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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Currently (2)

Linking up with Lauren

reading Everyone's fun statuses on what they're doing for Easter! Love seeing my friend's children dressed up in their Easter best!

writing  grocery lists, including the stuff I forgot today

listening to The Book of Mormon for the 1,000,000th time. I can't wait to see it this summer

thinking This is going to be the longest two weeks ever. Steve is coming to visit April 13th and I can't wait

smelling A freshly cleaned bathroom and kitchen and homemade tomato sauce cooking on the stove

wishing I would find a job in near Steve soon

hoping  I can get back to a normal schedule soon and get back to running this week. Working from 12am to 4am along with regular hours is really messing up my routine

wearing Leggings, socks, my Mainstreet shirt (my college ACappella group), and a purple pull over

loving That tonight is the season finale of The Walking Dead. I hate that it's over but Mad Men starts next week, so I'm okay

wanting to go shopping for some new spring dresses

needing to clean my bedroom but after all the cleaning I've done today, the thought is exhausting

feeling lonely, tired, and a little bored

clicking on to some recipe inspirations for this week - I've gotten into a cooking slump lately

I'm spending Easter alone this year, which is not a super big deal, except I did consider buying a huge chocolate bunny and devouring it on my own.  I refrained. That was just going to be too sad and put me in the Liz Lemon boat where she buys a wedding dress out of loneliness.  You can tell I've been watching a lot of 30 Rock lately. 

I have been buying frozen Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches - you know the ones with fewer than 300 calories, but for this and next week I decided to make my own with multigrain english muffins and turkey bacon then freeze them. I'll know how they turned out later this week. Making the eggs the right size was a challenge. I guess I should invest in an egg ring. 

Hope you have a great Easter if you celebrate it, and if not a great weekend, nonetheless.


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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Random happenings and thoughts

It's been a rough week. I'm going to warn you, this is a hodge podge of a post. I mean, it's really going to jump around.
That's what i get for not posting for a week!
I promise I have lots of great posts planned.

I've been working the most bizarre hours.  If you know a little about me, you know I work in Residence Life and I live in a residence hall.  Recently people have been going crazy and vandalizing one of the floors, so I've been sitting up there from 12am to 4am.  I'm over the immature behavior effecting the residents who live there and decided I'll just babysit the hall.  I have a great boss that lets me make my work hours more flexible since I'm sitting up thre, but it's still exhausting, and I still have a lot to get done during the day.
This is my excuse for not posting for like a week. Enough about that.

Last weekend I went out for a friend's brithday! It was a blast.

L: Me and the birthday girl, Kasey TR: Me and my friend from work Amanda showing off our party favors.  BR: Me and two of my friends that are more than "work friends" Stephen and Megan

We went to a restaurant in Atlanta and then went dancing after, we got back at 2am and then I had to be up at 6:30am to get ready and head to Valdosta (about a 3.5 hour drive). My younger sister, Nicole was in a play, James and the Giant Peach, and it was her last weekend performing so I got to seeher in it and spend some time with her, and our brother, Alex, my stepmom, Anita.

Me, Nicole, and Alex after the play at dinner

I also got to see my other brother, TJ and have brunch with my dad.  This sounds kind of confusing so let me explain. I'm from one of those his, mine, ours, families.

My parents had me, my brother TJ, and my brother John.
My mom married Rodney, my step dad who has a son, Ted, and then they have two boys together Michael and Daniel.
My dad married Anita, my step mom and had Nicole and Alex.

My brother TJ and his girlfriend just had a baby on Monday.  He is adorable! His name is Hudson and I can't wait to meet him!

I'm sorry this pictures aren't so great. I keep forgetting to bring my camera, which is much better than my phone.  

I am totally caught up on Mad Men and I can't wait for the new season to start next weekend! It looks like Betty Draper won her battle with her weight!

(Fun fact, Jon Hamm won't wear underwear with his outfits and it was big drama on the set, I won't post the picture here, because it's graphic, but you can clearly see "little Jon Hamm" through his pants.  Google it.  You'll see why they demanded the underwear.  God bless Jon Hamm.)

I also started watching Bates Motel, I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.  There are all these scary TV shows now -  Hannibal is coming to NBC and then there is The Following. I'd potentially like to watch those, but I'm afraid I'll freak myself out. I couldn't watch Season 1 of American Horror Story on my own, I was okay with Season 2, though.  I love scary movies and thrilling TV shows, but then every little bump or knock in my apartment totally freaks me out.  I'm convinced that someone is waiting to murder me. 

