Saturday, February 28, 2009

Homemade Fort

Bailey has his own "fort" at home now. Go check it out here.

He also has a new header for his page, courtesy of the coolest "Mommy" ever!! ;-)

Friday, February 27, 2009

I must always have sparkles.

The people I work with know this and know it very well. We've sort of done an Annual "HR Awards" show once a year, where we each have to pick another person's name and create an award from them.

There's about a $5.00 price limit, and you have to make it yourself. It can be something about their job (a professional award) or about their personality (personal award). You can be as serious or as cheesy as you want. You obviously can't pick on anyone in a mean way, and you're supposed to stay away from inside jokes, but otherwise, it's all up to you!

One of my closest friends at work picked me, and she could not have made me a better award! (And I'm not saying that because it was an award for me, but because of what the actual award was!)

Um, yea. I'M KEEPING IT!!!!!!!!!! FOREVER AND EVER! It's on my desk right now, because I spend more hours awake at work then at home. I will only move it if I am told it can't be up there anymore! Thanks, Heather!! :-)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Comedy Quotes

Just some fun images on a quiet Thursday night...sorry they're small. Most of them are meant to be icons.

For those of you "Office" lovers -

Or for those of you familiar (ok, obsessed) with Scrubs...
And those who have had the blessing of watching 30 Rock:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My birthday isn’t over yet!

Apparently, it’s going to become a 25th Birthday week! Justin had a few plans for Monday as a surprise that he didn’t get the chance to “execute”, and he’s really disappointed he didn’t get to fully surprise me! So he decided to make it my birthday week!

I do know that he is going to take me to Ruby Tuesday for dinner Thursday night. Since I ate with my parents on Monday, he didn’t get to take me out on my actual birthday. He was dog-sitting Bailey while I was at dinner (and doing the birthday “surprises”) and didn’t realize he left some chocolate out on the counter, a little too close to the edge. When he came around the corner, he saw Bailey standing over the little box, licking his chops. He had eaten all 3 pieces. Justin was horrified that Bailey would be keeling over in pain, or going bezerk at any minute, so when I got home, he told me he wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving Bailey alone until he knew he was ok (bless his heart)!

Also, my wonderful team at work got me a really nice Dallas Stars hat and a travel Dallas Stars coffee mug! According to one of my co-workers, it’s virtually impossible to find any Dallas Stars memorabilia in the Colorado Springs area. (I could have told them that!) But, they haven’t gotten them in the mail yet, and it’s expected to arrive next Monday. So whoever’s house they mailed it to will bring it in on Tuesday! I’m pretty pumped…they look really cool! Matt, one of the Training Managers, printed out pictures of my gift, and presented it to me in a card:

On a non-birthday related note, I kind of started a blog for Bailey! It would be just a little bit here and there about fun things he does. I follow a few blogs like that, and it’s just so cute! They’re free to open, so there’s no harm done. Unless, of course, you don’t want to have to read a completely separate blog! Then this blog can be about “me” (since most of the blogs are anyway) and that one can have pictures of him! But it’s just a thought…I’m not sure if ultimately I’d want to have that extra “work”. It gave me a chance to create a new header and find a new site design for this blog, and that is exciting for me to think about!!

You can find it if you View My Profile, and there’s a section for blogs I “manage” – this one and Bailey’s! Or copy and paste this address: I chose that for a few reasons – 1. Bailey Monster was taken (hehe) and he does tend to have many misconceptions about the “people world” all the time (for example, when I put my coat on and am getting ready to go shopping or something, he thinks that he’s going to the park, and runs around the apartment like a banshee).

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blogger's Delight

It's a Tuesday night, and I'm sitting in bed blogging. Oh sure, there's other things happening, and I have other things I want to do, or will do. But I'm looking forward to all of it.

First of all, I'm enjoying a wonderful strawberry Margarita (started with dinner). I'm obviously blogging, and I am watching Mamma Mia!

And I'm also "eye-balling" my book that hasn't been read in such a long time...but everytime I walk past it, it whimpers and says "Read me! Read me!"

It's "Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic" by Tom Holland. The Rubicon was the river that Julius Ceasar crossed to enter Rome, causing the start of their Civil War. It's extremely interesting, and when I'm reading it, I can't put it down!!! But, there are so many other things to be done, that it's hard to pick it up. I'm also one of those readers where I either need it quiet, or to have a constant quiet noise in the background (for example, Starbucks is ok). I can't read with the tv on, or someone talking close by, so even at Starbucks, I need an isolated area, or I find myself listening in on their conversations. But after talking about it this much, or thinking about reading, I think I'm going to pick it up!

Also, it turns out that my birthday is going to span across the upcoming week, and I may even be creating a new blog, but more to come on that tomorrow! I'm going to go and read a book!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Birthday Sparkles!

I had a GREAT birthday!! I really happen to be surrounded by people that want to make me happy and enjoy seeing me happy. It all started off at work...

This is how my office looked when I came in...sparkles everywhere!
I had a banner taped to the front of my desk!

These little shiny stars were EVERYWHERE!! People were tracking these all through the hallway...even into the bathroom!

All of the handles on all my cabinets had curly ribbons.

The other angle of my office, with stars and balloons!

