Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ahhh.... The Weekend

Good Morning everyone.... and welcome to my 2 amazing followers!  I am so happy that it's finally Saturday.  I slept in, I plan to catch up on my DVR, run some errands, and then dinner with my hubby.  We decided that even though he's laid off we still need to treat ourselves every once and a while.  We're not doing anything fancy, just dinner at Perkins, but we don't want to be in the house all the time.  I'm so happy it's the weekend!  I also decided that blogging everyday might be difficult for me right now but I'm going to try.

Only 6 days until sun and fun!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo Friday.... Kinda

I've had a tough time keeping up with pictures, but here's what's on my iPhone camera right now... enjoy!

I sported red lips for my work banquet... it was a 1920's theme.  This was the night before... trying to get used to the red

Flower from my hubby on Valentines Day

This is how my husband takes my Starbucks order... can you see the funny?

My Sunday Project last week

It was nice all week and then it decided to snow on Sunday - are we done yet?

Tuesday night after working from home all day b/c of the snow

Macie visited me at work - she was pooped by 9:30 AM

We got a new coffee machine at work and it makes Starbucks Hot Cocoa - I'm addicted!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It all happens in three's...

You know that saying "bad things happen in threes"?  It's so true and it has always been the case in my life.  This is just going to be a quick blog because I have things to get done tonight, but my husband got laid off today, my grandma passed away, and I'm dealing with a personal issue that I'm not ready to share with the world yet.  It's been a rough 2 weeks, but I have an amazing support system... my boss has been so great through all of this crap I've been dealing with and my mom is always an inspiration to me.

It may happen in three's but I have 100 times that in support.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hello My Name Is Megan... I live in Wisconsin and I'm afraid of snow!

Ok, I'm not so much afraid of snow as I am driving in the snow.  It's crazy right?!  I mean, I live in Wisconsin and I've been driving in it for the last 10 years... I even learned how to drive in the snowy weather!  My fear started last year when I got into an accident in my husbands Corolla.  I usually drive a Jeep but I had his car that day.  My mom, sister, and I had left my house on the way to theirs after shopping.  I started to stop at a yellow light and instead I slid right through the red light and jumped the curb.  No one was hurt and no cars hit me, thankfully.  Ever since then, I will not drive his car in the winter and I have asked him not to drive it either.  

Yesterday we got around 4 inches of snow and he worked from home while I drove the Jeep.  Overnight we got another 6 inches or so which meant that I wasn't letting him drive in the snow.    I was going to drive him into work on the south side of Milwaukee, but the commute was 47 minutes (usually 10).  To get from the south side to the north side, where I work, probably would have taken me around 2 hours.  I decided to work from home and let him take the Jeep.  Thankfully, I have an amazingly understanding boss and she was ok with it.  We actually haven't had that much snow this winter so this was only my third time all season working from home.  We're stuck with the Corolla for now, but we are planning to start a Truck Fund as soon as we pay down our debt a little.  

On a happy note, I got the cutest phone call today.  My cousin, Holly, called me and said William, her son, had something to tell me.  So, he gets on the phone and I hear a little voice say "Auntie Megan."  It was the cutest thing.  He's almost 3 and has been calling me Megan but he started putting the Auntie in front of it this week.  Then he said "I wuv you Auntie Megan."  So freakin cute!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Why I've Been MIA...

I feel a little defeated.  It was my New Year's resolution to blog everyday and I was doing really well, even when I was sick, but the last couple weeks have been hard.  We had a big awards banquet at work and on top of that have been really busy so I wasn't blogging because of that.  To pile on to that, my grandmother passed away a week ago and I haven't had the urge to blog about my feelings.  I don't think I've come to grips with it 100% - especially since last night I was watching Family Guy with my husband and started crying when the old man Nazi fell and broke his bones (my g-ma passed away from complications of a broken hip and Alzheimer's).  My husband didn't know what to do since I was laughing moments earlier and then just broke into a fierce cry.  Can't you picture that?  It's actually kind of funny to think about now. 

