Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins 2011-8

1. Ooooh, I heart shiney stuff!

2. I'm so annoyed, I can't stand it!

3. How the heck did I end up with so many miles on my poor car?

4. La Jolla Beach is one of my favorite places to visit.

5. I'm not a tired, I'm not!

6. It smells good so it has to be good.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include shopping, a birthday party, and school work and Sunday, I want to go to the bridal show in Del Mar but am thinking I shouldn't since I'm not officially engaged. :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

7 books in 18 days read right. And I've, apparently, been reading non-stop!

I've done a lot of traveling this month...I'm heading home from my 3rd week away. So I've had a lot of "free" time: airplanes, airports, hotel rooms, and one VERY slow conference.

My only defense is the first book was started in January. But that's not a big defense as the book I finished today (the second book I finished today) I also started today. Yup...lots of free time here, folks. And for those that are interested, check here for the list.

Free time next week will be spent more productive: finish unpacking and organizing the kitchen, organize the office, unpack and shelf books and knick-knacks and such. There are other things that need to be done, but let's take baby steps here folks! :) to start another book. :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins 2011-7

1. New experiences and possibilities are scary but always fun.

2. Sometimes an unexpected turn on a daily walk can lead to the most amazing discovery of your life!

3. I'm looking forward to marrying the love of my life...whenever he decides to drop to a knee. :)

4. Such an amazing man I'd never have imagined.

5. Try to find a needle in a haystack!

6. I always try to keep a positive attitude is what's extraordinary about me.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, tomorrow my plans include as little as possible with the possibility of some time by the pool, and Sunday I want to go to church and then just relax all day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day!!

I have to be away from my dear Mr. S on this day of love. But...we celebrated yesterday with our monthly trip to Disneyland. And yesterday was a much more momentous occasion for us anyway...our 2 year anniversary!!! Mr. S is the love of my life and we have had a wonderful 2 years together so far....and I can't wait for more to come!! :)

I would like to say, though, that despite our wonderful day it wasn't fun getting up early and leaving him today for the week. I mean, we just moved into our new apartment three weeks ago and I've only been there about four days - total!!! I don't even feel like I live there! I'm very glad that I have no work adventures next week and spend it at home. If I can get just get through this week, I'll be fine. :)

As for other things in my life, I'm zipping through the 100 + book challenge (see January 1 post). I just finished my 8th book. I'll be starting number whatever (as I've got two audiobooks I'm in the middle of as well as the paperback I'll be starting). I'm enjoying this...and with all the travel I'm doing I've got plenty of time lately.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Fill Ins - 2011-06

1. Family is very important!

2. Life always brings ups and downs.

3. Trust your will never lead you in the wrong direction.

4. Always hope for the best.

5. Parents do know what they're talking about (from time to time).

6. Speak so that you never regret what was said.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a surprise visit to M&D, tomorrow my plans include flying home and laundry, and Sunday I want to spend the day with Mr. S in celebration of 2 years together!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mid-week Mania

Well...I was going to do this yesterday, but it just didn't happen. And now I've only got about 15 minutes before I have to head to work. But here I am...blogging. :)

One of the blogs I follow, A Bowl Full of Lemons, is doing a give away. This is where you'll find the link to the giveaway (click "giveaway"). I don't normally win things when I enter, but I'm a chocoholic and just couldn't resist. And even if I don't win, I've still got a link to some great chocolate recipes!! I can't wait to try them out at the next family function...or just as a special treat for Mr. S and myself. :)

There is so much more that I want to write about, but now isn't the time. I don't want to talk something up and it not meet expectations, so I'm going to keep quiet for now. But, stay tuned folks....somethings up!! :)

Hugs to all!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Monday...or something like that

I am not a morning person...ever! I am a night owl at heart. But last night...I was in bed before 9 pm!! That is most odd for me. And I fought it, too. But Mr. S told me not to fight it...he's so sweet that way. I really wanted to stay up with him for another hour or so (also knowing that if I went to sleep before 10 I'd have a headache in the morning). But I just couldn't fight my eyelids anymore! So I finished the last few pages of my book (The Princess by Lori Wick) and drifted off to dreamland.

Unfortunately, I was right about the headache. My body doesn't process excess sleep very well. I can be completely exhausted and go to bed early, like last night, and get a lot of sleep to reenergize my body...but I'll wake up with a headache, and not feeling very energized. Basically, if I get more than eight hours of sleep, I'm still miserable. Mr S was kind enough to bring me some Aleve, 3 of them, this morning before I was up. And now, with coffee coursing through my veins, I'm feel a little bit better. But there may be some more medicinal remedies in my future before the day gets fully underway.

In other news: Hooray for the Packers winning last night!!! I'm so tired of the was nice to see a different team win the Super Bowl for a change.

I made my decision for the iTunes gift card money I have left. I decided to re-read some of my books and hold onto that balance for a bit. I've got plenty to read, so it's not like I'm missing anything. However, on the flip side of that, it's a lot easier to have the book on the iPod when I travel (like I will be this week and next) than to have one more thing to pack in the backback or suitecase. So I may buy one before I leave Weds morning, or I may just suck it up and take a paperback with me. Oh decisions, decisions...why must you be so difficult to make!?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Can't Decide....

...what to do with my iTunes gift card.

Back before Christmas, or just after, Mr. S sold back a DSi and some accompanying games. He got A LOT of credit from Game Stop (where he sold them back). So after purchasing a game, he was at a loss of what else to do. So he went back and got each of us a $50 gift card to iTunes. This can be used for games, music, movies, podcasts, other apps, or books on the iBooks app.

And this is my dilemma. I've got about $14 left. I've already bought two books and some music with it. I can't decide if I want to buy another book (7-10 dollars) or about 14 songs. LOL!!

I am loving working on the 100+ book challenge (see this link for what I'm talking about and this for what I've done so far). I've missed reading so much. And I've got books of my own that I can read, since I can do re-reads (hooray!!). But I want another book! LOL! And, despite my list of over 100 books I want to read...I can't decide which one to get.

There aren't anymore games/apps I can think of that I want. There is definitely not $14 worth of music I'm interested in. So I'm thinking book it is.

Now to figure out which one to get. There's Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich, Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs, and the list goes on!! I'll figure it out today...I'll need a book to start for conferences and travel next week.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins 2011-05

1. We are on this earth because we do have a purpose...even if we don't know what it is. Besides, I hear you can't breathe to well in space w/out an oxygen tank.

2. Learn to experience all life has to offer.

3. One of the hardest things for me to learn when to say no.

4. I love being connected.

5. I remember a lot of things...most of which make me smile.

6. Mr. S is one of the best parts of my life.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include organizing the office and school work and Sunday, I want to go to church, do homework, and sleep all day!