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Procrastination is my middle name

30 May

Not really. However, today it sure feel like it is. Eli left for a three day trip this morning. I had big plans to take care of a few things that have been hanging over my head today so that on Monday I could enjoy the day off. I was supposed to work on a client report, tie up some loose ends with my MK business and follow up on MK leads for future appointments. NONE OF IT HAPPENED.

What I did instead. Took a nap when Ari did, went on a walk halfway up the street and back with Ari which took about 30 minutes. (his legs are short  plus we had to stop at every single bush, flower, rock, car, etc so he could stop, point and ask what is that?) and went on a shopping trip at Target. Luckily, I got out of Target with spending less than 50 bucks-though I am sure my hubby is wondering what I purchased that would cost us 48.00. 😉 (Eli, I know you are reading this!)

I hate it when I get this way. I realize how unproductive it is and it only makes me “worry” about the things I need to get done. Tomorrow is a new day and clean slate to get my “stuff” done.


Can you see my panty lines?

15 May

Right now I feel like I am trying on a dress that I haven’t worn since the pre-Ari days. I am standing in the mirror to see if everything is where it is supposed to be and overall I am asking myself–does this still FIT?!?!

Thanks to Facebook in keeping me in touch with so many of the women who were a part of my earlier blogging days that I finally have the motivation to try this dress back on. You know what–this dress is starting feel REALLY GOOD!

I’ve got the dress back on but I am not sure where to go out just yet. You see, so much has changed but overall the theme of the old dress is still there. I’ve got my hubby and my child-who is now 18 months old! We are less a dog-Poppy. We had to give her away. BUT-don’t be sad. We found an excellent home for her. Poppy is literally 5 minutes away from us. We have seen her once since she went to her new home-she looks fantastic and seems to be so happy.

I have a new but now not so new job. I have my awesome Mary Kay business-which I am working towards becoming Sales Director and my hubby is a not so new pilot. Life is fast and I am always tired. No matter how tired I am-I seem to make it all work. I am constantly amazed on how I function on so little sleep. In the pre-ari days, I would have been a basket case. Motherhood does the most amazing transformation of a woman.

Speaking of motherhood..In the last year, I joined a meetup group for mommies and kiddos. It’s been the best thing ever for me and Ari.Hubby is gone Fri-Monday so the play dates on the weekends gets us out and socializing.  Quickly after participating in play dates, I discovered the different categories moms fall into-you have the high stress mommies, mommies that constantly compare their development of their kid to yours( which is highly annoying especially when my own child decided he wanted to wait until he was 17 months to walk) and my favorite category of all-mommies that have a wicked sense of humor about motherhood and their kids.

I strive to be in the last category. Life is a lot easier that way and much more fun!

I hope in this next chapter of my blog I can share the sense of humor side of mother, wife and business womanhood. Now that the dress is back on, I think the next step is to re-tool the accessories to make it more me and who I am today.


10 Feb

The trip to Seattle was successful. I had my all company meeting on Friday and then dinner and drinks afterwards. The meeting was very positive. I am proud of upper management not dwelling on the “tough economic” times that we are in. Instead there were messages of positiveness and for us to go and kick butt. Passion and hustle were the two themes that resonated the most for me.  I figure if I made it through the dot.com bust while I was in advertising, I can make it through this as a recruiter.

The best part of the weekend was hanging my sister in law. I only saw my brother for 3 hours on Saturday night. This was due to him “playing army” as my SIL likes to call it. What it is really, is that he had reserve duty. Luckily he can come home while he is on his “one weekend a month” drill.

We spent some great QT together. Learned about each other and I got to learn a heck of a lot about my brother. Boy do I give this girl props! I did not realize what a complex man my brother has become.  My hope is that through her I can start to develop the relationship that he and I were meant to have. Amy fully knows my intentions and she supports them a 100%.  What I really admire about her, is that she did not sugar coat the up hill climb I have in order to earn my brother’s trust.  She spoke the truth and for only being in the family such a short time, I think that kicks ass!

For the meeting we stay at a great remote resort called Suncadia. I will sum it up in one word, BEAUTIFUL!  Here is a picture I took from inside the main lobby.


Brotherly Love

28 Jan

bryans-wedding-0151Next week I have my company annual meeting in Seattle.  The annual company meetings are usually a good time.  My company knows how to do things right in saying thank you to their employees.  Despite the rough economic times, they still know and can do it right. Friday is our actual meeting and Saturday morning I am free to do as I please. In order to make the most of the weekend, I’ve made plans to go hang with my brother and sister in law. My bro will be busy with his reserve duty weekend obligations so I will get to have my sis in law all to myself until he gets home .  I am giggling with excitement!

My brother and I are not close but we are working on it. I like to think we are doing a damn good job at it to0. We try to call each other as often as we can and actually TALK.  I am the more social one and he is the one that answers with one or two syllable words.  Our conversations don’t last long but at least we aren’t bickering at one another. I know the weekend will be good for all of us. I think most of all me.