Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I love lamp!

Aren't these lamps just the coolest? They are created by my uber talented sister-in-law...check it out:

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Four-legged friend

Happy 4th Birthday Brady!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Head is Spinning!

Work is really stressing me out right now. 15 more days to wrap up the month and have everything in for our software conversion. Training session after training session isn't helping my regular work load. And it's summer, I want to be enjoying the warmth, not stuck inside working late to get caught up. On top of it I'm still trying to balance getting back to my workouts, and unpacking, and see this friend who came into town, and planning to see that friend who will be here soon. And rescheduling the hair appointment I forgot about and making it to the dog park meeting so my 4-legged bestie can get his workouts in, and keeping up to date on the World Cup. Deep breath....just need to take it one day at a time!

Friday, June 11, 2010

World Cup

It's here, it's here! I'm so excited to watch the excitiment of the 2010 World Cup!
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

3 Things Thursday

1. I passed my Lifeguarding certification class!!!

2. The World Cup kicks off tomorrow at 10am EDT with South Africa playing Mexico. The USA kicks off the Cup on Saturday at 2:30 EDT vs. England. GO USA!

3. My sister is coming to visit in 15 days and I can't wait to see her!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The last week

Busy, busy, busy!

Still not back to regular workouts after my calf injury but it's getting better every day.

Here's a quick recap of the last few days:

Thursday - Date night! It's usually Wed, but FB had to work for someone so it was switched around. I had a really good veggie pot pie and salad for dinner. Then we went to play basketball. For me that was just standing in one spot and shooting baskets. Then we hit up the hot tub. We were in bed earlier than usual on date night since we were exhausted!

Friday - I invited my Mom over for dinner and made Salmon burgers. She brought her potato salad that I love! After she left I went to work on putting together the dining room buffet that I bought from Ikea. Heavy storms rolled through and rain started leaking into the apartment. Emergency Maintenance came and said they couldn't do anything yet but would get a contractor in.

Saturday - FB turned 30!!! I spent the morning wrapping presents, making cupcakes, and watching a Lifeguarding video. Then I headed to FB's house. We went out of the boat for a few hours, then met up with his parents for dinner at Mally's in Southgate. It was on Man vs. Food and he wanted to check the place out. He lost to a 3 lb burger! I had the black bean burger of normal proportion. Then we went to the Greektown Casino where he proceeded to win $30 play craps. We capped the night off by meeting up with some friends at Gino's Luna Kai in St. Clair Shores.

Sunday - I headed home after breakfast worried of what I was going to walk into since we once again had bad weather Saturday night. The apartment was dry, but the power was out. I took the Lifeguarding Video over to my parents and watched it all day. I did take two breaks for meals, then a longer break to finish putting together the buffet with my Dad's help.

Monday - Training at work (blah!), then met a friend for dinner at one of my favorite Indian restaurants.

Tuesday - Lifeguard class. I decided to get certified since I'm around water a lot between trying to train for triathlons and being out on FB's boat. We went over all the material that was on the video, practiced CPR, saving a choking victim, & first aid. Then we got in the water and had to swim 300 meters. The fun stuff was practicing different rescues in the water, including ones for spinal victims.

Tonight is the next class for Lifeguarding and we will be going over what we've learned so far. Also, we will be learning how to use the backboard for rescues.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Movin' on up!

Last weekend was moving weekend! It is so nice to have my own place! I got the keys to the new place at around 10:30am on Saturday and then my Mom helped me pack-up and unload several car-fulls. She was such a big help with my move and I can't thank her enough! FB came over in the afternoon and helped with the little furniture that I do have. We stopped at about 5 and enjoyed a nice Mexican dinner, margarita and all! He had to head into work that night so I just stayed at home and started unpacking & organizing. Sunday I was back at for a few hours with my Mom's help again. We were able to get all my stuff out of Miss 3D's place and cleaned my room & bathroom there. It was so nice to be done with that place! I still get to carpool & workout with her so I'm happy about that. On Sunday night, I headed over to FB's place for a swim, pizza, and a night out with some friends. We hit up two of my favorite east side spots...the patio at Fishbones, then Jack's. It was nice to relax after two days of moving. To celebrate Memorial day we went to his aunt's house to have a BBQ with his family. I had a good time with all of them. I took Tuesday off to finish moving, and I'm so glad that I did. I was able to move out of my storage unit and also did some shopping for the new place. My new family room looks like an episode of hoarders since that is where I've piled most of my boxes. My goal is to go through one or two a night until it's all done. Then I'll have room for a new couch!