Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 800

Happy to see the rain today; we needed it!  Getting ready for three VERY busy weeks and weekends ahead.  Ready, set, go!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 799

You know that feeling when you step outside and feel the sun warming your back?  I want to bottle a 24 pack of that magic for winter!  It's the BEST!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 798

Thank God for girlfriends (and boy friends, too, you're almost as important ;) ha!).  I love chatting with you all during the worst of times and the best of times.  Seriously, seriously, things aren't bad; it was just a bad day.  Remember a year ago?  Yeah, I want to forget it, too.  That was bad.  This is small potatoes!

Hey, you know how today feels like a Monday?  Well, good news, it's Tuesday!  Really, at this point, it's practically Wednesday.  Congratulations on getting half way through the week!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 797

I had a fun day at the pool, lunch at Scotty's Downtown, followed by a conversation I really didn't want to have.  This seems to be the impossible situation: me + guy who likes me + guy who I like + guy who is emotionally available + guy who lives here + guy who is interested in the whole getting married and having babies thing = bliss and love and lots of other good things.

Maybe it's the whole drinks by the pool before noon resulting in illness talking, but I feel really low right now.  Yes, yes, I know, things will look up; God has a plan; {insert positive saying here} ... I know all of these things and repeat them constantly.  I feel like I'm on the struggle bus, and I'd really like to join everyone else on the happy with my life bus.  Argh.  Praying for a great day at work tomorrow to turn things around!


Thank you to all of my friends who have and are currently serving our country by putting their lives on the line to defend and serve.  God bless each and every one of you for what you've done, what you're doing, and what you will do.  May God bring each of you home safely.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 796

It's a hot, hot day in Indy ... and I totally love it.  I'd take this over snow and dreary skies any day!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 795

I think we could all use a little old school music today.  Enjoy!

...okay, and two new ones, too.  I couldn't resist!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 794


Ingrid wants to sing a song to you:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 793

I went to a fancy luncheon for CARA Charities today, and at the end enjoyed a lovely dessert and two glasses of (often refilled for others) wine - Champagne and white wine.  Not a bad way to spend an afternoon, eh?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 792

Apparently, I can't escape the Indy 500.  I've been sucked into going to a charity fashion show + luncheon Downtown tomorrow.  I get to wear dressy dress clothes (yay - I have a new pencil skirt) and the suggested colors are .... you guessed it ... black and white.  I'm going in with low expectations, due to the people I'm sitting with.  Keeping my fingers crossed that it'll be much more fun than I'm anticipating.  In other news, patience is uber difficult and I had to say farewell (for now) to Rachel, David, and sweet, adorable Baby Eliana.  Stephanie, Chris, Camden, and I had dinner with them tonight at La Margarita in Fountain Square.  The food and ambiance were good, the service was kinda pathetic.  Oh well, we weren't in a hurry.  Hope your Thursday is terrific!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 781

Ever have a lunch that just totally hits the spot?  Me.  Today.  Yum.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 780

It's Muuuuuusic Mondaaaaaaaay!  What, you didn't know that today's Music Monday?  Well, I'm so sorry that you didn't get the memo.  In honor of this weekly occurrence, I'd like to share some potentially new music to your ears.

  1. If you like Ray LaMontagne, you should listen to this: (Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs' "God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise")
  2. If you like to dance, try this: (Madonna's "MDNA")
  3. If you like to chill out, I'd recommend this: (The Fray's "Scars & Stories")
  4. If you like to party rock, definitely listen to this: (LMFAO's "Sorry For Party Rocking")
  5. If you like to wear cowboy boots and speak with a little Southern twang, try this out: (Dierks Bentley's "Home")
  6. If you want to rock out, but just a little bit, go for this: (Carolina Liar's "Coming to Terms")
  7. If you really like #6, go for double and try this out: (Carolina Liar's "Wild Blessed Freedom")
The links go to a song I like on the aforementioned album, and the name listed is the album title. :) 

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 779

I finally had to give up and turn on my A/C.  It's just too humid to sleep.  :/

Attempting to pump myself up for work tomorrow (and all of this week) with the reminder that next week is a short one.  Yay for Memorial Day!

What's your favorite summer activity?  I'll give a prize to the first three people that respond.  (That'll test out the theory that I even have three readers!)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 778

I'm happy.  (Do you know how good it feels for me to say that?!  Ridiculously good.)  Things I never saw coming (that's how it always happens), gorgeous weather, and just different weekend activities (always good to mix things up).  For instance, this morning, Stephanie and I did Jackie+Mike's engagement pictures, then I spent the afternoon eating frozen yogurt, sipping a frozen concoction by a Downtown pool with a view, and went to Trader Joe's.  I'm getting out of my normal habits and it feels so good. :)

Happy Birthday to my MOMMA!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 777 <-- YEAH!

