16 7 / 2014

When work life gets so busy that your boyfriend sends you a calendar invite to go on a date. He knows me so well lol. It’s been over a month since we’ve gone out and did something with just the two of us so I’m excited.

P.S. I hope the “hot” means Thai because I’ve been craving spicy food.

When work life gets so busy that your boyfriend sends you a calendar invite to go on a date. He knows me so well lol. It’s been over a month since we’ve gone out and did something with just the two of us so I’m excited.

P.S. I hope the “hot” means Thai because I’ve been craving spicy food.

14 7 / 2014

When stressed,  make Doubletree cookies and eat them all.

When stressed, make Doubletree cookies and eat them all.

09 7 / 2014

It’s 9:15p.m. and I’m contemplating going to the grocery store to get ingredients for cookies while I wait for my laundry to be done.  Pretty sure I’ll just end up falling asleep. 

It’s been a week of work and stress..but I gotta learn to roll with the punches. 

Most exciting update is I got highlights and my cat hates taking selfies with me.  I really need to tone down my partying ways…

It’s 9:15p.m. and I’m contemplating going to the grocery store to get ingredients for cookies while I wait for my laundry to be done. Pretty sure I’ll just end up falling asleep.

It’s been a week of work and stress..but I gotta learn to roll with the punches.

Most exciting update is I got highlights and my cat hates taking selfies with me. I really need to tone down my partying ways…

27 6 / 2014

Our view from our hotel room.  Hawaii—I can’t get over how beautiful you are.

Our view from our hotel room. Hawaii—I can’t get over how beautiful you are.

26 6 / 2014

My vacation starts at 2p.m. when we board the plane. Until then, my laptop and WiFi spot has still got me in work mode. Can’t wait until I can unplug for a few days.

18 6 / 2014

Most exciting news of my day: I perfected the art of poached eggs.

Most exciting news of my day: I perfected the art of poached eggs.

14 6 / 2014

Today was for biking along the coast and eating some delicious seafood. Nice to finally have a Saturday off!

02 6 / 2014

The cure for a stressful last month? 

Dinner,  drinks and a night of country music.

The cure for a stressful last month?

Dinner, drinks and a night of country music.

02 5 / 2014

This week in bullet points:
- Mao Mao loves the fact that I’m home a lot more. He is always constantly trying to lay on my keyboard and get my attention when I’m trying to work.
- My morning everyday this week has started at 4:00a.m. Just finished my last call of the week and I’m so happy. I forgot how exhausting being self employed is now that all my client projects have officially started.
- Since I meet with clients a couple times during the week, a new laptop was necessary. I ended up “taking” Daniel’s laptop and we bought a lower end version (but still awesome) of his laptop for him. We look pretty legit rolling into meetings with matching laptops that are touchscreen and allow us to write our notes on it with a stylus.
- Client meetings are always best when it involves food. It’s always nice to hear feedback from clients about how they value our honesty and integrity and that it’s hard to find these days. 
- Hoping I’ll finish work by late afternoon so we can grab a late lunch and catch a movie. It’s been nonstop for me and next week is going to be chaotic with work, my birthday and Vegas for work at the end of the week!

This week in bullet points:
- Mao Mao loves the fact that I’m home a lot more. He is always constantly trying to lay on my keyboard and get my attention when I’m trying to work.
- My morning everyday this week has started at 4:00a.m. Just finished my last call of the week and I’m so happy. I forgot how exhausting being self employed is now that all my client projects have officially started.
- Since I meet with clients a couple times during the week, a new laptop was necessary. I ended up “taking” Daniel’s laptop and we bought a lower end version (but still awesome) of his laptop for him. We look pretty legit rolling into meetings with matching laptops that are touchscreen and allow us to write our notes on it with a stylus.
- Client meetings are always best when it involves food. It’s always nice to hear feedback from clients about how they value our honesty and integrity and that it’s hard to find these days.
- Hoping I’ll finish work by late afternoon so we can grab a late lunch and catch a movie. It’s been nonstop for me and next week is going to be chaotic with work, my birthday and Vegas for work at the end of the week!

07 4 / 2014

Monday Check-in Randomness:

- I FINALLY finished my taxes. I’m such a procrastinator when it comes to doing my taxes because I always owe money. This year was no exception. I’m happy that it’s done with and I don’t have to think about it anymore.

- We discovered a new hiking trail less than 10 minutes away from my apartment! I can’t wait until we can explore it more. I made Daniel keep jumping back and forth until I got the perfect action shot. 

- My Kindle Paper White has been dead for months because I couldn’t find my charger. I ordered a new charger and a cover and it arrived on Saturday. I bought the newest sappy, Christian fiction book on it so it’s safe to say I’ll be spending my evenings reading before bed.

- Mao Mao has been extra cuddly this weekend and I love it. He wasn’t interested in helping me with my taxes, but he thought my pile of 1099’s made a comfy bed for him ;) 

- I’m going on my first REAL vacation in less than 3 months with my family. We are going to…Hawaii! It’s going to be so much fun! 

- I bought my first melon baller and made an awesome fruit salad as the perfect side to yesterday’s Sandwich & Chips lunch. Watermelon, Honey Dew and grapes!  

There is still a lot up in the air concerning my career and pending projects, but today I’m grateful for all the simple things in life that make me happy. :)

Monday Check-in Randomness:

- I FINALLY finished my taxes. I’m such a procrastinator when it comes to doing my taxes because I always owe money. This year was no exception. I’m happy that it’s done with and I don’t have to think about it anymore.

- We discovered a new hiking trail less than 10 minutes away from my apartment! I can’t wait until we can explore it more. I made Daniel keep jumping back and forth until I got the perfect action shot.

- My Kindle Paper White has been dead for months because I couldn’t find my charger. I ordered a new charger and a cover and it arrived on Saturday. I bought the newest sappy, Christian fiction book on it so it’s safe to say I’ll be spending my evenings reading before bed.

- Mao Mao has been extra cuddly this weekend and I love it. He wasn’t interested in helping me with my taxes, but he thought my pile of 1099’s made a comfy bed for him ;)

- I’m going on my first REAL vacation in less than 3 months with my family. We are going to…Hawaii! It’s going to be so much fun!

- I bought my first melon baller and made an awesome fruit salad as the perfect side to yesterday’s Sandwich & Chips lunch. Watermelon, Honey Dew and grapes!

There is still a lot up in the air concerning my career and pending projects, but today I’m grateful for all the simple things in life that make me happy. :)