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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Conversation in an instant message

While at lunch my friend and I lost it. My seat was a little too far back well she went to fix it and then I was laying all the way back. We were laughing so hard we were in tears. Then we start talking about my niece and nephew and I said they are still needy cuz they need help wiping their butts. Well my friend said well I still wipe your butt. She meant to say she still wipes her daughter's butt who is 8 sometimes. Well then we lost it completely

Life

Being a teenager I always thought being an adult would be so much fun. Who knew about all the responsibilities that came with it. All the bills, maintenance on the house and car, all the cleaning. Not to mention the work thing. Oh and the biggie, children. I didn't have kids but I don't think I can imagine all that goes with that. I mean I have had my niece and nephew before overnight and boy was I wreck. I didn't sleep because I was worried about them. Did I mention they are 3 and 5?

Everybody says it is different when they are their own. Really does the worrying ever stop? I know what I was like as a teenager and if I had a kid I'd be following that kid around all the time or installing a GPS unit on them. I guess that's why I didn't have any.

If I knew then what I know now I am not sure I would have become so responsible. But I guess that comes with growing up. It still sucks big time. I loved the summer vacations and breaks during the school year. Maybe if they did that with jobs the workplace would be a happier place. Two weeks a year does not cut it that is for sure.

Comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Party

This Sunday I am hosting a candle and purse party. There will also be a dove chocolate, pure romance and tastefully simple person here. I am looking forward to it. It always is work but for me it is fun work. I totally enjoy it and would love to do it full time. In time I will. Until then I will push through my hideous miserable full time time.

Some days I am myself and say things

When I'm at work I try not to say too much because I tend to say some things that are not professional. Like today on my way back from lunch my team lead and one team manager were walking by us. The team leader said I'll be back. I said my typical come back thanks for the warning and I laughed. Well my one friend said great now I'll have an instant message about that. I was like I wasn't even serious. I laughed after I said it. To me that is it as bad as what others say.

Monday, February 27, 2012

My me moments

So I go to text one of my best friends today, and I am thinking why hasn't she responded. Turns how I emailed her instead and she didn't realize it was me. Things like this I have done for years and years. It makes me chuckle because it's usually to a friend or family member. It this little funny things make make life a bit funnier.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekend

I did not get any picture taking done this weekend. But that's ok I had a wonderful time with my parents last night gambling and having dinner. Today I drove to my best friends house for her birthday and spent some good quality time with her and her boyfriend and kids We have have been friends since we were 12 and I have always thought of her like a sister even when we were not talking often.

It's always good to have someone like that. Someone who truly knows you.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Taking time for myself

Today it is all about me.  I am going to do what I want to relaxing and have some fun.  I did some exercising already.  Not much but it will do.  I plan on going out and taking some pictures since there is some snow.  Not sure if the trees will still have any snow but I'll find something to take pictures of.

I may even work on some of my part time jobs.  For me that is relaxing.  It is because I really enjoy it.  I love the companies that I signed up as an independent demonstrator.  The products are great.  I love the candles and the purses.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Food and stress

I ate way too much today. I had a headache most of Tuesday and it was really bad on Wednesday. It get get better later in the day on Wednesday. I woke up with it today. So what do I do I eat.

I am making decisions and looking into other careers and jobs. I'm not stressed about that but I'm stressed with the work load at my current job.

Tomorrow will be better. I am going to work harder on my food and not being stressed about the workload.

Pictures

I enjoy taking pictures. I am not a fan of editing them nor do I have the patience for it. Here are some from over the weekend.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Interview

I had a phone interview today. I think it want pretty good. But I am not sure it is what I want. It is an office job with travel involved. I do not want to waste anyone's time but going through the process will be beneficial for me since it has been a long time since I have been through it.

I am looking to do something I would love doing. As I go through the process I know I will find it.

Restroom etiquette

One day a note showed up in all the bathroom stalls at work. I thought really people do have enough common sense for anything on this list. Are their bathrooms at home really that dirty or are they just too lazy to pick up after themselves.

