Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, September 15, 2014

Working the New 9 to 5


I started my new job almost a month ago and since then I feel like the days just fly by. Does anyone else feel like most of their work days just fly by? I get up each morning by 6:45 a.m. and I'm out the door by 7:30 a.m. I spend an hour in bumper to bumper traffic. Usually it's the stop and go kind which I find to be the most annoying. That gets me to 8:30 my start time. I get inside the building. I fill up my reusable water container and the day just starts to speed away. Some mornings, I take a break and get one of the best butter croissants ever...

Before I know it, it's lunch time and I'm out in capitol park eating a bologna sandwich. I usually spend my lunch time talking to Beezy and enjoying being outside. I take full advantage of the nearby park. I sit on my bench and just enjoy it. In the winter months who knows what I'll do. I have gone outside for lunch everyday except one so far.

Once lunch ends, the afternoon flies. I spend time sending e-mails, going to meetings, answering calls, ordering things I'm responsible for etc. I usually look down at the computer clock and it's 4:45 p.m. so I make a mad dash of scrambling to finish up everything that I'm working on well enough to know what I'm doing the next day. I turn off my lights, log off my computer and fill up my water jug for the long car ride home. I've learned that if I'm not in the car by 5:05 p.m. then traffic will be far worse than if I and when I can get out exactly at 5:00p.m. So I spend another hour in the car to finally get back home.

Lately, Tesco has been sitting right by the door waiting on me. I get my big hug from Beezy and we eat dinner. I can finally relax, put on some comfortable clothes and just enjoy the evening. The evenings usually go by fast because bed time creeps up on us before we realize it. Then I do it all over again the next day. Trust me... the evenings could go a little slower but I'm grateful the work day goes quick. Is anyone else's days like this? I feel like I'm working a new 9 to 5.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Smiles

Every Saturday, I'm going to try and post five things that made me smile during the week. Often I find myself getting caught up in the small stuff but this year I'm making an effort to be conscious of it. This year is about being happy and finding happiness even in the small things! Want to join me? Go ahead and post your Saturday Smiles!

1. Our new television.
2. Reading a new book.
3. Countdown to vacation.
4. Holiday planning.
5. Always Beezy.

What's making you smile?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Five On Friday

1. I have a new guilty pleasure. It's called Leann and Eddie...
Um, how did I not know this show had started airing till recently> I've been trying to catch up on past episodes and the show is actually really good. I've always been interested in their story since they made the movie that caused the cheating heard round the world. I think I'll keep watching for now. They seem really good for each other and happy. Leann also doesn't seem as unstable and crazy as the tabloids make her out to be.

2. These shoes...
I saw them on Pinterest a few nights ago and can't stop thinking about them. They are ridiculously expensive and super hard to find because it turns out their from a few years ago. BUT I want them! I think they would go great for an upcoming event. Someone buy me these 1,000 dollar shoes.

3. Speaking of Pinterest, I've been on a pinning roll. I've been pinning everything from fudge to wedding flowers. Not only have I been pinning, I've actually been making things that I see on there. I've used two recipes this past week that I found on there. One being the stuffed peppers that I talked about earlier in the week and the second some breakfast egg cups. I mixed some eggs, cheese and sausage for some easy morning breakfast.

4. I finally caved and bought a reusable water container. My work has a water jug and for the low price of 3.00 a month I can drink as much as I want from it. Beezy and I figured that it would be cheaper to start doing that than buying bottled water. So we got a pretty container for me and a brita one for him. I have to admit, I've drank A LOT more water now that I have the container than when we were buying bottles. Maybe it's the fact that it's a straw? I don't know. Either way I've got a cute container on my desk. I went with an Aladdin Mason Jar container. 
My jar is solid purple instead of pink. It's also double sided so the water stays cool without causing condensation on the outside. Each filled jar is 20 oz. of water when a bottle of water for me was usually 16 oz.

5. Am I the only one who feels behind on their Christmas shopping? I usually start shopping in June and I don't have one single thing yet for people. I need to get on it. Like now. Dear Amazon? Why did you have to change your minimum price for free shipping? That wasn't nice. Stop trying to make me join prime for free shipping in two days.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We Will Never Forget