Monday, June 16, 2014

Long Time No See...

So, if you've been wondering where I've been, here's a little clue:



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Someone asked me if this is why I took a break from blogging and actually no, it's not. That was merely a coincidence as far as the timeline goes. I've just been really busy with work and school and I enjoy spending my free time doing things other than blogging about my life simply because if I spent that time blogging, I wouldn't have time to actually DO anything. Something had to give and blogging was it. 

I might blog more as the pregnancy develops, especially the milestones, but it just seems trivial coming to give a weekend update every week when I'm not really doing anything lavish or extravagant. Let's be real, when I went back to school, my content slowed down. I vaguely remember coming every Monday simply to share how much time I spent watching Netflix and what movies we'd seen... not exactly newsworthy stuff, you know? I just don't have much to share anymore and I'd be lying if I said I missed it because honestly, I don't. (Not to say I don't miss y'all, I DO! So glad I am able to follow most of you on Instagram.) 

When I started blogging, it was to document things I was going through and trying (fitness, recipes, etc.). I had just turned 21 and let's just say life at 21 is a lot different than at 24. Life just changed drastically and my priorities and interests have shifted as well, therefore the direction of any blogging I might do will be dramatically different from anything I've posted here before. Such is life. Ever changing!

I might even start a new blog for the baby. Kind of makes sense. I don't know. We'll see!

Hope all is well! Have a great summer.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sun, food, Netflix = heaven

FINALLY - my favorite time of year. Sunshine and bikini time! Friday, I got off early and went to Dereck's office to have lunch with him because he was not as lucky (sucka!) which was immediately followed by a tanning sesh by the pool. I brought my Kindle out there, put on some Pandora, and pretended like I was on some far away beach.



(I was picturing myself here....)




Friday evening, we went to Los Cucos (ole!) for dinner and the weather was just perfect. We sat on the patio and watched the sunset while we ate. It was really nice and relaxing.


Saturday, Dereck had a bunch of fun errands to run (i.e. inspection, car wash, blah blah blah) so I stayed my butt in bed and had an all day long date with my bed and Grey's Anatomy on Netflix. I'm finally working my way through the 9th season so I'll be caught up soon! Not sure if I should be proud or ashamed of that. Who cares.

I fucking died during this episode.
Lexie and Mark are why we can't wait to tell someone we love them, people!
Grow some balls and say something before it's too late!
This show is making me a crazy person.

Saturday night, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. You can never go wrong with wings! We were supposed to go to a Mustang car meet but dinner ran late and we ended up just heading home to watch Jobs, which I totally fell asleep during so I need to try watching it again. 



Easter Sunday. My family doesn't normally do anything, especially with Cristian being away at school, but he came home last minute. Unfortunately I had already made other plans and ended up sticking with them. My family isn't really religious to begin with so I only missed out on lunch. We did what we did last year (and what I'm presuming to be a tradition) and went to a park with our friends and their families. They bbq'ed sausage and brisket and then played some kickball! It was a blast and again, the weather was amazing. It was a really nice day overall. Also, copious amounts of these were consumed:




Last night, Dereck, Gabriel (Dereck's brother) and I went to BJ's to wrap up the weekend. Fin.



TL;DR I watched a shitton of Grey's Anatomy and ate a lot of food. It was fantastic.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Favorites

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Linking up with Amanda for the first round of the Friday Favorites linkup! I have to admit, I was pretty excited to see this turn into a link up. Hoping to come across some good recipes, songs, beauty, and clothing items to try/look into myself! 

[1] Favorite song
Scenario: 75 and sunny, driving with the windows down, loved one beside you, maybe on your way to the beach?



I bit my tongue in the awkward conversation
I don't know why, I don't know why
I met you once and I'd fallen for your notions
I don't know why, I don't know why
Do you believe that there's treasures in the ocean?
Did I say I'm just a boy?
One kiss from you and I'm drunk up on your potion
That big old smile is all you wore
Girl, you make me want to feel
The things I've never felt before


This is SO different from what I normally listen to but I really love Angus and Julia Stone.


