Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mid Week Ramblings

Seems that's all I do these days is ramble.

I've got lots on my mind so it's hard to concentrate on any one thing.

  • I've got to start waking up earlier and exercising again!!  I shouldn't be THAT hard to get up at 5 AM...especially because I know I feel better when I do it!!!
  • Organization is really needed in my life right now and I can't seem to do it.  Work...a messy desk, house...a clutter of junk, car...let's not even go there!  My truck is all that is half clean and not covered with "stuff"
  • We've had the first layoff at work from this whole selling or closing down thing.  It makes it even more real.
  • Super Bowl Party; sure why not?!  I don't have anything else that I need to take care of!  Let's plan it at my house and have a blast!  Oh...cook?!  You want me to cook!  I can do that
  • Half Finished Laundry Closet Remodel - I'm half way there...not sure when I'll have time to finish the second part.
  • New TV and TV Stand!!!!  So excited...not to set you up but to watch TV on  you.
  • Boys Lie!!!  That's all
  • I've got the best friends ever!! 
I'm looking forward to a great weekend with some amazing friends!!!  And hopefully get a few things done so my mind will quit wandering so much!

Monday, January 28, 2013

My Weekend

My weekend was very low key.  Here it goes...

  1. I ended up "calling in sick" on Friday.  Everyone needs a mental health day now and then and after my week I found it fitting.  I slept in a little (until 7 AM which isn't much).  I finally got all my Christmas stuff up in the attic and I vacuumed and shampooed the carpets in my study where the tree was.
  2. I went and bought paint to paint my laundry closet.  I'm going to post about this later.  Hopefully it's finished soon and I can do that post soon.
  3. Friday I went to lunch with my parents.  We went to Chili's and I had two tall beers (day drinking was ok after my week)...I came home and proceeded to take a two hour nap!!!  Someone has been lacking in the sleep department it seems.
  4. Friday night I went out with some friends.  I hadn't seen one of them since October and she just got engaged before Christmas.  It was good catching up.
  5. Saturday morning I did a lot of laying around and then went to lunch with some family (my dad's second cousin) whom we hadn't seen in 15 years.  His oldest daughter was born 15 years ago and was a premie.  They lived out of town and were airlifted here to the hospital for better care.  That was the first and only time we'd seen them until Saturday.
  6. Saturday afternoon / evening I stayed home doing laundry and cleaning around the house.  I took the doors off the laundry closet to prep for the painting that I did Sunday.
  7. Sunday was spent finishing laundry and then painting the laundry closet.  After that I treated myself to a new TV.  I went out and bought a new 52" RCA TV.  Just in time for next weeks Super Bowl party.
A very low key weekend but just what I needed.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Let's be Serious...for a moment

Let's get serious here.  I've spent the last couple of days wandering around and trying to function normally all while trying to digest this new information that was presented Tuesday morning.

After 86 years in business the company that I work for will no longer be.  The owner of our company (3rd generation owner) has decided that it is his time to move on for personal reasons.  His sons have no desire at this time to take over the company and he doesn't believe with things that he has going on currently that it is a smart idea to continue.  So, either sell out or close the doors.  The good news is that this could take some time and I will more than likely have a job for the next six months to a year. 

The bad news...well the bad news is this.  Besides the fact that it is extremely sad that this family owned business is doing this.  This family owned business is the only business I know.  See, my grandpa worked here, and then when my daddy got old enough he worked here, and then when it came time for my brother to get a job in high guessed it, he worked here.  Then it came my time and I started working here...15 1/2 years ago.  My daddy has been here for 40 years or so, my brother worked off and on for probably 20 years.  My brother chose to move on about six months ago to move to be with his girlfriend which was a wonderful choice for him.  My daddy, well, his retirement package was set for January 2014.  Me...I have a lifetime left to work and now I have to find some where else to do that.  How do you move on from something that has practically been your life for so long?  I've helped many friends get jobs here and have met some amazing people working here...and now we all have to move on. 

I've cried over it, I've cussed over it, I've drank over it, and I've prayed over it.  I know that I will be fine.  I will move forward and find something new and start this new chapter in my life.  It will bring amazing things...but for now, it sucks majorly to think about it and it stresses me out to think about moving forward.

On another note...I finished my OSHA 30 Hour Construction course this morning.  It took me 6 months to get thru it but it's done and it's something that I can add to that resume that I'm getting ready to have to dust off and pull out.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cause You've Had a Bad Day...

