Monday, February 28, 2011

(44) The simple, funny things in life

My morning started off with me going in the kitchen to get a cup of coffee and my dad telling me "your clothes don't match." i replied, "i know they're just pajamas so it doesn't matter." He explained, "its not very often that i am able to tell you that, so i had to say it." The things my dad tells me just crack me up sometimes. Even yesterday he had me chuckling when he said "your pony tail looks cute." I don't think he has ever said my hair looked "cute" let alone something as basic as a pony tail.

Anyways, i got dressed and of course was matching or at least coordinating.
I got all of the reading done at school that needed to be finished today. I had an easy day of classes and came home to a very friendly cat.
Velcro decided i was the perfect place to sit and then proceeded to lick me
she semi settled in but it wasn't working for me.
finally almost comfortable
Both of us completely settled in
 A little while later i headed downstairs and watched some tv. Then i went grocery shopping with mom. After that i worked more on my study guide and finished a homework assignment. Then it was time for dinner (homemade mac n cheese and cabbage with turkey sausage, and a glass of wine)
I watched the Bachelor and now its time to go to bed.
I am going to attempt to get plenty of sleep so that i can stay awake during my test tomorrow.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

(43) An all around great day

Today in a nutshell:
coffee and chatting with mom
lunch with friends
study guide
music (bought both of Adele's albums- 19, 21)

Live on the Red Carpet:Academy Awards
Academy Awards
Ecco's Margherita Pizza-overpriced yet worth it

(42) Gearing Up for March

I slept in 'til 10 this morning. It was delightful and much needed.
I started my morning off with coffee and immediately started working on a study guide for a test i have on tuesday.
I got a few questions in and then switched over to planning/organizing mode. I created calendars for the next three months and color coded all of my classes with everything that is due and with all of my exams. In the month of march, I only have 5 school days where there isn't a test, presentation, or assignment due. 
Trying to keep my sanity is going to be difficult but at least I know what's ahead.

At 3:30 I left for work and started my shift at 4.
I had a really good night. My break came at a great time (i had just got sat a table I didn't like and i was hungry and able to eat)
I still had food left over. I took packaging my food as an opportunity for my creative outlet for the day.
Yes, i did have to write on the box to make sure my food didn't get thrown out.
I got off work at 11pm. I had made $80 tonight- around 12%. Not too shabby.
I got home around 11:30 and then watched an animal planet show called Must Love Cats. I already love cats and it was so great to see so many cute kitties and see just how many people care about them and for them. (ok some of these people are quite weird and over the top. FYI i am not one of those cat lovers)

Now I will attempt to go to bed. Which, if you recall from other saturday nights, is quite a challenge. 
And like always i had iced tea tonight-so my chances for falling asleep soon are very slim. I will do my best to get some sleep.

Got some free music on should get them while they're still free.
Went to sleep around 2am

Friday, February 25, 2011

(41) Homebody

Oh Friday, I used to love you and now I dread your arrival.
Today wasn't all that bad. I enjoyed my morning at home drinking coffee and getting ready for the day ahead. 
I worked on a Welcome to My Closet post. This one features two celebrity look alike clothes and the Mod Cloth 70% off sale.
I was online and came across this new glee gem:
Lea Michele never ceases to amaze me. 
(This is one of the new original songs that will be on Glee)

Today I left the house at 11:40 so that i could be at school by 12:30 to meet for my group project. It went much better than i anticipated. Everyone already had their activity planned out. I was able to change my activity to make it easier on myself and not have it conflict/overlap with my other group members. 

Class started at 2 and we were out by 3:30.
 I had to wait 15 minutes for the bus to arrive. 
It had started raining and it was freezing outside. 
I was so happy when the bus arrived.
 I climbed on and started thawing out.

 There weren't too many people in the bus. In the set of seats next to me was a couple who were talking off and on. About halfway through the bus ride they started arguing. Then they weren't talking and then they were arguing again. When the bus made a stop the guy stood up and got off the bus. The girl said "well then I'm getting off too." It was the weirdest thing. It almost didn't seem real. The situation felt more like an act, as if there was going to be some camera crew coming out from hiding as soon as the bus pulled away. Of course, no camera crew showed up, instead I was left in awe of how weird that whole situation was. I'm still kind of convinced that it was some kind of acting class activity. I will never be entirely sure of what it was all about...that bugs me.

I got home around 4:15 and vegged out for the rest of the night.
I watched some tv, made some outfits on polyvore, ate dinner, and then watched the notebook.
It was nice to spend the night at home all cozy listening to the rain.