[2] Favorite show
We finally got caught up on the season finale of Suits and !!!!!!!!!! It was such a great episode and I don't want to give anything away but I am genuinely curious as to how they are going to continue into the 4th season!!! Does anyone else watch this?





[3] Favorite workout
One of my favorite muscle group combos to workout are my back and bis! I alwaysssss feel a great pump afterwards. A favorite of mine especially is the seated cable row. Super easy and a great way to build strength in your back!




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[4] Favorite recipe (hypothetically)
I can't wait to try this out! As I mentioned, I really want to meal prep for next week so I can get a sense of organization back in my life. (I'm being dramatic) I just feel so much more put together when I have meals ready to go! I will report back with how this Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili turns out. 


[5] Favorite funnies
I hope people don't find these offensive, it's all in good fun! In the spirit of Easter...






Wednesday, April 16, 2014

These Are My Confessions...

...I've gone to that Starbucks I mentioned they just built by my house everyday this week. Dereck is disappointed but I mean, it's not like I'm taking his card or anything. So. Me no curr!!


...I kind of want to buy those vitamin gummies even though I am an adult. I mean, it's still a vitamin right?

...One of my summer school classes is supposedly led by a hot professor (according to RateMyProfessor.com) and is supposed to be a great teacher. Eye candy always makes going to class a little easier! (Aria knows what's up.)



...on that note, I also confess that I hate that Ezra was so involved with that book and knowingly entered a relationship WITH A STUDENT just to get info on A. What a dickhole! I also confess that even though that makes him such a shitty dude, I still want them to workout somehow.

...speaking of shows that are about girls much younger than me, I confess I am SO EXCITED about the new season of Awkward. Am I the only one who watches this shit?


Yes, yes it does.

He may play a high schooler, but he's 25 so it's not creepy, I swear.


Le sigh.

Humpday_ryan

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Tidbits


  • I still haven't started another book. I know a few have come out by some of my favorite YA authors, including Jessica Sorensen's next installment in Nova and Quinton's story, so I will probably start there! 

  • After months and months of going to the gym 5-6x a week, I've been hitting it maybe 2-3x max these last couple of weeks. School is getting in the way (which is fine and was expected) but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss my regular schedule! I did back/biceps on Saturday. It's Tuesday and I am STILL really feeling it! That's one of my favorite side effects of lifting. I think I'd like to start sharing some of my favorite exercises for various body parts. 
  • They built a drive-thru Starbucks about a quarter mile from my house. Maybe less than that. Within a mile, there are now 4 Starbucks. Half of me is like "What the fuck?" and the other half is like "sweet, a drive thru." 'MERICA.

  • There are 194 days separating me from Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica.
  • After going to Chevelle, I need to find another concert to go to ASAP. I'm pretty sure 'live music' is tied for first with 'being on the beach' for things that make me the happiest.
  • After receiving a pair of brown Kendra Scott earrings for Christmas from my boss, I felt like I could use a pair of black ones. Can't have brown without black, amiright? I could play with the Color Bar forever...

  • This weekend, no ifs ands or buts, I am meal prepping. I feel so much more organized when I have meals ready for the week. 
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  • I broke a nail and now I feel ratchet.

  • On that note, I need a cute lunch bag type thing to bring to work. Oh look, a miscellaneous reason to go to Target!
  • Speaking of which, I have failed miserably at this whole wallet watch thing. This just wasn't a good month for me to commit to anything like that. Also, see bullets #3 and #6.

Linking up tomorrow for Hump Day Confessions with Kathy!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Chevelle concert, Pacquiao Fight (aka reason for beer pong), and a whole lot of NADA!

