Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 8:47 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2008
What a fantastic week. I was actually expected to think and was trusted to follow through.
Additionally, I'm at my wits end with Tony. I HATE how he drives, so I have a terrible beginning and end to the day. On top of that I've always needed more space than he, and while we're not with each other through out the day, I do not want to be by him when we get home ... And he of course has missed me the whole day! Meh, it makes me feel terrible, because we haven't really spent any quality time together . . . and yet it seems like everytime I turn around he's there.
Just needed to get that out there.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 4:12 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
That I'm not a blackberry girl? It's because I'm sooooo not! Lol. Seriously. I'm usually pretty quick on technology, but seriously this thing has been owning me!
Also, I forgot and now realize why it's called a crackberry . . .
So my proposal is due tomorrow, before I go to the Chamber of Commerce lunch, you know to schmooze in the industry I still know nothing about! Gah.
It's almost 11:00 and I have no idea what I'm going to wear.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 10:43 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 8:01 PM
In college I developed a terrible habit, that thankfully . . . only exhibits itself on the occassion at this point in my life. I surrounded myself with friends that thought I talked too much . . . which might have been true, but to safeguard almost all of my sentences began with "So . . . " after which there was guaranteed to be a "you guys," and almost always finished with a "right?" because I wanted to ensure that they'd actually been listening . . . With that, I give you.
So you guys, you'll never guess what finally got through my brain today. I'm outrageously blessed beyond any extent of the imagination. It finally, finally started to work it's way through, as I was working on a $3 million dollar proposal, actually employing the skills that I was so passionate about going to school for. Finally, finally, right? To top it off, I almost started crying out of sheer happiness, yup crying on day two. I would have been the crazy girl, right? Lol.
In addition, you'll never guess who's husband text messaged my husband to find out how I'm liking my new job . . . that's right, not that she's checked in to find out.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 7:07 PM
Monday, April 21, 2008
To say that I face high expectations is an understatement . . . now here's to performing!
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 6:43 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I ran 3 outside, went to my soccer game without subs, and then came home and ran my final two on the treadmill.
I think I want to die now.
However, I am able to eat completely guilt free. :) Which means I got a little creative, and popped my favorite Uncle Ben's 90 brown and wild rice in with a few frozen potstickers from Trader Joe's and added 2 Tbl of Archer Farms Thai Peanut sauce! Super super yummy, plus the peanut sauce is only 50 cal and 3 grams of fat, but packs a ton of taste! Next time I'm going to add veggies lol.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 5:47 PM
Now, it's basically the same color, sans feathery splotches lol. It looks great in person, but after seeing this picture we might do one more coat.
My mini green house! Seriously, it's going to be an addiction from now on. I went to Lowe's and almost wanted to start laughing at how much everything cost, in comparison to the little bit of light and water I needed to spend on a few dollars worth of seeds!!
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 1:17 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
That's our schedule this week . . . oops, when I said we though, I was a little generous. I meant myself, seeing as how Tony hasn't run since last Thursday given all of his work on the basement. :
However . . . I just needed to say that I'm constantly starving!!!
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 10:43 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
People are ridiculous.
I love my husband.
Throughout our ups, downs, closeness and time apart, I know that he deeply understands me with a respect that is unmatched. For this reason, he shows me a love with a depth that I hope to never challenge, but know is limitless.
I only hope to find a true friend who will offer 1/100th of his understanding and consideration.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 11:14 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 7:29 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 7:09 PM
Buh bye, laundry tub.
He swears this will be a good idea . . . it's starting to dawn on me that he may have just been bored and wanted something to do . . .
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 6:46 PM
If you want to play with the big boys, be prepared for what the big boys bring.
I had my co-ed soccer game tonight at 11:00. It's a highly competitive league, seriously it is, and we're one of the top contenders consistently. So tonight we play the "Cheerios" team, they honestly wear Cheerio's jersies . . . except for one girl, who's name is Fashion Tee or Skills, depending. These names are not affectionate, Fashion Tee generated from the fact that she always wears a squareneck fashion t-shirt instead of jersey or regular tee. Skills . . . because, well, that's basically all she talks about, as her mouth is constantly flapping about how we don't have skill and she does.
