Sunday, July 28, 2013

Currently, vol 23.

Hey everyone, Happy Sunday!
This is gonna be a pretty short post because I am sitting at Starbucks again... Comcast. The internet at my house has decided to not work for the past four days! So here we go. (Oh and my backspace button is being a jerk thinking its for going to the last page I was on.)

reading not a whole lot since I've been working and working out.  
writing in my pretty pink journal. I love writing my thoughts and feelings down on paper. I have decided to write everyday despite how busy I am. It will take five minutes out of my day. I love it.  
thinking  about all the nursing things I need to accomplish this week, and how my bank account will reflect how much I need to do. 
smelling wonderful Starbucks coffee and shampoo. I worked from 6-2 today and went for a 4.2 mile "run". It was more of a walk. I think someone was dragging me along behind them like a dog. It was terrible.  
wishing the rest of my summer will slow down because of all I need to finish. 
wearing rolled up jeans and a tshirt. The weather is just beautiful. It was in the 60s today and yesterday. I know it's July, but it is just a glimpse of fall weather. I'm excited. 
loving that my friend Ary surprised me at work yesterday for no good reason except seeing my car in the parking lot. She is so cute! 
wanting to buy another mocha... my subconscious is telling me no since I have to be up at 4:45 tomorrow for work.  
needing Comcast to fix my internet. It is so dang sad how dependent I am on the internet, but I want to catch up on my shows!
feeling the jitters from the espresso. I hardly ever have caffeine anymore, and it's probably for the best.  
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Let it Rain!

Oh July, I love you very much, but thank you for the break. It is drizzling here in my town, and I am in love. I am wearing jeans and my favorite crew neck sweatshirt. I am actually cold while drinking a hot drink from Starbucks. What is this nonsense?

I am looking forward to fall so much now. I love cool weather, jeans, mochas, and wifi at Starbucks. So, I'm sitting at my Starbucks contemplating the world. No not really, but I am figuring all that I have to do before school begins. I feel like I am behind. I am though because I've been waiting till I have enough money to purchase the things I need.

So Starbucks, thank you for the warm drinks, good music, and ability to make a gloomy Friday awesome. Life is great right now minus a couple hickups, and I am excited for my future. Let's do this.

I love you starbucks!
Have a great Friday...

P.S.- Cassandra, If you are reading this... 24 days till I see you in CO!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Currently, vol. 22

Happy Sunday! It has been a hot week! It finally is cool enough to open the windows and let in fresh air! My friends and I went to Cracker Barrel and the beach on Friday. Man it was a scorcher. Yesterday, I worked 13 hours, but 4 of the hours were spent outside running Panera's lemonade stand. We sold lemonade for $1  to help Make-A-Wish foundation. We raised $222.52 for Sophie who is a 7 year old with refractory epilepsy. She even stopped by our store to see us! It was a blast. I got a sunburn, but we were in the shade of a building. The sun reflect off the car's is actually what burnt me. I have the best luck!

We played giant checkers to pass the time!
reading Julie and Julia because I loved the movie so much!
writing in my journal some time this week. I really love letting all my thoughts come out on paper, and boy do I have plenty to say. 
thinking ahead to purchasing textbooks, scrubs, stethoscope, etc. Good bye savings (and all the money I am currently earning). 
smelling my shampoo. I took a shower after work just a few minutes ago. I overslept by an hour, and my boss actually called me (which turned out to be my alarm). I was 30 minutes late to work. Oops. I know that won't happen again. 
wishing the best of luck to my coworker Dan who got the job at Starbucks that I wanted. Half of me doesn't believe him. 
wearing tank top and shorts. It's hot!
loving having a little bit of free time. I need to buy new work pants. So maybe I'll go to the mall. 
wanting to take a power nap. I closed last night and opened the store this morning. (same as last week.)
needing to catch up with some of my college girls. We are all so busy! 
feeling overwhelmed and I have no clue why. 
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week! It's the last full week of July!

link up with Lauren...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Oh Lordy... It's hot.

Air conditioning has become my new best friend! It is sweltering here in the great state of IL. I mean 90 doesn't sound terrible, but it is when it's accompanied by humidity! I love heat, but not it's friend. I wish we just had heat that was dry. I don't like sweating after walking out of my house to go to my car. Only a few more days, then hopefully we will get a break!

Do you know that mirage when you are driving, and you see a reflection or what looks like water? Well we have those. I don't think you are supposed to see them at 8 in the morning! 

I finally have a day off of work! I work normal 5 days a week, but mine fall on Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, and Thurs. I soak up all my free time on Wed and Fri. 

