Saturday, May 26, 2012

My week in photos!

Well another week has come to a close. So here we go again...my week in pictures!


Monday:
Monday I really started to stress about the upcoming State Board test I had.  I spent most of the day cleaning because I knew I was leaving after Boards for vacation and I wouldn't have much time to do it when I got back.  I started to study, but didn't get far before I gave up!! And I did a run through to time my manicure procedure...came out with 17 minutes.


Tuesday:

Tuesday I literally didn't do anything.  My husband and I cleaned out some junk we've been meaning to get rid of for forever and I bought some new clothes.  This is my kitty Aoife discovering grass for the very first time.  She loved it!


Wednesday:


Wednesday I had a super freak out when I realized I was only two days from my State Board exams.  I finally got around to packing up my supplies, making my sand hand and checking and double checking I had all my supplies!! I never did get around to studying but I timed my acrylic sculpt (18 minutes) and re-timed my manicure (13 minutes!)

Thursday:


Thursday I thought I should take some time and relax so I took the kitties and my net book outside on the patio and spent most of my day uploading future blogs for my nail blog, drinking coffee, and enjoying the sunshine.  Sometime around 5 my nail school buddies, Dee Dee and Pauline came to pick me up for our trip to Columbus for the boards!  We had dinner at Sonic (Pauline had never been),  checked our supplies, and did a little bit of last minute cramming. 

Friday:

Friday was my State Board exam.  I was FREAKING OUT.  It's so nerve wracking going in for something like that and not really knowing what to expect.  I got through the practicals OK and then freaked out again going into the written exam. I finished it in 10 minutes and when I turned in my paper to leave the woman at the desk said, "Wow! You're a fast test taker. Are you sure you're done?"  Way to build me up, lady.  At any rate I passed both tests handily.  :)  Now I'm a fully licensed Nail Technician!

Saturday:


Today has been kind of crazy.  I got an oil change, put air in my tires, set up my kitties things for my mom to watch them while I'm gone, cleaned my house a bit, and hit the road with my husband. :)  Found out on the way that there is a tropical sub storm system headed for the coast. Should storm everyday I'm at the beach.  Thanks for that.  Epic fail. :( Hopefully it redirects and we get some sunshine. I could use it.  Crashing in Princeton, WV for the night and hitting the road again in the morning! 

Hope you all had a great week! See you again next week!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Week in Photos

It's that time again!! Here's my week in photos!!



 Sunday:



Sunday my husband and I rented a movie.  It was my pick and for some reason I chose Young Adult.  It wasn't funny. It was actually almost painfully awkward. Been playing Draw Something more lately with my new stylus! Guess who? :)



 Monday:

 

Monday I made an appointment to see my Nail Tech teacher to get some last minute details before I go to State Board next week. I also got an offer to do some graduation nail art for a girl I recently did prom nails for.  


 Tuesday:


My mom brought me some peonies from my dad's flower bed to work. They're my favorite flower. I wrapped up a whole bunch of nail art for my other blog too. Exciting things are coming!

 Wednesday:
 Wednesday I FINALLY got to see my best friend again. It's been entirely too long.  We've been trying to beat this level in Little Big Planet called "The Bunker" for like, a year.  After much readjusting and many tries...we finally succeeded. And then realized the next level is just as awful!


 Thursday:

 I met with my Nail Tech teacher Thursday. Got lots of info on State Board. I think it really helped to be back in the classroom! It made me way less nervous!  I also think I have a plan set up with my old deskmate to go up together. :)



 
 Friday:


 I got some pretties in the mail from one of my best internet buds, Debbie! I also got my new job sorted out so I can start on the 4th! I can't wait.  I made some chili for the chili cook off at work.


 Saturday:


Today was a long day. I can't believe it's my last day at my job. I've been there off and on for 11 years. Yikes. :/ But I'm excited to start the next chapter in my life.  There was  a chili cook off today and I brought some vegetarian three bean chili.  I think it won....but I'll know tomorrow! ;)


So there you have it!! Not a very exciting week. Eventful though. I have the next two weeks off to prepare for my new job and my State Board test! Hope you all had a great week!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Week in Photos

Here we are again...yet another week has gone by! I can't believe how fast time seems to by flying now that I'm looking forward to getting into my career and so many great things are starting to happen for my husband and I.

Here is my week in photos!!

Sunday:

On Sunday I went mini golfing with my husband :)  It's been a long time since we've been and it was nice to be out in the sunshine again.  We also got "Our Idiot Brother" from the library (husbands pick this week!) .  It wasn't awful but it certainly wasn't a continuous laugh fest.  I do love Zooey Deschanel though!


