The short but sweet month.

This one’s short and sweet. So much to do and so little time.

MOVE IN DAY IS TOMORROW.

Happy last day of February everyone! For me it’s an extra wonderful day. It’s my last day at the credit union here in my little hometown! I’m seriously going to miss this job. As much as I didn’t want to wake up in the morning and go I always had fun joking around with everyone. I couldn’t ask for better co-workers here.

I got to work this morning and they had this waiting for me.

Look out is right! Here I come La Crosse! Better be ready for me 🙂 (I graduated from my dental assistant program so they made sure to get a toothy, doofy looking smiley face put on) They all got me a card and the trend of what was written from each of my co-workers was along the line of “who’s going to entertain us now that you’re gone” or “I’ll miss having someone to make me laugh so hard.” I knew they loved me 😉

I also brought Perkins pies and cookies in for them all to snack on. It’s going to be a sweet day here! I’m going to try my absolute best not to cry. I’ve been really full of emotions lately, but hey who can blame me?

After I get off around 4 I have last minute errands to run. Then a good nights sleep, probably on my floor because my bed will be packed up to go and I want to spend my last night in my room. Then it’s up and at em’ tomorrow morning!

I promise I’ll have a fun exciting post on Monday. I get fingerprinted for the government (for my new job) AND I have orientation. Plus I’ll be all moved in. So I’ll have lots to talk about then! Thank goodness WIFI is being put in tomorrow at my place! Can’t live without that!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

XOXO

Because my ADHD kicked in…

I have horrible ADHD. It’s not just me saying that I do, I was tested when I was 8 and have been on meds ever since. When I don’t take those meds I get extremely hyper and think everything is funny. I’m not joking. People can tell when I don’t take my meds in the morning. I just sometimes forget. The ones closest to me know right away and say “liv you didn’t take your meds today did you?” Whoops. Notice how I’m not even ashamed to admit this? We all have problems, I embrace mine. There will be a certain time of the day (like right about now) where I hit my peek and am just off the wall. At about 6:30 I hit a wall and crash. I literally fall asleep and don’t wake up until morning. It’s awful. BUT when I don’t take my meds that’s the only time I sleep sound through the entire night. It’s kind of a win lose situation haha.

ANYWHO, I’m going on my last hour of work and my co-workers and I have been looking at the funniest meme’s and just funny pictures. Of course this has gotten me to laugh so hard my stomach hurts.

Here they are for your enjoyment!

In honor of winter. I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. Then I printed it out to bring home to my mom.

If you haven’t heard Chris Brown’s song then this probably isn’t as funny.

The face just kills me.

But seriously..

So creepily funny.

Me too chubby little girl, me too.

“drunk baby” is one of my favorites lol.

chubby babies are so funny.

This song played through my head during my accident.

Poor bad luck brian.

Okay, works done in 15 minutes! Yes, successfully killed time!

Sleep. It’s one of my favorite words.

Sleep
  1. a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.
    “I was on the verge of sleep”
    Happy middle of the week! It’s also my second to last day of working at the credit union! I’m very excited yet here I am, trying to keep my eyes open. I’ve always had sleep problems but this week has been especially rough. I don’t know if I should blame it on the weather or the fact that I’m completely overwhelmed with everything going on in my life lately. Either way. I’m just freaking tired.
    We all know weather can affect your mood and makes your body more sluggish feeling when the weather sucks. Let’s face it, if you’re where I live or pretty much anywhere else in the US or Canada it’s frickin’ cold and not very sunny. This makes me want to crawl into a ball and hide under my covers. Wake me up when winter is over.

    Seriously, I’m not kidding.

There are the other obvious things that can make you more tired. Staying up too late, waking up too early, not getting enough sleep period, your eating habits, exercise. Just the typical things you’d think of.

Here are some things you wouldn’t expect.

1. You’re an inconsistent eater. If you eat a balanced dinner most nights but indulge in happy hour and late night burritos a couple days a week you could be damaging more than your diet. Studies show inconsistent eating habits later in the day can negatively affect sleep. If you have dinner later in the evening, that’s OK — as long as you stick with it, every day. If not, skip the unexpected dessert and hit the hay. Consistency is key.