One thing is throwing out your feminine products. Is it really too hard to put them in the containers in the stalls or carry them out to the garbage? All females that use the bathroom are fully aware of what other women go through. Is it too embarrassing for someone to deal with that they turn lazy?

Not only that but how hard is it to pick up a peace of toilet paper or paper towel that falls to the ground. Just because there is someone who gets paid to clean the restroom does not mean they have to pick up the stuff that you drop. So get off of your lazy butt and pick up after yourself in the restroom or anywhere else for that matter.

Just because you do not want to deal with your dirty tampon doesn't mean anyone else does. I know I do not want to deal with your stuff. I do not even deal with mine thanks to a medical issue that required surgery. So look at that no more tampon for me and it is pure heaven.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Positive things

I have my health
I have family and friends who love me
I have wonderful hair
I have no lions living in my house

Monday, February 20, 2012

Positive things for the day

I ordered my new spring purse kit.
I was able to blog and get my feelings out.
I do not have to clean up after a heard of elephants.
I have the option to continue to learn and grow.

My mind

My mind is on vacation please leave a message at the beep and I may return the call.

Positive, negative need to get it out

People just need to get a clue. I am human and I do my best at my job. But when they keep giving me more and more work and when I speak up I'm told that my best isn't good enough. They then start listening when others complain and then realize they gave me too much work.

In their minds good work gets you more work. Hello. Look where the extra work go me, in a big deep hole. This is why I need to get out and do something I truly enjoy.

So I will keep on doing what I can and keep looking for something else. I do not like all drama and negativity but I realize that it is a part of life. I will deal with it as long as I can.

I feel a little better getting it out. Therapy sessions also help. All in time until I am happy as a clam.

Positive things
I have volunteer work this week.
I was able to take pictures this weekend.
I found a photo contest to enter.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Video games and kids

I met my family for a day of video games and bowling on Saturday. It is always a blast. I played games that I could win tickets. I then gave the tickets to my 3 year old niece and 5 year old nephew.

The best was watching them trying to bowl. We did help them but they wanted to do it themselves.

Today my boyfriend and I went to take some pictures of schools. I will load them this week. I can not wait to see to how the came out.

I also printed out one of my best friends save the dates for her wedding. I took a picture off of her Facebook page of her and her fiancé.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Comfort zone

I am falling back into my comfort zone at work. I need to keep focused on looking at other things to do as far as my career. I want something fun with enough money to pay my bills. I don't need a lot.

All in time. I still have my dream of being a stand up comic or maybe a photographer. I actually have no patience for editing pictures. So maybe not a wise choice. Unless someone else will edit.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weekend and monkeys

Well tomorrow is Friday. Yippee. I am looking forward to the weekend. I am going to go take some pictures. I want to take some of schools.

Positive things
I started logging my food.
Tomorrow is Friday.
There are no monkeys running around my house.

Thanks

Just wanted to thank everybody that has visited my blog so far and to those in the future.

March

In March I have one candle, purse, etc party and one vendor event. I am looking forward to them both. I enjoy doing them. I actually have fun at them. So no matter what I sell I had fun and got my name out there.

After a fun filled packed weekend I am not sure what we are doing. I'd like to get some picture taking in.

Positive things
I have great hair
I have a 2 wonderful cats

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Flower pictures

One of the many things I love taking pictures of. These are from various places I have been.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Positive things

Three positive things in my life

My family
My friends
My boyfriend

Changes

The thrill of changes. I have never been a fan but I am at a point where I am looking forward to it. It is because it is for the best of me and I can be more of myself. I have been looking at different things to try. Like trying some stand up comedy. It could be a lot of fun. Until I try it I will not know if it is for me.

Path and bridge

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ahhh 4 days of no stress

It is amazing what time off can do. I am not stressed at all and have not been over eating. Gee makes me really want to quit my job tomorrow. But I cannot since I have nothing lined up.

It was a good weekend. I saw my niece and nephew on Thursday. They are a riot. We were playing tag outside and I was it when my 5 year old nephew says "auntie please give me a hug." I was like ok so I bent down and he tags me and says your it. I was like I'm already it and I fell for that. It was funny.

