Monday, July 21, 2014

Oh, that magic feeling

Another week has started! It's crazy how fast time is flying by.

After the weekend I had, it was soooo hard to get up for work. Whereas last weekend was a lazy weekend (I literally stayed in ALL WEEKEND), this weekend was BUSY! Colon's friend ended up coming into town on Friday night and we had to keep him entertained.

Friday night was a girls night/ boys night kind of night. Colon and his friends went out and partied while I caught up with some of my girlfriends that I have not seen in a while.

The rest of the weekend was spent entertaining his friend. We ...

* ate out entirely too much (Four Peaks, SanTan Brewery, Hungry Monk)
* drank too much
* spent too much money
* shot a few rounds
* shot my first rifle
* bowled (horribly and hurt my back...)
* played pool
* and had a blast...

This weekend was non-stop fun and I am so sad to say it's over.

So... I am sitting here listening to The Beatles and falling in love with this song over again!



Enjoy!

XO


OH and check out last Sunday's PostSecret! (1 2)




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Splish splosh!



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I know I know. I have been gone FOREVER. My way of asking for forgiveness is give you a sneak peak into the latest show I have been re-watching.

^^^That up there... It's my favorite scene! It always makes me want to dance.

Anyways... It's ALREADY mid June. Where has time gone?

* Training for work is over in two weeks. I am loving my job so far and feel like I have gained a new family. Remember when I was freaking out about that? It's cool because we have started Friday lunches and happy hours for the training group.
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* I have made friends with two people in particular. One of them ended up getting a job somewhere else. But the three of us have been hanging out lately. I love it!


* Colon took me to the gun range for the first time. GUYS... I almost chickened out. I have always wanted to do this, but while in the range I was so nervous. It finally hit me that I was going to hold and fire a deadly weapon. Took me a while for me to calm down and just try. IT. WAS. AWESOME!

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*I have been reading up a storm lately and I am so addicted. I promise there will be an update on my goal soon!

* Dust storms have been plaguing AZ life lately. The nice thing is that there was a rain/thunderstorm last weekend. It was amazing waking up to the sound of the rain on the roof. Oh, how I have missed that sound!

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* I have been on my bring-my-lunch-to-work game lately! I have been bringing my dinner leftovers and saving tons of money on food. Also, since my office is literally 5 minutes away I have not had to fill up my gas tank in a month! So, this new job has been saving me money! OH YEAH!

* I have not neglected my makeup obsession these
past two weeks. I actually gave in to my obsession when I saw ELF Cosmetics was having a huge sale on their website. Yup... You KNOW I stocked up!

Welp... I hope you enjoy your weekend! It was great checking in with you all!

Love!

Lourdes


PS... Make sure you watch the video!





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fun on the internets

Some fun things that I have stumbled across these past few weeks 

* Who knew putting your pants on can be done without using your hands...This guy has it down!

* Some of the PostSecrets from this week were shocking... (1 2) but I still love reading them. I just have to get up the courage to send one in!

* Chemistry is everywhere! It's amazing how the littlest things like the smell of old books and the aroma of rain can be attributed to simple chemistry notions! (seen here)

*It's all wrong. The actors are all wrong. I know I am making a judgement on such a short trailer but... it doesn't seem right!

* According to Colon, I dance like this...

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* The perfect song!

* How I wish I could go to Diagon Alley! I am so jealous of those that live so close!

* I have been watching Sailor Moon lately and was glad when Colon sent me this

XO

Lourdes

Monday, June 30, 2014

Dreaming of this past weekend

So... it is so hard to go to work when I had such a great weekend. Colon and I didn't  really do much, but we had fun.

Saturday:

The day started off with soccer. Yup! We have been keeping tabs on all of the World Cup Games. All of the games this weekend had my nerves all crazy. 

The first game of the day was spent with Colon. It was Brazil vs Portugal and... man... it was CRAZY!

