Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Blog

I've decided to create a new blog. This blog name reminds me too much of people I no longer associate with and don't care to, so I wanted a new name. I haven't posted anything on the new blog and I'm not finished with the layout and that jazz. I'll be deleting this blog in about a month or so, so make sure to change your link. The new blog is:

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I woke up this morning to find Jasper sprawled out on my bed. He was cuddled up next to my back with his head on a pillow and sleeping pretty soundly (he was also partially on me). I thought it was kind of funny. I could barely move because of where he was! Silly little boy.

Friday, July 10, 2009


From time to time we will get word from our HR dept that we have job openings. Well, today I decided to apply for one of these openings. I've been in one of those stressful moods lately due to financial reasons, so I felt I should either look for a second job or apply for a higher paying position in my company. Obviously, the later is the most appealing! Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I've been painting a lot lately and I have to say, I really hate it! I'm trying to create a faux tile backsplash which is coming along slowly. I have to find better tape to use because the blue painter's tape keeps peeling off the paint! Here's what I've started so everyone can see (sorry, the pictures were taken on my cell phone, so they're not great).

Then I decided I was going to paint one wall in my kitchen/dining room a dark red. I finally finished that last night (horray!). My kitchen's coming along pretty good, I'm liking it more and more. Of course, I'll be happier once the tile part gets done, it's very time consuming! :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Help! What should I do?

Ok, I think I need to do something to my kitchen. I love my new countertops, but something seems "off." Should I paint my cabinets? Maybe an Ivory White? Should I do a tile backsplash? What color would look good?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Been awhile.....

I know, I know. I have been a huge slacker when it comes to blogging these days. I've been pretty busy now that I have a new job. I've been working since the end of February. It was about time that I found a job. There wasn't much out there, but I was lucky. In fact I was the only one they interviewed for this position. I originally interviewed for another position, but it was filled internally. They called me back to interview for the newly opened position and I was offered it the next day.

I really like what I'm doing now, I work with retirement plans for teachers in Southern California. Basically I do a lot of processing and I also answer calls from participants. It's great, I love the people I'm working with. It's like night and day from my last job. I almost forgot what it felt like to be appreciated and to work as a team.

Here's a picture of my team! This was Bailey's farewell luncheon (Bailey is sitting next to me). She's in the MTC now and will be headed to Rome, Italy in a few weeks. So sad.....we all miss her! (I hate this pic of me by the way, yech!)

Jasper has gotten pretty big, well big for him anyway! He's a whole 9 pounds! He thinks he's so tough. He has started barking a lot, which is not so good for my neighbors. It's also not very good for me when he starts up at 11:30 or midnight, so he got a bark collar last week. He hates it, but he needs to learn that it's not ok to bark at every single thing. We live right next to the back door of our building and when ever someone goes in or out, he freaks! He's getting better though. He's only had to be shocked 6 times. Oh course, I feel terrible about it Here's some recent pics of cute little baby dog!

There's more going on, but I'm getting kind of tired. I'll try to be better at posting, but no promises!
Nite all....

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Little Thief

Jasper has become a thief lately! He thinks it's really funny to pick up Mom's things and drag them away. Yesterday I was wrapping a Christmas present and he decided to "help" by stealing my scissors and tape. Obviously if something is on the floor, it must be a new toy for Jasper! Then later that day, I was in my bedroom and I could hear him dragging something in the living room. When I went out to investigate, I found that he had pulled my jacket from a kitchen chair, dragged it into the middle of the living room and made a bed out of it. Silly little boy! At least he keeps me entertained, I'd probably be bored out of my mind without him! :)