P.S. I got to wear my cute rain boots today. I love them.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

(40) Not Again

So i think i am sick yet again.
This morning my ears hurt and i just felt funny.
I was barely with it in my 9:30 class. It was hard to hold my head up. I just stared at my paper and doodled while my teacher spoke. At least i was awake enough to keep up with the notes.
I went to the lounge and couldn't keep my eyes open.
Then i went to the career development center to work on an assignment and felt so crummy.
I ate lunch and started feeling a little better.
I studied for my test that i had at two. Then went to class and felt fine. 
I came home and was feeling ok but tired.
By 5pm i was asleep on the couch. I woke up briefly off and on and didn't fully wake up until 8pm. I was having the weirdest dreams too. 
My cough started up sometime after 8. My mom looks at me and says "are you sick? You don't look very good....I mean you're cute as a bug but.." My response was a sarcastic "thanks," and then i started thinking about how bugs aren't even cute. I've never really understood that saying.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

(39) A lovely ending to the day

I got up at 6:20 this morning and finished my paper. 
School was just like any other school day.
Here are some of the exceptions to the above statement:
Oh i got another latte today, but that wasn't a good idea. I think i finally hit my dairy limit, so my body decided to go crazy and torture me. 
I spent my free time between class watching Glee instead of reading like I normally do.

I got home around 2:30 today and was able to relax and start catching up on shows.
This included: Gossip Girl, watching Glee with mom, and watching Parenthood with mom and dad.

I got to hang out with Krissi tonight.
We went to cha for tea, Borders, and then to Target. 
We bought rain boots that are so cute and I also bought a pair for my mom. Now we will be rainy day triplets.
If you want to join the club, here is what they look like.
Merona Zusa Floral Rain Boots
Tomorrow i have my first test of the semester. And did I study today? uhhh no. But i did do the study guide over the weekend and we did a review in class on tuesday. I'm not too concerned and i will also use my 3 hr break before class to prepare.

A new season of Americas Next Top Model started tonight. Another show to add to my list. I have not missed a season yet, and I'm not about to let that change. 
So my plan for the rest of the night is to watch ANTM and then go to bed. Sound good? cause i think it does.

(38) Longest day ever

So between the hours of 6:50 am and 11:50 pm I have only been home for 45 minutes. That time was used to eat and then get dressed for work. 
Let me just say it, "I am exhausted." My whole body aches, my feet hurt, and i don't even want to think about having to go to school tomorrow, let alone having to have read certain chapters and have things due.
Can I please just have a free day???
I suppose that isn't really possible. But i wish it could happen.

Today at school, during my 3hr break, i was able to work on my paper that is due tomorrow(today since its after midnight). I had to enlist the help of a little pick me up, after falling asleep in the lounge.
My Hazelnut Latte did the trick and i was able to get the majority of the paper written. Now all that is left is editing and embellishing some of the paragraphs and writing the conclusion.
I think that will have to wait til the morning.

I worked from 5-11:30 today
And now im ready to go to bed. 
I almost didn't blog today and figured i could do it tomorrow. I figured i wouldn't remember anything from today to be able to blog about it tomorrow.

Ok im done. GOODNIGHT. or morning. Oh my gosh its late, i am going to be a zombie tomorrow.

Monday, February 21, 2011

(37) Presidents Day: I have school

I slept in until 6:40 this morning. My bed was so warm and i was so tired, so i hit snooze 5 times and then reset my alarm so that I would have an extra 15 minutes. I got out of bed and it was freezing. I got dressed while shivering the whole time and then went downstairs and started the coffee. I looked out back and the whole workshop roof was covered in frost.

My walk to the bus stop was so quiet this morning. There were barely any cars on the road, but lots of people were at the park walking or running. It was surprising at first, but then I remembered most people don't have work today so they get to stay home. The good thing with this is the bus was right on time. 

My time at school today:
i spent my time before class in the student union working on a study guide.
i went to class for 45 minutes and then was back to study guiding it up again.
I checked my email and found out that my last two classes from lbcc had been officially transferred and added to my records.
At 12:15 i headed over to the coffee bean to meet with the people in my group project. We discovered that we have major schedule conflicts. We kept going in circles trying to pick a date and time to meet and discuss and film the project. It seems that we figured it out. SO hopefully there aren't any sudden changes.

