Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wine & Love v5
Wow, is it really Thursday already? This week flew by for me!
Well, Thursday means it is time for Nora's weekly Wines & Loves!
What I am loving this week...
♥ My motivation for working out! I have figured out a way to squeeze in a sweat sesh everyday this week and I am so proud of my motivation. Please say a little prayer for me to be able to keep it up!
♥ One of my very best friends in the entire world let me borrow her car for almost an entire week while I was waiting to get my car in the shop. She is seriously the best and I am so lucky to have such a generous, wonderful friend!
♥ Definitely my Erin Condren planner! I finally received it on Tuesday and I could not be happier. I was a little hesitant that it wasn't worth the money, but after seeing Amber and Lisa's in person, I knew I was going to love mine!
♥ My local, independent mechanic. I got my brake pads replaced and one of my front rotors replaced for less than $200. That. is. a. steal. I know that if I had taken it to one of the chains they would have found about 50 other things that were "wrong" and I'm positive they would have replaced both rotors even though one was fine. If your local, please contact me for his info. He always does a fabulous job.
♥ Painting my nails. About a year and a half ago I gave up regular manicures at the salon to start doing them myself. Since then I have enjoyed buying new colors and painting my nails every week. Fall is also the best because I can break out all the dark colors! Although, right now my obsession is burnt oranges.
♥ The outcome on Big Brother. I am so happy!
What is making me reach for the wine...
♥ 12 hour-freakin-days. Seriously. Between daily 3 hour classes, working at least a few hours a day (more if I'm subbing) ends up with a very long day. Recently I have run into the problem of packing enough for meals for these insanely crazy days. I'm trying to avoid all fast food, gas station snacks or vending machine snacks. In order to do so I need to plan, plan, plan. I also needed a bigger lunchbox....
I was bringing this guy:
Now I have upgraded to this big guy!
I'm still bringing both because I don't want to haul a freaking cooler into a school or on campus, but I'm hoping this should solve the problem. (It will).
♥ Being a newbie. I'm still pretty new at my part-time job and I work with many adults that can be quite sneaky. I have been duped by them more than once now. It doesn't make for fun emails from my boss. Of course my boss isn't mad, it's just frustrating feeling like I have let someone down. It's also frustrating to feel like you can't trust someone. I'm going to have to take the situation and make it into a learning opportunity, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating. (I know that was vague. I can't really reveal much more than that). :(
♥ Expenses! Budgeting! I'm trying to work as much as possible to bulk up my savings again, and that makes it hard to part with that hard earned money on things like car repairs and bills!
♥ Breaking in new shoes! I am through day 2 of trying to break in the new ballet flats I bought and day 2 went better, but I was definitely limping on my way... my little toes have major blisters.
Time to share! What are you loving or hating this week?
Posted by Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields at Thursday, September 15, 2011