Friday, February 29, 2008


Definitely think this will be my drink of choice. It will taste excellent going down and make me all calm and happy (not that I am not happy already...but). YUMMY!

Looking Forward

To my night out with girl friends tonight!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait. Last weekend I got a little dose of some of my girls at a passion party on Saturday. Those parties are so much fun. And we were lucky because we knew the girl that does it, so she totally lets her guard down and we are all just crazy and have so much fun. It is so funny to me how there are girls that are so quiet and then you get them to a party like that and they let loose - a couple made me blush! What a great time really. I almost want to throw one in the near future. Oh not only does our friend do the passion parties, but she does pole dancing too. It's only $25 a person and she teaches you some fun moves. Now that would be a great time!

Tonight we are all getting together and gonna grab a couple drinks and then might head out dancing. We try to be good when we go out, but it usually ends up the complete opposite. I really do have to watch myself and be good because I have to help my grandma move tomorrow and that would just suck if I were hung over. I am even more excited because I think that Kara is going to come too which will be awesome. She has to work early tomorrow too so she will for sure make sure that I am not out late and home at a decent hour since we will be going together.

I have to remember my camera so I can post some updated pictures. I have posted any pictures in quite a long time. Note to self: REMEMBER CAMERA!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I L-O-V-E Being a Girl

A couple weeks ago, I got an email from a friend saying that the Siena was hosting a bridal fair and needed models. I figured it would be fun to spend a day with the girls and said I could do it. I had no idea what exactly it all entailed or anything. I just said I would do it because it sounded like a good time. Then I got an email saying that I needed to call David's Bridal and set up a fitting time! So I did and I went yesterday.

Let me just say, I love being a girl. It was so fun going in there and trying on wedding gowns. Not that I will be getting married anytime in the near future, but so much fun still. Wedding dresses are so pretty. I didn't realize how heavy they really were until I actually put one on. Turns out, I get to model two wedding dresses and a brides maid dress. All three of them are gorgeous. We also will be getting our hair and make-up done, so it is going to be a total princess day!! I will definitely have to get some pictures and post them up from the day (it's not for a couple weeks still).

It's kind of cool knowing what size wedding dress I wear. And it really made me think about way down the road of actually going and trying on dresses for an actual wedding...if that ever happens. HA, just kidding. But seriously. There are so many different dresses to choose from and all unique in so very many different ways. Crazy!

Also, this post marks 300!! That is just crazy. Doesn't compare to 1000 like Shannon, but still very good for me!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Year Ago

I was looking back the other day at some of the posts that I had written February of 2007 and I was laughing. It is amazing to me how much life changes and in so many random directions.

Even now, it blows my mind to know how many times my life has changed in just the last year alone and I never thought in a million years I would be at the point that I am right now.

Last year I was hung up on a fling, not getting my period and being told by most everyone that I had to be pregnant. Thankfully I wasn't and found out that I just needed some medicine to kick it into gear. Made me realize how much birth control messes with your body/system. Craziness especially with how much it saves your ass at times.

Anyway, I thought it was interesting to look back at where I was and how different things were. Where were you guys last year around this time??

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Book Meme

I was tagged today by Jennifer for a Book Meme. Wasn't quite sure how this was going to work out because I haven't read anything in forever and I didn't think I had a book at work. But I lucked out and had one.

Here are the Rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.

The book I turned around and found in one of my boxes full of personal things is, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Seriously, a wonderful book. I learned a great deal from it.

"You have the power to create hell, and you have the power to create heaven. Why not dream a different dream? Why not use your mind, your imagination, and your emotions to dream heaven?"

Pulling the book out makes me want to read it again. I am sure there are things that I have forgotten and need to touch up on. Thanks Jennifer for tagging me.

I now tag: Patty, Lainey-Paney, Megan, Kat, and Babba.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Still Around

Oh my goodness. I don't remember the last time that I felt sick and so bad for so long as this sickness that knocked me on my butt. Last Monday I thought I was getting better, but I was sadly mistaken. Every time I would show up to work, people would be telling me that I didn't look like I felt well and should probably go home (so in other words, I looked like shit). Somehow I made it through the week though, although, I was completely miserable most of it. Thursday we had a conference to go to for the office and one lady told me that by the end of the day my nose would probably fall off because I was blowing it so much. My little nose was bright red.

