Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

1.  I finished another book last night.  I think that's 3 books in a week.  I'm not only one book behind schedule now on my challenge.  Reading at night has been a great way to de-stress from work; but Melody is so jealous, even though she isn't ignored.

2.  My purple carnations are still waiting to be planted in the pot.  I need more soil and haven't got it picked up yet.

3.  This one of my favorite scenes from The Lady and the Tramp.  It's so true too.  "Just for tonight" is every dog owners delusional way of thinking they have power over the furry creature that steals their heart.


4.  90s Pop Radio on Pandora is a great way to get through a rough work day!

5.  I haven't crocheted a single thing since I finished that large blanket in January.  I need to dishcloths, so I bought the yarn to make them months ago.  Maybe I should get started....

6.  In addition to updating my home office to make it more inspiring when I move, I have decided to upgrade my bedroom as well.  I'm thinking all white linens with pops of color.

7.  This weekend is going to be a girl's weekend!  I'm so excited to get away for a little bit.  I haven't seen my friend in such a long time!

8. My patience is running thin this week.  The sad thing is that this week is when it needs to be really strong.  However, that is not the case.  There are things that need to get done and I hate waiting until the last minute and then being frazzled.  I don't work that way.

9.  I still haven't shown you all my wonderful plants on my patio!  Maybe I can get that post up soon.

10.  How the HELL are we already in the second week of May already?

Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekend Recap...

What a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!  I hope you got to spend some quality time with your mom, and if you have children, I hope you got lots of love!  I don't have children, but I do have a furry baby by the name of Melody.  She kept snuggling so close last night I had to keep pushing her off my back while I was trying to sleep.  :)

Friday:  I stayed at work late (on a Friday!) to try and get some things that need to get done for this big event in five days, but sadly, they didn't get finished.  I'm not going to complain about work though...  Anyway, I got to go to my parents' house for the weekend.  My dad was camping, so it was just Mom and I.  And, we got to be really lazy.  It was much deserved for her, and lots of fun for me.  I got to read my book and start a new one, enjoy some of the shows I don't get to see often, and spend time with Mom. 

Saturday:  I had to make a quick errand in the morning, but the rest of the day was spent listening to the rain, reading some more, and just relaxing.  Mom and I got to spend some real quality time together.  I also think I did about 6 loads of laundry.  Wow.

Sunday:  Dad came home and he and I did a few chores while mom relaxed.  Then, I made homemade hamburger patties.  FYI, this is a really big deal because I hate touching raw meat.  I was so proud of the patties though.  They are all evenly sized and looked so great!  I also made pasta salad while Dad grilled.  Then, as a family, we watched some cheesy older movies together, (much to Dad's dismay) before it was time to go home. 

It was a great weekend!   How was yours?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

1.   I don't care that it's Wednesday.  I'm posting this anyway.

2.  I want to host a swap.  Would anyone be interested in participating?

3.  My obsession with notebooks has gone to new heights.  The drawer where I store them can only hold about one more.  I was at the Dollar Store last night and almost bought more.

4.  This tree outside my living room is incredibly fragrant.  Does anyone know what kind of tree it is?

5.  The biggest event of the year at work is just 10 days away (7 business days) and the pressure is on.  The to-do list has grown significantly in the last 24 hours.

6.  Speaking of the to-do list:


7.  Last night, I finally tackled my office closet!  Stay tuned....

8.  It was brought to my attention this morning that a website I did 2.5 years ago has typos on one page.  ARGH!!  I hate this particular website because of its many frustrations.  I'm also embarrassed by and it and would much prefer to just take it down, but sadly, that can't be done.

9.   This girl needs some very simple (not so lazy) hairstyles that can be done really quickly in the morning.

10.  Don't forget Mother's Day is this weekend!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekend Recap...

Friday:  I went out with some friends to celebrate a birthday and met some cool new people!  I had a lot of fun and when I needed to leave, it was nice to see that they wanted me to stay longer.  However, unlike them, I did not have anyone that could get me home safely, so I had to be responsible.  Not like that's much of a stretch.  I'm always the responsible one.  :)  When I got home, I was so tired, but I still had to pack for the weekend at my parents.

Saturday:  I was up early and on the road to my parents' and it was a nice relaxing morning on the patio watching the birds and reading my book.  Dad was kind enough to wash my car for me since it was the one we decided to take to the game the next day.  In the afternoon, Mom and I got pedicures!  It was my first for the season and it felt so good!  I tried to sit outside some more in the evening, but my allergies got the best of me and I had to go inside.  That night, I did end up watching the movie based on a book from one of my favorite series.  As a movie, it wasn't bad.  I enjoyed it, but I couldn't help but point out how many details were wrong.  Some of the casting was great, though!

Sunday:  Up early again to prepare for a long day at the ballpark.  The weather was terrific.  During the game it got to be about 80-85 degrees.  The ballpark is a two hour drive from home, so my mom, dad, grandma, and I piled into my car and stopped along the way for a quick lunch where we met up with my uncle and cousin.  We got to the park an hour before the game.  It was Grandma's birthday and she loves the STL Cardinals and hadn't been to the new stadium yet, so this was a great gift for her.  We managed to stay in the shade for a very large portion of the day (yay me!--I bought the tickets).  They went into extra innings for the third day in a row, and after the 12th, we decided to leave.  It had been a really long game and we had a long drive home.  The Cardinals won in 14 innings.  We stopped for dinner on the way home and after taking a shower, I was having a really hard time keeping my eyes open.  I started to fall asleep in the chair around 9:20 pm.  It was definitely time for bed.

How was your weekend?  Did you have a good one?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Seven and a Half Weeks Later...

I finally finished Les Miserables!  It was long, but a good story.  I'm glad I read it.  However, even the damn book made me cry a little.