Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Little Things You Miss.....

So my husband and I have been living in two different places over the past few weeks while we are transitioning to our new home in a new city and a new state. Part of the time we have been together and part of the time we have had to live apart. The living apart has proven to be more challenging than I thought it would. For example I have found that it is the simple things that I missed the most. I had bought a jar of pickles and for the life of me I could not get them open. 

And darn if I still cannot get it open. 

Another thing is the companionship that you have with that person. When they are not around everything is suddenly very quiet. Luckily for me I have two little companions who have done their best to make sure I am never lonely. The only bad thing is that they do not talk back to me when I speak to them. 

It is true what they say...absence makes the heart grow fonder. I cherish those times when we get to be together, and when we are apart I look forward to us seeing each other again. I look forward to when we get everything settled with our move and we are together again as a family. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Simple Things

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that make me the most happy. Sometimes it is a nice hot cup of coffee and sitting in front of the fire that really seem to warm the soul. Sometimes it is a phone call or text from a loved one that puts a smile on your face and reminds you of the blessings in your life. Or sometimes it is a hug or touch from that special someone that makes your heart skip a beat and makes you feel giddy. Whatever it may be don't let this holiday season pass you by without remembering the simple things in life that bring us the most joy and happiness. Sometimes it is the simple things in life that make me the most happy. 

This Christmas season I am so thankful for this man. I can't imagine anyone else I would rather spend the holidays with!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pomp and Circumstance

This past weekend I graduated! After months and months of hard work I finally received my Master's Degree. At times I never thought this day would come, but it was all worth it. I am so grateful to my husband for his support through all of this and being so understanding when I was stressed and overwhelmed with my school work. Without him I am not sure I could have made it to the end.

Me receiving my diploma

Me and the husband 

Thursday, December 12, 2013



I have been enjoying a nice cup of coffee on these cold blustery evenings. Even if it is a cup of decaf it warms the body and sooths the soul.

I am loving this look from Target!

I have been on the hunt for a new job. And I am finding that looking for a job is almost a full time job itself.
I am loving this little bugger. She is such a sweetie!

I am looking forward to the new year and starting new adventures!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Job Hunting 101

I had forgotten how hard it was to search for a job. With this new move that my husband and I are making I am on the hunt for a new job. I have suddenly remember how stressful it can be to look for work especially when you are looking for work in a town that is 4 hours away. This is the first time I have had to look for a job in 9 years, and let me tell you folks....it is not easy.
Over the course of the past couple of weeks I have learned a thing or two about applying for jobs.
1) Don't take it personal if you get a "rejection email." If you take it personal it will only cause you to become depressed and doubt your self and your abilities.
2) Write down all the jobs you have applied for! When you are applying for multiple jobs it is easy to forgot or get confused the ones you have and have not applied for.
3) Don't get discouraged! You will find the right job and the right time.
4) When you are starting to get overwhelmed when the job search, step away and take a break.
5) Always believe in your self! Never doubt your abilities and skills. Stay positive and sell yourself.
It might take time, but I know the perfect job is out there for me. I just have to find it.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Recently my whole world changed when my husband accepted a job out of state. I have had to begin looking for a new job. Which I had forgotten how hard and stressful it is to find a job. It has been 9 years since I have had to look for a job and let me tell you it is not an easy task to look for work.

The whole idea of moving is both exciting and scary all at the same time. It is exciting to move to a new city and find new places to explore. But at the same time it is a little scary moving away from those things that you are familiar with and move someone new and unknown.

Most of all I am so not looking forward to packing. As a child I moved around quite a bit and my least favorite thing was packing and then having to unpack everything. Just the thought have packing stresses me out. Thank God I have a wonderful mother who has graciously agreed to come and help me pack up everything.

Stay tuned for more moving adventures.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Don't Give Up

Sometimes there are moments in our life when things are difficult and it would seem easier to give up and not hold out for that thing that we want so badly. Each one of us hold something very dear to our heart that we dream will come to fruition some day. For some it might be that dream job, or to find that special someone, or for some it might be a longing for a child. No matter what it is that pulls at your heart strings there is still that longing there to never give up and to keep on believing and dreaming for what your heart desires.

So what do you do to keep on believe and dream for the desires of your heart? One thing I do is to remember why it is that I have held on for so long and that keeps me going and reminds me to not give up. I keep holding on and believing that I will see my dreams come true.