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Saturday = no work = good mood

Despite yesterday being Friday, I wasn’t in a good mood after an early morning meeting. Let’s just say I keep finding my job more and more unfulfilling every day and I need to do something about it, but I don’t know what that something is yet. I haven’t found a new job or applied for any. I still want to change careers anyway, but that isn’t an easy thing to do. Being unhappy depresses me. I want a challenge. I want the skills I worked so hard for in so many years of schooling put to good use. More on this later at the end of the post.

My lunch break was spent reading a sample NASM personal training lesson to see if it’s something that interests me. I met someone at work last week that inspired me to possibly pursue fitness and nutrition via this program vs. going back to traditional school for yet another expensive degree.


After a restful sleep, I woke up in a good mood today. Maybe a good laugh with my hubby last night (over play dough and other things) and a good sleep is all I needed, just like this Irish Proverb says. My sweet ex-boss posted this on my Facebook page today.

I’ve still been keeping up with the March photo a day and I am always excited to see what the next day’s theme is. Thursday was car, so here’s a purposely fuzzy photo of mine.


Friday was sunglasses. Sadly, it wasn’t the sunniest of days and mine were in their case.


Today was green of course (Happy St. Patty’s Day!), so here’s my green purse and wallet.


After hitting the gym this morning for a great workout (love it when my energy is up and I push myself extra hard like I did today), I went to the mall. I dropped off some clothes to donate for the Goodwill sale at a local department store and I brought Macy’s coupons because a new Macy’s opened there.


I was pretty thirsty after shopping for a while and standing for an hour, watching a fashion show (more on that tomorrow and the celebrity that was the host), so I ventured over to Starbucks for one of my favorite summer drinks. A passion iced tea. I haven’t been to a Starbucks in a while, so I naturally had to get the latest free book offer.


I always ask for “just a little bit of ice” and the baristas or cashiers always kind of laugh. Well, I hate when I get an iced coffee and basically finish it in two big sips. Anyway, the girl today was extra nice and even said back to me “easy on the ice then” and I said yes. Now I know how to order it properly next time without getting a chuckle! It was perfect too–not too cold and it wasn’t warm at all.


The only purchase I made all day was at Bed Bath and Beyond and I got this cute pink Tervis “to go” lid for my Foodbuzz Tervis cup. I can’t wait to bring iced coffees to work instead of buying them off and on throughout the week.


Before we ran to Wal-mart to check out bike pumps and get fun things like toilet paper and toothpaste, I snacked on these bad boys. Love buffalo wing anything and these are fantastic!


At Wal-mart, I saw a huge reminder of the fact that I need to change my job soon. It involves the fact that I have to order items like play doh, etc. for an upcoming program. Let’s just say ordering items for my co-workers doesn’t thrill me at all and I had bad experiences with this in the past. It’s not the act of ordering, but then again, it sort of is because it gets back to that whole unfulfilled thing.


And then I saw it again. Aaah, it’s everywhere! Actually this one looks kind of fun because it involves mock baking.


Other Saturday fun included doing our taxes. My angel of a husband did them for us, but we also had many discussions about retirement accounts and such. I’ll be glad when they’re done and I hope we’ll actually get some money back this year with the way we’re going about contributing more to our IRA.

Phew, that post was a long post and I am sorry about my occasional whining about my job situation, but this is my blog and I want to document the fact that I am unhappy with that part of my life right now. I know this is public and I risk things by saying what I do, but sometimes it’s worth it to openly vent.

Hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day!


Power outage and Chobani winner

The lucky winner of the new Chobani flavors is…Sarah from Sarah Learns! You were lucky #19. Sarah, e-mail me your address and I will send it off to my Chobani contact. 🙂

I would have picked the winner last night, but around 6:45 p.m., the power flickered off and on multiple times and we lost power. I wasn’t in the mood to do much mostly because I was worried about when the power would come back on.

We have had a very mild winter here in Wisconsin, but the drive home last night was sloppy.



I came home to goodies on my door step though! White Girl salsa is the sweetest. I received that package last Saturday with broken jars and I cut my finger on the glass. They made up for it by sending me two jars of mild tomatillo that were delivered unbroken!


Tried it last night and it was yummy!


Isn’t this the most clever and cute note? They even attached band aids! Loved it! Thanks White Girl Salsa.


When the power went out, I decided to read by candlelight. Don’t know if I have ever done that! I am loving Jillian Michaels’ Unlimited. I’m about halfway through, so I’ll do a review when I am done.


We bundled up for bed with all of the blankets we own and both couldn’t really sleep that well. Around 2 a.m., the power came back on which was such a huge relief. It had been 60 degrees in our house. Pretty cold!

This morning, I got my haircut and the stylist gave me some cute curls since I am going to my friend Laurie’s wedding tonight!


Here’s a shot of my neighborhood for the March Photo a Day.


Time to paint my nails, get my outfit ready and maybe take a nap before Laurie’s wedding!

March photo a day

I love photography, so I am joining in on the March Photo a Day challenge to spice up my photography a bit. Care to join me? I enjoy looking at everyone’s pictures on Instagram. If you want to follow me, my user name is lmp831. I’ll likely follow you back!


3-1-12: Up. Taken from the bus this morning on my way into work. US Bank building in downtown Milwaukee. I was up on the top floor last fall and it’s the tallest building in Milwaukee, so it made me think of the word up.