Friday, February 27, 2009

I Only Have One Thing To Say

And that is...................................


I have had such a week from hell! Between work and stress and work and stress and the new condo and stress I am sooooo beat!

This weekend I am going to do nothing but chill out relax and enjoy some time with me myself and I!

What about you? What kind of week have you had? What do you plan to do this weekend?

TGIF All....

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'll Never Get Used to......

So I've been at the new job now for almost 2 months and I will say that I am completely and utterly in love with my job!! I am sooo fortunate because SO SO SO many people out there can't say that about there jobs.. I am a fortunate one. But though I love my job there are things I don't think I'll ever be able to get used to!

When I was first hired my bosses told me to possible expect anxiety attacks, stress, or sadness because all of the horrible things I would be reading, hearing, and seeing. These are things that have happened to the children I work with. What makes it really hard is that I get close to some of these kids and form attachments and I really feel for them, ya know? And no matter how great of a teacher I am to them and no matter how well I listen there problems with horrible pasts will never go away... And that makes me sad. Children should be allowed to remain children while growing up! They should be able to experience a carefree childhood with friends, laughs, and fun!!

Here are 3 of the top things I don't think I'll ever get used to while working within the hospital:

*The blarring sound of the panic button and then the aftermath...

*The smell of hospital food...

*Having to unlock ever door I want to get in to, even the bathroom...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Eecck...!!!! So the real estate broker for the people who's house we want to buy told our broker that they had other people looking at their place.. Now is that a ploy to get us to come up more in price or is it the truth? I don't know!! Now I feel like I have something to worry about!! And i don't like that feeling, in fact I HATE this feeling... I know I'm a newbie and inexperienced when it comes to the negotiating but I also obsess about all the little things and when it comes to something I want, somerhing thast I really, REALLY want you bet your bottom I'm going to have a hard time sleeping at night until we hear something!!
All I have to say is Poor Brian!
"Baby, I apologize ahead of time for all of the questions, all of the phone calls throughout the day, and all of the nagging I am going to do until we have an answer!"
If I hear anything I will let you guys know!!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bloggy Brain Block

I'm sitting here and looking into the blank space wondering what to write. And I got nothing! All I can think about it new washng machines and a new stove And new dining room table and sectional and paint colors, thats right don't forget about the paint colors.
I guess what I'm getting at is that I have new house syndrome and I don't even have a new house yet! I'm trying not to get too excited cause we all know that anything could happen. We could not agree on a price or someone else could swoop in and take the place, or something could happen, anything could happen! But I will admit that I am so looking forward to this next journey in my life. Having a house with Brian, a house of our own is just soo much better!! And I want it so bad.
One thing I am not good with is this whole real estate game. I'm not good at it. I am an upfront person and I hate this back and forth waiting, negotiating game. I just want it and I want it now.
Since this is my 1st experience wit h buying something I don't really know what to expect. Brian says it could take weeks, months!! And I am sooooo hoping we can make a deal and close by May 1st! I'd love to be in the new place and start renovating so by mid summer it will be somewhat up and running...
Once we close and get in there the only thing that's stopping me is $$.. We know what we want as far as colors, floors, appliances, and furniture goes it's just saving and doing one thing at a time... That's my plan at least! Focus on one room at a time and go from there....
So do you own or rent your home? Do you have a house, condo, townhouse? How long was the buying process for you? I'm like a sponge ready to take it in....

Monday, February 23, 2009

Fun and Exciting Stuff

So I've been so busy this week because Brian and I have decided to put an offer in on buying our 1st place. We have found this really cute, affordable condo close to both of our works!!! It is a 2 bedroom 2 full bath condo. It does need a lot of work but lucky for me Brian is a general contractor with a ton of talent and a wonderful eye for design.
Here is a sketch Brian made of the place.

So anyway, we have made an offer and we are back and forth negotiating with the sellers to hopefully get the best price we can. And as of right now it's pretty much a waiting game - I'm just hoping we can make a deal and close by mid April. Oh my gosh I am sooooo excited and sooooo nervous!This could be such a GREAT great thing for Brian and I.

We have been shopping online and browsing for all the things we want to do and want to get. We found the hard wood floors, and a new couch, and new cabinets and counter tops, etc!!! What we are going to do IF we get the place is just to take it one step at a time and focus on one room then move on to the next.

I do have some photos I'll post later this week but to be honest the phots do not even do it justice! It looks soooo much nicer in person and besides we are going to redo the whole place.. Bye bye carpet and old kitchen HELLO gorgeous pad haha!!

