Pro-active/ductive or something.

I just made a year long to-do list for myself, which has been broken down into several different tasks to complete during certain periods of time. I’ve written down on a white board above my desk, as well as synced it with an app on my laptop [which in turn sends me frequent e-mails to remind me of them].

All of these things are tied to calendars with appropriate and realistic timelines, due dates, and deadlines. So there is absolutely no chance [unless, knock on wood, the house catches fire and all streams of technology cease to work] I can not get around to doing something when I have clearly forced myself to make the time for it.

For the record, I only spent about 30-45 minutes working on this, which is actually pretty impressive considering the amount of things I have to get done and all that follows into breaking said tasks down.

Feeling pretty good!

Christmas time! Also, I think I will be sweeping up glitter for the rest of my life.

No fireworks, no burgers, no hot dogs, no booze, no lake, no pool, little sun, some rain.

Sudafed, Claritin, hay fever/allergies/cold.

Cute puppy, cute boy, movie date, good people, good food, best deserts, books on tape, History channel.

It wasn’t tradition, but it was still nice and fun.

Happy Birthday to Rza B-R-O-W-N as in the color! Dirty Laundry misses you!

Happy Birthday to Rza B-R-O-W-N as in the color! Dirty Laundry misses you!

GPOYW - Last Wednesday I made Dave homemade blueberry muffins! Well, I bought muffin mix in a box but added fresh blueberries that I picked off my parent’s blueberry bush. Still counts.

I’m currently dealing with bad allergies taking over my body [so is Dave]. Chicken soup, sudafed and claritin cocktail, and a lot of kleenex. Looks like a damn crime scene in our basement.

GPOYW - Last Wednesday I made Dave homemade blueberry muffins! Well, I bought muffin mix in a box but added fresh blueberries that I picked off my parent’s blueberry bush. Still counts.

I’m currently dealing with bad allergies taking over my body [so is Dave]. Chicken soup, sudafed and claritin cocktail, and a lot of kleenex. Looks like a damn crime scene in our basement.

I have successfully done laundry, the dishes, taken out the trash, cleaned the basement, cleaned out the basement closet, watched enough episodes of Hoarders to get anxiety, and completed all of the editing/uploading/exporting I’ve been trying to do for the last week.

So what now? Dinner?

Just dropped Dave off the airport so he can go hang out with The Aishmans in NY. Pretty jealous, but at least I have some Netflix, a cute dog and a precious old bag of a cat to keep me company.

GPOYW - super stoked about lyfe!!! edition

Day 3 of the new job, which is awesome. Hooray for manual labor! And splinters! And blisters! Today I also got ripped off by a certain camera store and my bank’s ATM wouldn’t accepted my card to deposit some checks. 

The important thing to know is that I no longer have to wake up at 4:30AM, and it does not take me an hour to get to work anymore.

Life is awesome!!

Oh yea - and super congrats high fives to all the cool kids I know who finished up with school this week! Now come hang out with me already!

Exclamatory!

GPOYW - super stoked about lyfe!!! edition

Day 3 of the new job, which is awesome. Hooray for manual labor! And splinters! And blisters! Today I also got ripped off by a certain camera store and my bank’s ATM wouldn’t accepted my card to deposit some checks.

The important thing to know is that I no longer have to wake up at 4:30AM, and it does not take me an hour to get to work anymore.

Life is awesome!!

Oh yea - and super congrats high fives to all the cool kids I know who finished up with school this week! Now come hang out with me already!

Exclamatory!

Tonight I am cooking chicken and peaches. Clearly I’ve been in the south for too long.

My stomach is currently filled with grapes. Yesterday I was uber domestic and re-did all my flower beds, including adding some new ones, all while making dinner, doing laundry, watering the yard, cleaning my bathroom and getting bitten by ever mosquito in the Atlanta area.

Just thought I would let someone know.

So here’s a before and after of our basement. The before shots were from when we had first moved in, and I took the after ones about a month ago [probably the cleanest that room has been and forever will be]. I painted everything [obviously], got some new knobs for the closet doors, put some mirrors on the wall just below the ugly pot lights to make them reflect a little more light [hence as to why they are so high up on the walls]. I also made a pretty awesome key rack out of fabric, foam board, clothespins and hot glue. Because I am a crafty genius [but not really].

See more HERE.

*Note: The lovely pea green colored furniture is not mine, were not my choices to have, nor am I allowed to cover them. They will remain that way, in their hideous yet comfortable state. The basement is supposed to be the “man cave” anyway, and I couldn’t dress it up any more without it losing it’s manly-ness. Or something.*

Not as pretty as the picture and much more square but SO GOOD. Dave told me they’re up there with my meatballs. Well, not to brag, but I do make some of the best meatballs you’ll ever have in your life. Facts.

Not as pretty as the picture and much more square but SO GOOD. Dave told me they’re up there with my meatballs. Well, not to brag, but I do make some of the best meatballs you’ll ever have in your life. Facts.