I got home at 2:30 and continued on homework and putting my project together. My project was completed at 6:30. (and no i was not working on it that whole time. Probably just and hour or 2 if that)

Emily and Krissi came over around 7:45 and we watched the Bachelor with my parents. It is Emily's last night in town so we are all just hanging out together and working on homework. Yah we are really exciting people.

I should probably go to bed soon because 5:30 is going to come way too fast.
But after tomorrow there are only 2 more early morning days.
It is definitely something to look forward to.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

(36) Happy Days Are Here Again

Well I ended up getting 4 hours of sleep.
I'll be tired, but I'll survive.
The beautiful sunshine made it a lot easier to decide to get out of bed and start the day.

I went to church today, and I got to see Emily!!!!! I also took a spiritual gifts assessment. My top three gifts were: 1. Creative Ability 2. Hospitality 3. Administration.
Later, Emily and I went shopping-she had gift cards to use.
We went to forever 21, and i found so many things i wish i could have bought, such as....

I made it out of the store without buying anything. Emily bought a shirt and several pieces of jewelry. 
We ran some errands and then headed home for tacos and watched Life as We Know It (she hadn't seen it )

At 3:30 i went on facebook, and what did i find on my news feed???
Does it look familiar? I showed off this creation in my Valentine's Day post
WWEPW used the outfit i submitted as their icon for their sweater contest post.
My creation was featured on their website. It is the last look featured. I like to think she saved the best for last.

Song of the day

I got a little more work done today. I definitely did not accomplish my goal of having all of my to do list completed. However, everything i have left to do is manageable.

Around 8pm i gave up on the studying and decided to go the movies with Emily and her mom. We watched Just Go With It. It was hilarious and a really good movie. I was not expecting it to be as good as it was. SO if you are looking for a laugh and don't mind some inappropriate jokes and spending anywhere from 10-12 dollars to do so, then go see it.

And now I am off to bed because unlike most everyone else, I have school tomorrow. It is so lame but i am just going to pretend that everyone else is at school or work too, and not enjoying their monday off.

(35) Feeling Semi Accomplished

I woke up at 9am this morning, grabbed a cup of coffee, and got straight to work on my graduation roadmap project thing.

Here is my updated to do list:
It may not seem like I got a lot done, but what i did do was very time consuming. (I had to plan my classes for the next 3 semesters-that takes time)

I ate lunch (leftovers from last night).
I also had a slice of peppermint cake.
My break continued with playing around with fashion and creating outfits on POLYVORE (my new stress reliever). (If you scroll to the bottom of blog, you can see the recent sets I have created.)
Then I watched Project Runway

I started my miniproject
Ya, clearly I got really far...NOT. But i did choose what i was writing on. It's a start.

I got ready for work around 2:30 and then left the house at 3:15
I worked from 4-11:45.
I only made just over 10% in tips, but i had a really good night-nice people and I was fairly stress free. I can't complain- I had it so much easier than so many other people today/tonight.

I got home and my dad and I watched a show called Make 'em Laugh, about comedians through the years. (its 12:30 and i can't believe he is still awake. I had lots of icde tea at work, so i am not at all surprised I'm still up, but I don't think he took that many naps today)

Tomorrow, or i suppose today-it is after midnight, I get to spend time with my best friend. I am so glad she is home for the next couple of days. I've been having withdraws.

2:30 AM Update
I'm still awake-That iced tea sure did kick in. I think I'm addicted to Polyvore. I love creating outfits way too much.
Here is what i created between 12:30 and 2:30 
(in case you were wondering the vintage outfit is my favorite)
I am going to be really tired in the morning, but at least by staying up late i got to enjoy listening to the rain.
Ok, I am really going to bed now.

Friday, February 18, 2011

(34) Stay Calm and Productive

I have so much to get done this weekend.
Here is my sticky note to do list to keep me on track:
I am trying really hard not to freak out or stress out. My main problem is knowing that i will want to procrastinate on all of these assignments. Unfortunately, I don't have time to do that. So i have to keep on track and stick to the plan and have all of these done by the end of Sunday because i know i won't have time to do them on monday or tuesday.
Today's Happenings:
It is another cloudy day, and I'm happy about that except for not wanting to fully wake up.
I slept in 'til 9 and then got up and took a shower.
I spent the morning working on my roadmap to graduation project and doing laundry.
 I got to class early and started this post.

