Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Laughs on the weekend...

After the news about my car on Friday and  a LONG day at work,  Colon took me to a comedy show at the Tempe Improv. The headliner was Chris D'elia.

I have not laughed so hard in such a long time. Every person that donned that stage made me laugh. Especially Jason Collings. You should check out some of his bits. They will have you on the floor laughing.

We ended up going to the show with one of Colon's friends, his wife, and another friend. The company made the night even better and it was great to laugh with friends.

videoIt was great seeing Colon laughing. I have always LOVED the sound of his laugh and hearing it made me laugh harder and made my heart smile.

After the show, we found out that it was the birthday of one of his friends. So we made our way to World of Beer where Colon treated me to a glass of Woodchuck Cider! It was cool talking and hearing stories. Such a great night. Colon and I have been such hermits lately and it was such an amazing feeling to have a night out. We are so old...

Saturday was just as fun. Colon was hosting a family event for one of his extracurricular societies. There were so many kids there and a lot of cool games. I had so much fun seeing Colon with work colleagues. I also made sure to hog the tricycle from all of the other kids. :)

The rest of Saturday was spent lazing around the house.  I can say the same for the rest of Sunday.

Colon and I continued watching Mad Men and Bob's Burgers. It has been AMAZING! Betty Draper (Francis... whatever) annoys the crap out of me as the seasons progress and Don Draper has me coming back for more!

Anyways, today will probably be spent stressing about car issues. Wish me luck and pray for me guys.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Putter putter to a stop

That car diagnosis I mentioned the other day...

It's no bueno.

I sat there for less than 20 minutes. They were able to determine that it isn't my transmission fluid. They pulled codes and determined that my transmission is bad. So... it'll be $3000 to fix the transmission. Another $1200 for the 4 O2 sensors and another couple hundred to fix the AC. Close to $5000 to fix a 13 year old car with close to 200,000 miles on it.

I have spent the whole weekend thinking on it and have come to the conclusion that a new car is definitely in my future! It's not worth it to fix all the problems. STRESS.

So... yesterday we started the car search. It was unsuccessful. I was unprepared and totally embarrassed that I didn't look further into the financing process.

Just embarrassing. I left discouraged and resolved to my car-less fate. In my mind, Colon would be driving me everywhere for the rest of my life. BLAH.

Cue the phone conversation with my mom. She always knows what to say to make me feel better. Now I am just waiting to get the finances in line so that I can bring home my new baby!

I am still stressed, though!


Friday, April 11, 2014

TGI Viernes


I am currently sitting and waiting for my car diagnosis. Bah... sitting here is just making me more nervous so I have been reading and thumbing through some links on the internet. Here are some things that have been keeping me entertained...

The Pioneer Woman always has the best pictures...
His Little Lady's hairspiration posts have definitely inspired me.
I soooooo need to try one out.
Sometimes April Fools jokes are awesome! 



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Crack... that's me car shifting gears...

It's almost Friday y'all!

Thank. The. Lord.

AND it's Sibling Day.

So, here is a picture of me with most of my siblings.


Aren't we cute?

I have not updated since the beginning of this crazy week. Time has flown by and this week was hectic. Work was stressful and house life was just as stressful.

On my drive home Tuesday night, I noticed that my car was not accelerating normally. It was to the point where it would not accelerate past 45 mph. So, I took backstreets home and have not used my car since. Colon has been so sweet and has driven me to and from work for the past two days.

I have been freaking out because I KNOW transmission issues are EXPENSIVE to fix. So, buying a new car seemed like it was on the horizon. BUT I can't buy a new car right now. I have been stressing about car costs the last couple of days.

Stressing so much that I have been talking my coworkers' ears off about my car troubles. Everyone at work says to check my transmission fluid level. The problems I am having with gear switching and acceleration can be directly related to transmission fluid levels.

I googled instructions and tried to check the fluid level for myself. I used this and this and determined that my fuel level was low. But I am not really sure. I don't know anything about cars. So, I made an appointment for tomorrow. I am so nervous and am crossing my fingers that it is just my transmission fluid levels and not something more serious.

Also, there are other things that happened this week that I am so excited about. I am not in the mindset to talk about it yet, but just know you will be getting updates soon.

Enjoy your night y'all!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Baby Fever?

I usually start Monday posts off with some kind of quip about it being hard to go back to work... or it being a typical Monday.

Welp... Today wasn't a typical Monday.

I didn't wake up exhausted. I actually ended up waking up an hour before my alarm. I decided to spend that hour reading. I was mentally awake but had such a hard time keeping my eyes open. So, about thirty minutes before my alarm went off, I closed my Kindle and took a nap. (I seriously need to keep this in mind!)

Guys... I had the weirdest dream.

I dreamt that I had a baby. I didn't necessarily give birth to the baby in my dream. It was all the fun stuff after all the pain. I feel in love guys. YET, I was so relieved when my alarm went off and I realized that I didn't have to take care of a baby.

Baby fever?


And that's how my Monday started. I was nervous about going into work because I have been talking about March Madness and my Gators for weeks now. I am sure everyone at work was tired of it. So after watching my Gators play on Saturday, I was shocked and disappointed. UConn played great and my Gators did not play to their potential. I won't dwell on it here and my coworkers didn't mention a thing. SO.... I was nervous for nothing.

What made today even better? I finally took out my embossing tools and made cards for some of my friends. I am trying to revive letter and card writing. Sometimes it's just fun to write "just because" letters.

I think I am falling in love with writing because I started a journal. Well... not really a journal... It's just a small notebook where I can make lists, write my feelings, doodle... just anything. And I love it! If I can fill this notebook, then I will get crafty and make my own journal!

now... I think I am going to get some reading in... and maybe dream about babies. JUST KIDDING! I think it's just my excitement for my TWO coworkers AND this sweet lady who have announced their pregnancy!

EEEkkkkk... babies!


...loving this Edelweiss cover by the Honey Trees! Sound of Music for the WIN!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Four teams...

Screenshot from my phone!
I forgot to mention that today my Gators are playing in the Final Four today against UConn.

I am shaking in my boots while watching this game!

Come on boys!



*** The title of this post hints to the outcome that I am hoping for! 
My Gator boys need to play better!



It's the weekend y'all and I started off my weekend by having a GREAT Friday. The perfect way to start my "happiness" pact with myself.

* woke up 30 minutes before my alarm and had no qualms with it.
* had energy and started getting ready with a new pep in my step.
* actually was in the mood to do my makeup.
* even put my hair up in a make-shift bun. [To be honest, my hair was really greasy. I have been meaning to wash my hair for the past couple of days but I did not want to do a thorough hair wash until I did a coconut oil treatment. So... four/ five day hair in a bun was the only thing I could do!]

The only obstacle to my optimism was the watch that my mother gave me when she was here in January. I was getting ready and could not find my watch. I NEVER lose things because I have always been one to put things in their place when I am not using them. So, I searched EVERYWHERE. I started to freak out but then decided to just calm down and wait until after work to scour the house. Guess what guys. That paid off. I came across my watch last night while checking under the bed. YAY!

Last night, I decided I neeeeed to buy Frozen. Colon sent me a video of Kristen Bell singing "Do you want to build a snowman" and I balled! Weird, right?

...and Colon sent me a video of Jon Hamm on a dating show. I think he sent this to me because of my man-candy list! Jon Hamm is just fabulous isn't he? [Why did he use fabulous so much?????...]

Now I am enjoying volunteering and working my butt off. Cannot wait to get home and spend time with my love.