2013 New Year Resolutions

Before I get to my 2013 New Year Resolutions, here’s a recap of my 2012 Resolutions.

  • Graduate from College
    • May 2012! So sad to have to leave but so joyous that I actually did it.
  • Find a steady job
    • August 2012! Making paper!
  • Lose 25+ lbs
    • FAILED
  • Run a 5k race
    • November 2012 – Gobbler Gallop For The Love of The Kids … 00:47:31
    • December 2012 – New Year Resolutions Run For The Love of The Kids … 00:48:10 (no training 😦 )
  • Stay in touch with friends
    • Kept in touch with some college friends and high school friends
    • Rekindled with some high school friends

I think I did a pretty splendid job with keeping up with my resolutions … minus the weight thing so you KNOW it’s going to be on this upcoming year’s list.

My 2013 New Year Resolutions

  • Lose 25+ lbs or at least some weight.
  • Live healthier. Eating …. working out. Yah know. Same old same old.
  • PR on my 5k even if it is just one minute.
  • Be a better blogger by not slacking off as much and reaching out more.
  • Dress better because I look like a grandma when I’m at work.
  • Hello over humongous pores! I need to better my skin routine.
  • As much as I love being one of the guys I love being a girl. I just have to be less lazy and just be more like a girl.

Doable? Fingers crossed.

I know most of these has to do with looks in a way, but for me to be more comfortable in my skin, I need to have better skin.

What are your resolutions?

Happy New Year’s Eve, loves!

New Year, New Memories.

Christmas Haul

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Last week we received something from Hong Kong. It was very exciting.

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Gifts from the coworkers. I also got a Christmas Card from one of my coworkers. Her family is so cutes.

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I went and sent a few cards for some friends because I LOVE snail mail. Nothing special. Just wanted to let them know I was thinking of them. I wanted to send more out but didn’t have addresses or time.

And now the presents from the fams! I’m not boasting or anything. Just wanted to keep a memory of the things I got this year!

Mum:

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Popcorn kernels for my popcorn machine!! Yippee!! My brother’s been bugging me to make some for him but I haven’t. Whoops.

She also gave me an Estee Lauder makeup/clutch thing with some makeup samples inside that goes with Pleasure.

Dad:

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My dad does this game where we choose numbers which indicates a different envelopes that has different amounts of money inside. I won the jackpot this year! Yippee!! I use to win the $5 or $10! 🙂

June:

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I got an art set! I am TOO excited. I haven’t opened up because everything is so perfect right now. Do you get that way? Ah … cannot wait. Hopefully I make some smoking a** things!

Sissy & Brett:

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My favorite … a You Curl Iron! I never knew how to curl my hair. Partly because I don’t want to damage my hair or burn myself but this seriously makes everything so easy! I think everyone should get one because it’s just so simple and fast and makes some bomb diggity curls! That’s my first time curling. Love it or hate it?

I’ve been practicing every day … aka killing my hair.

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Pumpkin Butter & Cookie Butter. It’s so perfect I haven’t even opened it yet. I haven’t tried them before but she knew I wanted to. I was beyond excited when I tore opened my package. What shall I eat with these lovelies?

Brother:

He gave me his computer monitor during Thanksgiving and that is part of my Christmas and birthday present. Hence no pictures in case y’all were wondering. 🙂

Tammy:

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Candles for my stanky room! The vanilla cupcake smells like heaven. I’m hurrying up with my old candle so I can pop one of these open! Eeep!

Jenny:

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A 2013 calendar. I already have a planner so I’m debating what to do with this one. Any ideas? I really do love it but I’m not sure what to do with it.

She also got me a egg maker thingie that makes eggs in a shape of a heart. I think I can use it with pancake batter too. Hmm … 😉

Alyssa & Greg:

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So I just got this a yesterday but I love it. Anything that comes through snail mail wins my heart. That might answer the reason why I do online shopping so much. Anyway, it’s great hearing from her and I really do miss her. I cannot wait till she and her husband (ah we’re too grown up!) are back in Houston!