2. Your mouth is minty fresh. We’d never tell you not to brush your teeth before bed but you may want to try a new toothpaste! Research suggests the scent of peppermint stimulates the brain, making you feel more awake. Try an alternative flavor like strawberry or bubblegum instead. (Who would’ve though! Guess I’ll have to buy two different toothpastes!)

3. You love a good book. You may have traded in late-night TV for a little in-bed reading in hopes of a better night’s rest. Survey says, this may not be the best bet. Exciting, emotional and intellectually demanding activities before bed can result in poor quality sleep. Skip the tearjerkers and history tomes and try a sports or entertainment magazine, or other light reading instead. (I am so guilty of this. I love getting in some chapters before bed.)

4. You smoke before bed. You may think an evening cigarette calms the nerves, helping you get you ready for bed. Unfortunately, nicotine is not just a depressant but a stimulant, making it harder for you to fall asleep. If you can’t give up cigarettes altogether, start by saying no to before-bed smoking. (Ew, how about not smoking at all?)

5. You splash cold. Sure, washing your face with cold water helps close pores — but it also stimulates the body, releasing energy to keep warm and stay awake. Try washing your face with warm water in the evening and save the cold stuff for that early morning wake-up call. (I always use warm water. In fact I didn’t know cold water helps. I think of warm water as killing bacteria.)

6. You charge up at night. You’ve stopped late-night emailing and no longer take your cell phone to bed but chances are, you’re charging your electronics at night. Even the handy light that indicates your items are charging is bright enough to disrupt sleep — especially if they happen to glow blue (blue wavelengths have the greatest impact on circadian rhythm). Try charging your tech in the morning while you get ready for the day or set up a charging station in your home office or living room. (I turn my phone over. This was one of the first things my sleep doctor told me about. The use of electronics and any light that it casts off.)

7. You get warm and cozy. Cuddling up in a nice warm bed may seem like a good start to a restful night, but an increase in body temperature can disrupt sleep. If you snooze with a partner, pet or even a pile of blankets, it may be time to lighten the load and lower your sleep temperature. Just don’t go too low; being uncomfortably cold is another surefire way to keep you from snoozing.

8. You love lemons. Tea with lemon might sound like a great alternative to an after-dinner espresso, but it might keep you up just the same. Why? The scent of lemon (and other citrus fruits) can boost mental stimulation and increase energy levels — not what you need when trying to drift off to dreamland. To catch some Zzz’s quickly, skip the lemon-flavored drinks and avoid washing your sheets with lemony fresh detergent. (I dislike lemons.)

9. You pop meds before bed. It may be easiest to remember to take pills before bed but some vitamins, such as B6 and B12, and certain medications, including steroids, have been shown to affect sleep. Talk to your doctor about current prescriptions to find out if mornings might be better. Plus, those pills will be easier to remember once you’ve had a good night’s sleep! (I’m not aloud to take sleeping pills anymore because they increase my restless leg syndrome. I always ask my doctors to only prescribe things that need to be taken in the morning. I’m a walking pharmacy. Those who know me will agree to this. But hey, we’ve all got some issues.)

10. You don’t DVR. Because TV watching is one of the few things on the schedule we can control, more nighttime television means less sleep for many Americans. In fact, in one study, more than 68 percent of participants watched TV for more than 55 minutes in the two hours leading up to bedtime — precious minutes that could be spent sleeping. To minimize TV interference, DVR your must-see shows and tune in earlier in the evening or on weekends.

Here are ten simple snacks for better sleep.

Oh and just an FYI lack of sleep kills your sex drive. I know for a fact nobody wants that. So if that doesn’t give you motivation to get more sleep then I don’t know what will.

Obviously, just as not sleeping enough, there are harmful effects of oversleeping. So if that’s your case, you’ll have to look those ones up on your own.

I’ve never been one to oversleep. I get up early, no matter what. With the exception of a really bad hangover. In fact I rarely get enough sleep. I never go into REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep which is a sleeping disorder in itself. This is the deepest sleep you can get. It’s also one of the most important stages of sleeping. Without out it you’re not able to fully succumb to the sleeping process. I’m not going to go into full detail because it’s really confusing and I have a hard time understanding it after about 4 sleep studies, and countless trips to my sleep/neuro doc.  One day I’m hoping they’ll find something to help me get a full night’s rest. I would just be oh so appreciative. It truly affects so much of your life.