My plans for the day...
-sleep in (check)
-take a document to church to be signed
-call the sheriff's office about ticket (still mad about that one)
-call Starbucks about job (or go in and get a frap :))
-go to Old Navy (huge sale. need "work pants" aka maybe a new dress)

I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday, and I will leave you with the best commercial geico has ever put on the air. (I love it)

Hump Day! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Currently, vol. 21

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday. It has been a fun week! I went to Chicago on Wed and Fri for the Taste and a Cubs games against the Cardinals. It was fun to have two days off, and I could completely relax mentally. I got sunburnt and blisters from walking, but it was super fun. I think I took over 500 pictures too! So I will share a couple of my faves...

Out on the skydeck at "Willis" (aka Sears) Tower.

Buckingham Fountain!

Castro scoring his homerun! 
reading a couple of books. I am just not in the mood. I like sleeping. 
writing this blog post and not much else. 
thinking ahead to purchasing textbooks, scrubs, stethoscope, etc. Good bye savings. 
smelling heat? Can you smell heat? More like smelling nature. 
wishing for the manager at Starbucks to let me know of her decision about the job position she is trying to fill. I want to work there!
wearing tank top and shorts. It is so hot and humid here!
loving having the afternoon off of work. 
wanting to take a power nap. I closed last night and opened the store this morning. 
needing to shower and nap. I love working, but when you deal with an oven most of the day, it is gross. 
feeling exhausted from work. (like always)
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Day trip to Chicago!

Well for those of you who don't know where I live, I live within an hour of the beautiful city of Chicago. My mom and I took the metra this morning into the city. We walked to Willis Tower, and we went up to the 103rd floor in a super fast elevator to stand on the ledge. This is a glass cube suspended above the city! Supposedly you can see 4 states from it, but it was partly cloudy. I stood out on the cube, but my mom chickened out at the last minute cause her nerves kicked in.

Once we had both feet back on the ground, we walked to Grant Park (where the Bean is and Buckingham Fountain) for the Taste of Chicago. You buy tickets and you can sample food and drinks that are offered. There were tons of options. We got the taste portions so that we could try lots of food. We consumed pizza, potstickers, ice cream, crepes, sweet potato fries, cheeseburger, and much more. My mom literally walked right into the Mayor of Chicago, and they exchanged words of apology. It was hilarious.

Later, we went to the Bean for the famous pictures. We obviously needed more food, and we stopped at Panera, mainly to sit. We got Garrett's popcorn (a Chicago must-have), and walked back to the metra train station. It was a great day overall, but I got a little too much sun for my liking. Here are some of my pics... I took 327 pictures!

Also yesterday, I booked a flight to see my great friend Cassandra!!! I can't wait to leave Chicago for Denver at the end of the summer. We are going to roadtrip it back to Chicago where we go to school. So excited! 40 days!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Currently, vol. 20

It has been a great, quick week. Today not so much. I went to work at 5:45 this morning, and we needed food from another Panera. So, I hopped in my car, and drove to one maybe fifteen minutes away. On my way back I got pulled over by a sheriff. I am a safe driver, but I am very defensive and I have a lead foot. I have never been pulled over. I was shaking and so nausea. I got a ticket for going too fast. (if you must know you can ask me, but I am ashamed of the number). So, I am getting ready to go back to work for our bread bash aka new product team meeting.

reading nothing for now. I read three books last week! 
writing a check for that ticket I got today. Bummer. I just don't want it to go on my record. 
thinking about how fast the weekend went! I have the day off tomorrow, Wednesday, and Friday. So, I am looking forward to going to Chicago and having a little break. 
smelling the steak and potatoes smell lingering in the air after dinner a little while ago. So good!
wishing for the manager at Starbucks to let me know of her decision about the job position she is trying to fill. I want to work there!
wearing tank top and shorts. It is so hot and humid here!
loving being debt free. I payed off my credit card bill which I only use to buy gas, but man that adds up quickly!
wanting to hang out with all my friends from school. I miss them dearly. 
needing to take a shower and head out to my meeting. After that, I want to just cuddle with my dogs and watch a movie. 
feeling exhausted from work. (like always)
clicking the publish button!

Have a great week!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Oh July...

Today we welcomed the seventh month of the year. It has been a fantastic day here in Northern IL. It was about 70 degrees and sunny here! I was recovering from my crazy work weekend, making phone calls, and relaxing with my doggies.

I am excited to see what this month will bring, and if I will have a new employer. This week I am interviewing at Starbucks (Wed), working (Tue, Thur, Sat, Sun), and I have no plans for the Fourth yet. I am a little bummed, but who knows what will happen...

This is one thing I want to see this summer.....
Despicable Me 2!!!!
My goals for July...
- Work not 1 but 2 jobs
- Buy my scrubs, stethoscope, and have all medical document stuff for school completed
- Finish loan applications for school
- Lose 8 pounds
- Complain less

What is everyone looking forward to this month?