Tuesday, September 1, 2009


It's been a crazy couple of weeks! The MedCity News cornhole tournament was last week, and I was completely swamped in details for that...

Back in the office today for the first time in nearly a week. Lots of things going on with work and at home. Trying hard not to get too stressed out b/c I don't want to end up getting sick!

Just a few things of note:
1. Zhu Zhu pets are going to take over the world! Already sold out everywhere, I can't imagine the chaos they will cause come Christmas. Thank goodness my girls already have all four available hamsters and sets! Now, if we could get our hands on some clothes for the hamsters, we'd be all set!

2. Took myself off of the BCP. I was on it to treat my migraines and PMDD. I just hate the way it makes me feel. Taking a break for a while. Hopefully I can manage the symptoms on my own. Have a headache now, but pretty sure it's cuz I've had no caffeine today - another thing I'm trying to avoid.

3. Totally feeling the need to start exercising again and lose the weight that this past year has caused me to gain... ordered Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD today. I think I can squeeze in a 30 minute work-out in the a.m. before work. Wish me luck! (Said feeling has probably been caused by jeans shopping over the weekend... oh how I wish I was a little bit taller)

4. Met Maddy's preschool teacher yesterday. Very ready for her to start school next week. She's definitely going to learn a lot this year!

5. My work schedule for the next couple of weeks is getting out of control. Cornhole event was fabulous, but now my real work begins. I really want to close a couple of deals as a result of the cash we blew on the event... My life working for a start-up is never boring :)

6. My blackberry is being retarded today. It won't let me open my address book - it just freezes up. ANNOYING!!

That's it for now. Tomorrow's post will focus on the dentist and the hell it's been for my Maddy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kalahari Here We Come

So, heading out to Kalahari tomorrow for a 2-night stay with the fam. Should be fun except that as all mommies out there know, it's also a lot of work. Gotta head home tonight to load up the coolers and pack up EVERYTHING we need for 3 days of waterpark fun. Wow. Lots of work ahead, and I actually have to go to a meeting at 7:30 tomorrow morning before we leave!

All day I have been making a mental list of all things I must pack...

I put hubby in charge of shopping for snacks/drinks today. I'm sure he did a great job, and it's one less thing for me to worry about. We'll see when I get home tonight...

Lots happening at work. Totally busy few days, and I will have to keep my eyes on the email while we're at Kalahari. Very glad they have free Internet access!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Today's List

Woo-hoo! It's Friday. Not a whole of stress going on today. A few things I need to get done, but nothing major. I also think I'm feeling better after a pep talk/meeting I had this morning for work. Anyhow, here's my list:

1. Need to get birthday gift for Maddy to take to friend's party tomorrow
2. Thinking our Friday meeting/dinner is going to run later than I'd like
3. Hoping we have time to visit the Corn Festival this weekend
4. Hoping I can figure out a way for our little company to fund an intern
5. Need to round up stamping $$ owed to me... Hubby is not happy about that.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday's List

Here we go. Today, I'm thinking about:

1. What am I going to wear tonight? Going out with the neighbors to a bar/pub. I'm thinking jeans and my fav black flip-flops, but I'm not sure about a shirt...??
2. Will I be able to find what I want to wear in the giant pile of clean clothes that fills my extra bedroom? Hmm.... should probably put that all away sometime this century.
3. I need an intern. So happy to be talking to someone from NOCHE tomorrow!
4. I have to wake up early for the third day in a row tomorrow! Damn breakfast meetings.
5. Should I go through the mess of creating a "media kit" for the company?
6. Hoping hubby doesn't flip out when the credit card bill comes this month... which will be any day now, perhaps even today.
7. I NEED to put in the July stamping order this week. Damn all those ladies who haven't placed their orders yet!!! I hate harassing them.

That's it for now.


Well, it's been like 6 months since I've posted anything here. Why? Well, a lot has changed with me personally and professionally, and honestly, I had no idea what to do with this blog.

Do I want to be a "mommy blogger" and post about my kids? Not really. I love my kids, but more of my thoughts about them are purely in a bragging-show-off sort of way. Who doesn't think about their kids like that?

When I re-entered the blogging world last year, I had all intentions of writing more about my corporate life and the fashionista side of me that came with it; however, I am no longer living that life. Everyone knows I was job hunting during my last post. Happy news - I am employed and started a new job shortly after that last post. The interesting thing is that I now work for a start-up online news service and I am the only "employee" at this point. So, now some of this blog may share the trials and tribulations of heading down this untread path, I don't have too many characters to use here, and upon any Google search you would instantly figure out all of them.

