Wednesday, September 9, 2015

In a year.


In case you were wondering, which I assume you are because you keep coming back here, I have no clue what I'm doing with my life. This has been one of the hardest, yet most rewarding year of my life. It's hard to believe how much has changed in a year but despite everything that's happened, I've never been happier. I'm proud of the person I'm becoming again. I'm happy. And that's all that matters.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Work life.

Some days I think to myself, Stacey you really have your life put together. Just look at you sitting at your work desk, all classy like. Hell you have tall boots on, you're legs are crossed oh-so lady like by your ankles. Is that a nice cardigan and cute scarf, I see? Oh man check out your hair!! You are having a good hair day. And you're glasses! You look so sophisticated. And don't get me started on your work desk... It looks so clean and organized. You have only the documents you are currently working on placed right next to your keyboard, along with a cup of *gasp!?* black coffee! Your productivity is through the roof! Damn, you look like a professional.

Then there are the days I feel like a toddler, swinging my legs at a gigantic computer desk, wrinkled paper and highlighters everywhere, coffee cup rings staining my desk and barely grasping the motor skills necessary to move the mouse around the screen....

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! 2014

Toby thought it was a chew toy. 
I thought it was hilarious.
Rita just simply judged us from the corner...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Why does country music hate on brown eyes? And other such rambles.

Seriously though, how come there are not more songs about girls with brown eyes… Those blue eyed beauties and green eyed gems have plenty of songs. But there’s a select few of us brown eyed babes that wouldn’t mind a country song or two...

I digress...

It’s Tuesday but a weekend recap is still plausible. My weekend was filled with wine, Chinese food and a house party for a friend’s birthday. It was also filled with leaves… So. Many. Leaves. Now that I live in a house with two dogs, the backyard was becoming quite the mess of leaves and land mines in the form of dog business. I spent a majority of the sunny, fall-filled days this past weekend cleaning up my parent’s back yard. I usually detest yard work, but I hate losing a pair of shoes over discovered landmines a lot more. It was pretty relaxing actually. I dug out my dad’s old 1-hp leaf blower and made a huge pile of leaves that was eventually transferred to a ridiculous amount of compost bags… gloves were a definite for that process… Is this TMI? Sorry, not sorry.

Toby was happy as a clam during this whole process. I hooked him up to the run in my parents backyard and he finally got the chance to spend endless hours outside doing whatever he pleased. Which turns out is mostly just tipping his head back in what looks like utter bliss and smelling all the smells. He’s definitely the type of dog that would live outside if given the chance… I know this because whenever I let him out, it usually ends with me picking up that 30lbs of fur and carrying him back inside. His beagle skills were in full force as he investigated his new home’s backyard and slightly turned his curiosity to the windstorm I was creating. I didn’t get a picture of it but for a few minutes he let his jowls fly as he tried to eat the wind coming from the leaf blower. At one point I lost sight of him but when I turned the corner I found him sitting on my parent’s two seated swing… That little character even figured out that if he jumped off and back on he could get it to swing. I caught him doing that a few times and eventually found him all curled up as the swing rocked him to sleep…

The other highlights of the weekend including meeting up with some friends Saturday night. First up was a trip to Keith’s house were we enjoyed a nice home cooked dinner with his girlfriend. After dinner we headed over to another friend’s house party to celebrate their birthday. Beer pong, a campfire for s’mores and an old wooden swing were enjoyed by all. It was nice to get out of the house and catch up with friends. The rest of the weekend was filled with the perks of living at home which included Chinese food and wine compliments of my folks.

I gotta say though… I can’t get over how good I’ve been feeling lately. This new atmosphere has been so good for me. For instance, I’ve been walking Toby every night after work. It has been so nice to unwind from the workday as he and I enjoy our little walk loops. I think that was something I was missing from before… taking the time to relax and unwind. Plus I know Toby is reaping all the benefits of this because that little monster definitely needs the walks to keep him from going stir crazy inside. But this change of scenery for us has been so nice. I feel like myself again while simultaneously learning more and more about me… does that even make sense?

I also have been spending more time catching up with the people who really do appreciate and matter to me the most. I wish I had paid attention to all this sooner but for now I’ll make up for the lost time and enjoy every day here on out.

Hope everyone is enjoying the cool fall weather we’ve been having. This is by far my favorite season. Although, I heard a rumor from a little birdy known as the weather man that snow might be in the forecast for Saturday… Might be time for me to pick up a snow coat for sir Tobster to wear on our walks! I won’t let you down though; pictures will be in full force if that is the case!