I was annoyed with my job but then my boss handed me a $100 bill and said he appreciated my hard work!!! What a great way to start off my weekend!
Today was a terribly long day and I’m so glad it’s coming to an end. Our weekend getaway is MUCH needed and I think well deserved. I’m only working until 3 tomorrow, so let’s hope I make it! I’m so excited to spend 3 days straight with my amazing husband! Today I had to drive to the courthouse in Bartow and it decided to storm the whole way there. I tend to panic very easily when I have to drive in that kind of rain. I ended up pulling into a parking lot and sitting there for about 10 minutes until it calmed down, and so I could calm down. The courthouse was quite an experience as usual. Remember when I said I was content with my job? That’s only on the days I don’t have to visit the courthouse. It’s always an experience I’d rather avoid.
Last night I had another fun experience with rain. My friend met me at the house so we could go work out at the gym. On the way there, we decided the rain had stopped enough and we should just go run the lake. The lake being closer and free, I thought it was a great idea. About 5 minutes in, it starts raining. About 5 more minutes, a little harder. About 15 minutes into it, the rain is full force. Lucky for me I had on a white t-shirt.
I’m hoping that the rain doesn’t follow me this weekend because I’m really looking forward to a couple days of sun and sand. I guess that’s something we can’t control though, and I’m sure we will manage to find other things to do. When I had this discussion with my mom about it possibly raining all weekend, she said “well, if that happens you can always just start making me a new grandbaby!” HA! When did my mom start feeling like I’m comfortable with her talking about those things with me?! Really though, I’m very thankful for the relationship I have with my mom. She makes me laugh.
Well, I’m gonna go back to watching Supernanny and pondering if I ever even want a child of my own!
So, I have to update on this e-mealz thing. LOVING MY LIFE with e-mealz! I didn’t realize such a little thing could make me so happy. Grocery shopping was the easiest it’s ever been. I’ve made 2 meals and they were both delicious. Tonight we don’t have to cook though, so that’s even more exciting. We’re having dinner in Tampa with one of the main guys (Blair) from Nerds on Site. He’s down from Canada with his wife, staying in Sarasota for vacation. We’re eating at Royal Thai Palace (my favorite Thai restaurant). Soo, back to e-mealz-ing tomorrow! More exciting news (to me at least)…I’ve now been free of my nail biting habit for 2 weeks! That’s a record. It’s funny what you will find yourself capable of doing if there’s money involved. Kevin wanted me to stop so bad, he promised to put away $25 a day towards our bedroom fund. So far I think it’s up to $300! Not only will I have a new bedroom in a couple of weeks, I’ll have beautiful long nails! Luckily all of the new furniture will be coming from Ikea, so we won’t need a whole lot of money to get what we want. So glad Ikea decided to grace Florida with it’s beauty. We were missing out for far too long! Well, it’s 4:00 so I guess I should finish my work for the day!
This song cheers us up at work every Friday, so I thought maybe the ritual in our office could be passed on to somebody else! Finally Friday by George Jones. It’s worth the $1!
Seriously, another week down! The weeks have been going by so fast lately. I mean, I’m sure if you had asked me on Tuesday how fast the week was going, I’d say it feels like it’s on standby…but being that it’s Friday I definitely feel like the week has flown by! No exciting plans for this weekend, except the usual cleaning. I guess I can’t say “usual”, considering last weekend I’m pretty sure I did absolutely nothing around the house except laundry. I just have those weekends where I could care less what the house looks like, then I have others where I’m vacumming the dust out of air vents. I desperately wish we had some extra cash laying around and could make a trip to Sea World’s new theme park Aquatica, it looks amazing! I’ve been wanting to visit a water park for the past few summers and still haven’t made it. Hopefully we will get a chance to go to this one before it gets cold again. (You know, next January!) June 30th is our 1 year wedding anniversary, so we are taking off to the beach for 4 days and 3 nights. We found a great little beachfront condo on Anna Maria Island. I guess I will be getting plenty of sun and water then, so no complaints! I’ve been looking for a new pair of sandals since all of mine seem pretty worn down. I’m really wanting to get these rainbows, but I don’t know how I can justify spending $45 on a pair of sandals. They do have a lifetime warranty though! I have a black pair of Reef sandals that I’ve had probably since 9th grade, and they are in great condition. I’ve heard Rainbows have an even better reputation with quality. So, maybe it’ll be a good investment!
