Five on Friday!

As usual.. sorry for the long lapse. Life happens… and it also happens that everyone I’ve ever met in my life is apparently born at the end of January/ early February.

Onward to Five on Friday!

1.) I had a really goofy schedule today and I ended up stopping by my parents house on my way to work. This little guy was all by himself, so I brought him in to the office with me.

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Lori is gonna be PISSED when she figures out that she had to stay home and Mo was in her territory! haha!

2.) As I mentioned- I stopped at my parents house on my way into the office. When I moved out of my parents house (15ish months ago) I purposely left some clothes behind. I figured I have plenty and their house is midway to work + I spend a fair amount of time there so I may need an extra outfit at some point. (This has saved me a few times!) Unfortunately I have taken clothes.. but not brought them back. When I got to my parents I found a shirt that I could wear to work, but no pants. I was pretty desperate so I went and looked through so old clothes that I had in the extra bedroom.  I found a pair of brand new American Eagle jeans (tags still on!) that had some how made it down there. The only way I can think that they made them down was that they were a gift that was too small and I couldn’t return them. BUT they fit now!! Woohoo FREE new jeans!!

3.) I woke up this morning to a super overcast day.. Grandpa’s party is tomorrow and it’s OUTSIDE.. insert freak out. We have 100+ RSVPed too, so it’s not like we can really just move it inside to the house.

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LOVE Arizona sunsets..

I just took the above picture a few minutes ago. I think the clouds are breaking up! Grandpa is SO EXCITED for his party, and I am so excited for him. Fingers crossed everything is perfect tomorrow.

4.) One of the guy’s recovered the service truck! The jerks who stole it took a lot of the expensive unique parts that it had on it off.. but it’s back! I really didn’t think that anything would come back. I also love that it was an employee who found it… yay for watchful eyes at Circle K!

5.) This devil of a cold is finally leaving my system! I can’t remember the last time that I’ve been sick for this long… 3.5 weeks and counting. My mom told me that the nurse at her doctors office told her that it’s been hanging around for a month on average. Ick! That is so not okay stupid cold germs!

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Happy weekend friends! I hope that it’s a great one!

What a Day..

Blogging two days in a row?? And planning for three! There has got to be some kind of miracle going on 🙂

As I have mentioned in the past- I work two jobs. One is running my own business, and one is helping my Dad run his. To be honest, I really don’t like the industry my Dad works in (large trucks), but I help out because my Dad pretty desperately needs it. He’s been in business for 30+ years and has built a great business, but a lot of his key people have been retiring over the past couple years and it seems near impossible to find good replacements. I work for him because I am legitimately worried about his stress level and health… but my passion lies in selling residential real estate. How cool is it to help people find their dream homes? Or find great investment  pieces? I live for it.

Unfortunately with all the holiday chaos I have been focusing a lot more on my Dad’s business, rather than my own. (I.e. I’ve helping clients I have, rather than doing that + marketing myself to find new ones and grow my business). I took all of yesterday off from my Dad’s to catch up on my marketing and checking in with old clients yesterday and it was so awesome. I did stuff I enjoy all day instead of putting out fires! Yay!

So of course today I was welcomed back with a lovely surprise down at the lot. As I also mentioned in yesterday’s post- we aren’t in the best part of town.. today I came in to find out that we had been burglarized. The burglars stole our service truck, and a SUV that we had in inventory. They messed up our side fence.. and cut locks. They also decided that they were going to hit my 90 year old Grandpa’s lot on the way out. They stole a ton of batteries out of much of his inventory, cut the batteries out of the golf carts that we use to get around the property and drove a truck through his fence.

Not a great thing to start the morning with. I was venting to a friend via text earlier tonight and she asked what was wrong with people.. I wish I knew. Drugs? Some people are legitimately just bad? I HATE that they stole from my 90 year old Grandpa. It sucks for my Dad and I.. but him? Who does that?!?

Based off of the way everything went down it’s kind of looking like either an employee or someone else who is in the yard often did it.

Maybe my guard Border Collie is on to something?

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To top off the day T told me that his check engine light came on. ((On his new (to him) car.)) I asked him to bring it down so that they guys could take a look at it. Apparently some dummy put power steering fluid in his coolant reservoir. What the heck people?!?!

How was everyone else’s Tuesday? Hopefully less dramatic than mine!!