I have been trying to keep myself busy and this weekend was helpful.  I had a photo shoot with my cousin and her kids on Saturday and then date night with the hubs.  We saw I Am Number Four and went out for sushi.  The movie was pretty good, and there was a big set up for a second movie.  I like those action, comic book type movies though so I might be partial to say it was good.  Then, yesterday I cleaned my bedroom, organized the closest and my dresser drawers, cleaned the kitchen and dishes, and cleaned the bathroom sink.  It also started to snow!  I thought we were done with the snow but I guess not since there were about 4-6 inches on the ground and we're supposed to get another 5" over night.  The hubs stayed home from work and I took the Jeep out... the roads weren't too bad, but I can only imagine what it would have been like driving his Toyota Corolla in the ice/snow mix that were on the roads.

So, I'm back to blogging and will be trying to keep up my Photo Fridays too.  Below are some pictures from the shoot on Saturday... Enjoy!

Kaylin getting ready for her photo shoot

1920's hat left over from my work "Roaring 20's" banquet

Yep... she loves diamonds already and she can't even talk!

Packer Clan!

William didn't really understand the frame concept but this is a great picture!

He loves blueberries

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This is going to be a busy week...

I don't know if I'm going to be able to blog much this week.  I'm really busy at work and I have something to do almost every night!

Tonight my hubby and I are working on some music for my work banquet on Thursday, tomorrow I have some last minute shopping to do, and Friday I'm baby sitting.  I'll be doing some really short posts I guess :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Traveling Gnome!

This is a great Monday!  First of all GO PACK GO!  We won the Super Bowl people... it's pretty awesome to be from Wisconsin today.  I wasn't looking forward to coming into to work though because I haven't been feeling good and I just didn't want to get out of bed.  But I did... I put my two feet over the edge of the bed and made it out with limited complaints.  When I got to work, there was a little surprise in my mailbox... my profit sharing amount!  HOLLA for Profit Sharing!  We plan on paying down our biggest card and saving the rest for vaca money. 

Now, I'm searching the traveling gnome for some good deals.  I looked on Thursday night when we decided to go and the prices have actually come down since Thursday... I wonder if I wait even longer if they'll go down more?  I'm not going to take any chances though, I'll be booking our flight and such as soon as we get our tax refund or my profit sharing check.  Hopefully the rest of the week will be as awesome as today is!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Showing some team spirit...

There is no Photo Friday this week because I've been really sick and haven't been up to having my picture taken.  I'm starting to feel better, thanks to Advil Nasal Congestion.  Anyway, tomorrow is a big day for Wisconsin - we're playing in the Super Bowl!  Hopefully I'll feel better and up to making the Reuben Dip.

Here's Lil' Wanye showing his team spirit.... it's all about that Green and Yellow!

Friday, February 4, 2011

No Blog, Just Bed

I'm really sick so I don't have anything interesting to say.  My throat is dry and soar and I have the worst nasal congestion.  This sucks!  I hope I'm better tomorrow because I don't want to miss my little cousins b-day party.... but right now, it's looking like I'll be laying in bed all day tomorrow - again.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Can I get a sick day?

I have been trapped inside the house for the last 2 days because of the snow.  The only time I've been outside is to wipe my car of snow, maybe a total of 30 minutes.  And with that said, I got sick.  How does one manage to get sick when they spend 47.5 hours indoors?!  I'm going to try to make it through the work day and then curl up in bed with hot tea and the remote.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Officially a Snow Day!

There's a lot of snow... and not just a couple inches either.  I think the totals on the news today were between 12-18 inches and my neighborhood is on the higher side of that number.  There were 63 accidents overnight and cars abandoned all over the place.  They even shut down the main highway today because of the snow.  Craziness... but we live in WI so what can we expect.  The forecasters are saying it's the worst storm in 20 years though.  Anyway,  I worked from home again today and so did the hubby.  We just got back in from outside and it's chilly!  We had to shovel off my car and there wasn't much snow on it because I wiped it off last night but there was a 4 ft snow drift in between my car and my neighbors car.  I stayed to help my landlord with the drive way while the hubs went back to work.  It's a sunny day out so the snow is melting slowly but with the cold weather coming in, ice is going to be our next issue.  Pray for safe driving for me and anyone else on the roads.  :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Trapped Inside...

This is going to be a quick blog.   We are having horrible weather here in Wisconsin so I worked from home today.  I actually missed the office.  I now appreciate my large dual monitors, my comfy office chair, and the ability to get up from my desk.  When working from home, the system is a little slower so it takes longer to do everything.  I have been chained to my laptop screen all day except when I went out in the bitter cold to shovel.  Here's to hoping tomorrow is slower then today.  Cheers!