I'm not at work today, yay yay!  Excited to have a full three day weekend to get chores done, errands run, and see lots of fun people.  :)  TGIF!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 776

Today, at the (nameless) Senior Expo:
Me: "Hi, are you interested in any day trips or motor coach tours?"
Crazy Old Person: "No, I'M A MEMBER."
Me: (to myself) ...that's not an answer to my question at all, since one has nothing to do with the other.

Version #2:

Me: "Hi, are you interested in any day trips or motor coach tours?"
Crazy Old Person: "No, not really." (as they fill out a slip to win money towards a day trip or motor coach tour.)
Me: (frustrated and annoyed)

They just don't listen.  Kids Seniors these days!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 775

Weirdest day in a long time.  For reals.  Moving on!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 774

I enjoyed a lovely long lunch/business meeting with one of our vendors at Rick's Cafe Boatyard today - OUTSIDE on the patio.  Oh, and we got a lot accomplished, too! :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 773

"Seinfield" still makes me laugh.  :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 772

Making Chicken Parmesan (Mama Bohney's recipe) and Coca Cola Cake (as requested by my mom) for Mother's Day.  Give your mom a hug (or at least a good, long phone call)!

P.S. The winery tour went really well! :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 771

Leading an Indiana Winery Tour today, woo hoo!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 770

I just returned from photographing a 13 year old girl's birthday party.  I've known her forever, so I agreed to do it (and it was fun overall).  I'll tell you what, though, I do NOT miss being 13.  There's so much awkwardness between cliques, between sexes, and between generations.  Been there, done that!  They L-O-V-E-D the photo booth, though, so I'm glad I took that.  Otherwise, all of the photos would have been really ... uncomfortable.  Found out that the lady that made the sparkly, hot pink, delicious cake doesn't even own a bakery.  I'm getting her number to share with you (should you need it in the future).

P.S. I need more of these in my life.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 769

Kicked butt by pulling (2) 5 gallon buckets of weeds out of the flower bed that spans the front of the house (read: TEN GALLONS of weeds are gone!).  I'm proud of myself, haha.  Excited for Friday!  Yes, I immediately thought of this.  Did you, too?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 768

Happy Birthday, Alex!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 767

In preparation for tonight's coffee date with new guy #2, I wish that dates were more like dinner with an old friend.  I don't get nervous, we already have loads to talk about, and I have more fun.  I'll keep all that in mind when I enter into a parallel universe where pigs fly and other crazy things happen.  Hope you have a good day/night!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 766

I had a few moments of bliss today during my yoga session.  My highly attractive fitness instructor and fellow exercise mates were all relaxed, a Jason Mraz song came on, and it was just so peaceful.  :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 765

Enjoyed a day AND night full of friends, smiles, good food, and great conversations.  Days like these make me appreciate life so much.  :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 764

Not to worry, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I swapped out my usual martini for a strawberry daiquiri.  Kenny and I had a good time at dinner tonight.  I was checking out our waiter, and he was checking out a waitress.  I predict On the Border will be our new hangout spot. :oP

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 763

Off work at 2:30 PM?  Yes, please and thank you!  Got a lot of things accomplished and am now ready to continue the trend throughout the weekend. :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 762

Since we're (finally) enjoying some warm spring weather. I opened my windows to let the breeze in!  I'm just sitting here, and I realized how grateful I am to be in May 2012 versus May 2011.  I have a great job that is not only manageable, but allows me to be creative, have some fun, and not work like a mad woman.  I'm so happy to come home and have dinner at a normal hour, have a social life, and have time to do just this ... blog.  I'm just happy to be where I am, at least in the professional sense. :)

P.S. In the past, I had "Tulip Watch" and probably some other equally silly "watches."  Well, prepare yourself, because soon we'll be on "Chick Watch" and "Plant Watch."  My aunt's baby chicks are growing up quickly, so I took a few glamor shots of them this evening.  I just planted a ton of seeds today, so we'll see how quickly they grow.  I'm sure you're just on the edge of your seat in anticipation!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 761

I had a really great afternoon in Bloomington with my co-friend, Deb (co-worker + friend = co-friend).  After the senior expo, we were treated to lunch at Scholars Inn Bakehouse by our boss.  Then, we went shopping (but didn't buy anything :/)!  If that wasn't enough, I arrived home early and then went out to dinner with three lovely ladies for Cierra's birthday dinner.  I'm going to (hopefully) sleep really well tonight.

As if it wasn't already obvious, I'm loving this weather!  I might get my weeds pulled and mail order plants in the ground this week/weekend after all! :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 760

Seriously, do your sweet tooth a favor and make these brownies.

This article is important.  Read it, mmk?

Happy Birthday, Cierra!

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