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I’m Back- Liebster + Weekly Goals Week 1

Hey blogland.. it’s been a long time. Sorry about that. As usual I promise to try to do better.. I have so many things to get done that I kind of just feel that I am failing at them all.

Sooo for 2014 I have decided to give up… SLEEP.

Just kidding, kind of.

I have a ton of stuff that I want to write about/document that has happened over the last couple months. It may be a strange holiday blast from the past around here for a bit, so feel free to skip over those posts. I know that I’m over the holidays, so I can imagine that you all are too. Buuut like I said, I want to document them!

Lauren from Another Mom Another Blog was kind enough to nominate me for a Liebster so I am going to jump back into blogging by answering her questions. Carolyn nominated me for a Leibster some months back, so if you’re curious about that you can check it out here. I am just going to answer Lauren’s questions because I am lazy like that. 🙂

1. What’s the meaning behind your blog name?

Well I started this blog to document wedding planning and my goal to run 1000 miles in 2012. I ran 500 mines in the last six months of 2011, so I thought it would be neat to run 1000 in 2012. Too bad I completely burnt myself out on running in 2011 though.. Also, I tend to get TOO nostalgic at times and live in the past more than I should. Hence “another mile, another memory”. Plus it’s a lyric from a Dierks Bentley song, and I just love him. 🙂

2. If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Oh man! That is such a great question. I think I would want to be something aquatic. I love the water.. a dolphin would be cool. They are super smart, intuitive and playful. Who wouldn’t want to be all those things?

3. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

I have a lot.. I think I am more easily annoyed than a lot of people. (Aren’t I so loveable?). I really hate bad drivers and when T picks at his nails with his teeth though. He handles money all day..EWW!

4. What’s your dream car?

Another great question!! I am such a Chevy/ GM girl. I LOVE my SRX, but I would also love the truck from this post as a nice weekend ride for up at the cabin ;-).

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If I had to pick something besides a GM I would probably pick a VW Beetle- the body style before the current one- or an Audi sports car.

5. What do you enjoy the most about blogging?

The fact that it forces me to take a little time out for myself? haha no, I absolutely adore the fact that I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing women from all over North America.

6. What is your favorite breed of dog (or cat if you’re a cat person)?

I love both cats and dogs, and really most animals (not reptiles or bugs though!) but if I had to pick I would have to say Border Collie.What a surprise, right? I have wanted a border Collie since I was 12 years old and Lori is everything that I could dream of. She was housebroken at 6 weeks– you tell me that she isn’t a genius?!

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I work in a pretty crappy part of town (for one of my jobs) and Lorelei has picked up an awesome new habit.. If someone she doesn’t like (usually guys) and they come within 10 feet of my desk she goes insane and lunges at them. It’s gotten to the point where instead of anchoring her leash to the chair I had to put a hook on my desk.

Lori is not only smart, but protective. I can’t say she works wonders to make customers feel welcome though..

7. Where do you get your news from?

The internet/ everyday life. It’s really bad, but I can’t stand to watch the news these days. It makes me way too sad.

8. What is something crazy you’ve always wanted to do but never have?

Ooh! Travel somewhere exotic without worrying. I am so neurotic about travel.

9. What was your favorite toy growing up?

Pretty much anything art related. (You would think that I would be able to draw something that actually resembles– ANYTHING). Barbie stuff was always cool too. Interesting how I would up minoring in Women’s Studies in University.. haha.

10. What recipe have you been dying to try but haven’t yet?

Alll the cupcake recipes I have pinned on Pinterest.. some day!

11. What are your goals for your blog?

Easy- be a more consistent blogger!

As far as goals go.. I am going to start back at counting from one for the new year. AND I’m not going to bother recapping my last goals, because it’s been waaay too long.

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I’m going to keep it simple for my first week back:
1.) Drink at least 100 oz water daily
2.) Track EVERYTHING
3.) Get back to the gym at least 2 mornings this week.
4.) Become BFF’s with my day planner- this week is another and I don’t want to forget any appointments.

Lastly, WordPress just informed me that today marks my one year anniversary of starting this blog! Woohoo! I can’t say that I have kept this blog up like I wanted to, but I can say THANK YOU to all the amazing friends that I have made over the course of the last year. I may not update often, but I still enjoy following along on everyone else’s adventures 🙂

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