I then went to lunch with a friend. I had not seen him in months so it was nice catching up. We were, at first, planning to go to a sushi restaurant but I was too hungry. I was looking forward to BIG portions. SO, he suggested that we go to a Peruvian restaurant. 

Oh My Gosh. The food at TUMI was amazing. When I first saw the menu, there were things that seemed familiar but I wanted to try something new. SO, since he is Peruvian and had been to this restaurant before I gave him all the choices. He didn't disappoint. 


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By the way, lunch did not take us away from soccer. We ended up watching the Colombia vs Uruguay game. 

After lunch, I spent the time catching up on my blog reading, the new episodes of Sailor Moon that were posted on Hulu AND I did some online make-up shopping! yeah! I am excited to get my package. 

The day ended with a night on the town with Colon and some of his friends. I was excited because I got to dress up since I have not done that in a while. 


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Red lips and red shoes! Oh yeah! 

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It was a fun night. I got to dance with my love! 

Sunday:

Another day started with soccer. The games (The Netherlands vs Mexico and Costa Rica vs Greece) were intense! 

Such a lazy day! The only time I left the house was to get lunch AND to go to Target and Ross. Last week, I realized that I could bring water bottles/ mugs to work so that I could constantly drink water and stay hydrated throughout the day. I also am determined to bring my lunch to work so I decided to look for both the lunchbox and water bottles at the same time. I used work snacks as an excuse to go to Target! 

And... that was my weekend. I hope your weekend was just as relaxing as mine! :)

have a great week y'all!

XO


Sunday, June 29, 2014

First week...

I promise that I am not doing this whole "post once a week" thing on purpose. There were many times throughout the week that I wrote "Create a blog post" in my planner but when I sat down to type... nothing came to mind. It just didn't seem right. I wasn't in the zone.

It was an eventful week, though.

This past week was my first week in my new position. New building. New job description. Everything was new. The unknown. I was so nervous the week before I actually started.

I woke up so early Monday morning. It was great because I prepared everything the night before. Yup. You read that right. My clothes were laid out. I even laid out my makeup by product in the order that I use the product. Crazy? I know... I used to do this all the time and I did it every day this past week!

After a full week in training, I have to say that I think I am going to like it. The people are so nice and there is a sense of family/ camaraderie/ teamwork within the environment. Everyone keeps saying that they can answer any questions or offer assistance if it is needed. It has taken the nerves, stress and pressure off of me.

Things I am loving about work:

* The low-key dress code. Jeans and t-shirts are a staple. I am not going to bum it all of the time but it is nice to know that I do not have to dress up on those days that I am just not feeling it.

* My manager has been accommodating and really is interested in my progress and welfare.

* I am starting to pick up on policies and procedures. I am learning quickly!

*Three days out of the week, I received interoffice/company mail from my coworkers at my last office. It was so nice to walk to my desk and see the envelopes for the different pieces of mail.

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This was in one of my packages. A cookie! My old coworker made it for me!

* The cooking motivation that this job has given me. I have tried new recipes and put my crock pot and pots and pans to good use. Yup. I used my crock pot and cooked chicken in it. I also tried to make my favorite Cuban stew, Rabo Encendido. It actually came out pretty good.

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Doesn't the chicken look YUMMY!

* The increase in cooking, has increased the number of times I bring my lunch to work. You see, if I bring my lunch then I do not have to worry about spending money on lunch. It's awesome. The leftovers were good last week.

In other news...

Colon got braces this week! He looks so cute and it is amazing how quickly those suckers start to work. I can already see slight shifts in his teeth in just a few days! He isn't enjoying them so much, though. He keeps complaining because they prevent him from enjoying his food. He thinks he eats sloppy and slow with them. Food always gets stuck in the bars and he is hating it!

So yeah... I am slowly settling into this new life and am loving it so far. Hopefully it stays that way!