Sleep is literally necessary to life.

Do more of it if you can!

Have a wonderful day. And hopefully an even better night of sleep!

In the news.

Just some light reading for your wonderful eyes! Every morning at work when I’m here I go onto Yahoo and catch up on the news. I’m a huge news buff and I like to stay updated on everything happening in the world. Most of it’s pretty shitty but then you come across some stories that just warm your heart. Some of them aren’t really news either but just neat, interesting stories. I apologize if you don’t like to kill time by reading these things. Feel free to skip by this!

This one made me bawl my eyes out when I read it the other day. Here is the story and you NEED to watch the video included. A true love story if I’ve ever heard one. Seriously this restores your faith in love if you’re ever down about it.

The next one I read was about babies born and raised behind bars. I don’t know about you but I never knew you were able to do that. I thought if you had a child while in prison that it was taken away from you. I mean, the ones that are able to keep their children aren’t many and of course they’re not high profile killers or anything like that. I just don’t know how I feel about any baby having to be raised in that way though. How do you feel about this one?

This man, just a true hero. D-Day is something everyone knows about and this man deserves to be a hero for what he did. 23 years old at the time and never ever did he brag about what he did. That’s the true awesomeness of it.

My mom was telling me about this one yesterday. The Polio virus was scary enough the first time around for so many people. Now there’s something of a copycat out there. To me, that’s just terrifying. And how awful for this little girl and everyone else who’s getting it. Medical stuff just really scares me and hits close to home. I hate having to see anyone suffer from anything.

Everyday since February 23rd, 1987 this man took a selfie (I love how it underlines the word selfie because I’m not even sure if it’s made it’s cut into the dictionary quite yet. I know it will be in the newest one though!). He now made it into a neat video to show the aging process! It’s really pretty cool!

MEET EVERY MEDALIST FOR TEAM USA! Although I’m pretty bummed we didn’t beat Russia for the overall medal count (conspiracy?!) I think we rocked the Olympics. I’m still trying to get over the loss, well BOTH losses, to Canada in both men and women’s hockey. They really know their hockey, eh? Oh and I’d also like to say, women freaking dominated!

Along with the Olympics was the whole Stray Sochi dog thing. Here are the ones who found homes with Olympians! 🙂 I want to adopt them all, they are so precious. Most were made into strays after Putin demolished homes to make the stupid Olympic venue. How horrible of him. Then because there were so many he was ordering for them to be killed. How can you possibly do that to an animal who has no choice? Honestly, there is nothing you’ll see me get more heated about than Animal Rights. I’m the youngest on the committee board for our animal shelter. I take such pride in it. P.S. Not all Russians are bad! Props to the billionaire who donated 15,000 for these strays. If there was ever a time you wanted to help or donate or do anything, shelters are ALWAYS in need. We wouldn’t have been able to break ground for our shelter here in town without the help of everyone who lives around here. It brings me to tears. (Honestly I could’ve just done an entire post about this.) We’ll save that for when our new building is up!!!!!

This bill that some idiots are trying to pass. I’m sorry if you have anything against gays but it’s another one of those things I hold near and dear to my heart. This one especially hurts because my Uncle is gay. Any guesses on where he lives with his awesome partner? Arizona. So a big middle finger up to them. Gay is not contagious, it is not a phobia for people. It’s ignorance. If the pope himself can accept it then it’s time for people to get off their high horses and stop taking every word so literal from a book written ages ago. It took my uncle until he was 40 to come out publicly because of all the scrutiny over being gay. That’s no way to live. He’s the head of a huge insurance company, makes millions of dollars, and most importantly, he’s happy. Should that change just because he’s gay? No. Businesses should not be allowed to turn you away because of something you can’t help.  “No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it.”

Update to the article I posted above. The passed it. I can’t even begin to tell you how awful I think this is. The businesses that take part in this are going to lose so much in the end. How do you decide if the person coming in is gay or not? Shame on you Arizona, this was a big step down.

Well, those are the things I found most interesting this morning.

