Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ten on Tuesday

1.  Twice already today, I've thought it was Wednesday.

2.  Since I didn't do a Weekend Recap this week, the weekend consisted of the following:  supporting my friends' kickball games (1+1), watching my first ever rugby game, dinner with friends, major house cleaning, crochet, and working my business.

3.  I have six books on my bookshelf at home waiting to be read.  This is not a problem.

4.  The search for a pair of nice leggings that are not see-through when I bend over is getting difficult.  Any suggestions?

5.  Tonight, I am auditioning for another play.  This one will really push me out of my comfort zone.

6.  Ah, the memories. 

Okay low key me with my section after this year's camp 😂:

7.  I love this!

Love it!!                                                       …:

8.  My project list from last week hasn't gotten any smaller.  The blanket I'm working on has only gotten just a little bit bigger.  I should start keeping track of the hours I spend on this thing.

9.  Is it too early to start planning the holiday party?

10.  I'm planning another Sweatpants Dinner in a couple weeks and I am super excited!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ten on Tuesday

1.  Check this out!  Only 3 books to go!!!!

2.  How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran is one of the best books I've read this year.

3.  This is pretty accurate:

Okay the reason this is on the Phan board is because this sounds a lot like Phil... Just saying!:

4.  Here is the current list of the craft projects I have/want to do:  the crochet blanket, remake my Christmas wreath, remake my mom's Thanksgiving wreath, create front door decorations for Christmas, project for Christmas gift, remake 2 other Christmas wreaths, create custom space for Melody, find and refinish living room storage piece, prepare ornaments/decorations for Harry Potter tree.  The list keeps growing.  Could I just make crafting my job?

5.  I'm on the holiday party committee at work again this year.  It's time to get creative and come up with something cool and fun that's different than the last couple years.

6. Someone please explain to me what the hell is going on with all the clowns?

7. Seriously though,

I don't work weekends, but I know this face well and that blender is looking pretty good right now.:

8.  Writing my sister's new last name on her birthday card really threw me off for a bit.  Anyone else have this problem?

9.  Did I mention I got a new car?  It's awesome and has Bluetooth so I can use hands-free in the car and listen to my audio books without having to use a cable to plug in my phone.  (happy dance)

10.  This post took all day to write.  I wasn't very prepared this week.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekend Recap...

Friday:  After work on Friday, my friend and I went out for ice cream to celebrate her birthday.  Then, while she was at a kickball game, I went to the store for some snacks and laundry detergent, picked up Melody from the groomer, and did a very fast clean/pickup of my apartment.  After her game, she came over for an impromptu birthday celebration that included yummy snacks, movies, and crochet!  It was fun, and even hilarious that this is how we spent our Friday night.

Saturday:  I worked a long shift (longer than I've worked at my part time job) on Saturday.  Although I was up late the night before, the day went by quickly.  It was a good day to and my coworker and I created a very pretty fall display that we were so proud of, we both took pictures.  Someone even purchased an item from the display. :)  That makes for a very good day!  That night, after relaxing for a little bit with Melody, I took apart my mom's old Halloween wreath and remade it.  I think it turned out really cool, what do you think?  I kind of wanted to keep it for myself. 

Sunday:  Sunday morning was peaceful with coffee and cooler temperatures.  I managed to clean up the plants from the patio (all but three had died) and planted some clippings from an indoor plant I had.  Finally.  Afterward, it was off to lunch with my extended family to celebrate the birthdays of my dad and uncle.  October is a very busy month for us.  The rest of the afternoon was spent helping my dad power wash the house.  It's amazing how wet you get when all you're doing is moving the machine and hoses around and holding the ladder.  I then went home and prepared for a facial that included a customized color look which ended on a very high note.  I made a fantastic sale and gained a new customer!  The rest of the night was spent with Melody and crochet.  This blanket I'm working on is consuming all my spare time and taking f...o...r...e...v...e...r...

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ten on Tuesday

1.  I didn't post at all two weeks ago because I was in Ohio with my parents helping to prepare for my sister's wedding.  It was a very long week, but so great too.  I didn't post last week either because I was tired.

