Friday, January 30, 2009

It's Tax Time

Well, as you all know, it's tax time. I love this time of year. I think I'm one of a few that can't wait to file taxes so I have spending money! I just did my taxes and am currently doing a happy dance in my chair.

Here's the plan. Once my e-file refund has been put into my bank account you can expect that I will be buying my plane tickets to Cali!! I can't wait. I get to see my old Navy buddies and I'll be able to check out how it's changed. I plan on doing more with my refund but for now this is all that I'm sharing. More details to come!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Working out at home...

I'm a huge fan of working out at home...well, when I actually do workout. I've been more motivated lately and am pretty excited about that.

I don't know about you but I have the ball, the ab thingy, free weights etc. Who knew that all you need is a toddler and an infant??

Thanks to "Life at the White House" for posting this video! I highly suggest reading the blog...I love it :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

School starts tomorrow!!!

Yes, I am excited about school starting. It is my first day at a four year college. I could just die from excitement. At the same time, I could also pass out from being overwhelmed.

On Saturday, I bought my text books. I walked into the bookstore and about had a stroke. My school houses three schools: Metro State (where I go), Colorado University and Community College of Denver. Each school has their own section of the book store. I walked in and just had a huge overwhelming sense of "Oh crap". I almost cried. I'm used to a very small community college book store and now I'm standing in a 2 story, ginormous bookstore! I made it through the entire process without shedding a single tear.

However, I'm very nervous. I'm ready for this. This is what I've been striving for the last two years. I can do this, but I'm still very nervous.

I ask ya'll pray for me. This is huge for me. Yes, most of my classes are online, but Fridays I'm on campus all day...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The best day ever!!!

So, as many of you know (or don't know, can't remember who I've told), I work as a personal assistant to Patty Burling. She is the owner of Simply Elegant events and Mountain Avenue Bridal. I have hit my six week mark working with her and I must say, I love my job...and I'm great at it!

Let's start with Saturday. Saturday I sold a dress. An expensive one. It was our giveaway weekend (we were giving away a Vegas trip, limo service for their wedding and a hair/makeup for the bride) and we were booked solid. I worked five hours and sold one dress. Not bad for someone that doesn't really work the boutique!

So typically my duties are do to personal and professional duties for the owner. They generally include anything from cleaning her house to arranging a flight...anything...think Devil Wears Prada. That's the kind of duties I have.

Well, I own my own company and it's just not going anywhere. So, I told Patty that I'd work for her for longer than my initial thought was. That's when she started throwing good news to me!

First piece: I have two titles now: Personal Assistant and Wedding Planner!! Woo hoo!! I could shit a brick...literally. The other girl, Megan, is great at what she does and as a team we are going to rock!

Second piece: I am the "go to" girl for our new branch that just opened in Glenrock, WY. I will be in charge of appointments/scheduling and also questions. I can't wait!

Thirdly: I'm going to do a majority of the writing for our NEW magazine...She Said Yes! I can't wait. When I really try (aka putting effort in) I can write like nobodies business. I can't wait.

Overall, today was a good day. I love my job. My job makes me happy. My life is getting happier and happier.

Hope y'all had a great day! God bless!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Yep, it's Monday. I've been neglecting my blog lately, so I thought Monday would be a nice fresh start. Thanks MckMama for this wonderful therapy! So let's get this started!

I did not ignore my blog since New Years Eve. I did not forget about it.

I did not break my word on doing the "picture a day" for 365 days. I didn't "forget" about it, I just didn't do it.

I did not give myself a coronary after seeing how far in debt one of my friends is. I did not worry about if she could make payroll. And I most certainly did not consider putting my resume out to other places!

I did not take CJ's words of "Mommy, you stink" that he yelled in my face, to heart. Nope, not me! I didn't start balling after he had been punished to his room!

I did not get started on my laudry, continue through with it, then forget the last load was in the washer for three days. I then restarted it. I then did not forget it was there again and forget it for another couple of days. Finally, after the third wash it was remembered :)

I did not get lazy and not take down my Christmas tree. I also did not consider just adding red and pink hearts to it and call it a "Valentines Day Tree". Nope! I would never do such a thing like that!

And finally, I did not call and harass the HR department of my old job to find out when W2's will be sent out. I really don't need the tax return this year!

What haven't you done??