Monday, June 27, 2011

What a fun weekend.

Michael and I left two Saturday mornings ago, dogless and all, down to LA. We had tickets for Les Mis and decided to make the best of our two days down there.

We started our trip by going to the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). They currently have all of Tim Burton's art up. He is one twisted dude. They had some of his school papers from when he was a kid and they were pretty twisted. It was pretty awesome, though. It was four large rooms, stacked with stinky people, of twisted, well known art. They even had costumes there, including Edward Scissor Hand's and Cat Woman's.

After LACMA we headed down to Huntington Beach to meet up with Michael's Aunt and Uncle. They are always such great company and they definitely did not fail this time. We went to a really great seafood place and ate some really great food. The whole time we were laughing and talking and it was fun.

The next morning we left their house early to go to Griffith Observatory.

Apparently, Michael used to go there all the time and I didn't even know it existed. We got to see a great view of the Hollywood sign and all of LA.

It was amazing. There were all these trails that I wanted to hike on but I was dressed for the play so I knew I would have to come back with not high heels. So if you have never been to Griffith Observatory you need to go in order for you to understand it's awesomeness. It had a lot of really cool stuff about the solar system. So check it out sometime.

Also you get to meet old Albert Einstein. We now know him as Alby.

One last thing, in order to get there you get to go through the tunnel that's in Back to the Future...2?!

After the observatory we went to the "Grand Finale," Les Mis. I have seen Les Mis three times now. Plus, Michael was in it in high school and I've watched that version several times. Each version I've seen has it's strengths and weaknesses and I have to say that this one had way more strengths then weaknesses. Right as those first two notes, you know the ones, hit I was hooked. It was different but jaw dropping. I didn't want it to end. Right when Jean Val Jean came out as a really old man to light those candles in THE candlesticks I was filled with mixed emotions. I was really excited for the final song but sad to see it end. As soon as the curtain dropped I was ready to sit back down and watch it all over again.

Unfortunately, we couldn't stay to watch it again. We had to get back home to our puppy and lives. So here I am back to life. Blah. At least we had a lot of fun!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bored. Bored. Bored.

Last week I had jury duty. It was a long week. I did get two books read, though! That's always good.

Because of jury duty I have not been at work for one whole week. It was nice to just read all day instead of work but at the same time I was ready to do something with my day.

So, I came to work all prepared to work work work work work. I sat down with my boss, first thing, and we talked about my day. He left the house around 11:00 and told me he would be back by 12:30. With the work given to me I knew that if I went at a slow pace and ate lunch slowly I would be done about the time he was getting back.

So I did that.

I then did my very very best to try to find work to do.

I then checked my email, applied for some jobs, checked out facebook. I looked to see how much it will be to go to southern Cali for my friend's wedding reception in July. I looked at my budget a little bit. I read some blogs. I read some of my old blog posts. I sat and talked to the other lady who works here. I...sat and and did nothing.

It is now 2:15. I have been at work for 4 hours and have work about 1 1/2 hours of that.

So much for being excited about going back to WORK.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Quilt Swap!

I follow the blog Creating Sarah. Sarah is a very creative and very crafty person. To help with her creativity she follows the blog The Sassy Crafter. Therefore, I now follow The Sassy Crafter.

The Sassy Crafter set up a quilt swap and I decided to participate. If you wanted to participate you had to comment on her blog, pick out 20 cute fabrics, and cut them into 4 inch squares. I've done that. On Monday, I will put the squares in the mail and wait. What am I waiting for? Twenty new fabrics cut into 4 inch squares! Isn't that awesome! I will then be able to make a quilt out of those fabrics. I'm so excited!!!

Here are my cute cute squares.

Here's a close up.

This one is my favorite. Apparently I liked it so much I ended up coming home with it twice.

I had to buy most of my fabric. don't feel too bad, though. I found some fabric that was $1/ yrd and since I needed so little I was able to buy this fabric...

for only $0.25 each. I had two and the others I bought for only $1.00 a piece.

I'm really excited to get my new fabric back. I'll let you know what it looks like.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Getting Started...Again

My cute niece....

Isn't she so cute? getting baptized this year. I can't believe it. She has grown up so much and blows me away with how smart she is. I'm lucky to have smart nieces and nephews.

If you remember, I'm crazy. I am making a quilt for all children in my family who are baptized. So, I had some time off on Monday and got started. (Keep in mind she's a major tomboy.)

It's going to be awesome.

So, you may or may not be wondering how I was able to get a lot done with a puppy in the house. Most likely, not wondering. BUT, my neighbor was leaving to run errands and I volunteered to watch his puppy, Rounder, who is 1 month younger than Roxy. They are BFFs and it's so cute to watch them play. He definitely kept her occupied. See...

They played for 6 1/2 hours with only a 1/2 hour nap in between. They both were so wet from chewing on each other. So cute.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My busy Saturday

Somehow as we go throughout the week our house because a disaster area. Between the dog chewing up everything and...well that's all it is, really. So, when Saturday comes I love to clean. This weekend was especially great because I got to clean up my basement. Ever since we moved in our basement has been a disaster. Yesterday it all changed. I wish I had a before picture. But here is my after!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

You're kidding me, right?

I'm on craigslist looking for a new job. I just leave the page open all day and refresh periodically so that I can see the newest job posting. I opened up one today for an Office Manager. Here are the job requirements:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Manage the Receptionist area -- greet visitors, provide accurate information and instructions to clients in person and over the phone
• Distribute mail and serve as FedEx, UPS and USPS receiver
• Provide support for all incoming calls and walk-ins
• Management of all inventory items
• Provides administrative support to other team members
• Assist with sales and marketing activities
• Training on Photoshop
• Maintain vendor relationships
• Run errands
• Serve Coffee, Tea and Refreshments to clients
• Model professional behavior

I could do that! I'm not really that trained in Photoshop but I have a hubby who could teach me and that's besides the point.

Before I actually apply I look for the qualifications. For this need a Bachelor's degree. You're kidding me, right? I don't have one but yet I can do all of these skills.


I'll keep searching.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy thoughts my way please

Due to several circumstances that I don't really feel like explaining now, I'm on a hunt for a new job! So, please send your happy thoughts my way. If you happen to live in the Bay Area and now of an opening for an Office Administratorish position let me know.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ya know, it's weird.

On October 31st, 1992 I was "forced" to go Trick-Or-Treating with my friend because my mom was in the hospital having a baby girl named Frankie. I remember the first time I saw her. My mom let me "hold" her and I thought she was so cute.

Once she came home I enjoyed spending time with her. I loved watching her sleep in her swing. I enjoyed watching her learn to crawl, walk, and talk. I remember her first day of school. I remember the day she was baptized. I remember a lot. Through many memories I watched her grow into the woman she is today.

She's different than me in almost every way. What she's interested in is stuff that I try to avoid doing. She has dreams to teach English in Japan, make video games, and become a super awesome Halo gamer. If you know me at all you would know that I pretty much don't want to do any of those things...ever.

Yet, she is my sister and I love her.

Today, she graduated from high school. It was so cool to see her in her cap and gown, hear her name being read, and watching her cap thrown into the air. *pictures to come.

Congratulations, Frankie. Welcome to the real world.