Monday:


Monday I got a book from a friend who is published in it!! It was SO cool to see her name in print. :) She even wrote a little note in the front for me!  I also found out my job is going to pay me for a week of vacation! So I get an extra week work free! Woohoo!



Tuesday:

On Tuesday I got my hotel booked for vacation!! I can't wait to be on the beach again!  My kitty, Eoghan decided he REALLY loved this roll of paper towels and he laid claim to it while I was busy cleaning!  He slept like this for hours. Silly kitty.

Wednesday:

Nothing super exciting happened on Wednesday. It was a busy day at work and when I got home I really just wanted to crash.  I did get to wear my tights though!  I love it when tight weather rolls around again!

Thursday:
On Thursday I helped my sister take her kitty to the vet.  Then I ran a MILLION errands! Then I got to do some prom nails on a friend from work's daughter.  They came out so pretty and she looked amazing at her prom!!  (The design we used is the second on the left of the clear nail at the bottom!)


Friday:
Friday I had to work all day. Lame sauce.  For lunch I had a burrito and when I stuck my plastic fork in this is what happened. Fork fail.  It melted!!  I also got my new engagement ring that my husband and I designed! It's SOO pretty. :)  

Saturday:
 

So today is not over yet and I'm only an hour off of work.  I recently found out how to make my own coffee syrups and I'm obsessed. Already I've made vanilla, almond, and caramel and they taste amazing!! (Recipe will be up on my food blog soon!).  I also got some organic avocados the other day and a loaf of Italian bread so I've been cramming avocado toast in my mouth every free chance I get. So yum. :)

Did you all have a wonderful week?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

My week in photos...




Some of you may be familiar with the iPhone app, Project 365.  If you're not, it's basically a photo journal app which allows you to upload one photo everyday and a short description of your day/the photo.  I've been trying to keep mine going even though I'm busy and often forget things like this.  But I've actually done really well. I started March 1st and I've had a picture everyday so far!!  It's actually really fun for me to look back on now because in March I was still in school and there were so many things I wasn't sure how were going to play out for me.  Now I can look back at those pictures and know how things turned out!  I recently got a job with my degree which was a little shocking for me because essentially I just walked into the interview and got hired.  No trade test.  Not a whole lot of questions.  Just...here's the job do you want it?  It's a good opportunity for me and I can't wait to start!  All those crazy days at school paid off!  Anyway...I wanted to share with you guys my week for last weeks Project 365.  The pic above, in case you were wondering, is from January. My husband and I made some fondue. :)

Here we go!

Sunday:

Sunday my husband was off so we spent the day together. This is a PacMan arcade game at a local record store.  We didn't buy anything but we had fun playing the game! We also saw The Hunger Games at the theater which is the first movie we've seen together at the theater since Star Wars Episode One (in 3D!).


Monday:


I was lazy on Monday and totally forgot to snap a picture. Bad me. Still, I had a fairly awful day and my husband took me out to a fancy place for dinner to make me feel better. :)  My kitty, Eoghan also turned two.


Tuesday:

With no job prospects in sight on Tuesday I made up a price menu so I could freelance a bit.  Also got my business cards printed. My sister made the designs for me and they came out amazing!  I also got a new position at work and it was NOT one I wanted. 

Wednesday:

Wednesday was busy for me and I neglected to take a picture until close to bed time which resulted in this kitty shot.  I got to see my grandparents which was nice because it's been awhile.  I also scheduled a client for later next week.

Thursday:

I had my interview at 9:15AM on Thursday.  It went better than I thought.  I wasn't nervous at all which is really odd for me but I did a lot of research on this place and honestly, I thought I was way out of my league.  The woman who interviewed  me was super nice.  We gelled fairly quickly and that resulted in a job offer for me.  I can't wait to start but I'm also WICKED nervous!  I put in my notice at my current job and hung out with my bestie. :)

Friday:


I was off on Friday which was a much needed break from running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I spent most of the day de-cluttering my house. It rained a lot of the day too which kept Aoife in the window.  And I spent some time trying to decide how and if I might squeeze some vacation into this year since with my new job, I won't get any for a year. 

Saturday:

Yesterday was my niece's birthday.  I admit I wasn't really looking forward to it.  I had a long week of stress and I was tired. I had to last minute run out to get her gift and it turned out that they had BOTH things I had wanted to get her in stock for once.  I couldn't decide so I just got both. :/  Turns out I had a lot of fun at the party.  It's been a long time since I was on roller skates and I never realized how much I miss it! Might have to buy some now!


Well that's it for my week! How has your week been?