Class got out around 3:40
I had to wait over half an hour for the bus to come-thankfully it wasn't raining much, but it was really cold.
I got home around 4:40 and was so hungry.
Mom made italian sausage and angel hair pasta. I was eating dinner by 5:15-So early, not at all like us.
Dinner led to the downhill spiral of a nonproductive night.
I watched:
Gilmore Girls (while eating dinner)
 Design Inc., Cash Cab, Life as We Know It 
(were watched while laying in front of the fire and listening to the rain-so delightful)
Next thing I knew it was 9 o'clock and that meant that it was time to watch Say Yes to the Dress.
Why oh why am I such a TV junkie. I'm way too addicted.

So i failed at my plan today, but there is always tomorrow.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

(33) Ahhh it's good to be home

Here are today's highlights
-slept in till 6:30 am.
-reverted back to my childhood and had my mom french braid my hair 
-went to school
-Worked out at the gym (15 min. on elliptical, 35 min. on the bike, 10 min. on the treadmill)
-went to my 2pm class and got out early enough to catch the bus without having to wait forever
-caught up on tv shows- teen mom 2 and watched glee again
-ate some steak and later ate some tomatoes (i stored them in my pocket)

-Somewhat conquered the destruction that is my room, by doing laundry
-went to church
-hung out with friends at In-N-Out
-came home and watched Grey's Anatomy, with a fire in the fireplace, and a glass of wine

-Mentally prepared for everything that needs to get done this weekend

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

(32) ☂☁ Rain, I love you ☁ ☂

I love rainy days.
Today I sported my blue rain boots, pink and green umbrella, and my new grey wool coat.

I spent my time before class in the student union enjoying the rain, listening to music (Taylor Swift), and reading an article for a class.

After class my classmate Kristen and I headed over to coffee bean to get some coffee. I finally got to use one of the many gift cards i have for there. I ordered a hazelnut latte. It was delicious. 

The rest of the school day included:
-more reading
-lunch: $1 hamburger from Carl's Jr.
-class and forming groups for a group project
-riding the bus home

At Home:
-Sang some glee karaoke-its not as much fun without friends
-At more: steak and mushrooms and strawberry pie
-watched: The Bachelor, parenthood
-I fell asleep during parenthood-it ended up being an hour long nap
-I woke up and went to my room and fell asleep again for another 1/2 hour or more
-I eventually got up for good. But that didn't happen until my mom was calling up at me from the bottom of the stairs. (we were about to leave to go to dinner)-i was a zombie until we sat down at the table.
-Dinner: CPK fundraiser
-Back home-watched American Idol

Side note: I have eaten so much today. I am finally going to get back to gym tomorrow.

I just checked my ipod shuffle to see if it is working.
GOOD NEWS, Lil Pod is alive and well. (and yes I named my ipod-don't judge me)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

(31) ended better than it began

This morning me and my phone alarm got into a fight. For whatever reason i was having such a hard time picking it up and hitting the right buttons to be able to hit the snooze. The problem with my phone is it always locked, which involves me needing to hit a button before i can do anything else, like turn off the alarm. I was not a happy camper this morning. I really didn't want to get out of bed or have my eyes open for that matter. The good news is I only 3 more tuesdays left until my 8 am class is over.

Oh right before my 2 o'clock class started my ipod shuffle fell in the toilet. Thankfully it happened before it had been used. So i reached in and got it out. I have yet to test it out. I really hope it still works; perhaps i will test it tomorrow-give it some time to fully dry out.
School came and went...and i was home by 3:40.
I heated up some steak, mushrooms, and zucchini for an early dinner before work and sat down and started watching last nights episode of the Bachelor.

I went to work at five. I worked from 5:30 to 10:45. It was an amazing shift and i had the nicest guests. An added bonus is the fact that i made 17% tonight.
I got home around 11pm and changed into pajamas. I then turned on glee while enjoying the sound of the rain.
After Glee was over I am went to bed and heard the rain even better.

(30) Valentines Day

Today is valentines day, also known as the day after my birthday day and singles awareness day.

This morning I got to unintentionally sleep in an extra 20 minutes. There are two buttons i have to choose between to make my alarm stop going off. This morning I chose the wrong one. I thought i hit snooze but instead i hit dismiss. Thankfully i have an internal alarm clock, and that woke me up at 6:25.
I was still able to get ready with enough time to spare.

I got to school and spent my hour of time before class in the lounge attempting to read. I ended up taking a nap for about 15 minutes. I went to class at 9:30 and then once that class was done i went back to the lounge. I ate lunch (a baked potato and strawberry pie) and the continued with reading. Once again this reading thing wasn't working out. Each time i tried my eyes would get heavy. I chose to give into my need for sleep several times. I must say i love taking naps. The best part about napping in the lounge is that there are several other people doing the same thing, so you don't have to feel awkward about it. 
I went to my 12:30 class and was so grateful to find out that we weren't doing any assignments today on the assigned reading-(it was fine that i took naps instead of reading!!!!!)

