Sunday, March 30, 2008

card share

just a quick post of some cards I did over the weekend...both were super fast :) since watching kwerner's ribbon-tying video, I've definitely taken every opportunity to perfect the art...heheh!
***funny tidbit--I know her name is Kristina, but in my head I call her "K. Werner." Well, TJ saw me type it one time in an email to Lauren, and he says aloud, "Querner?!"



hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. tomorrow is monday...blah. I'm happy because I don't have to work! took the day off! unfortunately I have homework--boo!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

dining out

my in-laws have been visiting since wednesday. they left this afternoon. this is what my past few days have been like:

  • cracker barrel, big bubbas bbq, smokey bones, olive garden, valentino's, cracker barrel
    • gaining 5 lbs, very likely

  • tj's 27th birthday

  • making pink sprinkle cupcakes

  • shopping

  • winning $20 at the casino {I'm not too risky}

  • krispy kreme

  • staying up late

  • sleeping in late

  • target

  • bowling a 430 {my highest series ever, go me}

  • not thinking about work, too much...

  • being excited that I don't go back to work till tuesday...yippees :)

  • jealousy from hearing them talk about an expected 73-degree monday in kentucky. buttheads.

while I'm sure this is all very exciting for you to read about my not-so-interesting life, it has me pooped! I'm going to bed and hopefully will rest up tomorrow! :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008


suc·cess  [suhk-ses] –noun
1. the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
2. the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.

suc·cess  (sək-sěs')  n. 

1. The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted: attributed their success in business to hard work.
2. a. The gaining of fame or prosperity: an artist spoiled by success.
The extent of such gain.

even with these definitions, I'm kind of left with a feeling of, "well?"

I've always wanted to BE successful. I guess from the outside looking in, I appear so, to a degree. I have a decent job, marriage, I've completed most things I've started, etc. Even knowing those things, I don't FEEL successful. That is not to say I feel like a failure [because I don't], and it isn't to say I don't feel proud of my accomplishments [because I do]. I don't really know what I'm getting at, but I'm sure someone feels the same? I guess what I'm saying is...that I often wonder what it will take for me to feel successful? At what point will I recognize that I've achieved many of my attempts & endeavors and therefore feel successful? I venture to say it is a constant journey, a journey that often feels unfinished.

I don't really know where all this stems from? I just started thinking about it yesterday. Anyway, on Tuesday I have a "review" at work. I feel nervous about it, even though my boss assures me I should not. We've never done these before (reviews) so I guess part of me just isn't sure what to expect. I'm sure it will be I'm not trying to worry about it too much.

In other news, spring break (from school) is officially over. I officially did not get as much done as I would have hoped. The in-laws arrive on Wednesday. Lots to do between now and then.

Have a happy Monday :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

the perfect day to sleep in

that would be today. see that top line of weather. thats whats happening "in my neck of the woods" (isnt that what willard scott always says on the today show??)

you're probably wondering why I have other weathers on there. the middle is where my family is. the bottom is, of course, where I'd love to be living (and used to).

unfortunately I cannot stay home and go back to bed, even though I would really give about a million bucks to do that right now. I have a really bad headache (have since last night), but can't skip out because we are having on-site software training again today. it is really frustrating. we paid thru the nose to get these people here, and considering I'm the most technologically-advanced person on my team...if I don't go I may as well just commit job suicide. I think that is maybe the reason I have the headache--sitting in one place and staring at a computer for 8 hours yesterday. plus my "friend" is visiting right now and that bitch always gives me a headache! perfect combination. I'm pretty sure no boys read my blog, so I can say that and get some sympathy, haha!

ok, I must go now. even though I don't want to. maybe I'll get a hot chocolate from dunkin donuts on my way in. that might make me feel a little better, for about a minute. only one more work day after this! I'm off on friday, hooray! happy hump day.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

slow poke

that is me, a slow poke. I got tagged by rebekah nearly a week ago, and I'm just now getting around to it! you know the drill, 7 random things, yadda yadda yadda. so here goes!

1-I consider myself a fairly intuitive person. I think I can pick up on "vibes." I tend to listen to what my gut is telling me because most of the time, it is right. You probably think I'm crazy now but I swear I'm cool ;)

2-I'm really good at remembering numbers, birthdays, etc. for example I have my credit card number memorized, my husband's social memorized (but thats kind of a do-or-die when you're a military spouse), my mom's social memorized (I have no idea why I know that), etc. I remember the phone numbers of my high school boyfriend, wal-mart in my hometown, the birthday of my elementary school best friend, it is kind of odd I know.

3-I don't really "get" people who have no ambition.

4-I find the internet incredibly distracting and prohibitive to my productivity, but I love it anyway.

5-I have recently discovered the phenomenon of freecycle. if you have stuff to get rid of, you should try it. people will take anything.

6-I have probably said this before, but I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. I hate washing it. I hate drying it. I hate styling it. I'm working on what I love...I guess it is that people give me compliments on it? and it is thick, so thats something.

7-I always think of random things, at the most random times, to write on my blog. but when the time comes, I of course forget what they were. and this isn't really about me, but it is funny, so saddle up. when I was about 14 years old, I was at wal-mart with my mom. I had these white patent leather flip flops and for whatever reason, she was wearing them. I had been complaining that she was wearing my shoes because her feet are bigger than mine and blah blah blah. so we're in the store and you know what happens? In a tribute to Jimmy Buffet, she literally blew out my flip flop. she is dying laughing. so she like clasping the thing between her toes and dragging the thing like an idiot. we were at walmart for crying out loud--they sell flip flops $3 a pair! why she didn't just buy some new ones I do not know. I was SO EMBARASSED. So I guess that does make it sort of about me, that and the fact that they were my flip-flops.

these things are always so hard for me! I tag caroline, gwen, and nadine. have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

this is my life

tonight's agenda:

  1. make dinner--check

  2. do finance homework--check

  3. take finance quiz

  4. take accounting quiz

  5. wash my hair so I do not have to do it in the morning

seriously. life is so exciting. don't you wish you were me?? I'm sure. I'll stop complaining now--I did this to myself! my goal is to be in bed by 10:30 because I have been seriously exhausted this week--not sure if it will happen, but I'm gonna try. so it's off I go...