Sunday, November 25, 2012

Catching Up!

Okay, so I know I've been apologizing a lot lately, but I'm gonna do it again! I'm sorry for being away.  But I'm here today to catch up on a couple things. . . I'm pretty far behind.

With everything that's been going on lately, life has really gotten in the way, and I just haven't had any motivation to blog and write letters. I sit down and get everything ready, and then I just walk away from it, horrible, I know. 

Anyway, onto more interesting stuff!


Back in October Ryan over at It's all in the Ryting had a "Think Pink" giveaway to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I was shocked to see that I won! I feel kind of bad about it, it was the second giveaway of her's that I won. . . and it was only her second giveaway too! Crazy! I don't think I'll enter her third ;-)

Anyway, at the beginning of November I received a lovely package full of homemade stationery/cards from her, and they were all pink (of course)!

Love the pink envelope!

A letter was also in the package :)

Save the Ta-Tas!

"Fight Like a Girl" Note card.

Some sheets of pink list paper.

This  was my favorite note card in the package! "We're on a mission to Save the Hooters!" The owls are so cute, and the saying so clever!

Pink letter stickers.

"To a Friend Worth Fighting For" stationery.

Loved her little labels too!

Thank you again Ryan, I love everything! And I hope you got my email at the beginning of the month saying that I received the package. :)


Okay, now I'm really playing catch-up! Back in mid-October the whole family (except for me and the hubby of course) went on a 3 or 4 day cruise that they had planned for almost a year. Anyway, my nephew asked me to watch his tortoise Wally. So, I took a few pictures of Wally while he was staying with me. I have to say, I fell in love with this little guy, he's still a baby and fits in the palm of your hand, and he is just the sweetest thing! It took me several days to not be sad every time I walked in the room I had kept his tank in after he went back home.

Meet Wally! He's a cute little guy!

Climbing into his food bowl the first day, after that I just put his food loose in his tank and not in the bowl, lol.

I fell in love with this face! I would take him outside to let him get some sun, he stretch out his head and legs and eventually go to sleep in my hand, it was adorable!

This picture explains why I couldn't let Wally wander around on the grass by himself. Rusty was beyond jealous of the little guy and was always right there waiting for me to set him down so he could get to him. So, Wally's outside time had to be spent in my hand.

I don't know why Rusty was jealous of Wally, he got to sleep in my bed all weekend, this is him all curled up next to me when I woke up one morning, it was too precious not to post.

So, there's my October pics. . . actually, I think I have some Halloween pics of the nieces and nephews, but I'm not sure where my camera is right now. . . I may have to look for that, ha ha.


So, there's a little catch-up. I ended up being off yesterday, which was good because I was exhausted from working Black Friday! Yesterday I had to call-in at 1p to see if they needed me from 3-7p. Tomorrow I call-in at 11a to see if they need me to work 1-5p and then I have scheduled shifts on Wednesday (10a-4p) and Thursday (3:30p-10p).  The hubby got a new job and is no longer working graveyard!!! Yay!! His schedule is currently Thurs-Sun 3p-11p!! This is great, because we actually get to spend some time together before he goes to work, well, when I'm not working.

Anyway, it's football day! I won't get to watch my Chargers because the game is blacked out, but I'm going to watch some of the other games. I get to watch the Packers! My second team since my inlaws are from Wisconsin and I like to support their team too :)

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Quick Update on Things. . .

Please forgive me my dear followers for being so scarce the last couple weeks or so. Lots has been going on around here, some of which I'll share, some is a little too personal.

So, a quick rundown. . . 

The most exciting thing, I GOT THE JOB!!! I went in for the interview, it was a group interview with 2 other girls, and all of us were hired on the spot! It is seasonal for the holidays and only part time, but it's something! It gets me the experience and I plan on working as hard as possible in hopes that if a permanent position becomes available, maybe I'll be offered. So far I love it. I'm mainly on cash register, and for someone with no experience I seem to have picked it up pretty quick :) And all of the girls that have been there for awhile are soooo helpful! Any questions I have are answered right away and they are great about helping a newbie. Oh, I'm working at Bath and Body Works, my favorite store!! :)

The hubby is starting a new job, he trains tomorrow, so hopefully this job will be better hours for him. *fingers crossed*

My Uncle in Nashville is doing amazingly well! He is 100% cancer free and getting stronger from a huge surgery he had at the beginning of the month, such a relief! 

Sadly, my Uncle that lives here is not doing so well. Today was a pretty bad day for him. He is back in ICU with no definite time of when he will be breathing without assistance or out of the hospital. 

Thanksgiving is in a couple days. I'll be busy cooking and baking tomorrow making yummy stuff to take over to my brother's for a big family dinner on Thursday! Unfortunately I won't be able to stay very late because I have to work at 5am on Friday morning since it's "Black Friday" and the biggest shopping day of the year! 

I think that about wraps it up for now. Since I'm off until Friday, and the hubby will be working from 3pm-11pm tomorrow, my plan is to finally sit down and write the few letters that I need to! Now that I'm in a better place emotionally I think I can write without feeling like it's too depressing.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


Monday, November 12, 2012

I really stink at updating. . .

Sorry for being MIA again. I do have things to blog about. . . and pictures to post, but I will have to save that for another time.

My big news. . . a lot of my pals know that I've been searching for a job for almost a year and haven't been able to find anything. Well today I got a call for an interview!! So tomorrow at 3pm I will be interviewing at Bath and Body Works. I know it's not much, but it's something!!

Another update soon! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


Monday, November 5, 2012

I Promise. . .

To have a decent update (with some pictures, most of them random) posted at some point today. . . or tomorrow. 

I will not procrastinate! Ha ha :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!