Friday, August 31, 2012

Little Letters

Happy Friday, loves! 

I am so glad to have made it through this week. After my vacation day last week, much of this week was spent catching up. Just like in school, if you miss a day of work, it takes two days to make it up! 

Crazy how that works, huh?

 Dear Friday, every week you take longer and longer to get here. What's up with that? Dear Coffee, I know that I said I didn't like you. I said you were bitter. I take it all back. I didn't know what I was missing. Let's run away together, k?  Dear August, I can't believe you are over already. Seems like just yesterday I was celebrating my birthday, now it's almost Thanksgiving! Eeeeep. Dear Sleep, I know I have been neglecting you lately. I miss you. I will try and see you tonight! Dear Cubicle, I have enjoyed our time together. But now, it is time for me to move into an office. If they don't decide to make it the sales department first. Then I will have to wait.  Dear Readers, I would love to know what you think of my new blog! I am enjoying it very much so far. I just need to find more time to blog. How do you all find the time to maintain your blog? I'd love some tips!


Thursday, August 30, 2012


Before we get to today's regular scheduled programming, I wanted to show this off: 

It's not my degree, but it shows I'm  almost done! Just a semester to go! Plus now I have something else to hang on my cubicle at work. My work has been very great about me going to school, and I wanted to show them that it wasn't in vain! Sorry, had to toot my own horn a little bit! So excited to be almost done!

Because I have been such a bad blogger lately, I figured I would let you know what I have been up to lately in my little world. 
I am currently:

Cooking - Not much yet, but I have been going through my cookbooks to find Dakota approved food. I think Pulled Pork is first on my list. It's Dakota approved, and it is in the crock pot! Plus it is one of my favorites. Dakota told me that he wants to start eating better, so I am ready to help him try! Problem is finding foods he likes!

 Reading - Lots and lots of blogs. Just because I haven't been writing doesn't mean I'm not involved. I love reading what you all are up to. It's like a daily ritual for me. I am trying not to be a lurker either, I am trying to engage with the blogs I read. It's difficult but blogging is a community, and I want to be a bigger part of it. Plus I always need more friends.

Wishing - To be home with my love. It is so hard to get up and leave him every day to come to work. Bed is too comfortable to leave it at 4:30 AM. It is ridiculous. Some days I want to call in sick. But then I would just be at home worrying about all the things not getting done. I am addicted.

Considering - Finding some graphic designers to interview, because I have been thinking, and Graphic Design is a field that we all have the same goal (great design) but we all have different occupations. I for one work for a manufacturer, so I design for the same company every day. Others work for themselves, and I want to know more of what their experiences are. Is that something ya'll would read?

Looking for - Some time in my schedule to go clothes shopping. I hate it, but it is a necessary evil. Shopping and I have renewed our relationship since I came to terms with my clothing size and feel more comfortable in the clothes I buy. But its hard. In my mind I'm still the size 7 girl I was not that many years ago. Just more incentive to eat at home rather than eating out! And I am taking a PE class this semester, so I hope to improve my eating and work out habits. Is  this something you struggle with?

Harvesting Kale
Happy Thursday!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Disconnecting and Unwinding

So, you may have noticed that I have been a bad blogger lately.
Or maybe you haven't. Who knows.
Anyway, I have just been overwhelmed. Burned out. Tired.
In need of a huge glass of wine.
I needed a break.

Luckily, Dakota's annual trip to the mountains was coming up. So I decided to take a day off and join him for a night (he was gone for a WEEK! Four years together and I still miss him like crazy when he's gone!)
And by golly, I am so glad I went. It was nice to not have cell phone reception and not have to be anywhere, or really have to do anything except laugh, hang out, read, and spend some much needed quality time with my beau.
The mountain air felt amazing. I can't wait for cold weather.

Dakota and I took a few walks together, just the two of us, and talked. It was, for lack of a better word, awesome. Definitely plan on going again later in the season, and next year.

I think in our world today, we are too focused on productivity, getting things done, and being the best that we can be all. the. time.

I think that is a noble goal, but we are only human. Our bodies can only take so much abuse. And mine was about to give out. My mini-vacation came at a great time.

My advice to you on this Monday, is take the time to relax. Turn off your cell phone. Give your loved ones a nice big hug. It feels great.

Your body will thank you for it.

And, because you have been so good, here are some pictures from my trip (my camera battery was dying - I forgot the spare! :() I didn't get that many because I finally got a good stiff drink..or two.....

Happy Monday!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Little Letters

Source: Pinterest

Dear Friday, Why did you take so long to get here? I've been waiting for you all week! Dear Dakota, thank you  for all the cleaning you did this week. It's pretty much the way to my heart. That and chocolate. Dear Loki, thank you for laying down with me a few times this week. It makes me realize that you aren't always bat shit crazyDear Dakota, I will miss you while you are in the mountains next week. It is so hard having you sleep next to me. But I am happy I will get to join you for a night! Dear Calendar, can we fast forward to the 24th please so that I can get away and disconnect and just read books? I need those pine trees! Dear Abby, I miss your face. It has been hard with me working so much and with you in a new relationship, but we will get through it. Dear Readers, would you ever buy some of my artwork as prints? I am considering moving forward in a new venture. Let me know what you think, or what you would buy. Happy Friday, Loves!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

To my future self

Dear future self,

I hope you are doing well.

I hope you still cuddle up to Dakota and try to ignore the alarm.
I hope you still let him cook the bacon.
I hope you still love the way his hair smells.
I hope he still holds you tighter when you cry.
I hope you still put your forehead against his and watch the way his eyes smile.

On the other hand, if you have any of these things, I know you will be just fine.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I'm still here!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I am still around. Just not as much on the blogging world. I am sorry.

I have been working 12 (or more!) hour days on a new venture that I hope to share with you soon.

I am exhausted, but I am having the time of my life!

I hope you are doing the same.


I'll catch you up this weekend. I hope.


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