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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Week in the Life: Wednesday

Note:  This week I will be running journaling I wrote down each day during the week of July 25th + pics of stuff I took on those days. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

listening: to the tv
eating: tacos
drinking: 2% milk
wearing: jammies
feeling: exhausted
weather: gorgeous summer evening
wanting: to catch up on everything
needing: sleep
thinking: about this weekend
enjoying: having Brian home (instead of working in Felton!)
wondering: if I can get everything done

Woke up this morning to Phil Collins, Another Day in Paradise.  Love that song.  Scar with her head just outside of the covers snoring.

Breakfast:  Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster shake
Lunch:  tuna sandwich on toasted whole wheat, goldfish crackers, raspberries, glass of 2% milk
Afternoon: cap'n crunch frapp from Starbucks
Dinner: tacos, glass of 2% milk

Just another day in the grind.  Phone calls with friends, Mom and Dad.  Text messages with friends and family.  Tossing a tennis ball on the front lawn for Scarlet.  Tuckin' Brian into bed early.  This week is flying by!

Great quote today that hit my e-mail:
♥ it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Week in the Life: Tuesday

Note:  This week I will be running journaling I wrote down each day during the week of July 25th + pics of stuff I took on those days. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Brian had a later start time this morning, which was nice.  He left an hour before I got up instead of three.  I usually wake up to my ipod going off at 6:30 am.  I really like waking up to music better than a blaring beeping tone.  Much better way to start the day!  I also usually wake up to this one:

And a wagging tail, with lots of kisses!

Shower, dress, makeup, grab my stuff and go -- I'm not super fast the first few hours of the day.  But I'm getting better at moving myself in the morning.

Another long day at work....

The lunch routine these days is nice.  I come home, grab the mail, get greeted by the doggie, sort the mail, make lunch and either read my nook or watch something on the dvr.  Today it was watch Design Star on my dvr.  Love that show - even more now that David Bromstad is the mentor.

After a long day of purchase orders, budget corrections, paying invoices, answering questions, issuing park permits and getting more assignments from my retiring boss.

After work, I met up with a good friend, Leti, for dinner at Frankie's Grill.
My favorite at Frankie's Grill - the Grilled Romaine salad with blue cheese, bacon, grilled chicken and a balsamic dressing!

We had a good meal, a glass of wine and a great conversation.  It also reminded me of what I do like of living in a small town -- you run into people you know and it's nice when they pull up a chair and join the conversation for a while. :)

I got home from dinner, Brian and Scarlet ate the leftovers within 10 minutes, we had a good conversation and Brian went to bed.  I stayed up and watched Flipping Out.  Then promptly fell asleep in the middle of the episode.... and woke up on the couch at 2:30 am!  I was more tired than I thought!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Week in the Life: Monday

Note:  This week I will be running journaling that I wrote down each day during the week of July 25th + pics of stuff I took on those days. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Many are familiar with Ali Edward's projects, including A Week in the Life, which started again today. I participated last year, but only on my blog.  This is an eventful week in my life, so I definitely wanted to play again this year.  So here goes....

Blah.  That's how today felt.  I was not feeling it.  It probably has to do with my bad sunburn I got yesterday washing the cars + weeding the front yard + forgetting sunblock.  Ouch.  The weekend was a lot of fun though.  Friday night, Brian and I went to the movies to see this:

Yep, Harry Potter the very last one.  It was so good, but at the same time, I'm sad to see it end again (it was a bummer when I finished the books and there were no more to read!)  Such a great story.  Uncharacteristic of us, we ate dinner at the movies... Brian had a hot dog, I had nachos and we shared a popcorn.  As we were leaving, I unintentionally dunked my right hand in the leftover nacho cheese as I went to pick it up in the dark and, naturally, I wanted to wash that off ASAP.  There was a family bathroom right across from our theater and I opened the door to find some guy in there who forgot to lock the door!  Hilarious!  I think he learned a lesson.... :)

Saturday, I got to hang out with Erin. 
hehe - we laughed so hard at this ridiculously long candle!!

We don't get to see each other much and I really miss the days where we used to eat lunch together almost every day.  We met up in Carmel and went to Tommy's Wok.... it was soooo GOOD!
Hot and Sour Soup - delicious!

Vegetable Potstickers - these were fresh, lightly fried and to.die.for!

My absolute fav, the crabmeat rangoon.

Erin got the honey walnut prawns which were super tasty!

I got the combo plate - fried rice, chow mein and broccoli cashew chicken.  SOOOO good!

Isn't this place cute too?!

