Saturday, December 20, 2014

Work Contest!! And I Plan On Winning!

So we are playing a weight loss game at work. I am so down for this! 1. I NEED to loose weight. 2. They are paying for the gym membership for the two months the contest is running.
I am excited because it is who ever looses the highest percentage based on their start weight. So I think everyone has a fair shot. But what a great way to get yourself in the right zone to really get serious about loosing weight and my health. Plus, the winner gets their gym membership paid for for the rest of 2015! BOOM! I know I want that!
So, where to begin. I am hella fat! LOL I have always been large and last year I ended up preggo when I was at my fattest! I really did fine with weight gain over the course of the pregnancy, it was after where I epic-ally failed myself! I was depressed, the baby would only sleep when I was holding him and the Husband brought donuts home for dinner WAY too often. :-)
Lets just say the results from almost three months of shock and adjustment into motherhood left me Jabba sized!
So, its time to get real. Pause for a disclaimer: I am not really into photos, I am a woman after all and I don't like the way I look in photos when I am this heavy. That said, if you plan on commenting about my being fat in a negative way, know this, you can't just comment on my blog with out my approval, and fuck your negativity, I get laid daily by a hot, ripped man with a six pack, whats wrong with your life? Mine rocks!
The game starts January 2nd. So I have two weeks to get my game plan in place as to how I am going to kick every ones ass at work!!! Please feel free to comment with diet tips and encouragement! I am sure many of you have been here before.
I wonder if I have to give up coffee? Maybe just coffee with cream. But still coffee, right?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Hate Retail! And I got a New JOB!!

OMG! Quick while the baby is sleeping! I must post something!

OK, so life is changing lately, and that's a good thing. I just recently got a new job! I am so excited! I will no longer be working at the bookstore! Woot! I have been there for the last 14 years and am ready for a change! So, I am so presenting the top 10 reasons to hate retail! LOL

10. Standing all day. Standing all day sucks. Enough said.
9. Working with teenagers. I laugh as I write this because I started this job as a teenager and now that I am 30, I can't stand teenagers! One reason, they are lazy!
8. Working Holidays. This again, just sucks. To miss almost every family Christmas or holiday party is no fun. I like tradition!
7. Horrible pay. Why is it so many people are paid more than people that serve the public?
6. Not having a fixed schedule. It is murder on your body and your life to always be switching from first to second shift with a couple of mid shifts here and there.
5. Working for people who are stupid. This happens in every retail job. My boss now is awesome, but there were a few in the past that all I could do was look at them and say, "really?".
4. Listening to people on the phone. Just tell me what you want! I don't have time to chat, nor do I care about who, what and why!!
3. Trying to sell stupid products that the company makes you sell. All I can think of is, "I wouldn't buy this, why should I make anyone else?".
2. Spending 15 minutes with a customer deciphering their gibber jabber to finally find what they are looking for and then they don't buy it... enough said.
1. Being yelled at by the public. GET A LIFE! Your crappy problems are not mine!

So with this said I say goodbye to retail! I will not miss you, but thank you for the money and life experience. And yeah... well, deuces.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Playing Around... Baby Eli 3 Months

My sweet little boy is having way too much fun with his hands lately! This is also one of the first times he has actually held a toy with purpose. So far he hasn't shown much interest in picking anything up. He loves his play gym and smacking the crap out of the toys that hang above him, but this is the first toy he has held in his little hands for a period of time. :)
We have hit the 3 month mark and boy has it been a journey so far! Smiles are abundant and laughs are freely given! Love this little guy so much!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Little Guy in His Bow Tie!

Just wanted to post the picture of my little guy Eli in his bow tie!

If you like this bow tie please go to W.C.O. by Nancy on Etsy
He's so cute! I know, I am a bit partial to this guy, but seriously, so cute! Can't wait to get him more!

Friday, January 10, 2014

New Addition Takes Life in New Direction

2013 was by far the best year of my life. I was able to start making jewelry and learned some very cool techniques. It was an awesome feeling to find a new outlet for my creativity and one I could share with other people, not to mention make a few bucks on the side. It was also the best year because of the birth of my son, Eli.
Eli James, My Little Guy

 I never thought I would be a mother, but here I am, two months into it and still freaking out.
So many people told me being a parent would change my life. I never doubted that, how could it not change my life? Being responsible for another life, well, I don't think there is a bigger responsibility than that of being a parent. I have never felt so much love and fear at the same time.
Hold the baby, feed the baby, love the baby, change the baby, bathe the baby, its a vicious cycle.
Now, don't get me wrong, I love being a mother, but this is hard! I know mothers everywhere are laughing right now because they have been there and felt the same things. It amazes me how much I can actually handle. I am running on no sleep, crap for food and I can't remember the last time I showered.
Me, day two home from hospital, getting ready
to down a pain pill. :-)
 Sure, I have my husband to help, but he can only do so much. And I have to tell you, every time he complains about being tired, I have the strongest urge to punch him in the face. KABOW! LOL But seriously, he has been a doll. That's another thing about becoming parents, I don't know if I could love my husband any more than I do now that I have watched him be a father.
Chad and Eli, Father and Son

Since Eli has been with us, I have learned so much about myself and have begun to analyze my life in ways I never have before.
As I take this new direction with this new addition it stands to reason this blog will move in a new direction. I hope everyone enjoys the journey and don't worry, I will still do some fashion posts as well as posts on life, parenting and general musings.
Well, here we go! Crazy little thing called life!
Welcome to the world Eli James