Friday, August 14, 2009

A week in the life

So for no really good reason at all I decided to do a mini chronicle of a random week of my life, this week to be exact. I may be the only weirdo that loves to know what other people do as the boring day to day activities so this may not be of any interest to anyone but it's a post which is a vast step in the right direction, right? So anyway, for those interested, here's what my week looked/looks like:

Work 8-4
Dinner at Donni’s and Sally’s Beauty Supply
Stop by the fire station with brownies as a bribe to get my brakes checked
Brakes are good, home to watch True Blood and go to sleep

Work 8-4
Supposed to go to Zumba but AC is broken, wait for repair man which only took 5 minutes, woo hoo!
Made really good Buffalo Chicken Dip for dinner and watched True Blood (this is becoming an addiction)

Work 8-4
Gym 5-6
Supposed to hang with a boy but said boy got stuck at work late.
No worries, I had already assumed this was the case and made plans for Girls Night with Lin (sis). We feast on a very Gilmore Girls dinner consisting of leftover spaghetti, buffalo dip and red wine and watch the new 90210 fresh out on dvd.

Work 9-5:30 (ahh so refreshing to sleep in)
Coastal Flats for dinner with a fine group of ladies and off to see Julie and Julia
Home around 10 but had to stay up to watch more True Blood.

Work 8-4
*this point on is future situations so they may not go exactly as planned*
Hair appointment with Donni at 4:30 going dark and short, peace out typical summer do!
Convince Donni that dinner and drinks are in order and perhaps some last minute shopping for Brie’s 16th birthday
Possibly meet up with the fireboys for more drinks and fun also possibly with Donni

Sleep in! (a little)
Call Nana to go shopping for a bridal shower gift and the rest of Brie’s present
Swing by Farmers Market
Get dressed in my Hawaiian best and head to Laura’s bridal shower picnic
Get dressed in my “try not to look like a loser in front of a hundred teenagers” best and head to Brie Brie’s sweet 16
Probably go to bed early, the party doesn’t end until 11 and I’m sure there will be clean up. Maybe see a boy, we’ll see. ;)

Yoga at 9
Make pasta salad for bachelorette vineyard picnic
Head to vineyard
Pretend to do some form of housework
Go to the parents house for Mama’s pioneer attempt at fried chicken
Definitely watch more True Blood

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Too busy living

Obviously I suck at blogging. I've always been this way. I attempted dozens of times to keep a journal or diary when I was younger but when it comes down to it, I just don't feel like recapping my adventures at the end of the day, I want to plan for my new ones. However, I do wish I had kept a diary because how fun would that be to read now.

I have new motivation to blog though because my very talented sister made me a new blog! I think she found a template that was "me" online, and then changed the colors, added birds and writing to make it even more "me" and has since been asking when I'm going to blog. So here is me blogging. And here is my pathetic little promise to blog more frequently again. I don't think I even have readers anymore, but that's okay!

I really have been pretty busy lately. I was thinking of doing a "sample schedule" kind of like one of those "sample meal plans" from the celebrities that involve nothing but grilled fish and sugar free gum but I don't know how interesting that would be since I'm not famous. Maybe I'll post that later, I know I'm nosy and like to know about random things of other people's lives so who knows.

So there you have it, I'm back!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Finally not sick!

I am soooo happy because I finally feel better! Man, why is it when you're a kid you can play right through a cold and when you're an adult it knocks you out for days? I still am congested and have my man/"phone operator" voice but I'm most definitely on the mend. Which is perfect timing because I leave for Kansas on Thursday, Yay!!

I actually was pretty productive today. I returned stuff to the library, went grocery shopping, vacuumed, went to my parents for dinner and a movie, then came home and cleaned the kitchen, made lunch for tomorrow and packed for Kansas. Now that I listed all that out I'm thinking that that list sounds a little more impressive than my day actually was. I did do all of those things but what I left out was that I woke up late, watched 2 episodes of law and order svu, and a lifetime movie in between all of those other things. The blogosphere just makes everyone's life look so glamorous doesn't it? Well my last week was anything BUT glamorous. Ask the pile of tissues in my trash can and the mountain of clean clothes begging to be put away.

I do have my outfit picked out for tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, so I'm looking forward to the snooze button. :) I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and I will be sure to take lots of pictures in Kansas of the munchkins!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

What's Goin On

I am sick. Yuck. I have a nasty cold I can't shake that's had me out of work for the past two days and probably tomorrow too. I hate missing work! I feel so guilty! I don't know why, I am using my time alotted and I don't feel guilty when I take vacation, but I feel awful when I take off because I'm sick. I wonder why.

Anyway, nothing extraordinary has been going on. I'm super excited for my trip to Kansas next week! It will be so good to see Jess and family. The kiddos are getting so big!