First and foremost, I'd like to say THANK YOU for everyone's support on my post last week. Allow me to get all emotional on you for a second. I've said this before and I will say it again: when I started blogging, I had zero expectations when it came to making connections with people. I started this thing as a way to keep track of my life through my early twenties (yikes, I don't think I can technically say that anymore at 24) and progress through various goals. Since then, I've made so many great friends through this and I feel incredibly lucky to have the support system I have here in this little blogland. Very, very thankful for y'all!

So, after I set my stress to the side and just looked at everything from a logical standpoint, I was able to map out a plan of attack and everything got taken care of just fine. *insert derp face here* Of course. Everything will always work out, and I know that, but sometimes stress can mask that little bit of knowledge I suppose! Thanks again for the kind words!

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Thursday night, I went with a friend (Sherita - Vodka and Cupcakes - she's hilarious, you would love her blog!) to go see Chevelle! It was my third time seeing them and I swear I fall more in love with them with every show. We were on the floor and were able to get pretty close! Great show and I'm pretty sure Chevelle will always be a favorite of mine.



 After my hectic week, Dereck and I decided to just stay in on Friday and watched a Modern Family marathon before calling it an early night. It was extremely granny like of us and it was awesome.



Saturday, I hit the gym and then laid out by the pool for the first time this year! So relaxing.





Saturday night, we went to a friend's house to watch the Pacquiao fight. I honestly did not watch the fight and instead focused on beer pong and quarters. I have my priorities straight, don't you worry. I also made my jalapeno popper dip again! 

If you fail to make more than 2 shots in a single game of beer pong, you are required to "troll" (stay under the table) for the entirety of the next game. Dereck had to troll! Sucka.

Sunday, we stayed in bed allllllllllllllllllllllllll day long. We alternated between Snapped and napping and it was fantastic. Got some Chinese takeout and sherbert and that's about all we got out of bed for yesterday.

This weekend was exactly what I needed after last week! It's crunch time for my classes and I feel confident and ready to knock everything out. Final papers, projects and exams all coming up over the next month. I got this!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

About to get real: Stressed Out Edition

Ok, so obviously I haven't been posting as much. 

Going to school part-time, working full-time, and living at home are all extremely, extremely stressful. I thought living at home would make it less stressful because, hello, no rent. But honestly, I am just not happy there. I cannot afford to remove myself from this situation so I have to work on changing my attitude about it but that's proving to be a little harder than I thought. This is like a whole different blog post in itself that I will probably never write but unlike a lot of you, I am not close with my parents, particularly my mother. We have good times from time to time but for the most part, I don't understand her and she doesn't understand me. The only thing we both understand is food and booze so we bond over that. It pretty much stops there.

I love my job! I really do. And I love school, too. It's the combination that is a lot more overwhelming than I anticipated. I will forever kick myself in the ass for not doing this shit when I didn't have to work at the same time. 

Everything above is clashing together right now. I have a bunch of shit due this week, a test this weekend, a concert to go to Thursday (first world problems I know haha), and this is my hell week in the office (closing time), and it's just all. really. overwhelming. And I'm not even taking hard classes right now. They're easy, but time consuming. I know there are people out there working full-time, going to school full-time, and probably raising kids and shit and honestly? HOW THE FUCK DO THEY DO THAT. Kudos to you/them because if I had to throw kids in the mix, well, that'd be hard as shit.

I keep things pretty light and airy around here and never really get into deep and personal shit because 1) no1curr and 2) that shit is boring. 

However, it's what's happening right now and hopefully when I look back on this later, I'll remember that I was able to push through everything and it'll probably seem a lot smaller then. I try to consistently remind myself that I could have cancer or some terminal illness or be dead, so it could always be worse. I just have to suck it up and keep on going.

I have to say, without Dereck's support I would probably be a nut case right now. He is so encouraging no matter how fucking crazy I get. I'm a really lucky woman and shout out to the big dude upstairs for hooking it up!

So yeah. That's what's going on in my world right now. I knew going into this it would be stressful but I guess this is the first week that that became a reality for me. Hopefully after it's all over, I'll be ready for the next time it happens. 
 
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