Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! For those of you who have someone to celebrate with, enjoy your day together. For those of you who do not have someone to share it with, enjoy the day with yourself. Either way, treat yourself to a nice dinner. Ellie and I will be staying in tonight and cooking steaks. That’s all the fanfare I need.

Rubber Broom

So my boss gave me a couple tickets to the Garden Show this past weekend. Ellie and I were happy to go, though we didn’t really know what to expect nor did we plan on buying anything. We didn’t even plan on paying for parking, which was $7, so we parked across the street and walked over. We just wanted to wander and get ideas for the new home. Also, we entered a bunch of giveaways, some of which would really help out new homeowners. Continue reading →

I am so damn anxious

This house cannot come soon enough. In one month, we close. A few weeks after that, we officially move in. I just cannot wait to be so busy. Lately, Ellie and I have been just treading water in the evenings. We’re at a point where we don’t care to make our current place better, and we are unable to make our next place good. A lot of time for me has been spent on Pinterest. I want to find all the projects that we could Continue reading →

Embarrassment

Last night we were out for dinner with some friends when one of the guys starts talking to me about literature. We eventually got on the topic of my degree in creative writing and he said he’d be interested in reading some of my work. I got scared. I know over the years I have put some of my fiction on here, though I never really publicized it. For me, it’s one thing to put something online to be consumed, it’s a whole different t Continue reading →

The old country

Sometimes I have dreams at night about people and places in Ukraine. They seem to be some of my most vivid dreams. I don’t usually remember my dreams, which is why these really stand out. I wake up, and the feeling of the dream really sticks with me. I wake up and feel sad. I never in a million years would have guessed that my time in Ukraine would have had such an impact on me. I knew I would change but I didn’t think Continue reading →

Walking

Yesterday I logged over 17,000 steps. Last week, I logged over 95,000 steps. I’m addicted to my Fitbit. About two years ago I got some extra.cash and decided to spurge and buy my self a Fitbit Surge. At the time, and still now I believe, it’s was their high-end tracker. I got it be wise it does everything my phone could do for fitness tracking except play music. It was pricy but worth it. I quickly found I didn’t walk as much as I thought Continue reading →

On Time

I do my best to be on time when I go places. If someone tells me when I need to be at a place, I like to be there a few minutes early. I’d prefer to wait for them than have them wait for me, just how it goes. Leaving g for work, however, has always been a different matter. I usually start out leaving early or on time when I get a job but as time goes on slowly start leaving later and later. Continue reading →

Big Announcement I’ve been holding on to for a while

Okay, I think it’s as official as it’s going to get, at least for the next month or so and that means I finally feel comfortable officially announcing it. Ellie and I bought a house. We’ve been looking for a while now, for what feels like somewhere between four and six months. We came into the market towards the end of the season and looked through everything available for us. It’s just been a waiting game for new things to come on the market since. Continue reading →

Reliability

This year, my quarterly bonuses are tied to my goals at the company. Last year, they were tied to membership sales goals and it frustrated me. I was only there to support sales, and I didn’t do any selling so it felt like meeting those goals was out of my direct control. Since they’re tied to me meeting tech deadlines and keeping projects under budget, I feel I have a lot more control compared to last year. However, my job is to organize people and Continue reading →

Changing Diet

In the past six months, my diet has been overhauled for the better.im finally eating the way I have always wanted to eat, but usually made the excuse that it was too expensive to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat tasty and crappy foods, I just consider the food I eat to be healthier now. It started last summer when my coworker encouraged me and another co-worker to sign up for a CSA. We had a whole summer if fresh, organic vegetables. Continue reading →