As soon as that class got out i headed over to the passport office. I turned in my application and had all the paperwork, photos, and documents this time. It was a quick process and now i just have to wait for the passport to come in the mail. I left the office and headed for the bus stop. As i made my way toward the stop i could see my bus coming. It worked out so perfect. By the time I made it to the bus the doors had just opened and i walked right on. Today worked out perfect in so many ways.

I got home today and the cleaning ladies were still at the house. I headed out back and joined my mom in the potting shed. We both sat there with our laptops on our laps. I worked on a challenge hosted by WWEPW. The challenge was to create an Emma Pillsbury look using the sweater they provided.
This is what i came up with:

After working on this i headed inside to to homework. Of course that didn't actually happen. Instead i turned on my TV and fell asleep. I woke up at 5:20.
I ate a little bit, but tried not to fill up because tonight i was going to hang out at Erin's house with all the other single people. 
Erin came over around 6. We headed to her house a little before 7pm.
At this hang out....
....I worked on homework-like i actually got stuff done-not just pretended to do it
...ate dinner-spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
...I watched people play rock band while i typed up paragraph responses to an observation i did last week. 
We watched the movie Valentines Day. At some point our eyes started burning and we realized there was bread in the oven. It was no longer bread when it was taken out. Instead it was a charred substance.
I got home close to midnight and now I am going to sleep and hoping that the burning in my eyes will soon subside.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

(29) It's my birthday!!!!!

Today is my 22nd birthday

I woke up at 8am, went downstairs and got a cup of coffee and then went back upstairs to start curling my hair, which unfortunately takes forever. Luckily i had picked out my outfit out ahead of time, otherwise my time for getting ready would have been really messed up.
I went to church, where i was welcomed by the college group with a "happy birthday" and of course they also sang to me later, which is always so awkward.

For lunch the parents took me to Wahoo's and it was delicious as usual.
We came home and finished getting the house ready and preparing food.

I opened presents from the family which included:
Glee Karaoke from the brother
A coat from my parents
And a flip camera from my parents

My friends came over around 5/5:30.
For dinner we had: Steak, baked potatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini. It was so good and i ate so much that Herbert (my food baby) decided to pay a visit.
We played, or i guess i should say sang, Glee Karaoke. 
For dessert we had home made strawberry pie, peppermint cake, gluten free brownies, and heart shaped rice crispy treats.
After dessert we watched the grammy's.

My friends went home around 10:30 and I worked on writing a short paper about myself-not one of my favorite things to do.

I must say this has been a wonderful birthday. Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wished and made it so great.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

(28) Birthday Eve

Today was my last day of being 21

-I woke up at 10:10
-I had two large cups of coffee 
-Ate breakfast sometime between the cups of coffee
-cleaned up the living room
-took a break and spent some time on the computer
Background Music
-went outside and enjoyed the warm sun
-finished picking up the living room
-took a shower and got ready for work
-ate a late lunch, early dinner (tacos-they were delicious)

3:30 left for work
It was a busy night. Overall I had really good tables. I made 14% in tips, which wound up being over $100-So happy early birthday to me. I was at work past closing and got home at 11:20. 

And now I am headed off to bed. And when i wake up in the morning I will be 22.

Friday, February 11, 2011

(27) Ups and downs

I got up at 9am this morning. I finally got to sleep in and catch up on my sleep and just rest.
I enjoyed two cups of coffee and tried not to think about having class later.
That didn't work out too well, but i was able to enjoy my relaxing morning.

I had class at 2pm. We are starting a group project so we formed our groups today. I was content with who was included in mine until one other person asked to join. We all kinda looked at each other unsure of what to do. We said yah go ahead. We started discussing the assignment and everything went downhill from there. This person would not go along with any of our plans, was being difficult, wanted to change the age focus, the theme, and had a different opinion on everything. The rest of us just looked at each other with frustrated faces as we rolled our eyes. I really wanted to say "if you don't want to go along with what the rest of us have decided, you can find a new group." Of course i didn't say this and i really regret it. I was so frustrated and annoyed during the rest of class.
We took notes from the powerpoint and the watched the movie Babies. -I had seen it before and didn't feel like being in class any longer. Thankfully the dvd had been having problems and we only were able to watch the first 45 minutes before it froze. I was so relieved to get to leave.

