Thursday, January 31, 2013

I’m half sick…

So I think that somehow I am “half sick”. If you’ve never heard that term before, it’s because I just made it up! What does it mean you ask? For the past few days, I’ve been sneezing a lot, but my nose isn’t really stuffy. I’ve been waking up with a sore throat, but I’m not coughing at all. It is just really weird! At first I thought I was getting a cold so I took some Airborne and drank some orange juice to get some extra vitamin C. But it’s weird how I don’t have a cold, just a half of a cold. I really hate this and I wish it would go away!! I just want to wake up tomorrow morning and be 100% better! But, I don’t think that is likely. So I’m just going to have to keep popping the cough drops and drinking water!! If anyone has any suggestions on what I can do to fight this “half cold”, leave me a comment and let me know!! Have a great rest of your Thursday everyone!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Well, I am officially 23!! I don’t really feel any different though. I just can’t believe that January is almost over! Where does the time go? Soon there will only be 3 months until my wedding!! When my fiance got home from work, he got a quick shower and then we went out to dinner where I got a free meal for my birthday! Then we came home and he passed out right away. He said he was going to take a nap, but that was 6:30 and now it is about 9:30, so he’s out for the night. I’m kinda sad that he went to bed so early because the next 3 nights I have to work till either 9 or 10, so I won’t get to see him that much. I really can’t wait till I get a full-time teaching job so that we will both be working during the day and then can spend our nights together. Oh well, right now I just need to work when I can. We have the rest of our lives to spend together so for now we just have to deal with not seeing each other a few nights a week.

Overall my birthday was pretty good. I stayed in my PJ’s until 3:30, did some wash, and watched some shows on my DVR. I also picked up 3 new subbing jobs today so I’m really excited about that! It is nice to have at least one day off during the school week so that I can pick up more subbing jobs. I find that most of the jobs get posted during the school day. I have 11 subbing jobs scheduled so far and my farthest one out is on May 3rd!! I also have one each in March and April! Let’s hope I can keep getting this many subbing jobs!

Well, that’s about all for now. Have a great rest of your Monday night everyone!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another year older…

I’m not doing so good at keeping up with my blog like I said I was going to. I’ve been busy with subbing, working as a cashier, and cleaning up the house. So far this week I have 3 subbing jobs! Maybe I can pick up a 4th one, but I won’t be picking up one tomorrow cause tomorrow is my birthday!!! I’ll be the big 23!! It’s so weird because it doesn’t feel like it is my birthday. I guess since I hit 21, now there’s not really anything to look forward to age-wise. When I turned 16 I could drive, 18 I was considered an adult, 20 I was no longer a teenager, and 21 I could drink. Now that I’m 23, there isn’t really anything new that I can do that I couldn’t do before. But oh well. Another year older and another year wiser!!
I started crocheting again last night. I wanted to learn how to start something new, so I found a video on youtube to learn how to make the first loop and chain. I’m only doing the simplest stitch right now but maybe eventually I can learn more complex stitches. I’m working on a baby blanket that will be for my baby in the future. I’m making a blue one but should probably also work on a pink one in case I have a girl first. I would love to have a girl first, but who knows.

So that’s about it that’s new with me. I’ve been pinning a bunch on Pinterest recently so I’ll leave you with one of my favorite pins I've found recently.

This would be awesome to make after the wedding. And really simple, too. I think they sell wood blocks at AC Moore…

Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekend Recap

Well, another weekend is gone. Friday night B and I went to a retirement party for his aunt and then spent the night at his sister’s place. It was nice seeing his family again. I have loved his family since the day I met them!! Then on Saturday I worked from 10:30-6:30. While I was at work, B made plans for us to go bowling with some of his friends. They were having a Rock and Bowl special from10-12:30. It was alright except for the music they were playing. Towards the end they started playing recent songs, but they played a lot of 80s music.

