Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween - Or The Day We Bought Our House

My how time does fly! I can't believe that TWO YEARS have gone by since we closed on our house.  We have made so many changes to include repainting the outside and finally finally FINALLY finishing the craft room.  We have redone the spare bathroom twice.  Hosted Thanksgiving for the first time.  We have hosted several parties, learned to build furniture and turned the house into our home.  I can't wait to see what the next years and years and years hold for us!

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Seasons of Love: 3,153,600 Minutes of It

6 years.  6 years old seems so young.  Then another 6 years go by and you're 12 - WAY older, cooler, more mature.  Then you're 18 and couldn't believe you were leaving home. Here I am 10 years out of high school, college graduate of 6 years (ugh that made me feel old).  6 years as a time reference takes on different meanings during various stages of life.  When I was 18 and college was only a 4 year degree, I couldn't imagine how long it would take to FINALLY be on my own, FINALLY be an adult, FINALLY start my life.  Then you blink and you are 6 years out of college. 

I obviously had a life prior to The Husband. I had 22 years of life before him.  Honestly, and some of you may think I'm crazy, I can't remember what it felt like to not know him.  He is such a huge part of my life and existence. He is my best friend. We have done 6 years of stuff together. A lot of the past 3 years (since the wedding) has been detailed on this blog.
I can't wait to see what the next 6, 12, 18....etc. years hold for us!
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happenings in Our Household

Holy really long time since posting!!! the past 6 weeks have been just crazy.  No for real - so much has changed since the end of August. Literally 3 days after my last post, the attorney's office let me go.  Out of left field - seriously I was absolutely blind-sided.  They said it was because they were so slow and because they wanted someone with more experience.  Let me clarify - I had ZERO experience in civil litigation/law when they hired me and they knew that up front.  So why, you ask, did they keep my for FOUR MONTHS?!  The answer, good people, is still unknown to me and that same question still crosses my mind from time to time.

So I was unemployed for almost 3 weeks. I now work for a global financial company in downtown and to say I love it is SUCH an understatement.  I love the people, the location, the office, the WORK even. I was very upset when I was let go from the attorney's office but I am SO thankful to be out of there.  The weeks leading up to my unemployment were filled with anxiety, stress, and frustration at that office.  I had made the decision that week to start looking for another job because I just felt like it wasn't a good fit.  FOUR days after that decision I was unemployed. OOPS! "Be careful what you wish for" seems appropriate.

ON TOP of the unemployment thing I was working hard to get the house ready and plans set for The Husband's big 3-0 Birthday Shenanigans! So I went head on into those plans so I didn't freak out lol.  The party was a huge success - we had at LEAST 50 people show up...probably more throughout the night.  I will recap that later on but just wanted to kind of set up the happenings in our little slice of Heaven.

Basically we have been non-stop since the week I was let go.  Remember how great I said I was feeling after I left my long time job? Yeah I'm back to that happy feeling again.  I don't feel stressed when I leave work on Fridays and I don't hate myself on my drive to work on Mondays.  Life is good! I can't wait to share more of what's been going on - including a tour of the craft room!!! FINALLY I know! =)

I'll leave you with a picture of the shenanigans from the Husband's party
BTW - this is post 500 =)
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