I got home around 3:50 and was still fuming- i don't know what is going on with my emotions lately, but i don't like it
ate a sandwich
i don't know what happened before dinner- my afternoon/evening is a blur, but i do remember this:
Listened to an upcoming Glee song- One of my favorites from Rent
Ate tacos for dinner- we ate at the table as a family+ Sarah (brothers girlfriend)
(this doesn't happen very often) 
Then we pulled out shaun's box of photos (this included baby pictures and awful school photos)
TV: off the map
say yes to the dress
tonight i also tried to figure out the classes i need to take and what semesters they have to be taken. It is crazy knowing that i only have 12 classes left including internships. 
TV: 20/20 Wrong Turn

Tomorrow will involve cleaning and going to work. Uhh... i really don't want tomorrow to come. Can i just skip saturday and move straight to sunday. If only things worked that way.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

(26) What A Wonderful Day

I got to school around 8:15 this morning and headed straight to the lounge. I knew I would have time before class, and long break after class, so i decided to bring my laptop. This was a very wise decision. I watched one tree hill online and then i checked my email before heading over to class. I had a message from my professor. Class is cancelled today. As great as this news was, it meant that i had an extra hour and a half of nothing to do. I chose to use this spare time not so wisely. I watched an episode of Grey's Anatomy and started working on this post. The wise choice would have been to read ch 4 in my textbook and study, you know the academic stuff. I opted for doing the exact opposite.

Todays to do list:
1. eat lunch
2. pick up the see's candy order from dr. Medora's office
3. give the candy to my mom to take home
4. grab my change of clothes (for the Valentine dinner) from moms car
5. go to the passport office
6. go to class at 2pm
7. walk over to Rachel's house
8. decorate for the v-day dinner
9. finish the center pieces

How my to do list panned out:
1. ate at panda express
2. picked up the see's candy orders and they filled two very large bags. While i was in Dr. Medora's office, i had her add family life education as my second major and also got my electives picked out and made official.
3. mom picked up the candy
4. I grabbed my pink sling bag containing my change of clothes and hauled it with me wherever i went
5. I went to the passport office: i recopied my application in black pen (blue isn't good enough), took my passport photo, and then found out that i have to pay with check or money order. SO that means i get to go back on monday at 2 to really apply for my passport and this time i will have the proper payment method.
6. had class and nearly fell asleep
7. I walked to rachel's house (got there by 3:30) and realized i probably looked homeless. I had my backpack on and had my bag slung over shoulder. Being really weighed down with stuff is not a good look
8. The house got decorated and looked amazing if i do say so myself
9. I finished the centerpieces and they turned out just as good as i had hoped

Valentine Dinner
This year the girls hosted it for the guys. We all worked together wonderfully and everyone pitched in and helped it run smoothly. I think the guys had a great time. They definitely enjoyed the photo booth that we set up. This one went much better than our sports theme dinner we did a couple years ago. Formal is always better.

Here are some of the photos from the dinner:
Getting things ready:
Table Decorations:
Photo Booth:

I got home around 10:30 after being away since 7:45 this morning. It has been a long day, but it was a good one. I watched Grey's Anatomy and then headed up to bed. I am so exhausted.

P.S. I am working on a Valentines day clothing post for Welcome to My closet. Just something to look forward to.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

(25) ♫ Ohh We're half way there, Woah Livin' on a prayer

Half way through the school week. 

Here is what happened today:
-filled out my passport application
-9:30 class(prenatal development and infancy)
-Sat in the lounge and listened to music and played solitaire on my ipod
-Had my TB test read
-ate lunch
-12:30 class (approaches to adulthood through aging)
-bus ride
-chronic tacos
-Target: replaced my missing sunglasses
-Watched: The last 1/2 of the Bachelor, Teen Mom 2
-ran errands: Trader Joe's, Staples, dropped things off at Erin's, Vons
-put groceries away
-tried on outfits for the valentines dinner
-ate dinner and had 2 glasses of wine
-watched parenthood
-worked on homework

