All Work, Some Play

Whew! The past week has been CRAAAZY for me. Like, ridiculous. I’m going to break it down for you in bullet-form since I’m pretty sure that if I wrote this as an actually post it would have no flow what-so-ever. At least bullets are nice to look at.

  • So, the first day I went back to Job #1 after the wedding there was an in-office position up for grabs in the editorial department. When did it close? Oh, just the next day! So, I sent off my resume and hoped for the best. I had to wait another week while it was posted to the public. Lame-o.
  • Last Monday after it was done running for the public, I got asked to go for an interview for the position on Wednesday. Terrified and excited, I tried not to get my hopes up.
  • Wednesday comes along, I go for my interview and come out feeling … just okay. Some people are excellent during interviews. Me, not so much. Hello, Introvert! Needless to say, I tried not to get my hopes up again.
  • Thursday I get called in for a meeting.
  • Friday I had a “quick and dirty” training session. Yep, I got the job!
  • Now I’m working full time until they find someone to replace me. So, 1/2 a day in the old department, 1/2 a day in the new department.
  • Raises are fantastic.
  • I’m still working part-time, but the raise makes up for that. And it’s one step closer in the direction I want to go in my career.
  • Tomorrow is my last shift at Job #2. Hell yes!
  • I played in a softball/slo-pitch tournament this weekend and I got my first sunburn of the year. My face feels horrible.
  • My legs are killing me.
  • I’m pretty sure I need to get my ass back in the gym.
  • I had a freaking blast playing the weekend. I really missed it!
  • Oh, and the fan went on my laptop on Thursday, so hopefully Kyle can pick it up sometime today.
That’s it. Happy Monday!
How was YOUR weekend?

I’m Spoiled

Kyle’s always been a little crazy when it comes to gift giving. (Not that I’m bragging) He’s also horrible at keeping surprises from me. So, as a result, I came home from work yesterday to this:

Taken with my cute little Sony Cybershot, lol

To try and surprise me, Kyle asked me to “help” him get something out of the back of his truck. We went outside and he said he was going to grab something for our little storage closet and asked me to open up the back door of his truck. When I did, this little beauty was sitting there waiting for me to love it! Oh man, do I ever!

So this is my early Birthday/Wedding present from Kyle, and I couldn’t be more excited! I can’t wait to (re)learn all the functions on it. I haven’t played with a DSLR since J-School, so it may take a while.

I’ve wanted a Nikon D90 forever – It’s like my dream camera, so for Kyle to get me one is sooooo amazing.

I’ll leave you with the first shot I took with her: (Yes, the camera is a “she”, and she still needs a name)

Of course I’d take it of Daphne!

Not bad for full-automatic mode! She’s looking a little scruffy though.

Do you have a dream camera?

Versatile Blogger

I got the Versatile Blogger award from Amber over at A Little Pink in the Cornfields. Thanks! Be sure to go check out her blog because she’s awesome :)

I think Amber said it best when she described her blog as inconsistent! I have the same feeling – I’m consistently inconsistent! Except for maybe Tuesdays, where I do the Ten on Tuesday posts hosted at Chelsea’s blog. I love all things random.

So, the rules are to accept, link back and thank the blogger that awarded me, then tell 7 things about myself and tag 15 other lovely bloggers. Here we go:

1. I love planting things but I’m horrible at remembering to keeping them alive! I have a plater full of flowers but I always forget to water and dead-head it. (Thanks Kyle for keeping up on that!) I’ve also killed a bamboo plant (yes, they are killable!) and my Dad has had to bring an African violet plant back from the dead.

2. I would say that I have a good eye for fashion, but I don’t necessarily wear high-fashionish clothes. I’m all about comfort! (And I write this as I watch What Not To Wear.)

3. I have a subscription for Cosmopolitan magazine and while I love reading it, I feel like the majority of the articles don’t apply to me (like “How to Land a Guy” or “10 Ways to Make Him Hot”). It’s probably because I’ve been in a relationship for almost 8 years now and I know what and what not to do. That and I don’t need to seduce a guy from across the bar.

4. I’ll let my dog crawl into bed with me even though she’s not really allowed on the bed. (Shh, don’t tell Kyle!) I don’t invite her onto the bed, but I don’t kick her off if she crawls up herself. She’s just so warm and snuggly!

5. I love a good cup of coffee, but I like to think that I’m not dependant on it. I went an entire week without coffee! Go me!

6. I don’t think I’m short (I’m 5’4″) but when I try on pants I’m always constantly reminded that I am. I had to buy a pair of dress pants from the Petite section. It did feel good not stepping on my pants when I walked though!

7. I’m always awake by 9 a.m. if I’m not up before then, even on weekends. 8:30 is usually when my alarm is set. Lately it’s been earlier because I’ve been working on my freelance projects in the morning before I go to work at 12:30.

And now for my tagged bloggers:

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I’m stopping at 11! I’m sure I’m missing someone, but everyone I follow is so awesome!