What are your thoughts on any of these articles?

Anybody else a big news guru?

OH! I just have to share this one last thing. UNICEF is doing a wonderful project. It doesn’t take much to do and I encourage everyone to try it. How long can you go without moving or even touching your phone? You tap the button and however long you can go without moving or touching it various foundations will donate a day’s worth of clean water to people in need! Seriously, do it. Here’s the link!!!

Questions!

Since I am sincerely struggling trying to keep my eyes open at work today I thought I’d try to do something to distract me. No joke, I’m looking at super glue and temped to glue my eye lashes to my eyebrows to hold my eyes open. It was an exhausting Monday! I got this cute little questionnaire from the lovely miss Jenna!

1. What brings you the greatest joy? Lately, sunshine. Not even kidding. I am just so much happier when the sun is shining. My seasonal depression is kicking my ass this year. So much so that I’m back on meds for it. No shame.


2. What are your vices? Forgiveness. I’m a little too forgiving.

3. What is on your nightstand? If I would’ve answered this yesterday you would’ve thought I was weird. But since I just cleared out my entire room pretty much there are; glasses, headphones, IPad charger, and I believe face lotion.

4. Do you have a secret talent? It’s not so secret. I’m a singer and pianist. They get me away from reality most times.

5. What is your greatest indulgence? CHEESE CURDS. Oh and wine.

6. What should every woman try at least once in her life? Peeing standing up. Just try it.

7. What makes you laugh? Stupid jokes, when people fall down, my dog, my sister when she thinks the world revolves around her (she’s at that age), Carrie Lippert, comedies, and Ellen.

8. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? Milking goats is one of my favorite things to do.

9. What is on your bucket list? I stopped making one. I don’t want to be disappointed if there is something on it that I am not able to do. I just want to do whatever I’m able to at the moment.

10. What is on your feet right now? Wool socks (so warm), and ankle booties with heels.

11. How did you make your first dollar? Lemonade stand.


12. What superstition do you believe in? 11:11. So it’s a pretty cheesy story but the guy I’m seeing right now has had a crush on me for so long. We dated in the past for a couple months but he’s been my best friend since like 9th grade. The first note he wrote me he told me that he would wish for me at 11:11. Obviously it came true. Now whenever we can when it’s 11:11 we’ll text each other “wish”. I like to believe those kind of things work. Gives me some hope 🙂

13. What items in your closet do you wear the most? Can my option be nothing? Because over half the time when I’m at home I’m in little to no clothing. If I had to pick it’d be a huge Mossy Oak sweatshirt that was Joel’s and a pair of comfy AE underwear.

14. What is the best gift you’ve ever received? Ollie, no doubt.

15. What is on your liquor shelf? Dr’s. Menthol Mint, 2 bottles of Fleischmann Vodka,  Disaronno Amaretto, Peach Schnapps, Peppermint Schnapps, Jack Daniel’s, Jose Cuervo (tequila makes my clothes fall off), and 99 Blackberries. (I was just in there yesterday so that’s how I remember haha) Plus a billion different bottles of wine waiting to be used. I swear, we don’t have a problem.

16. What is on your kitchen counter? Dishes that are drying because mom didn’t want to wait for the dishwasher to be done. Some apples, a coffee maker, and I’m not sure what else.

17. What would you never leave home without? Phone. Everything else is just whether I remember it or not.


18. What movie has the greatest ending? Lately, I’d have to say Safe Haven. Because I just watched that again this weekend and I love me a good happy ending!

19. Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party? Marilyn Monroe if I could bring her back from the dead. Umm Carrie, obviously. Ellen DeGeneres, Chace Crawford (Holy hot damn I just finished season one of Gossip Girl!), Ryan Gosling, Rachael McAdams, Meryl Streep, and my grandma. It’d be quite the mixture.

20. What is one thing you wish you had known when you were younger? That boys really do have cooties so stay away. Hahaha just kidding! I wish I would’ve known all I would’ve gone through in my middle school and early years of high school. I would’ve been prepared my little self for that. But hey, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It made me way better now.

Leave a legacy.

"We all die.  The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."

So, I wasn’t going to write anything this weekend but then I had my last Saturday at my job I’m at today and something wonderful happened.

