Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Not So Much

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let you all know that I am not going to be blogging for a while. I just haven't had time or motivation.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jet Setter Like Whoa

Hi everyone! Well, I am so GLAD to be back in California. I have had tons of fun for the last week or so, but I am so sick of lugging around a suitcase and living out of one! I needed a vacation from my vacation and from work travel!!!

My business trip to DC was pretty good overall and I was very happy to see my girls in the area. It was fun. Then, my weekend in Detroit was really great! I was so happy to spend time with my friends and family and Sydney!!!! I got to go to a Tiger's game while I was there too. I have only been to Comerica Park a few times because they built it after I moved, so it is always a real treat when I do get to go. My granny was SO SURPRISED at her birthday party! It was so much fun. We had awesome food and a really fun time.

My trip back home felt like it took a lifetime because I had to fly back through DC on my way back to Los Angeles. My work doesn't allow us to mix personal travel with business travel. So I had a round trip ticket between Detroit and DC, and one between LA and DC, was a LOT of travel. Then yesterday I got up at 5 a.m. and went to Albuquerque for the day for a business meeting. Holy moly! On Sunday night I just kept thinking that I couldn't believe I was going to be getting on ANOTHER plane the next morning!

Despite all of my travels that I have had the last week...that is still not stopping me from going to Las Vegas this weekend to see my love!! LOL. Unfortunately, Lindsay won't be around because she is going to a wedding that is actually like an hour away from where I live. But - the good news is - I am coming back to Vegas for Labor Day weekend and Chrissy will be there too!!! I am very excited about that. Me, Lindsay, and Chrissy haven't gone on vacation together in what feels like forever (Miami ages and ages ago). So it'll be nice for us to spend some time together in a vacation-like atmosphere, even if it is actually Lindsay's home. LOL.

Today I get to go pick up my new beach cruiser and I am so excited!!! I can't wait to go for a ride on it!

I feel like there was something else I was going to talk about but now I forget.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Where is all this late night energy coming from?

Hi everyone! Well, it is almost midnight and here I am wide awake again! I don't know what is going on with me. I guess it could be that the time change hasn't really set in yet. I've only been here since last night (in DC). But, I only slept 4 hours last night and I thought I would be exhausted by now! I gotta get up at 7 again too! What the heck?!

Today was okay even though I was exhausted, not feeling well, and cranky when I woke up. I am here for a requirements working group. I sorta felt like we went around in circles a lot today but eh, what the heck. I guess that was their plan? To discuss? I have no idea.

Tonight I went to Sweetwater with some work people and Jessi, Jessie, and Jade came out with us. It was so good to see them again. We had fun. And I got to have my favorite salad ever! Tomorrow I think I am going to dinner with Julie and also out in Arlington with Jessi and Jade. I'm looking forward to it, even though I will have to be on good behavior because I have to work Thursday morning.

Well, I have not much else to talk about so I guess I'm going to go get ready for bed and try to turn my brain off to go to sleep!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Easy Smoked Sausage and Sauerkraut Recipe

14 oz package of turkey smoked sausage, chopped
14.5 oz can of sauerkraut
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium apple, peeled and diced
1 cup white wine (I usually use Chardonnay)
3/4 water
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a pot on the stove top. Bring to a boil. Cover (with lid tilted a little to vent), reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until sausage is cooked and onions are tender.


Saturday, August 08, 2009

I Ordered My Beach Cruiser!!!! :-D

I ordered my new beach cruiser bike today!!! I ended up going with one slightly different than I oringinally planned. Below is a pic of the model, but mine is actually white-white with pink rims/details. The one shown in this pic is what they call "vanilla" with pink rims/details. I think I'm going to get a pink basket to go on the front too! :-D Yayyyyyy!!!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Pics!!! :-)

My honey sent me 2 dozen roses today! :)
Notice Britney halloween costume snake in background lol.
Me and Lindsay at Hard Rock Pool on her birthday! :)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Mood Expressed Via Photos

These two photos pretty much express how I am feeling today.

Hopefully it passes soon.
Lots of vodka may be in order today.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Monday Shmonday

Hi everyone! How is everyone doing this lovely Monday evening? I am doing well. Except for the fact that Robbie had to leave today. :( Boo.

But, this morning when I woke up I felt disgusting for some reason and thankfully that has passed. Random things kept waking me up all night and I didn't sleep that well. For some reason, whenever I take naps I always feel nauseated when I wake up. That is what I felt like this morning. It was strange. I started feeling better around 7 or so, so I still got to get in a workout today. Thank the Lord. I was feeling major guilt because I took Friday and Sunday off!!

I left work early to spend a few hours with Robbie before he had to leave. His cousin Abbey and her friend were also here with us this weekend. We had a really awesome time and went to Venice Beach yesterday. Whew. There are a TON of freaks down there. It was crazy. And trying to find parking SUCKED really bad. Luckily, my apartments offer a free shuttle to that beach! So I plan to never have to try to park there again. Or....ride the bike I plan to buy soon (see pic below)!

Friday and Saturday night were also awesome. Friday I went out in Hollywood with Tim (we know each other from DC) and some of his friends. Saturday I went out to dinner in Venice with Caitlin (I also know her from DC!) and some of her friends. We went to C&O Trattoria and it was extremely yummy. Then we went to a few bars afterwards, and I went home and forced myself to stay awake until Robbie got to my apartment at 4 in the morning! LOL. I feel really lucky to already have some friends here that I know pretty well and that also like to do fun things. :-D

So, on other exciting news, I get to go to DC for business travel!!! I already emailed my girls there and we plan to get together for dinner and drinks. I am very excited to see them! :-D And the weekend after that I get to go to Detroit for my Granny's surprise 80th birthday party (shh). I am so excited to see my family and friends and SYDNEY! And Lindsay will be in town that weekend too. So it should be awesome.
And....check out this beach cruiser bike that I'm going to get! Super cute! I love it!