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Catch up.

USA | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | Views [430]

Hi Everyone –   My apologies for not having written in quite some time. I think this is because while I have been busy with all sorts of activities, none of them feel very noteworthy and I would really feel bad for being responsible ... Read more >


Unexpected guests and St. Nicholas cookies

USA | Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | Views [238]

This holiday season has been the most relaxed and enjoyable holiday season (and perhaps period of my life) since I have moved to Chicagoland. Yes, I am still faced with the usual quandries of retail and acclimating myself to a “new” home ... Read more >


Baby bear´s porridge.

USA | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | Views [296]

These last few weeks have been filled with baby bear’s porridge kind of busy – not too much, not too little but just right.   I am so taken back about this I have to tell you all about this first - I recently bought some clothes ... Read more >


Spiritual Lollipops

USA | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Views [248]

Hi Everyone! Retreat was far better than anything I could have ever imagined. It was everything I needed and then much more. I am simply in awe at what a difference last week has made in my life.   So what is this retreat anyway? I suppose ... Read more >


Ch - ch - changes

USA | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | Views [264]

My uncharacteristically busy week came to an end with a very enjoyable trip to NY. I was so happy to see as many people as I did and am thankful for everyone being so willing to work with my schedule and travel needs. In the weeks since my trip to ... Read more >


Grocercise & BaBaReba

USA | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | Views [457]

This week has been absolutely jam packed with activities. I cannot remember being this busy since college. It feels great. I will not burden you with moment by moment accounts of my activities but keep reading to see some of the highlights. I went ... Read more >


NY Bound

USA | Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | Views [480]

Happy Friday! Lots on the calendar this past week and in the upcoming weeks! As you all know, I will be visiting home over Labor Day weekend. I was able to find a dirt cheap ticket so I took advantage of it. I will be helping my mother with various ... Read more >


Whistle while you work.

USA | Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | Views [542]

Hi, All – These last few weeks have been packed with intensity.   There has been a lot of back-and-forth at work with new policy changes about me being able to get a permanent position within the Finance Department before I have ... Read more >


July hodge podge.

USA | Sunday, 5 Aug 2012 | Views [448] | Comments [1]

Hello, again! I am excited to write another update for you all as I have been so terrible at keeping in touch lately but I am nonetheless a bit perplexed as to where to begin. This last month or so has gone by more quickly than I realized. Work is ... Read more >


July life.

USA | Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | Views [537]

I am going to postpone my next round of "lifestyle changes" to write about recent happenings. The camping trip over July 4th was a lot of fun. We did all sorts of activities from a lazy-river-esque trip down the Jump River (expecting to ... Read more >


Workouts and Spas.

USA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Views [296]

As I mentioned in my previous posting, I have been making some lifestyle changes lately. I am looking to better manage my finances, simplify my life and in general, be healthy. This has come about due to a series of unrelated incidents that got the ... Read more >


Recent weeks & July 4th festivities

USA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | Views [321]

Hello hello, again. The last few weeks have been really exciting for me for a plethora of reasons. They all have to do with lifestyle changes I am making from finding my niche in my career to going back to school to getting back in shape. I will ... Read more >


Whirlwind of change.

USA | Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | Views [348]

Hello hello, again! As promised, I am back again far before the 3 month mark. I am writing with exciting news in hand as the efforts of the last several weeks have finally culminated today.   Prior to having finished my marketing ... Read more >


Hello & goodbye, past 3 months.

USA | Saturday, 26 May 2012 | Views [257]

It´s been a few months, hu? Life seems to have gotten away from me these last few months. Life has been good and full of all sorts of activities. Let me see what I can recount for you.   My interim position in the Marketing Department ... Read more >


First week and the 25th.

USA | Sunday, 11 Mar 2012 | Views [430]

It was originally thought that my first week at my interim marketing position was to start 3/12 but by a beautiful stroke of a blessing, it started 3/5 (retail was burning me out and I did not want to spend another week there if I did not have to).... Read more >


An unexpected twist.

USA | Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | Views [342]

The last week or so has been filled with another whirlwind of preparing for an unexpected interview. Like I had mentioned in my recent postings, I was contacted by the marketing manager to apply for a 5 week temporary assignment in the marketing department ... Read more >


Valentines and bikes.

USA | Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | Views [378]

My cooking adventures have continued. It is fun to see what I can create and how, if at all, I would like to modify it for next time. On my recently cooked/baked list, you will find coconut almond chocolate chicp cookies, parmesan roasted ... Read more >


What. A. Week.

USA | Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | Views [341]

Whew! What a week, indeed! Last week was a test of my patience and perseverance. There was an unusual amount of oddities at work which led to little time for decompressing outside of work. BUT, I got through it and am enjoying the second of my two days ... Read more >


Anticipation & Travels through Dubai.

USA | Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | Views [283]

What do you get when you mix Dubai, my little brother and my roommate from Spain? N rocking it out visiting my roomate from Spain and her husband who now live in Dubai! He arrived a night ago and is loving it! He is going ALL over the place in his travels ... Read more >


Lazy Sunday with good company.

USA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [484]

I love having Sundays off from work! Yes, I had today (Sunday) off from work. After Mass, P and I went out to lunch with several people from the choir (P sings in the choir). It was a lot of fun relaxing with several couples, their babies and other ... Read more >


Cooking kick.

USA | Saturday, 28 Jan 2012 | Views [495]

One of my resolutions for this year has been to cook more meals at home. It has been hit or miss this year due to traveling and long hours at work but I have really been digging deep to work hard to keep my resolution. I made a few dishes this week that ... Read more >


A random Monday evening.

USA | Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | Views [286]

I swung by the book store on my way home from work in hopes of finding a gift for someone. Since college, me plus an open bookstore equals disaster on my wallet. I was able to escape with the gift I intended to find plus only one other book in hand.... Read more >


January adventures.

USA | Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | Views [535]

Wow, January has just about come and gone. It is interesting to watch my progression at work over the last few months. During the Fall, I think my district manager got the notion that I was not fully statisfied. November hits and he offers me a huge ... Read more >


Christmas cheer.

USA | Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | Views [508]

Merry Christmas!   The Christmas Season   was fantastic. I am grateful that my managers allowed me four days to be able to spend with my family. While sleep was rare to come by, I recharged my batteries and caught up on stories ... Read more >


And exhale.. for a moment.

USA | Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | Views [473]

I can´t believe how much time has gone by since my last post. Sorry! LOTS has happened at work since the interview. I will cut to the chase: No, I did not get the job I applied for. However, a myriad of good events have come since then. The candidate ... Read more >


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