Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Confess Sess

Its Wednesday's confessional..

I must say I am enjoying my job change.  For the first time in a long time I actually took a lunch, left the office and went and picked up a salad. Came back and ate it while reading a few chapters of my newest book on my kindle in the cloud.

I have been jamming to Prince in my office all day.  I've been looking for the rarer CD's and am pretty proud of my acquisition of the Gold Experience its been out of circulation for a long time and even when it was new it was a limited release.

I started reading the first book of The Preston Six - its pretty good - Thankfully the rest of the books are on Kindle as well and are pretty easy on pricing.

It's rained so much lately I've wondered when I moved to Seattle and someone forgot to tell me.

I'm looking forward to my 4 day weekend - I took Tuesday off as well.

I'm super excited for Through the Looking Glass..

My new office is smaller but somehow feels nicer being cozier - my other office I always felt as though half of it was wasted space.

I am looking for Starwars pictures for the walls.

I need to start decluttering my house - I have a TON Of things my mother decided I needed - I need to NOT feel guilty about purging them. I am not a huge fan of having tons of crap. She is a hoarder who has all of her things ALL off her mothers things - my grandmother died in 1997....

 looked into that KonMarie method - though I am not thanking my things for what they have done for me that day, apparently she thanks her shoes for caring her through the day as she takes them off, her clothes for serving purpose and on and on. I get not keeping anything that doesn't make your heart sing but I draw the line at thanking my shoes..

More Coffee Less Talky

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Monday, May 23, 2016

The One Where the Car Ate My Couch

Some how when you are driving an older car it just knows you have funds saved and a plan for it.  We were going to go couch shopping over the weekend Made plans to go on Sunday, I had checked out the Furniture Mall out on line had looked a few possibilities picked a few to go look at and my car said yeah nope.

Wednesday on my way home the car started acting wonky. I limped it home and then decided it needed to go to the shop we always use. I just made it. Pulled in with a crap ton of racket the car shuddered and all the dash light came came on. The power steering belt had broke taking out the alternator belt and some other belt was shredded in the engine bay.. Fun times! It also was misfiring and 3 spark plugs were fouled out. WEEEEE! The icing -- It needed a font brake job and roters as they were original - did I mention the car is a 2002...

My mechanic said do the work it will last through the Summer then you can think about trading it in. OK lets do it. Oh and in a few weeks it needs new tires.. YAY!!  So he does the work I go to pick up the car and Bill says hey you know its still a really solid car. Yeah it has cosmetic issues - read rust from the boat ride to the US. However it should last you a few more years.. I looked at him and said wait what?? Seriously?? Then fix the AC.  So it went back in today to get that done.  No AC in a Midwest summer sucks ass.

Suddenly not having the new couch isn't that big of a deal - I'll go to home goods and get new pillows for it.  I wasn't really ready to get a new car, yeah I talk about it but I am really really fond of my car and pretty attached - rust and all. Plus hello a few more years of NO CAR PAYMENTS - that ROCKS! I haven't had a car payment in over 7 years. I'm okay with that..

So back to saving....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Life Lately ..

I've been staring at a blank blogger page for days now.  Every time I started to blog I got called away for other things..

Its been a busy few weeks.  My job was reorganized when a key team member decided to relocate south. So I am getting a handle on the new things.

A few weeks ago I was adopted by this lil guy, meet Griffin - my long haired Maine Coon baby..

I forgot how much fun and how active kittens are.  These were taken his first day home - I think he settled in just fine.  Now days he's waking me up anywhere between 1 and 4 am for lovins.  He's so lucky he's so cute..  He's also hanging out with me in the bathroom in the morning while I am getting ready for work.

I cut more of my hair off and the pink is gone. At times I do miss the longer pink hair but this is a TON easier to deal with.

I've been going through my closets and ditching all of my clothes that are to big, no use hanging on to them plus I need closet space!! Said EVERY WOMAN .

I hit these miles stones this week:

And this is at the 10 mile mark of the 2nd part of the Alice Adventures race.. This medal is a rabbit. Looking so forward to part 3 - the Cheshire Cat!!

For the first time in a long while I read over the weekend - finished 3 books. I wasn't really on social media much. Now I am searching for my next read... whats good??? 

 What have you been up to lately? 

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Just Finished - Mother, Mother - Koren Zailckas

Ever have a book that once you finish it you have no idea what to read next because nothing sounds good after the world you just finished. ...