San Diego Zoo; Andrew was re-enrolled in preschool.

7/26 did some pre-birthday shopping

7/27 saw Cars 2

7/28 DuJuana and Isaiah came for a visit. Completed my registration for Fall 2011. The commander and I had a date and saw Harry Potter #7 part 2.

7/29 visited the Museum of Natural History. The Commander and I went out again and saw Captain America.

7/30 visited the Nixon library in Yorba Linda and Steve's high school friends in Anaheim. Swimming on a beautiful day is always a plus.

7/31 back home and some shopping as we prepare for back to school.