QUIT with the side-eye. I know I’ve been absent. I’m SORRY.

Holy krikies, look who’s gracing you with her presence!!

Here’s the deal kids. Life is a lot right now. All in really good ways, but A. LOT is going on. I work full-time now a days. I’ve actually had a pretty bustling social life the last week.  Planning for some pretty big and exciting changes coming up soon. And whenever I’m not doing those things, I sleep. I LOVE sleep. Ideally, I would get 9 perfectly uninterrupted hours every single night and be the happiest girl in the whole wide world. Sadly, this does not always happen, resulting in me being the grumpiest girl in the world.

In the past week I’ve had something to do every night after work, cutting into my sitting-on-the-couch-watching-bad-TV-reading-Google-reader-going-to-sleep-by-10-pm lifestyle. It’s a love/hate situation. I love my friends, I LOVE spending time with them, and I truly enjoy getting out of my house and socializing with people. But what we’ve (by we I obviously mean me, just go with it.) learned is that it is one hundred percent necessary for me to have at least one night a week where I come home from work, change directly into my pajamas, sit on my couch and do a whole lot of nothing.

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve got some borderline OCD habits and feel completely lost when my life is not 100% organized. My life is currently a DISASTER and I’m going crazy. Yesterday I went bridesmaid dress shopping for one of my best friend’s who is getting married in October. (Just to ensure I do not leave you hanging, because I’m sure you’re DYING to know, we did in fact find a dress. Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! It has been quite the process.) When I got home it was time for me to VEG. OUT. I put on my PJs, I snuggled up on the couch with my dog friend, and caught up on all my programs I had missed this past week. Gotta know what’s going on in my stories! (Yes, I call them my stories. Yes, I realize I am not your 87-year-old abuelita. SHUT IT.) I put in a movie at 10 pm last night and was asleep within probably 17 minutes. It. Was. Glorious.

Now today I am putting my shambly life back together. I’ve got laundry going already, I’m heading to the grocery store after church, I’ve got some major cleaning planned for this afternoon. Seriously, how do people live without everything being organized!? I cannot do it. I’m so excited to go to bed tonight with everything clean and in its place all prepared for the week. And yes, I WILL be going to bed at 10 pm and getting 9 beautiful hours of sleep. BOOM.

I’m back to make you feel better about your own disaster of a life!

Oh hey there pals. Long time no see. Sorry for my absence in the last week, I started my new job and I’ve been trying to get myself back into the working world. I knew it would be rough getting back into the swing of things, but seriously, it. was. ROUGH.

I was unemployed for exactly two months, which means that I had two months of getting up whenever I was inclined, hanging out at home with my dog friend everyday, wandering into the kitchen and eating whenever I felt like it, etc. Getting myself back on a schedule of going to bed at a decent time and waking up at a decent time was a STRUGGLE this past week. Add in having to get all my food ready to have breakfast before heading out the door, have a lunch packed for work, and have an idea of what to make for dinner when I got home and was tired and cranky and in no mood to cook, and I had a tough week. Then add in the stress of trying to learn a completely new job and the fact that I got sick starting Thursday afternoon on top of all that and it’s just not been the best week of my life. I am FULLY aware that this is something most people do all the time and until 2 months ago it was something I did all the time. I’m simply voicing to you all how hard it is to jump back into it after a two month absence.

I have spent the entire weekend in a Tylenol Cold haze, chugging water and OJ, snuggling on my couch with my baby angel dog friend watching a bombass show NBC canceled after one season called Mercy. Thanks again, Hulu. Also, the season ended with a cliffhanger and I will never know who lives and who dies. Excellent.

I woke up today feeling a little less like death. I’m still drugging myself up and hydrating like I live in a desert in hopes that tomorrow I will be back to feeling 100% like a normal human being.

I’m also going to spend today making some lists (LOVE lists) and doing some planning and organizing in hopes of getting myself into a better routine to make my life as a working woman less stressful. (HA. I just called myself a working woman and legit lol’ed.)

So, that’s what you’ve missed in my absence. Me whining a lot about normal everyday things that millions of people have the time management skills to deal with on a daily basis. Don’t you wish I never came back sometimes?? Ha. Yeah right. I make you feel better about your own hot mess of a life. And for that, my friends, you are welcome. See ya on the flip side.

Hoodrats suck.

Happy New Year friends!!

I know you’re on the edge of your seat wondering what my “bah-humbug, New Year’s Eve sucks” self ended up doing last night, so I will end the suspense and tell you that I ended up going to my friends Kristen & Trevor’s for a small gathering. I was NOT enthused to be going, but I ended up having a really great time. Low key New Year’s celebrations are where it’s at for me I think. Wine hangovers are NOT. I feel like death today. Woof.

I ended the hot mess of a year that 2011 was for me on a good note and was determined to go into 2012 with that same positive attitude. I feel like this is going to be a good year for me.

So I woke up at 8 am today after not going to bed until 4 am to come home and change and head out to church. Then, instead, started my 2012 off with this:

Precisely how I was hoping to start my year!

Happy New Year to me! A lovely busted in passenger window. The hoodrats who did this didn’t even steal anything. Just busted it in as a joyous way to ring in my 2012. So, instead of heading to church I headed home, cleaned up glass from the car…EVERYWHERE in the car. You have no idea how many nooks and crannys there are until you’re vacuuming tiny shards of glass from them. And obviously didn’t make it to church. Blurg!

BUT I am determined to make this a year of positivity and refuse to let this ruin my optimistic attitude for the year ahead. The rest of the day has been super lazy, just the way myself and my wine hangover wanted it to be. I took down my Christmas decorations and hardcore cleaned my entire house Friday & Saturday so that I could have a clean and organized start to my year and be able to have a lazy day today. And that’s exactly what I did. TDog grilled us some delicious steaks for a Happy New Year dinner, I watched a crapload of Food Network, snuggled with my dog friend, and took one of the best naps EVER.

Tomorrow I have to go deal with insurance people and getting a new car window (again, BLURG!), go grocery shopping and figure out meals for the next few weeks, workout, and get ready to start my new job this week! I really am pretty stoked to see how 2012 plays out.

Hope you all had a better start to the New Year than I did!