Sunday, April 29, 2012


I was given this award from KT

1.       Share who gave you this award with a link back to their blog
2.       Write down 7 random facts about yourself.
3.       Give this award to 15 other bloggers.
4.       Let them know they have won.
5.       Pop the award on your blog.

So as far as my 7 random facts:

1-I don't eat seafood nor fish.  If it lived a portion of its existence in water, I don't eat it.  I had some bad experiences as a kid when it came to seafood and that colored my view.  I can't stand the smell or site of fish, my husband can only make fish when I am not home and has to do his dishes before I get home.  It has turned into a joke between us.

2-I have never read the Twilight books, Hunger Games nor Harry Potter.  The first two did not appeal to me but I do want to read Harry Potter.  The reason I have not read it so far is that I have no patience to wait for new book so I wanted to read the series back to back.  I plan to read the series soon, there is a particular method to the madness.

3-My dream is to have a bunch of animals, not just a few more dogs or cats but I really want a pig, a pygmy goat and a mini horse.  My father still tells a story about when I was about 2 they took me to a petting zoo and I fell in love with the pigs.  Apparently, I cried all the way from CT to NY because I had to leave the piglets at the farm.

4-I can organize other people's things but when it comes to organizing my stuff I get so overwhelmed. I have to get over that so I can re-my closet.  I think I need someone else to bounce a few ideas off of to kick it into gear.

5-I love to plan vacations, when we went on our honeymoon I had things planned, places to visit and areas to explore.  But when we went to Hawaii both times, the planning was more laid back.  We did a bunch of fun things but spent a lot of time just sitting on by the pool or beach.  My family vacations were always go go go, we never had a relaxing vacation so it was hard to get used to.  So we are planning vacation 2012 so many places to consider!

6-My latest beauty obsession is nail polish.  I have been splurging on a few colors and have been painting my nails every week.

7-Since i started my job, i have started to miss hitting the gym.  Granted my company has a gym but my days are hectic.  On average I have three meetings a day, one day last week I had seven.  So trying to find time during the day is tough.  But once I get my laptop, I will have so much more flexibility!!

As far as passing it on, I pass it on to you, those few that still read me.  Thank you for reading over these past few years, lately i have been quieter than I used to be.  So thanks for sticking by me!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Chicago readers, what are you doing next Saturday.  How about coming to see this amazing dance troupe preform with some of their students and other dance troupes.  Piel Morena will be debuting a new piece that I personally can not wait to see.

The theme of the evening is what is essence?  What makes essence a part of us, the human experience, as individual and as part of a culture.

Tickets are only 15 dollars and can be purchased here and if you do go, please let me know so that I can say hi!

But in the meantime, how do you define essence?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

These past weeks

It has been a busy three weeks just getting back into the swing of things and finding a routine and the weekends have been packed with the combo of errands, chores and fun activities.

These past few weeks we have been working to find the balance of work and life activities.  I have been in the "get organized" mood and have been thinking up plans to get things taken care of.  On top of the  thins we are planning to do around the house.  We finally got a screen door installed last weeks and are going to paint our bedroom and possibly the living room.  So we are narrowing down the colors and the weekend in which to get it done.

Working has given me such motivation to do things especially the ones that have been on the 'to-do list" for a while.

It is getting exciting, I am feeling inspired.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Week one

I was so excited last week to get back into the swing of working again.  I thought that I would be more nervous but really, I could not wait to get back to work.  The office complex that I now work in is huge like 12 buildings huge spread out.  In the summer they have a rent a bike to bike to the various offices around the campus!

My new building was also a bit of a challenge to get used to and find my way from my desk to the cafeteria or the conference rooms.  The first two days I got lost leaving the office and trying to find the right parking lot.  Since then , I carpool with my husband since he works 10 minutes away and only have to worry about finding my way out well the days he does not work from home.

Overall, I still feel like the newbie but, my team was been very welcoming, my boss has been more like a mentor than a boss and I am feeling thankful and lucky that I landed this position.  The company is great, the benefits are 'slap your momma' good and I am working again and that feeling is priceless.

I am ready to get my hands dirty, to learn about an entirely new industry and just go.  So far my week shave been filled with meetings and training sessions, I have not had any downtime but I love that!  The culture is so night and day from my last place, it is filled with positive attitude, I have not heard anyone speak bad about the company, a project or their boss.  Sure they grumble about the unexpected but overall, they are happy to be there.  My previous job was so plagued with negative energy and bad vibes that it would suck all happiness out of you when you walked into the office.

Things are looking so much better and while it was a tough road to get here, I am glad to be here.

What has made you happy lately?