Then yesterday I didn’t work until 5:30 pm, so we decided to go to the gym in the morning. This was my 3rd time going to the gym with B and I’m feeling pretty good. I’m not trying to lose any weight, I just want to stay in shape. My future sister-in-law got me hooked onto Grey’s Anatomy (we watched the first 2 episodes on Friday night), so yesterday at the gym, while we rode the stationary bikes, I watched another episode on my iPhone. Then after the gym, we went home and B made us eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and biscuits for brunch. Then we just relaxed for the rest of the day.

And that’s about it for my weekend. Now I’m just relaxing at home, doing some house work. I might go hangout with a friend later. I have subbing jobs the next 3 days, so Friday is the next day that I have to relax. Have a great Monday everyone!!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekend Recap

Hey there bloggers! I had a great weekend!! The best day of the weekend was Sunday because I had off work!! B and I went on our first date of the year and the first date if the "12 Dates of Christmas" that I gave him for Christmas. What is that you are wondering? I took 12 Manila envelopes and in each one I had a note saying what the date of the month is. At the beginning of each month, we open the envelope and read what the date is, then plan it for sometime that month. January's date was ice skating!! I figured since I had off this past Sunday, what better time to go!

So after ice skating, we hit up BJ's to do some shopping. I got another Clearasil Perfectawash because mine broke!!! A few months ago I wrote a post about the Perfectawash. It's an automated thing that you put your hand under and then the perfect amount of face wash gets dispensed in your hands. It really works when I use it every morning and every night. And I don't always do that but I am determined to for at least the next 4 months because I want my face to be clear for the wedding!!! So get this, the Perfectawash system with the machine and 3 refills was only $5.30!!! Elsewhere you will pay $18 or more, so I definitely got a good deal!!
After that we went home and got changed to go to the gym!! B just recently signed up for a gym membership and is going in the morning before work. He can take one guest at a time for free, so I'm going to go with him every now and then. And the next time we go, I'm taking my kindle so I can do some reading while running on the treadmill!!
Well, that's about it for my weekend. Today I had a substitute position for a Pre-K class and that went really well. Tomorrow I'll be doing the same thing but it is in a different school district and it's only 4 hours long, so it will be a piece of cake!! Have a great rest of your Monday night everyone!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let’s save money!

I would like to thank Nicole from It’s All Random for this awesome idea! It’s a great way to save money all year long. And it’s only the second week of the year, so it isn’t too late to get started.

So what you do, is each week you put aside the amount of money that goes with the week number. So week 25, you would save $25, week 26 you save $26, etc. But Nicole had the great idea of choosing a random amount and then crossing that amount off so that you still end up with the same amount at the end of the year, but you can save more when you are able and less when you need to. At the end of the year, you end up with $1,378. And I decided what I’m going to do with the money! I’m going to use it for a down payment on a new (used) car. My car is a 2000 and I’ve had it since 2006, so I’m going to eventually need a new one. I know that $1,378 isn’t a lot for a down payment, so I’m going to try to save even more and double some of the amounts when possible.

So who’s with me on using this to save some extra money this year? You have to wait a whole year, 52 weeks (well, after this week, only 50 more) to actually use the money, but won’t that extra $1,378 (or more) be worth it in the end? I think so!! So let me know what you think of this and if you can think of any other ways to tweak it a bit.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What I’m Loving Wednesday

My first WILW post of the year and in a long time!!! So here goes…

I’m LOVING the Jobulator app. If you are a substitute teacher using Aesop, you definitely want to have this app!! You get alerted immediately when a sub position becomes available! And the jobs are gone within seconds!! Tonight I’ve seen a ton of jobs come up, but could only take 2 of them! The other ones were for tomorrow and Friday, and I already work day shift as a cashier. But starting on Monday, I’ll be working night shift, so I can start taking all the subbing positions I can!! So I picked up a subbing job for next Thursday and the Thursday after that!!

I’m LOVING 2013 so far!! I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again…2013 is going to be one of my best years yet!! I’m getting married in 4 months and I’m starting the next chapter in my life so I’m excited!!!

I’m LOVING that I rekindled a friendship with someone that I was friends with in high school! We’ve only hungout once so far, but it’s not going to be a one time thing!

And as always, I’m LOVING my amazing fiancĂ©, which from this post on, I’m going to refer to as B (short for Billy).

photo Have a great rest of your night everyone!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Monday!