Come Saturday morning, I was in so much pain, I couldn't even stand it. My face was hurting and even my teeth were hurting. It was horrible. Every time I moved, my entire face would throb and it hurt so bad that I wanted to rip my head off my shoulders. I hate going to the doctor but realized that I needed to do something since the sickness was just getting worse. So I left the house in tears and went to Urgent Care. I think half the town was there. After two and a half hours, I was informed I have a horrible sinus infection and an ear infection in my left ear. The pain in my face and in my teeth was from my sinuses. I came home and curled up on the couch and that was where I spent the rest of my day and night. I can't remember feeling that bad.

Sunday I was feeling better, but still not great. Most of the pain was gone in my head from the medication I was taking, but not all the way and I was still so very tired. I think that was just my body telling me that it wasn't feeling good. I laid pretty low still and just spent some time with my family and then called it a night. Today, I am feeling much better. My sinuses are draining, but the pain is finally gone. I still am a little tired, but I will totally take that over the pain ANY day.

So that would explain my absence from the blogging world. At work, I wouldn't even check my email or anyone's blogs. I would just work and that seemed to take me so much longer than normal. But I am back. I am hoping that I feel 100% normal come Wednesday so that I can make my way to the gym, which I am really looking forward to doing.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Mine was nice. Eli and I celebrated ours on Wednesday. He was so cute. He took it upon himself to make us dinner reservations and he even got me a new watch. I was so surprised and excited. He really can be romantic when he wants to. It was a great evening (other than not feeling that well) and then for actual Valentine's Day we had the kids and spent some fun time with them. I have had a very nice time off today for President's Day and am actually looking forward to going to work tomorrow, feeling well and getting stuff done. I got so much stuff done today and was able to spend some time with a great friend. Can't beat that. Now, I'm off to make some dinner and have a good evening. I plan on taking some time tomorrow to check everyone's blogs.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Gettin' Better

While I am not better, I am feeling better. I don't sound better at all and I am still coughing up a storm, but I was feeling much worse towards the end of last week. I haven't been this sick in a long time. I mean, sure there are the common colds that people get, but this one seemed to seriously kick my ass.

I have spent the last week taking care of myself and doing all that I can to get better. I have gotten rest and am still taking one more day of rest today. I can't wait until I am back to normal. I have a schedule all set up to be in the gym and running. Not only that, we have been eating a ton better. I have been taking my lunch and snacks to work. Also eating breakfast, which is something that I normally don't do at all. I got a drawer at work set all up full of yummy stuff. I know that I am on the right track.

Friday, February 8, 2008

=( - Feel Yucky

I have tried pretty much everything to keep whatever I was fighting at bay and to keep from hitting me full force. I guess that with everyone at work sick, along with Eli, I couldn't fight it anymore. The last three nights have been full of pretty much all coughing and very restless. I haven't missed work or anything, but haven't felt too chipper either.

Today though is the worst. My head feels like it might explode. My throat is raw from all the coughing and my nose is so stuffed, I can hardly smell things. In my attempt to not miss work over this, the sickness has won. I will be leaving here early to go home, put on my pj's, and curl up for a most needed nap. What I keep hearing from other people that I have fought whatever crap is going around is that sleep is key. So I will give that a shot and if it keeps progressing, I will start taking the antibiotics that Eli's taking because I don't want to feel this shitty anymore.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Me Flirt??? NEVER

The student that works with me is the cutest damn thing ever. Her and I have become so very close. She has been having a very hard time with me being out of the main office and in my own and tends to come in and visit me often!!! =) I love when she does too because it can definitely be lonely in there compared to what I am used to.

Well, she was sitting in my office today and her and I were chatting about a bunch of everything and she just starts laughing. I asked her what was so funny and she was like, "I am just remembering that guy from the game. I don't know how you popped off as quick as you did." Now before I tell you what incident she is talking about, you have to keep in mind that she is a very big good girl. She isn't one that just comes off as one and has a wild side, she is straight up just a solid good girl. And I love her for it.

So last Thursday, I went to the UNR basketball game and she ended up going with her family. We didn't get to meet up until after the game was over and we were sitting by the doors leading outside talking. As we are there, I am also texting a friend and all of a suddent this guy walks by and said, "What are you doing? I already gave it to you, 7-7-2-0-9-..." That's all I can remember. Without missing a beat, I look up, flash as smile and say, "I know sweetie, I'll be calling in a couple minutes."