It was a slow day at the credit union. Around 9:30 a lady came and you could tell she was sad. She just had that look in her eyes. I tried my best to put on a smile as she came up with her little child in hand. She was all smiles and obviously oblivious to whatever was going on, just like any child would be. They don’t know any better.

I had recognized this woman from working at the credit union for over a year. She usually came in with her husband. It struck me as odd that he wasn’t with her this time. Then my brain started turning. I remembered he had been fighting a battle with cancer. Last I knew he was in remission and doing a lot better. I guess when it comes back it comes back fast and hard. At least in this case. She was there to move money around, for a funeral. Her husband had passed away. 33 years old and taken from this world. I realized then why she looked so sad. She smiled at me and was so polite. I helped her get things situated and then she just started talking to me. She told me how this was the first day she was able to pull herself together without the help of her mother. I told her how sorry I was as I tried to bite my lip so I didn’t let out the tears that were forming in my eyes. I mean she wasn’t crying, why the hell would I be?! She could tell I was trying not to cry because she looked at me and said “It’s ok to cry.” Right there I just let them out. She was so strong and composed on the outside it seemed like. After that I walked from behind where I was standing and I just hugged her. She then started crying, which I didn’t expect because she had held it together so wonderfully. To my surprise she looked at me and sad “This was the first time I was able to cry about it.” I was so shocked. I mean if I were her I would’ve been crying non stop since it happened. Hell I was crying just hearing about it.

Because I just get so speechless I can't talk...perfect for me bc I cry at just about everything lol

As we started working with what we had to do and the transfers of money and account we had to close I noticed something. There was another separate account in the husband’s name. Because she was on his will I was able to share this with her since anything left behind would be hers. She wasn’t aware of this account what so ever. I guess neither was I. Then I got to thinking about it more and I remember him coming in by himself one day and talking to another person that worked with me. He knew he was going to die. He knew even before his wife did. He wanted to leave behind something more. He had been putting money away for the last year without his wife knowing. He had one of the teller’s put a comment with that account and it said “For my beautiful wife, when I pass I ask for you to take a trip. Go somewhere just as beautiful as you and truly enjoy yourself. I’ll be watching.” Of course then we both were crying even more. The fact that this man had done this was completely a surprise to her. He wanted to go on a trip but wasn’t able to travel because of his health. He wanted her to do this. It was like right out of a movie. I can only imagine her going somewhere beautiful and just finding herself again. This was such a beautiful act of love.

I asked her if she was going to do as he asked. She said although it would be nice to put that money away and use it for when their child was older and needed to go to school she wanted to do what her husband had asked of her. I asked her where she wanted to go and she said  “Honestly I have no idea, I can’t imagine going anywhere without him”. I said pick somewhere warm and with a beach. You can sit and watch the sunset over the ocean and just feel him there with you. She agreed that was a good idea. She said she’s going to take some of his ashes with her and spread them where ever she chooses to go. We finished what we needed to do and then she said she would be back in and she promised me that she would go on a trip and come back to tell me all about it. I told her I’d be leaving next week. She then asked me for my name and number so she could contact me. Apparently just that talk we had made such a huge difference in her life. I have to say, I felt so wonderful afterwards.

I always imagine what people would be like if I ever was taken from this earth too soon. I swear if I saw people on Facebook that I didn’t like or never was even friends with post about how much they missed me and how wonderful I was I’ll come back and haunt them. I’d love to leave behind something cool like this man did for his wife. But how do you know what to do? I mean if you’re perfectly healthy you don’t want to have to think about that stuff. But it’s such an awesome thing to do. She has that left of him even though he’s gone. Something he did to leave his mark. I want to be remembered for something. I want to leave my mark. Then I realized, you’ll leave your legacy just by being you. Those closet to you will remember such simple things about you. Just live a wonderful  life, do good things, be a good person.

I feel like I was supposed to work this Saturday. It was a simple conversation and it turned my entire attitude around. Sometimes you just need an eye opener to get you back on the right track.

Your life is your legacy. Make it a good one.

makes me think of how being a military spouse can be

National Love Your Pet Day!

