Thursday, October 28, 2010

Don't Make Me Go ...

So I guess I have been a little spoiled.
My said employer offers the chosen employees
to work from home. What a great opportunity right?
Yes, I agree. I triple love. I've been a chosen one
for a couple years now, and it's so nice to just wake up
and start your day, and you can even stay in your PJ's
all day if you choose.

No, I've never done such a thing.
You can never prove anything anyway.


When it's time for my breaks or lunch, it's so nice
to hop into the kitchen to make lunch. It's nice to
go make some cocoa on a cold blustery day like today.
It's nice to check facebook, catch up on my
favorite blogs, and watch some TV online. And on the
warmer summer days, I can go sit on my patio
and share the breaks with Mr. Sunshine.

I have my own little home office, where it's just for me
and my little work life. Its cozy, it's bigger then a
cubicle and I don't have to give a somewhat fake smile
to all the passing co workers.

I prefer to work here.

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Next week, I have to go back. For this thing called training.
I think I can learn on my own, but they disagree.
I will go from my homey home office to a COZY room
filled with 12 work stations and 13 people for 32 really
long days. I hear this room does not have good air
circulation. Really?

Me likey this better.

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I suppose there's some sort of lesson in this, that perhaps
I will appreciate it a little more when I get back home.

P.S. For friends and family: your kinda screwed too cause
you can't just call me whenever you want and expect me
to pick up. Happy Days everyone.

I can do this. I really can. I'll be back in
my lil' space just in time for the New Year!


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On a sweeter note ... Halloween is around the corner
and I got to fill a shopping cart full of candy.

I started off with buying 10 bags and after this happened,
I had to go get more.


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Quit giving me that look, No I didn't eat it all.

They like shrunk the bags or something cause you get
maybe 10 pieces now if your lucky.



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We get a lot of kids, really we do.

This is what 20 bags of candy will give you,
in case you wondering.

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OK, well maybe not a full 20 bags, I did have to try just one.
Those new Butterfinger Snackerz things are good. Just sayin.


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Up to three entries per person.

Check out the giveaway here.

Toodles.
-Shauna

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Weekends and a Giveaway!

The skies have a widening blanket of clouds. At one moment they look all white fluffy marshmallow like and in a quick minute they can turn all grumpy. They darken and form mean like faces where I know at any minute they will start spewing water on my head. I prefer the fluffy marshmallow type.

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The temperatures are changing and I struggle with cuddling up in bed with
lots of blankets to having that one leg hang out, my own way of trying
to hold on to summer where blankets are just not needed.

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There was no better way to kick off this weekend, then a stop by
Starbucks. Their Caramel Apple Cider is ummm to die for.
And I wanted no other companion with me as I perused the local
pumpkin patch.

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With the Starbucks cup to warm thy hands, I took in the beauty.
Vibrant orange pumpkins galore.

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Such creativity and they put quite a few ideas in my head.
I will put my pumpkin carving skills to test later on in the
week.

I have to say though .. this Mickey one made my heart smile just a bit.
A Mickey fan I will always be. A part of childhood I will never let go of.

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And these type of weekends are ones where we settle in.
We take in the the crisp days and cool nights. We curl up
around the dancing flames of the yummy flavored candles.
We settle in, and take in a nice fire. And we cook ...

From chili simmering all day to baking cupcakes.

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"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause
between the opposing miseries of summer and winter."
- Carol Bishop Hipps


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I'm excited to say the great folks over at CSN contacted me for a giveaway. They want to treat one of my readers to a $20 gift certificate to use at any of their 200+ sites. They have many sites where they feature products from a end table to cookware to shoes. So there is no doubt
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Contest is open to anyone, however CSN only ships to the US & Canada.

There are 3 ways to enter!

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3)Blog/Tweet/Facebook about the giveaway and send me the link.

So up to (3) entries per person.

Giveaway ends October 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.
The winner will be selected by random.org
and will be notified by email and will have 48
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is selected.

If you are not a follower, please leave your
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Good Luck!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ten.ten.ten ... and they wed.


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The day was beautiful.
We nestled into a park tucked
out in the country.

The lush green trees, and the crunchy colorful leaves ..
made for a beautiful setting.


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I was there to catch a glimpse of the brother
before he cleaned up ...

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and he cleans up well, I might add.
Mike and his best man Andrew.

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And time for some photos with the fam.

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And those last few moments where each passing minute seems like an hour.

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The Wedding Party .

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Hope Mae realizes what she's done ..
being a part of this family can be
oh so crazy at times ... don't say I
didn't warn you ;)

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Mom, Dad and the sister Lindsay.

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My handsome hubby with our nephew Casey.

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Time to get the Party started!

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And there was dancing, and Casey (aka Mr Happiness)
tore up that dance floor.

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The garter toss ended up in a nice dive for the goods.

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and Gage now feels like one of the guys.

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and Casey, he just rocks it out.
A smile is never far away with this little one.

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Much, Much happiness to these two ..
Cheers.

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the end.
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