Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Over It!!

So I have realized that I am completely over my job...I love my office (most days) but I am completely bored with my job. All I do is hound people to answer phone calls and emails just to get them to meet deadlines...then I make copies (when the photocopier works) and ship them out...my head hurts. I don't think that it is fair that the little peon (myself) is the one meeting the deadlines and harassing the 6 figure salary executives to meet a deadline that will make them money. There is just respect that is missing. I know that my direct boss appreciates it (she tells me all the time), but there is only so much that she can do to reward me...

I need to start my own business...rather I need to work on starting my event planning business. It is so hard to get started in this field because it is so much word of mouth and it is so hard to get hired without having experience other than my own wedding...hmmmm

Anyone need a party/event planned? I'll start with little kid birthday parties! Communions! Summer picnics! Baby Showers! ANYTHING!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Save The Boobies!!!

This weekend is the annual fundraiser for my Breast Cancer 3-Day team the MBQD's....I am uber excited!! I love getting the chance to eat and drink and visit with friends and family all in the name of curing cancer!!! I really hope that we make at least $3,000 this year which would really help each of us to reach our goals and would make my Mommy super proud! It's all for her and her memory :-) Well that's all for now...DONATE PLEASE!!


Every dollar counts! 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Scratch Your Happy Spot

Is it really that hard to be happy, or at least not complain about everything...loudly? I love my office and some of the people that I work for and with, but then there are some people that really just bring me down. 

Why does everything have to go your way in order for you to be happy? 
Why are you scared of technology (spreadsheets aren't new BTW)? 
Why can you never mention something happy that is going on in your life? 
WHY can you not be happy for someone that is getting MARRIED?!?! 

You find the negative in everything and it is just not fair to those of us around you. We all complain, yes, but we also have positive things to say. This negativity is not going to get you anywhere. You complain and complain that you do not have enough money for this and for that, but you order in at least twice a week. You bitch and moan that there isn't enough time to do all of the projects you are assigned, but somehow you find the time to take long lunches and waste time on Facebook.

I hope that you can find a way to find happiness in your life. If it is work, find a new job. If it is family, spend time with them. If it is spiritual, find a new way of thinking. If it is mental, get a therapist! :-) But please, just find your happy spot and give it a good old SCRATCH!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm Back!

So I realize that it has been an obscene amount of time since I last updated. I apologize. When I last posted in October we were heading into the holiday season (and Halloween is sooooooo a holiday) and I was heading into the last trimester of pregnancy number 2. But now I am back (hopefully) on a more regular basis. So here is what has been going on:

- I gave birth to an adorable baby girl
- Went back to work as soon as the doctor gave me the thumbs up
- My job basically doubled in the amount of work, but thankfully my annual review came around and I got a bit of a raise
- The husband and I have been on a diet...to date I have lost 19 lbs...I am now pre-baby weight...correction....pre-baby #1 weight
- We have also been tossing around ideas as to where we would like to move in the (hopefully) near future...currently Savannah, GA and Orlando, FL are the frontrunners
- We have been trying to keep Liam from killing his sister (Sissy) with kindness...he hates to hear her cry so he comes running with a binkie and her teddy bear declaring "Sissy sad"...he then shakes the teddy bear in her face and scares her...it is cute
- I have been tossing around new job ideas...I love my job most days, but it does not challenge my creativity...it challenges my patience...Event Planning is looking like an option...I will be meeting with a friend soon to discuss going into business together after she gives birth to little Lucy (2010 - the year of the baby girl...I know no less than 5 women who have given birth to girls)
- On July 30, 31, and August 1 I will be walking in my first Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk...I was supposed to walk last year but pregnancy doesn't really allow for walking 60 miles in a weekend...I have to raise $2,300 in order to participate...please donate generously :-) www.the3day.org/goto/annemarie
- I am dealing with the my mother's death...Today marks the one year anniversary of her passing and I am not sure how good I am doing with dealing with it....I miss her so much every day

Well it is now approaches 11pm and I should really get to bed...a long day of work tomorrow. Hopefully I will update again this week! Good Night my faithful readers (the few of you there are)

Please leave me comments! I would love to hear from you!

Monday, October 5, 2009


So it has been far too long since I last blogged. Things have been interesting and I will blame that for my silence. At work I have been a busy little bee and barely get a chance to stop and catch my breath...and I love that! But, I am thinking that i am going to finish my Elementary Education degree after Liza is born so that I can spend more time with my kiddos. I am in a much different place then when I was last in education classes and I think it will be a much better experience this time around. At home we have just been anxiously, and somewhat spaztically, getting ready for Liza's arrival. With around 3 months until she makes her grand entrance we have been busy cleaning and shopping to get everything ready for our princess. Well that is the Cliff Notes version of everything I'll talk more soon!

PS. check out my other blog "Memories Into Masterpieces." It is my newest adventure...as personalized scrapbooking business!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So I am considering starting a second blog, don't worry my random rants and raves shall continue! I am just thinking of something more specialized like a mommy blog. Now there are TONS of mommy blogs out there so I have to think of a way to be different and interesting and I am not sure how to do that. I know that a lot of the mommy blogs that I read have very large sections on coupons and sales and savings, but unfortunately I do not have the time to do that much research because I have a full time job. Other blogs are focused on product reviews and recommendations, and unfortunately I do not have the money to put into getting the best and the newest to review all the time. So this leaves me somewhere in the middle. I want to be sure to incorporate the money saving tips and coupons because I love them. I want to incorporate the product review, both for mom and child, I just can't do it all the time. And I think that I want to share things that I have learned from the raising of my child, soon to be children, so that other moms and caregivers can learn from my successes and failures. So perhaps this is where I want to go...the mommy blog for the busy mommy. A daily, possibly more, summary of my survival of the day and things that made it good, bad, or hide under the covers horrible! Is there any interest in something like this? Just basing my blog on what I know and what I have learned in real life, with the assistance of mommy bloggers and parent sites for the specialists. I think this might be the route that I am going to go...now what do I call it???

Monday, August 31, 2009

What to do with $100

So today is my birthday and for said birthday I have received a few lovely monetary gifts from various family members. The vast majority was spent on baby clothes for little Eliza-Beth and then a little on some McD's Sunday morning breakfast :-) But today arrived a new, and greatly unexpected, $100 and I do not know what to do with it. I promptly thought that I should buy more things for my baby girl...and even little boy, but my husband told me I really should do something for myself. And now I ponder this. I cannot tell you the last time I was told to spend $100 on myself. First we came up with buying maternity clothes that way I was kind of spending it on the baby but myself at the same time...but then I thought pedicure! How nice would it be to get a pedicure? Or maybe some new makeup? I love elf makeup and have been wanting to get some more pieces to add to my collection.

Who knows what I will do...what would you do with $100 to spend on yourself??

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