Monday, March 23, 2015

Another Baby Shower Blanket For the Books

I haven't had a crochet post in forever + day. This is the first project I've finished since I moved (in December) and I'm quite pleased with it.  

Grrrreeen baby blanket for my pal Ashby:

Too bad you can't reach into your screen and feel this blankie - it's SOOOOOO soft! 

This ended up going over really well and mom and dad to be loved it!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm

“The Chicago winter is harsh. But every now and then God blesses us with a thirty-or forty-degree day to remind us that misery comes and goes.” 


How true is that?

Keep reading or no?

Have you/will you read this book?


Monday, March 16, 2015


I've been really slacking on the blogging front - reading, writing, even thinking about my blog (or anyone else's).  There are just not enough hours in the day! I sometimes wish I worked a desk job where I could sneak in times to read an write posts - buuut I don't. And after driving around 8 hours of each day, by the time I get home I'm too tired to post.

Since it's been about a month since my last post ... here's what I've been up to:

:::Planning Ashby's baby shower. It's coming up this weekend and I THINK I have everything ready. I still need to pick up balloons and decorations and I HOPE what I ordered on Etsy arrives on time (or I'm screwed)

:::Took Stitch to a new vet closer to my house. The Doctor had SO much energy - almost hard to follow but I liked her and she loved Stitch. She was impressed with how good he looks for being 14 years old and for being a diabetic the past 3 years. I'm apparently a "good" pet owner.

:::Still working on my hexagon blanket. I'll be happy when it's finished! It's taking such a long time - but I guess perfection doesn't happen over night :)

:::Speaking of crochet - I think this year I'm going to make a couple blankets and donate to Project Linus in Baltimore, MD. I wish there was a chapter in my county - I'd prefer to donate there but at least I plan on donating something to somebody.

:::A couple weeks ago I went to VA beach for my annual regional meeting and to my surprise (and delight) I won an individual award for selling the most mobile ads. As a team - team DC won about 7 awards for having a great year in 2014.

:::I've started running again. I'm terribly slow and highly embarrassed. I'm no where the runner I use to be. Guess I have A LOT of work ahead of me if I want to get close to where I was. 

Lots of other gems going on - hopefully I'll be better posting over the next few weeks - but we shall see.

What's going on with you?


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is There Such Thing As TOO BIG?

Is there such a thing as too big ... when it comes too infinity scarves? I finished this bad boy a couple weeks ago and it's HUGE! 

That's wrapped twice ... But I can get it around THREE times!

It's so cold these days around in these parts - so I want to cover every inch of my body as possible!

I do love it! Tempted to make myself a second one!

What do you think? Too Big? Too small? Or Just right?


Linking up with: Hookin on Hump Day

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday ::: The Girl on the Train

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

"Let's be honest: women are still only really valued for two things—their looks and their role as mothers.” 

What do you think?
 Maybe both?


Friday, February 13, 2015

Five on Friday

TGIF! Right?
As I figured would happen - I'm feeling a bit sick today. Sore throat and a throbbing in my temples. Hopefully this passes quick! I'm too tired to be sick!

My current read is annoying me.
I'm audiobooking The Girl on the Train and some parts are good and some parts just drive me bananas. I think it's because it's quite reminiscent of Gone Girl which was good(ish) but not one of my favorite reads.

Chipotle out the waa-zoo.
Earlier this week Troy brought home a shit ton of chipotle. I should've taken a picture for you folks! There were burritos and tacos galore! I've managed to stuff my face with quite a bit of it but had plenty to share with co-workers and with my mom. Some girls get nice fancy presents from their lovers - this girl gets chipotle. LOL

Baby shower planning.
I am throwing a baby shower for my pal Ashby...I have never thrown a shower all on my own before. I'm quite worried about how it's going to turn out. I considered having it at my house - but I think my condo is way to small for the amount of people that will be invited (and do I really feel like cleaning before and after the party - probably not). I've decided on a private room at Brio for a brunch. I got the room booked and the date pinned down now I have to do all the rest of the planning. Hopefully this turns out decent/fun. I don't want anyone talking about how tacky it was in the end.

I've pretty much finished up my taxes - except for officially filing them. I'm not too happy with the end result - my own fault though. I took money out of my IRA during the time I was preparing to buy my first place and during the process of buying my first place. If you've ever taken money out of your IRA you know they tax the hell out of it + some more. So I'm suffering from that. I was hoping to get a refund back to stack my savings and pay for the baby shower - but that won't be happening.

I'm addicted. Vampire Diaries. I know. You're asking yourself "is it 2010?!" but no. I wanted to catch up on the show but I couldn't remember where I left off, so naturally I started from season 1 and have been watching at least two episodes every day since last weekend. It's so good. I love this whole teenage vampire love stuff. 

That's it for today! What's on your Friday Five list? 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Loved, Liked and Learned #5

TGIF. I can't believe that it's FRI-YAY. This week dragged like a mo-fo but it also seemed to fly right by me.

LOVED this week:

::: That I got to treat my mom to a super delicious birthday dinner at Founding Farmers. Have you ever been to that place? I've never had anything there that wasn't good.

::: Ashby sent my mom flowers for her bday and signed the card "From your favorite daughter." and my mom thought I sent them. LOL. I almost took credit for it.

LIKED this week:

::: Troy and are on a movie kick lately. We watched John Wick and I actually really enjoyed it. I started looking up the "Sad Keanu" memes after watching the movie and I couldn't stop laughing. Go ahead - take 5 minutes and google Sad Keanu.

::: Sent my stepmom some flowers for her birthday and I LIKE that they got there on time (barely - who delivers flowers at 8pm?!) but they are not that cute (at least it was cuter online - she loves sunflowers):

LEARNED this week:

::: That my information may be compromised do that to stupid Anthem hack. WTF. How annoying is it to have to worry about my social security number, birthday and address being out there for the taking - AND right around tax time? UGH

::: How much my manager makes on a non-commission/bonus pay period. The guy had his pay check face up on his desk when he called me in to look at something on his computer. When he noticed me noticing it he goes "WHY did you tell me that was there?!" uh - who keeps their paycheck out on their desk anyway?!

What did you LOVE this week?

What did you LIKE this week?

What did you LEARN this week?