So..... Say a prayer that things work out and we get this place. I just have such a good, no GREAT feeling about it. I've already started this new year off with an amazing new job what better way to continue the year with my 1st condo. I just have such a great feeling that this is going to be a wonderful year for me - for both Brian and I!!

I will keep you posted and update you with any news I get from my Broker. This week I was so crazy back and forth with appointments and meetings! But I'm back baby!! ready to post and comment! I missed out on my Blogging outlet this week. It truly does keep me sane!!!

Happy Monday All!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm Alive

Yes, I'm alive.... I've been working very busily on something that could be potentially (did I spell that right? lol) awesome for brian and I.. I will post more later.. I just wanted to say hi and let you know I'm here and still reading your blogs!! I've just been super busy trying to make a deal happen... I'll let you know soon....

Friday, February 13, 2009

Weekend Plans and More

So how excited am I that Today at 4 pm I will be free for a 3 day weekend?
SOOOO excited!!
Don't ya just love long weekends, I know I do!!

Not only am I excited for a 3 day weekend but I have lots of fun, relaxing things planned.

My buddy Erika and I are NUTS for scary movies. So you can imagine how excited we were when we heard the new Friday the 13th movie was coming out today! We have had plans to go to dinner and the movies with our men since the last Saw movie came out, lol.. I know, I know we are a bit much! So tonight is dinner and a movie!

Tomorrow I am going to make Brian a Valentine's Day breakfast in bed and we are going to relax in the morning. Then tomorrow night Brian and I are headed up to spend the night celebrating Valentine's Day with Danielle, Pete, and my FAVORITE little girl Eliza! Danielle and decided instead of going out to eat we'd save some money and make home-made pizza.. Yummmy...

Sunday is going to be a day of watching TV and doing laundry....And then Monday I am going to sleep late hopefully get my hair colored and cut. And then I'm going to go food shopping and hopefully make this Shrimp & Corn cold pasta salad which by the way I have to share the recipe with all of you because it is outrageous!!!!! I'll try and snap pictures to go along with the recipe cause this is one dish you're not going to want to miss out on.. Trust me!!
With that said (as you can see I am very excited, heehee) what are you doing this weekend?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Think About It Thursday

I thought to try something new so here is my
Think About It Thursday
question for you:

Do you only comment the Blogs that comment on yours?

I know personally I read and follow the blogs that intrest me. I don't base it on the bloggers that comment on my posts. I certainly check out new blogs based on my comments. But I don't only comment because you comment here. I follow and comment cause I love what you do and I hope goes the same for you.

I only ask because I noticed something and wanted to hear what you thought. So with that said, "What do you think?"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Way Back Wordless Wednesday

Danielle has blond hair and I have sparkles all of my red face, LOL..

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You!?

So early on Saturday morning the girls and myself met at the local Mall/Movie theater to go see the new movie "He's Just Not That nto You." It was soooo much fun getting together with the girls and seeing a girly movie, god knows my wonderful boyfriend doens't like sitting through the girly ones, haha!!

Anyway, the movie was really, really cute! But I will say that it wasn't too great for the single girls psychie if you know what I mean. I'm not single but I'm not married so I guess this kind fo applys to me. It's funny cause I came home and this is the conversation that Brian and I had.

Him: So, How'd you like the movie?

Me: Ehh..

Him: I didn't want you to see that movie!

Me: Why not?

Him: Cause now I'm afraid you think I'm not into you.

Me: {Laughing} Oh please, it's a movie!

Him: Now you think I don't love you right?

Me: It's just a movie!

But I will say that I can see how it may make single, unmarried girls question themselves just a little. I mean I don't! I know Brian loves me and ewants to be with me. I know he loves being with me and that one day we will get married. But it doesn't mean some of those things aren't thought about! I mean come on - you kinda can't help it. But that doesn't mean I directly apply it to myself. I will admit some of the things got me thinking but ya know what.. Everyone's life is different and so is everyone's relationship. And I don't think it's fair to judge every male, and female for that matter but what someone happens to or to not write in a book.

So there's my point! It's a movie folks and people shouldn't read into it anymore then they do! Don't think something cause someone says that's not how it's suppossed to happen. Live your life for you and not by what other people say or think!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009


So wouldn't ya know that I left the movie, "He's Just Not That Into You"
(which is a whooole nother post) with the girls and as I walked through the parking lot and I glanced down to the bumper of my car to notice AGAIN the paint peeling all of the bumper!! DAMN IT!!! what the hell, seriously!! When it rains it pours!! I just don't understand why an accident that happened almost 2 years ago is still haunting me!

If you don't remember, I have gotten this bumper fixed 3 times!! Remember the Power of The Blog?

