Thursday, October 27, 2011

Automobile Owner Once Again

Huh, I now own a car again. Well, not officially seeing as how mom still has the title in her name and I've only paid one minimal payment, but still, I drove it home tonight. And I even went through the Dairy Queen drive-through to celebrate. Think about it, when you don't own a car, you don't drive through anywhere. And they sadly don't let you walk through a drive-through. But here I am with a car in my back parking lot and thinking about what I'm going to add to it to make it mine. Anything to hang from the mirror, (illegal I've heard) a window sticker or two, an old scarf from the stick shift.

I don't know quite how I feel about owning a car again. I need one for my new job and it surely is going to give me a lot more independence. Not having to wait on the bus schedule is going to be very nice. And I have missed having a place besides the shower to sing loudly to my 80's hair bands! But on the flip side, oh the gas, oh the insurance, oh the fixits and oil changes and oh that extra stuff.

I took the bus downtown today to say hi to my old coworkers (I guess now I can just call them my friends) and my old regulars. I am going to miss the bus; the time to just read, take a nap, the people watching and listening to other peoples conversations. I might have to take a bus every now and then just for old times sake. Oddly enough, 9 times out of 10 riding the bus is my quiet time.

I'm surely going to have to name my new car. Every good car needs a good name. My first one was a Neon named Cybil simply because she was my first stick shift and I was kinda shaky driving it sometimes, it was like she had multiple personalities. Then I had a 1985 Jetta (I was 6 when that car was made) and I named her Ethel. She was old but spunky with her red body and silver fender, she was the German Ethel Merman (from The Producers, I tried to find a clip, no go.) And then I had the worse car yet, an Oldsmobile Acheiva, named Bertha Louise. She was a biggin' hence the Bertha but still a lady hence the Louise. The newest addition to my car history is a Toyota Camry. We'll see how she speaks to me.

And THANKS MOM! This deal came along at a great time for me! I am much appreciative!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Simple Day

I haven't been posting much. I've been enthralled in my new job. I've been busy learning the way they make coffee and how consistency is so important to them. When the higher ups came to my old job, no one ever watched us make a drink or tasted our espresso. Even though that was the majority of our business, that was not what was focused one in their visits. I'm learning to make good coffee, I'm learning the importance of properly steamed milk and good tasting espresso. It's been a new learning experience that I'm totally into.

Today I am off and am a cleaning fool. I have piles of laundry all over the house, bathroom that could use a wipe-down, a kitchen with 3 meals worth of dishes on the counter. So not wanting to tackle the dishes. I'm also working on some gifts, one of them is a scarf for a customer at my job. He lives in a tent and it's starting to get cold out, so he should have something warm and homemade. I'm going to run to Target and get some necessities and some cute clothes for the kidlets. I love having days off. I love taking care of my home.

Oh there goes the timer, time to switch the laundry. :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Today's Awesome Schtuff

Today's Awesomeness consisted of...
1. Me working 10 hours and not being dead dog tired at the end of it. It helped that is was slower that molasses in January but whatevs.
1A. Actually doing a good job at my new job. I'm selling, I'm making friends, I'm keeping up on the coffee. I'm rockin' it!
2. Having a clean bathroom and a closet full of clean clothes. I don't even mind doing both. And no I won't come do yours.
3. The fact that one my boyfriend's favorite TV shows are the ones that have the title "World's Dumbest" Or "World's Craziest, Most Shocking." He loves watching people make asses of themselves. Well, who doesn't?! And like I'm one to talk, if Keeping Up With the Kardashians is having a marathon, count me in!
4. My red cowboy boots. I love these boots, I will wear them with anything. And I do.
5. Tomorrow I am going to Decorah IA for my 10 year college reunion and am totally stoked! I miss these folks and it will be like we saw each other last month. And I'm looking forward to see who else will be there that I haven't seen in 10 years.
6. Sleep. But more than that, I love dozing. Lightly sleeping, with some sun rays peeking through the window.
7. The cool breeze. I'm just hoping it stays for a little while longer before the white stuff sets in.

What's awesome in your life?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An Update

It's been one week at my new job and like any new job, I'm excited and overwhelmed at the same time. I'm excited to be learning something new, to be a part of a company that so far, seems to care about it's employees. And I'm overwhelmed because its still coffee but its a whole new way to do it. And I'm a tad lonely, I'm the new chick and I'm not in on the jokes, all the funny little antics from my old coffee house don't work here, and when I have a question I have to wait until they are done gossiping to get it answered.

Time and practice will make it all better.

On another note, here is a small list of what I'm thankful for.
1. Food but more importantly a fridge full of food which in turn saves me and Chuck money and has us home doing what we love together.
2. This weather has been so lovely. But I'm ready for a little chill. I want to wear a sweater or a scarf and smell an evening fire in a backyard.
3. This weekend my bestest friends and I are going down to Decorah, IA where we went to college for our 10 year reunion. I'm uber stoked to be hanging out with these good folks again!!! These are friends that I can call for anything at any time.
4. Blankets and pillows all lazily laid out on the living room floor, so we can cuddle and be cozy.

The seasons are transitioning and I feel like I am too.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Found Art, Literally.

I found these in our garbage room. "An Angel" was done by Gail age 4, and "Dancing Horses" was done by Dana age 5 3/4, January 1953. I think I'm going to keep them and hang them in the girls room.

I hope somewhere Gail and Dana know that I am loving their art, over 50 years later.