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

(24) Yet another Jam packed day

It was another early morning(5am) with not a lot of sleep(less than 5hrs)
I had class at 8am
then had class at 9:30.
After class i went to taco bell and grabbed some food.
Then i sat in the booth and fell asleep.
I realized it wasn't a very comfortable place to sleep so i moved to the student union lounge. I attempted to read for class my next class but my eyes wouldn't stay open. I took a 25 minute nap. It was wonderful.
I realized i wouldn't be very productive just sitting somewhere. I headed over to the fcs building and turned in my fundraising money. Dr. Medora was overjoyed with how much had been raised. She sent me on my way with a box of lollypops and chocolate bars to sell.
I sat around in the fcs building, trying to stay awake,  until my 2pm class started.
Mom picked me up from school and we picked up food at Rascals.
I ate and watched part of monday nights episode of the Bachelor.
I got ready for work.
Worked from 5:30-10ish
Got home and watched Glee!!!!
purchased music 

(23) Perhaps i learned my lesson

Here is today in a nut shell

came home and ate-2:30
watched glee-again
ate again
more research
got frustrated
kept researching
started getting somewhere with my paper-probably around 10pm
11:58 Finished My Paper 
For hours i didn't think it was going to happen.
I was almost ok with the idea of failing.
Now its after midnight im laying in bed tired and my stomach is growling. But i am going to ignore it and go to sleep and hope tomorrow is a less frustrating day.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

(22) A brief version

So I'm really tired and just want to go to bed. SO I'm going to keep this short.

Todays Shenanigans:
8:30- woke up
9:30- Erin picked me up for church
Went to Carolyn and Christina's apartment (ate lunch and such before heading to the super bowl party)
super bowl-ate too much junk food (mainly nacho cheese dip)
Packers WON!!!!!!
Watched glee with Erin, Sam, and Jake
sat around the jacuzzi 

And now I am going to sleep and will deal with any school related stuff in the morning.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

(21) Next day please

It's February 5th and that means its Emily's Birthday. This also means that my birthday is one week and one day away.
Happy Birthday to my best friend and thanks for 20 years of friendship and sisterhood.

Last night I spent the night at Erin's house.
this morning I woke upt 10 am.
We watched:
Such a good romantic comedy.

I went home a little bit before 12.
I brewed a pot of coffee then hopped in the shower.
I put comfy clothes back on and tried to get my school stuff organized.
-I wrote all of the due dates in my planner.
-I printed out notes and assignments
-I organized my binders and notebooks
All of those things needed to be done, but i should have been working on my trend analysis paper. (I am a great productive procrastinator)  
I ate lunch around two and then got ready for work.

Shaun and Sarah took me to work at 3:30. My stomach was hurting from lunch and I really didn't want to be at work. One of my first tables was 6 teenagers who got separate checks and didn't leave a tip. Around that same time i had a table of 4 people and their bill was almost $70 and they left me less than 10%. Everything was going wrong and on top of that i was feeling really out of it, dizzy, and weak. By 5:30 i was feeling awful and i had a really difficult table who clearly didn't like me. I had hit the breaking point. I went to the back and full on broke down. This had never happened at work before. It was so embarrassing to be crying and having co-workers coming up and asking me what was wrong. I almost got myself under control. I asked one of the hosts to keep an eye on my tables, and then i broke into sobs again. One of my managers came to the back to check on me. She got me a glass of water and said that if I wanted to go home I could. I couldn't get my emotions under control and chose to go home. I was so happy to be able to get out of there. By 6:45 I was home, still emotional, but was able to start calming down. I changed into sweat pants and made a pot of rice (my ultimate comfort food). I lounged on the couch for the rest of the night watching the Glee (my happy place) marathon on oxygen.

I am definitely ready for today to be over and to have a fresh start tomorrow.

Today's Theme Song:

Worked on a blog post for Welcome to My Closet:

Friday, February 4, 2011

(20) Can you tell i'm excited

I got to sleep in til 8 today. Of course i didn't go to bed until one, so really i got the same amount of sleep that i always get. At least it was sunny when i woke up.

I sat up in bed and pulled out my laptop. I wanted to look up all the fun things i will be doing in New Zealand. I looked up the spa listings and photos-It is so BEAUTIFUL. I just have 4 months of waiting left.
I was also looking at the itinerary and finding those places and activities in my Lonely Planet Discover New Zealand book that Emily got me for Christmas. Basically every amazing photo i see in the book-I get to go there. 
The best part about the trip, aside from how wonderful and beautiful it will be, is that it counts as the directed study or internship requirement. This means instead of having to do 2 internships for my double major, i will only have to do one. Graduation is looking tangible sooner than i thought.

