(Just a random picture of Ariel on a billboard and a bunch of dog hair on my dash because I'm still working on taking more pictures of daily life...)
It was a big week over here guys! I started my new job (as I've said 100 times now, I know). And it went really, really well. It's only part-time, for a little 6 month old baby boy and 3 year old girl and they are seriously THE cutest. And it was a really good fit with the parents, which is pretty much the most important part. It is a bit of a drive, because they're uptown, but honestly I like commuting. (Esp. since it gets me out of hicktown SC..) I like the feeling of the "rush" in the morning and listening to music and being a part of the world you know? The downside is driving home though, because at that point I'm like starving and anxious to see Ted, and it takes way longer in the evening for some reason. Like, it's a 16 mile drive and it took 1 hour 15 minutes on Tuesday. (Traffic pictured above.) Not cool. But beats being at home all week. AND I made some $$$ for the first time in months. So gold star for me.
And then there's Ted, who gets a gold star also because he did so good! I know I said it (500 times) before, but it was the longest he's ever had to be alone Almost 11 hours one day, and he was just fine. He hasn't had an accident since he was tiny, but I still wasn't sure how long he would hold up you know? But he did great. Sure, he was WILD with energy when I got home, but that's okay. And he did eat his dinner so fast that he threw up right after, and now he's being weird at night, like whining a lot more, but he will get used to it. *Random side story: we were walking last night and crossed some guy on the sidewalk and Ted was like trying really hard to say hi to him so I was holding him back and said to the guy "sorry, he might jump on you" and the guy went, "training classes?" Like WOW THANKS GREAT IDEA NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT. (Sarcasm.) I'm still so confused why no one likes dogs around here. In Texas we let him run loose basically because everyone had a dog (plus a lot more area to run around in, which we're lacking here) and it was normal, but here everyone like goes in the other direction when they see us, and no one's interested in letting their dogs socialize, which we're not used to. So basically we're like the trouble makers of the neighborhood, haha. And then last night, some person pulled into a parking spot near us, and WAITED for like ten minutes for us to walk away (Ted was pooping lol) before she got out of her car. Like, what the heck? I don't get it. Anyways, rant over. Moving on.
Now let's talk about John who gets the goldiest gold star of all because he GOT A PROMOTION THIS WEEK!! (He's being very humble about it, so I feel I must brag IN ALL CAPS FOR HIM!!) I'm SO SO SO SO proud of him. You know how there are those certain people who really commit themselves to their jobs and really like live it out, and then there's people (..me) who show up, do minimal effort and just want to get paid? John is 1000% that first person. I wish he wasn't sometimes, but he is. He might not love it all the time, but he always treats his work like it's his own life (if I'm making any sense here) and no one deserves to be recognized for his hard work more than him. So GO JOHN!! I have to think of some way to celebrate this weekend. Any ideas?
It's such a recurring topic of mine (I know) but can I talk about food for a second? Has anyone seen "Cooked" on Netflix???? I put it on my watch list a while ago but I thought it was a show about restaurants or something, so I didn't really plan on ever watching it, but I put it on the other night as something to make me tired (lol) but it was really, really good! Watch it! John watched and liked it too and now we can't stop talking about cooking, and making "real" food. It was really crazy to see how much we don't cook anymore, and how we all just want easy, quick meals and of course all the preservatives and how far we've gotten away from the basics. I'm not doing any justice trying to explain it, so just watch it. Trust me.
And other eye opening things that have affected my life for the better this week are:
These pills I picked up at Costco the other day. (On sale if anyone is a Costco member!) I really have no idea what they are, but they give me SO much energy. Sometimes I feel like an idiot because I self prescribe myself a bunch of pills that I have no idea if they really work (like, I take vitamin D everyday, is it doing anything? I don't know but I keep taking them just in case), but I can tell this really works. I packed one in Johns lunch today because I know he will love it. (I even put a post-it, "TAKE YOUR VITAMIN" lol.)
And I started using a face brush again this week, (I have this Clinique one) and I forgot what a game changer it is. (That's really what they call it lol.) You're supposed to change the brush head out every 3 months, but that's kind of insane to me, so I just never got a new one until last week. But I can tell the difference. My skin feels soo good. My sister keeps bugging me that I need to wash my face with oil....she's obsessed, but I don't know about that. Does anyone do that? I just cannot see that turning out well for me. Even though she has literally the exact same skin type. I also just get scared to steer away from Clinique because I don't like mixing and matching products. (Like it matters, I'm sure it doesn't.)
So that's about it. (Or enough of "it.") We have about a million things on our to-do list this weekend since John doesn't have to work, so we will be busy over here. AND it is so beautiful out!!!! I hope wherever you are, it's 70 and sunny too! Happy weekend.