Sunday, June 29, 2014

Currently, vol 54.

I am currently doing nothing... absolutely nothing. I hope to recap my week of work and redecorating my bedroom, and to also recap my weekend day trip to Lake Geneva, WI. I am going to relax, and I will watch some netflix.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Oh, what a day...

So, today was Sunday for me. I really wanted to get my bedroom walls painted today, but it was way to humid to do so. I touched up a few spots on the ceiling only to find more that I missed this evening. I went to Old Navy because I had super cash to spend and $10 in rewards there. I bought 2 dresses, 1 shirt, and 1 pair of work pants. I paid 26 dollars! I don't really buy myself clothes often for fear of me losing weight and wasting my money on clothes fitting temporarily. Here is a picture of a dress that I got for 90% off!
It's more of a fall dress, but it is so comfy!
Not bad for 3 bucks!
On another note, has anyone else been having crazy weather? I feel like I have moved to Washington. It is either hot and humid or cold and rainy. The past week has been insanely foggy in the morning, and it has been this evening as well. The picture below kind of shows the fog. (Sorry iPhone pic) I live less than a mile from Lake Michigan, and this affects the weather a ton! If you drive west, you can watch the temperature climb within miles. It is so weird to leave work, and by the time I get home it is 10 degrees cooler. Cross your fingers for me, that it won't be humid in the morning! I want/need to paint today as my work week starts at 4pm tomorrow!

Hope you all had a good Tuesday!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Currently, vol 53.

Happy Sunday to you all! It is officially Friday for me! I have Mondays and Tuesdays off. So that is my weekend. This "weekend" I will be painting my room, as long as the rain holds off, because I moved all of my belongings into my living room. My mom might kill me if all my stuff stays there for more than a couple days.

After work yesterday, my mom and I headed about 45 minutes away to the shoe store where I got my custom running shoes almost two weeks ago. On the way, the sky looked really black, and I mean black. It down poured so bad I had to pull off of the road for twenty minutes. There were two tornadoes spotted in Northern IL. Let's just say, I am not a fan of thunderstorms.

My extremely empty room...
It's also super tiny.
Goodbye blue, hello grey! 
Here is what's going on currently..
Reading: The One & Only by Emily Giffin. It is actually due tomorrow at the library. Unfortunately I won't be finishing it as I am on page 2. 
Thinking: about how I want to arrange my room.
Listening: fireworks... I guess illegal fireworks are starting early this year. (IL is in between to legal states for fireworks)
Writing: this post and then heading back to hulu to catch up on the 13 shows in my queue. 
Smelling: the putty to fill holes in the wall. 
Wishing: for no rain tomorrow! If it does rain, I have errands and chores to accomplish too. 
Hoping: summer will actually arrive. Yesterday was the "first" day of summer, but it has been in the 60s/low 70s here by Lake Michigan with lots of fog and rain. 
Wearing: pj's as it is bed time. 
Loving: the change to my room. Maybe it will help me to accomplish other things on my to do list... since I am feeling motivated. 
Wanting: to workout, but the Reese's flavored Oreos sound awful tempting. 
Needing: to enjoy the next 2.5 days off of work.
Feeling: tired.
Clicking: Publish

Have a great week!
I am linking up with Lauren!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Time for a fresh start.

I have made the decision to redecorate and paint my bedroom. While deciding what to do, what to purchase, and what color to paint my walls, I have been cleaning, sorting, recycling, and donating a lot of things. In the process I have found my stash of gas receipts from the whole semester. With my crazy semester this spring, I decided to calculate how many miles I drove and how much I spent on gas. So here are the stats:
This is where all my money goes...
-20 fill-ups from mid-January to mid-May
-$595.50 spent on regular unleaded gas
-4,520.6 miles traveled

Anyway, I have bought the paint, and I am pleased with my choice (so far). It is a super light grey called feather lite by Dutch Boy from Menards.

It's the color on the left, but due to not good lighting it looks more creme than grey.
Now, I just need a not so humid day/day off of work to paint my ceiling and walls!

I'll post an update on life eventually.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Currently, vol 52.

It's currently 10:30 pm, and I am so glad to be laying down. It has been a long and busy day for me. I worked from 6am-2pm, mowed the back yard, and went for a bike ride with mom (all before 5pm). I grilled steaks for dinner, but I would have liked them to be pinker (not to shabby for my first time grilling steak). Mom and I watched Miss USA, and Nevada was crowned thirty minutes ago. I like the idea of competition between the states, but the bad spray tans and breast implants are not natural or normal for the everyday women of this country. So I feel that it now just becoming a beauty competition with who can wear a dress with the most bling. Anyway....

Here is what's going on currently..
Reading: nothing sadly. I just feel like I don't have enough time. 
Thinking: about what I want to accomplish this week. I have been cleaning, organizing, and planning some changes to my bedroom. 
Listening: to Hell's Kitchen. I am watching the latest episode on Hulu. 
Writing: this post. I need to write three other posts, but I am lacking motivation! 
Smelling: my shampoo. 
Wishing: for more hours at work. I am trying to earn enough money for my mission trip to Ecuador. I know it isn't until January, but I need to get ahead. The only thing in my way is the sale on the iPad mini at Target right now... Payday is Friday. Decisions...
Hoping: to accomplish a lot around the house during the next three days that I have off, and then to have a good week working, attending a grad party, and driving to my dad's Saturday for an early Father's Day lunch. 
Wearing: pj's. 
Loving: the weather. It feels like fall! Low 70s aren't normal, but I am not complaining. I love it. 
Wanting: to get in good workouts this week. Mom signed us up for a Firecracker 5k for the US Navy base that I used to work for. It's on the 3rd of July, and they always have the best fireworks on the 3rd/4th. 
Needing: to chill for the rest of the night. 
Feeling: good.
Clicking: Publish!

Have a great week! I will try to update you all on my life eventually!