So the Olympics are over and now I have no idea what I’m supposed to do after work now. It’s basically all I’ve been doing in my free time the last two weeks. I could absolutely care less about keeping up with football or baseball but when the Olympics are on I can tell you about everything! And I love Johnny Weir and Apollo. One of my favorite things is to send Olivia the ridiculous things that they say on the broadcast you that you catch on tumblr. Guess I’m going to have to find new things to send her now that my entertainment is over…
Here are some of my favorites:
First off, Your DalyNitro Vlog is hysterical and makes you love John Daly and Steve Langton even more.
That the curling team of Norway had a fashion crisis and ended up losing the match because of that. If you don’t find their pants the best thing ever then you just suck at life…
The Netherland fans doing the congo after they won the first set of medals in the mens speedskating… unfortunately I don’t have a video but I really hope you caught that moment as well
The fact that the driver for the Dutch bobsled team is not only has a phD BUT just published a paper in the BMJ in January! Could she really be any more awesome?! I think not. Esme Kamphuis is killing it at life!
And clearly Gus Kenworthy is the most adorable thing ever. Look at all his puppies he took home awwww
February 14th is quickly approaching so it was time to put together packages for my sisters away at college! Earlier this week we mailed them a package filled with decorations for their room. Now it was time to put together a package to arrive on the 13th so they will have presents to open on Valentine’s Day. We decided to check out walmart and see what they had to put with the cute stuff we found at the dollar store and TJMaxx this weekend! In the end we managed to put together really adorable packages for about $20 each.
Our dollar store finds
The plastic wine glasses were adorable and perfect to mail because we don’t have to worry about them breaking!
We also picked up these glass ones from the dollar store too so we can fill them with candy and give it to them with heart earrings on valentines day.
And some balloons, stickers, and other nonsense just because they are fun.
We also hit TJMaxx where we picked up these adorable coffee travel mugs.
we ended up finding a bunch of cute shirts with the most expensive being $5 so we picked them up a tank top and sweat shirt
We also love coloring so we grabbed these window clings for 97¢ that you color in before you put them up! What a perfect study break!!
Here’s the thing, I’m real awful at remembering to blog. I’ll think about all the projects I’ve been working on, the tv shows I’ve checked out, and the books I’ve read recently while I’m sitting on the train to and from work but then when I get home I never do it! Master procrastinator… even when it’s things I actually enjoy doing. But I come home make dinner take care of our new pups and I just never even bother to turn on my computer!
TIME TO CHANGE THAT…
Little run down on january:
My sisters were home for the first half of it so that was really fun.
We got way too much snow already for my liking and my pretty tims got ruined by all the gross slush wahh.
Work is great I absolutely love it!
Still nothing from the med schools.
And we named our puppy REBEL.
I’m obsessed with chicago fire, chicago PD, the blacklist and prison break (yeah I know I’m way behind on that one)
I’ve been working on finishing up my sisters’ christmas presents and making my smashbook of things from my year off.
I hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start!
Lets be honest I’ve already wrote 2013 a bunch of times when filling out paperwork luckily most of it is done on the computer so it’s just a nice backspace instead of that awkward try to write a 4 over a 3 nonsense.
Everyone seems to be really into those memory jars where you write down one thing about everyday and put it in the jar since I know that would never happen I thought I would post a list on here instead every Sunday.
Day 1: December 31st 2013 – I gave blood for the first time. It wasn’t bad at all except that they kept mocking me for having baby veins because it took me longer to fill the bag and it took them a bunch more effort to get the needle in the vein but hey what do you expect I’m only 5ft 1in! I also got gifts for giving blood – they gave us a drawstring bag, a tshirt, and a water bottle.
Day 2: January 1st 2014 – I went shopping for christmas presents for next year for myself. Thanks mom!!
Day 3: January 2nd – YAYY It started snowing while I was on the train home. Thankfully this kept all those new years gym people away. And well squatting at the gym is way better when you are watching the snow fall while you do so.
Day 4: January 3rd – Since we got over 6 inches of snow the night before I ended up taking a snow day today. The plow didn’t come through until almost 10am and the trains were all a mess so I used the day to get organized! I got rid of all the expired coupons, wrote a food list, and cleaned up all the christmas ribbons, bows, and bags.
Day 5: January 4th – My puppies got some new coats! How adorable!! Unfortunately, big dog jackets have the same issue that finding a cute bra for any size over a B they don’t exist… so Rebel gets a fun blue one and poor bails isn’t quite as fun.