Here are the days activities:
-small group bible study
-bus ride with the nicest most amazing bus driver (in Long Beach) ever
-class (parent education)
-gym (4-6:45)-erin met up with me and then julie and eddie showed up about an hour later.
(we didn't actually work out for 2hrs 45 minutes. It was probably more like 1 hr 45 minutes)
-Dinner at souplantation w/ erin, julie, joel, eddie
-Sleep over at erin's, that way neither of us are home alone

Thursday, February 3, 2011

(19) It's been quite the day

woke up got ready, you know the routine.

Quite the surprise:
I was on the bus and about half way to school. The bus picked someone up at the bus stop by target. Something just didn't seem right. The doors had opened and the man wasn't coming inside. The driver had to signal him to enter. He put his coins in the machine and began walking toward the back of the bus, and i recognized the orange bag he was carrying. I knew instantly why i was feeling uneasy. He was the same man who was in Denny's about two months ago, the who was talking to himself and then became angry and began threatening people and becoming verbally violent. He was the person who i thought could possibly destroy everyones' life in Denny's. Yeah, it was a terrifying night and a very uncomfortable bus ride. I had my headphones in my ears and i could hear him mumbling to himself. I spent the rest of the ride to school (the longest 5 minutes of my life) praying to stay calm, to not panic, to trust that God would protect me, that this man would not become violent or verbally abusive, and that everyone on the bus would be safe. I was so relieved when the bus pulled onto campus and i could get out of that fear.

The rest of the day was normal.
I read before class. Got out of class early. Went to the gym and worked out for 80 minutes. Ate lunch. Bought an online access code at the bookstore. Met with the professor leading the New Zealand study abroad trip. Went to class. Rode the bus home (the earlier bus ride never crossed my mind). Took a shower. Got dressed. Watched a little tv. Spent time with my mom, aunt, and cousin. Went to the New Zealand orientation meeting. Went to church, had a brief meeting about the v-day dinner. Had car chat with erin. Watched Grey's Anatomy. Uploaded pictures of "the fab 4" photoshoot thing from january.
I Love My Friends

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

(18) Catch Up

6am the alarm went off and my fingers chose the snooze button. I allowed myself 10 extra minutes of sleep and then I got up and showered.

It was just another school day
-read before class started
-went to class
-went to get a TB test and found out they only do them on mondays and tuesdays. Lame.
-ate lunch (at 10:45-my eating schedule is all thrown off)
-continued reading
-went to class
-rode the bus home

Playing catch up:
I watch way too many tv shows. So many that i dvr them and have to catch some online. Today i was catching up with some of monday and tuesdays shows.
Including: Parenthood, Gossip Girl, Teen Mom 2
I still need to watch one tree hill online
This tv time also gave me a chance to catch up on my sleep. I took a nap during parenthood, which means i have to re-watch part of it.

I have turned into an after school bum:

I have been lazing (is that a word? lazy and laying?) around since 2:30. I think its time to do some studying. Although that might lead to more napping. I guess i should risk it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

(17) Hello exhaustion

5:30 am
It was another tuesday morning rude awakening. I can't wait for this 8am class to be over.
6:20 am
Breakfast: Banana and oatmeal
Bus ride to school
Finished a homework assignment on the bus.

I had two classes between 8 and 10:45

After that section of classes I hit the gym.
stepper/ elliptical-10 min.
bicycle-20 min.
elliptical-10 min.
Ball/ Pilates-8 min
treadmill- 5 minutes
I finished my work out and heated up my food and ate outside where there was a nice cool breeze.

I had a good hour and a half until class started.
I attempted to read my textbook, but couldn't get myself to do it. I was exhausted and chose to take a nap instead. It wasn't much of a nap, it was more of a lay my head down and close my eyes. But that was soothing none the less. A little while later i went to the lounge and bought some snacks (snickers and peanut m&m's) from the vending machine-yah probably not the best decision...Oh well.
Class started at 2 and let out a little after 3. Mom was able to pick me up from school and we headed home.
I got home and started cooking. I made dinner so that when i went on break at work i wouldn't have to buy something there.
I made angel hair pasta with a yellow cherry tomato, fresh basil, pine nut, and garlic caesar dressing sauce.

I changed my clothes, redid my makeup, and my hair. I only had 30 minutes left before i went to work. I was so tired and didn't want to go to work. But of course i had to go, and i went.

Guess what....... I didn't have to close tonight. This meant that i didn't have a chance to eat my dinner-no break-no time for food. But this also meant that i didn't have to be at work late. Instead i was home a little after 9 (almost 2 hours earlier than when i close). It was such a relief.
Now i can get some reading done for my classes tomorrow. Or maybe i will just use this extra time to go to bed early and leave the reading for my free time before and between classes tomorrow.