2.  I got my Halloween decorations out over the weekend!  While watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, of course!  My neighbors put theirs out a little while ago, but to be honest, it looks stupid.  They've put a rubber spider on their coral/green flower door hanger and placed a pumpkin next to their spring green gnome, right next to their purple and black rug.  Not at all cohesive.

3.  I turned the air conditioner off in my apartment a week ago.  The temperatures at night have been cooler, but it hasn't frosted yet.  Let's hope my allergies allow me to keep the windows open until it's time to turn the heat on.  So far, so good.

4.  After being gone for a week, I had a very busy but productive day at work on my first day back.  By the time I left, I had gotten my email down from 119 to 7 and had gotten almost completely caught up already.  Its back to business as usual now.

5. Are you on Goodreads?  You really ought to try it out.  I love keeping track of the books I want to read and those I've read.  Oh, by the way, I only have 4 books to go before finishing my goal for the year.

6.  Thank goodness for a sale on yarn at Joann's.  The crochet project I'm working on is now on its 5th skein on Caron One Pound yarn and its not even halfway complete yet.  A stop at the store is very important this week.

7.  At the end of the month, there is a party I want to attend with my fellow Mary Kay consultants.  In order to attend, I must complete facials on 60 women.  I've completed 3 so far.   Only 57 to go!

8.  This is a legitimate thing:

Introvert Problems - i used to feel like such a freak, but the more i read about introverts, the better i feel.  it is helps so much to know i am not alone:

9.  If you look at my Pinterest pages, you might have noticed that I recently pinned a lot of Gryffindor items.  Yep, I was sorted into Gryffindor and I find it very fitting.  Also, I'm a Leo.  Coincidence?  :)

Harry Potter (Sorting Hat Gryffindor) MightyPrint Wall Art:

10. Let's all take a moment, and say HELLO! to October!

My favorite color is October.:

Monday, October 3, 2016

Weekend Recap...

It always seems that once October comes, every weekend is booked until the end of the year.  This has officially started.  However, I can't complain, I loved every moment of this past weekend.

Friday:  To better prepare for the annual tradition of attending a craft fair with my mom, I went to my parents house for the night.  We simply sat on the porch and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather.  Once I got hungry, I ate dinner and set to work on my current crochet project.  I managed to complete 4 rows, but that only equals about 1 inch in width that was added to the project.  Then, it was early to bed.

Saturday:  Every year, my mom and I got up early to attend a craft fair in a nearby town.  This town is tiny, but the craft fair brings in thousands of people with lots of vendors.  We learned that this was the 44th year and we have attended 26 of them!  Some years are better than others and this year was great!  We each found many items to take home.  I even got a couple Christmas gifts purchased and an item for my front door Christmas decorations.  After a quick lunch, it was off to work for me for the afternoon.  It was my first day back in over 2 weeks and it felt so good to be back.  I even ran into someone I hadn't seen in years, who just happened to recognize me first.  It was so cool to see her.  That night, I did a little organizing around my apartment and put out my Halloween decorations before going to bed a little early again because the next day was a very early morning.

Sunday:  I had to be at work at 7 am to begin transitioning the store for the holidays.  I know, it's crazy to see Christmas stuff next to Halloween stuff, but it must be done.  To help everyone deal with the early morning a little better, I brought in donuts.  Once I got of work, I met my grandma to do some shopping for my dad's birthday and then we met my parents to celebrate Dad's birthday at his favorite place.  That afternoon, I was able to spend some time with Melody and get some customer contacts done before taking a very short nap.  In the evening, I completed 2 facials with some fantastic girls.  We had a lot of fun, I got two faces towards my goal of 60, referrals, and a followup booking!  All in all, a good night.  I spent the rest of the night on the couch with my Chinese for dinner and my crochet.  Once again, I only completed 3 rows.  Maybe four.  I lost count.

How was your weekend?  Does the beginning of fall signify the start of a busy few months for you too?