But anyway, Brian tells me not to worry about it and that it shouldn't bother me because it's not may car and that I only lease it! But who wants to drive around like that, right? I mean I know I don't own the car and have to give it back - but that could potentially be a problem for me. When they come to inspect the car they'll notcied it and charge me for it and I'll loss money or I'm going to have to pay to get it fixed AGAIN and still lose money. So bascially it's a lose lose situation.. I'm just sooo frustrated because it's pain in the the rear end..
This is my theory! My theory is that they used a refurbished bumper and the paint is just not taking to the bumper! I mean the bumper itself looks great but ya think after 3 times it would be ok.. But no! I mean i guess if that's the case I'll drive around with it like this until it's time to bring the trade the car in for a new one!
Grr..... it's always something! I can't catch a break!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A good laugh

I know this is a little classless but it gave me a GREAT laugh after a hard day yesterday I had to share it with you!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

On The Agenda

I don't have too many things on the menu for this weekend which in my mind is always a good thing! especially if you've had a crazy week at work like I have.

Tonight Brian and I are going to visit his sister and her boyfriend. We aren't doing anything special, just some dinner and catching up.

Saturday morning the girls and I are going to see

"He's Just Not That Into You"

and I can't wait! I read the book and was thrilled that they were coming out with a movie!! Very girly of me haha...

Then the rest of the weekend Brian and I will be cuddled up on the couch, starting Season 4 of Nip/Tuck and just relaxing.. Except for the laundry and cleaning up at the house!

Oh how I love the weekends!!!
What's on your menu for this weekend?

Whatever it is I hope it's spectacular!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What A Week It's Been.....And It Ain't Over Yet

What a week it has been for me on the Psych Unit! And... the weeks not even over.. This is a recap of Monday through Wednesday at work for me...

Panic button went off 4 times...
1 Child in restraints....
Multiple Shot's in the ass (thats what calms the kids down)
Screaming and yelling down the halls....
Banging on the walls.....
Children with the stomach bug....
Defiant children in the classroom....
Lots of time outs.....
AND I got observed.....

I think it's safe to say that the honeymoon is over!!!
I mean I really do love my job but I will say i have come home with a headache every night this week and went straight to the freezer to get the bottle of Grey Goose Orange I have chilling inside of it!
And to boot I have been so tired to blog I feel like I'm losing my outlet...
Hopefully I'll get through these next two days with ease...
This weekend I am sooooo picking up the book

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

PLEASE HELP - Life or Death

My old best friend from high school is one of the strongest people I have ever met. Her name is Jessie. Her and her family have endured soooo much and have felt so much pain and heart ache, especially as of recently.
A few months ago her 21 year old brother died suddenly.
My friend has been married for a few years to a great guy named Garrett. Unfortunately, Garrett has lived with a rare kidney disease since the age of 12 and recently things have gotten worse. Garrett needs a kidney and he needs it now!!! I was watching the local news the other night and a story came on about my friend and her husband; they were pleading for someone to help!! Ya see, as a result of his rare disease he needs a kidney from a living donor. Though I know his request won't appeal to all Garrett and his wife are hoping to attract the attention of one special individual willing to help a complete stranger. All family and friends have been tested, but no one is a match! Garrett and jessie have website called
I Need A Kidney Now and I am hoping you will check it out. I would like to also ask you if possible for a big BIG favor! I ask you to please Please PLEASE post this or Blog about this website on your blog, your website, whatever you can do. Maybe print this article out and post it at your church or at a local school. I know it seems like a lot but so many of you have successful Blogs read
by tons of people and you could really help my friends husband find a match for a new kidney. I beg of you Please do it for me if it's at all possible.
Help spread the word for Garrett and Jessie!
Please Please Please!!!!
And if you do want to help spread the word let me know so I can come by comment and say thanks!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009


I just wanted to say sorry for being a little MIA lately and posting some lame posts and not commenting a lot, lol!!! I've just been so crazy with work and sooooo exhausted by the time I get home all I want to do is crash!! No fear, I am reading and will hopefully be back to commenting this week!!! Please have faith and keep coming back to visit me.... I love my readers and I do what I do for you!!!!

I Love Soup

Since I Looooove soup and I am having soup for lunch today I thought this would be fun!! Try it out if you want.... Hope you all have a GREAT Monday!!!

You Are Clam Chowder

You are cynical and a bit provincial. You don't trust what's new or trendy.

You are also indulgent and hedonistic. You like rich foods, and you would never count calories.

You are not a big cooker - or a big foodie. Food is not complicated for you.

You eat what's comfortable. And what's from a box or can. You're very low maintenance