The weekend is here and work couldn’t have gone any slower these past few days.

I got the 31st off but I’m debating if I should go in or not … leaning towards not but who knows what’ll happen.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

PV.Body Takes Over The Blogosphere By Storm

I’m actually using WordPress to write this post. Ah … haven’t done that since I first blogged! Sorry if the pictures are alkjer! I don’t know how to fix it through this.

Anyway, we’re here to talk about some fitness clothing. I will do my Christmas weekend in the next post or something.

I’m not going to lie … I’m cheap. I work out in my tees and basketball shorts and every time I see some cool fitness clothing when I’m shopping, I sadly put it down. I don’t have the dough for that kind of stuff.

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In “walks” in PV.Body. (Click on the link to check it out!) I’m sure everyone’s heard of them by now. They’re taking over the blogosphere! So what exactly is PV.Body?

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$50 if you don’t use my code!!

PV.Body contacted me to become an ambassador and I jumped at the chance. I’ve never been an ambassador so I feel pretty cool. I did get a free package  just so I can see what it’s all about. Also so that I’m not just writing gibberish. These are my opinions though sooo keep that in mind.

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PV.Body sent me my clothes in just a few weeks! Let’s keep in mind it’s Christmas month aka busy mail month. So to me, it was fast. They put it in a sparkly pink bag and wrapped each clothing in pink tissue paper. They are careful with their product!

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I got a NUX Infinity Adjustable T-Back in Plumeria and an American Apparel Performance Sportswear in Black.

The top alone is $45 … I’m not sure how much the bottoms cost but it is from American Apparel …

How did it feel on? Amazing. Everything felt smooth and for once I felt like a runner. You can choose what type of activity you do and where and they customize to that.

I would show you it on my body .. but my body isn’t that great so I don’t want anyone to throw up. 😉

The only thing I didn’t like about it was that I couldn’t get a size larger for my chest area so that everything fit. It fits but not loose enough where I felt comfortable to step outside in. Big chested girls and all. They only have Small, Medium, and Large. Keep that in mind my friends.

Jump on this PV.Body train. All the cool kids are doing it!

Make sure to click my link to get it for $39! Else, you’ll have to pay the $50 fee. Eeep.

Also you don’t have to stay on it. Try it the first month and if you don’t like it, you can cancel it!

Hope you’re all having a great break! 🙂

Family & Friends

Today has been eventful. I went to work for 5 1/2 hours. And surprisingly got A LOT of work done. Yay!!

Then had a late lunch with Amanda. I haven’t seen her in SO long so it was great doing so. And catching up with her? Ahh-mazing. She’s given me some good advice which I should take but still so many worries of what if if I do and what if if I don’t. Dumb I know.

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Then I went and bought a new laptop. Well actually “netbook” which is where I’m currently writing from. It’s in quotes because it might as well be a laptop. It has touch screen and Windows 8 and so far … I don’t like the Windows 8  start menu. It makes everything much more complicated. I understand they’re trying to keep up with the times but I think it’d be better if they kept this stuff on the tablet and ONLY on the tablet. But OH WELL. I shall get use to it and learn to love it. I think it’ll just take time. Other than that, I love what I have.

Went to Sissy and hung out with her and Brett along with their roommate, Ross. We played video games, ate, watched telly, and just hung out. It was very chilled and it felt pretty good getting out of the house.

I then went over to Jared’s since I had some questions I wanted to ask him. Then he showed me some of his music he’s been working on. Ahhh … I wish I had the time and patience to do that. It sounds so freaking awesome.

It’s been a good day filled with family and friends. I cannot wait for tomorrow (Saturday). We’re celebrating Christmas then since Sissy and Brett are on call or at work. Eeps. Sadly I’ve wrapped ZERO presents. Christmas just doesn’t feel so Christmasy this year. Hmm …

Happy Holidays! In case we don’t get to talk! 🙂

New Things To Look Forward To

I’m a little overwhelmed with all the posts people are making these past few days! I guess because some people are on vacation while others are done with school. It’s pretty much filled to the brim and I’ve only been able to catch some of them. I cannot wait to read it all tomorrow.

