Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This displeezes Meh!

This picture pretty much sums up my cats existence - eat, sleep, and look detested when any of the silly humans try to disturb her.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

My own desk

This picture sums up so many feelings about my new job, not one of the bad, but most importantly I! have! a! desk!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Snow kiss

And just like that, winter's back.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ode to Rosemary

I know I'm a little late in the season to be doing this, but today I pulled some of my herbs from my outside garden and potted them in little pots to go in my kitchen. There's just nothing better than fresh herbs, especially during the middle of the winter.

Like a one-man army

I just quit my job. Just got off the phone with my now Ex-Manager. Told him I would not be coming back. Ever.

I never have to go back to that place again. Holy fuck.

I guess that's a good prelude to my other big announcement (even though this one probably goes without saying): I got a new job! They finally called me around 3:30 on Friday, after making me sweat it all day long, and offered me the position AND the salary I wanted (I would have taken it either way, but this was just the icing on the cake). I seriously felt like I had gone out on a first date with someone that I really liked and I was waiting to see if he would call me - it was a little unnerving. I just felt such a connection to the company and the people and, even though I had several other options, this was really the job that I wanted above all the others.

Yay for 2008, so far.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

January Sunlight

One of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to take (and hopefully post here) a photo ever single day. This one was taken in the enclosed courtyard of the Detroit Institute of Arts, during our visit this afternoon.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bibbity-bobbity bacon

Bryce and I got into a huge fight the night before last. Hugh. Like biggest fight we've ever had huge. There was much yelling, some throwing of things, and I even attempted to beat him to death by smacking him upside the head. It was one of those fights where you lose track of all time and space. At one point (I think it was when I threw my wedding rings across the room), I rose up out of my body and looked down at myself, like who are these two crazy people in my living room? Not one of my proudest moments, I can tell you that.

Things finally started cooling off at about 6 in the morning when, I don't know if it was something he ate or the flu or maybe the fight itself, Bryce starting throwing up like crazy. That effectively ended the fight, and broke the spell it had on us as well.

In other, better news, I've had a few very promising interviews and things are looking good on the job front. Also, my current job has put me on Disability. WTF? Let's review the facts here: I've called in sick for 2 weeks now with a fake illness, and without so much as a doctor's note they put me on Disability? So now they are paying me to sit home and find another job? Man, if I had known it was this easy, I would have done this like a month ago!

And I'm off to get my hair done. On the clock, apparently. Rock on.

Monday, January 07, 2008

This one's for you, Dana.

I'm sitting here at Panera, enjoying the free internet and a delicious spinach artichoke souffle-thing, searching for new jobs on the internet. I hate my job. Hate it to the point where just imagining being in that building makes me shake and hyperventilate. I have never hated a job this much in my entire life.

The last time I was at work, I looked around and realized that I would really rather be doing literally ANYTHING than being in that building. I mean anything. Garbage collecting? - sure why not. Wiping old people's asses all day? - sign me up!

After I made that stunning realization, I knew that I couldn't go back. I've been calling in sick ever since. And posting my resume out across the internets.

I realized how bad it had gotten when Bryce looked at me the other night and basically told me, "It's so nice to have my wife back". I've just been fucking miserable to deal with lately. I guess hating every minute of your job and dreading going back the entire time you're home will do that to you. It's like all I wanted to do when I got home from work was take a Vicodin and go to bed.

So anyway, I'm back, bitches. Hopefully for the better.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy Friday

Calling in sick is the greatest. Especially when the husband ends up on this side of town and therefor working from home for the afternoon. It gives me a reason to make cupcakes. And to eat them while playing Guitar Hero.

Much better than working, I would say.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Snow trees

Last night, for the New Year, Bryce and I had some friends over, got drunk, played Guitar Hero, ate well, partied our asses off, and toasted in 2008 as well as we possibly could. At midnight, I looked over at my husband and I couldn't help thinking back to last New Year's Eve. First, Bryce showing up to my house in a suit with a dozen red roses, then our first kiss ever.

So much in my life has changed since last December the 31st. What a journey the past year has been. It's had its ups and downs, but I can honestly say that I wouldn't rather be anywhere else this year, looking at anyone other than him - my best friend and the face of my entire future.

This morning we woke to the total silence that only that lack of remaining party guests and an over-night snow dump can give. The whole world was covered in white, almost too perfect to be real. If only the whole year could stay this wonderful and new.

Happy 2008, everyone.