Tell me how retaliating after being beat by throwing yourself onto, locking into a headlock and subsequently throwing a guy to the ground constitutes as skill. Please tell me.
Additionally explain how the guys deserves a yellow card, of the same severity that she receives?
That's not soccer.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 12:30 AM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 10:26 PM
I received the postcard in the mail today with my official race time: 48:16.
Of the 220 runners, I was 141 lol.
But out of the 100 women I was #45.
And of the 27 in my category (18-24?) I was #14.
So all in all, I'm average lol.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 10:09 PM
Yesterday morning, I set up time with my buyer at the crack of 9:00 for a quick touchbase in an enclave. No sooner than we enter the room, she just wanted to know what was up. She said that's she's been around long enough to know, when a random meeting pops up first thing Monday morning, it's not good news.
When I broke it to her, she seemed genuinely excited and said that it seemed like a perfect fit for me. I requested the opportunity to contact her in the future, as she was an account exec at an advertising agency.
After that it was all business, as she prepares for my replacement. Unfortunately she only has two options. Yikes.
I informed my previous buyer, after he discussed my most recent raise information lol. I told him, that's nice, but it only affects me for two weeks. He was shocked but extremely happy for me.
I still haven't spoken with my senior buyer. I feel like I truly disappointed her. It was completely unfortunate timing for this team, as I was just placed 1 1/2 months ago. However, I can truthfully say that I did not seek this out! And that makes me feel just a tich bit better.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 12:32 PM
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I'm nervous about tomorrow. I'm finally putting in my two weeks at Target. My plan is to work through the 18th, as we supposedly, potentially, maybe have a bonus coming to us.
I've only quit two jobs in my life, Baker's Square and Acapulco. They both knew it was coming. I'm not going to handle disappointing people on such a grand level very well. :(
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 3:19 PM
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 10:10 AM
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 11:29 AM
Tony and I are running Grandma's at the urging of a close friend, who then found out she had to work (she's an RN)! As a make-up, we're running an 8K with her this morning.
Um, I'm stupid. This is the worst idea ever. Our long runs have been 4.5 miles on the treadmill, this will be our first outdoor run!! Gah.
And, I completely blew off a baby shower at 10:30. Half of me thinks I can make it after the 9:30 race, but the other half just doesn't want to bother.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 8:27 AM
Friday, April 4, 2008
The Maplewood Mall Loft is closing, so everything was 50%!
There were a few more purchases, but all in all, I bought 2 dresses, 1 bag and 6 shirts!
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 5:40 PM
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 12:10 PM
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I totally forgot to mention that I'm taking tomorrow off, for two reasons:
1. I have 3 days of personal hours.
2. I'm going to try my hand at seed starting!!!
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 11:03 AM
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 10:32 AM
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 10:51 AM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Sunday's are supposed to be our long runs, but unfortunately my soccer game threw that off. Yesterday I worked at Acapulco, so even though it was a rest day I wasn't able to catch up. Tonight we were scheduled to run 3, but I completed my 4 from Sunday.
Only two more weeks before our real training mileage increases!
On Saturday I'm also branching out and running an 8K (5 mile) race with Nancy!
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 9:29 PM
First off, The Biggest Loser is on tonight! Yay! Tony and I love to watch this show, and especially run while watching it!
But, for the true bulk of this . . . I accepted the offer. On Monday I received an offer with 6 weeks 50% paid maternity leave + opportunity to work from home, which for the A&E industry is actually unusual. I have a start date of April 21st, and I will be putting in my two weeks notice on April 7th. I already put my two weeks in at Acapulco, I can't wait until I'm able to drink there again!! :)
My official title is: Business Development Manager.
I will be getting a Blackberry and a fast enough laptop to be able to run CS3.
I'm scared out of my freaking mind and I feel like a fraud at work.
Posted by leah @maritalbless at 6:12 PM