18 January 2011

My husband.

Even though I'm about to fall over from exhaustion and general illness, I feel like I need to talk about how awesome my husband is.

Sometimes I get frustrated because we don't always get to see each other a lot. Him being on nights, and me having an irregular morning/night work schedule has caused no little tension for us as a newlywed couple. However, I think it's important to note how eager my husband is to make time for me when I need it. Sometimes I get lonely the nights that he works, and he takes time to text me every once in a while... so even if I go to sleep, I'll wake up to see something he's written me.

He takes care of me. Today I was sick, and he quickly thought to go get my heating pad and made sure I was comfortable. He always tucks me in and kisses me goodnight when he's not working. He listens to me whine about work or other pithy things, and he offers reasonable feedback that I probably wouldn't have considered beforehand.

Overall, I am just so happy. I love him, I love us, so much. How blessed I am!

17 January 2011


Today, after meeting another girl from the spa and reading the dress code rules, I started thinking about how rough around the edges a girl's appearance can get while working at SBUX or other similar jobs. I was thinking, "Geez... I'm going to need a serious manicure and a haircut to be able to keep up appearances with the other employees here." My hands are rough, dry, and chapped from chemicals and heavy usage, my nails are unpolished, and my main hairstyle for the past year and a half has been a ponytail or bun. I thought to myself, "I need some work."

Just when I started to think about it again this evening, I ran across this quote:

"And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. You should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning." -- Isaac Asimov

What a perfect thing to find. I really needed to hear that.

...still gonna get a haircut, though.

16 January 2011

Sunday, Sunday.

Only four more days at Starbucks, and then I'm out of there.
Much love to all my coworkers, but I am ready to be gone (as I'm sure I've made it very clear, sorry).

I met with Jim and Mahvash on Friday to go over the schedule for the next month or so. They're training me on the front desk, so I can book my own appointments and check people out if need be. Basically, they're trying to make sure that I'm always occupied, for which I'm grateful! I'll probably just be happy that I'm not bored.

I got some sad news about a family member last night that I'm unsure if I can share right now, so I'll just say that I'm disappointed, sad, and concerned.

Not really all that sure why I decided to post today. Just felt like it, I suppose...

I miss my friends. I miss that about college... being around friends all the time. I hardly ever see Julie or Ashley, and now Laura and Flora are both out of state. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have Ben to pester all the time! It's true that we're all busy, but I hope I'll at least get to see Ashley more now that the semester has started back up for her.

Love and kitties,

08 January 2011

turning the tide.

I had to invite my other e-mail account (AKA this one) to "contribute" to the blog, since this address is in my old e-mail's account name.


So, a certain exciting development has unfolded in my life, and I'm anxious to share it.

First, we moved to Conway back in October, and we love our apartment.

But the real development is that I just got a new job this week. Yesterday, actually. A friend of Flora's let me in on an opening for a makeup artist at his aunt's day spa in Little Rock. I went, interviewed, and they pulled me in for a second interview yesterday. Long story short, I am now a bonafide makeup artist getting paid for what I love to do. My current boss at Maubucks isn't too happy, but to tell the truth, I'm tired of coffee and trying to be nice to the same jerks day in and day out for almost two years. It's been long overdue.

My last day at Starbucks is in two weeks, and after that, I will be full time at the Rejuvenation Day Spa. I have my own make-up room and everything, and I can use all of their products-- Bare Minerals and Jane Iredale!

What does this mean for the future? Well, Ben and I have recently discussed moving to Washington in the near future (next couple of years). He's going to try to interview with some stores up there and in other places around America to get a feel for what it'll take to move... he's even trying to figure out how to get into a Vancouver store. My new job isn't going to take away from Vancouver and our future plans. We still have to save money before MU school. But being in a job where I can get more hands-on experience and hopefully get some good letters of recommendation is very important and exciting for me right now. I need all the help I can get to find my way into a school.

Besides, I'm getting paid more. And I'll get to see my husband more, with the regular hours.

Today is a good day.