Monday, November 30, 2009

Good Grief!

Every year around this time I think the same thing: "Where did the year go?" This year I really wanted to get more organized and write lists of things that I needed to get done...unfortunately that lasted probably the first week of January and I was back to my old ways (trying to remember everything in my head, which isn't very efficient!). I am not sure what I am going to plan for next year...

I also feel like I am behind on holiday schedule, mainly because of my hectic traveling. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this week will be my last trip out of town this year (but I won't hold my breath!).

Tomorrow starts my December daily. I am not sure if I am going to be able to create a mini-scrapbook but I am going to do my best to blog and post aDSC_7445 photo everyday. With this little guy in my world I am sure it won't be hard to do!

Friday, November 27, 2009

My cutest baby nephew

Love him so much already!

7 lbs 3 oz!!

Baby J has arrived! Mom, Dad and babe are in recovery and we will be visiting this afternoon - can't wait!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Back to H-town

Where did the weekend go? I can't believe the holidays are almost upon's coming way too fast! Fortunately only 2 days to work until Turkey day :). But then more work after turkey day - boo! Oh well, be thankful to have a job (is what I keep reminding myself!).

I am going to see New Moon with some friends tonight - not because I'm a huge fan but because I promised I'd go. Hopefully it won't be too cheesy!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

So proud

My babes just finished his 4th Ironman today. He did it in about 10hrs30min, his fastest yet! I am so proud of him! Unfortunately I don't think it will qualify him for Kona but still, he's an ironman!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


It's that time again...IRONMAN time! Today was spent travelling to Phoenix (upgrade - woot! but spent too much time on the computer this morning and forgot my IPod and reading material - boo!) and hanging out with Joe's sibs, aunt and grandparents. I am not uploading any pics yet because I forgot to pack the battery charger on my camera and don't want to risk losing juice tomorrow.

Looks like tonight is going to be an early night and I am going to be dreaming fast thoughts for the hubs...maybe a trip to Kona next year is in our future? Fingers crossed!

I have nothing to wear!

Ha! That is probably the silliest thing I could say. Being out of town and wearing scrubs all day make me miss my clothes (is that weird). And also make me want to shop. So as I was examining my new purchases, I also tried to rearrange my closet, but because it is stuffed to the brim it's hard to get organized.the madness that is my closetthe other sideBeing alive the better part of 3+ decades has caused me to accumulate much stuff and I really have no business buying any more clothes!

Friday, November 20, 2009


I really should be leaving for work this morning, but instead I'll blog a bit first! Today may prove to be a busy day if T, one of 2 techs, is still in the hospital with a kidney infection! The staff here is bare bones and today is a treatment day so I am hoping for the best...

I am pretty much all packed up. I can't believe the amount of stuff I have for a 4 day trip (i guess the shopping doesn't help - hee hee). I am stopping by Tingaling's to say hi to them and mom (and hopefully have some home-cooked food) before returning home to pack for Phoenix. And then back home for Thanksgiving week.

I am so ready for all this work travel to be over (I think we still will be coming here in December but hopefully the new doc will start soon!).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Doing my part

The main problem I have when working out of time is the uncontrollable urge to shop. Since I really have nothing better to do, and since we are close to some of my favorite stores, that's what I ended up doing this afternoon.

Fortunately most everything I bought was on sale (except some accessories from F21, but those are cheapie anyways). Old Nave was having their extra 50% off clearance items so I bought a few choice items on the cheap. Gap was having an extra 25% of clearance items too so I found a dress I had been eyeing.11.19.09Some things I have learned about shopping this week: almost everything eventually goes on sale so NEVER PAY FULL PRICE (this even includes most designer duds with the exception of LV...I really need to make friends with someone who works there - hee hee). If the item sells out before going on sale, you probably don't want it anyways - everyone already has it!

One other thing: Forever 21 is a good source for cheap trendy itmes, but steer clear of skirts, dresses and pants: most of their bottoms are made for teeny boppers with no thighs or hips! Their tops work for the most part, just don't feel bad if you have to size up.

The last thing: Wear what you buy!

Thank goodness I am going home tomorrow. At least I can say I have done my part to stimulate the economy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


The best part of working in San Antonio is the yoga studio I found. I have been practicing the first part of primary series as well as a vinyasa yoga here2009 11 05 photoIt's nice to get a different perspective from different instructors. Tonight Lisa gave us a hint to help with jump backs. I'm still not quite there yet, but I know what to work on!

In other family news, my soon-to-be nephew Cash Money, is making an early appearance! We are meeting him the day after Thanksgiving! Now that's definitely something to be thankful for :)

Up way too early

I was pretty tired last night but wok up at about 3:30 this morning and I couldn't get back to sleep. So I am surfing and posting. I guess I'll go work out here in a few. Ugh.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I have been obsessed with following fashion blogs and taking pictures of daily outfits lately. Don't know why, but it's making me happy so I'm going with it. {Unfortunately this leaves little time for scrapping, which I feel a bit guily about...but I figure it's ok to take a break from a hobby every once in a while. I am still taking photos like a madwoman tho!}

I have been especially obsessed with different types of necklaces. I have been stalking a couple from ATLoft, and finally took the plunge with my 30% FnF coupon!new necklace 2This 1st one is from Lisa for Loft and I had been eyeing it for a while but didn't want to pay full necklace 1This other one I had been eyeing the 1st time I came to SA for work but again, wanted to wait for a sale.

I really need to stop travelling for work so I stop shopping! What else is a girl to do when she's out of town?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Really behind!

The week home has been busy busy! Besides working like a mad woman (which is not necessarily a bad thing) I have been hangout with a housebound sister,2009 11 10 photomaking fun of my friends and their I-phones,2009 11 12 photopracticing some yoga,2009 11 13 photo, and eating some cupcakes!2009 11 16 photo
Joe leaves for Arizona tomorrow and I head out to San Antonio. Hopefully this will be the last trip!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hair cut day!

The biggest problem with having short hair is that it grows out! And sometimes when it grows out, it has a life of its own (see below)11.11.09I'm not sure what is going on with my expression, but what really bugged me was the wings growing out of the side of my head! Luckily David had an opening at lunch today and the wings were removed!IMG_6971He didn't really take that much length off the top, though. Maybe next time I'll go for a complete pixie look!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

please slow down...

time that is. this month is moving by waaaaay to fast and i have stuff to do! the time change is killing me as well - i feel like i need to be in bed at 7pm. is that ok to do?!?!

at least i got to spend some qt with tingaling and boom. she's getting so big! almost one month until cash money arrives...i can't wait!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Happy baby!

I helped throw a fun little baby shower for my baby sister today. I think for my lack of sleep I did not take as many photos as I would have liked...I hope sleeping in my own bed for the next week will get me back on track!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ready to be home already

I have so many thoughts of things I need to do swirling in my head. I have finally started a mini-list in my outlook but I really need to be writing this stuff down! Sigh. Every year my resolution is to be organized and every year that unravels by Jan 2!

I did wear a cute outfit to lunch with Joe and D.11.02.09Our dear friends, M and D, who have been together over 13 years, broke up last weekend when we were gone (much drama has ensued since then!). I feel really bad because M was the instigator and D still loves M, but I guess these things happen. I have a feeling things are going to get worse before they get better but I still love both of them dearly.

I am also missing my preggers baby sis - I can't wait to see how big her belly has gotten. Reminder to take lots of photos at her shower this weekend!

Monday, November 02, 2009

No rest for the weary

The weekend was fabulous and fun but also long and tiring! We just got home this morning and I have to leave tomorrow for San Antonio - boo! So I will try to update from the road, but I make no promises!