Here is my first shot at the Weekly Photo Challenge! Some people (and animals) that are very important to me doing things TOGETHER
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good bittersweet news….I was offered a job at the company I applied and interviewed! Today I put in my official notice of resignation at my current job which was very difficult. I am very excited for my new job though so that helped me get through. My start date is in 2 weeks! Last week I wrote about the book Next-Day Job Interview: Prepare Tonight and Get the Job Tomorrow and how great I think the book is. The book was very helpful in every aspect up to getting the job, but said nothing about how to quit your current one. It was very stressful and I ended up googling how to write a letter of resignation. It all turned out fine and everyone is very happy for me and my new opportunity! I am really going to miss all of my coworkers and the company but this is a really good opportunity to move forward with my career.
After work things got even better. My mom, aunt, and cousin, Sarah (who is newly engaged) went wedding dress shopping! She found the PERFECT most beautiful dress for her and when she rang the bell for good luck we all cried! It was such an awesome, emotional experience that I never want to forget! I am soo happy for her We went to dinner after and had a really nice time. Now we are all stuffed and happy.
The boys all go together and played paintball this afternoon. I will have to ask Craig about the details when he wakes up. He has to leave for work tonight at 9pm so he will be up soon. All I know is that they had a good time and I think Craig only got hit once, he is so sneaky! LOL
This morning Craig and I went to breakfast with his parents. Every now and then we will do that and it is nice to spend some time with them. Then we came home took a nap and now we are dedicating the rest of the day to Spring Cleaning! Out with the old and in with the new! The house is starting to look really nice. Here is the picture of the finished bathroom at I promised. It’s a tiny room but it sure looks nice with the new tile and vanity!
Today is mostly dedicated to the bedrooms. I’m working on mine now and then I will work on Craig and my bedroom after he wakes up (yes, I have 2 bedrooms). I have Pandora blasting and I’m drinking coffee to keep me motivated. I am determined to get as much done as possible today. It’s a good day to be inside anyway because it is sprinkling today.
Tonight we might go out to dinner with some friends so I better get moving, I still have a lot to do!
Here are the pictures from Gus’ birthday. He doesn’t like pictures so it’s hard to get good ones of him. I took these with the flash off so he didn’t realize I was taking them. In the first picture he is looking up at a treat that I am holding. In the second picture he is playing with his new raccoon birthday toy. We are careful what toys we buy him because he likes to chew them up and eat them. This one is good because it has no stuffing but has an empty water bottle inside. Well, we thought it was good. It has been 3 days and he has already 2 of the legs off. Silly dog.
Mark, my little brother, came over tonight to hangout. Him, Craig and I went out to dinner. We went to Jake’s City Grille. The food was awesome and we all had a good time. Now Craig has left for work and Mark and I are watching the movie Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler. So far the movie seems alright. It has some pretty funny parts and its entertaining.
Well, back to watching the movie…
The past 2 weeks have just felt so crazy. I feel like I haven’t had a slow day yet and I’m feeling it. So tonight I am in bed with a glass of wine and a book. I just got home from a 31 party that my aunt was hosting. It was my first time going to one of those parties and it was a lot of fun! I am excited to get my new bag! It even made me more excited because last week I told my good friend that I would host a party for her. I think all the stuff is really cute and reasonably priced.
I’m keeping it short tonight so I can enjoy my wine and get a little reading in quick. Hopefully tomorrow I can write with some good news!!
I just spent the last 2 days with some of my best friends from out of town. They surprised me last night by coming into town early. We went to the casino last night for some good entertainment. We aren’t big gamblers but just enjoy hanging out and trying a few fun games. I ended up winning $30 which I thought was exciting.
Today after I gotdone working we spent some time walking around the Mall of America just doing a little shopping. Craig came to meet up with us and we all had dinner at Buffulo Wild Wings. It made for a really good night and a fun past 2 days.
I am exhausted now and ready for bed. I have a few more big days at work until inventory Tuesday and hopefully by then I will know my status on my job situation. Hopefully I will get a phone call tomorrow with an offer, fingers crossed!
Today is Gus’ 7th birthday. That is all I am going to say.
I have just spent the last hour writing this post then I lost it and now it just lost it for the second time.
Gotta go to work.
Chiropractor. I went to the chiropractor today because my back has ached for the past few weeks. She really cracked me up this morning and then had me go back this afternoon for a second adjustment. I knew it was hurting. I just got done icing and I’m already feeling better and I will be going back Friday.
I’m doing some cleaning and tidying around the house tonight because Craig and I both get frustrated when things get messy. I’m hoping he is very surprised how good it looks when he walks in the door tomorrow morning. I have to limit my activity though because I do not want to hurt my back. I just spent the last hour switching between Dancing with the Stars and The Voice. Now I’m sucked in to the Behind the Scenes of Dancing with the Stars. So you can imagine how much cleaning is actually getting done. LOL
The best part about today was seeing a few friends and family and doing a little shopping. Here is Maureen and I at lunch today. She is my forever roommate because I will always consider her my roommate! It was so good seeing her today even though it was for such a short time (I will see you and Chrisbay more on Wednesday!).
Well, back to icing!
In honor of Earth Day I have decided to bring out some of my favorite scenery pictures. In 2006, my parents took my 2 brother and me on an Alaskan cruise. It has been fun to look through the pictures again. Here are a few of my favorites!
The last one is of my dad, me, and my older brother, Brian. It has been really fun going through the pictures. Now I want to make a photo book of the trip! My mom and I actually have a lot of scrapbooking supplies that we bought to do this album but still haven’t got around to it. It’s crazy how time flies! Well this post has taken me a very looong time because I added in the photos. I need to play around with this a little more.
Only 30 minutes of Earth Day left so I must hurry and get this posted! Happy Earth Day Everyone and Goodnight!
I got home from work and Craig asked if I want to go out to dinner. I said yes but I have to make the chicken that we thawed out this week or else it won’t be good anymore. So right now the chicken is in the oven and once it’s done we are headed to a local burger joint. I’m excited about the chicken though because we are trying out a new recipe. I’m sure you have seen the commercial for the Hellmann’s parmesan crusted chicken. I like how simple the recipe is and it looks and smells amazing.
But, we are putting it away. He is going to bring one to work tonight and I am going to bring one to work tomorrow. Everything works out fine. The only problem now is deciding what to order at the restaurant.
Since Craig is working tonight I will have the night to myself. I might spend sometime reading or maybe watching a movie. Either way it should make for a relaxing evening.
Running out the door to dinner now!