My boss brought me my favorite Starbucks - Raspberry Mocha!!

The stars even made it on my keyboard!

Messing around with my shiny stars!


Dinner at the Sunbird Restaurant, overlooking the Springs!
Another view of the city!

I got my favorite flowers from my mom, and Justin! I love tulips!!!

And Justin knew I liked flowers, so he got me a kit where I could grow my own!
And apparently it's not even done yet! My parents took me to dinner tonight, and Justin is taking me to dinner tomorrow!!! I LOVE my 25th birthday, and it was just amazing.
And to top it all off, Justin is willing to watch MAMA MIA with me tonight!!! :-) Gotta run!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just a Little Self-Promotion

My birthday is tomorrow... :-)

I don't really have anything huge planned - in fact, I don't even know where I'll be going to dinner! But I'm really looking forward to tomorrow, and I'll finally be able to say I'm 25!

I went to 2 hockey games this weekend for Colorado College, and they won both! They were pretty exciting games, and were very close! A great way to start off my "25th year".

Then I took Bailey to the dog park today for an hour, and not only did he love it, but when we got home, he crashed on the couch for at least 2 hours! To any dog owners out there, you know that's a dead give away that the dog had a GREAT time!

I was also finally able to watch the Amazing Race!! I missed the first episode last week, but it wasn't hard at all to get into it tonight! It's always really intense, and you find yourself really "relating" to the people on the show. You start to pick out your top 3 teams you want to see make it all the way to the end, but even more than that, you pick out (usually right away) the teams you want to see elimated as soon as possible. It's pretty awesome. Thanks go to my brother for getting me into that, and we'll sign up for it one of these days!!

So, tonight is being spent watching the Oscars instead of doing the inCREDibly large pile of dishes in the sink. Don't worry, I'll do those eventually. Then to top it all off, I have an almost equally large pile of laundry, and it's 8:45 pm and I haven't started it yet. But I'm too excited to go to sleep early!! And then I'll probably curl up and read my book on Ancient Rome. Yes, you read that correctly. I'm a nerd.

Anyway, tomorrow's a Monday and I'll be at work all day, but I'll take pictures tomorrow and be sure to come back and document this historic birthday!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Where on earth???

I bet you're's been almost 3 days and Karen hasn't posted!!! Like I mentioned on my last post, I don't get sick that often so it was hard for me to roll out of bed to get to my laptop, or to even bother bringing in to me (because I slept so much). It was amazing though... I never knew I loved sleeping that much!! There’s nothing much going on, other than my nose is sore from sneezing all week, and my chest and throat are burning from coughing.
Right now, I’m just watching the 1st Season of 30 Rock on DVD and obviously catching up on the blog world. If you haven’t seen 30 Rock, I recommend that almost as strongly as The Office. You need to watch a few episodes though, in order to fully “embrace” the characters and the story line.
I’m also watching my sweet puppy murder a rawhide bone (don’t worry – this brand doesn’t give him diarrhea). So, since there isn’t much to report in my world (except that my 25th bday is coming up), here’s an update on how Bailey’s doing!! Last I weighed him, he was 106 lbs! I’m taking him in tomorrow to get a more recent number.
Here's my "bathing beauty" posing for me:

As part of my morning routine I always dry my hair last. Over the past 9 months or so he has gotten so used to my routine, and when I leave. So one morning, as I was combing out my hair after drying it, I came out of the bathroom, and he had brought his rawhide with him into his cage! (I took it out before I left though...) He was ready for me to go to work and went in his cage all by himself! So sweet!

He's now gotten into the habit of sitting under the table everytime I sit down at it (which is usually when I'm blogging)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What do you know...I can get sick!

About one time every 3-4 years, I get sick. I'm one of those people who manage to live without getting flu shots or having to drink Emergen - C and who doesn't get sick. At all. The flu could go around the office, and I'd be the only one who didn't get it. Or my boyfriend would get a cold, and I'd be fine.

And it's finally happened! I woke up Monday morning with a fever of 101.7, a headache, and the chills. I've never even taken a sick day in over 2 years at the Broadmoor! That just shows you how rare it is that I get sick. And it usually doesn't last that long!

But...I woke up again with a sore throat and a fever of 100.7, so I knew I'd need to stay home and rest. If I went in, I'm sure I would have given whatever I have to someone else or would have gotten worse. So today is my "recovery" day. I've had some NyQuil, so I'm off to get some sleep! Bailey is enjoying my company I think...and he's totally loving sleeping with me!

And for some reason, I am TOTALLY craving a Big Mac!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Well, you knew this post was coming! I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to post it!
Justin and I decided that instead of going out to a public restaurant where it would be noisy and crowded that we would make our own lobster dinner for Valentine's Day! We went all out and got candles, a pretty tablecloth, tulips (my favorite!), wine - the works!

It was also my first Valentine's Day with Bailey (his first ever actually) and he had a LOT of questions about what we were doing! Here are just a few of the pictures from the evening!

All the supplies!

My tulips!!

Bailey giving "kisses"!

Justin with "Winston and Edgar" before their death sentence...

Bailey wanted to know what those pretty red things were...

Justin giving the "Kiss of Death"

Whatcha cookin' there?

The final product before...

And after!!

Happy Valentine's Day!