Pinterest

So now I am on Pinterest. It is one more thing to get sucked into. Just what I need. Like I am not on the pc enough. But it does seem like a lot of fun so far. I wonder if I can make all this social networking a full time job. Just thinking about it makes me think that you don't have to have set hours. You can pin and post whenever. It would be a wonderful job.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Birthday weekend

So far it has been a great weekend. Dinner and gambling last night. Chicago auto show today followed by dinner at Eleven City Dinner then coffee at Peets.

Tomorrow will be the ice festival in Downers Grove.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Birthday celebration

I met my parents for my birthday at a nearby mall. I left my car there and we then drove to the casino then dinner. While driving back my step-mom forgot to take the exit to take me back to my car. So we had to get off at the next exit and turn around. It was pretty funny. It's not the first time she's done that to someone. But it will always be a good laugh.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Madonna concert

I bought a ticket to the Madonna concert for Chicago in September. I am going by myself. I don't mind as I still have fun. I have gone to concerts before by myself. I am looking forward to it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Really you made me feel that bad

Maybe I'm over sensitive but I was so upset at work I actually cried in my cube. I admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes. But do not make me feel like an idiot. I may get flustered and loose it and may get confused. I am human and do have feelings. I try not to take it personally but sometimes I do.

I have been wanting to change jobs and was trying to take the time to make sure I was making the right choice. At this point I just want out.

Ironically I get and email about a job and they want to talk to me. It is something I'd be interested in. So I'll talk to them and see what it's about.

Change is hard but this may help me all around. I will have to get the courage to make the changes.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Half time show

Yes I loved the Madonna half time show. I really didn't care is she lip synced or not. I look at it this way, she had about 6 or so minutes to set up and 6 or so minutes to take down. I am sure it's hard to put on a 12 minute show and sing live. With her it is not just about the singing but also about the dancing and the rest of the production I have seen her live in concert and she does not lip sync then.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Doodling

I was messing around with one of the drawing apps on the iPad.

Lovely Sunday afternoon

After a wonderful weekend I'm going to kick back and relax. Oh and watch the big game. Went to church today saw saw the family. I was a sponsor for a new member today. I then went to lunch with one of my favorite people my grandpa. He really is a wonderful guy. I'm lucky to be 40 and still have one grandparent around.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Purses

So far it has been a good weekend. The lady who purchased a purse ended up not liking it but she liked another one I had so she bought that one instead. The one she didn't want I'll put in my display. Everybody has different tastes so I'm sure someone will fall in love with it and buy it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Some of my favorite pictures

The ocean view is the view from our room in St. Lucia. The church was out near Oregon, Il. It was when we went camping in the area. The pier pictures is the pier by my parents house on John's Island, SC and it is the Kiawah River.

Walking on air-almost

Ever since I decided once and for all just to change my career I feel wonderful. It is an amazing feeling knowing I am going to change it and it is for me. I wil not being doing a job that is expected by everyone. Everytime I would mention changing jobs people were like you have such a good job. Well money isn't everything. Time to take chances and see what I can do. I cannot wait to see what adventures are out there for me. I am sure a lot. I am going to blog along the way. So feel free to comment.

The choices are endless

Yep the choices are endless but I plan on narrowing them down for myself. My boyfriend is going to see his family for the weekend and I will be at home. So I will be investigating options for a new career. It is what I have to do for myself. I have lunch plans this weekend with a friend who I also have been doing some brainstorming with on business options and my writing. So it will be good thing. Comments and thoughts are always welcome.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Taking the leap

I'm going to take the leap and look for a new job. One that I enjoy. So I will go back to my blog with my goals etc and figure out what to do. I have taken chances before but not often enough. Nows the time. Might waded well see if the one blonde cell can do something she truly wants too and loves to do without loosing the last brain cell.

Drawing app for iPad

This is what my cousins son and I came up when he was showing me the drawing app for the iPad. Quite colorful and thrown together.