So there has been some exciting things that’s been happening these past few days:

  • I finally booked my flight to New Orleans in January for my first ever business trip. BossMan booked our hotels. I booked a one night hotel that isn’t part of the business trip (going a day and a half early!) so that I can make it into a somewhat vacation since I decided not to take any days off from Christmas or New Years. Making paper, dude!
  • I am getting my documents/contracts to sign for my new contractor company. I found out British Man has a girlfriend. But ah I love his accent so much. Wish I had a British accent. They’re so cool.
  • I’ve been wanting a new laptop. Maybe more like a netbook since it’s a hassle carrying around this one. I think I’ve found the one I want … I will be checking it out tomorrow. Can’t wait! Eeps!

That’s pretty much it.

I hope you all have a great Friday! I am ready!

Empathy

I took a day off blogging/commenting yesterday just like all the others to give a moment of silence for those lost from Sandy Hook Elementary. I won’t sit here and tell you I know how it feels. I can only empathize with them. Check out the group: 5k Run for the Children of Sandy Hook on Facebook.

Two days after the incident, there was a San Antonio Theater Shooting. It just seems everywhere you turn, there’s another one. And even though you’re probably not in danger, you can’t help but wonder about the other shootings and think of the worst that could happen wherever you are.

I kid you not, just now I heard a gunshot like noise outside my house. I’m certain it was fireworks … but how can you tell nowadays. My heart jumped out my body so I can’t even begin to phantom how victims of the shootings felt.

All these horrible things happening in the world makes me so thankful for everything and everyone that I have. Let those that mean so much to you know you care before it’s too late.

More Celebrations

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We had BossMan’s birthday celebration #2 Friday night. Drinks at Woodrow’s then went to Wild West and this other place. I got to know my coworkers better and that’s what I love about going out with them. The fears of not fitting in kind of subsided for those 7-8 hours we were together. Let’s just say the night ended with things I never thought possible. Maybe when I go back to the office tomorrow it’ll be different … or it’ll be just the same. All I know is for those 7-8 hours, I felt like I fitted.

P.S. I don’t know who that girl is in that picture. She just looks like she was having TOO much fun. Love her make up though. Smile with tongue out

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Kenny and Cindy retired these past few weeks so we had dinner today to celebrate. I cannot wait to retire. Kind of sad though since I just started working. I love my job but the idea of staying home ALL the time and doing nothing … actually that sounds boring. I’d rather work part time if possible or find some kind of volunteer thing to do.

I hope you all had a great weekend. I know I did.

One more week til Christmas! We can do it!

Celebration Station

Those in Houston, do you remember that place? I remember going there for fun and games whenever there was something to celebrate.

Anyway, thank you for the feedback from my previous post. I tried all the advice I got and it seems it might be working. Or all the worries are in my head. I guess time will tell.  But after posting the post, and going to work the last couple days, things seemed to have changed.Everything takes time and if I don’t feel like I fit in now, maybe I just have to try try again and not over think things. I tend to do so.

I met a British man today. He’s going to be the liaison between me and my new contractor company. He is funny and has a really sweet accent. I am jealous of his accent. And he is kind of cute. 😉 I always think contractor companies send over older people but he seems to be in his middle to late 20s if I have to guess. But uh … can I holla atchu boy? haha JK!

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On Wednesday my company invited the people on my floor for a Christmas Luncheon at the Downtown Aquarium. If I remember correctly, I don’t think I’ve ever been there so I was very excited … until we got there and realized we weren’t going to see the whole aquarium. Womp Womp.

The picture you see is from the restaurant part of the aquarium. It was really big and we actually saw a lot of fishies and sting rays and whatnot. Just wish I could of seen the sharks and stuff too.

