Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday Deals!

I did not go out shopping on black Friday. I had to work, and the computers were down most of the day. But I still managed to snag a couple of deals that I am super excited about!

A few weeks ago I had taken a survey after purchasing a couple things from Coldwater Creek. I have been waiting for a sale and free shipping so that I could use my $10 coupon! I got this dress for $15! It was regular $100! This will be perfect for the weddings coming up this year!

I also got three dress shirts from Jos. A. Banks for $20 each! There are two men in my life that are impossible to buy for... bet ya can't guess who they are! I was so happy to get these at such a deal. They are around $70 regularly!

And after getting off work last night I wanted to go to Tuesday Morning and see if they still had a ceiling fan I had seen. Matthew and I asked my parents for new light fixtures for the house. You get such fun Christmas gifts when you become an adult haha! We had looked at Lowe's and were shocked at how much ceiling fans cost... $100 for the cheap builder grade up to whatever you could ever possibly want to spend! Of course all the ones we liked were at least $200. So we rushed to get to Tuesday Morning before they closed at 7 p.m. and the fans were on sale! They were $115 marked down to $80!!! We got a 52" Hunter ceiling fan with bronze. I love it and cannot believe it was only $80! It's very similar to this one on the Lowe's website, which is selling for $230!

I am happy with the few deals that I got! I still have more Christmas shopping to do (mostly for my dad and Matthew). We are probably going to put our decorations up this weekend. And I will eventually start wrapping gifts!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Days Are Shorter And My Schedule Is Longer!

I was hoping to catch a break one of these days.

I had a test Monday and Tuesday, so I studied for two days straight!

Then yesterday, Matthew's grandma passed away. Please pray for him and his family. I have never seen Matthew cry until he heard the news. It broke my heart to see him hurting. I know all too well what it's like to lose a grandparent. When my PaPa died, it took me years to get over it. And I still occasionally have a rough day. I can only hope that Matthew is better at grieving than I am. The visitation and funeral will be Thursday night and there will be a family graveside service on Friday. I won't be able to go Friday because of a hospital orientation (which is the first step of a job interview basically). I wish I could be there for Matthew, but he understands.

This morning I had my scholarship ceremony. I was so nervous! But it really wasn't all that bad. I'm glad it's over with and I'm ready to get the money so I can pay for next semester!

I have been busy Christmas shopping and making gift baskets and so many other things! Maybe one day I'll get back to blogging!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ornament Swap!

There's an ornament swap over at The Luckiest in Love! I particpated last year and got a beautiful ornament for my tree! Just go over to her blog and fill out the form if you want to give and get some holiday cheer this year!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Busy Week

I am ready for a break! And I don't see one in sight. We didn't have any tests this week, but I've been working on a lot of homework and a speech and computer work. There's another hospital visit on Friday, babysitting on Saturday, and Sunday will be full of studying. I've got to take a test on Monday and another on Tuesday. It seems like every other week from now until Christmas break we will be having at least one test, if not two. I am so beyond ready for Christmas break!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What You Don't Know About Me

I thought it might be fun to do a post about me and what you may or may not know about me. It seems the older I get, the more I learn about myself. Sometimes I don't like the qualities I find, but other times I am happy that I have qualities that are rare these days.
  • It's not easy for me to make friends.
  • I am shy until I really get to know you (like years of knowing you).
  • I don't trust easily; and if you ever lose my trust, it's almost impossible to get back, even if I want so badly to go back to the way it was.
  • There are very few people I consider to be friends. And even though I no longer talk to them, I still consider them my best friends.
  • I am cautious to a fault in my relationships.
  • I don't think I show emotions of sadness, stress, and worry. If I do, no one has ever commented on that.
  • I work harder than is necessary. I work two times harder than necessary if I am really passionate about something.
  • My work ethic has been instilled in me by watching the examples set forth by my parents and grandpa.
  • I am more sensitive than anyone will ever know. I am just really good at hiding it in front of others.
  • I am quick to stand up for what I believe.
  • When I am stressed or worried, I don't let anyone know for fear that they will see me as weak.
  • I always think people are looking down on me. My self esteem is a wreck.
  • I don't drink alcohol, not because I disagree with it, but because I just don't like how it tastes. I do however cringe every time I see a young person drinking, smoking, and just partying their life away. It makes me sad for my generation.