How did I not know this was today?! Thank a bunch to Carrie for letting me know!!!
This is a Ollie filled post. I love him 365 days a year. Whether he wants it or not some days!!! 🙂
Let’s start with today!!!!

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Now for pictures throughout the year! Brace yourselves for a cuteness overload!!

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This could be in a magazine it’s so awesome. He’s the best. He was so sweet to this bird.

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Here’s the day we brought him home!!

 

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I’ll end it with that. He’s such a good dog. Having to leave him with my parents is going to kill me more than anything. He’ll come visit lots though and I’ll definitely come home to see him. Everyone needs an animal in their life. That’s my opinion!

Numbers. This is my year!

Took this fun little idea from Carrie.

It’s so easy to play copycat! Especially when you don’t have time to think of something clever and good to write about on  your own today!

Please note, I did not actually count these days. I googled them. Like I said, I’m really bad at math. We’d be waiting another day if I did it in my head.

**9 days until I officially am moved into my new place!

Seriously though, mine is! 🙂

**18 days until I start my new big kid job!

**72 days until Arizona! HELLO WARMTH!

**120 days until the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!

**124 days until Country USA! COUNTRY MUSIC AND BOOZE. What more can I ask for?!

**127 days until one of oldest friends get’s married! I get to witness their first kiss- EVER. How crazy is that?! They found love through God and wanted their first kiss to be their wedding kiss. Kudos to them, I could never do that! 21 years old and getting married. Not for me but I couldn’t be happier for them! They’ve just got that love where everyone can tell how in love they are! And it’s completely revolved around God.

**178 days until I turn 21! Look out world, Olivia is going to be legal! Along with this my sister will be turning 18 the same week I turn 21. This means the Capener’s are throwin’ a kegger! Sadly my Vegas birthday bash has to be postponed because of my new job. But my family throws a mean party so I’m pretty pumped for this!!!!

Are you excited for anything coming up?!

Oh and I’d just like to tell everyone that it’s about 10:01 a.m. and I was just told I wasn’t even supposed to be here until 11 today. I got here at 7:50… Happy Thursday to me. I guess that’s what I get for thinking it’d be my usual Thursday and not looking at the schedule. Way to go Olivia, way to go.

Life in the fast lane.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Wonderful news, I officially have my OWN place. That I pay for with my own money and everything! I signed the lease and got the keys on Monday! It’s a cute one bedroom in a 4plex. The first thing that won me over was the Landlord. He wasn’t one of those guys that just seemed to be trying to sell the place and get your money. He truly seemed to care and was interested in learning about me and my parents got that good vibe right away too. Here’s a little sneak peek! I’ll be doing a before and after post sometime later to show all my decorations. Let the move in process begin!

I’m honestly feeling so overwhelmed with having to get everything ready to move. I have major anxiety as it is and stuff like this just stresses me out. Once I get all moved in I’ll be able to fully enjoy everything that is happening!

Photo: Even though happy hour was over they gave us the 2 for 1 anyways! #beer #happyhour #celebration #cheers

We celebrated with happy hour 🙂 and making it there alive.

I’ve been making a checklist of things I need to remember for my first place. I’ve also been scouring Pinterest for cute DIY things! I’ll post what I’ve done so far on a different day!

We had a major snow storm on Monday, which was the day I had to travel to La Crosse and make my apartment decision and see a few more. We drove about 35 mph the entire way there. My father even made my ma take the back seat of the truck because she kept trying to brake on the passenger side….winter driving stresses her out. I took the position of co-pilot next to my daddy 🙂 It was definitely a scary drive though.

Thankfully this man was ok.

Can I just send a big fuck you out to mother nature? Pardon my language but seriously, it’s like 32 and sunny and just wonderful out today. Yesterday I was able to stand outside in a t-shirt without suffering frostbite. Then tomorrow they’re calling for 8-12 inches of snow. THE DRIFTS ARE ALREADY TALLER THAN ME, which I guess is a poor example because I’m only 5 feet but they’re taller than my dad too. We don’t need anymore snow. My poor father was up on the roof all day because our newer roof started leaking in my sister’s bedroom (hahaha on her). This winter is just a brutal one.

