Monday, November 24, 2008

I Need A Nap!

Wow, what a day. It's 3:00 and I seriously have not moved from my desk since 7:00 this morning except to use the bathroom (which you all know I can do in lightening speed!) No lunch, no nothin', just work work work. So I'm taking a break up update the ole blog since I don't have the choice to lay down and take a big ole nap!

I received a call from the Director of Corporate and Pulic Relations at John Brown University today and he thinks I'm good to go to get into the MBA program so cross your fingers and say a prayer! It should be next week or so before I get the official thumbs up so I'm not getting too excited yet! But it is good to hear from him and know that the application is moving along.

I pretty much did absolutely nothing this weekend. I watched a lot of tv, took some naps, ate some food...yep that's about it. Sometimes you just need a weekend to relax, this is the first one I have spent not studying in a while so it was pretty nice.

I'm excited Thanksgiving is almost here (besides the busy factor at work), I'm going home Wednesday night and not coming back to Fayetteville till Sunday. Hopefully the kitty cat will be okay by herself for that long. Jeff assures me that cats are easy like that and as long as they have food, water, and a poop box, they're good to go? We'll see about that...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The GMAT is DONE! HAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLELUIA! I didn't do as well as I would have liked but at least it's DONE! Plus I've been reading some stuff online about scores and I basically did okay for having a full time job and all of that. Graduate schools realize that when you work full time you can't spend all day studying every week before the exam. The test by the way, was not fun at all. It was four hours long (2 essays, 37 DIFFICULT math problems, and 41 verbal *my favorite*) and they kept the room about 800 degrees! I was practially sweating the whole time, so I was dying to finish and get out of there.

Oh and the really weird part was, I was videotaped and audio recorded the whole time! Yeah, they mean business! No cheating allowed! Not that you could even begin to cheat on that thing, every test is completely different. The questions get easier when you get them wrong and more difficult when you get them correct. The scoring scale made absolutely no sense to me. You were graded on whether or not you answered the question, whether you got it correct, and the difficulty level of the question. Crazyness i tell you. After I finished the test I went home and took Vincent on a loooong run in the nice sunny weather to make my head stop spinning!

Ok, I admit it, I put up a few Christmas decorations last night. Just a few!! I couldn't help it! I can't wait to get my tree and decorate EVERYTHING! I've been seeing a lot of Christmas penguins ( my fav animal) and I'm loving them! I want everything I find!

We didn't do much this weekend since I was studying. Friday night we ate at Guido's Pizza then went to see a movie. Then Saturday night we went to Jason's Deli and ate dinner then I went back home to keep studying and Jeff had some people over to see the Jermaine Taylor fight on HBO. He won!

Speaking of HBO, Jeff and I are completely hooked on their series True Blood. It's so good! It's based off of another vampire book series called "Sookie Stackhouse". I still haven't read all the Twighlight books because I didn't think the whole vampire scene would interest me but I have to say it's pretty captivating! There are so many twists and turns all the time in the show and there's a big mystery that runs through the entire season. Next week is the season finale! I know I'm hooked because I called Jeff at like 10:30 last night after already talking to him on the phone and saying goodnight because I had forgotten to ask him my True Blood questions! "So who is this guy? Does she know that girl was the girl in the road? How do they know he's the killer?!" And on and on and on... Jeff knows a little more about the show than I do because he watched it from the beginning. I started with episode 3 or 4 so I always have questions to make sure I'm not missing anything in the plot! I guess I'll just have to rent it when they come out on DVD and watch them all at once. Or I could read the books.

Thanksgiving is 8 days away people! Ready...set....EAT!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful!

It's getting cold outside! I don't think I've seen the sun since the weekend. And it will be even colder this weekend, we aren't supposed to get out of the 40's on Saturday and it's going to be windy too. Not a great combination! Oh well, at least I don't have any plans except studying for the GMAT (which by the way I take in FOUR DAYS!!!)

We had date night last night and I cooked pot roast, green bean casserole, and rice. It was sooooo good! (**Pat self on back**) And it was the perfect meal for a cold night. Very yummy, and surprisingly there are even leftovers! I took the cutest picture of Millie when Jeff was holding her in her blankie last night! She loves that thing, she'll sleep for hours when she's wrapped up in it.

This week has been so busy at work. We had SAP training for a couple of days and 1/2 of us went one day and 1/2 went the 2nd day. So on the day that I wasn't in training, I was doing the work of three people instead of one! So yesterday was a little hectic to say the least! But I made it! =)

This day week after next is Thanksgiving! Can you believe it? We're having a Thanksgiving Pot Luck Luncheon at work tomorrow. It's going to be good! And I think we're getting free pies this week or next to take to our Thanksgiving dinners. YUM! The perks of working in the food industry are very yummy sometimes =)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Weekend Update

Happy Monday! Is there such a thing? I'm super busy at work as usual, still gearing up for the holidays. Not too much went on this weekend. I mostly spent all my time studying. I take the GMAT 1 week from today! I'm scared.

We had a pretty tame Girls Night Friday night. Tara and Hillary were exhausted from their 8 mile run they did before they came over. They're legs were about dead! So we just watched a movie and hung out and they went home around 11. Jeff and the boys stayed out a little later though, of course!

Saturday Jeff had people over for the game at his house and cooked out. I couldn't go of course, because I had my nose in a book =( I got a lot done that day though so I guess it was worth it. Then Saturday night we went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner (I got the yummy atlantic salmon as usual) then we went to the movies and saw Madagascar 2. It was sooo funny! I love those movies! The penguins and the lemur king are my favorite. Jeff and I are somehow always first in line to see the animated movies, I guess we're just kids at heart! =)

It's starting to feel like Christmas is right around the corner, my calendar is quickly filling up with invitations to holiday parties and other fun things. And our Winter Dreams event for Junior League is coming up very soon so I'll be selling tickets for that once I get them in our meeting tomorrow night! There are some pretty cool houses in this years tour. We've even got some of the fancy condos!

