Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's Beginning to Feel A lot Like...

After dropping Tim off at work this morning I went back to my house. At first I thought I was just going to pick up some stuff & then run some errands & go back to Tim's house. Instead I put on The Good Wife & Parenthood from this past week & brought out my beads to do some work. It was not too much longer after that I could barely feel my fingers , it is SO cold in my house. Ah! My room has 4 windows in it plus it is an old house , not a good combination.

This really sucks because my room is now mostly organized & is very relaxing to be in (most of the time - the couple who live on the same floor as me have ferrets & they smell so bad! It is gross). Anyway... I really like creating in my room so I hope that the heat gets turned on really soon!

So I started packing up some things to keep me occupied for the rest of the day , somewhere else. I was so cold that I could barely focus. Ridiculous! I really hope we turn the heat on soon! I packed up 3 bags!
1) Art Journal & Supplies/Netbook/Knitting
2) Etsy shop bag
3) Overnight bag


I ended up at Barnes & Noble (where I am at now), the Starbucks at B&N now has peppermint - Yay! I am so cold that I ordered a Peppermint Mocha (which to me is more of a winter drink) so this is nice.

My plans for the rest of the weekend:

*Art Journal
*Make a packing list for next week
*Start a gift for a friends baby
*Find a soup recipe so that the Bearded Fella will have something healthy to eat while I am gone next week :)
*Find a pair of double pointed needles
*Bring dinner to the Bearded Fella
*Organize pictures in Picassa
*Write some letters
*Go to a thrift store (maybe)
*Pay rent
*Birthday thank you notes
*Gift for Tim
*Custom Etsy order

Away I Go! :)

30 Days of Me - Day 26

What Do I Think About My Friends

I think that they live too far away! :(

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

32 and Fabulous?

Well yesterday I turned 32... It was not a milestone of any sort but still THIRTY TWO! I am sitting here at Karin's trying to put how I feel into words.

I had a "This Many by 32" List that I did not do too well at. I guess I did not think of too many of them as a priority or that it really mattered. Also part of not crossing them off was because I needed some money (not a lot) to achieve them but I lost my job the end of June so there was a priority type of thing going on.

I know that I am not where I thought I would be "life wise". I have not felt that way in quite a few years actually. : { I was really close to it when I was promoted at UIH but then that fell to pieces as we all know. It is a bit difficult.

Something that really helps during this thought process is how amazing Tim has been these past 10 months! He has been patient & kind & generous & loving. I am very lucky.

(picture taken while geocaching a couple of months ago)

Isn't he a handsome bearded fella?

He showed up at my house around noon with a box of Mallowmars & a Starbucks gift card with a generous amount of money on it! Yay! Then he took me out to lunch, a few shopping trips, & sushi for dinner! It was a really great day with him.

October 26, 2010 @ Oishi

Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll & California Roll

Delicious Wine!
Now I am just a 32 year old. I think that with this relationship & with trying to start a business & trying to figure out my next move - I am more determined to do what makes me happy, not necessarily what makes me money. Here is hoping!

30 Days of Me - Day 25

What Is In My Bag:

I have actually taken picture of my bag before just never have posted them - so Yay for this! :)

1. Purse
2. Grey Square Makeup Pouch
3. Idea Notebook
4. Planner
5. Business Card Case
6. Gum
7. Phone
8. Nalgene Water Bottle
9. Receipts
10. Gift Cards
11. Keys
12. Wallet
13. Pencil Pouch

I have to mention that: 7 of these items (8 if you count the gum) are from Target! Yay! :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

30 Days of Me- Day 24

A Letter To My Parents

Dear Dad, Mom, Meg, & Chuck,

I am so glad that we live closer to each other now (even though I miss Colorado so much!)
I am also glad that we are growing closer to each other & that we are able to love & support each other more!

See you in 8 days!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 23

Things I Crave A lot

1. Coffee
2. Baileys Hagaan Daaz
3. Hugs from the Bearded Fella
4. Gilmore Girls, hee hee
5. Crafting
6. Colorado - it hurts some times!

Friday, October 22, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 22

What Makes Me Different From Everybody Else?

Well This One is Kind of Silly...

Everyone is different. I will leave it at that, because it could lead to me thinking negatively about myself. Instead I will list a few random things about myself:

*I have 5 brothers
* I was hit my drunk drivers when I was 3 years old
* I stepped on a bee when I was 3 years old & passed out, just to find out that I was severely allergic. Oh yay!
* I have 2 college degrees that took me 6.5 years to get
* My top 3 career dreams: Director @ a YMCA, Librarian, My own business


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Spider With Out All Its Legs!

Speaking of Pen Pals (see post below)

Kellie over at is having a lovely fall giveaway! Woo Hoo!

She has a super blog & I am glad to be pen palling with her (yes I made that phrase up!) So goo check it out & enter!

P.S. Here is a picture of me for Halloween one year... (this is a scan of an ACTUAL POLAROID from way back in the day - look at the wall paper!)


Currently @ Barnes & Noble.

