Saturday, November 10, 2012

Don't Go Breakin' My Heart...

On Monday, my husband got a call from our real estate company asking if we had two dogs.
He said yes, and they proceeded to say that we were in violation of our lease & if we didn't get rid of the dog in 24 hours, we could be up for eviction.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!
Unfortunately, by the time that I got off work to try to clear this matter up, they had already closed.
I went home & did my research.
We paid a pet deposit. Our lease says 'pets approved'.
Tuesday, I called the real estate company & asked to speak with the rental manager.
Long story short...even though it says in our lease, in black & white, 'pets approved' the home owner only wants one animal on the property. Therefore, if we don't get rid of our dear sweet Kaiser, we'll be forced to move and it will report negatively on our rental history.
For us, it was painfully obvious what we were going to have to do.
We don't have the time or the funds to move again. I spent all day Wednesday calling local breeders and vets with no luck. I finally had to turn to Craigslist. After a few emails from some pretty sketchy people, I was finally contacted by someone that seemed okay. We emailed back and forth for two days, and we finally met him last night. We really lucked out! Not only was he very nice, he has a house with a yard, and two other [older] dogs that need livening up. As much as I hate to see this cute face go, I'm glad he's getting a good home.

So today, we're all lounging around, being sad and missing our little man.
Have any of you dealt with sketchy landlords?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Loser

Here I am, at a place in life that I wasn't sure I'd ever get to just a few short months ago.
I'm officially 10 pounds lighter (& counting!), which means I've successfully completed another one of my goals.
I'm not going to lie and say that it was easy or that I didn't have days where I wanted to eat everything in my refrigerator, but what I will say is that I didn't give up. It was a long journey for me mentally, physically, and emotionally. I'm not yet where I want to be, but I'm proud of my progress and will continue to work towards my new goal.

Starting Stats:  7/9/2012
Weight - 149
Bust - 41"
Waist - 36"
Hips - 38"
Thighs - 22"

Current Stats:  11/9/2012
Weight - 138.8
Bust - 39"
Waist - 33"
Hips - 36"
Thighs - 21"

It's amazing how shedding a little weight can boost your confidence. 
Next goal: High School Weight!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Work Jam

My husband introduced me to this song last weekend & told me I'd love it because it was a song about thrift shopping. And, heaven knows I love me some rap. Blasting this song on my way to work these past few days has been JUST what I needed to calm my nerves and give me good mojo.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

A New Gig

I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to stay home with Adelei for the past 6 months.
The past few weeks, however, I've been feeling very restless. 
It's not that I don't want to stay home and take care of my daughter, because I do.
But let's be honest. Adult interaction is priceless.
Also, being able to earn extra income is not going to hurt at all.
So, starting Monday, I will officially be a receptionist.
It's a part time gig, so I'll still get to spend plenty of time with my doll baby & hubby, but I'll also be able to get out of the house and make money.

What more could a girl ask for?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Coffee Love

A few weeks ago, Meagan from Local At Last hosted a Java Swap.

I immediately signed up. 
1. I love swaps. 
2. I love coffee.
3. I love connecting with new bloggers.

For this swap, I was matched up with Jamie from Life in a Southern Town.
This match couldn't have been more perfect. 
1. We are both named Jamie. 
2. We are both from the south.
3. We both have an uncanny love for sweet tea.

Here is what I got from Jamie B:

Flavored coffee, a cute cup with my initial on it, a Starbuck's gift card, and [not pictured] a pink travel coffee mug!

Enjoying the coffee Jamie sent me. Love the mug, love the coffee. Makes for a perfectly relaxing morning!
Thanks, Meagan, for hosting the swap. It was so much fun!
Check Jamie's blog to see what I sent her!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Recap

The older Adelei gets, the more excited I get about holidays. Last Halloween came and went, and it never even phased us. This year, however, was a little different. Not only did I decorate, but I also made Adelei her first costume! 

We didn't go trick or treating, but she did parade around the house all day looking cute. We were set to go to a party for our playgroup, but had to cancel because she still wasn't feeling well.

The night was low key. We watched the Bubble Guppies Halloween Special and Hocus Pocus. We didn't even have one trick or treater! 
Bring on Thanksgiving!
How did you spend your Halloween?