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Girl's Night, Party Time, Excellent!

Yes, we're having a Girl's Night In at my house tonight. Tara and Hillary are going to run their 8 miles (they're training for a 1/2 marathon) then they're heading over to my house for food, booze, and chick flicks! Tara is making her famous Crystal Light Vodka drinks, I'm pretty sure it's the official drink of Jonesboro! HAHAHA! So it should be fun, I'm pulling out my extensive collection of chick flicks that I never get to watch with Jeff around =)
It's going to be a pretty busy day at work. We've got 2 people out and Retail Link (Wal-Mart's main system) is down this morning, which is why I'm writing a blog instead of working =) This week has been crazy with all the holiday orders and things like that...I'm looking forward to January!

It is so beautiful around Fayetteville this time of year. The trees are pretty much at their peak of changing colors and it's gorgeous! I almost had a wreck the other day looking at a huge bright orange/red tree (don't worry dad, I said ALMOST, I am otherwise a very cautious, safe driver) =)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

She Shoots, She Scooores!!...Or Not

Well last night was "Date Night" so I cooked a yummy dinner for Jeff and I. And of course Vincent sat at the door waiting for any sign of table scraps...we didn't have any though! I cooked a new recipe from my Williams Sonoma cookbook (love that store!). It was Pan Seared Chicken with Mustard Sauce. We also had rice, and carrots with mustard glaze (I have a jar of dijon mustard in the fridge I'm trying to use up if you can't tell!. It was pretty good, I made it a little differently than the recipe called for to try and keep the chicken juicy!

After we ate, we played a game called Table Topics. It's basically just a big block of cards with all kinds of different questions on them. I must share the funniest one with you. It was the last question given to me and it was something like "what is the one thing you've done that you would erase if you could".

So I thought really hard and for some reason a story from elementary popped into my head. I was on the basketball team and definitely not very good. I think I was about 4'5 at that time so that would explain most of the problem! We were playing a game against some really hard school from some random small town as usual. And if I can recall correctly, I believe it was a pretty close game. So we were going back and forth across the court turning the ball over, and finally, out of nowhere, I got the ball passed to me!! So there I was thinking "yes, I got the ball! it's my time to shine!" So I turned, lined the ball up with the goal just like my coach had taught me, shot, and SCORED!! From half court!! I was so excited and had a huge smile on my face, then I looked at the crowd....

I noticed they had really weird looks on their faces... then i looked at my team members... same thing. What is going on? Come to find out... I made a basket for the other team...yeah...from half court. I think I cried for about 2 days. So THAT my friends is the one thing I would erase! And that is probably why I chose cheering from the sidelines rather than being in the game for the rest of my life!

So dinner was good and the game was fun, then we watched "Get Smart". It was pretty funny, the plot seemed kind of silly to me but I guess it was supposed to be like that.

I'm excited for tomorrow night. Tara and Hillary and I are having Girls Night at my house (they still haven't seen it yet) so that should be fun! They're training for a half marathon and they're coming over after their run so hopefully they won't be too tired! We'll probably just eat and watch girly movies and hang out, pretty low key, that's what us old people do now.

Other than that I will be studying, studying, and um....studying.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hello Family & Friends!

Hey ya'll (As we 'Arkansans' say)! I've decided to get on the blog board and start one of my own for my family and friends to stay in touch during these busy times! It's a fun way of sharing pictures, thoughts, stories, and weekend updates.

A lot has been happening lately...I've been super busy at work gearing up for the holiday season. Sara Lee sells a LOT of holiday items and we're working very hard to get them into Wal-Mart so they can sell sell sell (and we don't run out)!

I've also been studying for the GMAT. =( I take it Monday after next and I'm EXTREMELY nervous about it! It's a very hard, very competitive test. I'm most worried about the math section, of course...never has been a strong subject for me. So I've been spending lots of lunch hours and weekends in the library with my nose buried in a test prep book.

I got a new kitten a couple of weeks ago! She was found at Jeff's office curled up by a door outside in freezing temperatures. She was so weak from starving that she couldn't even sit up to eat. We took her to the vet and they couldn't even draw blood from her because she was only 1.2 pounds (and they estimated her to be 12 weeks old, aparently they can tell stuff like that from facial features). It was scary but Jeff and I have been feeding her and nursing her back to health and she's now doing great! I weighed her last night and she's now up to 4 pounds! She's very playful and purrs all the time. She's the sweetest kitten ever and I love her so much already! Oh, and her name is Millie! Vincent gets a little jealous of the new baby taking away his mommy's attention but they're fun to watch together.

I can't believe it's already November! The holidays are right around the corner (the big one's anyway!) I'm excited because my bosses gave me an extra day off the week of Christmas as a gift! That will be nice to spend a little extra time with the family!

Well, I guess I should touch on the topic of the day...the election. No, it did not turn out the way I wanted it to...but my new motto for this election is "It is what it is." That's really all I can say. I think it's important also to remember that "together we stand, divided we fall". We need to come together as Americans now more than ever. I hope this trend of disrespecting the most honored position in America stops and we just focus on what is ahead. We touched on a very fitting verse last night in Bible study and it has been with me all day...
"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. As you make your requests, plead for God's mercy upon them, and give thanks. Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, for he wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message that God gave to the world at the proper time." - 1 Timothy 2:1-6