There's always hope for tomorrow.  For today I listen to great music while "working" and think of the possibilities that come with the recent news that I could be unemployed soon.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekend Happenings

A lot of nothing but keeping busy...that's how this weekend felt.  Of course busy part of the time meant laying on the couch relaxing and watching movies.  It was needed after the last few weeks I've had.

My fun weekend started Thursday when I received a package of goodies that I had ordered from Cavenders earlier in the week.  Purchased on Monday received on Thursday...some exciting stuff to me.

After seeing this jacket on this blog from Crystal Cattle I had to go check it out and eventually buy.  That of course lead to more browsing and this dress.  The pictures are horrible...I'd just got home from 15 hours at school and work but just had to try them on before crawling in to bed.

Friday after work I went to Chili's with some friends for drinks and we ended up at a little local bar that can be a little ghetto at times.  We had a blast but by the end of the night had seen 2 or 3 bar fights and witnessed the front door of the place being broke off its hinges. 

Saturday morning I slept in a little from my slightly late night...sleeping in is rare these days.  Then made some breakfast and got ready for a busy day.

My busy day turned in to shopping with my mom and spending some quality couch time hours.  I did get the ornaments off the Christmas tree...but have yet to get the tree down.

I bought a "woozie" at a cute little store in town that I'd never seen; I came home and relaxed on the couch; Mama gave me a very early birthday gift of  Le Creuset cookware; my dog decided he wanted to get really close and snuggle; I bought some movies!

I also did approximately 4 loads of laundry that is still piled up in my living room chair.  Days like this are the best days to me.  I love when I get to relax at home and not have much that must be done.

Sunday I woke up to a phone call from the fraud protection group at my bank.  Someone had got hold of my debit/credit card info and charged some stupid amounts of money to a Star Wars website.  What a way to start my day!  After that and getting ready I headed to the grocery store with my weekly meal plan and grocery list in hand.

I came home and made this to do list...

Well...let's just say I got 2 1/2 of these things done.  Then I headed to my parents to eat dinner with my brother and his girlfriend and son.  It was a nice relaxing way to end the weekend.

This morning I woke up bright and early and actually took the time to get ready for work so I had to take a pic to document that and just decided to share it here as well.

Here's to hoping for a great week!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Life & Love Lately

Or should I say the non-existence of love?!

Life has been pretty great!  Enjoying time with my friends, working, going to school...while they might not all be fun things they are life and what is normal.  I like normalcy.

Now love...well, that's something that hasn't been around much lately.  Love from and for my friends and family, of course that's there.  But love from a man that wants me, that wants to date me, and appreciates that hasn't happened.

I was ok with that for awhile, and I'm still OK with it.  I have just been missing that feeling.  That one person that calls or texts and makes you have butterflies.  The one that calls and asks you to dinner or comes over and just sits on the couch and watches movies with you.

I want that...I need that.  But I don't know where to find that!  I don't go out often and when I do it's the same places all the time.  No where that I have much chance of meeting someone new.  I love all my friends and the fun that we have but I sometimes wonder if I need to find new friends (not to replace my current friends but to add to) and expierence new things and places with said new friends.

Looking for love...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Out with the Old...

This weekend while boozing it up on the back roads with some of my best friends I vowed that this year would be different.  That I would move on from that ex boyfriend that I love so much but hate at the same time.  That I would move on from the drama that he causes.

We drank A LOT...and drove the back roads A LOT (something like 300 miles of dirt road driving).  And we talked A LOT about the things that would be different this year.  Things will be GREAT this year.

How do I plan to make things great...

1.  Finish school - with only 3 more classes this should be an easy task.

2.  Travel more - at least once a month I will get out of town...even if it's just to the ranch it's a little break from reality and everyone needs that.

3.  See new places - I've traveled quite a bit but I want to see new things and enjoy different experiences.

4.  Be the best me I can be - working out more, eating healthier, loving myself.  I've always said that I will not force myself to a strict diet and feel miserable if I fail at it.  I just try to eat healthier most of the time and be ok if I over do it sometimes.

5.  Find someone - I want to find a guy that I can enjoy spending time with.  One that wants to take me out on dates and will buy me flowers every now and then.  One that really likes me.

6.  Enjoy my friendships - I do this already but I want to make sure everyone knows it.  I want to make my friends feel loved and appreciated.  We're all kind of going through the same things right now and need that extra push to get through it.

7.  Save a little money - while that's hard to do when you like to travel and shop as much as I do, I think it is possible and I will strive to do it this year.

2013 will be great!  It's going to be the year that everything turns around and I have that AHA moment in life where things just fall in to place!