Here was our food lineup:

  • Salad
  • Cranberry Bread – AMAZING. And I never say that about bread.
  • Beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies – medium rare, no flowing jucies. One of my coworkers sent it back because it wasn’t “dead” enough. teehee And I love what they did with the mashed potatoes. They always tasted better when it’s not just plopped down on the plate.
  • Chocolate Mousse (Disgusting. Sorry.), Key Lime Pie (LOVE LOVE LOVE especially the shell), Crème Brulee (wasn’t bad but could be a little thicker for better taste)

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I made pound cake! Since we decided to celebrate BossMan’s birthday early, I promised him pound cake and I delivered. I didn’t get to taste any so maybe next time. But it sure smelled delicious!

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We went out to lunch today for BossMan’s birthday. That prime rib was DELICIOIUS. Cooked to perfection. I know what I’m getting next time I’m here .. whenever that will be. We even had a Carrot Cake from Ooh La La Bakery. It was $60 something bucks! But all worth it since it weighed like 10 pounds.

Tomorrow night it’s BossMan’s Birthday Celebration Part 2 … cannot wait. Eep.

Have a great Friday tomorrow! 🙂

I Don’t Fit In – Emotional-ish Post

I love my job. My BossMan is awesome. Let me tell you why.

I feel grown up because I get to go to my first ever business trip in Janurary! It’s only at New Orleans for two days but what the hay! I get to not be in the office for two whole days! … and be in other people’s office and learn.

And if you didn’t know, I’m a contractor so we’re switching contractor companies so we can get better benefits. Win! Maybe a raise? 😉 But I highly doubt it since I only started a few months ago.

But okay here goes … I never really talk about stuff like this on my blog because I don’t like showing that I’m insecure. But we’re only human right? If you can help a sister out, mucho thanks.

I finally opened up to Mum about my unhappiness at my job. I mean, I love it obviously with how I praised about stuff up above but sometimes I feel very out of place. Like I don’t fit in. I bring my lunch to work every day because I cannot afford to buy every meal. They pay us really, really well but I have things that are more important then that. I sit at my desk and work and talk to no one unless they come to me. I don’t like butting into people’s business so if they have powwows I will only join if I was invited. I guess this makes me not a people person or that I don’t like to talk which is weird because I love to talk to people. Well, more like listen. When my friends or family ask how I like my job, my answer is almost always, “It’s good”, because how can I say, “Meh, it could be better.” I don’t like being asked things so the simpler the answer the better. I am hoping after this trip, I can feel like I fit in more. Maybe this is all in my head but who knows …

If you’ve gone through this before, give me some pointers. Please and thank you.

Watch this. It will melt your heart. Her dad passed away before her wedding so the important men in her life wanted to do something special for her for her wedding day.

Bride’s Special Dance from LaFrance Films on Vimeo.

If you didn’t get at least teary eyed, you’re not human. We can’t be friends anymore.

Anyway, help me with my dilemma if you can.

Long Overdue Reunion

It’s been a Happy Monday for whatever reason I don’t know.

All I know is I got off work. Ran my run. SOOO GOOD! My knees have been a little alekwjre but not like how it use to be so that’s good.

Showered and got ready and went out to Bellaire.

I had a dinner plans with my friends Graham and Oscar. They’re in town from San Antonio for work training people.

Graham has been there for me since I started college, driving me everywhere, and making sure I felt included but we all grow up and get busy. I haven’t seen him in over 2 years! So it was great catching up with him.

As with Oscar, he’s my little. But I haven’t seen him for a few months now. Especially now that I’m in Houston indefinitely. It’s nice to know his studies are going well and he’ll be working and making that dough soon enough! Two years!

It was good seeing them. I realized they’re pretty much the first ones from San Antonio that I’ve ever hung out with in Houston. Reason? I’m really bad at keeping in touch. But it felt amazing doing getting to see them.

Next time I’ll see them is when I go to San Antonio for Julia and Noel’s wedding end of January! Eep!

I hope you all had a great Monday too!