I've been a city girl this month. First I went downtown to take Lindsay to Legally Blonde the Musical which was her Christmas present. Really cute! Then I was there for a Caps game (go Caps!) we won. And then we were downtown for the Dancing with the Stars tour. My mom bought tickets for my grandma's birthday for me, Lin, Mama and Nana to go to the show (Daddy was very excited that he dodged that bullet!). I decided to drive down because they've turned Gallery Place into a really nice shopping area complete with garage so parking wouldn't be a problem which is really the only reason to not drive into the district. We had a lovely dinner at La Tasca which is a tapas restaurant and shared a bunch of great dishes including Manchego cheese with tomatoes, sauteed shrimp, spicy potatoes, flank steak with peppers, and fried eggplant. It was very lovely and we shared some Spanish wines too. It was so fun to have all of us there just girl talkin and sharing stories. As we were driving down Constitution, Nana was pointing out the office buildings where she worked when she was 16 and went to work for a lawyer at the Department of the Interior and shared a bunch of stories as a wild young thing, dating and dancing during WWII. I treasure all of those stories. The show was great! We got to see a lot of our favorite dancers and stars and they were so impressive! There was an especially touching moment that I have to share, mostly for Rach and Jess. During the show I kept thinking, Hannah would love this show, it's so her! Then for the final number all of the dancers came out, each couple in their own matching sparkling colored outfit making a rainbow of shimmers out on the floor and danced to "Dancing Queen". It was just perfect. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry and I probably did a little of both but it was just a lovely number and proved my earlier thoughts entirely.

So that was the highlight of my month. I hope everyone is happy and healthy!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lazy Lazy Weekend

This may in fact be the laziest weekend I've ever had! Aside from bathing and unloading and reloading the dishwasher, I have done absolutely nothing productive! I've napped, and read (the girl bachelor series by Laura Lee Guhrke - thanks Jess!) and watched tv. I did go over to my parents house for Champagne Friday with Mama and Lin and then on Saturday for more girl bonding time but other than that...NADA! I usually feel so guilty when I feel fine and and am not being productive. I don't know why. I beat myself up over not being over productive and doing things that could stand to be done. There are 2 loads of laundry to be folded and a hamper full of dirty clothes strewn about my bedroom floor, but you know what? I don't care! They'll still be there tomorrow. Our office is closed tomorrow so I decided that I would take a full weekend to do absolutely nothing and tomorrow I will resume the usual. Return some things to the library, fill my gas tank, grocery shop, fold laundry, do more laundry, clean the fridge and make dinner. Then I'll relax watching the Bachelor with Donni and head to bed!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I have a new favorite website. It's I read about it in Real Simple I think and I heard about it on one of those "big spender" shows. You load your financial information in and it tracks your spending, shows you spending trends, let's you set a budget and keeps track of it. It's amazing! It also lets you know your credit card balances and emails you when you have a bill due, or your bank account gets low, any of those alerts. I'm not entirely sure how safe it is, I know it's reputable. Basically I think it's as safe as any internet transactions can be. I read up a bit on it and that seems to be the consensus. It's definitely holding me accountable for my money and is a huge wake up call to see what you're spending your money on. I spend WAY too much on restaurants!! My shameful admission that I was blissfully unaware of: in the past 4 months I have spent $189 at Sweetwater Tavern!! One restaurant alone!!!

Anyway, I made a budget and since I don't have to type in anything I will definitely track my spending and hopefully stick with it! I'll be in tip top financial shape if I do!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Today I was a windshield

Have you ever heard the saying: "Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug"? Well today was a windshield day! Work was a bit slow but very productive. The weather was gross but I stayed nice and warm with my space heater under my desk and hot coffee. Nothing extraordinary happened but everything went according to plan. I remembered to plan and prepare my breakfast and lunch so I ate healthy ALL day! After work I went to the grocery store to pick up some fresh food before the ice set in. I came home, watched tv with Sean and Jessie, washed and dryed my hair, cooked grilled chicken on my George Forman grill (my inaugural run, I'm in LOVE) made some brown rice and a big salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, avacado and artichokes. I made an extra salad for lunch tomorrow to have with a pita pizza that I'll make in our toaster oven so that got prepared as well. Then I indulged in the new 90210 and an episode of Chelsea Lately. I have a clean kitchen, dishwasher running, empty trash can, meals prepared, blogs checked and now I'm going to crochet for 30 min, read for an hour and go to sleep! Whew! I love when I'm organized and on top of things! Oh and for 2009 I decided to write down every single purchase I make, at least that holds me accountable for my spending!

PS- Jess T: I will come decorate with you ANYTIME, I love it! :)