That is just how I am. Our student thought that I knew him at first. And then when I told her I had no idea who he was and had never seen him before, she was rolling. She just can't get over it and was shocked that I said that to him. If she only knew HALF the things that I have done. I think she would see me in a complete different light! ;)

Damn Sickness

I am still fighting this damn cold. But I followed Jennifer's advice and got some meds and am going to see if it works. Eli on the other hand = SUPER sick. I don't get it. He was sick back in September (I think???). He is on all sorts of antibiotics and and has been sleeping all afternoon and is completely passed out on the couch right now...and has been for well over and hour. Somehow, with the short amount of time he was in the room, the doctor diagnosed him with and Upper Respiratory Infection and looked am and told me I could be next. GREAT! No thanks, I can't afford to get sick and miss work. Oh and he was also told not to work tomorrow. Hopefully some down time and lots of sleep will knock this sickness out of him.

My boss is still fighting her sickness that she has had since the weekend. Her and I were sitting in my office today and I am pretty sure all that you could hear in the hall was the two of us taking turns sniffling! It was funny. Thing is, my nose is all sniffly, yet I go to blow it and nothing will come out. Makes zero sense to me at all.

Anyway, I am guessing that since all the people that I am close to and see on a daily basis are sick, that is a good explanation of why I am fighting as well.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's Only Tuesday

My goodness, what a week this has been so far. Yesterday I put in 10 1/2 hours and still had so much to do. I could have totally stayed and kept working, but the pain from sitting on the computer for so long was too much for me to bare. So I gave up and went home and was taken to dinner. It was so very yummy and even more enjoyable because the last thing I wanted to do last night was cook dinner. Today has been just as crazy as yesterday, but only 9 hours put in. Maybe one day I will feel like I am caught up and not spend so much time at work!

Superbowl was fun. We ended up only having just a couple people over due to others having last minute plans, which is understandable. It was quiet and the company enjoyable. We didn't at all go all out with snacks. Just some chips and dip and then some little salami roll up things. Maybe there was more and I just don't remember...huh, who knows! I was very happy that the Giants won. I totally forgot that I got in on the little pool thing at work. But turned out, I won the first quarter, so that was fun. It wasn't much, but it was the principle that I won. One person one the half and 3rd quarter...lucky person! She got a good little chunk of change.

In other news, I am still fighting the cold that I was starting to be hit with the other night. I don't know what is going on. It is like it wants to hit me, but is just lingering enough to where I feel it, but not really hitting me head on. If that be the case, I want it to just hit me so I can get it and then be done and over it. There are a ton of people sick though - pretty much everyone in my office. Hard to stay healthy when you are surrounded by sickies. Hopefully I kick it soon. Another restless sleep full of difficult breathing better not be in store tonight. That annoys me so bad when it happens. You know how it is - your throat is dry and scratchy and no amount of water soothes it. And then your nose is plugged and you can't breathe which only makes you have to breathe out of your mouth and hurt it more. Yep, that is about how my whole night was last night. A little (ok, VERY) frustrating when you are super tired and all you want is a night of nice, dreamy sleep. Maybe I will get some Nyquil on the way home. Now that's thinking for you!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Tomorrow's Game

With Superbowl coming up tomorrow, I was thinking about last year and what I did. Last year at this time I was single and working at the restaurant. Last year I was working out and doing any and every thing that I wanted. No, I am not saying that I would rather have that life over the one that I have now. What I am saying, is I totally lived it up and enjoyed being single.

Anyway, last year for the Superbowl, I worked my normal Sunday shift and then booked my ass over to Shannon's. I remember her saying that there would be a bunch of different people there and that I should totally stop by. Oh yea, and that she would be making a ton of yummy snacks. Holy shit, does she go all out when she makes stuff and has people over. She had more variety and it was all so freaking good!! That was one of the first times that her and I hung out and also one of the first posts I wrote. It was a good time and a good memory. I still remember her making people drink.