We wandered the streets of Carmel window shopping before heading over to Pacific Grove to check out this bakery:

And get some of these:

Seriously, I can't believe I went so many years without trying a French macaron - what was I thinking?!  I'm addicted to these now - the best cookie ever.  Light, a little crunchy and absolutely delicious.  Worth hunting for a bakery that makes these!

We headed over to Monterey to wrap up the day with a little shopping.  I'm sad that Borders is bankrupt and closing.  We won't have any bookstores anywhere near us anymore.  I'm glad I have my new nook color, but I really will miss wandering the little Borders at the mall in Monterey and the big Borders in Seaside.  We also hit up Ann Taylor where I got a new shirt, cardigan and necklace, and Macy's where we killed our noses smelling perfume and cologne samples!  I had a gift card to spend there (thanks to Annie!) and I restocked on one of my favorite perfumes, Ralph Lauren Romance.

I finished out Saturday catching up with Brian on our dvr recordings, laying around on the couch, staring at our new entertainment center!

Sunday was busy with cleaning...  I did maintenance on our washing machine (including cleaning it), washed both my car and Brian's truck, pulled weeds from our front sidewalk and gutter, walked the doggie with Brian, and enjoyed our lazy Sunday.  Well, enjoyed everything but the sunburn I got for forgetting sunblock!  The Tour de France finished up and Brian was excited that his favorites, the Schleck brothers both finished on the podium and it was nice to see Cadel Evans win.

So back to Monday.... work is hectic right now because my boss is retiring in September, last fiscal year is closing this month and the new fiscal year has started.  After a really long and frustrating day, I came home to relax with Brian.  He's been working some early morning shifts lately, starting at 3 am and finishing at noon.  Today was one of those days for him, so he was sleepy.  Every night now, he's watering his seed packet flowers and the few berry bushes and tomato plants he has this year.  They look great!

I spent a lot of time on the phone tonight, catching up with family and a friend.  Talked to my mom, my Aunt Sherri about decor for Saturday's party in Placerville and Zarogina, my upline for Stampin' Up.  We always have great conversations about our mutual love for crafting, so it's never a quick phone call!  I'm excited about the classes and events I have coming up, so the day ended on a good note.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Scrapbook Layouts!

Here are the ten layouts I finished in Michigan a few weeks months ago!  I was a teensy bit obsessed with my new We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool.  Just a smidge.... ;)

Hope you're ready for this onslaught of layouts....

Up first, this layout of my sister's family last Christmas:
 I made two, the first one for Abby's album and this one for Creighton's album:
 And a layout about our decision to say goodbye to Darby:
 This is my niece Abby's first Christmas photo... :)
 Of course, I couldn't do a batch of Christmas layouts without doing one about Brian and what he always wants for Christmas....

Still need to go back and add some journaling:

Another almost finished layout.... just need to add some journaling:

And another Scarlet layout for the books :)

Had to make sure all the furry inhabitants of our house got equal treatment of course!
 A summary layout about last Christmas:

And a summary layout for Christmas 2009 too!

So that wraps up the layouts I did back in May.... it only took me until August to photograph them and upload them.... yikes! :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Have you seen this?

I revamped my crafty blog and I'm now blogging over there again:

Amanda Sevall Designs

Also, make sure you update your RSS reader if you used to follow it.  I've noticed that the redirect to a new website may cause the old RSS feeds to be lost! Happy Monday! :)

Friday, August 05, 2011

30-Day Photo Challenge // Day Four: Favorite Color

Image processed with ShakeIt for iPhone.

Today it's red.  Tomorrow it might be something else :)

Info on the 30 Day Photo Challenge here.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

30-Day Photo Challenge // Day Three: Clouds

Last picture for today and I'm caught up on the 30 Day Photo Challenge...

Photo proceed with ShakeIt for iPhone.

Not a single cloud in the sky today!

30-Day Photo Challenge // Day Two: What I Wore

Quick photo on lunchbreak for day two of the 30 Day Photo Challenge...

Photo processed with Instagram for iPhone.

Geez... my hair is messy, the house is messy... gotta get some cleaning done tonight! 

One more picture later today and I'll be caught up!

30-Day Photo Challenge // Day One: Self Portrait

I first saw this 30 Day Photo Challenge on Vee's blog and decided that I wanted to participate too!  I haven't done a photography challenge for awhile, so here's the list:

I'm catching up today, so here's my first picture and I'll be posting two more later today!

Taken with ShakeIt App for iPhone.

Self portrait taken while walking the dog.  I was hoping to catch her in the picture too, but no such luck.  She's quick when she's sniffin for treasures! ;)
Are you participating?  If so, let me know so I can see your pics and come leave you some love too!
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