I worked Christmas Eve but it honestly wasn’t bad. Hardly anyone was on the train/ in work so it was a really nice morning. I worked from like 8-11 then took the train home and finished up all the wrapping. I wore this adorable t-shirt from the loft. I just love cute Christmas shirts! I told my mom how I apparently missed the memo about wearing jeans for Christmas Eve and she goes let’s be honest you would still have worn a skirt since you’d rather wear that anyway and well thats 100% true.
I kept joking that I was going to wear this to church…
And my mom was like ehh who cares its not like you’ll end up taking off your jacket anyway (it’s always freezing in there). But I actually ended up wearing this which was pretty funny since the girl who hates wearing pants ended up in pants and all my sisters wore dresses when they always wear pants. HOW IRONIC. My one sister was super ill though so we didn’t take any pictures.
Then we opened our secret Santas and I got a lot of awesome presents. My mom bought me four super cute martini glasses and each one is different because I hate when people’s dishes and such are a matchy set. (I can’t to use them while reading my new Clinton Kelly book that I got on Christmas morning!!)My dad bought us the usual headphones and candy (not that I mind because I break headphones like it’s my job ooops). Olivia knitted us these super awesome infinity scarfs with buttons on them. Sadly, mine is yet to be finished but when it is I will definitely put up a picture. B gave me a smash book! I kept seeing everyone making them and talking about them and I’ve always wanted to try it out so now I can. Al gave me Christmas themed scrapbook supplies that were really unique things I haven’t seen anything similar to before. I’m obsessed with scrapbooking even though I’m awful at remembering to take pictures gahh. Maybe I’ll use some of it in the Smash book even though that’s not exactly its purpose. And Andrea gave me a huge Godiva hot chocolate mug which I cannot wait to use! (Pics of that to come another day too!)
On Christmas morning I got so many awesome presents from Santa and I cannot wait to use them all! We always get a present left on our beds and this year it was a journal and a crossword puzzle pocket book. I quickly discovered that I’m kind of awful at them so there’s one new train activity for me and I really do hope that I improve!
Since we are kind of obsessed with GMA deals and steals we were able to get some really unique gifts that otherwise would have been way way way too expensive for us to ever have. I got an Ora Delphine satchel in violet which is just the softest leather ever, a Massi tote bag in the prettiest yellow leather, a Melie Bianco initial bag because Sam Champion said it was the perfect stocking stuffer so my mom and I decided to get all five of us one! We also got NOMA scarves and May Design note books and journals because when all these perfect things go on sale for 80% off you just have to buy them since they are our favorites! I also cannot wait to wear my new Jones NY jacket that my mom got for me its the cutest jacket ever and so me! It’s perfect for those days where its chilly but not absolutely freezing so hopefully one day this week it will be like that!!
Obviously we had to put the puppy in a stocking…
And made bailey rock the adorable socks she got for Christmas to make her stop eating her feet (she allergic to stuff in the dirt so whenever she decides to dig in it too much they start bothering her.
And now just some more pictures.
The cutest puppies ever!
LOTS AND LOTS OF LASALLE! Time to balance out all our SJU gear.
Since tomorrow is Christmas Eve and my boss is out for the week I decided to push business casual to as causal as I felt like oops! I felt it was a great day to rock one of my favorite ugly christmas sweaters (ps I work at a children’s hospital)
Over a week ago our oven broke and it honestly is the worst thing ever. Not even over exaggerating there! It’s not truly the oven part that’s the bad thing it’s no having a stove to cook on that makes life so hard. Yesterday my sister brought home here toaster oven when she came home for Christmas break so last night we made cookies in it and today we made some of these cute egg bacon muffins
They are super easy to make! All you need is a mini muffin pan, 4 eggs, cheese and 2 pieces of bacon. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes!
Unfortunately I have caught the stomach virus going around and I’m very unhappy about it. I got myself all ready for work and then bammm my head started to hurt, I was dizzy, and super nauseous. All that having the stomach virus reminds me is that I could never be bulimic and I don’t know how some people choose to throw up all the time? It’s honestly the worst. The only good parts of my day was the fact that it was pretty to see all the snow out the window as I was dying from the couch and ABCFAM played my absolutely favorite Christmas movie The Year Without A Santa Claus. Also, if you don’t absolutely love that movie we can never be friends. Hopefully today I will make a quick recovery so I can return to the real world and making money tomorrow.