Last night I watched our students perform The Vagina Monologues.  No matter how many times I see the different monologues performed, it is always so moving.

I'm still in the midst of job searching, and the closer I get to May the more nervous I get.  I know stuff will open in my field and that I just have to keep trying.  I hate uncertainty. Can't I just have a brief glimpse? Please?

I hope everyone has had a great week!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Confessional Friday (2)

Happy Friday! Linking up with Leslie at A Blonde Ambition again for Confessional Friday.

1. I confess that I haven't been doing so well at my whole make up make over.  Remember how I was going to wear less makeup? Yep, that didn't happen.  I mean I'm not wearing like 3 colors on my eyes anymore, I have one all over shade and darken the corners a little bit which is less than I was wearing before, but I'm still putting on foundation, concealer, bronzer, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, and filling in my eyebrows. My routine is going a little faster and I'm using less foundation so all in all less make up isn't my thing.

2. I confess that I'm going out tonight for a friends birthday and I bought a new dress at Target. I'm a little low on spending money this month but I decided I'd rather not eat than buy this dress. This is the first time I've ever decided that. I used to wonder how women picked fashion over food. . . I get it when it's the right dress. I got a great dress and a great necklace. Obviously things I can wear again.

3. I confess that I've been cheating on my diet with these chocolate covered potato chips. I'm sorry, I'm trying to only have like 2 per day but they are so good.

4. I confess that when I shop alone, I talk to myself in my head like I'm Rachel Zoe. I say things like "Oh, I love a good chambray!" "Bah-nanas," and "Look at that peplum. OBSESSED!" It's kind of ridiculous.

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 5. I confess, well, okay, this one is embarrassing. I was hard boiling eggs the other day and I heard this weird chirping.  I SWORE it was coming from one of the eggs. The water was just warm.  I mean deep down I KNEW there wansn't a baby bird in that egg that was still alive.   However, leave it to me not to think "Oh hey, these have been refrigerated, I'm sure if there were a baby bird in the egg it would be dead, not  chirping." I swore I was going to cut one open and find a dead baby bird I could have saved. Nope. Eggs were all clear. I'm just crazy.

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Those are my confessions for the week.  I have an exciting weekend ahead and I plan on posting about that Sunday evening.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Here are some random musings from the day. Nothing overly exciting. 

Today I cleaned my office. Please look at the before. Don't judge too harshly. Also, I only remembered to take a picture on ONE drawer. Whoops. I promise, I organized them all!

Here are the "Before" and "Afters."

Honestly, I don't know how it gets so messy (and it was a lot worse than it looks in the pictures). I don't go all crazy and throw things around, I guess I just have too much going on at once and such at making open files on my desk.  I feel like no matter what I title them, some things just don't fit into them. I made some progress! I still need to vacuum and take out the recycling box but it' s huge improvement!

Now if I could just get the urge to do this in my bedroom and dining room/living room.

AHHHH SO much better! I even organized my pen cups. 

Here is the tangerine nail polish I was talking about the other day:

It's OPI - if anyone has any idea what color it is, please, tell me!
I tried to do a gold fleck ombre thing on the ring finger. It looks better in person, and in the sun. It adds a little sumthin'.

I went for a run today in the rain. I LOVED IT. I used to use rain as an excuse NOT to work out outside (like oh it's raining God says take the day off!).  Also, I really didn't have a good ran jacket.
 I got this great waterproof rain jacket (Trail Model Rain Jacket in Dark Royal Blue) from L.L. Bean from my mother-in-law for Christmas - it kept me TOTALLY dry.

I mean except where I sweated and my legs which were totally wet.  SO after my run, I was drinking water out of my nalgene, totally dry, and you know that Demetri Martin joke about ice attacking you when you drink? Well, it happened. Water ALL over my shirt. Not a good look.  After all that keeping myself dry, too! See it?

Okay last thing. I'm all about Greek yogurt, although I kind of stopped eating it for a while. I was all over the Chobani with fruit in it and my husband always loved the Liberte kind.  Well, I decided to try the Liberte Coconut flavor: OH MY GOD I am CONVERTED. 
 This tastes like the beach.  Well no it doesn't taste like sand or saltwater - it tastes like coconut, like it's supposed too? Any way - it is DELICIOUS. If you like coconut, BUY IT. I'm thinking about cutting up pineapple and putting some in next time I have this yogurt.  OBSESSED. 

