Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm trying

I am really trying not to be a bee with an itch right now. The Boy had a great spur of the minute romantic idea for tonight. Yea!!! BUT...it is now almost 9 and we are still at the house doing jack crap and taking our sweet time getting moving. I worked till 7, I am hungry, tired beyond belief, and need to get moving soon or else I am going to go to sleep. I need dinner!!!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

What to write when you are overwhelmed

What in the world can I write when I am taking a small 5 minute break for the hectic world I currently reside in?

Let's see. It appears the new shoes I bought (and I am STILL waiting on) are the last in the spending spree for a while. I am going on a 30 day spending break. I have a few prior obligations that I can't get out of that I will need to spend a little on but that will have to come out of other areas of my budget. I need to do this right now but also it is a good time so that I won't needlessly spend later in this month when it could really hurt. I need a cooling off period so to speak. Wish me luck!!

Work is work is work and I am working on my super secret project and come Monday when it is all said and done, I will be having a little party with my friends and enjoying it. Just in time for the next chapter in my job to start and my school break to come to an end.

The Boy is here until Monday and I am enjoying him being here as always. He just has a knack for knowing the weeks I really need him here and coming down to see me. I am grateful his company has an office here and is open to him coming back so often to work for a week or so. I am not sure I could have survived this separation without it.

I have missed blogging lately and I think I am going to have to get back in the swing of things and start doing a better job at this.

Oh well, the Mac just told me the time and I guess that is my signal to get my butt back to work.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Back from a break

I am slowly coming back from an unintended blogging break.

All of my spare time lately has been taken up with finishing the semester (4.0 thank you!!!) and getting a super secret special project done at work. Hopefully June 1, it will be done and I can talk about it.

So big plans this Memorial Day 3 day weekend....work, clean, yardwork. I will more than likely be working a lot of the weekend to get some stuff caught up and finished for above mentioned project. I also need to get the house straightened up for The Boy's arrival on Monday night. Mowing the lawn, installing flowerbed edging, and planting a few flowers is also going to be in the plan on Sunday and Monday.

I am getting back into cooking again so hopefully I will have a few more good ones to post. If it ends up raining this weekend, I plan on going through all of the recipes and getting them organized. Not an easy feat when you think of the baker's rack full of magazines and printouts of recipes. I see a trip to the Container Store in my future for cute organization things!

I am on a natural kick it seems so I am cooking with a lot of organic items and fresh veggies. The rule was , if I read a label and can't pronounce it, then I won't get it. Well genius here forgot about the minor in biology and the chemistry classes I took and that I can pronounce strange things for amusement. New rule, it if sounds like it was made in a chemistry lab I don't eat it. The only hold over is of course my diet coke/coke zero habit (down to 2 a day). Something is working because I lost 7 pounds at my last weekly weigh in. I hope I keep it up when The Boy is here. I know we have one date night planned but I can watch what I eat then too if I plan ahead.

Back to work I go!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Let the countdown begin

By this time tomorrow I should be done with most of my school work. If I can just get through the essay exam tomorrow night I am all good. I do still have a group project but honestly, after the fiasco in my Business Law class last semester, I am letting my group take the lead on this one and just doing my part. It is so unlike me but I am getting burned out and need a break. I have to get through this bump and get on with it.

Oh a little more somber mood, today is a day that I lost the person who meant so much to me and was my cheerleader, therapist, cooking teacher, and overall amazing grandma. After the second year, it is a little easier but still has days when it hurts so much to not be able to talk to her. I miss being able to tell her about what I cooked and how it came out. I miss her always knowing what to say and exactly when to say it. I can still hear her telling me to always remember who I am. I wish she could have met The Boy and seen how happy he makes me and how great he is for me. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her and miss her. I sometime catch myself wanting to call and talk to her. I guess everytime I cook The Boy something a little bit of her comes out.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Visit recap

Well The Boy is gone and I am back to my solitary life for a while.

We had an amazing time full of good times and great food. Let me recap the menus (in no particular order), baked tomato and feta shrimp, homemade peach pie, BBQ chicken, beef stroganoff, goat cheese spinach, Chianti braised short ribs, homemade blue cheese dressing, calamari, duck, and quail (last 3 not mine). I now have extra food so tonight I made a quiche to use up some of the stuff left over. Yea, I'm enjoying the cooking thing, I just wish my waist line was liking it.

We spent his birthday just enjoying being with each other and staying out of the rain. Apparently I was a good girlfriend and he enjoyed his day. We were talking about going to eat with my friends, but in the end, I was selfish and just wanted him to myself.

I ended up getting the carpets cleaned on Friday so I had a three day weekend which made the time so much better! Now, if I could get 3 day weekend on a regular basis it would be oh so nice. In addition to the carpets, we also put knobs and pulls on kitchen cabinets and drawers. I have been wanting to for the longest but I kept putting it off. The Boy really wanted to do some home improvement so we made out way to knob mecca and spent about an hour looking at tons and tons of knobs. I ended up with some distressed silver ones for the kitchen. In the bathroom I splurged on glass knobs. I can't wait to get the other project started! this month I am going to work on the flower beds outside and get some border up and plant a few flowers to make it look even better. I already have REALLY green grass. My neighbors keep asking me what I did to make it green....um, fertilizer. Really, it isn't that hard, just take some time.

Bed time for me, gotta be in the office at 7:15 again. I am on a roll. 10 days and I would have been doing this for a month.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Work at home day

So I am "working" from home today. More like I am checking email a few times an hour, cursing at the stupid people and then going and doing more productive things.

The carpet cleaning company should be here around 2 to get these carpets back in shape, and my dad is coming over to lend a hand with the yard. That leave it up to me to try and sort through some of the stuff I have and get a good pile going to have CCS or Salvation Army come an pick up next week or so. In my land of perfectionist dreams, I was going to have all of that ready to go today. But in the real world of procrastination, I was running around at 8 trying to clean up the pig pen that was my office and bitching at myself for it all. But it is all picked up now and I can actually use my office...just don't try to open the closet!

I am also listening intently for the sound of the UPS truck to pull up. It will be bringing my new baby. I decided to not get the Le Creuset even though it would match some of the other things in the kitchen. I just couldn't spend that much on it right now. Plus I really like the color of blue in this one. It should serve the purpose just fine. I think I am going to put it to good use this weekend. Coq au Vin anyone!!

So dinner last night was AMAZING. Well worth it, in my opinion. We are definitely going to add Five Sixty on the list of places to go again. Next time I think we are going to try the lounge and just order the Calamari (to die for) and sushi and try that. I love going up to the Ball and watching the sunset and seeing the city light up at night. It makes me wish I would have looked more into getting a place downtown but then I remember the cost and shut it out. The Boy and I were talking about how it would be nice to have an urban life for a few years. Oh well, everyone can dream.