XO


Sunday, June 22, 2014

A little bit of nerves

It's a Saturday night in for me tonight! Colon went out with some friends and I opted to stay in and get myself organized. I have been on a roll all day. I have cleaned, mopped, and vacuumed the whole house. Errands have been run... Now I get to spend tonight vegging out!

The thing is... I am freaking out. I keep finding things to do so that I do not think about Monday. Guys, I start my new position on Monday and I have the pre-first-day-of-my-new-job jitters.

What if I fail?

What if I suck?

What if it isn't what I expected?

I don't even know what I expect! I have to keep reminding myself to have confidence!

 BELIEVE IN YOURSELF LOURDES!

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Since my last post, work has consumed my life. As always, my office has been short staffed and quite hectic. you do not know how many times I woke up to my alarm and contemplated calling in sick. I didn't do it... but I was tempted.

You know who WAS sick... Colon! I was so worried about him because he had a fever for a few days and even after the fever broke he was having symptoms of the flu. It breaks my heart when he gets sick because he becomes such a baby. You will not believe how many times I left the house for meds, Gatorade, water, soup, and any other thing that a sick person craves.

This past week was spent tying up things with my coworkers and clients. It was so sweet because one of my clients actually got me a bouquet of flowers because she was sad that I was leaving.

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This broke my heart and almost made me rethink my decision to move. Notice the italicized "almost". This post will clue you in on how necessary this move is for me!

I also found out that my not-so-baby sister got into nursing school! I am so proud of her and am so excited to see her start in this new adventure/ path in her life! I knew she would get in and rolled my eyes when she previously told me how worried she was about getting in. It'd funny how things like that work! Another instance when confidence is necessary!

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Last Saturday was an amazing day. Colon was still sick but was on the road to recovery. Since he was still feeling bad AND the World Cup games are in progress, I decided to have a day out to myself. I treated myself to some Pei Wei.

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Come on, doesn't that Kung Pao Chicken on brown rice look yummy? It definitely was and I am so hooked on this meal. I crave it all the time. After lunch I wandered around the strip mall and came across Ulta and Bath & Body Works. It has been a while since I have gone shopping, let alone been into these two stores. So, I used my new job as an excuse to pamper myself and it felt great! No guilt here!

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On my way home from my excursion, I found eggs frying on the sewer plate in my neighborhood. I am going to assume that they were having fun and taking advantage of the heat that has been plaguing Arizona this summer. I do not blame them at all.

Last weekend ended with the last episode of the Game of Thrones season. So. Good. I cannot wait until next season and I am dreading the wait! Does anyone else watch that show also? Is anyone else as obsessed as I am?

While watching GoT last Sunday, I never thought that I would feel this nervous (and slightly sad). yesterday was my last day of work and saying bye to my COWORKERS was hard. After my last shift, the whole staff went to Gordon Biersch and had a few drinks. We reminisced and got to know each other better. they all gave me a card and I almost cried while reading it.

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A few of us ended up going to Four Peaks for a few more drinks. Of course, I ended up having the yummy Peach ale!

The few drinks that I had last night ended up affecting me this morning. I was feeling so bad (hence my refusal to go out with Colon tonight). 

I cannot believe that I got so much done today. My house is clean and I was able to get ingredients for my favorite recipes. I am going to try to make some of my favorite dishes: Rabo encendido and crawfish etouffee. 


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...and to end the night on a good note... Colon and I had Cuban food for dinner. 

YAY!

Night y'all! 

XO

Lourdes

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

stamps...

Look what I got guys...


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yes... they are stamps!

I really do not have much to say today. I just wanted to share some fun things that I have stumbled across the past few days... 

One of my favorite bloggers is having another baby! YAY!
Way to add to my baby fever...

Charisma inspires with another awesome post about self love!
I am so going to follow her advice!

Post Secret never ceases to catch my attention on Sundays... (1 2)

Game of Thrones has slowly taken over our lives!
Do you watch the show also?
If you do, this meme will make you laugh!

...and I leave you with that list of random things!

XO

Lourdes