Aside from the question of what to do with this blog, I also started wondering why do I want to blog at all? Answer: it's an outlet, a place to vent, a place to clear my head. Yes, sometimes I can write fun, spunky things, but I don't want to stress about that.

So - what's on my mind? What do I need to write about? Every day this is going to be my list of things on my mind, things that are stressing me out, things I just need to put somewhere... Maybe it's interesting to other people, and maybe it's not, but that's what I'm going to do.

I'm going to keep the name because, frankly, I love the name. And, also because finding the perfect shoes to any outfit is frequently a source of stress for me! Right now, I have some stress related to shoes: I have a DSW gift card (where said plaid pumps were purchased) and no time to shop!!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

40 Dumb Things About Me

1. Do you like blue cheese dressing? Nope.
2. Do you have a favorite non-coffee, non-alcoholic drink? Diet Mountain Dew
3. Do you own a gun? No way
4. What's your favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty coffee shop? Signature Hot Chocolate
5. What do you think of hot dogs? They're ok. I like them with the cheese inside.
6. Favorite Christmas movie? Rudolph by Rankin Bass
7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Hot chocolate
8. Can you do push ups? Yes, but not very many.
9. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My ring with Maddy's birthstone. Jerry gave it to me for my first Mother's Day.
10. Favorite hobbies? scrapbooking, stamping, shopping, reading
11. Do you have ADD? nope -I'm an extremely focused person
12. What's one trait that you hate about yourself? I have no patience.
13. Middle name? Sue
14. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? I need to get in the shower soon. I should probably eat a quick lunch before I leave for interview. I hate that I have a really long day planned.
15. 3 drinks I drink most often? Diet Mountain Dew, Sunny D, apple juice
16. Current worry right now? Ha! I think everyone knows the answer to that.
17. Current hate(s) right now? My house is a mess. Giant laundry pile.
18. Favorite place to be? home with my girls
19. How did you ring in the New Year? Party for hubby's 30th birthday
20. Like to Travel? Yes and wish I could do more of it!
21. Name three people who will steal this and post on their blog? Have no idea.
22. Do you own slippers? yes - several different styles
23. What color shirt are you wearing? gray and black
24. Could you ever make it 39 days on the show Survivor? Hell no. I'm a total girl. I hate being outside with bugs and animals. I don't even eat most normal food, so I could never do any of those weird food challenges. I have no patience for annoying/stupid people.
25. What songs do you sing in the shower? Sometimes HSM songs with Maddy.
26. Favorite girl names? Madeline, Emma, Charlotte, Chloe
27. Favorite boy names? Henry, Calvin
28. What's in your pocket right now? Don't have any pockets
29. Last thing that made you laugh? Maddy doing a runway show in her new bikini and sunglasses (I'll have to post pictures)
30. Worst injury you've ever had? Broken femur
31. Do you love where you live? LOVE my house. It's our dream home.
32. How many TVs do you have in your house? 4
33. Who is your loudest friend? ???
34. Does someone have a crush on you? Probably my girls, since I spoil them rotten!
35. What is your favorite candy? Reeses eggs
36. Favorite Sports Team? Not really into sports.
37. What were you doing 12 AM last night? On the computer
38. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today? All the shit I have to do before I leave for my interview
39. What is your favorite Holiday? Christmas
40. What are your plans for tomorrow? Home & Flower Show with my aunt, visit my grandparents, dinner with my girls and clean the house

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I had an interview yesterday with a hospital system that I would absolutely die to work for... they are growing and strong and a very reputable organization. The job is a perfect fit for me - a strategic communications manager role... aaahh... heaven.

I wish there was some way, aside from the normal things said in my interviews yesterday, that I could convey how passionate I am about health care and about the communications field, in general. Whenever I think about this job, I can just feel all the energy bursting inside. I want this job with my whole heart, but all I can do now is wait for them to call. HR said it would be a week or two... aaaahhh!

In all of the interviews I've been on these last several months, this one felt very different. I had no weird feelings or unusual gut reactions. I LOVED the people I met. I had a lot in common with them. I know a TON of the same people in their circle, and quite frankly, I was just inspired and refreshed in meeting the group.

I know I have posted here before about prayers and wanting particular positions, but this one is right for me. I can feel it in my soul. It's the right level, it's the right type of responsibilities, it's health care and fun people!!!!!!

I just have to wait now, and hope I don't get an ulcer in the meantime.