Weekend Trip

June 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hi everyone! I have been sickly lately 😦 I came down with something last Wednesday and it is dragging me down further and further since. I tried bargaining with my body to have its sick time but I need to be better by Thursday, because I have a trip this weekend.

I am headed to good ole’ Oswego, NY:

Way up North where the closest state is Canada 🙂 I am going to a graduation party as well as visiting friends and family.

Oswego is a beautiful town in the summer. Oswego has a powerful river and sits on the shore of Lake Ontario. The sunsets and the views are out of this world. However that ALL changes when winter rolls around and the town gets buried in the snow.

I am excited to stop by some of my favorite stores/restaurants as well as to see some of the local sites:

I’ll be sure to blog my 12 hour car trip and my adventure.

Do any of you live in Upstate NY?

Over being Under the Weather,



Grobanless Friday Night

June 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

I enjoy posting in the mornings much more so than at night. The past couple of nights have been night posts, but tomorrow I am going to try to swing back into a morning routine.

Today I had to drive down to Charlotte to attend an all day meeting 😦 I found out I am on a project (at work) that has me dedicating 60% of my time to it. The funny thing is, is that my normal 100% routine is there…so I think I am no expected to work 160%? I am the FIRST to admit that I am not a math genius…but that doesn’t make sense to me. I am just going to roll on with it though.

One perk of where I work is that we have a company suite at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Uptown Charlotte. I got two tickets (and a parking pass!) to tonight’s Josh Groban concert. My friend had to cancel on me, and none of my other friends have A.) never heard of him B.) already had plans. I would have went alone, but I don’t feel safe walking around that late at night in Uptown Charlotte. So I am a bit bummed about that. I decided that I would do something instead that is fun. I am going to make Cake Pop’s for my friend’s going away party tomorrow.

You know those cute little cake on a stick’s that have appeared at Starbucks. I apparently am the last blogger on the planet to have known about these cute little things from Bakerella’s blog, but came upon them after googling “how to make cake pops.” I think I am going to do polka doted ones with pink and white as the base.


Can’t wait to show you my results tomorrow!

Pop’n Lock’n-


ABC’s Of Me

June 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

I kind of feel like I just appeared in the blogger-sphere a year ago.  I haven’ t really formally introduced myself or told too much about ME. Many blogger’s did the ABC’s of Me a few months back. I haven’t seen one in a while so hopefully you still aren’t too bored with them. Here we go!

Age: 29

Bed size: Full

Chore you hate:  Cleaning around the base of the toilet

Dogs: Miss Darla Marla

Essential start of your day:  Taking Miss Darla Marla for a walk

Favorite color:  Clear – like a diamond!

Gold or silver: Gold in the bank and Silver on the body 😉

Height: 5’7″


Instruments I play (or have played):  I took piano lessons as a child and Cello from 3rd until 12th grade


Job title:  Direct Material Buyer/Planner


Kids:  Daniel – but he’s not  biologically mine and doesn’t live with me…counts right?!

Live:  Cornelius, NC (LKN PRIDE!)

Mom’s name:  Colleen


Nickname:  Eliz, Liz, Lizzy, Shaddy (college joke), Lizzard

Overnight hospital stays:  Never (knock on wood!)


Pet peeve:  The word “per” as in “As per Christine…”


Quote from a movie: “You need to focus your focus”


Right or left-handed:  Right

Siblings:  Tatiana, Nikki, Michael


Time you wake up:  6am except Wednesday’s 5am

Underwear: Of Course!

Vegetables you dislike:  Cooked Celery

What makes you run late:  Watching tv and getting into a show or the news. I also only have a clock on the microwave and stove…so I tend to not look at the time (yikes!)

X-rays you’ve had done: A whole ton..

Yummy food you make:  Anything with my Kitchen Aid!

Zoo animal:  Not to be a bummer but I don’t go to zoo’s because I feel bad for the poor animals 😦 My favorite animal in the wild are probably turtles.

Well there you have it the ABC’s of me 🙂 I hope you learned a little something about me.



A BLOG-able Moment

June 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

I was super sore today from yesterday’s double Kardio Dance Sessions. I must have pulled some serious muscles out of hibernation. All I could think about was going home and relaxing after work. At 4:30 on the dot I said good-bye to my boss and headed out the door. As I am pulling into the nice shaded spot under the tree in my condo community BAM

What’s that you ask? Maybe we need a little close up:

Yes that is a big ole’ gash in my tire…I hit the curb 😦 Who know that the curb would jump out at me like that? I bought the tires on January 28, 2011 so they aren’t even that old. I didn’t realize I had a gash until I took Miss Darla Marla on a walk and noticed it. Booo! But instead of getting too stressed out about it, I made a plan. I would text my boss, ask her if I could work from car dealership tomorrow and come in when I was done – she was totally cool with that. My weigh in went out the window at that point. My next issue was getting to Boga (Barre Class). If I couldn’t weigh in, I definitely didn’t want to miss exercise. One of my friends wanted to try Boga and she could easily drive by my house to get there so I asked if she would pick me up. Not only did she pick me up but offered to help me with my car. So after a kick butt session at Boga, Julie came over and helped put on my donut. My next-door neighbor saw us working and stepped in to help as well 🙂

Breathe in Breath out everything is going to be OK. I’ll get a new tire tomorrow and an alignment and hopefully be on my way.

Two days ago I posted about pathways and being presented with different opportunities. This tire incident was a good example of this (even though it’s a small one). Yesterday after work I went to the mall to get a pair of Reebok Flex shoes. The first store I went in didn’t have them, the second store I went in had them but I couldn’t get the girl to help me and the third store I went to only had one color – which was one I didn’t like.

After the first store I kind of had a sneaking suspicion that maybe I wasn’t supposed to buy new sneakers maybe something else was coming up that I needed to spend my money on. When I was at the second store and the girl wouldn’t help me (she was seriously avoiding me at all costs) I could have pushed for her to help me, I was one of 2 people in the store and easily could have forced her for service. Something told me to walk away. At the third store when they only had the one color, I was tempted but I knew those shoes weren’t in my cards, so I held off.

Voila! Now I get to see what that money was meant for. MY CAR!

Have you ever had a sneaking suspicion that there was a reason why things weren’t working out for you? Maybe it wasn’t the correct path? Whether if it was as small as sneakers or something much larger?

The Light Within me,


Life’s Pathways

June 6, 2011 § 1 Comment

Do you ever feel like something in your life keeps popping up over and over again and you are not sure why? Maybe old friends start to contact you again, old boyfriends start coming around or maybe it’s work related and job opportunities keep popping up. Is this the universe’s way of telling you something? Does it mean that maybe you should consider changing paths?

I am facing one of these maybe messages from the Universe. I have recently been approached about some new/different job opportunities. Maybe I am getting to comfortable with where I am and need to take some risks and or challenges. I think it’s human nature to get comfortable in routines and to know what you are going to be doing on any given day before you do it. I like my schedule getting thrown up in the air and landing down with unknowns. Maybe I need to bite and see what opportunities are out there for me. In an ideal world I would not work for a large corporation in an 8-5 job. However I do not know what my passion is yet,  what I need to do on my own for myself is not in the picture yet. As I seek the answers and wonder what my path is, I am going to turn left instead of right. See what taking a different trail off of the same path where that will lead to. I may not be going to a whole new trail just yet, but some day I will find my way there.


Have you been presented with a theme of re-occuring opportunities/pathways? What did you do? Did you take the different path or did you stay on course?



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