Friday, May 9, 2014

Five on Friday: The beginning of May!

Remember when I blogged 2 weeks ago and said see you on Monday?!?!?! 

And then I never showed up on Monday?!?!?!

Well, sorry about that. It appears this blog has taken a back burner to life and I just can't seem to get it together. Lots has been going on the past 2 weeks and I can't believe the first full week of May is over with! I was reading other blogs and remembered I had a blog of my own :) I'm actually typing this while waiting in the hospital for someone near and dear to me to finish up with her 5 different appointments today. I won't go into detail for privacy reasons but if you read this, just say a little prayer for this person please!

So what's been going on lately-

1. Working in Crockett, Texas has kind of grown on me. I wouldn't say I like the country but it definitely is relaxing and has forced me to slow down my life. A LOT. Here are some pictures of my adventure-

(The Anderson County courthouse. Had to stop there on Wednesday to search for some stuff)

2. My dog has been going through major Momma withdrawals. I feel bad but I have to work. And he's staying with my parents during the week so it's not like he's totally alone. Here is Exhibit A from this morning. That is my spot he is sleeping in- head on my pillow and all. 

3. I need to get better about working out and eating. Living in a hotel makes it hard to make good choices and there are only so many grilled chicken sandwiches a person can eat. I think I've gained about 5 lbs. in the month I've been there and that is no bueno (although I can't be sure of that because I need a new battery in my scale). Any healthy eating tips from the blog world?

4. I sprained my ankle pretty badly last Saturday. I iced it and then Sunday got to ride in the motorized shopping cart at Aldi and Costco. It's much better now which I'm really glad about because I have a really busy weekend planned with friends and family. We are even going to a yummy brunch on Sunday with my mom and brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. Super excited about it!

5. Last weekend was the Kentucky Derby. I went to a fundraising event for my friend that running for Woman of the Year and raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was at the Brooklyn Athletic Club and they did a fantastic job! Her brother painted this mural on the fence at BAC. Isn't it fantastic!!!! Click HERE for information about the fundraiser!

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Five on Friday!

HELLO BLOG WORLD!!!! It's been a few weeks since I've visited you and A LOT has been going on in my neck of the woods. So I'll give you a little recap in today's Friday Five!

  1. I made some changes to the blog. I'm no professional but I'm liking it a little more. Still not 100% happy with the layout and colors but it's a work in progress. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
  2. I had my last day of work at the hospital 2 weeks ago today! It's really strange not to be working in the Houston Med Center any more. 
  3. I started a brand new job working as a Petroleum landman the following Monday. I "live" in small Texas towns during the week doing title research and then spend my weekends in Houston. Hotel life isn't as glamorous as it may sound but I'm making the best of it. 
  4. Both my nephew and one of my parent's dogs had surgery last week. Thankfully both of them are fine now and have made full recoveries. New job and two surgeries made for a big week!
  5. I'm toying with the idea of online dating again. I've been on a dating hiatus for the past few months but I think I may be ready to jump back into it. Any of you have any experience with online dating sites? Have any advice for me?
And if this is your first time visiting my blog- WELCOME! I'm glad you stopped by! Be sure to follow me on instagram, twitter, and bloglovin. And I love comments and reading new blogs so don't be shy :)

Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

How could March already be over?!?!?!

Is March really over? It's hard to believe that we are a quarter of the way through 2014. I know it's really cliche but WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?!?!? This past week was just as busy as every other week except there were some BIG things going on!

Monday night was Scholarship dinner at the Delta Zeta House. One of the Alumna baked and decorated this gorgeous cake for the event. It tasted just as good as it looked! If you're needing a cake made, I highly recommend her! You can visit her website HERE.

On Tuesday night, I got the call that I had been waiting for! My nephew was on his way finally! He was born at 9:43am on Wednesday morning. My sister-in-law and the baby are doing super. I got to go visit the little man on Wednesday afternoon and I couldn't take my eyes off him. He is perfect and so tiny. I'm pretty sure he is going to be one spoiled little baby! 

Houston also had several large fires this past week. One of them was a 5 alarm fire at an apartment complex that was under construction pretty close to where I live. This is a picture one of my friends sent me. It's a pretty scary site but I am so thankful that nobody was injured.
This is what's left of the complex :(

Friday was a super emotional day for me. I gave my 2 weeks notice at work and I was a mess. My coworkers cried and then I cried and then we all cried together. I'm excited about my new opportunity but also sad to leave such a great work place! More on this in another post!

I'm going to be traveling during the week for my new job so I decided that I need to do some things I've been wanting to do in Houston since my time will be limited. So a group of my friends and I went to play TopGolf. If you don't know what that is, it is basically a really cool driving range. After a FOUR HOUR wait, we finally got to play. It was a lot of fun and I had forgotten how much I like golfing. I would definitely go back but probably not on a Saturday night. The wait was really too long.  

Sunday morning was spent with the new man in my life. He's now 5 days old and has changed so much. I, of course, had to be the mean Aunt and trim his nails and rip a band-aid off of his foot. His mom and dad were both chicken. He wasn't too happy with me but I know he still loves his Aunt Catherine :)

And here's a look at my Monday morning commute. Clark sits with his head resting on my shoulder every morning on his way to Grandma and Grandpa's house. He looks so pathetic!

And then like that, March is over and we are moving on into April. Summer is just around the corner and I am loving the weather!