This year, I am not too sure what the plan is. I know it has been mentioned that we were going to have people over, but if not, don't know what is going to happen. I was thinking about having people over and I thought it was exciting. Then I got to thinking, what the hell am I thinking? I don't cook like Shannon does. I am not going to make an array of yummy snacks like she did last year and I am sure is doing this year. My idea of snacks is some chips and dip and something else super easy. After I was done worrying, I figured that I would be ok. I may not have all the yummy stuff, but at least there will be some snacks and we will be around people that we enjoy.

I am looking forward to see who wins tomorrow. I am curious to see if the Giants are going to continue their winning streak. I actually got in on a bet thing at work. It was one of those ones where you pick a square. I think I picked five of them. I can't for a second tell you what in the hell my squares mean, but maybe I will luck out and win some money. Oh and I am excited for the commercials. There are always funny ones.

Friday, February 1, 2008

YAY - Babies!!!!! =)

Babies are happening all over. Just this week, two guys that I work with had babies. One a little boy and the other a little girl. I saw pictures and they are so absolutely cute! I am so excited for these two guys. They are both so wonderful and deserve nothing but the greatest and sweet, beautiful little babies. They are so blessed!! So that makes three cutie babies in a week and a half. =)

Oh and I think I kept the biggest secret ever for a freaking long ass time! My boss started talking to me during the summer about her and her new husband trying for a baby. I was all for it and completely supportive. She didn't go off the pill right away but when she did, she made a lifestyle change. She started doing the South Beach Diet. She is a big beer drinking and when she started her diet, she quit drinking. I couldn't have been more proud. Somehow, within months of the two of us working together, we ended up being on the same "schedule". We pretty much started the exact same day, at most just a day off. When she stopped taking the pill, we would both compare when we started. Well one month mine came and went. I didn't mention it and neither did she. About a week later I asked if she ever started. She said, "No, but I think I'm gonna start cause my boobs are sore and I just feel like I am going to."

Guess what? She never started. She didn't tell her husband. She kept saying that she couldn't be and that she didn't have time to take a test cause she was so crazy busy. Ha! The weeekend that we went Christmas tree cutting with the kids was the weekend that she finally took a test to confirm what she already knew. Sure enough, there was no doubt she was pregnant. And it didn't take her but two months for it to happen. I was the first to know and other than her family and her two kids, the only one that knew. I remember the day of her first doctor appointment. She just thought she was going to have to pee in a cup, so she didn't have her husband go with her. Well, they did more than just that. They found the heartbeat, she got pictures from the ultrasound. And guess what? I was the first to know and see any of that!!!!

She wanted to keep it quiet around work because of personal things that she had been through, so I had to keep my little (haha, my mouth little????) shut for 12 weeks!!!!!!! I almost slipped like two times during conversation, but I didn't. I was there when she told most of the people and it was so fun to see their reactions. There were a couple that were all weirded out that I knew and since the beginning, but they seem to have gotten over it. Now that everyone knows, its so fun because we all get to see first hand the progress of her pregnancy. I seriously am so excited for her.

She is due the end of July and so far her pregnancy has been great. So far she has only gotten sick two times. Other than that and her boobs being sore at the beginning, she has had none of the normal pregnancy signs. The girls is amazing. I hope that when my time comes, that my pregnancy is like hers. It isn't going to happen any time soon, but I will be intersted to see how it goes when it does happen. For now, I will live through my boss and her experience and get my baby fix from all those around me that have the sweet little things!

Hanging out

Already, I am loving the start of my weekend. I got off work early and came home. Since, I have gotten a few things done, but then have just been able to relax. Just what I needed.

I do have to say that I am not feeling very good at all. I don't know what is going on. My throat started getting scratchy yesterday and I woke up this morning and it was hurting me. All day today it has been bothering me, but nothing that was too severe. Within the last couple of hours, my ear is starting to feel like it is clogged and I can't pop it. So the only thing that I can think is that I might possibly be getting an ear infection??? I don't know. Whatever it is, I just feel lousy. It's the weirdest feeling ever. Like I don't feel too shitty that I can't function and need to be in bed, but I definitely don't feel myself either. I hope that with a good nights sleep tonight, I will feel better tomorrow.

I finished my week feeling very accomplished. I got so much work done this week. I still have a lot to catch up on, but I feel like I am making huge progress and that is always nice. I am getting used to being in my own office and love even more that I can close my door and absorb myself in my work or whatever else I have going on. It's wonderful. It will be even better once I am able to decorate. Hopefully not too much longer!!!