Sometimes I dream of a job where I didn’t have to wash my hands every 5 minutes. A job that didn’t involve filthy guys who have been working in the Florida sun all day. A job that actually forced me to go out and buy cute pencil skirts and white button up shirts. Then I remember the past 4 years of doing hair…and I’m pretty okay with my job. I arrive at my office in the morning which is quiet and calming (for the most part). I work with 1 female, who is one of my best friends. No drama. No gossip. I know this isn’t what I’m going to do forever, but I must admit I’m pretty content with it right now. The dirt, the smells, the confusing terminology that I will eventually be made to learn but would rather not. I can deal with all that just to have a peaceful work environment. I can come to work with no makeup and baggy v-neck tee’s and nobody even notices. Now if only I could get a raise!
My stress towards grocery shopping will soon be over, and I couldn’t be any more excited! I’ve signed up on E-Mealz.com. It’s a company started by 2 moms who offer you weekly meals that are perfectly planned out, as well as having the grocery list made. I’m told it’ll also help save me money at the grocery store, and I’m all about saving money! I’m not usually one to sign up for things like this, but I DISPISE making menus and coming up with grocery lists. Most weeks we go to the store with no ideas and 3 days later have no meals to make! Anything that can help solve this problem, I’m down for. If anybody else wants to try this out, I have a 20% off coupon code. So, I paid $12.50 for 3 months of planned meals! HOW EXCITING?! Also, they offer different meal and store plans. I signed up for the low-fat, any store meals…and they all look amazing! We’ll see. Back to work!
I’ve sat here for 15 minutes going over all the things I’d love to write about…then I realized I obviously just don’t have enough brain power for any of those things to come out the way I’d like them to. Last night I slept terrible, as did Kevin. We both just tossed and turned all night. He eventually got up around 4am and stayed up until it was time for work. What did I do? Oh, I chose to stay in bed and stress about the lack of sleep I was getting. That didn’t start my day off well. On top of being exhausted at work, Kirstie took off work for her birthday…so I had to somehow manage to accomplish my tasks along with hers. I think I did a pretty good job, but I couldn’t be more excited to see her tomorrow.
I’ll at least put a picture so this post isn’t completely boring.
Remember Blublockers? Best $15 purchase I’ve ever made!
Well, here is my first “official” blog. I hope it’s a good one. All day I’ve been thinking about what it is I’d like to discuss in my blog, and many things have come to mind. As I was working out at the gym I decided upon discussing my weight loss attempts. The reason being…that’s all it has been. Attempts. Kevin and myself both started a “diet” January 1st of this year. Now, I’ve never been one for fad diets…and I’ve definitely never been one for starting that fad diet on New Year’s Day. It just seemed like a great time for us to start one, and we ended up doing pretty well. Kevin lost 22lbs and I lost a big fat 9lbs. It took me about 2 months to lose those 9lbs, and only about a month to gain it back. Every day I wonder where I’ve went wrong since we got off the diet, and the only thing I can come up with is going out to dinner. It’s one of the things we truly enjoy doing together. By the time the weekend rolls around, I’m sick of cooking and want a delicious meal prepared FOR me. Unfortunately, we don’t eat that good when we dine out. How can you really? It’s hard. When we eat at home, 90% of the time it’s really healthy meals. On top of trying our hardest to eat good, we both workout 4-5 days a week. I used to think all I needed to do was workout and I could eat whatever I wanted, but I’m definitely finding out that’s not true. After pondering why I can’t lose weight the whole time I was at the gym tonight…guess what we came home and ate? Nachos! Not only did we make nachos…we made the biggest nachos I’ve ever seen! SO big I had to take a picture! I guess I justify it by saying it had fat free sour cream, soy cheese, and organic chips!
I hope my attempts (not including the nachos) start kicking in soon. I bought a new bathing suit I have to wear in 2 weeks and I am not feeling very hopeful about it right now!
He has set up this blog for me to keep record of our lovely life! I’ve never been big on writing things down, because the words never come out the way I’d like them to. By starting this blog, I guess I will face those fears of being a horrible writer, and just type what comes out of these little fingers. Who doesn’t like facing their fears?
I guess I should probably write a little bit about me since this is my first post. I’m a 23 year old wife. I work at an electric company as an office assistant. I was a hairstylist for close to 6 years, but God had other plans for me. You might be asking yourself…”So working as an office assistant at an electric company is what you’re supposed to be doing?”. Well, I’m still trying to figure that one out. I’m just trying to get by and live a happy, fulfilling life. I dream a lot. I dream big. I want to be a mother some day. I want to help people. I want to show love to everyone I meet. I want to love God with everything I have, because He has given me so much. So those are just some of the details. Facing my fears…
There’s much more yet to come.