Hey there blogging world!! It looks like I'm doing pretty good so far on my New Years resolution of blogging more because my last post was 4 days ago, not 4 months ago! I'm also doing pretty good with another resolution. Today I hungout with a friend from high school that I haven't seen in at least 4 years. She has a 3 (almost 4 year old) daughter that I never met today so I know it has been at least 4 years since I saw my friend last. I'm really glad that I got to see her today and I hope we continue talking and hanging out. As I mentioned in my last post, I need some good friends in my life so I'm glad that I got at least one of them back!
So my friend, her daughter, and I did some errands today. My fiancĂ© and I got some money for Christmas and I wanted to use that to do some grocery shopping. So of course, I waited until I saw the best deals in the ads and I couponed!! I saved 54% at the first store and 41% at the second store. I'm no "Extreme Couponer", but I'm still saving money so that's all that matters!! I got us a bunch of frozen vegetables, some pizzas, toaster strudels, meat. Oh, and the best deal I got was 5 General Mills  cereals for $5!! They had a deal that if you bought 4 you would get $2 off. Then I had a coupon for $1 off 2 and another coupon for $1 off 3. So once you put that all together, it came out to be $1 for each cereal!!
Well, that was about the extent of my day. I also stopped at Barnes and Noble to use a gift card. I didn't know what I was going to get because I read all of my books on my Kindle. So I decided to get some kids books that I can have in my future classroom. I ended up getting Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl, and two books from the Magic Tree House series: High Tide in Hawaii and Tonight on the Titanic (because I love Titanic!!!) Have a great rest of your night everyone!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

It has been quite a few months since I’ve lasted blogged. But I have decided that this year, I’m going to put more time into my blog than I did last year. So first off, I have some things to update all my followers on…

1. I finished student teaching and graduated in December!!! I officially have my teaching certification!!! I just signed up yesterday to start substituting and I can’t wait until I pick up my first job!! I’m going to work nights and weekends as a cashier and then substitute during the day!


2. There are only 4 months left until I marry the love of my life!!! I can’t believe that after such a long engagement (we got engaged in August of 2010), the wedding is now only 4 months away!!! And we still have a ton of planning to do!!

And that’s about all that is new with me since I blogged last. I’m so excited for what 2013 has to bring!! I think it is going to be one of the best year’s ever!

Here are my New Year’s Resolutions:

1. Eat healthier: While I tried to do this towards the end of 2012, I didn’t really keep up with it that much. Last year I started eating yogurt every day and I kept up with that pretty well, with only missing a day or two here and there. I also bought a lot of fruits and vegetables, but towards the end of the year I kinda stopped doing that. So I’m going to start buying fresh fruits and vegetables again. Another thing I’m going to do is start taking a vitamin every morning. I got adult gummy vitamins last year and I was doing good with taking them and then I just stopped.

2. Work out: When I used to work at Sonic, I got most of my exercise at work by running in and out of the building delivering food to each other. But now that I’m a cashier, I just mostly stand in one spot for my whole shift. It’s not that I need to work out in order to lose weight, but I need to work out to stay in shape.

3. Spend more time with family: For the most part, I only see my family around the holidays and some birthdays. But this year, I want to try to see my family more than just at holidays and birthdays.

4. Spend more time with friends: I’m tired of not having anyone to call up or text to say “Hey, wanna come over and hangout?” or “Wanna meet up for lunch?” In the past few months I haven’t had the time to try to fix some friendships that just suddenly stopped, so now that I’m done with school, I will have a lot more time for that. I’ve actually just recently started talking to 3 friends that I haven’t hungout with or talked to in a while. And I’m going to be hanging out with them in the coming weeks, so I’m pretty excited about that!! I miss the feeling of having a friend that I can talk to and hangout with so I can’t wait to get that back!!

So, now that I’ve given you an update of what I’ve been up to and shared my resolutions, I want to hear from you about your resolutions. Leave me a comment!! And again, happy new year!!

This year we have been given a blank slate. It's like 365 empty pages that have yet to be written. Your life is the pen. How will you write?