Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I know I did!
I was sad I did not get to go shopping on Black Friday since I was working, but thankfully, Matt went and bought the few items I wanted. This was my first year in YEARS not being able to go. Even when I worked at Belk, I always made sure to ask for an afternoon shift.
On Thanksgiving Day I was off work. Since I had to work on Friday my parents and brother came up to see me. I had made a nice veggie tray and some cookies. I was trying to be a good hostess since this is the first time they really came to my house for an event.
(Just so you know, a pre-made veggie tray from Kroger was $9.99. I bought a bottle of ranch dressing, a bag of organic carrots, celery, and a package of cherry tomatoes for about $6.50 which was more food and less money then the tray. Not bad! You should do this next time you want to buy one. It only took me about 10 minutes to wash everything and cut it all up.)
While they were over, we moved around some of my furniture and finished putting a few items where they belonged.
We went and ate dinner at Cracker Barrel. And I have to admit I was impressed. They did a nice Thanksgiving dinner. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, and cranberries – all topped with some gravy. You also got to choose a piece of pie. I had a piece of pumpkin.
My parents had to leave that night since Toby dog was home alone. My brother decided to stay the night with me since I had already planned to go to my mom’s for the weekend since this weekend is also my birthday and anniversary with Matt. He was just going to hang around the apartment while I was working. That evening after our parents left we rented the movie “The Taking of Pelham 123” which started off boring, but ended up being a good movie.
Sunday is my birthday so when my family came down on Thanksgiving Day to visit me they gave me my gifts.
Mom bought me this wonderful new TV.
My brother got me these cute items for my wall…. I will place them in my kitchen where I am sure they will look good.
Today my mom made our homemade Thanksgiving lunch. I wish I had taken a picture to post on here. She made turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans and mulled cider.
I am still full and we ate a few hours ago.
Now I am just waiting on Matt to get here so we can go to the big city where we will spend some time together shopping.
For our anniversary, I bought him a hoodie jacket, a wireless mouse, Scrubs DVD season 8, and a sock monkey ornament. For my birthday and anniversary combined, Matt is buying me a Wii system. He would have had it already, but I did not make a decision on whether or not I wanted extra features. He is hoping there will be some good deals on cyber Monday. I will keep my fingers crossed. I would like to get an extra controller with my system.
Here is the card he got me....
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
It went well!
It was a bit boring since it was mostly hearing the rules and doing computer tests.
I was very happy to find out a lady started the same day as me.
We even went to lunch together!
Sadly, I have to work on Friday... I kinda figured I would have to... I was just hoping I would be off so I could go home for the holidays.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I start my new job tomorrow!
I am excited, but very nervous!
I am really hoping all goes well.
Starting a new job is always scary.
I would like to make a friend. Maybe someone will invite me to lunch... we will see. I guess it depends if I am even with my new co-workers... I might just be filling out paperwork all day. Who knows.
I will be doing the same type of job I was doing - except now I will have better pay and benefits!
I am hoping this means I will fit in easily and catch on to their policy and procedures quickly.
I am going to see if I can get my work car pass today instead of waiting until tomorrow. The less I have to worry about tomorrow morning, the better. I would like to bring Wyatt, but I need to test him and see if he will be okay home alone. Hopefully, he will not bark the whole time I am gone.
I plan on picking out my clothes tonight and taking a shower and straightening my hair so I will not have to do it in the morning.
At least this week will be a short week since Thursday is Thanksgiving. I am hoping I will be able to be off Friday too. I am a bit doubtful though since the old office I worked at is opened which probably means this office will be open. Guess I will have to wait and see.
Wish me luck!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
So they are going to try and "plug" all the holes in my apartment.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I will unpack it, I promise.
Mostly all clean!
The closet on the left is for clothes and the closet on the right is for a washer and dryer if you have one.
So there you have it... my new crib.
I have decided, I hate change!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Remember when I wrote about buying a Brita Water pitcher even though I already had one?
I only bought it since I had a coupon...which I do not recommend.
Well, I started thinking about it and realized I did not need 2. I decided to list it this morning on our local online site to see if I could sell it locally. It sold for $5 before lunch - and I listed it without the one filter it came with!
This means I made $1 profit plus a filter which are about $20 for 4!!!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Click HERE to order a 1 year Cooking Light Magazine subscription from AMAZON.com for $4.99.
This is an awesome sale since 1 issue at the store is $5!
This offer is only good for a few more days so order soon!
(Mom, I know you like this magazine!)
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I couldn't resist... I feel I should post this with the holidays coming up. If you need to buy any holiday toys, check out TARGET's new printable couponswhich do not expire until November 25.
Many of them seem like you would be able to get inexpensive gifts.
Remember, if you have any manufacturer's coupons for any of the items, Target does accept both for one item. You can also price match.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I appreciate the company for hiring me and keeping me for as long as they have. I started working part-time there while in college and then trained for management after college only to find out I hate working retail. (Which was mostly why I looked for a new and "better" job.)
It will be nice just shopping and not working during the busiest time of the year.
(People are so mean this time of the year! If you are one of them, you should be nicer - retail workers are poorly paid and under appreciated.)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
same place at the same time. I hope my other items sell just as easily. If they are not sold in a week I will just lower the prices. Then if they do not sell at
a lower price, I will just give them to Goodwill.
I plan on buying Wyatt a new bed and a few items to go on my walls in my
apartment with the money I make.