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Currently Linkup

This is my first Linkup with Lauren at Siddathornton

I love this. It is part of my sorority creed, so finding a picture like this made my life. 

Started fake bronzing.  The weather is gorgesous down here in the south and it's inspiring me to "tan" and work out.

 reading  Eat, Pray, Love. I tried to read it once and got kind of annoyed. I've made it further this time than last and I am determined to finish it. 
 writing   resumes, cover letters, oh my! Still looking for jobs in the DC area and I'm so over cover letters, it's ridiculous.
 listening  Justin Timberlake's new album. Obsessed
 thinking  I'm proud that I've worked out each day I've wanted to this week, and even on days I was kinda against it.
 smelling  I know it says that there isn't an odor, but the Jergen's Natural Glow still has a certain scent.
 wishing  I could see into the future, even just one thing, for just a brief second
 hoping  This blog is a better venture than my last one.  I want to build some good blog relationships this time around so any takers? Know good link-ups? Let me know!
 wearing  Steve's college sweatshirt and some sleep pants I got for Christmas all day and loving it.
 loving This tangerine nail polish I got for Christmas from my sister in law. I have no idea what the color is called because it came in a mini bottle. I don't even know what line it's from, but I love it.
wanting  a Shamrock Shake.  I am only going to allow myself ONE. They are so addicting.  I've been wanting one for days. Maybe today is the day? You know, since it's St. Patrick's day. Okay, maybe not after reading this
 needing  time with my husband, desperately. April 15th can't come soon enough.
 feeling  OBSESSED with this spring weather! 
 clicking  onto bloglovin' to find some new blogs to follow and following ones I already enjoy.

I'm going to be honest. The only exciting thing I did for St. Patrick's Day was bake Irish Soda Bread. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture, but the recipe is pinned on my Pinterest page, which you can visit by clicking above.  Last year Steve and I watched United States of Tara (if you haven't watched it, do, the whole show is on Netflix and it's amazing) and I tried to recreate my mom's corned beef and cabbage. 

Yesterday was Steve's birthday and he went out with a friend.  We are now both 26, I can no longer claim cougar status. Also, less than a month until he visits! I cannot wait. 

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Confessional Friday!

I got really excited about this link-up with Leslie from A Blonde Ambition
I heard about thanks to Nadine at Back East Blonde.

First of all, my favorite part of reality shows are the confessionals.  People are raw, honest, and say ridiculous things, especially the Jersey Shore confessional. . . 

SO the fact that I can confess some things to you seems pretty great!

1.) I confess that I haven't been eating my chocolate (yes I only got chocolate candy) from The Sugar Factory as slowly as I wanted.  It is just so good. 

2.) I confess that I considered going up to DC this weekend and then realized 10 hours Friday and 10 hours Sunday was just way too much for me.  I'm sorry, Steve, I love you, but that's exhausting.  For more on why Steve is in DC and I'm in Georgia read about the move here and his job here.

3.) I confess that I was so obsessed with House of Cards on Netflix I finished it in like 3 days. Seriously, if you haven't watched it, do it NOW. If you don't have Netflix, it's worth the subscription to watch it. I am now re-watching Lost from beginning to end. Around Season 4 or 5 I got annoyed and boycotted it until I could just watch the whole thing and get answers.  The last episode I remember involved time travel and a bomb. I'm currently on Season 2.
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4.) I confess that with the sun coming out, I'm dying to get a tan.  I am naturally the color of a marshmallow. This weekend, I will be purchasing some Jergen's Natural Glow and maybe another product to speed the fauxbronze along.

Sorry for the Twilight reference. This was like 3 or 4 years ago, okay!
5.) I confess that I love and hate my new running/work out. When I say running, I mean alternating walking, jogging, and a few short bursts of actual running. I love that I'm not getting up early and I'm normally pretty motivated after work, BUT I'm hating how lazy I am afterwards. Seriously, I just put on my pajamas, have dinner, and sit on the couch (and probably watch Lost) until 10pm when I finally go to bed.

6.) I confess that I'm trying to wear less make up every day. I usually put on a full face (more to come on that). It's a weird adjustment, but we'll see how that goes.  It wasn't that stellar this week, to be honest. 

7.) I confess that when Steve left, he left shampoo and body wash here. On the weekends, when I know I'm probably not leaving the house, I totally use it so I can smell like him - well, kind of.

With all of that TGIF! I can't wait to do a whole lotta nuthin' this weekend.  
Hey, Netflix, this means we're cuddling. 

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