Another picture with my glasses , can you believe it?! I am just getting lazy & Tim still is very complentary when I wear my glasses so it works out. :)

A lot of stuff going on here...
1. Going to Maine
2. Applying for Jobs
3. Getting Tim moved into his place
4. Starting the December Daily - Yay!
5. Making Jewelry for my Etsy
6. Having Headaches - BOO!
7. Spending Time with Karin!
8. Reading
9. Making mini books
10. Writing pen pal letters

So it is good because I need stuff to do! I really want a job, or to win the lottery...

30 Days of Me - Day 21

(yes I skipped Day 20 - too personal of thoughts, but it got me thinking)

(A) Picture(s) of (Some)thing(s) That Makes Me Happy!!!

Duh - Coffee!

Hugs from the Bearded Fella!

Thirsty Thursday! (or any type of Happy Hour!)

Colorado Rockies Baseball!

Bike Riding! I miss how easy it is in Colorado!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 19

What are My Nicknames & What Do They Mean?

"Alaska" - Oh this is a long story... ok here goes...
I moved from Valdez, Alaska to Wiscasset, Maine to live with my mom and step dad my sophomore year in high school. I decided to try out for soccer (ha!) so there was also about 4 other girls named Jen(n) & another new girl named Hanne (who was from Norway & a REALLY good soccer player) I was the only new girl named Jen(n) however it was confusing with all of the Jen(n)s and for some reason the other players could not remember which one of the new girls was from Norway & which one was from Alaska, a player just pointed at me & said "Alaska" , I said "Yes", & it has stuck ever since. All of my friends from high school, college still call me "Alaska"

I got this when I worked Outdoor Education at Camp RedCloud. There was this song we sang that went along with a "historic story" & I guess I was really into it & sang it really loud, or shouted it really loud. Then a few nights later during staff training we were doing the Astronomy lesson when the director of OE at the time suggested I be called Muzzah for my camp name. Tada! I am pretty proud of this name. Lol. Although it is a rare occasion that I am called this anymore, it is still pretty fun.

"Pretty Lady"
:) This is what Tim calls me. I started calling him "Bearded Fella" awhile ago & so I guess he needed something to call me. Haha. I actually told him tonight that we rarely call each other our actual names anymore. In fact he sent me an email today & it began with "Pretty Lady". He calls me this when other people are around too & that makes me feel special :)

Friday, October 08, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 18

{ my office @ UIH}

Plans & Dreams I Have...
To me these are 2 different things entirely

Plans are things I do on a day to day basis - Dreams are things I hope to do/aspire to/accomplish

My Plans for Today (Friday the 8th of October)
* Work Out * Mail out 2 Happy Mail Packages *Knit Something! *Work on My Mini Book *Read for at Least an Hour *Apply to 5 Jobs

My Dreams for Life
*Get Out of Freakin Debt! *Have a Kick Ass Career - is it in a library? is it for myself? is it with at risk teens? is it at my own coffee shop? *Let Go of my Freakin Past! - I am still hurt by J & by myself *Have Season Tickets to the Rockies *Meet Pete Sampras *Become Minimalist

Thursday, October 07, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 17

Someone I Want to Change Places With and Why

There is not a SPECIFIC person I would want to change places with. However... I would like to change places with someone who is at a good place in their life financially, spiritually, emotionally, physically.

Because GOD knows that is not me right now. *sigh* So much stuff to figure out. As always.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 16

A Picture of Yourself ... I took this picture at Rob & Karins a couple of weeks ago while I was preparing for the Dexter premier party :) I have been wearing my glasses a lot more lately. I kind of want new ones, maybe that will be on my birthday wish list :)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 14

So I messed up the order yesterday & here is Day 14: A Picture of Me & My Family!

2010 Late Summer, Pennsylvania
My sister in law Jess, My brother Tim, Me

2010 Early Summer, Maine
Dad, Step Mom Meg, Me -

2010, Early Summer, Maine
Me, Brother Jason

2009 Christmas
Me, Mom

2009 Christmas
Me, Step Dad Chuck

All of my family means a whole lot to me! I love them so much! The past year has been great family wise - Yay!

Taking the Plunge! (Opening Up Shop)

Well I Finally Did It! I opened up an Etsy shop!

Currently it is just Earrings & Necklaces. I am working on Headbands & Journal Covers. I am really nervous but also really excited!

In fact, a friend from high school bought a necklace with in an hour! Yay!

So if you would not mind, please open up a new tab & check it out. I would really appreciate it!

From Alaska, With Love <-------- Click on that!

Monday, October 04, 2010

30 Days of Me - Day 15

I Put my Ipod on Shuffle & These are the 1st 10 Songs that Played

Phish - Rock and Roll All Night
Paper Tongues - Ride to California
Sincerly Hope It's You - Edith Backlund
I Felt the Chill Before the Winter Came- Elvis Costello
Trouble Comes Running - Spoon
Doin It Again - Roots
Generosity - Mirah
Llama - Phish
Basket Case - Sarah Bareilles