Friday, November 27, 2009

It's a Beautiful Ride

Sometimes life is surprising. Just when I think I have it all figured out, something comes and knocks me off my feet. Luckily, all of my surprises this week have been good. Better than good, amazing actually.

Thanksgiving was really good, low stress, the food was good, and there was very little clean up. Someday I am going to go all out and make a huge dinner, complete with centerpieces, and things from scratch, but this is not that year. I added water to things, stirred, and had a great time doing it!

Black Friday was everything I imagined it would be! We went to the outlets, which we thought opened at midnight, but ended up opening at ten! We went to Gap, Banana Republic, and Victoria's Secret, and then at 12:30 went to Target where we camped out until 5. This is when things got interesting. We were about 20th in line, and I knew I wanted a Chi hair straightener, as did Alisha. The ladies behind us let me know where they would be (apparently they frequent this Target a lot!) so it became my mission to get one. The doors open. I try not to be one of the crazy running people, but I can't help it! I'm too excited! Plus, I can't feel my feet due to camping out for the last 4 hours... I find the Chi's (does anyone else think it is funny that it sounds like cheese?), there are only four of them, and they are locked up. I finally found a worker, and asked them to please open it so I can get them! I run back to the display, where I am still the only one there. Very quickly, a line starts to form. I inform those around me that I am getting two. The lady finally comes to open the display, and hands me one. I tell her I need two. She looks at the line, which now has about 10 people in it, looks at the Chi's and looks at me. Everyone was glaring at me as she handed me my second one! I took it and high tailed it out of there as fast as I could! I spent the rest of the time in Target hiding them under a down comforter, hoping no one would recognize me.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Who Needs Sleep?

This has been quite the eventful week. It all started with getting up at 3 AM on Tuesday to see the meteor shower, and ended last night with (another) Spurs game! While the week was amazing, and just kept getting better, I feel like I am ready to climb into bed and never get out!! But, as usual, there is no rest in sight, which makes me SO EXCITED for my vacation that is coming up in 13 DAYS!!!! I plan to lay by the pool, soak up sun, and not do much else!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stay on the Sunny Side

Those who spend any sort of time with me know that I complain. A lot.

Sometimes I need to look around and see how amazing my life is. At times, it almost overwhelms me how blessed I am. Those who work with me know how much I love lists, so below is list of all the things I love about my life:

Friends (actual people, and the TV show)
The Internet
Sleeping in
Working out
French toast
Singing at the top of my lungs
Getting my passport
Waking up in a warm bed
The Spurs
The wide mouth frog joke
Fun music
Cell phones
A good job
The Gospel
High heels
Roommate blog
Being goofy
A walk in closet
Driving my car
Being free
Reading feel good blogs
Putting on makeup
Dressing up for work
Going to church
Sitting on a balance ball
Eating ice cream
Swimming laps
Jumping on the trampoline
Inside jokes

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I Made It

I ran (read: walked) my first 5k this weekend. I didn't stop once, which was my only goal. Well, that, and finishing. For pictures, see the roommate blog! I had a really hard workout the day before, so I was pretty beat by the end of the day, and sore all over on Sunday. But I did it!

Life has been a little more than crazy lately. I feel like I barely have time to breathe. My laundry is piling up, I never grocery shop, and I can't remember the last time I did my nails. It's good, because I feel like I am actually doing something with my life, but I think it's kind of sad when I have to schedule time to relax.

I've been thinking a lot about time management lately. I have read several books and even taken a couple of trainings on the subject. So I know the concept. But finding a system that works for me is hard! My life is too spontaneous to have a firm plan in place, and too busy to not have one. Finding the balance between over planning and under planning is difficult for me. My organized side wants to schedule every waking moment, while my social side begs for time to go out at a moments notice.

I had a boss once who compared his life to plate spinning. I didn't really understand what he meant at the time, being a college student who thought it was normal to not have anything to do until 10 AM every day. But now I see what he meant. As soon as I get a couple of plates in the air, I have to run over and make sure that others aren't falling. I manage to keep them all spinning, but I'm always running. One moment of rest, and it all could fall down. I feel a little more like this guy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Check it Out

October issue of the roommate newsletter is out! Find it at The Whole SheBang link to the right!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Who Wouldn't Want to Be Me?

I wish time would have not have flown by this weekend! I had so many moments when I was overwhelmed with how blessed I am, and how amazing my life is. I wanted to stop and take it all in, but time flies, and before I knew it, something else was happening! From Six Flags to dancing to watching movies and shopping it was non stop fun! Be sure to check out the roommate blog for pictures and stories!