Thursday, November 20, 2014


Well apparently, I'm not very good at blogging as of late. 
And I'm sure I sound like a broken record when I say this.
I mean, I've only blogged twice (here and here) in the last 3 months. 
I haven't even told you about my new job!

Things have got to change around here. Right? Yeah.

For right now, until I can get on a good schedule, my goal is to blog at least once a week. 
Even if it's just a funny meme or quote or something.
I don't want to go months without blogging again, if I can help it.

For today, here's a throwback Thursday to 6 and a half years ago.
We were babes!
Yesterday marked 6 and a half years since Zach asked me to be his girlfriend.
It's been a wonderful 6 and a half years together and I'm so glad I get to call him mine!

Happy Thursday!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Little Update.

So I may or may not have just realized I haven't posted in 2 months. 

And I've been married for almost 4 months and haven't said much about it either. 

I'm batting a 1000 with this little blog here. 

My hope is to start posting again within the week and telling you all about my new job, the wedding, and life in general. 

Until then, enjoy this selfie of me rooting on the Bengals at work in my orange and black. (Even if they don't play until 8:30 tonight.)

Monday, August 4, 2014

An Evening Post

A week from today I start my new job and I cannot wait! 
I can't wait to be able to tell you that I had a great weekend, instead of telling you I worked all weekend.
I can't wait to have the same days off as my husband, and be able to sleep in with him.
I can't wait to have a set schedule and plan things.
I can't wait to have a consistent paycheck (I'll be salary).
I can't wait to meal plan.
I can't wait to set aside a weekly time slot to plan my grocery trips.
I can't wait to know several weeks in advance if I'll be able to say yes or no to something.
I can't wait to be able to set up a blogging schedule.
I can't wait for a lot of things.
I just can't wait!

This Sunday is family dinner and I'm so glad I'll be able to enjoy it without stressing about work.
The last few weeks at work have been awful and I don't see this week getting any better, so once Saturday night comes, I'll breathe a huge sigh of relief and enjoy my Sunday.

And once Monday morning comes I just need to...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Wisdom

While I sit here waiting for shipment to arrive at work, I've been scrolling through Facebook and other social media. Browsing through my news feed, I came across a friend of one of my close friends and decided to stalk see what she's been up to. I click on her name and she has her profile private so that I can only see her change her profile picture and cover photo. Most of her profile pictures are selfies and most of her cover photos are quotes. Being a lover of a good quote I decided to see what she had in her cover photo album. I loved some, and didn't love some. And the ones I love I just have to share. So here's a little Tuesday Wisdom for you. (I realize I could wait until tomorrow and do Wednesday Wisdom, but where's the fun in that? #amiright?)

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ranting and Announcing

I will never understand some people. 
As you may or may not know, I work in retail and it can be stressful. Recently, my job has been even more stressful than normal. Our store manager left for a better opportunity, and a couple more people have claimed that they "don't need this job" or "don't need to work". 

Well that must be nice. 

It must be nice to know that if you want to quit without another job lined up, you can.
It must be nice to make money you don't need to pay bills. 
It must be nice to know your spouse can support your family on their own. 
It must be nice to constantly complain about it. 

I like all my coworkers. Really, I do. I get along with them, we work well as a team, but when a select few start complaining about things they CAN change, I get frustrated. 
Why are you going to stay at a job you constantly complain about, but don't need? 
I will never understand it. 
Luckily for me, I won't have to listen to it much longer. 

Remember when I said that great things were keeping me busy and I couldn't wait to tell you  what it is? 
Well, two weeks ago I went an did an assessment and aptitude test for a local company here in Dayton. After I was finished testing, I met with a recruiting coordinator and discussed the jobs I applied for as well as another one I didn't apply for. The RC said with my background in customer service and retail that this job would be a good fit for me. So we talked about different aspects of both jobs and I ultimately told him let's go for the good fit. He went and talked to the management of that department, and I had an interview with 2 managers. After my interview they let me sit in on someone in that department. When I left, I had spent almost 4 hours there. Before I left, though, they wanted to set up a meeting with the VP of the department, and it was scheduled for the following Thursday (a week ago).
I went in Thursday and talked with the VP and he said that he just likes to meet potential candidates and get a feel for their personality. 
I must have a great personality because he said he was going to send in one of the girls to administer a drug test and get my consent for a background check, and once the results come back I will receive a call.
I wasn't expecting to hear anything until yesterday, because they said the results take 1-2 weeks, but Tuesday I got the call. 
I got offered the job, at the max starting pay. 
I, of course, accepted pretty much right away, but told them I couldn't start until August 11. Our schedule at work has been finalized through the 9th, and it is a little over two weeks notice. 
I called Zach right away and told him and said that I wasn't making dinner because we were going out to celebrate.

I am so excited to start this job! I'll be out of retail, have a set schedule, and have weekends off with Zach except the occasional Saturday. Which I'm totally okay with.