My wonderful cousin from Florida sent me a package with a hand made blanket (my favorite team is the Packers but I also adore the Colts and Peyton Manning so she put one patch of Colts on there). Then an Island Breeze candle with a post-it that said “to heat your igloo” how cute is that?! I have such wonderful family, near and far.

Besides getting all my shit packed up I have to find time to get all my appointments scheduled so I don’t have to worry about coming home for a while and going to them. So along with work right up until I actually move in I have to schedule those things around that. Like I said, life in the fast lane for the next week!

On a random note-

I’m patiently waiting for the Gold medal match between USA and Canada in women’s hockey which is on tomorrow.  It’s me vs. Jenna Holly– bitch is going down 🙂

It’s been a back and forth battle for first place in medals between Russia, United States, and Norway. Seriously, it’s changing every day. I wish we could just throw it in the bag. But I’m happy we’re doing so well.

As of now Russia has first place with 22 medals-6 gold, 9 silver, 7 bronze. United States has 21-7 gold, 4 silver, 10 bronze. Norway has 20 medals- 6 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze. And just for miss Jenna, Canada has 17- 4 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze.

I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys this sunshine! I know I am! Well after I get off at 1 I will be 🙂

Any tips for first apartments?

What are your must have’s?

Keeping up with the Olympics?

A mess of things.

Hello Loves!

I’ve just been a busy little bee the past few days. I’ll even admit, my last two actual blog posts that weren’t questionnaires, were already pre typed. I don’t have enough time to even breathe lately it seems like! But in all honesty, it’s a good kind of busy. I’m getting ready for some really big life changes so I haven’t had time to be sad or anything (not that I’m really sad anyways)

I got quite unexpected but exciting news today! My cousin Whitney just told me she’s pregnant. Another new baby in the family is always awesome! It wasn’t planned so of course she’s pretty freaked out but I know she’ll be an awesome mom and her boyfriend absolutely loves kids so I know he’ll be a wonderful father! It’ll be one good looking kid, that’s for sure!

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When I told Carrie, this was her response. Sometimes I wonder about her…

Next, I looked at my first batch of apartments on Saturday. We only had two showing scheduled for yesterday. We loved one and hated one. Tomorrow I have 3 more showings and they all sound really promising so it looks like I’ll be whipping out my paper and making a pro’s and con’s list! Those seriously never fail me! The one I liked on Saturday is a 4plex. A newly married couple with a new baby lives right above me so that’ll be cool if they need a babysitter! Overall everything was awesome at this place but I’m excited to the rest tomorrow. Then tomorrow is the day where I will choose which is the place I’ll be living. So nervous and excited!! After them comes the daunting task of getting my room all packed up and then I’ll be moving in March 1st!

I haven’t been able to keep up with the Olympics what so ever which makes me sort of sad but I always check the highlights everyday quick. Netherlands is doing well holding the number one spot with most medals and then Russia is actually doing better than predicted in second, along with the USA who has the same amount, just less silver. So therefore that puts us in third. Got to stay optimistic though! LET’S GO USA! I did see a mother of two accepting her silver after doing Skeleton and it was so cute how her family ran up as she was crying. She deserved that one!

Comeback Completed: Noelle Pikus-Pace Wins Medal as US Skeleton Flourishes

You can get through anything with the help of your family!

Today, because it seems that EVERYONE that blogs is obsessed with working out and running and what not, I gave in. I went to my first spin class. I died. I literally think a piece of my soul is gone. Not only did I puke up my entire lunch that I had right before I came, I also tripped and fell when I got off the cycle because my shoe was untied and somehow the shoe lace got stuck in the pedal. At least everyone got a good laugh. I laugh when I’m in pain. So I laughed, a lot. I don’t know if spin class is going to be my thing. So far the God’s are telling me no. My legs currently feel like jello. After that I did my usual workout which consists of free weights, the elliptical, bench press, and then some yoga and abs in a room where I can be by myself (usually). While in that room I usually practice my gymnastics skills too because I just miss it so much. I will admit this, I may have been slightly majorly, hung-over at my workout this morning.

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Nothing feels better to me than doing a good bridge.

 I think now I’m going to go catch up on some reading while I lay in bed and recover from…well life.

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

What’s your favorite workout?

Does anyone else feel like they need more hours in the day lately?!