Monday, December 31, 2012

Sushi and snow

Well, we definitely got a nice snow dump this weekend. It's a regular old winter wonderland out there!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Feeling Managerial

Ever have one of those days at work that make you want to haul ass in the opposite direction and never return? Oh yes, that was yesterday. All I have to say is come 12 noon today, I'm out like trout.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

the "four letter" word

Yes...snow. My most hated "four letter" word. I was planning on getting into work super early today to bank some time so I didn't have to use any more of my vacation time to leave early on my last "Holiday Hours" Friday but, Mother Nature had other plans...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

'twas the day after Christmas and the house was a wreck...

I feel bad for the garbage men come next Monday...So, how was every one's holiday?? We began the festivities Monday evening at my mothers' house. She had about 14 people over and enough food for about 100. ha ha. Seriously, I thought you told me you were having just munchies mom??

Monday, December 24, 2012

'Tis the season!

Happy Christmas Eve! I am, hopefully, being let out of work at around 1pm today. Tonight, we are going to my mom's house for Christmas Eve and then we will be at Pat's parents house tomorrow for Christmas. Pat's two brothers, Chris and Dan,  and my sister-in-law Joanna are here for the next few days so we made sure to stock up our wine fridge accordingly:

Friday, December 21, 2012

oil slick

Soooo happy for Friday! Is everyone still here? I guess the end of the world doesn't happen on December 21, 2012.

Work out of the day: 5:30 am Spin with a focus on heavy hill climb. We had a sub today and she played much better music than the Body Guard so the class went really fast.

Do you ever get ideas stuck into your head and then you have to do what it is? I go through phases of different things I become obsessed with and now my newest obsession is dealing with my oily skin. I'm 31 years old! An esthetician told me that having oily skin will slow the aging in your face. I don't know if that's true or not but I sure am sick of having a shiny face.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lunch is on us

You know what tastes better than lunch? Free lunch of course! I was given $20 by my company to get lunch. Sweet! Since I was up at 4:50am on Wednesday and did 1 hour of spin (burned 478 calories and biked 21.5 miles), I was super hungry. I did eat breakfast but it never lasts long and if I don't eat a snack by 10 am, I have to eat lunch at 11am or I start to gnaw my own arm off.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sara the avatar and other musical things

I auditioned for a local company several weeks ago to be an avatar. What's an avatar? Good question! You know those video clips on websites that either explain what a company does or how something works? Yea, that person is an avatar. Companies pay advertising companies to create these videos for their websites and I have been officially hired on as an avatar! I can't wait until I start getting my scripts.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I have a 3 year old!

Wow. I can't believe my daughter turned 3 years old yesterday! Seriously, it's been a total blur.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekend Recap

I've had quite a busy weekend! My company is giving us "holiday hours" for the month of December so as long I hit 35 hours by 12noon on Friday, I can leave. You better believe I am taking advantage of that! I left work on Friday at 12 pm and headed over to pick up my son for school. This poster was in the hallway:

Ha! Apparently they were trying some latkes in class and then taking a poll. I wondered why my son kept asking me to make them...

Friday a.m. spin was just OK. Not because of the Body Guard but, because I was just tired! I kept checking the clock but I did manage to make it the entire hour. I only burned about 415 calories which means I was completely slacking on the climbs.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How about a little strep?

Happy 12/12/12! AND Ugh. The cooties got me! My throat is a-blazin but other than that, I feel OK. It's a 10 day round of antibiotics for me. My daughter is the only one left standing in my household who doesn't have it (knock on wood!) and hopefully doesn't get it. She has an important birthday party this weekend to attend; her 3rd!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Living in Midnight

I think the earlier sunsets are finally catching up to me. I swear it was already getting dark at 4pm yesterday when I was leaving work but the whole day was dreary and grey so I felt like I was living in midnight. I'm soooooo glad that we still don't have any snow yet (knock on wood!).

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sugar Rush

Well, there ended up being two people in my household, my son and my husband, who got strep throat on Friday! Pat was incapacitated for most of the weekend and my son, even with the sore throat, didn't seem too bad. He only had a mild fever on Friday but after his first dose of antibiotic, felt much better Saturday morning when he woke up. My babysitter said that three of her granddaughters had strep throat once and it ended up heading down south. Is that possible?? Yikes!! I guess viruses can travel. My throat is sore today...

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Fantastic Friday!

Well Hello Friday! I have missed you! 5:30am Spin was tough, as expected. I biked around 21 miles and burned about 498 calories in an hour. I know for sure that the spin instructor is, in fact the Body Guard. But don't worry Mr. Body Guard, your secret is safe with me :-)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

My morning commute in pics

My alarm went of at 5:45am this morning. I did not want to get up! Are your mornings hectic too?? 5:45am gives me just a little over an hour to get myself dressed, kids up, dressed and fed and all of our stuff packed to  be out of the house by 7:05am. No wonder I'm tired already! (I just noticed that I forgot my lunch today...)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Up for a little celebration?

Truth time! Some days, I just don't want to be at work. This is what I stare at for the majority of my day:

I know what you're thinking, Is that your very-talented art work on the wall? Why no, it's my children's but thanks for noticing!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Go Bananas, Choose Yonanas!

Back to the Grind

I can't believe it's Monday already! How on earth do the weekends go so fast?? Sundays are almost always filled with a lot of unplanned activity and somehow, the day goes by super fast and I find my 5 am alarm going off waaaay to soon.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A bathroom for me, a bathroom for you

The wine tasting last night was great! It was held at a local establishment called Four Seasons Spirits & Wine Cellar, Inc. There were about 23 different tables that represented different wineries and distributors. I had ALOT of tastes and the place was packed. Before we left the house :